A door opens on North Side

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Quincy Kofi Swatson grew up in Manchester in the ’90s when the influence of crack and gangs was at its peak. He and his friends saw their peers following the path of the few male role models they knew.

“I was lucky that my mom strived to keep a barrier for me,” he said. “...Read more

A Message from SCA re: the Federal Data Breach

Federal officials report that a previously-revealed government data breach is wider than previously believed, and there are indications that a limited number of SCA members and recent alumni may be among those affected.

SCA has already contacted those individuals. If you have...Read more

A proud legacy

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette



LITTLE ROCK — Until a year ago, I had never set foot in a national park. Now, I’m taking my first step toward a park career. My journey has been influenced by many, and my goal now is to do the same...Read more

A Q&A with Artist Nina Palomba

Nina Palomba has a website full of her doodles and creations. But for her latest project, she worked on a much grander scale. The Wyoming native, who graduated from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 2013, was...Read more

A Story of Conservation and Leadership: Jeff Chen '06

SCA Video

The best ideas are often inspired by nature. Mine came to me while I served as an SCA intern at Yosemite. SCA enabled me to understand the connection between myself and my impact on the land. Interning at Yosemite, I...Read more

A Talk with Smokies Trails Supervisor Tobias Miller

Mountain Xpress

By Danny Bernstein - © 2009 Mountain Xpress

Not all Gen-Xers take years to figure out what they want to do with their lives. Tobias Miller, now 36, has known since high school that he wanted to work outdoors. As South District maintenance-...Read more

A Wilderness Ranger, Age 21

NY Times Green

“I had come seeking physical work and the outdoors, and I received it in full, complete with starry nights, sweeping vistas of thunderstorms coming my way across vast valleys, and the pleasure of falling asleep in a pitched tent to the sound of aspen leaves blowing in the ...Read more

A working partnership

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

In a meeting with the Editorial Board the other day, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Donald Sykes, president and CEO of the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board, expressed their appreciation to the Walmart Foundation for the $550,000 the foundation is donating to help train young workers...Read more

Redwoods. Photo by chmee2

Access to the Redwoods

Student Conservation Association volunteers, in association with Save the Redwoods League and the Garden Club of America, and under the guidance of California State Parks have helped rebuild the River Trail access to the Humboldt Redwoods State Park, along the Eel River, after a massive fire...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


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