Other Quaker Organizations

Here are some Friends’ organizations and affiliations that are committed to advancing Friends’ witness in the world, many of them with a strong presence in New York City and our local meetings.

New York Yearly Meeting (NYYM)
New York Yearly Meeting is the governing body comprising the Friends’ meetings of New York State, northern New Jersey, and Western Connecticut. The NYYM supports the ministry and witness of Friends, including such programs as the Alternatives to Violence Project, Bolivian Quaker Education FundFriends Peace TeamsWar Resistors League, and others.

Friends Cemetery
The Quaker Burial Ground of New York Quarterly Meeting, which is 160 years old, is situated within Prospect Park on one of the highest points in Brooklyn.

Powell House
Powell House is the inter-generational conference and retreat center of the New York Yearly Meeting, situated in Old Chatham, NY.

Penington Friends House
Penington Friends House has, since 1897, offered an intergenerational, multicultural residential community based on Quaker values. Located at 215 E 15th St in Manhattan, they offer short stay guest rooms, slightly longer sublets, and long term residency for Quakers and friendly people. www.penington.org

Friends Shelter
Friends Shelter is a year-round homeless shelter sponsored by the 15th Street Meeting that provides shelter and hospitality for twelve homeless men and women every night of the year. Volunteers are welcome.

Great Lakes Region Africa Education Committee
Great Lakes Region Africa Education Committee supports educational development in East Africa by raising funds for tuition, books, uniforms, and uniforms and supporting needed physical improvements to schools such as staff housing, classrooms, cisterns for drinking water.

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. AFSC’s New York office is housed at 15 Rutherford Place with the 15th Street Meeting and the New York Quarterly Meeting. It maintains The New York Healing Justice Program and The New Jersey Prison Watch Program.

Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO)
QUNO, a department of AFSC, works with people in the United Nations, multilateral organizations, government delegations, and non-governmental organizations, to achieve changes in international standards and practice in support of peace and social justice.

Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)
The Friends Committee on National Legislation works at the national level to lobby Congress and the administration to advance peace, justice, opportunity, and environmental stewardship.

Brooklyn Friends School
Brooklyn Friends is a Preschool through 12th grade independent Quaker school located in downtown Brooklyn.

Friends Seminary
Friends Seminary is a Quaker day school in lower Manhattan that educates students from kindergarten through twelfth grade, adhering to the values of the Religious Society of Friends.

Mary McDowell Friends School
The Mary McDowell Friends School is a K-12 college preparatory Quaker school in Brooklyn for students with learning disabilities.

Youth Service Opportunities (YSOP)
YSOP provides volunteer service-learning experiences to students and other groups in New York City and Washington, DC, partnering with community agencies to provide food and housing assistance to individuals and families suffering from homelessness.

Women’s Prison Association (WPA)
The WPA was founded by abolitionist Friends in 1845 to support women impacted by the criminal justice system. They operate the Sarah Powell Huntington House, a residency allowing homeless formerly incarcerated women to reunite with their families.

Friends General Conference (FGC)
FGC provides services and resources for individual Quakers, Quaker meetings, and people interested in the Quaker faith and practice.

Friends United Meeting (FUM)
FUM is an association of Christ-centered Quakers, embracing thirty-seven Yearly Meetings and Friends’ Associations across the globe.

Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC)
The Friends World Committee for Consultation, through its four world-wide section offices, encourages fellowship among all the branches of the Religious Society of Friends around the globe, spanning a rich diversity of regional cultures, beliefs, and styles of worship.