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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals(DACA) - What You Need to Know

AFSC Immigrant Rights Program provides legal services to eligible young people. If you are interested and think you qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), you will need to call our office number: 973-643-1924 to make an appointment. Prior to your appointment, you will need to fill out the Intake Form and collect all necessary documents listed under "DACA-What You Need to Know-Documents," both attached. You should check out our "DACA Document Check List" and collect as many documents as possible to bring to your appointment.

DACA - What You Need to Know

This factsheet provides information about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

New Freedom School lets youth voices be heard

Imagine living right next to a gas station and being forbidden to walk there for a snack. For many of Baltimore’s youth, like Octavia Chase, this is a reality. "My parents don't really allow me to go outside," Octavia shared. "The neighborhood doesn’t seem bad, but if I can’t go to a gas station that’s right there, there must be something wrong. That bothers me." But the high school student found an alternative environment in the Eddie Conway Freedom School, where she can actively give back to her community and attempt to change it for the better.

Interview with Joshua Saleem June 2012

Joshua Saleem

AFSC staff Joshua Saleem.

AFSC's Joshua Saleem, center, visits with students involved with AFSC’s Peace Education Program in Los Angeles.

Joshua Saleem began work with AFSC this spring to create a peace education program in St. Louis modeled after similar AFSC work with youth in Los Angeles and elsewhere. In this interview with regional staffer Jon Krieg, Joshua shares what he’s learned, his vision for AFSC’s work in St. Louis, and why he’s involved.

Students Learn About Battle of Blair Mountain

During their summer break, students from the ACE mentoring program in Logan County toured Southern Community and Technical College where they learned about all the different college options available right in their backyard.  After the tour, we took a trip over the mountain to Blair Community Center and Museum.  The students learned about the historic labor struggle known as the Battle of Blair Mountain, coal mining's effect on water quality, and what life was like in the coal camps of Logan County.  

AFSC's Program Update April 2012

This is a recording of the American Friends Service Committee’s Monthly Program Update call from April 19, 2012 with Shan Cretin, AFSC’s General Secretary. Shan sat down with Keith Harvey, Regional Director, of the Cambridge, MA office to discuss AFSC's Truth and Reconciliation work with the Wabanaki Youth program. 

ACE Students Visit Quaker School and D.C.

During their spring break, students from the BAPs (Believing All is Possible!) mentoring program at Logan High School took a trip to Sandy Spring Friends School in Sandy Spring, MD and Washington D.C.

At Sandy Spring Friends School (SSFS), Logan students shadowed SSFS students to their classes and attended a schoolwide Quaker meeting, where they were amazed that hundreds of high school students stayed in quiet reflections for over thirty minutes.  The kids visited the school gardens and got to go zip-lining too!

AFSC Annual Benefit and the "If I had A trillion Dollars Youth Film Festival"

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

American Friends Service Committee--Chicago and National Priorities Project proudly presents the Second Annual AFSC Benefit and the "If I Had A Trillion Dollars" Youth Film Festival. Join us for a night of peace, dialogue, and activism!

Private Reception  -  6:00 PM

Empowering for the Future

Mia Jones working with youth

Mia Jones working with youth

Mia Jones working with youth from the Ashburn Elementary School in Baltimore, Maryland.

Our future is only as strong as the young people we have invested in as a community. Miafere “Mia” Jones is a young woman doing just that in Baltimore City, not just investing in our youth, but also offering herself as a resource to those in need of guidance. The 24 year-old bright, beautiful, and multi-talented Jones is currently the program director for Baltimore Youth Empowerment through conflict resolution for the American Friends Service Committee.

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