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

SCA Detroit removes invasives, plants trees, learns about conservation, makes new friends, works really hard, and has a great time.Thanks Johnson Controls for your support.
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One hundred and ten high school students from Detroit spent their summer landscaping, planting and pruning hundreds of trees, building and maintaining miles of trails, constructing native timber benches, removing invasive plants, repairing drainage and erosion issues, and constructing a greenhouse.

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In a meeting with the Editorial Board the other day, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Donald Sykes, president and CEO of the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board, expressed their appreciation to the Walmart Foundation for the $550,000 the foundation is donating to help train young workers for green jobs.

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) - This is an Earth Day a Baltimore City teen will remember for the rest of his life.As Mike Schuh reports, the City College junior’s passion for the environment led him to a national stage.The president came to a tree planting—not because they need an extra worker, but because a president will focus attention on the work being done.

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