Education

A Small Act

Friday, January 21, 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Students featured in HBO film "a small act"

kenya, education, youth, children

Students in Kenya featured in the HBO film "a small act"

 “A Small Act”

Presented By American Friends Service Committee & the 7th Ward Neighborhood Center

HBO’s A Small Act—an extraordinary film that reveals just how powerful a gesture of kindness and generosity can be, and that an education is perhaps the  most generous gift of all.

Students featured in HBO film "a small act"

kenya, education, youth, children

Students in Kenya featured in the HBO film "a small act"

Dustin Washington Asks Provocative Questions About Race and Education

Dustin Washington coordinates the Tyree Scott Freedom School, which teaches young people about racism and how to organize to undo it, through his work at American Friends Service Committee's Seattle office.

In Defense of Public Education: Fund Schools, Not War!

Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Responding to the closing of schools and slashing of school budgets across the country, this forum will examine our nations our spending priorities and commitment to education.

Panel members will discuss: federal, state and local spending on education versus spending on military programs; the crisis in education; violence in schools and in the world; solutions and models for change; and actions we can take.

Speakers will include:

Human Rights Teacher Workshop

The AFSC Los Angeles Peace Education Program offers Human Rights resources, training and professional development for K-12 educators.  Each year, our office facilitates a Human Rights Education workshop for Los Angeles United School District (LAUSD) teachers through the United Teachers of Los Angeles salary-point system.  

Popular Education(*)

What is Popular Education?

An Active Learning Process: Popular education is an active learning process that raises social awareness; stimulates critical and creative thinking; and leads to action for social change. Paulo Freire, the Brazilian educator, became renowned for his methods of popular education developed through his work with poor and disenfranchised communities in Latin America during the 1960s and ‘70s.

Mozambique - Let the People Speak!

Since 2001, AFSC's Mozambique Integrated Rural Development Program(MIRD) has worked in partnership with three communities located in Manica Province. In Denglelenga, Dororo and Chitunga, AFSC has developed projects that include reforestation, fish ponds, community gardens and school construction. Throughout this time, the MIRD program has been committed to following three basic steps:

What's Next?

Jobs, Careers and Education Opportunities in Allegheny County

This page is dedicated to helping you find organizations and services in the Pittsburgh area that will help you with employment or education needs.

Looking for a job? Need help writing a resume? Need job training? Start here!
Want help finishing your degree or GED? Need money for college? Start here!

 

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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