Pittsburgh SCA is seeking high school teens who are interested in working to provide hands on service to parks, green spaces and natural areas all over the region. We are recruiting for several programs currently including:
2013 Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC) - a great way for to meet new people, develop new skills and visit new places. This unique program, completely free of charge, takes high school students to some of the most beautiful areas in Pennsylvania. Students come together twice a month from January to May; each month includes one weekend trip and one weekday evening meeting. Participants will about the environment, engage in team building and leadership activities and work on conservation projects. Members also earn the right to apply and serve on SCA national summer crews which occur in national parks all over the United States. If you are interested and want to learn more, check out the attached flyer and/or contact Josh Nard at firstname.lastname@example.org. Josh can also be reached at 412.720.8285.
Brashear Southside Crew - SCA is seeking 12 high school students interested in serving on a crew from January to May 2013. This crew will meet once a week after school and 2 Saturdays each month to work in and around Southside Park. Crew members will earn stipends by helping to improve Southside Park. They will also be paid to learn about conservation and green careers, and they will identify and secure a summer job by creating and implementing their own career plan. Interested? Call or email Josh Nard ( email@example.com or 412.720.8285).
(PITTSBURGH) July 27, 2009 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl kicked-off his Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program (PSYEP), welcoming youths to the City/County Building Portico, and touring several PSYEP sites. Since bringing the program back in 2006, the Mayor has improved upon it with the help of President Obama's economic stimulus funding, doubling the amount of youths hired to 554, and adding "white-collar" internships. Read more
Darcie Mather, an alumna of a City of Pittsburgh summer Community Crew in 2007, received a special honor and award on June 4, 2009, upon her graduation from Pittsburgh's City Charter High School. Darcie was a recipient of her school's Gemma Glass Achievement Award which commemorates the life of a former classmate at City Charter High.
Each of the ten Finalists for this prestigious award must complete a special graduation project and designate a charity that they intend to share any award money with. Darcie won the top award of $2,000.00 which was shared with the SCA, Darcie's charity of choice.
Thank you Darcie for your generosity and congratulations on your special achievement.
With the help of our friends at PNC Bank who generously donated their fabulous corporate box, a full catered lunch and a huge cake; on July 2nd, SCA TRRO staff took an afternoon at the ball park to celebrate with 20 SCA TRRO program participants who earned their High School diplomas this year. Pictured serving cake are Reese McArdle and Nick Williams, both CLC Trailblazers and graduates of Woodland Hills High School. Congrats TRRO grads!! Well done! Thank you PNC Bank for the wonderful day at PNC Park!
by Michelle Gilmore
Nearly 150 people who love Mother Earth gave back to her in Pittsburgh on Saturday, April 25, when the Student Conservation Association’s Three Rivers Branch hosted its annual Earth Day service project.
SCA program participants, alumni, and staff volunteered in Wilkinsburg at Linear Park and Hunter Park with members of the local community including Vanessa McCarthy Johnson, Wilkinsburg council member and chair of the Parks and Recreation Committee.
At SCA's Three Rivers Regional Office, the Pittsburgh Green Jobs Corps (GJC) is creating a serious buzz. A product of the partnership between SCA and local social enterprise GTECH, which utilizes green strategies to empower communities and reclaim vacant land, the GJC is an innovative method of connecting the green jobs popping up all over the region with youth most in need of career opportunities.
GJC members building their own hydroponic systems during a visit to the horticulture program at Bidwell Training Center.