Washington DC Urban Programs

Located in the Nation's Capitol, the Washington DC Urban Program explores the intersections of poverty and wealth and power and disenfranchisement-- all present in our own city.

We spend most of our time living and serving in low-income, underserved areas of the city; however, we also engage Capitol Hill and the seats of power available in the city.

Our hope is that students will walk away with a keen understanding of how to live as holistic disciples who understand the Biblical call for love, mercy, and justice and are ready to live sacrificially for the sake of others in whatever career they choose.

Issues explored:

  • Immigration
  • Homelessness
  • Public School Systems
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Biblical perspective on justice and poverty
  • Environmental Justice
  • Wealth and Privilege
  • Advocating for the poor
  • AIDS/HIV
  • Incarnational Ministry
  • The Church's role in Urban Development
Program Staff: 
City: 
Washington, DC
How to Apply: 

Contact Kate Denson for an application

Events

Washington DC Urban Plunge is a whirlwind weekend in Southeast DC. We experience local culture, serve in local ministries and learn about how justice is an integral part of God’s good news for the world. A great opportunity for a fellowship to grow as a team and challenge themselves to encounter God in a new way.
Washington DC Urban Plunge is a whirlwind weekend in Southeast DC. We experience local culture, serve in local ministries and learn about how justice is an integral part of God’s good news for the world. A great opportunity for a fellowship to grow as a team and challenge themselves to encounter God in a new way.
Washington DC Urban Plunge is a whirlwind weekend in Southeast DC. We experience local culture, serve in local ministries and learn about how justice is an integral part of God’s good news for the world. A great opportunity for a fellowship to grow as a team and challenge themselves to encounter God in a new way.
Washington DC Urban Plunge is a whirlwind weekend in Southeast DC. We experience local culture, serve in local ministries and learn about how justice is an integral part of God’s good news for the world. A great opportunity for a fellowship to grow as a team and challenge themselves to encounter God in a new way.
Weekend geared at Graduate students in the DC/MidAtlantic region. We'll engage the city through service, exploration, and learning from local leaders. Come ready to be challenged and stretched! (and bring warm clothes!) Runs from dinner time Friday until mid-afternoon Sunday
Come learn from Jesus and serve alongside other Christian college students this summer in the greater Washington DC area! We’ll be living and working with Christian Community Development Association member organizations, Casa Chirilagua and Little Lights discovering God’s calling upon our generation. Components of the Program: InterVarsity’s Urban Program encourages students to become holistic followers of Jesus who seek to serve Jesus in their personal lives, vocations and commitment to the Church at-large.