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Steinbruck Center

Within Luther Place, the Steinbruck Center accompanies members of the community on their social justice journey by providing opportunities and spaces for meaningful service and mutual transformation. This ministry continues to evolve, reform, grow, and we welcome new ideas.

Our regular opportunities for service and learning include:

  • Monthly First Thursday Dinner – On the first Thursday of every month, Luther Place members cook and serve dinner for the Luther Place Night Shelter, a transitional shelter operated on the fourth floor of our building by N St Village. Cooking begins in the basement at 5:30 pm.
  • Neighborhood Walks – On First Sundays in January, April, July, and October we offer neighborhood walking tours. This is an opportunity to get to know the Logan Circle neighborhood, learn about our neighborhood institutions, and wrestle with the complexities of being a congregation with a focus on justice in a gentrifying neighborhood.
  • Small group service projects – Steinbruck Center staff will schedule and provide educational resources for any small group that wants to participate in a service project. For more information, contact Program Director, Bianca Vazquez, at

Hostel Ministry:
The Steinbruck Center hostel program arranges alternative break and immersion trips for youth, students, and adults to engage in justice work. The Center works to immerse volunteers in the Luther Place, N St Village, and Logan Circle communities, and we also partner with community organizations to connect volunteers with opportunities that address the needs of Washingtonians experiencing homelessness and poverty across the city. Day-long programming is also available.

The Steinbruck Center offers programs for many different kinds of groups, including:

  • College groups seeking an alternative spring break or urban service-learning program
  • Church youth groups
  • Community or church based adult groups
  • Church congregations interested in learning more about Luther Place and N Street Village in order to explore becoming more deeply rooted in their own communities.
  • Groups of clergy or seminary students

For booking or more information about any of the hostel programming opportunities contact Sarah Johnson, Experiential Learning Coordinator, at or call 202-667-1377.

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