Impact Stories

Every year, SCA provides training, tools and projects that place motivated teens and young adults in the field to effect changes great and small. How do we measure the effects? Sometimes its through decreased CO2 levels or by the tons of trash collected or in the number of trees planted. Our success is also measured by the lessons learned, the perspective gained and the lives we transform—today and into the future. Often when the SCA project is over, the success story is just beginning. Take a look at some of our most recent accomplishments.

Stories from the Field: SCA's Blog

How SCA is making a difference

As you’re tallying up all the various stuff you have to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, take a moment to recall that...

On November 15th, over 40 employee volunteers from SCA’s national partner MUFG Union Bank gathered on Manhattan’s Lower East Side...
National AmeriCorps Director Bill Basl joined 65 SCA volunteers on 11/11 at Fort Mahan Park to honor Veterans Day through service.
Follow Me: SCA member blogs from the field

Where to begin? How many 22 year-old lumberjacks can say that they have cut down a blowdown with a congressman, the Secretary of the Interior,...

Among the waste reduction projects I worked on at Zephyr Cove, my favorite was working on food waste. I knew...
At the beginning of my internship ARAMARK brought all of the SCA Sustainability Interns to Philadelphia for an orientation to...

Alumni Stories

Where will SCA take you?

SCA Alumni Council Leah Duran ( pictured below) writes about the REI-led stand-up paddle boarding class recently held at Richmond...
Yellowstone National Park contains more than 1,100 miles of trail and among the most impressive is the one blazed by Dr. Mary Meagher. A first-year SCA alumna (Olympic NP, ‘57), Mary is widely credited with paving the way for women scientists in the park service. “Agencies did not hire women at that time, at least with my training and interests,” she says. “That’s just how things were.”
When asked what first inspired her interest in nature, award-winning wildlife photographer, Barbara Baird, said it was the flash of...
Great ways to celebrate Earth Day can include a walk in the park, attending a local Earth Day event, or...

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