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Poetry and protest in pursuit of a dream

Litzy

young woman in front of blue mural

Litzy Castillo

As an intern with AFSC’s 67 Sueños program, Litzy Castillo has helped stop an immigrant detention bus, developed characters and scenes for a mural, participated in multiple rallies and workshops, and traveled to colleges and universities to perform original poetry. You would never know that a year ago, she was struggling in school.

Experience changes life direction for Chicago intern

Joleen Erb-Abplanalp

Joleen Erb-Abplanalp

Joleen Erb-Abplanalp recently completed an internship with AFSC’s Middle East Program in Chicago.

Joleen Erb-Abplanalp recently completed an internship with AFSC’s Middle East Program in Chicago. She’s a senior at Manchester University in Indiana where she’s studying history and religion.

St. Louis intern on the value of peer mediation

Aja McCoy, St. Louis peace intern, summer 2014

Aja McCoy, St. Louis peace intern, summer 2014

Aja McCoy graduated from Northwest Academy of Law in May 2014 and is the Peace Education Intern in AFSC’s St. Louis Office this summer.

I was born and raised in the city of St. Louis, a city that’s often ranked close to number one as the nation’s most violent and dangerous city. I have lost many friends who were innocent bystanders and simply at the wrong place at the wrong time.

NC intern creates photographic exhibit with immigrant youth

Newcomer Student

Young girl at the Newcomers School, Greensboro, NC

Haejin Song, a senior at The Early College at Guilford, recently held an exhibit highlighting students from the Doris Henderson Newcomers School. During the past two years, Haejin has invested her time working with students at this school as a mentor and tutor.

Internships with AFSC

Each year, the AFSC welcomes more than 100 fellows, interns, apprentices, and young volunteers across the globe. Our interns, like AFSC itself, believe that there is worth in every person and that love can overcome violence and injustice.

Internships with AFSC programs develop leaders for social change. Our interns build bridges of understanding and active alliances among young people – and communities – of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Meet our NATO/G8 interns!

This spring, AFSC Chicago brought in two new interns to work in collaboration with staff members and local area high school students to help educate, organize and team up with the community of Chicago for the upcoming NATO Summit in May.  They have been working on:

Iowa Intern Listens to Immigrants

Mara Davidson, an AFSC Iowa intern in the Spring of 2011, describes her experience listening to immigrants and refugees who come to AFSC for immigration legal services provided by Jody Mashek.

In this interview with Jon Krieg, Mara talks about the relevance of social media and the power of hearing immigrants tell their story firsthand.

A double major in advertising and writing, Mara will begin her junior year this fall at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

On Track for Justice: An AFSC Intern Goes the Distance for Immigrant Rights

If you want to catch Sara Crippen, you'd better lace up your track shoes. Tight.

A 2011 graduate of Central College in Pella, Iowa and a member of the Central track team, Sara served as an intern during the spring semester with AFSC Iowa's Immigrants Voice Program in Des Moines. Every Tuesday afternoon, Sara assisted Jody Mashek, IVP Legal Services Director, with walk-in hours. With a beaming smile, Sara offered a warm welcome to immigrants seeking a variety of immigration legal services, including family reunification.

Law School students find GI Rights hotline eye-opening

Matching law students with GIs wanting out of the military may not seem a natural fit. But law students volunteering with AFSC’s San Francisco GI Rights hotline are finding the experience richly rewarding. “To start ending some of the hurt for people: that’s what I like about it,” says Jason Thomas, a second year student at University of California Hastings. 

Peace Fellows Learn, Inspire in Iowa

By Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator

They came to the Friends House to learn but, as we should have expected, they taught and they inspired.

Recently three Central College students serving as AFSC Iowa Peace Fellows participated in a day-long orientation about AFSC, peace building, and change making.

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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

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