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

Guest blogger Elise Heffernan, currently serving in SCA’s Hudson Valley Corps, tells SCA about the work that went into planning last week’s 9/11 Service Project at Vassar.Last week’s SCA Service Project at the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve was a big success!

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The trees were chosen for their ability to tolerate climate change. The footbridges were anchored by cables to withstand floods. The guest of honor?

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A 1955 Vassar College graduate returned to campus this week to participate in a tree-planting project as part of an organization she founded.That was a tulip tree getting its first drink after being planted in a 5-acre site at Poughkeepsie-based Vassar College’s 530-acre Farm and Ecological Preserve.

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Written by Kate Hagner, SCA’s AmeriCorps Program and Evaluation manager, in celebration of AmeriCorps week, March 9 -17th. SCA and AmeriCorps share a common history: President Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

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