The American Association of State Service Commissions (also known as America’s Service Commissions-ASC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to advancing service and volunteerism in the United States. ASC works on behalf of a network of commission members and staff, who promote and represent all of the streams of national and community service.
The Corporation for National and Community Service provides opportunities for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to serve their communities and country through three programs: Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America. It provides grants and training and technical assistance to developing and expanding volunteer organizations.
Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Commission for Community Service co-chair the state Donations Coordination Team which activates during response and recovery to emergencies and disasters. Together the agencies connect donations of supplies, talent and time, as well as funds with the organizations on the ground helping people cope with and recover from community emergencies.
State Planning Office. The Commission was administratively attached to State Planning Office when it was created in Maine law. The State Planning Office provides the information, analysis, and guidance decision makers need to make informed decisions about Maine's economy, resources, and governance.
Since 2009 Time Warner Cable (TWC) and the Commission for Community Service have partnered to expand implementation of service-learning within Maine's k-12 schools and in community programs that extend learning beyond the traditional school day. TWC's corporate initiative, Connect A Million Minds, is the perfect fit for this collaboration with teachers, communities, parents, and students. TWC underwrites Commission grants to school districts that commit to making the organizational changes required to make service-learning part of the "usual way of educating." The Commission provides training, technical assistance, and seed money for teachers whose districts are new to service-learning. will support various outreach initiatives and programs through in kind and cash contributions. Together, TWC and the Commission use media to build an appreciation and understanding of the effectiveness of service-learning. The Maine Commission for Community Service is extremely grateful for Time Warner Cable’s generous support and commitment to support volunteerism across the state.
VolunteerMaine. The Maine Commission for Community Service initiated the VolunteerMaine Partnership in 2002 as part of its responsibility to be a catalyst in solving challenges faced by Maine’s volunteer sector. Between 2002 and 2007, the number of partners grew from 3 to 14: