The American Friends Service Committee is an international peace and social justice organization, and recipient of the 1947 Nobel Peace Prize.
Since 1917, the AFSC has brought people of diverse backgrounds together to work for and promote human rights in the United States and throughout the world. Its work is based on the Quaker belief in the dignity and worth of every person, and a faith in the power of love and nonviolence to bring about change.
AFSC Los Angeles' Peace Education Program works with youth in Los Angeles area schools to reduce violence and to create a culture of peace. Through its intensive, peace education workshops and classes, the program teaches youth invaluable life skills; helps them to understand the meaning of nonviolence in their lives, schools, homes and communities; directs them to nonviolent career paths; and involves them in community organizing and service.
Through its Digital Storytelling Project , the programs aims to capture the voices and tell the stories of youth affected by violence in underserved communities.
AFSC Los Angeles' The Middle East Peace Education Program (MEPEP) seeks to achieve peaceful solutions to major conflicts in Middle East based upon justice, nonviolence, security and stability for all people in the region. Through educational events, book signings, film screenings, presentations, and other activities, the program engages people to become informed and to take action.
Other projects: Online Media News Site, College Organizing, Peace Advocacy,& Community Service