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

In honor of Veterans Day, SCA brought together over 250 volunteers in New York City for a Find Your Park Day of Service at Jacob Riis Park in Queens.

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Through the support of American Express, SCA brought together over 700 volunteers this weekend to mark the 9/11 National Day of Service & Remembrance with Find Your Park Day of Service Events in New York City and Washington, DC.

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Group of young environmentalists from the FBR Branch of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington

“We believe in the old adage ‘service is the rent you pay for living.’”

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200 Volunteers Gather on the steps of General Grant National Memorial

In celebration of National Trails Day and in support of the Find Your Park campaign, SCA brought together over 200 volunteers in New York City for a Find Your Park Day of Service at General Grant National Memorial.

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Young SCA volunteers on the trail at Fort Dupont Park

In celebration of National Trails Day and in partnership with American Express, SCA brought together nearly 200 volunteers for a Find Your Park Day of Service at Fort DuPont Park in southeast Washington, DC.

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