AFS-USA works toward a more just and peaceful world by providing international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities through a global volunteer partnership.
President & Partner Director
Mr. Jorge Castro
120 Wall Street 4th Floor
New York, NY 10005 USA
Intercultural Exchange, Youth Exchange, Study Abroad
International Cultural Exchange (Q21)
Promotion of International Understanding (Q20)
International Student Exchange and Aid (Q22)
IRS Filing Requirement
This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.
Programs + Results
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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?
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1. Volunteer activities- provides opportunities for people to gain the knowledge, practice the skill, and acquire the attitudes to live productively and harmoniously in a multicultural global society. Numerous affiliated community-based volunteer organizations engage in fund raising, sponsor students going abroad and support students from foreign countries and the families which host them. 2. Hosting programs- provides programs whereby students from other countries can live with a host family in the United States. These students utilize the same program offerings made available to U.S. students going abroad. In addition to the experiences related to attending an American school, the foreign student is also provided the opportunities which further expand his or her knowledge through orientations and visits to local and national historical sites. 3. Sending activities - provides programs whereby American young people can live in a foreign country with a host family. These program offerings include school year programs, school semester programs or summer programs which assist the participant in expanding his or her understanding of and experience in areas of personal interest.
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)
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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
Board of Directors
as of 12/15/2016
Ms. Betty E McManus
Aventine Hill Partners
Title IV E Project Coordinator
Cal State Monterey Bay
Goodland Public Schools
Global Account Manager
U.S. Ambassador to Slovenia 2004–2008
Senior Director of Corporate Giving & New England Major Gifts Officer
Chair, Department of Economics and Management
Università di Padova
Urs-Rainer von Arx
Vice President and Chief Financial and Operations Officer
AFS Intercultural Programs Inc
Disaster Assistance Support Program Specialist
US Forest Service
Assistant Secretary General for Executive Management
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Customer Relations Manager
Ernest Packaging Solutions
Portland State University
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Board Leadership Practices
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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION
Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?
Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?
ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY
Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?
Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?
Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?