It’s early on Tuesday morning, and dozens of Latino men are gathered outside of the Home Depot on Rhode Island Avenue.
A pickup truck slows to a stop in the parking lot, and the men swarm around it, negotiating frantically with the driver. The driver motions for two of them to get in and the men speed away. The rest shuffle back to the shade of the trees and wait for the next truck to appear.
In July 2010 members of the male mentoring group in Logan, West Virginia, went on a camping and fishing trip on the New River.
The MARStar newsletter is published by the Middle Atlantic Region of the American Friends Service Committee. Read about one man’s desire to mentor young people as well as a recent intern’s experiences.
As part of its committment to seeing peace in Afghanistan and the Middle East, AFSC launched the Paint for Peace project in the Spring of 2010. In Greensboro, Guilford College interns from the Center for Principled Problem Solving helped put together four murals for the national project. The interns prepared four panels. The majority of the painting took place at Guilford College during our community paint day.
Internship positions are available in each of our Chicago programs. Interns will work with a challenging and diverse staff, with opportunities to attend planned activities, as well as work on a long-term project. Duration and project focus are negotiated. Small stipends are available for some of the internships; others are on a work-study or volunteer basis.
The American Friends Immigrant Services Program (AFIS), based in Miami, has a number of volunteer opportunities available for energetic individuals throughout the southeast who are passionate about immigration and human rights and who are interested either in assisting in the office or in organizing educational events and activities in their communities. Additionally, AFIS also needs community-minded individuals to serve as volunteers on a number of committees. If you are interested in volunteering, write to LPerez-Reynozo@afsc.org.
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.