Mission, Vision, and Creed

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

Our Vision
NEAFCS is the professional organization for Extension Family and Consumer Sciences that:

  • Builds leaders for the future
  • Provides innovative professional growth and development opportunities
  • Recognizes and promotes excellence and scholarship in programming
  • Serves members as a nation-wide resource for education, information, networking, and building partnerships
  • Promotes the profession and the mission and goals of the Land Grant University Extension System

As an Extension educator, my prime concern is people.
I believe it is my responsibility to give the best of my ability and develop myself to be an effective educator.
I accept the opportunity to empower individuals, families, and communities to meet their needs and goals through a learning partnership.
May I always be willing to accept the challenges of the changing times. 

Value Statement
National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Science professionals provide families with evidence and science based programs, enabling them to improve their family’s well-being in health, financial management, food and nutrition, food safety, healthy homes and environments, family life and technology, improving their daily lives and creating vibrant communities in which they live.  

Affirmative Action Statement
National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) provides professional development for Extension professionals who improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities and provide education in the areas of: Childhood Obesity Prevention; Community Health and Wellness; Diabetes Prevention and Management; Financial Management; Food and Nutrition; Food Safety; Healthy Homes and the Environment; Improving Children’s Lives; and Protecting our Resources – Family Life. NEAFCS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action association. NEAFCS values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. Membership is not by invitation.