These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things: Spring 2018

The ASP Class of Spring 2018 has been in Washington, DC for just over two weeks. In that short amount of time– in addition to orientation and coursework– we have visited museums, toured the monuments at night, cheered on the Washington Wizards at a NBA game, volunteered with an after-school ministry, and have become experiencedContinue reading “These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things: Spring 2018”

Not Your Average Classroom: Fall 2017

One of the distinctives of the ASP curriculum is the opportunity to conduct fieldwork. Instead of receiving instruction solely inside the classroom and gathering material from the campus library (though, the Library of Congress is just a 10 minute walk away!), ASP students collect their research directly from the source: stakeholders in governmental offices, advocacyContinue reading “Not Your Average Classroom: Fall 2017”

And We’re Off! The First Two Weeks

The ASP Fall 2017 cohort has now been in Washington, DC for two weeks. This semester, we have representatives from Biola University, Bluefield College, George Fox University, Gordon College, John Brown University, Judson University, Northwest University, Olivet Nazarene University, Seattle Pacific University, and Whitworth University. After a few days of orientation, the students were offContinue reading “And We’re Off! The First Two Weeks”

One Month in DC:Spring 2016

ASP Spring 2016 has been here just over a month! Here are a few things they have learned in D.C. so far. I’ve learned “relationship building skills, more about myself, how to plan meals for the week and score free meals!” –Courtney, Taylor University “Strangers are only friends waiting to be made.” –Sarah, Northwestern CollegeContinue reading “One Month in DC:Spring 2016”

First Two Weeks in DC:Spring 2016

ASP Spring 2016’s first two weeks in D.C. have been filled with making friends, getting to know the city, and dealing with snow! Scroll through some snapshots from the semester’s orientation. This morning, students are off to the first day of their internships.  Check back for updates on what they learn at work!

What I’ve Learned So Far: Fall 2015

Fall 2015 students have been in D.C. for a month! We asked them what they have learned about their new city so far.  Here are a few of their responses. “The city is a metaphor for life. Everything is constantly and rapidly changing at all times. Being here has helped me to remember how important faithContinue reading “What I’ve Learned So Far: Fall 2015”

Welcome to Fall 2015!

ASP Fall 2015 is off to a great start with students from Azusa Pacific University, Biola University, Gordon College, Judson University, Messiah College, Taylor University, University of Northwestern – St. Paul, Vanguard University of Southern California, Warner Pacific College, Westmont College, and William Jessup University.  Especially exciting this semester is the launch of our newContinue reading “Welcome to Fall 2015!”

One Month in DC: Spring 2015

ASP students have finished their second week of internships and track work and are celebrating one month of being in Washington. What have they learned in D.C. so far? When you arrive–walk everywhere during your first week! That’s how you get to know the heartbeat of this city.  One of the best “must do” experiences: grocery shoppingContinue reading “One Month in DC: Spring 2015”

Orientation Week: Fall 2014

The Fall 2014 semester is off to a great start! Students from Biola University, Bob Jones University, Emmanuel College, Gordon College, Malone University, Messiah College, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Olivet Nazarene University, Oral Roberts University, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Point Loma Nazarene University, Seattle Pacific University, Warner Pacific College, and Whitworth University arrived August 28th–andContinue reading “Orientation Week: Fall 2014”

ASP at Acton University: Report from Gerry Hartis

After several years of getting encouragement from faculty at a number of CCCU campuses, I was finally able to attend Acton University, a three-day conference sponsored by the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids, June 18-20. The University serves to advance the Institute’s mission of “promoting a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustainedContinue reading “ASP at Acton University: Report from Gerry Hartis”