Who We Are
The Association of Community Services (ACS) is a dynamic network of 100+ Howard County member organizations and individuals serving more than 100,000 Howard County families and individuals.
ACS members come from every area of Howard County's human services community. They include:
We are a membership organization
supported by volunteers complementing a small staff.
What We Do
Our Members Make a Difference - We Make it Easier
ACS advances human services in Howard County by offering members the information, support, training, education and connections they need to:
Our efforts are dedicated to improving the lives of Howard County residents. We are the premiere organization for connecting you with the community thought leaders and cutting edge information so you can effectively lead your organization or cause. We invite you to join us.
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Membership is about you. Every membership is customized...as it should be.
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Our Strategic Mission
The mission of ACS is to support Howard County nonprofits in the achievement of their missions because strong nonprofits improve the quality of life for all.
For Howard County to be a community where all residents have access to the resources they need to thrive.
We believe in the following shared principles, beliefs and priorities:
We treat nonprofits and those they support with
dignity and respect.
Collaboration: We connect people and create a place where collective knowledge can be leveraged for the greater good.
Leadership: We strive to be a role model for other
nonprofits in leading change.
Goal 3: Exemplify best practices in nonprofit management/Be a role model and change agent
Goal 4: Build brand awareness; Be the trusted voice/trusted