About the Alliance
Family & Consumer Sciences is the comprehensive body of skills, research, and knowledge that helps people make informed decisions about their well-being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life. The field represents many areas, including human development, personal and family finance, housing and interior design, food science, nutrition, and wellness, textiles and apparel, and consumer issues.
The mission of the Alliance for Family & Consumer Sciences is to unify diverse organizations in common purpose by advancing the value of family and consumer sciences globally. These efforts will enhance the visibility and viability of family and consumer sciences to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities in a diverse and global society.
Founded in 2006 by the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS), the Alliance for Family & Consumer Sciences is a coalition of 26 organizations representing academia, industry, professional associations, and honor societies leading family and consumer sciences efforts around the globe. Today, AAFCS serves as the managing partner of the Alliance.