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

This past Saturday SCA joined forces with American Express to celebrate Earth Day by bringing more than 400 volunteers to Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. This day of service marked the first of 18 national events SCA and American Express will host over the next 18 months in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial.

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SCA Volunteers cleaning up green spaces in New York City

(WASHINGTON D.C.) April 15, 2015 — Two major forces in service, stewardship and sustainability are coming together for the first time to renew public lands and community bonds for Earth Day.

The Student Conservation Association and American Express will bring together hundreds of volunteers – including young people, American Express employees, park rangers and more – at historic outdoor sites in New York City and Washington, DC. 

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Program kicks off with a ‘Servabration’ in honor of the National Park Service’s 99th Birthday on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on August 25

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