AmeriCorps

This year AmeriCorps is celebrating its 20th Anniversary and SCA, having partnered with AmeriCorps since its inception, is celebrating 20 years of this amazing partnership!  In 1994, SCA started the New Hampshire AmeriCorps program in Bear Brook State park.  Today we have State AmeriCorps programs in NH, Mass, NY and Idaho; and support members nationally through our Ed Award program, our Veteran’s Fire Corps and our National Direct Stewardship Teams program which focuses on getting youth in the great outdoors.  All totaled, SCA has fielded over 19,000 AmeriCorps members in the past 20 years and we look forward to supporting many more in the years to come. 

Every day in communities across America, AmeriCorps members are making a powerful impact on the most critical issues facing our nation.  Whether improving schools, fighting poverty, rebuilding after disasters, providing health services, preserving the environment, or supporting veterans and military families, AmeriCorps members are getting things done.

Since its inception, more than 820,000 men and women have taken the AmeriCorps pledge, serving more than 1 billion hours and improving the lives of countless Americans. 

On September 12th, there will be a nationwide swearing-in ceremony, coupled with celebratory events held all over the country in recognition of AmeriCorps’ 20 years.  The 20th will recognize important moments in AmeriCorps’ history but it will also look ahead to our exciting future by demonstrating impact, building partnerships, and increasing service opportunities to serve.

Learn more about SCA AmeriCorps programs and opportunities. We encourage our agency partners to learn more about AmeriCorps program requirements

 


 

News, Stories & Projects

SCA AmeriCorps member Mike Adamovic knows a lot about SCA spirit. Not only is he in his third term battling invasives species and promoting watershed health with SCA’s Hudson Valley Corps, but he also spreads the word about the natural wonders of New York’s Hudson Valley through his widely published photography and nature writing.

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Alongside SCA President Jaime Matyas, AmeriCorps Director Bill Basl, and George Washington Memorial Parkway Superintendent Alex Romero, Secretary Jewell led 125 SCA and AmeriCorps volunteers in an hours long effort to restore a stretch of Potomac River shoreline located just outside of Washington, DC.

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Tina Walsh served as an AmeriCorps member in SCA’s Hudson Valley Corps in 2012. She is now an educator at Hudson River Park, where she guides the next generation of SCA AmeriCorps members.

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Greetings from SCA Alaska Team 1! We are currently sitting in a comfy, plush cabin that the kind people of Eagle River Parks and Rec put us in as a thanks for all of our hard work. Complete with steak, BBQ chicken, and a beautiful, relaxing lake, it was all much needed after our ten day hitch, where we faced less than ideal weather and some minor setbacks on our path to opening phase 2 of our trail on beautiful Mount Baldy.
 
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For the first Wildlife hitch, the crew consisted of Josephine Gingerich and Tyler Garrett.  This project is mostly active field biology on a range of species.  For our first hitch we headed to the town of Leadore, ID, population 105.  Originally a mining town (lead-ore), it is surrounded by vast sagebrush foothills, rife with wildflowers.  This is habitat for the Greater Sage-grouse, a bird species that is a candidate for Idaho’s endangered species list.  These birds h

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