The SCA is a national non-profit changing lives through hands-on conservation work in the outdoors. Our program participants protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces at various locations across the country. After a summer working with the SCA, program participants emerge with increased environmental awareness, social responsibility and leadership skills.
Through its Urban Green Program, the SCA provides young people with paid green jobs, including single-day service projects, seasonal work and year-long internships or fellowships. In the San Francisco Bay Area, the SCA has been fielding community conservation programs since 1977. Since then, hundreds of youth in the Bay Area region have participated in SCA programs. Thanks to generous support from local parks, environmental organizations, schools, youth development organizations and numerous community groups, the SCA continues to provide conservation opportunities to Bay Area young people each year.
The SCA fielded its first community conservation program in the Bay Area in 1977. Since that first year, hundreds of youth in the Bay Area region have participated in SCA programs. Thanks to various park partners, environmental organizations, schools, youth development organizations and numerous community-based organizations, the SCA continues to provide conservation opportunities to Bay Area youth each year.
The SCA Bay Area Community Program provides year-round opportunities divided into two seasons:
Members serve at sites in the greater Bay Area, including Vallejo, Oakland, Hayward, San Francisco and the Peninsula. Participants work to build climate resilience and increase access to outdoor recreation for all Bay Area residents by building trails, planting and caring for trees, restoring habitat, conducting research, and supporting community-level outreach and education initiatives.
During the program, participants learn how to work as members of a diverse team of peers; gain knowledge of public land resources, environmental issues, and career readiness skills; increase their understanding of environmental and trail restoration techniques; acquire experience in public service and outdoor recreation; and develop valuable professional skills through teambuilding and leadership activities.
SCA San Francisco Bay Area Office
2150 Allston Way, Ste. 320
Berkeley, CA 94704
Kate Casale, SCA Bay Area City Director
Phone: (571) 895-1850
Arnold Palomo, SCA Bay Area Program Manager
Phone: (510) 603-6500