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Diversity in the National Park System

Talent Management

The sad truth regarding American National Parks is that relatively few minorities visit them or work there. Inclusivity is a problem, and the Student Conservation Association is a working towards remedying it. As a national non-profit organization, they provide young students with...Read more

Distant woods focus one young man on helping Homewood

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

I’ve lived in Homewood for all of my 21 years. It’s one of Pittsburgh’s poorest, most crime-infested neighborhoods. Opportunities for young people are few, and role models are even fewer. That’s exactly why I plan to stay here.

I want to be a beacon for the young people who live in...Read more

National parks -- places for all people

Long Beach Daily Breeze

Growing up in suburban Los Angeles, the sun was almost always out, and beaches, forests, mountains, hiking trails and lakes were never too far away.

Somehow though, this outdoor paradise was lost on me and my Asian Americans friends. When I wasn’t in school, I was over-studying in my...Read more

Internships are good way to become park ranger

Carlsbad Current Argus

CARLSBAD >> Ever wonder how to pursue a career as a park ranger?

Although park rangers come from many different educational backgrounds, the journey to earn the coveted brown hat and shiny badge is arduous. Many jobs within the National Park Service are seasonal and it takes a...Read more

Hamtramck Community Cleanup w/SCA & Destination America 6/20

(HAMTRAMCK, MI.)—Hamtramck firefighters, school employees and others dedicated to restoring Veterans Park are getting an extra hand – in fact, hundreds of them. The Student Conservation Association (SCA), the national leader in youth service and...Read more

Adventurous Auburnite a Yosemite ‘bear intern’

Auburn Journal

At 18 years of age, Auburn resident Jessica Hadley is well-acquainted with the wild, wooly fauna of the American outback.
The daughter of lifelong environmentalists, she’s been stalking bears and watching wolves from a distance since childhood, but this summer she’s been enlisted by...Read more

SCA and American Eagle Outfitters Take Top Cause Marketing Prize

(CHICAGO, IL) May 29, 2014 —- The Student Conservation Association (SCA) and American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) today won a Golden Halo Award at the 12th annual Cause Marketing Forum Conference in Chicago, IL.  SCA, the nation’s only youth conservation force...Read more

We must all step up to transform Detroit

The Detroit News

I’m 18 years old and I have already seen Detroit at its worst. But I’ve also seen the powerful effect that community service can have on my hometown. If more people would give their time to make this city better, we could transform it into the vibrant metropolis that it...Read more

Volunteers beautify Lake Houston Wilderness Park

Houston Chronicle

Volunteers from throughout the Greater Houston area provided a little sweat labor recently to beautify areas of Lake Houston Wilderness Park in New Caney.

More than 75 volunteers converged on the park on April 12 to help install park benches, build and install bat boxes and bird...Read more

SCA and Southwest Airlines Restore Trinity River Habitat

DALLAS, TXApril 28, 2014—For more than four decades, Southwest Airlines has demonstrated a strong commitment to the city of Dallas, and, today, that dedication was on full display as...Read more

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