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Economies should work for all people and our planet. They should also promote thriving communities. AFSC challenges growing inequality and the corporate abuse of human rights.

Today, communities have inadequate access to food, housing, health care, and education. Meanwhile governments spend billions on war, incarceration, and systems of repression. We support community initiatives for food justice, housing rights, and sustainable income. We also provide tools to help people and institutions make socially responsible investments.


Small, organic New Mexico farmers have received technical assistance and green infrastructure since 2012.


Volunteers in Atlanta have been trained to assist those facing a housing emergency.

Related Programs

Everyone has a role to play in building an economy based on solidarity—and grounded in the values of cooperation, equity, and sustainability. Our programs work in partnership with communities across the U.S. and around the world.

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Action Center for Corporate Accountability

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West Virginia Economic Justice

The West Virginia Economic Justice Project (WVEJ) works statewide on issues affecting low income and working families. We build effective coalitions in support of economic justice for all people.

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Atlanta Economic Justice

The Atlanta Economic Justice Program (ATLEJP) works for economic and social justice. Through training, grassroots organizing and leadership development, we help build a culture of activism. We work with communities to build coalitions and resist injustice.

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California Healing Justice

The California Healing Justice Program works to reduce reliance on incarceration and policing and replace them with restorative, healing practices. We concentrate on three areas: ending mass incarceration, demilitarizing police, and the promotion of healing alternatives.

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Appalachian Center for Equality

The Appalachian Center for Equality (ACE) is a youth leadership program. We create opportunities for young people in southern West Virginia to pursue their goals by working and learning together.

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AFSC's Wabanaki Program works to heal the trauma of Wabanaki communities in Maine. We draw communities together to confront injustices and promote healing among Maine's four Wabanaki tribes. 

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Roots for Peace

Roots For Peace engages BIPOC youth (ages 14-24) and families to address racial, health, and economic injustices. We build power to promote a healthier built environment.

Public Policy and Advocacy

Public Policy and Advocacy

AFSC has more than a century of experience working with communities across the globe. In our policy and advocacy work, we bring these perspectives to the U.S. capital, United Nations, and other policy bodies.

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Peace by Piece New Orleans

Peace by Piece supports and mobilizes Black youth in New Orleans. We focus on political education and community organizing. Together we work to realize sustainable and equitable communities rooted in self-determination.

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Pan Valley Institute

PVI’s mission is to provide spaces where immigrants and refugees feel safe and welcome, learn from each other, reclaim their cultural rights, and build a sense of belonging and power for social change.

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AFSC North Carolina

AFSC North Carolina seeks to build a community that values the worth and dignity of every person in our state.

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New Hampshire

AFSC’s New Hampshire Program works to nourish a growing movement of people calling for social, racial, and economic justice.

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New Mexico: People of the Land

AFSC envisions self-determined communities in New Mexico that have the capacity to feed and care for our children, elders, and neighbors (human, animal, and plant).

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