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Kansas City AFSC Year-End Newsletter

We invite you to learn more about AFSC work in Kansas City, which is building and strengthening a movement for social change.

 We are inspired by the youth who participate in the If I Had A Trillion Dollars youth film project, the If I Could Change the World spoken word project and the summer Social Change Institute. Each year we also have college-aged peace interns who do a phenomenal job learning about peace and justice issues and ways to engage and empower high school-aged youth.

NEO AFSC September 19, 2014 Podcast

We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on the Senate vote on aconstitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United; Congressional support for bombing Syria and (yet again) Iraq; new figures on the growing rich-poor gap; several proposals for a wealth tax; increasing credit card debt; and a new state report documenting how Ohio public schools yet again outperform corporate charter schools.

Invitation - Creative Youth Social Change Projects 2014-15

Kansas City Area School and Youth Groups are Invited to take advantage of powerful opportunity for youth development and leadership

AFSC's Youth Civic Engagement work in Kansas City had a great year and we are looking for groups to collaborate with for programs for 2014-2015. Our goal is to provide creative ways for youth to learn about issues important to them and out community and to speak out for positive nonviolent social change!

Youth Civic Engagement Projects - 2014-15

Flyer for the American Friends Service Committee's 2014-15 Youth Civic Engagement Projects. Kansas City area high school-aged youth are invited to participate in creative arts and social change projects. We encourage high school educators and youth leaders to contact us to find out more.

Kansas City AFSC Peace & Justice Alert E-newsletter August 1, 2014

Kansas City AFSC Weekly Peace & Justice Alert E-newsletter, August 1, 2014 with news, calendar events and advocacy opportunities

Kansas City AFSC Peace & Justice Alert E-newsletter, July 24, 2014

Kansas City AFSC Weekly Peace & Justice Alert E-newsletter, July 17, 2014 with news, calendar events and advocacy opportunities

Reverse the Power Festival - Youth Speak Out Video

Youth who participated in the 2014 Social Change Institute spoke out about the need for social change and what they learned in the training.

The Institute was organized by the Kansas City Program of the American Friends Service Committee and took place from June 9 through June 20. The Institute's goals were to empower youth, increase their knowledge and skills of nonviolent social change and deepen their commitments to work for a better community and world.

Kansas City AFSC Peace & Justice Alert E-newsletter, July 17, 2014

Kansas City AFSC Weekly Peace & Justice Alert E-newsletter, July 17, 2014 with news, calendar events and advocacy opportunities

Youth Social Change Institute – Changed Us All

We were proud of the work AFSC did with KC area youth in our Social Change Institute and inspired by the work of the fifteen youth who whole-heartedly participated. We set out to create an environment where all ideas were respected and differences were embraced. We sought to have the youth deepen their understanding of and confront the injustices of our community and the power structures that create so much suffering in the world.

St. Louis intern on the value of peer mediation

Aja McCoy, St. Louis peace intern, summer 2014

Aja McCoy, St. Louis peace intern, summer 2014

Aja McCoy graduated from Northwest Academy of Law in May 2014 and is the Peace Education Intern in AFSC’s St. Louis Office this summer.

I was born and raised in the city of St. Louis, a city that’s often ranked close to number one as the nation’s most violent and dangerous city. I have lost many friends who were innocent bystanders and simply at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Who we are

AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

Where we work

AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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