Coming Together Newsletter Archive

AFS Coming Together newsletter is a channel for all AFS-USA volunteers, to connect and learn about what is going on in the organization. The Coming Together features news about what are volunteers and teams are doing, informs you about opportunities for volunteers, and covers department and staff updates. Below is our archive of recent AFS Coming Together eNewletters. A full archive can be found on the AFS Wiki.

        

AFS Coming Together - July 2016

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In this issue:

  • New AFS-USA Hosting Video!
  • AFS-USA Returnee Changemaker Workshop in San Diego
  • New Diversity Portal on afsusa.org


AFS Coming Together - June 2016

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In this issue:

  • AFS Provides Leadership Summit Training for Young Returnees
  • Thank you for being AFS Champions!
  • 2016 Outreach to Educators Event Grants Recipients!
    

AFS Coming Together - May 2016

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In this issue:

  • Will you spread "Seeds for Peace" This Spring?
  • NSLI-Y, YES Abroad and CBYX Updates: Finalists Lists Available
  • Need IT Help?

AFS Coming Together - April 2016

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In this issue:

  • 2016 Returnee Leadership Summit – Now accepting applications!
  • National Volunteer Week reminds us of our Impact
  • AFS YES Abroad Indonesia Students Look Back While Looking Ahead

AFS Coming Together - March 2016

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In this issue:

  • NVA 2016
  • AFS NSLI-Y China Student Named "American Abroad of the Month!"
  • Essay by AFS YES alumnus from Pakistan Goes Viral

AFS Coming Together - February 2016

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In this issue:

  • On Capitol Hill AFS-USA Participates in a High-Level Dialogue on the Impact of Exchanges 
  • AFS Project: Change Winner
  • AFS YES alumni in Ghana observe Interfaith Harmony Week

AFS Coming Together - January 2016

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In this issue:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Value of Service Learning
  • Save the Date - 2016 NVA - April 14-17, 2016
  • Tribute Award to Recognize "Returnee Engagement"

AFS Coming Together - December 2015

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In this issue:

  • Call For Nominations of Candidates to National Council and Board of Directors
  • 2015 National Volunteer Assembly Action Item Proposals Now Being Accepted
  • Volunteer Awards
Coming Together Newsletter November 2015

AFS Coming Together - November 2015

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In this issue:

  • AFS-USA / AFS-Japan Working Together
  • Volunteer Recognition Awards
  • AFS Project:Change
Coming Together Newsletter October 2015

AFS Coming Together - October 2015

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In this issue:

  • 2016 AFS Volunteer Summer Summit in Venice, Italy!
  • Final Message on Hosting from Jorge Castro, President, AFS-USA
  • International Education Week 2015
Coming Together Newsletter September 2015

AFS Coming Together - September 2015

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In this issue:

  • 2015 AFS Project: Change Contest!
  • 2016 AFS Volunteer Summer Summit in Venice, Italy!
  • AFS International Volunteer Awards 2015
Coming Together Newsletter August 2015

AFS Coming Together - August 2015

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In this issue:

  • AFS International Volunteer Awards
  • August News for AFS Returnees
  • Speedwell Foundation Picnic
Coming Together Newsletter July 2015

AFS Coming Together - July 2015

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In this issue:

  • Tribute Award Announcement
  • Meet Obed from Ghana
  • AFS students on YES Abroad Scholarships Return to the U.S.!
Coming Together Newsletter June 2015

AFS Coming Together - June 2015

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In this issue:

  • Take the AFS Volunteer Survey
  • Leadership Summit Training for AFS Returnees
  • Summer 2015 Edition of the Global Classroom
Coming Together Newsletter May 2015

AFS Coming Together - May 2015

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In this issue:

  • National Volunteer Assembly: The "Faces of AFS," Atlanta, GA
  • Announcing AFS Reel Life Grand Prize Winner
  • AFS-USA Celebrates 20 Years of Awarding Diversity Scholarships
Coming Together Newsletter April 2015

AFS Coming Together - April 2015

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In this issue:

  • National Volunteer Assembly in Atlanta, GA, April 24-25, 2015
  • New Opportunities for Returnees!
  • Outreach to Educators Events (OEE) Grant Application is Now Available
Coming Together Newsletter March 2015

AFS Coming Together - March 2015

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In this issue:

  • National Volunteer Assembly in Atlanta, GA, April 24-25, 2015
  • Global Competency in Action- AFS-USA Volunteer Fights Ebola
  • Announcing AFS Reel Life- A Host Family Contest
Coming Together Newsletter February 2015

AFS Coming Together - February 2015

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In this issue:

  • AFS-Japan and AFS-USA Offers Intercultural Learning and Exchange
  • Special Opportunity for AFS Volunteers and Alumni
  • 10 for 10 Challenge
Coming Together Newsletter January 2015

AFS Coming Together - January 2015

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In this issue:

  • A Thousand Thanks, Joanne!
  • Want Your City to Host an NVA? Application is Now Open!
  • Save CBYX- Funding Cuts Threaten Future of German-American Exchange Program
Coming Together Newsletter December 2014

AFS Coming Together - December 2014

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In this issue:

  • AFS-USA's #GivingTuesday a Success!
  • Nominations for National Council and Board of Directors Now Open!
  • AFS-USA Centennial Celebration in New York
Coming Together Newsletter November 2014

AFS Coming Together - November 2014

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In this issue:

  • Highlights from the Centennial Events in Paris
  • National Volunteer Assembly 2015 Announcement
  • AFS-USA is on Indiegogo! Spread the Word!
Coming Together Newsletter October 2014

AFS Coming Together - October 2014

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In this issue:

  • Returnee Rewards Program
  • Welcome to the AFS World Café!
  • Announcing the AFS Project: Change Essay Contest!
Coming Together Newsletter September 2014

AFS Coming Together - September 2014

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In this issue:

  • Centennial Celebration in Paris, France
  • Apply Now! NSLI-Y, YES Abroad and CBYX Scholarship Applications Now Open!
  • PROJECT CHANGE- The Newest Way to Change the World Through AFS
Coming Together Newsletter August 2014

AFS Coming Together - August 2014

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In this issue:

  • The Centennial of the American Field Services
  • AFS-USA Launches Alumni Relations Unit
  • NSLI-Y, YES Abroad and CBYX Applications Opening Soon!
Coming Together Newsletter July 2014

AFS Coming Together - July 2014

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In this issue:

  • Volunteer Opportunity: Experience Ireland
  • New Merchandise Available to Order!
  • Hosting Arrival Dates
Coming Together Newsletter May 2014

AFS Coming Together - June 2014

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In this issue:

  • The Hosting Cycle Has Begun!
  • AFS-USA Provides Valuable Leadership Training to Returnees
  • New Faces in Volunteer Leadership
Coming Together Newsletter May 2014

AFS Coming Together - May 2014

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In this issue:

  • Voices from the National Volunteer Assembly
  • Volunteer Sending Memo and Hosting News are Back!
  • World Day for Cultural Diversity and Tolerance- May 21st
Coming Together Newsletter February 2014

AFS Coming Together - April 2014

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In this issue:

  • NVA 2014 Milwaukee, Wisconsin - April 25 - 27th - Driving Transformation
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Registration But Were Too Afriad to Ask
  • Teacher Appreciation Week- May 5 - 9th
Coming Together Newsletter March 2014

AFS Coming Together - March 2014

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In this issue:

  • NVA 2014 Milwaukee, Wisconsin - April 25 - 27th - Driving Transformation
  • National Day of Service- April 12th
  • Host Family Wrap Ups
Coming Together Newsletter February 2014

AFS Coming Together - February 2014

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In this issue:

  • NVA 2014 Milwaukee, Wisconsin - April 25 - 27th - Driving Transformation
  • Update on the Strategic Plan 2017
  • Volunteer Awards Announcement!
Coming Together Newsletter January 2014

AFS Coming Together - January 2014

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In this issue:

  • Group Programs - Help Spread the Word
  • New AFS-USA Office Address
  • Sending Lead Follow-up and Local Events
Coming Together Newsletter December 2013

AFS Coming Together - December 2013

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In this issue:

  • Flight Chaperone Opportunities
  • NVA 2014 - Driving Transformation!
  • Special Office Updates
Coming Together Newsletter November 2013

AFS Coming Together - November 2013

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In this issue:

  • Come Celebrate! AFS Holiday Party
  • New CEAG Corner
  • Volunteer Leadership Opportunities
Coming Together Newsletter October 2013

AFS Coming Together - October 2013

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In this issue:

  • AFS-USA Alumni Celebration Brings Together AFS Family in Milwaukee
  • Cultural Vistas & AFS-USA Announce Innovative New Partnership
  • 2012 Host Family Profile
Coming Together Newsletter September 2013

AFS Coming Together - September 2013

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In this issue:

  • AFS-USA Galatti Nominee Named!
  • Thank you Volunteers
  • CBYX Student Meets Mayor of Arcata and Key City Officials!
Coming Together Newsletter August 2013

AFS Coming Together - August 2013

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In this issue:

  • A Note from Kerry McCollum
  • The 2013 Galatti Award
  • NH14 Sending Video Teaser
Coming Together Newsletter July 2013

AFS Coming Together - July 2013

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In this issue:

  • Thank You and Good-bye to Our St. Paul Colleagues
  • 2013 Returnee Leadership Summit Review, June 20th - 28th, Washington DC
  • Passing of Reverend Norman Eddy - AFS International Life Trustee
Coming Together Newsletter June 2013

AFS Coming Together - June 2013

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In this issue:

  • New and Improved Volunteer Section of afsusa.org Will Launch This Week!
  • Diversity Committee Seeking Members!
  • Team Scholarship Fundraising Challenge
Coming Together Newsletter May 2013

AFS Coming Together - May 2013

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In this issue:

  • 2013 National Volunteer Assembly Wrap Up
  • Hosting Operations Update - Move from Baltimore to New York
  • Sponsored Programs Milestones: FLEX Celebrates it's 20th Anniversary!
Coming Together Newsletter April 2013

AFS Coming Together - April 2013

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In this issue:

  • AFS-USA Capital Party in DC
  • Volunteer Thank You
  • NVA 2013 has Arrived
Coming Together Newsletter March 2013

AFS Coming Together - March 2013

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In this issue:

  • Volunteer Award Winners Announced!
  • Happy Host Family Appreciation Month!
  • CEAG Now Recruiting
Coming Together Newsletter February 2013

AFS Coming Together - February 2013

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In this issue:

  • 2013 National Council Candidates
  • Lead an AFS Summer Program!
  • Please Welcome YES Malaysia SH13 Students!
Coming Together Newsletter January 2013

AFS Coming Together - January 2013

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In this issue:

  • Volunteer Recognition Opportunities
  • Remembering Carol Yohn
  • Team Chartering
Coming Together Newsletter December 2012

AFS Coming Together - December 2012

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In this issue:

  • AFS Team Development Update - Final Rollout
  • New York Event Raises Funds for National Scholarships
  • Michigan Students Participate in "ECONOTOS"
Coming Together Newsletter November 2012

AFS Coming Together - November 2012

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In this issue:

  • A Message from AFS-USA Board Chair Mary Porterfield
  • Hurricane Sandy Update
  • AFS Hosts Qualifying Trainers Workshop