Our Mission

PID’s Department of History and Social Justice analyzes and engages the historical, political, and macroeconomic forces that impoverish  and marginalize people in regions in which PID operates. Accordingly, we develop educational modules that empower citizens to interface with their legislators and international corporations in ways that multiply, rather than undermine, the development projects that PID undertakes on the ground in Haiti, Guatemala, the Mississippi Delta, and Peru.

Our Program

We are developing five educational modules that support our mission:

1 College courses and tutorials for students from participating schools.

2 Non-academic versions of these courses and tutorials for the general public.

3 A curriculum of lectures, discussions, readings and field trips for team members on PID service trips.

4 History and civics classes for community members from regions where PID operates.

5 A PID Journal of History and Social Justice

How You Can Help

Research Assistant

  • Review books, articles and social justice movements.
  • Work on PID’s Journal of History and Social Justice.

Teaching Assistant

  • Serve as a social justice teaching assistant on a PID service trip.
  • Assist with curriculum development and technology.


  • Educate yourself through one of our courses or tutorials.
  • Sign up for our Journal of History and Social Justice.

Resource Developer

  • Connect us with colleges, universities, churches and civic groups.
  • Contribute financially.