In 2017, the University of Virginia selected five third-year students to reside in The Perkins House Charlottesville, a home located in the 10th and Page neighborhood less than half a mile northeast from the university. These students strive to build relationships with their neighbors by committing to a weekly “Neighborhood Sabbath,” which may include practices such as sharing meals, performing acts of service, and meeting and talking with neighbors. With the support of the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation, these students are able to work towards racial reconciliation and cultivate a Christian community in an ethnically diverse, mixed income, and inter-generational neighborhood.