American Express

The Student Conservation Association is proud to partner with American Express in building the next generation of conservation leaders. American Express volunteers, SCA alumni, and local community participants help protect their lands and restore vital ecosystems. In partnership with American Express, the Student Conservation Association has engaged thousands of participants across the nation in hands-on service to the land. These efforts serve to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment.


A Year for Sustainability at Home

In 2020, SCA and American Express pivoted to create virtual programming that supported the health of our community and our planet. In partnership with American Express, SCA engaged over 850 youth, alumni, employees, and community members across the nation in online conservation education and virtual programming. These efforts totaled impacts of almost 11,000 hours of engagement spanning 11 quick touch conservation videos, 28 virtual environmental education sessions, and 9 weeks of youth education.

Click here to participate in ongoing virtual programming. 

Upcoming Events: 

Please check back in the New Year for updates to 2021 events schedule. Thank you!


News, Stories & Projects

On Monday, January 20th, Student Conservation Association (SCA), in sponsorship with American Express and Southwest Airlines, teamed up with National Park Service (NPS) to serve at Anacostia National Park. In honor of MLK Jr. Day, over 150 community volunteers came out to help remove litter from the park shoreline and lands. In total, volunteers cleared nearly 16 acres of park land, more than 1,100 feet of shoreline, and accumulated over 150 trash bags. 

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With support from American Express, SCA rallied a force of 150 volunteers at NYC and DC ConSERVE Events to commemorate the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance.

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With the support of Earth Day sponsors American Express and Southwest Airlines, SCA brought together over 2400 volunteers nationwide to celebrate the planet through service. At 14 SCA Earth Day events across 10 cities, thousands of volunteers joined forces to honor the 47th Annual Earth Day and make a hands-on contribution to their local parks.

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In New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Pittsburgh, and Washington DC, more than 1200 SCA ConSERVE volunteers mobilized to recognize MLK Day and connect the ideals of social and environmental justice.

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This winter there are even more reasons to join SCA as we gather to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with service events in New York and Washington, DC. Thanks to our sponsors at American Express, volunteers can win American Express gift cards while giving back to public lands at either of our January ConSERVE events.

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