We understand that there cannot be peace in our community or world without social and economic justice. The Pikes Peak Region is very good at charity – helping meet the immediate needs of people in crisis. What about justice?
The PPJPC is not a charity. Through education, advocacy and community organizing, we strive to address the root causes of poverty: inequality, racism, sexism, classism, militarism, unlivable wages, consumer lifestyle and the negative effects of capitalism and economic globalization.
“Urban Experience” is an immersion experience in homelessness and poverty in Colorado Springs. Over the course of one or two days, participants walk throughout downtown, visiting community agencies and meeting people who face homelessness, poverty, abuse and mental illness.
We offer Urban Experiences to teachers, students, church groups, non-profit organizations and others. School teachers may earn continuing education credit through Colorado Springs D-11. Urban Experience has become a new kind of retreat for youth groups, confirmation classes and congregations celebrating Advent or Lent. We can customize the experience for all schedules and timeframes. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.