About Us

Our Mission

We lead and elevate the state service network.

Our Vision

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

Our Values

Unity, Bipartisanship, Devolution

Who We Are


America's Service Commissions (ASC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 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, along with staff from the state service commissions.

ASC's work is focused in three core areas including:
  1. Commission Capacity Building
  2. Federal Advocacy
  3. Activation of the State Network
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.

Watch our 20th Anniversary video to learn more about the history of ASC and state service commissions: