January 2016

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City Parks, Social Justice, & MLK’s Legacy

When SCA’s Roland Richardson was a kid, DC's urban parks were his main connection to nature. On MLK Day, he spoke movingly on how volunteering for America's city parks will help realize Dr. King's vision. Read his words and be inspired. 

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TV Spotlight for MLK Volunteers

Over 600 volunteers spent their 2016 MLK holiday with SCA in Washington DC’s Anacostia park, braving 20 degree temperatures to serve in honor of Dr. King’s legacy. Check out this segment from 4 NBC Washington to see what it looks like when 600 people work together to improve a cherished community greenspace.

Camille Vincent on MLK 2016

King Inspired Early Environmentalists

As an SCA intern at MLK National Historic Site in Atlanta, Camille Vincent takes a big picture view of Dr. King’s accomplishments and finds the seeds of the environmental justice movement. 

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Q & A with Sec. Sally Jewell

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell was among the 600+ volunteers to serve with SCA in DC’s Anacostia Park this MLK Day. We asked her about volunteerism, urban parks, and America’s young people in the context of MLK’s dream and the NPS Centennial. Read the interview. 

Ernie Wong

It’s Time to Diversify Our Parks

SCA service got Ernie Wong onto the trail and off of a life path that was leading to trouble. Now on SCA’s Board of Directors, he wants to diversify our 
parks and give other kids the same opportunity.

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