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Experience changes life direction for Chicago intern

Joleen Erb-Abplanalp

Joleen Erb-Abplanalp

Joleen Erb-Abplanalp recently completed an internship with AFSC’s Middle East Program in Chicago.

Joleen Erb-Abplanalp recently completed an internship with AFSC’s Middle East Program in Chicago. She’s a senior at Manchester University in Indiana where she’s studying history and religion.

Openings in the 2015 Farmer Training Program

Are you interested in becoming a small scale organic farmer? Are you currently farming but want more training to grow year round? AFSC has openings in the year long, farmer to farmer training program in Espanola, NM.

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.

We are the Midwest!

Hector Salamanca, an AFSC Iowa Dreamer and intern, reads a poem written by Michael McConnell to celebrate the creation of AFSC's Midwest Region in 2012. Michael was an AFSC regional director for 23 years until his passing April 7, 2013. AFSC has established the Michael McConnell Youth Internship Fund to help carry on Michael's passion for peace and justice.

Here's the text of the poem:

NC intern creates photographic exhibit with immigrant youth

Newcomer Student

Young girl at the Newcomers School, Greensboro, NC

Haejin Song, a senior at The Early College at Guilford, recently held an exhibit highlighting students from the Doris Henderson Newcomers School. During the past two years, Haejin has invested her time working with students at this school as a mentor and tutor.

Lydia Kirior on social work and social change

Originally from Kenya, Lydia Kirior served her MSW practicum internship this summer with AFSC Iowa. Lydia has a bachelor's degree in social and religiuos studies and hopes to "educate myself and go back home to work for social change and fight for justice in my community."

During her time at AFSC, Lydia helped organize this public forum on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.

Denver intern explores globalization

Globalization and migration were the focus of Fadima Gologo’s summer 2011 internship with AFSC in Denver. A native of Mali, Fadima is a senior International Affairs/Political Science major at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.

Fadima prepared this zine on the topic for an August workshop on globalization geared mainly for members of Coloradoans for Immigrant Rights.

Park University Peace Intern Reflects on Working For Peace

Reflections from Park University AFSC Campus Peace Intern, Matthew Burton

April 2011

The Peace Education Club, or Peace Club as it is more commonly known, accomplished many things. Together as a unit of collective peace to themselves and the student body, the group succeeded to stay present in light of a not so peaceful culture. Bringing themselves and the Park University student body together in intellectually changeling way became the motto for the Peace Club.

Matt Burton

Matt Burton, KC AFSC Peace Intern, 2-10-2011

Time of Growth and Transformation for KC Intern

Dear AFSC:

I was met with open arms and open minds. It has been an honor to have been given the opportunity to be a part of your community.  I have always desired to be a change agent, and I have truly seen this here at AFSC. The dedication to the values and belief of social justice is very evident here; represented by passion and desire to bring light into dark situations.

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