State service commissions were created in the National and Community Service Trust Act as amended in 1993. They are the state partners of the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, the Corporation for National and Community Service. As a state service commission, Serve Colorado administers AmeriCorps State, Volunteer Generation Fund, and volunteer programs to address critical community needs and engage our citizens in service.
Serve Colorado empowers community-based organizations to meet locally identified needs through service and volunteerism. Housed in the Office of Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera, our work is guided by our collaboratively developed State Service Plan. The Commission guides our work in three distinct programs: AmeriCorps Colorado, the state agency of the national domestic service program, early literacy initiatives, and Days of Service to promote volunteerism. Along with these three programs, Serve Colorado hosts and participates in a number of events, including the Governor's Service Awards, the AmeriCorps Opening Day Ceremony, trainings for AmeriCorps programs and members, various literacy events, and more.