Why SCA?

SCA is the Sustainable Solution

We’re empowering new generations of conservation leaders. SCA is propelled by the passion of today’s youth as they protect our environment and pave the way for a more sustainable planet. This is where America’s conservation service movement started more than a half century ago and SCA remains your best access to a potent force of tens of thousands of dedicated young stewards.

We’re preserving America’s inspirational places. From the granite face of Half Dome to the gravestones of Gettysburg, the hard work rendered by SCA members ensures our nation’s natural and cultural legacy will prosper for decades to come. In addition to caring for our most celebrated landmarks, SCA members protect endangered species, restore ailing habitats and enhance the experience of millions of park visitors each year.

We’re forging partnerships that make a real difference. SCA is the conservation service partner of choice in the public and private sectors, largely because of our unique ability to bridge these two areas to leverage available support and maximize impact. We connect resource management agencies, philanthropic foundations, individual donors and sustainable businesses to benefit our land, our youth and our future.

You can help SCA connect thousands of youth to the great outdoors, provide them with unforgettable, life-altering conservation experiences, and instill in them an enduring ethic of stewardship – all while creating a stronger, more sustainable environment. Join us today!

SCA Brings public and private partnerships together to get the job done …

Our agency partners are the top names in environmental sustainability including:

300+ National Parks, Federal, State and Municipal public land agencies; more than 70 government agencies including the US Departments of the Interior, Agriculture, Labor, Energy and Defense; the Bureau of Land Management; the Environmental Protection Agency; the Corporation for National and Community Service/AmeriCorps; State and City parks, sites, top environmental nonprofits such as the Nature Conservancy, the Audubon Society, the National Park Foundation, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and The Garden Club of America, and more.

Our corporate partners represent the leading businesses in sustainable business practices.         

American Eagle Outfitters, Johnson Controls, Inc., Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Domtar, Southwest Airlines, ARAMARK, Nestle Waters, Exelon, Shell, Wells Fargo, Argo Tea, Camelbak, Cengage Brain, Delaware North, Deuter, Mazda, NRG, Patagonia, REI, among many others

Our Foundation partners include philanthropic organizations from across the country focused on conservation, youth leadership and education.

Kendeda Fund, S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, Richard King Mellon Foundation, Colcom Foundation, The Grable Foundation, The Hearst Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, The Countess Moira Charitable Foundation, The Boeing Company Charitable Trust, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Houston Endowment, Inc., The Joseph & Vera Long Foundation, PSEG Foundation, Inc., New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, State Street Foundation, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The William Penn Foundation, Cabot Family Charitable Trust