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Mission Possible: Thank You to Friends, Colleagues and Supporters in our ACT State Organizations

In honor of the 60th anniversary of ACT’s founding in 1959, ACT’s leaders are sharing their thoughts on our history – and how our past and present help to inform ACT’s future.

As we celebrate our 60th anniversary at ACT, I would like to take a moment to highlight the extraordinary work being done by our ACT State Organization members. Simply put, our mission is impossible without the work of countless experts who volunteer their time to help people achieve education and workplace success. We are incredibly thankful for all the members—past and present—who have championed our mission for nearly 60 years.

ACT State Organizations exist to help us build a community of thought leaders that include both educators and workplace professionals. Our state- and region-level advisory groups are composed of over 16,000 members from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Membership is voluntary so this means that in addition to their full-time jobs, our members share their precious time and expertise to help us help more people.


Our members come from all walks of life and include individuals who are employees of four-year colleges and universities, two-year colleges, K-12 schools, school districts, workforce boards, and other institutions served by ACT programs, solutions, or services.

We collaborate with our friends, colleagues and supporters to:

  • Share information about ACT’s programs and solutions
  • Work to eliminate the skills gap by connecting the outcomes of K-12 and postsecondary to career opportunities 
  • Host events and workshops that support state-level initiatives
Share information about ACT’s programs and solutions

ACT State Organizations serve as an essential advocacy arm of ACT. While a significant part of being an ACT State Organization member requires knowledge of ACT programs and solutions, our members also serve as a part of our front line in the field. We are thankful for their feedback and collaboration.

Work to eliminate the skills gap by connecting the outcomes of K-12 and postsecondary to career opportunities

We work together to increase awareness of academic and career advancement policy, research, and best practices that can help close the skills gap. Knowing we are all stronger together, we look to identify and learn from innovative solutions that advance successful collaborations between academic and workforce development efforts. We also know that closing gaps in educational equity and access is critical to ACT’s mission.



Host events and workshops that support state-level initiatives

This year, ACT State Organizations hosted 25 events across the United States, with several sold out. In addition to events and workshops, members receive access to member-only webinars, ACT newsletters, policy and advocacy support, and other professional development opportunities.




We’re proud of the unique network of education and workplace professionals that we’ve built. I’m even more proud of and thankful for our grassroots volunteers across the country who graciously devote their time to working with ACT to help people achieve education and workplace success and have helped champion our mission for six decades.

If you or someone you know would like to become an ACT State Organizations member, I invite you to fill out our membership form and join us in in championing education and workplace success for all.




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ACT is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. Headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa, ACT is trusted as a leader in college and career readiness, providing high-quality assessments grounded in nearly 60 years of research. ACT offers a uniquely integrated set of solutions designed to provide personalized insights that help individuals succeed from elementary school through career.

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