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

370 volunteers gather below the Verrazano Bridge

In celebration of Earth Day and National Park Week, SCA brought together 370 volunteers in New York City for a Find Your Park Day of Service at Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island.

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US veterans from The Mission Continues volunteers at SCA's Find Your park beach cleanup in NYC

“We aim to inspire the next generation to view service as part of their lives. Service has given us purpose and we want to keep that going.”

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SCA's Roland Richardson walks with Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell

In honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service, SCA rallied 604 volunteers in Washington, DC for our largest service event to date. The Find Your Park Day of Service event, sponsored by American Express, is one of many that SCA will organize over the next year in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial.

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Volunteers gather storm debris along Jamaica Bay

In honor of the MLK National Day of Service, SCA brought together 350 volunteers this weekend at Gateway National Recreation Area in New York City. The event was the first Find Your Park Day of Service of 2016, as SCA and American Express team up to celebrate the National Park Service Centennial.

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“SCA made me feel that I didn’t have to be limited in what I do.”

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