About MAFCS (Maryland Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)

MAFCS is committed to being an active affiliate of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Our members are educators, extension officers,  and professionals in the areas of food sciences, nutrition, wellness, hospitality services, culinary arts, housing, interior design, human development, personal finances, family finances, textiles, apparel and design.



Our Vision

Individuals, families, and communities are achieving optimal quality of life assisted by competent, caring professionals whose expertise is continually updated through AAFCS.

Our Mission

To provide 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.

Our Core Values

Association members:

  • Believe in the family as a fundamental unit of society.
  • Embrace diversity and value all people.
  • Support life-long learning and diverse scholarship.
  • Exemplify integrity and ethical behavior.
  • Seek new ideas and initiatives and embrace change.
  • Promote an integrative and holistic approach, aligned with the FCS body of knowledge, to support professionals who work with individuals, families, and communities.

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