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Dine in Day Celebration

Join AAFCS for a virtual birthday celebration on Dine in Day, December 3 at 7:15 p.m. ET. This special event will honor our founder Ellen Richards and gather FCS professionals to learn more about her quilt and celebrate #FCSsuccess. A baking/culinary expert will also be hand to share a glimpse of what a cake might look and taste like in 1909. Be sure to BYOC (Bring Your Own Cake) to enjoy during the celebration. Register here to participate in our celebration! 

2020 Dining in for #FCSsuccess
The pandemic isn’t going to put the brakes on our Dine in Day events this year!  Be sure to save time on your calendar on or around December 3 for this year’s event!It will be the perfect time to tell our story and magnify the value of family and consumer sciences to your network far and wide Including extension groups, secondary and higher education, students, parents, principals, administrators, government officials, decision makers, media, family and friends.  Be sure to check out the new tools to support your efforts here
Save the Date! December Town Hall Meetings!

FCS professionals in all the practice settings and content areas have asked for a public awareness campaign and the time is now for us to raise the visibility of FCS!  Join AAFCS for the official launch of our new FCS awareness campaign at one of our Town Hall Meetings on December 4 at noon or 5:00 p.m. ET. We will be sharing how you can get involved as we join forces to build and sustain a groundswell of support so that we stop hearing- what happened to home economics!

Register here to participate in our event as we build our momentum for #FCSsuccess.

FCS Face Masks Available

Our masks are 100% percent cotton, 4 layers, 6.5" wide and approximately 5" tall, blue with white imprint and are made in the USA.  The cost is $10.00 and includes shipping and handling.
Supplies are limited so don't wait!  Click Here to Order Your FCS Mask  For more information, contact, nbock@aafcs.org.

Nominations Open

Nominations Open

The AAFCS Nominating Committee is looking for AAFCS Board candidates who:

  • Are "Big Picture Thinkers" with a 3- to 5-year horizon on their mind
  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities at the strategic level
  • Know the difference between governing and managing
  • Can show that they have the interests of the entire organization in mind rather than a specific content area, practice setting or constituency group
If you know someone you believe fits the criteria and would like them to be sent application information, please complete the nomination form.  Your name will be confidential when the nominee receives the opportunity to submit an application.  You can also self-nominate to express your interest in being considered.  Upon completion of the nomination form below, you will receive an application.

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Signature Initiatives


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  • Thank you Grace! ------------------------------ Nancy Bock Sr. Director, Communications & Marketing AAFCS nbock@aafcs.org --------------------------- ... More



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