SCA Alumni

If you’re like most of our participants, SCA is but one major step in your journey as a lifelong conservationist. Here you’ll find ways to connect with your fellow travelers, and inspiring stories and advice to keep you moving toward a healthier planet. 


Introducing a better way for SCA alumni to stay connected; The SCA Network! Through this secure portal, you can connect with fellow alumni and SCA staff in a way that no other existing SCA platform allows – like match you with a mentor or link you directly to like-minded people through affinity groups. You can use the web-based platform or download the app today.



Read the latest from the Alumni Archives

We recently asked our alumni to tell us their SCA stories, and did they ever! We were so moved by what they had to say that we want to start sharing them with you. Each month we will add a new one as well as link to those that have been highlighted on our social media feeds. Check back often to learn more about what your fellow alums had to say about there SCA experience and time since.




Stay Connected


The SCA Facebook Alumni Group, created in late 2015, is THE  place to connect with fellow SCA alums. Swap stories and photos from your time with SCA, share and discuss pressing conservation issues, post relevant news and events, find and plan alumni get-togethers, or just drop in and say “hi.” Know an alum who’s not a member yet? Add them! Join the FB Alumni Group


Service Events

Join us for a single day volunteer project! Not only will you help accomplish some of SCA’s most important work—ensuring that America’s city-dwellers (yourself included) have access to safe, well-maintained parks and greenspaces— but you’ll also have a chance to connect with SCA staff and fellow alumni in your area.

Social Events

Volunteer service projects are a great excuse to hang, but they need not be the only one. Come out for gatherings where everyone in attendance has at least one thing in common: conservation is among their highest priorities.  SEE ALL UPCOMING EVENTS


The members of SCA’s Alumni Council come from all backgrounds, all areas of the country, and all of our various programs, ensuring a diversity of perspectives as they help guide our vision for SCA’s future. Head here to meet them, and keep an eye on our social media pages for a chance to apply yourself—we add new members every year! READ MORE ABOUT THE ALUMNI COUNCIL


Check out the career resources page for guidance on everything from getting started on to appearing imminently employable on social media. To inspire your search, you’ll also find illuminating examples of alumni who used SCA experience to jump start careers in conservation. SEE THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO SCA ALUM

Alumni Stories

In 2014, we surpassed 75,000 alumni serving with SCA since its founding in 1957. Many have generously shared their stories with us.

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Student Conservation Association Applauds Launch of American Climate Corps

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is excited for the launch of the American Climate Corps…

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Sony Pictures Television and Student Conservation Association to Host The King of Queens 25th Anniversary Day of Service on Sept. 30

NEW YORK – The Student Conservation Association (SCA), together with Sony Pictures Television, will host a day of…

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USDA Forest Service Announces Monumental $1 Billion Investment in Community Forests Across America

ARLINGTON, Va. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Forest Service has unveiled a groundbreaking…

The Houston Youth Conservation Leadership Corps graduation ceremony, including guests and partners, Chikawa Aztec.

Summer Snapshots from Our Urban Green Program

It’s been a busy summer of conservation at cities nationwide! From Pittsburgh to the Bay Area, Student Conservation…

Celebrating the National Park Service

The National Park Service (NPS) turns 107 on August 25. Congress created the agency in 1916 to “conserve the scenery…

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Women in Conservation

Women’s Equality Day is celebrated on Aug. 26 to honor the work and achievements that paved the way for women’s…

On the Road with the SCA

Did you know the Student Conservation Association has special roving crews that travel frequently within a state or…

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Student Conservation Association To Host Inaugural EmpowerHer Summit at West Atlanta Watershed Alliance Aug. 5

ATLANTA – The Student Conservation Association (SCA) will host its inaugural EmpowerHer Summit at the West Atlanta…

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Student Conservation Association CEO Inspires AmeriCorps Trail Crews Serving Across Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska. – The Student Conservation Association (SCA) today announced that the organization’s President…

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Student Conservation Association, U.S. Forest Service Announce Wildland Fire Academy Program

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Student Conservation Association (SCA) today announced that the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) will…

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