Joseph D. Clemmons Job Training Program




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Joseph D. Clemmons

The Joseph Clemmons Job Training Program (JCT) is a signature program of the Racial Justice Ministry of the CT Conference, UCC. It is named after The Rev. Dr. Joseph D. Clemmons, Sr., former pastor of the Miracle Temple, Church of God in Christ, UCC in Norwalk. As a beloved pastor and teacher, he was dedicated to serving the greater Norwalk community for over forty years. JCT was piloted in 2013 by the Rev. Da Vita McCallister at the time of Dr. Clemmons’ retirement as a way to honor the values of this remarkable leader.

This program seeks to introduce youth of color to the beautiful outdoor ministry space at Silver Lake Conference Center as well as provide skills for future employment. Youth will receive valuable experience as they practice application and interview skills, train and work alongside staff at Silver Lake, and receive orientation to the wider work of the church at the Connecticut Conference office. 


WHO: JCT is for youth of color, ages 14-18. Space is limited to 5 males and 5 females.

WHAT: A paid job training program for youth of color sponsored by the Connecticut Conference, United Church of Christ. The JCT motto is, “Excellence is the MINIMUM requirement.”

WHERE: JCT will include one week of onsite training at Silver Lake Conference Center in Sharon, CT, and four days of professional development training at the CT Conference Office in Hartford.

WHEN: June 17th-29th, 2018

For more information, contact Isaac Monts, Associate for Justice and Leadership.


- The Rev. Dr. Joseph D. Clemmons