Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI)

ASC aims to create an equitable and inclusive environment through learning, advocacy, and training in our internal work and with our network. We believe centering justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) is imperative for national service and volunteering to grow and thrive in a manner that is reflective of the communities it serves.

We strive to use our position as a national membership organization to work towards the goal that all people have access to service opportunities and are included in the leadership, development, and implementation of those opportunities. We advocate for federal, state, and agency policies that will advance equity for all people.


We developed a JEDI plan that complements our strategic plan and focuses on communication, network culture, and the future of national service. Our JEDI Work Group, which reports to our Membership Committee, meets monthly to provide accountability to us in meeting our JEDI goals and input into our related priorities and activities. Our plan is dynamic and is reviewed and updated annually to reflect new priorities and learning.

Since releasing our JEDI plan in 2020, we have continued to make progress toward our goal of creating a more inclusive and equitable environment. We are pleased to share a few highlights of our work below.

  • We host BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and disability affinity groups for service commission and AmeriCorps program staff.
  • We require salary ranges on positions posted on our Service Job Board.
  • We aim to make our communications accessible by including alt text and image descriptions, video captions and/or subtitles, etc.
  • We have developed extensive recommendations for the AmeriCorps agency on ways it can be more inclusive, equitable, and accessible.
  • We have engaged in advocacy to reduce barriers to service and allow more people to serve.

Contact Rachel Bruns with questions on our JEDI plan, priorities, or work.