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Web Essay: A logical transition for veterans

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

After graduating from high school in Williamson, Wayne County, I did combat tours with the U.S. Marine Corps in Afghanistan and Iraq. But like the thousands of other vets returning to upstate New York, I was left wondering what to do next. Where could I put my military training to best use? How...Read more

SCA President and CEO Dale Penny on Suh nomination

(WASHINGTON, DC) October 31, 2013Statement by Student Conservation Association (SCA) President and CEO Dale Penny on nomination of Rhea S. Suh as Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks:

“SCA enthusiastically applauds...Read more

Student Conservation Association Joins US Disaster Response Program

(WASHINGTON, DC) October 28, 2012 – The Student Conservation Association (SCA), the national leader in youth service and stewardship, has signed a formal agreement with the federal Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to assist in disaster response and...Read more

C.J. Goulding, SCA Alumnus

The Fierce Urgency of Nature

Children & Nature Network

In August, more than 50 people came together on Washington’s Bainbridge Island for the Children & Nature Network’s Natural Leaders Legacy Camp, held at the Islandwood campus.

Connecting people to the natural world was the central theme. We learned about leadership styles,...Read more

The Power of Washington's Open Park Spaces

The Power of Washington's Open Park Spaces

Huffington Post

Growing up in the Petworth section of the District of Columbia, I was 10 years old before I saw my first real park. I didn’t realize at the time that it would be my salvation from the drugs and violence that were ravaging my community. It would...Read more

Vets go from firefights to fighting fires

Stars & Stripes

The men and women I’m training know we’re about to confront a merciless enemy. We are all military veterans, and in the field we have an objective, a plan, and the flexibility to change tactics midstream — just as in the armed forces.

In this case our adversary isn’t al-...Read more

Youth Help Restore Gateway sites

Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — “KLONG! KLONG! KLONG! …

Once again, the pick rises high up toward the overcast sky, hangs there for a few seconds, and slams back down on the granite boulder.

“KLONG!”

The pounding pick adds to the sound of the waves, rolling and...Read more

Vassar Alumna Returns To Help Plant Hundreds Of Trees

WAMC Northeast Public Radio

A 1955 Vassar College graduate returned to campus this week to participate in a tree-planting project as part of an organization she founded.

That was a tulip tree getting its first drink after being planted in a 5-acre site at Poughkeepsie-based Vassar College’s 530-acre Farm...Read more

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...Read more

Vassar students plant 1,000 trees

Poughkeepsie Journal

Carrie Perkins had an idea.

As part of an independent research project, Perkins, a senior biology major at Vassar College, decided it would be a good idea to plant … a forest.

That idea evolved into a three-day effort that continues today and Friday at Vassar College’s...Read more

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