American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Registered Name
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
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Founded in 1909, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences is a human services nonprofit focused on home economics. It is a relatively small organization, with $2.4m in revenue and 12 employees. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences is headquartered in Alexandria, VA and its chief executive officer is Carolyn Jackson as of April, 2018.



Annual conference & expo - provides a forum for the exchange of ideas includes numerous content-rich sessions and networking opportunities for fcs students and professionals across multiple practice settings and content areas. The association's 108th annual conference & expo was held in June 2017, in dallas, texas.

Member Services


Aafcs provides special programs, resources and services benefiting its members and the public in order to carry out and accomplish its mission. Aafcs also provides fellowships and awards to students and professionals studying and working in the field of family and consumer sciences.


Accreditation & certification - through the aafcs family and consumer sciences (fcs) credentialing center, aafcs accredits fcs baccalaureate programs, administers fcs competency exams, and certifies professionals and pre-professionals in family and consumer sciences. The purpose of the aafcs accreditation program is to strengthen family and consumer sciences education at the college and university levels. Aafcs accreditation is a status granted to family and consumer sciences units within colleges and universities that meet or exceed quality standards established by the council for accreditation. With oversight from the aafcs council for certification, the aafcs professional and pre-professional assessment and certification (pre-pac) programs measure competencies of fcs professionals


Communications & publications - to disseminate information to the membership and to promote the sharing of ideas and information between the membership and others in the profession. This is mainly accomplished through the journal of family & consumer sciences, the family & consumer sciences research journal, the aafcs website, and a selected variety of related publications and products for the family and consumer sciences professional.


Programs and awards


Higher education


Research center


Jacqueline Holland President
Duane Whitbeck Past President
Barbara O'neill Treasurer
Carolyn Barnhart Past President
Mary Kaye Rhude-faust Treasurer
Lisa Brooks Director-at-large
Cynthia Miller Director-at-large
Jackie Ogden Director-at-large
Carol Werhan Director-at-large
Kay Wilder Director-at-large
Carolyn Jackson Chief Executive Officer
Source: IRS 990