In collaboration with local communities and neighborhoods, The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) AFSC’s programs foster understanding and reconciliation, promote economic development and food security, educate the public on issues such as nuclear disarmament and the realities of military service, and people take charge of their own destinies. Their work is based on the principles of the Religious Society of Friends, the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.
The Cambridge office of AFSC is home to four of AFSC’s Northeast Programs:
The Healing and Transformative Justice Program works with survivors of crime, those convicted of crime, and their families and communities.
The Material Assistance Program (MAP) gives clothing and basic house goods to people in need in the Greater Boston area.
The Peace and Economic Security Program (PES) works for nuclear abolition, coordinates international peace building efforts, and advocates for peace here at home.
Project Voice advocates for better immigration policies, educates immigrants and low wage workers about their rights, and organizes a host of related community campaigns.
How To Volunteer
Contact: Keith Harvey 2161 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140
Phone: (617) 661-6130
Photo: By AFSC from the “Eyes Wide Open” exhibit in 2006. Combat boots represent every U.S. military casualty in the Iraq War displayed on the National Mall.