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Milwaukee Youth Summer Employment Opportunity

Conservation Leadership Corps OverviewGreater Milwaukee CommitteeMeetings – February, 2009


Conservation Leadership Program

  • Provides meaningful summer jobs – 7 weeks for inner-city, diverse youth

    • One week of job-readiness training (resume writing, interview skills, how to apply for a job, on-line job searches, and financial literacy)

    • Six weeks spent on projects such as; boardwalk construction, trail construction, erosion prevention, habitat restoration, removal of invasive species, and building benches and bridges

  • Initiated in 2006 in Milwaukee

  • Continued and expanded in 2007 – 2008

  • Looking for additional sponsors in 2009

  • Collaboration among public and private sector:

  • Johnson Controls

  • Student Conservation Association

  • Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board

  • Milwaukee County Parks

  • Local businesses and foundations

Johnson Controls


CLC program elements

  • Conservation Leadership Corps program includes following elements:

    • Environmental sustainability

    • Leadership development

    • Inclusion/diversity

    • Youth focus

    • Employee involvement

    • Community impact

    • NGO relationships

    • Media component

    • Employee engagement survey impact:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

  • I am satisfied with what my company is doing to support the community where I work.

  • Johnson Controls


    How did the CLC get started?

    Johnson Controls wanted to invest in a signature program which synthesized our goals of bringing diversity, environmental sustainability and leadership development to our local communities

    Started as a response to Mayor Barrett’s City of Milwaukee Summer Jobs Program

    Johnson Controls


    About the Student Conservation Association (SCA)Founded in 1957

    The Nation’s Leading Provider of Conservation Volunteers

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    Mission

    To build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.

    Who They Are

    • 50+ Years of Students Conserving:

    • America’s National Parks

    • National Forests

    • Public Lands

    • City Green Spaces

    What They Do

    • Provide Youth Conservation Workforce

    • High School Summer Conservation Crews

    • College Internships

    • Community Conservation

    • Diversity Focused-Initiatives

    Johnson Controls


    Program’s Reach

    • Initiated in 2006 in Milwaukee

    • Expanded to Baltimore in 2007

    • Added Detroit in 2008

    Metrics:

    • 94% retention rate over 3 yrs

    • 86% responded they would like to participate again

    • Over 70% of 2006 Alumni surveyed reported they got another job during the following school year and summer

    Johnson Controls


    About the projects – in the Parks

    • Grant Park

      • Restored parts of Seven Bridges Trail, where hikers had created their own paths, unknowingly destroying native vegetation

    • Kohl Park

      • Cut and built the park’s first public trail, providing long-awaited access to the park

    • Estabrook Park

      • Cleared and removed invasive buckthorn trees and honeysuckle bushes, which have been crowding out and killing native species

    • Washington Park (in partnership with Urban Ecology Center)

      • Installed a nature trail and teaching vista on island in lagoon using a canoe. Built 8 “Aldo Leopold” benches for the island, constructed and installed a timber boardwalk for a section of marshland, and painted murals inside the Center’s newly leased educational buildingon afew rainy days

    Johnson Controls


    About the results – Summer service accomplishments in parks

    2007

    2006

    • 8,110 ft of trail maintained

    • 625 ft of new trail built

    • 638 trees/native plants planted

    • Removed invasive species and restored 545 ft² area

    • 75 steps built

    • 1 retaining wall built

    • 69 pieces of erosion prevention cribbing installed

    • 3 turnpikes built

    • 1 timber boat landing built

    • 1 30-foot treated timber boardwalk built and installed

    • 8 timber “Aldo Leopold” benches built and installed

    • 3,360 ft of trail maintained

    • 2,505 ft of new trail built

    • 16 water bars constructed

    • 15 social trails shut down and restored

    • 2 bridges and 1 fence removed

    • 5 drainage ditches dug

    • 12 acres of invasive species removed

    • 6 trees planted

    • 2 bridges built

    Johnson Controls


    About the results – Youth Leadership and Career Development

    • Advancing Youth Leaders in Conservation Careers

      • Eight 2006 MCLC alumni hired into new conservation job opportunities in 2007

        • 2 seasonal Milwaukee County Parks and Recreation (4 projected in 2008)

        • 2 MCLC Apprentice Leaders

        • 4 alumni members

    • Program Impact

      • 88% of 2006 alumni reported their interest in the environment has changed as a result of the program

      • 76% of 2006 alumni reported working another job after participating in MCLC, with

        • 35% reported working in the outdoor/environmental field or with a community or non-profit organization

        • 71% of those alumni using the program as a reference in securing their subsequent jobs

    “I learned a lot because we talked about how to set up for college, manage money, and act on a job.”

    Johnson Controls


    Timeline

    Recruit crew leaders

    Recruit students

    Announce students

    Graduation

    Program start

    Feb.

    Mar.

    Apr.

    May

    June

    July

    Aug.

    Johnson Controls


    The investment

    • 2008 Funding: $513,000 - 67 students

    • Johnson Controls - $313,000

    • Other local corporate funders $200,000:

      Greater Milwaukee Foundation

      Helen Bader Foundation

      Northwestern Mutual

      QuadGraphics

      SAP America, Inc.

      Wisconsin Energy Foundation

      Rockwell Automation

      Gilbane Construction

      Baird Foundation

    • TOTAL: $7,800 per student

    Funding levels:

    $5,000 base level

    $10,000

    $15,000

    $20,000

    $25,000

    $30,000

    $50,000

    Johnson Controls


    Thank you!

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    Johnson Controls

    Contact information:

    Jennifer MattesDirector, Global Public Affairs

    Johnson Controls

    Diversity & Public Affairs - Corporate(tel) +1-414-524-2349jennifer.b.mattes@jci.comMilwaukee, WI USA

    Johnson Controls Blue Sky Involve


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