Global Day of Action on Military Spending

Around the world this month groups were calling on their Governments to cut military spending and focus on human needs. This important event was recognized by Pittsburgh with two events.

AFSC to Launch New Palestine and Israel Newsletter

Sign up to receive AFSC's new Palestine-Israel newsletter. 

During July AFSC will launch a new Israel and Palestine focused newsletter.  The newsletter will be topical and will come out approximately three times each month. 

Education as a Human Right flyer

Flyer for Education is a Basic Human Rights event

Education as a Human Right

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Dear Friends:

Teaching toward a world without war

Elizabeth Gray Vining, a writer with the AFSC, helped to build new bridges as the first woman tutor to the crown prince of Japan after WWII.

Educating Hope - If I Had a Trillion Dollars

Watch this video produced by students from Pittsburgh, Pa. for the "If I Had a Trillion Dollars" youth film festival. 

If I Had a Trillion Dollars

What Would You Do With a Trillion Dollars?

 Hundreds of youth give their answers in 3d annual If I Had a Trillion film festival

More than 240 youth have submitted 63 videos – a record - for the third annual “If I Had a Trillion Dollar” Youth Film Festival sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and The National Priorities Project (NPP).

Let's Learn NC: Tuition Equality is good for NC students and good for the state!

Tuesday, February 5 marked the launch of a new campaign seeking college tuition equality for all North Carolina students. Let’s Learn NC is all about fairness, opportunity and equal access to education. The group advocates for the same college tuition for all North Carolina students, because higher education should be equally accessible to all state residents.

Move the money from battlefields to classrooms

By Arnie Alpert

In New Hampshire’s largest city, school started this fall with 150 fewer teachers and classrooms so crowded some classes had four students sitting at the teacher’s desk. Linda, a student at the city’s biggest high school, told her after-school youth group, “In my math class there are 41 kids. It’s very loud because everyone is having side conversations.” It’s pretty hard to get an education in an environment like that.

And it’s pretty hard to teach, too.

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

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