Next Generation Service Corps

Next Generation Service Corps

“In the Next Generation Service Corps we develop character driven, adaptive leaders charged with driving positive impact both locally and globally.  NGSC leaders are armed with the courage to cross sectors, connect networks and ignite action for the greater good.” 

Brett Hunt, Founding Executive Director of the Public Service Academy


The world is more complex and interconnected than it has ever been.  Hunger, homelessness, global warming, education inequality, extremism; not one of these challenges will be solved by a single government, nonprofit or corporation.  These challenges will be solved by character-driven leaders armed with a social mission and the leadership skills to bring diverse groups together towards a common goal.


The NGSC is a four-year leadership development program (with a two-year transfer track) where students study their chosen major, engage in practical elements of leadership, learn cross-sector collaboration and take internships each summer working on real issues in the public, private and nonprofit sectors all while pursuing their own chosen social mission.


The NGSC is made up Corps Members from over 150 different majors, every ASU campus, and over 35 different states.  Corps Members lead throughout the program in Mission Teams, all while taking part in other clubs including Undergraduate Student Government, intramural sports, greek life, Barrett the Honors College and clubs too numerous to name.

Developing Leaders to Create a Better World

As the anchor program of the Public Service Academy, the Next Generation Service Corps was created with a new type of leader in mind. A leader who understands the complex challenges our society faces today. A leader who recognizes the need for collaboration among the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to address these challenges. A character-driven leader armed with the courage to cross sectors, connect networks, and ignite action for the greater good.

Launched in 2015, the NGSC offers students a unique opportunity to learn about complex challenges from different perspectives; develop essential leadership skills through experiential learning; and build a diverse network of student peers, accomplished leaders, and community members that will aid them in achieving their goals. We envision a future shaped by leaders in all fields, across all sectors, working collaboratively to bring justice and equity to our communities and ensure the sustained development and prosperity of society and everyone in it.

At the core of NGSC's mission is an emphasis on public service and servant leadership. Through robust curriculum, meaningful internships, and intentional leadership training and practice, students are given the tools to lead change that benefits the greater good. Service in the community and continuous reflection instill a sense of compassion and allow students to see first-hand how they can contribute to creating a better world. Students within the NGSC have control over their development as a leader and freedom to determine how they can make the greatest impact.

NGSC Core Values

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Integrity
  • Selflessness