History of AASC

1999

  • The American Association of Service Coordinators is officially incorporated as a national non-profit membership organization
  • AASC is launched at the 4th Annual National Service Coordinator Training and Networking Conference in Cleveland, Ohio
  • AASC membership reaches 100

2000

  • 258 members attend the National Service Coordinator Conference
  • Membership reaches 556
  • First edition of Insight, AASC’s quarterly newsletter is published

2002

2004

  • AASC partners with non-profit organization Pangea Foundation to create AASConline for seniors
  • In partnership with The Ohio State University Office of Geriatrics and Interprofessional Aging Studies, the Professional Service Coordinator Program (PSC) is created

2005

  • 53 service coordinators become first PSC graduates
  • AASC holds its first Public Policy Forum in Washington, DC

2006

  • Pangea Foundation develops AASConline for families in collaboration with AASC, Enterprise Community Partners and NeighborWorks America
  • AASC expands to include a Family Housing and Services division to help sustain the programs supporting service coordinators who serve low-income families, which includes the Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program, the Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) program and other case management personnel working in tax credit properties
  • The 2006 National Service Coordinator Conference includes a new educational track for service coordinators working with low-income families
  • National Service Coordinator Conference breaks attendance record with 1,139 attendees
  • Alabama becomes AASC’s first official state chapter

2008

  • Membership exceeds 2,000
  • First webinar series is launched

2009

  • AASC celebrates 10th anniversary

2013

  • Membership exceeds 3,000

2014

  • AASC celebrates 15th anniversary
  • National Service Coordinator Conference breaks new attendance record with over 1,200 attendees
  • AASC introduces its first mobile app for National Service Coordinator Conference
  • Congressman Steve Stivers and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty of Ohio introduce HR 729 proclaiming September 19, 2014 as National Service Coordinator Day.
2016
  • Professional Service Coordinator certificate program is revised and updated with new content
  • AASC University is launched, offering SC101: Fundamentals of Service Coordination in a new, on-demand format