Date of Award


Document Type

Honors Project

University Scholars Director

Dr. Jeff Keuss

First Reader

Dr. David Leong

Second Reader

Owen Sallee


homelessness, experiential learning, Seattle Pacific University, social justice, reconciliation


This paper is written as an organizational report on the Urban Plunge Program for consideration by the John Perkins Center at Seattle Pacific University. I review Urban Plunge offering a critique and recommendations for re-imagining the program in its future development. I argue that the program needs to be clearly defined as an educational program, grounded in a conceptual framework, given a clarified and expanded mission, and guided by informed curriculum. Beyond critique, I create a proposal for programmatic content and organization to meet these identified needs.


A project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the University Scholars Program.