2021 SPRINT Immersive Engagement
In lieu of traveling to Colombia this year, SPRINT hosted "SPRINT Stay in Seattle" with the hope of beginning conversations around global themes within the city we are situated in from June 14-June 18th. Students spent time learning from SPRINT core, then participated in various experiential learning activities with community partners. Global themes included:
- Place and History: Students visited the MOHAI and Pike Place
- Environmental Justice and Creation Care: Students visited the Arboretum and Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition
- Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Students volunteered with World Relief Seattle and ate at Spice Bridge Food Hall.
- Restorative Justice: Students visited with formerly incarcerated young adults from King County Youth Chaplaincy.
- Culture: Students visited the Station coffeeshop, Roberto Maestras Plaza at El Centro de la Raza, and Wing Luke Museum
- Global Engagement beyond: Students met with Margaret Anderson-Sandoval of One Day's Wages.
For three weeks in the summers of 2018 and 2019, SPRINT students have served and learned in Barranquilla, a city on Colombia’s northern coast. This dynamic city is a great place for our team to engage in social change issues of community development, local and global social issues, and the intersection of faith and reconciliation.
Due to COVID-19, we decided to not send a team to Colombia in the Summers of 2020 and 2021, but are hopeful in continuing to connect with our partners in Barranquilla. This year, we will engage with Corporación Universitaria Reformada through quarterly Zoom meetings and optimistically hope to travel in Summer 2022.