60 Philadelphia Teens Get Green Jobs


(PHILADELPHIA, PA) Nov. 14, 2012 – More than 60 underserved Philadelphia teens have secured green jobs and leadership opportunities – gaining conservation skills, environmental education and career training – through a grant to the Student Conservation Association (SCA) from the Exelon...Read more

70 Young Adults Selected as NPS Centennial Volunteer Ambassadors

WASHINGTON, DC – A group of 70 energetic, young adults are leading an effort to connect people to their national parks and public lands in support of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary in 2016. The National Park Service (NPS) Centennial...Read more

DOI Secretary Sally Jewell announces AEO's $1M Commitment to a 21st Century CCC

A 21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps

(WASHINGTON, DC) January 8, 2014 —- The following is a statement from Student Conservation Association President Dale Penny on American Eagle Outfitters’ commitment of $1 million to the Department of the Interior’s 21st Century Conservation Service Corps. 

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A city garden is growing

The Florida Times-Union

Thirty volunteers with the Student Conservation Association, a nonprofit organization that involves youths in conservation and greening projects, will also help with the clearing and the planting.

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A Cleaner and Greener Detroit: Conservation Leadership Corps Wraps Up Six-Week Teen Employment Program

Press Release

Sep 2009 , Detroit : One hundred and ten high school students from Detroit spent their summer landscaping, planting and pruning hundreds of trees, building and maintaining miles of trails, constructing native...Read more

A Conservation Visionary At Last Honored By Obama Today

by Jess Leber August 04, 2010 09:19 AM (PT) Topics: Environmental Activism, Forests, Wildlife

The year was 1955, long before national service had a model in the Peace Corps, and more than a decade before Earth Day even existed.

Liz, then a senior at Vassar College, read a...Read more

SCA Invasive plant removal interns ponder the enormity of their task at Kenai Fjords National Park

A Day in the Life at Kenai Fjords NP

Seward City News

I wake up every day and walk outside into a postcard. Kenai Fjords National Park is one of the most spectacular natural places I have ever seen.

I graduated in December from San Diego State University and I was positive that an intern position through the Student Conservation...Read more

A Day in the Life of an SCA Intern

Seward City News

Source: Seward City News

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A door opens on North Side

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Quincy Kofi Swatson grew up in Manchester in the ’90s when the influence of crack and gangs was at its peak. He and his friends saw their peers following the path of the few male role models they knew.

“I was lucky that my mom strived to keep a barrier for me,” he said. “...Read more

A Message from SCA re: the Federal Data Breach

Federal officials report that a previously-revealed government data breach is wider than previously believed, and there are indications that a limited number of SCA members and recent alumni may be among those affected.

SCA has already contacted those individuals. If you have...Read more


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