Based in the Washington, D.C., area, AAFCS is the only professional association that provides leadership and support to family and consumer sciences students and professionals from both multiple practice settings and content areas. More than 6,000 AAFCS members assist individuals, families, and communities in making informed decisions about their well-being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life.
For more than 100 years, AAFCS members have been working to improve the quality and standards of individual and family life by delivering educational programs, influencing public policy, and conducting research. They provide research-based knowledge about the topics of everyday life, including human development, personal and family finance, housing and interior design, food science, nutrition and wellness, textiles and apparel, and consumer issues. The knowledge, research, and experience of members help people achieve a healthy and sustainable world. AAFCS members are in all walks of life—they are early childhood, elementary, secondary, university/college, and Extension educators, administrators and managers, human service professionals, researchers, community volunteers, business people, and consultants who address the issues most important to quality of life.
The family and consumer sciences (FCS) profession draws from a broad range of disciplines to achieve optimal and sustainable quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. This interdisciplinary approach is essential because the challenges of everyday life are not one-dimensional. The ability to connect professionals across multiple practice settings and content areas to share knowledge, research, and experience is one of the strengths of AAFCS, and helps create more integrated solutions to today’s critical social and economic challenges. AAFCS is the only national organization representing family and consumer sciences professionals across multiple practice areas and content specializations.
Specifically related to personal and family finance, AAFCS offers the following: (1) Certified Personal and Family Finance Educator (CPFFE) professional level assessment and credential documenting competencies necessary to teach Jump$tart K-12 standards to youth and young adults; (2) Personal and Family Finance Pre-Professional level assessment and certification documenting competency achievement of grade 12 Jump$tart standards for use in education settings, community-based youth education, or with paraprofessionals involved in financial literacy education; and (3) Virtual Professional Development on topics related to personal and family financial literacy.
For more information, call us at 703-706-4600, or visit our Web site at http://www.aafcs.org.
Lori A. Myers, PhD, CFCS
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
400 N. Columbus Street, Suite 202
Alexandria, VA 22314-2738
Phone: (703) 706-4600
Fax: (703) 706-4663
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy