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

Bridge DC is an intensive summer discipleship program. We will live and serve together in a low-income, high-needs community in the Washington DC area. Internships include working with children, a faith-based camp, medical opportunities and working with day-laborers. On the weekends students will learn about justice issues relevant to DC and how the Bible presents a case for Christian service and advocacy. Apply if you're seeking a life-changing, challenging summer! Preference on rising juniors and seniors and those actively serving in their on-campus InterVarsity chapters.

The Plunge is a whirlwind week to get to know the city of Washington DC. We'll be doing this by formal service at ministries and non-profits, meeting local people, attending church in the neighborhood and learning about Biblical justice concepts. It's a fun and challenging week, often life-changing!