Johnson Controls’ Conservation Leadership Corps providing summer jobs for Detroit-area teens

PR Newswire
Monday, July 8, 2013

Partnership is a unique environmental stewardship and career development program

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 with training to build leadership and professional development skills, a hands-on conservation experience and a personal sense of stewardship in completing environmental projects throughout the city.

During the six-week program, students will work with 16 crew leaders at Belle Isle Park, Detroit’s River Rouge Park, Eliza Howell Park, the Brightmoor neighborhood and D-Town Farm. Students will participate in projects including outdoor classroom construction, new trail development, green space acreage expansion, planting of native trees, grasses and flowers, invasive plant species removal, and general operations management. Students also will cultivate vital professional development skills, including help with resume writing, interview skills and personal finance management.