Comic Relief US Awards Student Conservation Association $315,000 To Expand Urban Green Programs in Atlanta and Houston

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Student Conservation Association (SCA) today announced that Comic Relief US awarded the organization a two-year grant of $315,000 from its Red Nose Day campaign to help continue expanding green conservation jobs and environment ...

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The SCA & Aerie Real Foundation To Host Chicago Tree Planting Event Featuring Special Guest Aly Raisman

CHICAGO – The Student Conservation Association (SCA) today announced it will host a tree-planting event in honor of Earth Month from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, at Proksa Park in Berwyn. The event is made possible through a partnership ...

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Student Conservation Association Welcomes New Board Members

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Student Conservation Association (SCA) today announced the appointments of four new board members who will help support the nonprofit’s work of changing lives through service to nature. “As we embark on a new chapter, we are ...

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Student Conservation Association + vFairs To Host 2024 Virtual Conservation Career Fair on Feb. 20 

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is excited to host the upcoming 2024 Virtual Conservation Career Fair from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST on Feb. 20, 2024. The virtual event promises an engaging platform for the public and SCA alum ...

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Student Conservation Association Welcomes Dr. Usha Chaudhary as Chief Operating Officer 

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Student Conservation Association (SCA), the largest provider of hands-on environmental conservation programs for youth and young adults, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Usha Chaudhary as Chief Operating Officer ...

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Prairie Pothole Region Gets Support from Student Conservation Association, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Team

MADISON, S.D. – The Student Conservation Association (SCA) today announced the South Dakota Prairie Pothole Fuels Reduction Team will conclude its work in the area this week. In partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a team of ...

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Bay Area Council Foundation California Resilience Challenge Awards Student Conservation Association $171,000

SAN FRANCISCO – The Student Conservation Association (SCA) announced this week that the Bay Area Council Foundation awarded the organization $171,000 to launch its first Bay Area Climate Resilience Corps to help combat climate change in historic ...

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SixDegrees.Org and Student Conservation Association to Host Houston Hurricane Kit Giveaway Sept. 29

HOUSTON – The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is teaming up with actor Kevin Bacon’s SixDegrees.Org charity to host an emergency preparedness hurricane kit building distribution event for residents of Houston. September is National Prepa ...

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Student Conservation Association Applauds Launch of American Climate Corps

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is excited for the launch of the American Climate Corps jobs training program announced Wednesday by the White House. Inspired by the Civilian Conservation Corps that put millions to ...

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Sony Pictures Television and Student Conservation Association to Host The King of Queens 25th Anniversary Day of Service on Sept. 30

Editor's Note: Due to weather and safety conditions in the New York Metro Area as of Sept. 29, 1 p.m. Eastern, the SCA together with Sony Pictures Television has postponed the 25th Anniversary of The King of Queens Day of Service at Flushing Meadow ...

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USDA Forest Service Announces Monumental $1 Billion Investment in Community Forests Across America

ARLINGTON, Va. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Forest Service has unveiled a groundbreaking investment of $1 billion, spanning nearly 400 projects across all 50 states, including multiple U.S. territories and Tribal Nations to ...

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Student Conservation Association To Host Inaugural EmpowerHer Summit at West Atlanta Watershed Alliance Aug. 5

ATLANTA – The Student Conservation Association (SCA) will host its inaugural EmpowerHer Summit at the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance on Saturday, Aug. 5. The summit will celebrate the completion of the SCA’s first Black Women’s Conservatio ...

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Student Conservation Association CEO Inspires AmeriCorps Trail Crews Serving Across Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska. – The Student Conservation Association (SCA) today announced that the organization’s President and CEO, Lidia Soto-Harmon, traveled to Alaska to meet with the SCA Alaska Corps, an AmeriCorps program focused on leadership deve ...

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Student Conservation Association, U.S. Forest Service Announce Wildland Fire Academy Program

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Student Conservation Association (SCA) today announced that the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) will award the organization $12 million over the next five years to launch a Wildland Fire Academy Program. The Academy is designed to ...

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KeyBank Foundation Awards Student Conservation Association $300,000 to Expand Green Jobs Program for High Schoolers 

ARLINGTON, Va. — The SCA is excited to announce that the KeyBank Foundation will award the organization $300,000 over two years to help provide green conservation jobs for high school students in Cleveland and Pittsburgh. This generous support is ...

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Student Conservation Association Joins 2023 Leave No Trace Hot Spot Program at Goldbug Hot Springs

North Fork, Idaho – The Student Conservation Association (SCA), in partnership with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Hot Spot Program, will host clean-up service events open to the public on June 1-3 at Goldbug Hot Springs in the ...

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Student Conservation Association to Host Tree Talk – A Community Conversation On March 25

WHITING, Ind. – The Student Conservation Association (SCA), bp America and the City of Whiting is hosting Tree Talk, a local community event to educate the public about the importance of tree planting in the area, on March 25. Participants will r ...

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Student Conservation Association Selects Lidia Soto-Harmon As New President And CEO

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Student Conservation Association (SCA) today announced that its Board of Directors unanimously selected Lidia Soto-Harmon as the organization’s next president and chief executive officer. Soto-Harmon, who currently serves a ...

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Student Conservation Association Announces Four New Board Members And Names New Board Leadership

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Student Conservation Association (SCA) today announced the appointments of four new board members and a new board chair who will each help support the nonprofit’s work of changing lives through service to nature.  ...

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SCA Statement: Respect for Marriage Act

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) celebrates the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act protecting same-sex and interracial marriages. This is an important step for ensuring everyone has the right to marry the person they love. At the SCA, ...

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SCA Names Sarah Hoye as Senior Director Marketing and Communications

(ARLINGTON, VA) November 9, 2022 — The Student Conservation Association (SCA), a national leader in youth service and stewardship, has appointed Sarah Hoye as Senior Director of Marketing and Communications.Hoye will be responsible for developing a ...

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SCA Statement on Incident at Canyon de Chelly National Monument

REVISED – (Chinle, AZ) July 29, 2022 – The Student Conservation Association (SCA) confirmed that on the afternoon of July 27th, a Student Conservation Association (SCA) crew leader, drove a vehicle into the mouth of the Canyon de Chelly National ...

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SCA Statement on Incident at Canyon de Chelly National Monument

REVISED – (Chinle, AZ) July 29, 2022 – The Student Conservation Association (SCA) confirmed that on the afternoon of July 27th, a Student Conservation Association (SCA) crew leader, drove a vehicle into the mouth of the Canyon de Chelly National ...

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SCA Announces SCA100K Ambassadors to Mark Major Milestone

(ARLINGTON, VA) April 18, 2022 — They include a retired professor of environmental studies and a 16-year-old high school junior, a sea turtle expert and a senior sustainability planner, a park ranger and a presidential historian. The Student Co ...

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SCA to Surpass 100,000 Service Members in Event-Filled 65th Year

(ARLINGTON, VA) April 6, 2022 --- The Student Conservation Association (SCA), the national leader in youth service and stewardship, announced today that it will reach an unprecedented milestone this summer when it places its 100,000th service member, ...

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SCA Appoints Eboni Boadi as Vice President of Philanthropy

(ARLINGTON, VA) March 14, 2022 — The Student Conservation Association (SCA), a national leader in youth service and stewardship, today named Eboni Boadi as vice president of philanthropy. In her new role, Boadi is responsible for all aspects of SCA ...

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SCA Names Toby Bokum-Fauth as Vice President of Partnership

(ARLINGTON, VA) January 11, 2022 --- The Student Conservation Association (SCA), a national leader in youth service and stewardship, has appointed Toby Bokum-Fauth as vice president of Partnership.Bokum-Fauth (BOH-kum FAWTH) is responsible for develo ...

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SCA Statement on Chuck Sams, Civilian Climate Corps

The Student Conservation Association applauds the unanimous U.S. Senate vote to confirm Chuck F. Sams III as director of the National Park Service. Mr. Sams, a member of the Cayuse and Walla Walla tribes, which are part of the Confederated Tribe ...

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SCA Statement on Establishing a Civilian Climate Corps

President Biden today announced a path to Congressional approval of an ambitious strategy to advance employment, education, health care, and more. The Student Conservation Association applauds a key part of this plan, the creation of a robust Civilia ...

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SCA Statement on the Nomination of Charles Sams III as Director of the National Park Service

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) applauds the nomination of Charles “Chuck” Sams III as director of the National Park Service. Mr. Sams’ extensive executive experience, decades of conservation leadership, and resolute commitment to di ...

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SCA Covid-19 Management Plan

Since the start of the pandemic, SCA has continually monitored Covid-19 trends, CDC guidance, and related local protocols. Parallel to this exercise, we have also maintained a comprehensive and ever-evolving Covid-19 Management Plan to safe ...

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SCA Statement on the Death of Dr. Lee Talbot

SCA mourns the passing of Lee Talbot, Ph.D., husband of SCA Co-Founder Martha “Marty” Hayne Talbot and one of the most distinguished ecologists the world has ever known.A professor of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University in ...

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Statement by SCA CEO and President Stephanie Meeks on the Renewal of GulfCorps

“Today, the RESTORE Council, charged with restoring the long-term health of the Gulf Coast ecosystem and economy, announced it has awarded $11.9 million to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) ...

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SCA Statement on the Verdict in Minneapolis

More than a century ago, a minister by the name of Francis Bellamy authored the original Pledge of Allegiance and, with it, the words “justice for all.” Bellamy hoped the Pledge, and that phrase in particular, would help unite a nation still stru ...

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Young Americans Believe Climate Change is Real – and Want to Do More to Stop It

SCA Climate Survey Also Reveals Support for Civilian Climate Corps, Environmental Justice Initiatives (ARLINGTON, VA) April 20, 2021 --- Eighty-six percent of young Americans believe the world’s climate is changing and 71% conclude human activiti ...

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SCA Statement on American Jobs Plan

This week, the White House unveiled its American Jobs Plan, which, among other objectives, is designed to improve the nation’s infrastructure, invest in clean energy, advance environmental justice, and spur employment for millions of our fellow cit ...

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Former USFWS Trailblazer Mamie Parker Voted Chair of SCA Board

Eight New Directors Also Seated at SCA Annual Meeting (ARLINGTON, VA) March 30 2021 —- The Student Conservation Association (SCA), a national leader in youth service and stewardship, has announced its board of directors unanimously elected Dr. Mam ...

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SCA Statement on Violence Against Asian Americans

The Student Conservation Association mourns and strongly condemns the recent rash of violence against Asians and Asian Americans. These acts are as horrifying as they are senseless, and remind us that even after months of racial reckoning and soul se ...

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SCA Statement on Deb Haaland at DOI

Statement from SCA CEO and President Stephanie Meeks on U.S. Senate Confirmation of Deb Haaland as Secretary of the Interior “The Student Conservation Association applauds the historic Senate confirmation U.S. Representative Deb Haaland as Secretar ...

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Student Conservation Association Appoints Matt Gray SVP of Programs

Career Trail Runs Full Circle for SCA Alumnus & Former Cleveland Sustainability Chief (ARLINGTON, VA) March 10, 2021 --- The Student Conservation Association (SCA), a national leader in youth service and stewardship, has named Matt Gray as Senior Vi ...

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SCA Statement on Biden Civilian Climate Corps

Student Conservation Association Statement on President Joe Biden’s Proposed Civilian Climate Corps, January 27, 2021A Civilian Climate Corps, as announced by President Joe Biden exactly one week after taking his oath of office, is a bold response ...

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SCA Statement on the Events of January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC

Even after months of division and tumult, the video from Capitol Hill was jarring. The loss of life was despairing. The threat to democracy was chilling.In the end, however, democracy prevailed. As the Capitol shone in the night sky, damaged but stan ...

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SCA Statement on U.S. Elections

The long presidential campaign appears over and a long road lies ahead. The election underscored the deep divisions in our country and it played out amid the renewed spread of the coronavirus, related economic concerns, and ongoing racial strife.Agai ...

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Statement from the Student Conservation Association on Election Day 2020

So many events this year have been unforeseen and unsettling. However, one of the constants of our democracy is the regular selection, by the people, of government representatives, and SCA urges all Americans to exercise their right to vote on or bef ...

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Student Conservation Association Names Dr. Mamie Parker as Vice Chair of Board

Former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Official in Line for Chairwoman In 2021 (ARLINGTON, VA) July 27, 2020 --- The Student Conservation Association (SCA), a national leader in youth service and stewardship, today announced its board of directors has ...

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SCA Statement on Congressional Passage of Great American Outdoors Act

The Student Conservation Association applauds Congressional approval of the Great American Outdoors Act and looks forward to seeing the President add his signature to this landmark legislation.The new National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration ...

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SCA Statement on Latino Conservation Week

As SCA works with others to forge a more inclusive conservation community, we enthusiastically commemorate Latino Conservation Week. This annual celebration recognizes Latinos’ stewardship of our planet and promotes lifelong connections with nature ...

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SCA Calls for Passage of The CORPS Act

Statement by SCA Chief Executive Officer and President Stephanie Meeks“Officially, it is called the Cultivating Opportunity and Response to the Pandemic through Service Act. However, it is most often referred to by its acronym, the CORPS Act, and n ...

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SCA Statement on Covid-19, June 30, 2020

Like you, SCA continues to monitor the spread of COVID-19. As U.S. cases total more than 2.5 million and the number of lives taken nears 130,000, the toll grows ever more tragic.One must not be infected to be affected, of course. Our nation’s econo ...

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SCA Update, June 4, 2020

With June’s arrival, SCA welcomes our 63rd summer of service. This one, of course, is unlike any other. Most intern and corps positions are beginning their terms with a minimum 14 days of precautionary remote teleservice. Conservation crews ha ...

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Statement by SCA CEO & President Stephanie Meeks on National Outrage and Unrest

"The rage in our communities and the grief in our hearts is tragically all too familiar. We have repeatedly witnessed the inhumane mistreatment of African Americans in this country. It is not limited to George Floyd or Ahmaud Arbery or others whose f ...

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SCA Provides Community Support During COVID-19

There has been a lot of pivoting for people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Folks may have imagined they would be working on a trail or teaching environmental education right now, but instead they are supporting their communities and frontline workers. ...

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Update: SCA Conservation Service During the Covid-19 Pandemic

A message to our applicants At SCA, the health and well-being of our service members is always our highest priority. During the coronavirus outbreak, we are adhering to CDC, local government, and partner site guidance as they pertain to teleworking, ...

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SCA Appoints Stephanie Meeks President & CEO

(ARLINGTON, VA) April 21, 2020 – The Student Conservation Association (SCA), a national leader in youth service and stewardship, today named Stephanie Meeks as its president and chief executive officer.Meeks brings extensive leadership experie ...

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SCA Statement on the Covid-19 Outbreak

SCA is grateful to the many who have reached out with expressions of encouragement, favor, and concern. Ours is a generous and caring community.SCA continues to monitor and manage the Covid-19 outbreak. We activated an Incident Response Team early on ...

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SCA’s Covid-19 Response

SCA’s uppermost priority is the health and well-being of our staff and members. We are continuing to monitor and respond to the ongoing Covid-19 situation by reviewing CDC and WHO guidelines daily, as well as public health recommendations at releva ...

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