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From Abe Lincoln’s birthplace in Kentucky to the White House in DC, SCA members help to interpret the legacies of US Presidents at National Parks and Historic Sites all over the country. Along the way, they’ve picked up some unexpected presidential stories and gained a new view of the nation’s Founding Fathers…

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Volunteers at SCA's MLK Day of Service at Anacostia Park in Washington, DC

What’s powerful enough to bring 600+ volunteers to a windy park in 20 degree weather to pick up trash on what’s supposed to be a day off work?

The idea that America’s urban communities need safe, inviting spaces to play outside if we’re ever going to realize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream.

Watch 4 NBC Washington’s segment on our MLK Day project in DC’s Anacostia Park to see what it looks like when 600 people work together to improve a cherished community greenspace.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at the March on Washington, DC in 1963.

By Camille Vincent, SCA Centennial Volunteer Ambassador at the MLK National Historic Site in Atlanta, Georgia.

Growing up in the South, including four years at Spelman College, a historically Black school in Atlanta, I felt the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. as ever-present. The “I Have a Dream” speech on the Lincoln Memorial. The civil disobedience, marches and boycotts. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of ‘65.

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NPS Ranger Millie Jimenez with visitors to Grand Teton National Park

Por Millie Jiménez*

El Servicio de Parques Nacionales celebra su cumpleaños 99 y me emociona recordar cómo yo encontré mi parque y cómo ahora me dedico a ayudar a otros a que encuentren el suyo.

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SCA Centennial Volunteer Ambassador Jacob Breslin at Shenandoah National Park

“This year, as the funding deadline approached, the stress in our office was palpable.”

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