The Northeast Ohio office of AFSC was founded by local Quaker John Looney in 1971. It is part of the Great Lakes Region of AFSC, which has its regional office in Chicago. The Akron office became a clearinghouse of many like-minded local grassroots groups that started-up in the 70’s. The original work of the Northeast Ohio AFSC was the Alternatives to Violence (ATV) project and stopping the Vietnam War. The ATV work remained a part of AFSC for the next 15 years. It eventually expanded and became a separate organization called Peace Grows.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH