Many parents and teachers are concerned about the aggressive recruitment tactics used by military recruiters in their local schools. Parents and teachers around the country have organized themselves and won victories that keep students information safe and private.
AFSC-SENE helps youth discover alternatives to conflict, war, and militarism. We provide youth with information about alternatives to military service, and advocacy to reduce the influence of the U.S. military on the nation's public schools and are developing an outreach program to high schools in our area. We need lots of help with this work so please contact us about volunteering in your area.
BAY-Peace activists celebrate victory at Oakland Unified School District, after a school board vote May 12 made OUSD the first district in the country to have a policy offering students the chance to OPT OUT of the private recruitment database known as JAMRS.
Military enlistment seems to be rising during the recession. But groups such as the American Friends Service Committee in Chicago see the higher recruitment and retention numbers as an unfortunate by-product of the recession.
The SERO Southeast STAR is the quarterly newsletter of the South East Regional Office of AFSC. It covers news from our regional and area offices. This issue has a special focus on the New Orleans Project.
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.