On Wednesdays at around 10:00 am, the AFSC Chicago office comes alive. This is the day that all six of our new Apprentices take part in a skill-building workshop ranging from strategic planning to designing educational resources to lobbying and so much more.
On February 14, President Obama released his Federal Budget for 2012. The next day, five youth from Boston and the Bronx sent a message to Congress about their budget priorities. They were there as the first prize winners in the AFSC and National Priorities Project (NPP) spon- sored youth video contest, “If I Had A Trillion Dollars.”
This fall, the Truth in Recruitment Program collaborated with an English class at Benito Juarez high school in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. The ten-week media project focused on the rich, historical activism in the Pilsen/Little Village neigh- borhoods, particularly the recent, captivating events that took place outside of Whittier Elementary School, just a few blocks from Benito Juarez.
We watch in wonder as Arab youth energy erupts in an historic display of nonviolent action for justice. But I am also filled with wonder every day in the Chicago office as I watch our own youth, albeit in more quiet ways, digging in to solve the problems of our own society.
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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