JPC Learn and Serve

In the Summer of 2022, The John Perkins Center made the decision to combine two historic institutional ministries (Latreia and SPRINT) to form a new ministry coined now as “JPC Learn and Serve.”

Similar to previous years, JPC Learn and Serve will encourage students to participate in quarterly engagements where they will learn about a specific local or global topic and serve with an organization that may address that topic. As a part of JPC Learn and Serve, we hope to allow students to gain opportunities to engage with history, place and context, then reflect on how they can towards living more justly.

2023 JPC Learn & Serve Event: Indigenous Peoples' Day Learning at Burke Museum:

JPC Learn & Serve invites students to join us for a learning experience around Indigenous Peoples’ Day on October 5th from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Burke Museum. We will provide limited rides to/from campus at 4:00pm and aim to return by 7:00pm. Students who do not require rides can meet us at the Burke Museum at 4:40 pm. Students are invited to explore the Burke Museum and reflect on their sense of place while learning about Indigenous culture. Limited spots and food (especially if you need a ride) are available on a first come first serve basis. Please register here!




JPC Learn and Serve will also operate immersive experiences such as Urban Plunge and Perkins Pilgrimage.


Previous Experiences

SPRINT 2021 Seattle Stay Experience

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Participants undergo extensive pre-trip preparation with training meetings, team-building activities covering topics of theology, community development, and reconciliation.

SPRINT is facilitated by student leaders and operates under the guidance of John Perkins Center staff, who serve as advisors for student leaders.

Support SPRINT

Team members have begun their fundraising. You can support our SPRINTers for their life-changing experience by donating toward their trip costs. Donations are tax-deductible according to applicable tax laws.

For our SPU campus community, students participate in several fundraisers, giving faculty and staff the opportunity to support SPRINTers through their purchase of various items.


To learn more about the lasting impact on students returning from a trip, read “Impact on Reentry” in Response magazine.

Review the expected student global learning outcomes and values (PDF).

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