From City Block to Teton Rocks: Bronx-Born Ranger Inspires Young Parkgoers

NBC News

Jimenez, the daughter of Mexican immigrants who began working at Grand Teton in 2014, grew up in the bustling Little Italy neighborhood of the Bronx. A trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park through the NPS Academy, a joint workforce diversity initiative of the Park Service and Student...Read more

Students Get Lessons in the Great Outdoors as Part of Summer Job Program

The Tribune-Democrat
Participants in the newly created Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps got to experience the area’s natural landscape – from its green forests to deep blue lakes to winding hiking trails – as both a classroom and workplace this summer.
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Summer Program Sows Seeds of Learning

The Courier-Post
On the first Friday in August, National Park Service rangers gathered with teenagers from North Philadelphia and Camden to celebrate the end of a new summer program, one that takes urban gardening and adds a dose of history and adventure.
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Chicago Conservation Leadership Corps Teaches, Inspires Youth

Forest Preserves of Cook County
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Veterans Help Give Custer Peak Lookout a Face Lift

A Veterans Fire AmeriCorps Team based in the northern hills has been very busy this summer.
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Students Recognized at Independence National Historical Park

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Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps Provides a Unique Summer Job

The Times Leader

Joe Franckiewicz wants to be a park ranger, so the 18-year-old Meyers graduate is spending the summer getting some on the job training.

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SCA Helps Make NH Park ADA-Accessible

Valley News
Thanks to dozens of volunteers, a grant and town money, Brookside Park is now home to a new, ADA-accessible bridge and trail.
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SCA Members Show Off Green Thumbs

Area teenagers had a chance to show off their green thumbs Friday in the heart of Old City Philadelphia. All of the veggies in this garden at the Independence National Historic Park were grown by students from Philadelphia and Camden.
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Diversity is Key to Sustaining America’s National Parks

The Huffington Post
by Jaime B. Matyas, President and CEO, SCA
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