We must all step up to transform Detroit

The Detroit News

I’m 18 years old and I have already seen Detroit at its worst. But I’ve also seen the powerful effect that community service can have on my hometown.

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Volunteers beautify Lake Houston Wilderness Park

Houston Chronicle

Volunteers from throughout the Greater Houston area provided a little sweat labor recently to beautify areas of Lake Houston Wilderness Park in New Caney.

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SCA and Southwest Airlines Restore Trinity River Habitat

DALLAS, TXApril 28, 2014—For more than four decades, Southwest Airlines has demonstrated a strong commitment to the city of Dallas, and, today, that dedication was on full display as...Read more

Q&A: Jon Jarvis

Q: With the National Park Centennial less than two years away, what are the biggest challenges the Park Service faces?

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A Q&A with Artist Nina Palomba

Nina Palomba has a website full of her doodles and creations. But for her latest project, she worked on a much grander scale.

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SCA Earth Day 2013 Oakland CA

SCA to Mobilize 2,000 + Students in Earth Day Projects Nationwide

WASHINGTON D.C.April 10, 2014—The Student Conservation Association (SCA) will commemorate the 44th anniversary of Earth Day by activating more than 2,000 young volunteers for service projects in 14 cities across the nation.

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Painting a New Portrait of of Urban Renewal in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL (April 10, 2014) – Student volunteers will create new play areas at a Chicago park while a renowned street artist creates a colorful mural at a local school during an Alternative Spring Break (ASB) project on April 12 conducted by the Student Conservation Association...Read more

Volunteering provides a special experience in national parks

High Country News

Big Bend National Park, Texas

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Hire Education

National Parks Conservation Association

On a snowy March afternoon in Seward, Alaska, I lead a dozen teenagers in a writing exercise. Weʼve filled a whiteboard with “Jobs You Could Have for the NPSˮ (ranger and scientist top the list), and now the students are huddled up imagining a career for themselves.

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Making a Difference Through Hard Work

National Parks Traveler

Editor’s note: The Student Conservation Association exists to help nurture and immerse today’s younger generations in places such as national parks and national forests.

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