who we are

ACS improves the quality of life in Howard County by strengthening the nonprofit community.


Advocate: increase the strength, impact and collective voice of member organizations.
Connect: convene community leaders to engage and collaborate, share best practices and form partnerships to serve the community.
Strengthen: help nonprofits to more effectively deliver services through mentoring, education and training experiences.

The Association of Community Services (ACS) is a dynamic 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization comprised of Howard County member organizations and individuals serving Howard County families and individuals.

ACS members come from every area of Howard County's nonprofit community. They include:

nonprofit organizations
government agencies;
businesses; and
individuals committed to community service.


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.

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Our vision is for Howard County to be a community where all residents have access to the resources they need to thrive.

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