Urban youth civic engagement

In Guatemala, AFSC works to improve security and peace in Guatemala City neighborhoods. Through partnerships with, schools, universities, Alianza Jóven, and other community-based organizations, we are building an urban peace network of young people who are reducing violence in their communities.

In eight of the city’s neighborhoods, youth have organized “Local Peace Networks,” which regularly meet to build understanding among neighbors and plan activities to promote nonviolence.

Resources for download

  • Local peace network handbook
  • Implementing local peace networks to reduce urban insecurity
  • Immigrant Right's E-Newsletter for March and April 2012!

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.

AFSC Online

Become a fan of AFSC
Follow AFSC online
Explore AFSC photos
Watch AFSC videos