Conservation Begins Here
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I’m SCA’s AmeriCorps Manager and I also do a lot of work with evaluating and measuring the work that SCA gets done in the field.
I served as an AmeriCorps member with City Year New Hampshire, where I ran after-school programs and tutored and mentored middle school students in rural Somersworth, NH. I’m embarrassed to say that before AmeriCorps I never did service or volunteer work. Luckily, AmeriCorps made me realize that service was a way to expand my world, do new things, and meet fascinating people. What I love most about my job is that “Ah ha!” moment when an SCA member realizes that an internship is actually national service – and that it’s about giving back to the land as much as it’s about getting benefits and experience. I truly believe that the more people who commit to service, the better place our world will be.
SCA and AmeriCorps share a common history: President Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). During the Great Depression the CCC provided opportunities for unemployed young men to engage in meaningful work, mostly on conservation projects in the nation’s public lands.
In the 1950’s SCA’s founder, Elizabeth Cushman, modeled the original student conservation corps on the CCC, based on the idea that the hard work of young people could solve some of the most critical challenges…Continue