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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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Atlanta Economic Justice

The Atlanta Economic Justice Program (AEJP) 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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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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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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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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Economic Activism

The Economic Activism program aims to expose, isolate, and reduce corporate complicity in state violence. We especially focus on corporations involved in incarceration and immigrant detention, the Israeli occupation, and the border industries.

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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

AFSC’s Roots for Peace program utilizes urban farming, leadership development, and community organizing to address health and economic inequities in Los Angeles.

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

Founded in 1998, the Pan Valley Institute(PVI) creates safe spaces for immigrants and refugees. Our mission is to create welcoming spaces, organize strategies, promote social change, and build community.

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North Carolina Immigrant Rights Program

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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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