American Friends Service Committee: Healing Justice
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.
At this San Francisco office of AFSC we do prison-related work. We work in a number of Bay Area counties doing restorative justice circles and trying to lift up restorative models to replace the existing punishment (violent) system. We also do community organizing, including within faith communities - attempting to impact state policies administratively and legislatively.
A Field Ed student would work on issues related to mass incarceration, solitary confinement or restorative justice. The placement can be a combination of pastoral work, inside a locked facility, or in a re-entry program, and advocacy for systemic change. Students often help develop materials and arrange speaking opportunities with faith communities.
Stipend: AFSC can offer a qualified field ed student a stipend of $15/hr for the academic year (summer would be optional).
Car Required? No
65 Ninth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103