Where to Find FFI
World Peace...Grown Locally
New England is home to the FFI Global Headquarters, the Leonard Seagren Home, and is where our program was founded. From climbing Mt. Major in Alton, NH, to meeting with the Mayor of Boston and inner-city youth in Somerville, MA, the area provides numerous opportunities for our participants to volunteer and engage with community members.
If you live in the New England community and would like to host the groups for a meal or participate in an activity with the teams, please email our Program Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the office, 603.397.5301.
If you want to directly support the New England Programs, you can donate securely via the button below, or you can learn how to create your own fundraiser!
Beginning in the spring of 2018, FFI’s New Orleans Host Community evolved into a site for alumni training. We have been strengthening our alumni programs in recent years. Our new training site has given us an opportunity to provide more hands-on experience for our alumni ambassadors and fellows.
Alumni teams participate in higher-level workshops focused on race relations in the region, promote FFI’s work, and strengthen the work of our alumni to build the alumni network into a robust network of young professionals that are improving their neighborhoods, communities, and the world by combining their personal passions with a greater purpose.
Special thanks to our major program sponsors:
Rotary Club of Metairie
Rotary Club of LaPlace
To learn more, please contact our alumni coordinator, Amelia, email@example.com.
The FFI Midwest region centers around Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. The community has hosted teams from the Middle East Program since 2013.
From spending time at Illinois State University to visiting Weldon Farm, the team will completely immerse themselves in the local culture during their time in Illinois. Part of what makes FFI’s programs unique is the way they allow people from all backgrounds to directly participate in the international peace process.
If you would like to learn more about getting involved, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-397-5301. You can also "Like" our Facebook page below. If you would like to support FFI in the Bloomington-Normal Community financially, you can donate directly below.
FFI currently works with leaders from across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, for the bulk of our Europe/UK Program. Since 1986, we have worked with over 1,500 participants from across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. We actively recruit organizations and individuals to have the most significant impact in the short and long term.
Our youth programs allows students to receive credit for their schools for participating in the year-long program. For many years, FFI primarily focused on intergroup contact theory. However, FFI has recently broadened its understanding of conflict transformation beyond traditional conflict resolution programs to emphasize individual leadership and community-level action. Today, FFI is helping to shape a new generation of leaders who are poised to make a real impact in their communities through its educational programs that focus on youth empowerment, empathetic leadership, and social justice.
Interested in joining as an individual student? Visit the Program Opportunities page!
FFl has worked with youth leaders from the Arava, Haifa, and greater Nazareth regions. Since 1997, over 500 youth have completed the FFI Middle East program. While we often worked with schools and organizations interested in coexistence work, we have expanded to address a broader range of needs.
Our Middle East alumni continue to work on social action projects that address needs in their community, as well as return to the United States to act as Alumni Counselors.
In 2018, FFI brought over our first team of adult community leaders to help design a Mediterranean-Cyprus program.
Would you like to support or help get the FFI Cyprus Program up and running? Donations and/or sponsorships of activities are warmly welcomed. Please be sure to indicate you would like your donation to go to The Cyprus Program. If you prefer, you can donate through the FFI Cyprus Local Giving.
In September of 2018, in partnership with Open World Leadership Center and FHI 360, Friends Forever International hosted its first delegation from the Open World Leadership Center, a legislative branch agency.
Before they arrive at the FFI Peace Campus, delegates complete an orientation in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill and have the opportunity to meet with members of Congress.
Once in Durham, delegates collaborate on best practices for youth work. Delegates will meet state political leaders and local community leaders. Additional activities include a tailored version of the FFI Leadership Program.
In 2015, FFI brought a group of community leaders from Uganda to the United States to develop and enhance their leadership skills. Since then, we have stayed in contact with these leaders to continue to bring FFI to more countries in Africa.
In 2021, we launched our first-ever virtual program with another group of community leaders from Uganda and South Sudan. These leaders have gone on to complete social action projects and have a positive impact on their communities.
Interested in supporting our efforts to build FFI | Africa? Donations are greatly appreciated! Be sure to indicate where you would like your gift to go.
Bring FFI to Your Region
Interested in partnering with Friends Forever International (FFI), but we don’t currently work in your region? Fill out a Program Application today to start the conversation to bring FFI to you! FFI is truly a global organization, and we are always looking for new places to work around the world. We’ve added two new regions, the Mediterranean and Eurasia, to our programs in the past three years. Yours could be next!