Founded in 1917 during World War I, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. The programs touch a wide range of issues, countries, and communities. What unites them is the unfaltering belief in the essential worth of every human being, non-violence as the way to resolve conflict, and the power of love to overcome oppression, discrimination, and violence. Primarily in urban settings, AFSC uses conflict resolution, "summit meetings" between rival groups, and simple projects such as gardens to bring together diverse elements to reduce violence.
DCPS schools served:
- Cardozo High School at Meyer
- Dunbar High School
- Wilson High School
DC public charter schools served:
- Friendship Collegiate Academy - Woodson