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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

SCA and American Eagle Join Up For Service Event at Riverside Park

SCA and American Eagle Join Up For Service Event at Riverside Park

On the morning of June 4th, over 100 employee volunteers from American Eagle Outfitters joined SCA members and crew leaders for a waterfront clean-up at Riverside Park in Manhattan. Sporting blue and white t-shirts proclaiming the AEO motto “Live Your Life,” employees arrived on the...Read more

Alaska Community Crew Members

Young Alaskans Go To Work Outdoors

Alaska Public Media

Noa Otto is part of a group of 17-20 year olds that have enlisted with the Student Conservation Association for a summer internship. Right now they’re working on the University Lake trail, an Anchorage dog park that is surrounded by outlying bike trails.

“Today we are retreading...Read more

Pittsburgh Community Crew Student at Work

Hazelwood Kids First Foray into Wild Leaves Lasting Impression

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Curtis Love had some serious questions earlier this month as he stood in the parking lot of the Hazelwood Carnegie Library branch, located above a laundromat and across from more than a handful of vacant and graffiti-tagged storefronts.

“Will there...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

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

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 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

Environmental Internships

E Magazine

Earthtalk

Dear EarthTalk: I understand that there are many internships available at environmental organizations, some involving working outdoors, some year-round with expenses paid. Where do I find these? – Jason Baar, Los Angeles, CA

Internships can provide...Read more

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