Alliance Partners

The Alliance for Family & Consumer Sciences is comprised of the following:





1890 Council of Administrators in Family and Consumer Sciences (CAFCS)

Provides coordination of research initiatives among member 1890 Institutions with family and consumer sciences units in cooperation with federal, state and private partners.

Advancing Connections

Our goal is to provide service to non-profit organizations and education agencies serving our mission of family, career, and community success

American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)

AAFCS provides leadership and support for professionals whose work assists individuals, families, and communities in making informed decisions about their well being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life.

Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), FCS Education Division

The Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Education Division helps to promote and enhance FACS education throughout the United States and cooperates with other Divisions to advance the purposes of ACTE®.

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Board on Human Sciences ()

BoHS advances the intellectual integrity, stature and centrality of the Human Sciences in member institutions, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and beyond.

Council of Administrators of Family and Consumer Sciences (CAFCS)

CAFCS strengthens family and consumer sciences and related units in higher education through the development of excellence in administration. The organization seeks to achieve this mission by focusing on leadership development.

Family & Consumer Sciences Education Association (FCSEA)

FCSEA works to improve the quality of FCS instruction in our nation's classrooms.

Home Baking Association

The Home Baking Association promotes home baking by providing tools and knowledge to perpetuate generations of home bakers.

International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE)-US

IFHE-US offers international networking opportunities for FCS/HE professionals from all areas of expertise.

LEAD FCS Education

LEAD FCS Education (formerly National Association of State Administrators for Family and Consumer Sciences Education), is an affiliate of the ACTE FACS Division, and represents state administrators for family and consumer sciences and those with an interest in supporting family and consumer sciences education.

National Association of Teachers of Family & Consumer Sciences (NATFACS)

The National Association Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences, a non-profit organization, is an affiliate of the Family and Consumer Sciences Division of the Association of Career and Technical Education. NATFACS serves as a vital link between the state family and consumer sciences associations and the national level.

National Coalition for Black Development in Family & Consumer Sciences

Contributes to the AAFCS Body of Knowledge through teaching, outreach service. Promotes the presence and leadership of Coalition members in AAFCS and other related professional organizations.

National Coalition for Family & Consumer Sciences Education

The National Coalition provides a unified voice on legislative and policy issues related to Family and Consumer Sciences Education.

National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS)

The National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) educates and recognizes Extension professionals who impact the quality of life for individuals, families communities.

Honor Societies

Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society for the Human Sciences (KON)

KON promotes empowered leaders who use an integrative approach to enhance of living through excellence in scholarship, leadership, and research.

Phi Upsilon Omicron

Phi Upsilon Omicron, an honor society in the integrated field of family and consumer sciences, offers an environment empowering lifelong learning, leadership building and ethical and scholastic excellence. It has over 99,000 members. Phi U is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.

Youth Organizations

Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

FCCLA promotes personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner community leader, members develop skills for life character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.



Goodheart-Willcox Publisher

Goodheart-Willcox has been committed to Family & Consumer Sciences education for more than 35 years, understanding the challenges teachers face and providing print and digital content that aligns with contemporary curriculum and pathways. Goodheart-Willcox offers fully developed instructor resources to enhance and supplement teaching and learning.


Realityworks provides products and services to improve and enhance social, emotional, and physical health through the use of interactive technology. We seek to improve the human condition around the globe by enabling educators to show the probable outcomes of behaviors and choices.


USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences

NIFA programs enable the scientific community to make discoveries that improve the food and agricultural sectors, the environment, and the quality of people's lives. Collaboration with historically black and tribal land-grant institutions, as well as Hispanic-serving institutions, ensures the benefits of NIFA's resources extend to all Americans.