Ascend accomplishes this task by bringing CFO level competency and a high level service approach to back office services thus allowing the charter school to focus primarily on its educational mission and goals. Ascend can bring unmatched business strength to the back office, which combined with the strength of the charter school members, allows for a streamlined and highly performing organization to coalesce. Ascend is a nonprofit organization (Non-Profit 501c(3) IRS submission in process) based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Moreover, Ascend is significantly invested and committed to our New Mexico community because it is, itself, a locally based organization. Ascend Business Services is a member of the non-profit, community based social enterprise – The Atrisco Companies.