Friendship Ambassadors Foundation - Board of Directors

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299 Greenwich Avenue
United States

About Us

Since its inception, in 1973, FAF has cultivated international affiliations and partnerships in order to fulfill its non-partisan and non-sectarian mission to promote youth leadership development and peace through cultural exchange throughout the world. FAF’s history and resources make us uniquely capable of helping young people find their voice and share their values, and we can play a significant role in this dialogue moving forward.

FAF’s signature program is the Youth Assembly at the United Nations, now in its fifteenth year, which has provided a unique platform for fostering dialogue and generating partnerships between exceptional youth, civil society, the private sector, and the United Nations. As yesterday’s FAF participants became the leaders of today, so too will today’s FAF participants become the leaders of tomorrow. 

Other FAF Programs include: The Rhythms of One World choral music festival; youth-based “service ambassadors” programming in Ecuador; arts-based service programming in New Orleans; cultural exchange programs in the form of performance tours in various countries; the UN Rocks Music Group (“Strong UN Better World”); Ambassadors Sing for Peace; the Youth Symphony for United Nations; and Youth Band for United Nations (led for several years by Greenwich High School music teacher John Yoon and comprised of Fairfield youth). FAF is also proud of its many formal affiliations with a long list of non-governmental organizations, including Special Consultative Status with the United Nations, placing the Foundation in a unique position as it pursues its mission.

FAF programs have involved many well-known participants throughout the past four decades, including United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, author Alex Haley, Mother Teresa, Senator Jay Rockefeller, President Vaclav Havel, three American astronauts, Reverend Jesse Jackson, social entrepreneur Kathy Ireland, Dr. Arun Gandhi – the list goes on and on. However, the Foundation is proudest of the tens of thousands of private citizens and the millions of lives that have been touched and changed by the participation, engagement, and exchange our public projects engender.

Friendship Ambassadors Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and expressly prohibits any form of workplace discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.