The Pilgrimage is a service-learning hostel based in the heart of the nation's capital. With a 40-bed capacity, we host groups who come to Washington D.C. looking to engage in service learning and popular education based programs.
The Pilgrimage recognizes that the world is not as it should be; it is broken by hunger, homelessness, poverty, and the inequalities that arise from and because of these issues. A direct result of failing systems and broken relationships, this world can only be changed if we inspire and learn from the following important foundations of change:
By connecting faith formation to social awareness and action, we are creating people who are invested in making immediate change as well as young people who will carry a life-long commitment to social justice.
During a stay, a Pilgrimage group will participate in service learning through organizations serving the working poor, homeless, and hungry in Washington, D.C. Also essential to a Pilgrimage trip is integrating those experiences through workshops, Bible studies, and debriefings that use experiential methods as the means of getting justice "under our skin." The "action-reflection-model of learning is deeply rooted in the "ways" of The Pilgrimage and at the core of any Pilgrimage group's experience.