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Army Community Service

From relocation to employment, ACS has the help you need, when you need it. 

Army Community Service is a social service agency that offers a comprehensive array of programs dedicated to maintaining the readiness of Soldiers, Families, and communities by fostering self-reliance, resiliency, and stability. We are the commander's principal family readiness agency, providing comprehensive, coordinated and responsive services that support the readiness of Soldiers, civilian employees and their Families, during peace and war. The mission of ACS is to assist Soldiers and Families in maintaining readiness. 

Advance registration required for some classes. 

Army Community Service Class Schedule 

Click here to download the ACS November 2020 Class Schedule 

Click here to download the ACS October 2020 Class Schedule October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you need assistance or want to talk to someone about domestic violence, our ACS Victim Advocates are here for you. You can reach us at +1 (785)239-9435 or +1 (785)307-1373

November is National Military Family Appreciation Month - America
honors and recognizes those unique sacrifices and challenges Family members make in support of their loved ones in uniform.

Employment Readiness Program

The Employment Readiness Program (ERP) offers employment assistance with job search, resume prep and review and referrals for local businesses. 

Navigating USAJobs

  • A comprehensive overview of the Federal job application process using the USAJobs website. The instructor will assist you with the online application process during this workshop

Employment Readiness Orientation

  • Explore the services available through the Employment Readiness program and gain information and insight on the local job market both on and off the installation

Beginning the Resume Process 

  • Learn how to get started on your professional resume, so you can put your best foot forward when applying for employment. 

Reviewing and Editing Your Resume

  • The second in a three-part series covering resume writing skills. In this course, you will learn how to review and edit your resume, to prevent errors and ensure important information is included.

Finalizing Your Resume

  • The third in a three-part series covering resume writing skills. In this course, you will learn how to put the final touches on your resume and prep it for submission to potential employers.
Financial Readiness

Learn how to make the most of your money, today and in the future with these informative classes 

Basic Money Management 

  • Does it seem like you never have enough? Are you confident in making financial decisions? Is dealing with money a constant stress? Take this basic money management course to build your financial readiness! 

Money Smarts: Invest In Your Future

  •  This course is a detailed discussion of the new Blended Retirement System (BRS), the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), investing and how to make all three work together to provide you with the maximum possible retirement income.

The Art of Buying a Car 

  • Do you need to buy a car or truck and have no idea where to start? We'll guide you through the entire process from applying for loans to shopping tips, and help you save some money along the way.

Managing Credit 

  • What is a good credit score? What is the best way to build credit? How do I repair my credit? Will my score go down if I apply for new credit? Should I pay for Credit Monitoring? Get answers to all your credit questions

Should I Rent or Buy?

  • Buying a home is one of the most complex and costly purchases you will ever make. We will help you determine if buying a home is right for you, and arm you with the skills and knowledge needed to make a smart purchase since getting the best deal can save you thousands of dollars over the life of a loan. 
Soldier and Family Readiness

Provides support and training for command teams, Family Readiness Group Leadership and Family Readiness Liaisons, so they can support the Soldier and Family readiness mission.

Soldier and Family Readiness Group (SFRG) Leader and Foundations Training

  •  This class provides instruction and guidance to assist Commanders, newly appointed SFRG Leaders and Family Readiness Liaisons (SFRL) on the operations of the SFRG. 

Funds Custodian & Foundations Training

  • Training on maintaining the SFRG Informal Fund, SFRG fundraising guidelines, and duties of an SFRG Funds Custodian 

Key Contact & Foundations Training

  • Instruction on the roles, responsibilities, and duties of an SFRG Key Contact volunteer

Soldier Family Readiness Liaison (SFRL) Initial Training

  • Instruction and guidance for SFRLs and initial training for Soldiers assigned to be Brigade or Battalion SFRLs

Care Team Training

  • Provides instruction and guidance on the roles, responsibilities, and expectations of the appointed Care Team volunteers who may be activated to provide short-term support after a trauma or crisis in the unit.

Command Team Training for SFRG

  • Introduction and guidance to Company Commanders and First Sergeants on command team roles and responsibilities. This training is facilitated as part pf the Pre-Command Course scheduled by 1ID 
 
Family Enrichment

Love & Logic 

  • Designed to help parents create happy families and responsible kids by learning to allow them to grow through their mistakes; learning to allow them to learn from the consequences of their choices; learning shared control; and learning shared thinking and decision making. The Love and Logic approach to parenting is built around the science of crafting caring and respectful relationships. 

24/7 Dad Workshop

  • This two-day class is designed to engage fathers and encourage them to become more involved with their children and families. This course is packed with fun, interactive activities to assist dads in raising healthy, mature responsible adults.

Oh! Oh, Baby It Is Your Day

  • Children receive a free Ages and Stages Assessment, vision and hearing screening. Parents learn from the assessment, which enhances their skills in parenting their child's developmental growth. 

Launching Hope 

  • For parents with teenagers. Parent's aren't raising kids, they are launching young adults! Sooner or later children are going to leave the nest. Learn tips on how to help your children start their independent lives successfully!
Support Groups

Meet & Greet Playtime 

  • Join New parent Support for an informal meetup! Parent have the chance to get together and socialize. Children have the opportunity to build skills and socialization through play. Free for families with children ages 36 months and younger! 

Moms Together 

  • Don't just survive, thrive! Infant Group: Pregnancy - 12 months, meet and support other new moms, talk about crying, feeding, poop, and sleep. Learn to care for yourself and your baby! Toddler Group: 13-24 Months, structured playgroup including storytime, songs, and activities, plus social time for mom! 

Just For You! 

  • Is your spouse away? Are you bored? Need a break from the kids and work? Join Just for You! Meet other spouses, receive free mini manicures, free lunch, and the chance to win prizes. 

Multicultural Gathering

  • If you are looking to meet new people, network, or find out information on areas such as medical services offered, employment, gaining citizenship or immigration services, getting a stateside driver's license, and English as a Second Language (ESL) this is the place for you. 

Exceptional Family Members (EFMP)

  • EFMP parents, you are not alone! Come connect with other parents. Children welcome! Learn more about community resources, information and referral, advocacy, and programs available for Families with special needs. This class provides information on resources (on and off-post) that are available for individuals with special needs.
Relocation Readiness

Victory Welcome

  • Newcomers are welcomed by the Fort Riley command team, provided a 1ID command brief, informed of local events and programs offered, and participate in an information fair with more than 40 community agencies, all here just for you. Family members are highly encouraged to attend. Child care is not provided, however, children are welcome.  

PCS Social 

  • Stop by for a free meal and social event, and learn about the programs and services that can support you during your move. Representatives from housing, employment, education, Child and Youth Services, and many more are in attendance. All incoming and outgoing Soldiers and their families are welcome to attend.  

Newcomers Welcome for Spouses 

  • New to Fort Riley? Join us for resilience training, to learn more about the community and volunteer opportunities, and get connected with your Soldier & Family Readiness Group. 

 

Army Volunteer Corps

The Army Volunteer Corps provides opportunities for volunteers based on interest and agency needs. Volunteers support the installation mission in a variety of capacities such as coaches, office assistants, SFRG leaders, program assistants and much more. For further information on you may become an essential piece of the volunteer program, contact the installation volunteer coordinator at 785-239-9435. ACS volunteers are eligible to receive 25 hours per month in free child care. 

VMIS Training 

  • This class helps with the registration into the VMIS program; explains how to log hours and gives options for future levels; and explains the rewards of tracking volunteer hours including promotion points for E5 and below, job experience documentation and future benefits. No child care is available. 

Volunteer Management 

  • This class covers registration in the VMIS system as an organizational point of contact. how to certify volunteer hours; how to add volunteer positions; and the importance of verifying and logging volunteer hours. Attendees also learn about volunteer awards, volunteer agencies and how to collect volunteer hours for others. No child care is available. 
Agent Cards

For more information, visit Army Community Service at 7264 Normandy Dr., Fort Riley, KS 66442

 

 

  • Army Community Service
  • In-person services are closed until further notice, but are available by phone and email. If you require any ACS services, please email us at: usarmy.riley.imcom.mbx.acs@mail.mil. Financial Readiness and AER: 785-492-2652 Outreach/Mobilization &Deployment/SFRG: 785-210-9949 Survivor Outreach Services: 785-221-8535 Family Advocacy: 785-213-6077 Victim Advocacy: 785-307-1373
  • Military DSN (312)856-9435
  • Hours:
    Monday
    8:00am-5:00pm
    Tuesday
    8:00am-5:00pm
    Wednesday
    8:00am-5:00pm
    Thursday
    8:00am-5:00pm
    Friday
    8:00am-4:00pm
    Saturday
    Closed
    Sunday
    Closed
    Federal Holidays
    Closed