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.

 

News, Stories & Projects

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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BALTIMORE, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Thirty-six Baltimore teens begin work to restore and maintain Baltimore-area parks this month as the Johnson Controls Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC) program launches into its sixth year. The program provides local teens with job-readiness training and skills in sustainability, leadership and teamwork through six weeks of meaningful paid employment.

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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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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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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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