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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On the Saturday before Earth Day, a group of students and nature lovers took to Belle Isle, chopping down trees instead of putting them up.
Their target was honeysuckle, the popular plant that’s actually an invasive species, sprouting all over the island into massive bushes with thick, striated branc

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Source: CBS Detroit LocalDETROIT — Detroit-area teens are putting their green thumbs to work thanks to Johnson Controls, a global diversified technology and industry leader serving customers in more than 150 countries.Eighty high school students will start participating this week in the Conservation Leadership Corps, a summer jobs program created and sponsored by Johnson Controls in collaboration

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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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