Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls

For Johnson Controls, a recognized leader in sustainability worldwide, the promise of a green and renewable future burns bright. As a corporate program partner in SCA’s Conservation Leadership Corps, JCI and SCA work to elevate and transform diverse urban youth as they in turn, transform their landscapes and communities.  Corps members develop leadership, career skills and a conservation and service ethic that prepare our members to thrive in the 21st century green economy. First launching in 2006 with 40 students in Johnson Controls’ hometown of Milwaukee, the Corps has expanded to Baltimore and Detroit, engaging over 1200 youth and young adults

In 2009, the Milwaukee Corps won prestigious recognition from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which cited it as one of six “best practice in green jobs for youth programs” in the country.

Today, hundreds of teens are employed in outdoor summer jobs in what Jennifer Mattes, director of Global Public Affairs at Johnson Controls, describes as “a model for public-private-non-profit partnerships.”

“SCA brings expertise in environmental stewardship, leadership development and diversity all into one program, which matches our corporate values, and our commitment to sustainability and the community,” Mattes states.

 

  • VIDEO: Teens attend Green Jobs Day
  • NEWS: CLC Providing Summer Jobs for Detroit Teens
  • Conservation Leadership Corps Johnson Controls Website
  • Baltimore CLC Summer 2013 Highlights
  • VIDEO: Detroit Community Program
  • Milwaukee CLC 2013 Program
    Milwaukee CLC Program 2013 Highlights

News, Stories & Projects

Offering students conservation experience,

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The 2013 Milwaukee Conservation Leadership Corps Program successfully completed its eighth year, with 60 Milwaukee city youth completing this six week service program. These local high school students and recent graduates committed themselves to conservation service projects in Milwaukee’s parks and nature areas, becoming an integral part of SCA’s mission of building the next generation of conservation leaders by engaging in hands-on service to the land.

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MILWAUKEE — Green Jobs Day at Johnson Controls gave Milwaukee area teenagers the opportunity to learn more about careers in renewable energy. They also got valuable advice on landing a job that should come in handy regardless of their chosen field.
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Employees from Johnson Controls in Plymouth Township worked alongside Detroit students Wednesday as part of a leadership-training program dedicated to cleaning up the city and fostering environmental stewardship.It was the sixth annual Greening Day for the Conservation Leadership Corps, a environmental-centered jobs program for Detroit teenagers and young adults that’s sponsored by Johnson Control

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This summer 80 Detroit-area students will participate in a unique employment experience through Johnson Controls’ Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC), a summer jobs program created and sponsored by Johnson Controls in partnership with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and The Greening of Detroit.
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