AFSC's work is informed by Quaker values, or as the tagline on the logo says, it tries to be Quaker values in action. One of the core values or testimonies is that of equality. In the New England Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice, 1985 edition, the introduction to the section on equality reads:
Being a young person in Appalachia can be isolating. But that stands to change as the Appalachian Center for Equality grows. Currently, 16 high school students in southern West Virginia get together every week to volunteer, learn about their county, and prepare for college. ACE is now expanding through new programs in two nearby counties.
On Saturday December 4, 2010 at Coppin State University, youth advocates, social workers, writers, lawyers, entertainers, mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers came together to discuss how to make all youth feel safe and valued in our society. Youth Wellness and Equality Day was something you don’t see much in Baltimore: a day where people from all walks of life came together to support the lives of LGBTQ youth in the city.
Where Are They Now Members of the 2009 BAPs mentoring group interviewed young women who had participated in the program in the past. The interviews and accompanying photos were compiled into this dynamic booklet. ($4)
Proud Heritage A joint project of New Empowerment for Women Plus (NEW+) and the Logan County Improvement League, this 50-page book recounts the unique role played by African Americans in the history and culture of the southern West Viirginia coalfields. ($12)
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.