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About Us

About us

Founded in 1917, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action.

Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems.

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 77% of all expenses in 2019 on program work. Learn more.

Peace Works stories

Hear from AFSC constituents, volunteers, supporters, and staff, past and present.

Media Center

Staff are available for comment for the media on a wide range of issues.