When Robert Snyder thinks about the 30-year history of the American Friends Service Committee in North Cambridge, he said he is convinced that it continues to be the right location for this Quaker service group.
He feels that Cambridge is a comfort zone for both the organization and the many AFSC employees who live in Cambridge, Snyder said.
Joseph Gerson (left) with Robert Snyder in front AFSC center at 2161 Massachusetts Ave.
The neighborhood and city has an abundance of progressive and liberal institutions, he said. “Look around at the non-profit community in Cambridge. We feel we belong here. It’s our kind of town.”
Although, Snyder jokingly said one drawback to living and working in famously liberal Cambridge is that he has no idea what is going on in the rest of the country.