Who We Are

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.

What We Do

ACS improves the quality of life in Howard County by strengthening the nonprofit community. We deliver upon this promise through:

  • Connections: convening community leaders to engage and collaborate, share best practices and form partnerships to serve the community.
  • Advocacy: increasing the strength, impact and collective voice of member organizations.
  • Empower: help nonprofits to more effectively deliver services through mentoring, education and training experiences.

Our 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.

Association of Community Services

9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite 301
Columbia, MD 21046

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