About Us


Mission

We lead and elevate the state service network.*

 

Vision

Our vision is that all states and territories will embrace service as a strategy to build community in solving local challenges.

 

Values

Unity, Equity, Bipartisanship, Devolution

 

Strategic Plan

View our 2021-2023 Strategic Plan summary below, as approved by the ASC Board of Directors in March 2021 or download as a PDF.

*The use of the word state is inclusive of all state service commissions as defined by federal statute, which currently includes 49 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.


Who We Are

 

America's Service Commissions (ASC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization representing and promoting state service commissions across the United States and territories. Formerly known as the Association of State Service Commissions, ASC is a peer network of governor-appointed commissioners and state service commission professional staff.

State service commissions are governor-appointed public agencies or nonprofit organizations made up of more than 1,200 commissioners - private citizens leading the nation's philanthropic and service movement. The nation’s 52 state service commissions operate at the state and local level granting more than $300 million from federal national service funds while matching these federal dollars with over $30 million from state and local sources to support citizen service and volunteerism in America. These funds support more than 40,000 AmeriCorps members.

 

Our History

 


ASC was launched in 1997 by a group of state service commissioners and executive directors. The motivation for establishing the Association was a belief that voluntary service, in all its forms, would be strengthened and enhanced by an organization that could mobilize the expertise of commissioners and staff to promote and represent all streams of national and community service.