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About Us

About us

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) promotes a world free of violence, inequality, and oppression.

Guided by the Quaker belief in the divine light within each person, we nurture the seeds of change and the respect for human life to fundamentally transform our societies and institutions. We work with people and partners worldwide, of all faiths and backgrounds, to meet urgent community needs, challenge injustice, and build peace.

Read our vision, mission, and values statement


Our work

Our issues

Learn about AFSC's key areas of work, from peace building to immigrant rights.

Partnering with Quakers

Find out how AFSC supports Friends in working for social change. 

Our history

Explore AFSC's century of service, from WWI to the challenges we face today.

Our organization

Staff leadership

Meet our staff leadership in Philadelphia and around the world.

Annual reports

Read our most recent annual report, with stories of impact around the world. 

Board of Directors

A list of AFSC's board members, officers, and executive committee.

Financial information

AFSC spent more than 79% of all expenses in 2020 on program work. Learn more.

1947 Nobel Peace Prize

AFSC and British Friends Service Council accepted the prize on behalf of all Quakers.

Job center

Learn more about employment opportunities with AFSC.

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