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.

 

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    Milwaukee CLC Program 2013 Highlights

News, Stories & Projects

DETROIT, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — 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.In its sixth year in Detroit, the CLC provides students

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(DETROIT, MI) February 8, 2013 —- Lessons in conservation, sustainability, and environmental justice will be passed on by Detroit youth to Detroit youth, thanks to a new partnership between The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and the Student Conservation Association (SCA).A $25,000 grant from the Community Foundation’s Youth Leadership and Civic Engagement program will allow SCA to pi

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Student Conservation Association Crew Hard at Work in New Mexico’s Carson National ForestCarson National Forest, NM (PRWEB) August 20, 2012They traveled 2,000 miles from home, trading high-rise buildings for towering trees, city lights for twinkling stars, and an urban cacophony for the melodies of songbirds.Relaxing? Hardly. These six Baltimore teenagers aren’t on vacation.

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Source: By David Sands, Huffington Post DetroitAlthough the re-emergence of Detroit’s wilderness has been the subject of a feature film, the story of its young urban trailblazers is much less well known.This summer, a crew of Detroit youth restored and extended a woodland trail through an overgrown thicket in the city’s Eliza Howell Park, an area that has developed a reputation as a hub for illici

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Summer in the city conjures images of crowded pools and road construction - not teenagers wielding pickaxes. But 55 teens ages 15 to 19 bypassed the beach to participate in the Milwaukee Conservation Leadership Corps, a six-week summer job program that pays Milwaukee youth $7.50 an hour to do environmental work in the area.

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