About Communities

One of the exciting benefits of being an AAFCS member is the opportunity to easily network and collaborate with other related professionals and students! AAFCS is pleased to provide new online technology that helps you make connections, get answers to professional questions, access and share resources, and collaborate on projects.

AAFCS launched a Member Open Forum, which is available to all AAFCS members.  

To see what's happening in the Member Open Forum, click on My Communities! (If you're a member, log into MyAAFCS first). If you're an AAFCS member, you'll be able to view and engage in discussions, add and download resources from the library, and start building your network!

AAFCS is launching additional online groups within the following categories:

  • AAFCS Professional Communities - These are official AAFCS member groups organized to serve as a conduit of professional action, dialogue, and promotion of the mission (per AAFCS Bylaws).  Each member group has identified leadership and typically represents a family and consumer sciences practice setting, content area, or special topic of interest. 
  • AAFCS Networking Forum- These groups include individuals who have common interests, roles, or relationships and would benefit from connecting to others and building professional networks. 
  • AAFCS Governance Forum- These are AAFCS units, such as committees, councils, and assemblies who will be using the online communities for meetings and collaborative projects.
  • AAFCS Certification Forum- These are groups for professionals who hold professional certification through AAFCS.

If you have questions regarding online groups, please email