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Box 18, Folder 21, Document 1

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  • Text: CITY OF .ATLANT.A CITY HALL ATLANTA, GA. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 Apr il Hl , 1967 IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR R. EARL LANDERS, Admini strative Assistant MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison .MEMORANDUI'I TO : Mr . Dan E • .Sweat FROM: Johnny H. Robinson SUBJBCT : Eviction of Mr , \rJillie J . y e and Family, L. ivalkers Alley , ·S .E. Through coordination of the East Centr 1 WA Center , Reloc ation Offi ce at Bedford and Pine Project and r- ayor I s Office, Jllr . Willie J. vlylie, nine chil dren and wife have been re located at h72 Br oyle Avenue. His case will r emain in tho work load of ta st Central EOA Center in order to try to get his family relocated in public housi.ng , becaase the address where he is now located is sub - standard; but will serve the purpose ur t il we can relocate him and his fami l y in standard housing. �
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Box 18, Folder 21, Document 3

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  • Text: E 0 ECONOM IC A OPP ORT UN IT Y ATLANTA , I N C. NASH-WASHI GTON NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICE CENTER 247 ASHBY STREET, N. W. ATLANTA , GEORGIA 30 14 524- 2084 April 12 , 196 7 Mr . Reese Cleghorn Atlanta Journal 10 Forsyth Street Building Atlanta , Georgia Dear Mr , Cleghorn: You will never know hou much the NASH ..Washington Center appreci tes your activities and accomplishment in connection with the recreation 1 program at the Vine City Extension . The check for $200 , which you spe r headed through your generous column in the At lanta Journal and t he Trinity Presbyterian Church , is highly appreciated . Mr . Eddie Murphy and I will use the funds to the best advantage i n this area . Keep up the good work, Mr . Cleghorn ! There are many people who need to know inside their hearts what goes on in the slums , and that they re it s neighbors. We have been thrilled , since our opening on March 29 , 1965 , nth the opportunity to coordinate servi ces and opportunities in the NASH-Washington neighborhood . · It is a big job . Wi th t he help of such interested p rsorts as yourself, your church gr oup , your newspaper and others, we can do a smal l p rt tow rd tho up-rooting of the p tterns of pov rty. L)J .&.l.__p.,. . ., v ---. ,; Sine rely yours, \- ~ ' . ~
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Box 18, Folder 21, Document 7

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  • Text: • Di ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ATL ANTA, l~~C. 101 MARIETTA STREE-T BLDG. ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 525-4262 II I C, O, EMMERICH AOMINISTRATOR February 28, 1967 ,. I i I i I l l 1 I I l . Mr. Robert Dobbs 2455 Abner Place, N. W. Atlant~, Georgia Dear Mr. Dobbs: As Chairman of the Board of Directors of E"conornic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc., I am happy to give you this official notice of your selection as a member of the EOA Board of Directors to represent the Northwest-Perry Neighborhood Service Center area for the calendar year 1967. Your selection was the result of a recent democratic selection procedure among th e citize ns . serve d b y the EOA program in your area. We congratulate you and wish for you full satisfaction in this important community activity. EOA Board meet ings are regularly held at two 0 1 clock in the afternoon of the third Wednesday each month at EOA offices on the four th floor of the 101 · Marietta Street Building. You will r ece ive further information about the nex t meeting scheduled for March 15. Sincerely yours, ~ L~--/ a-~ 7 ~ u i l l e t Jon e V Chairman, EOA cc : · Mayor I van Allen, City of Atlanta / Chairman James Aldredge, Commissioners of Roads and Revenues of Fulton County BJ:np C' �
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Box 18, Folder 21, Document 9

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  • Text: D ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ATLANTA, INC. 101 MARIETTA STREET BLDG. ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 525-4262 . I _C, 0, EMMERICH . ACMINISTRATOR February 28, 1967 .: Ii Mrs. Beatrice Garland 1011 srhi th Street, s. I Atlanta, Georgia w. iI Dear .r,µ-s. Garland: As Chafrman of the Board of Directors of Efonomic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc., I am happy to give you this official notice of your selection as a member of the EOA Board of Directors to represent the Pittsburg Neighborhood Service Center area for the calendar year 1967. Your selection was the result of a recent democratic selection procedure among the citizens served by the EOA program in your area~ We congratulate you and wish for you full satisfaction in this important community activity. EOA Board meeting s are regularly held at t wo o'clock in the afternoon of the third We.dnesday each month at EOA offices ·on the fourth floor of the 101 Marietta Street Building. You will receive furth e r information about the nex t meeting scheduled for March 15. Sincerely yours, Chairma n, cc : Ma y o r I van Al l e n, City of Atl a nt a / Chai r ma n J ames Al dredge, Commis s ioner s of Roads and Revenues of Ful t o n County BJ:np ,,. �
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Box 18, Folder 21, Document 13

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  • Text: ECONOMIC OPPO RTUNITY ATL ANT A, INC. 101 MARIETTA STREET BLDG. ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 525-4262 _i C. O. EMMERICH ADMINISTRATOR February 28, 1967 Mr. Erwin Stevens 799 Par ~ons Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mr. Stevens: As Chairman of the Board of Directors of Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc., I am happy to give you this-official notice of your selection as a member of the EOA Board of Directors to represent the Nash-Washington Neighborhood Service Center area for the calendar year 1967. Your selection was the result of a recent democratic selection procedure among the citizens served b y the EOA program in your area. We cong ratulate you and wish for you full satisfaction in this important community activity. ·· ' " EOA Board meetings a re regularly held at two o'clock in the aft e rnoon of th e third We dn es d ay each month at EOA offices on the fourth floor of the 101 Ma rie t ta Stree t Building. You will rec e ive furth e r information about the nex t meeting scheduled for Ma rch 15. Sincer.e l y yours 6 ~ aL, ~ ~, q ~z I Bo i sfe uill e t J o~s t Chairman , EOA cc : Mayor I van All en, City o f At l anta v' Chairman J ames Al dredge, Comm i ssioners of Roads and Reven ues o f Ful ton County BJ:np . �
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Box 18, Folder 21, Document 20

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  • Text: January 9, 1967 Mr. C . 0 . Emmerich Admini trato:r· E.conoxnic Opportunity Atla IOl rietta. St.reet ding Atlanta, Geozg· ·, Inc. Dear Charlie: ThaJlk y ry muc · for yOlU' letter of D ,cember 30th a gg tio ccmtalned therebl. I am ng thia p th C rl S rland, P, ra 1 Directo • S lT IAJr:am cerely, Allen, Jr. �
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Box 18, Folder 21, Document 21

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  • Text: ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ATLANTA, INC. 101 MARIETTA STREET BLDG. ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 525-4262 C, 0, EMMERICH A0MINl5TRATOR December 30, 1966 CONFIDENTIAL Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor of the City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Mayor Allen: As we reach the close of 1966, I would like to take this means of expressing my appreciation for the leadership you are giving to Atlanta and for the help and encouragement you have extended to EOA in its effort to fight poverty. I sometimes feel that you have a thankless and lonely job, but when you measure the effect in making Atlantg a great city, I am sure that you are pleased. Please permit me to point out a real problem which might be better solved without fund allocations. We have noticed many ads in our local papers seeking employees and at the same time, the city does have a small degree of unemployment and perhaps a large degree of under employment. Much is being done to correct this problem and for this we are all grateful. However, I would like to encourage you to call on your staff and department heads to help offer part of the solution to the real problem. I believe it could be done b y presenting four suggestions for their review and action. Satisfactory employment is considered by many as the best tool in fighting poverty. "The United States must learn to make better use of (1) unskilled workers, (2) older persons, (3) women, and (4) the mentally retarded, if economic growth is to continue;" says Commerce Secretary John T . Connor . �Mayor Allen - 2 - December 30, 1966 If the City Administration (the department heads and personnel officer) could keep in mind the employment facet of our local problem, much might be accomplished. As an e x ample, you might wish to suggest four avenues or approaches which the department heads could consider: Number 1. A greater use of Negro employees in all levels of each of the cities services. Statistics show that Atlanta cannot erase its poverty until the manpower pool of Negro men and women can share equal employment opportunities in both private and Federal agencies. I am aware much h a s already been done by some of the departments; however, this is not enough, if we are going to erase poverty in our city. According to the 1966 Human Resources Survey in Atlanta's low income areas, 83% of the available labor force are Negroes; 65% of the , labor force are Negro Women. Number 2 . The lowering of job qualifications in at leas t six percent of the jobs in most of the city departments would allow many presently unqualified individuals to enter the city services. In order to insure success, department heads would most likely find it necessary to provide on-the- job training or some form of in-service train ing for this group of employ ees . Continued success would demand that these jobs not be dead end jobs . 1. Based on the recent Human Resources Survey 25% of Negro males and 26% of Negro females h a v e le s s than a Gramma r Sch ool Edu cation. 2. 64% or 2/3 of the Negroes su r vey ed h a d n ot c omp le t e d High School. Numbe r 3. A gr e a t u s e of n o npro f e ssio n al s as assistants to pro fessi o na l s in all areas o f the city s e r vice wo uld certainly h e lp us to place many d e servi ng Atlantans in our city emp l oyme nt . While this is not a new c onc e pt, since it has b een tried by both private �Mayor Allen - 3 - December 30, 1966 and by city departments, it has not yet been accepted to the point which we can expect the desired results. EOA has employed over 300 such workers, and we are happy to report that our results have been most gratifying, and we think most successful. 1. 83% of Negro females who reported earnings in the Human Resources Survey earned less than $3,000.00. 2. 56% of Negro men who reported earnings earned less than $3,000.00. Number 4. A greater employment of women, especially Negro women, would be most helpful to Atlanta's War on Poverty. Without this effort, Atlanta's program will be unsuccessful. 1. 2/3 of all applicants visiting the Neighborhood Centers for employment assistance were females. 2. Of those surveyed in the Atlanta Human Resources Survey, women made up 89"/4 of the available labor market. Negro women made up 65% of this available work force. Frankly, I cannot tell you how to get these four things done , but I feel certain if top administration of the city will support these four suggestions , they will be agreeably surprised h ow middle management will be able to augment these ideas and mak e them wor k. Th e reason EOA would lik e to see these ide as put i nto p r act i c e is b eca use i t does n ot add to our cost of fig h ting pov e rty, b ut i t offers a r eal s olution to many of our disadv antaged . I f EOA c an be o f h e lp in ref er ring ind i v i d uals t o th e empl oy ment o ffic e , we will b e glad t o ass i st . S i nce r e ly y o urs , C . O. Emmerich COE/np �
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Box 18, Folder 21, Document 23

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  • Text: November 6, 1967 Mr. Bradley H . Patterson, J r . Executive Director The National Advisory Council on Econom ic Opportunity 1016 Sixteenth Street, N . W. Washington, D. C. 20036 Dear Mr. Patterson: This will acknowledge receipt of your letter regarding the use of m y views concerning the Economic Opportunity programs . You certainly have my permission to make that letter public. Sin1:erely yours, Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor lAJr/br �
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Box 18, Folder 21, Document 26

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  • Text: EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT !; CITY OF PROVIDENCE .. RHODE ISLAND . MAYOR JOSEPH A. DOORLEY, JR. November 4, 1967 Dear Ivan: I have been informed by members of my own Congressional delegation, who f ully support the concept of the poverty program , and from other numerous sources that the a 1thoriza tion bill for the Office of Economic Opportunity is ~n for "rough sledding" and a s one newspaper source said "a real bloodletting". Needless to say I do not nave to tell any munici pal chief executive what this will mean to the programs under way i n his oity . 1 It i s not my i ntent i on to be gored to death without witnes s ing the bull in a ction . I urge those of you who share my concern t o j oin me in Washingt on t his week s o t hat we can properl y demonstrat e our i nteres t . I may be contacted ~t my office on Monday or at t he Congressional Hotel in Washington on Tuesday, · Wednesday and Thursday. truly Yt,urs, . oeph A, ~ Jr, Ma.7 or of Providence �
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Box 18, Folder 21, Document 36

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  • Text: ";'. , ATLANTA UNIVERSITY i . I ..: ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30314 . July 10, 1967 ·I ! SCHOOL 01" ARTS AN~ SCIENCES 1. I· -., ' '. I ! 1' ·j: I· iI I f ' J· Mr. Eugene Patterson, Editor t . Atlanta Constitution .' i. 10 Forsyth Street Building Atlanta, Georgia i i I_ ' . ,• t . , ~~ ' ,,;, Dear Mr. Patterson: i Mr. Coffin's article in Monday, July 10, 1967, Constitution contains i unfqunded speculation concerning my desires in connection with the ·selection of a new E0A Director. · I I· I . ! There is no objection to the mentioning of my name as a possi ble~ . ·c andidate, but Mr. Coffin goes beyond the bounds of reasonable judge:ment and speculation when he indicates that I "apparently want the job. 11 The record will show that my former appointment to the program was made prior to any formal application and was accepted by me only after . pressure from the Negro community was exerted. Many people, includi ng some whites, have inquired about my availability for the position with E0A and all have received a negative reply. · It would have been an easy matter for Mr. Coffin to check with me before writing the news release. Indeed, the article gives the impression of exceeding comment and analysis; it is dangerously close to attempting to i nfluence what happens . !I .• • I I . I would appreciat e having my feelings expressed accurat ely or having this letter published in your newspaper . Sincerely yours, q;1_ ~~ ~ ~-~~ . Tilman C. Cothran, Chairman Department of Sociol ogy TCC:BK cc: I. Mr. Alex Coffin, Reporter Atlanta Constitut ion ) �
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Box 18, Folder 21, Document 4

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  • Text: ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ATL ANT A, INC. 101 MARIETTA STREET BLDG. ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 525-4262 April 6, 1967 Mr. Dan E. Sweat, Jr. Director of Governmental Liaison City Hall City of Atla:-ita Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Dan: Reference is mad-2 to your letter of April 5 in which you requested information in certain areas of the City. I am requesting Mr. Harold Barrett, Associate Administrator for Operations, to furnish you this information as he is keenly aware of the things which are going on in these areas. Incidentally, I think you should know that we are making three efforts to come up with local recreational programs in each of our twelve target areas this suITL~er. First, we are trying to get each of the Neighborhood Service Centers to develop a program within the limits of their ability, and at the same time we are calling upon all local groups to assist. Second, Mr. Allis ,:::m is requesting assistance from a numb-2r of both public and private agencies at the overall City level. Third, the Chairman of our Board plans to discuss this matter with Sargent Shrive r with the hope that funds can be found to at least give us a program equivalent to last summer's program. �Mr. Dan E. Sweat, Jr. - 2 - April 6, 1967 We will keep you posted and encourage you to keep us advised also. Best of luck. Sincerely yours, COE/ch �
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Box 18, Folder 21, Document 6

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  • Text: ECONOMIC OPPORTU NITY ATL ANTA, INC. 101 MARIETTA STREE_T Bl:.DG. ATLANTA, GEORGIA=.3Ol03. . · 525-4262 ·:- . C. O. EMM E RICH AOMIN ISTR:.. TOR -:- . ! February 28, 1967 I. Mrs. Susie LaBor d 101 Bel! Street, S. E. Apartme nt 77 Atlanta, Ge o r gia Dear Mrs. LaBord: . 1· I j ! As Chairman of the Board of Dir e ctors of Econ omi c Opportunity Atlanta, Inc . , I am happy to give y ou this o ffi cial notic e of you r s e l e c t i on a s a member o f the EOA Boa rd of Dir e cto rs to r epr e s e nt the Eas t Ce ntral . Neighbo rhood Se rvic e Ce n ter a rea for the cai e n d ar year 1967. Your s e l e ction was th e result of a rec e n ~ d emo c r atic s e l e c t ion p r oce dur e among the c itizens serve d by the EOA program in your ar ea . We c ongratul ate y ou a n d wi s h f o r you f ull sat i s f a c tion in t hi s imp orta nt community activ ity . EOA Boa rd meet ings a re r egularly h eld at t wo o'clock in t he a ft e rnoon o f the third Wednes d ay each month a t EOA o ffices on t h e fourth floor of the fOl Mar i e tta S treet Building . You wi ll r ece ive furth e r in f orma tion about th e n ext meeting sche dul e d for Ma rch 1 5 . S inc e re l y y ours , ~~/fl~ Boj&eui llet J 01l>,S · _ Ch a irman , EOA · · c c: BJ : np Mayor I v a n All e n , Ci t ¥ of Atlanta v' Chairma n J am e s Al dredg e , Commi ss ion e r s o f Ro a d s a n d Re v e n u e s o f Fulton County · �
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Box 18, Folder 21, Document 8

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  • Text: ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY A TL ANT A, INC. 101 MARIETTA STREET BLDG. ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 525-4262 _c. i 0, EMMER I CH AOMI NI STR ATOR February 28, 1967 I Mr. Edward Young 2279 Hill Street, N. W. Atlan ~a, Georgia I ii Dear Mr. Young: I As Chairman of the Board of Directors of Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc., I am happy to give you this official notice of your selection as a member of the EOA Board of Directors to represent the West Central Neighborhood Service Center area for the calendar year 1967. Your selection was the result of a recent democratic selection procedure among th e citizens served by the EOA program in your area. We congratulate you and wish for you full satisfaction in this important community activity. EOA Board meetings are regularly held at two o'clock in the afternoon of the third Wednesday each month at EOA offices on the fourth floor of the 101 Marietta Street Building. You will receive furth e r info rmat ion about the next meeting schedul ed for March 15. Sincere ly yours, <4~9~ Boi s,?eu illet Jon e s Chairman , EOA cc : Mayor Ivan Al l en, City of At lant a v-1 Chairman J ames Aldredge, Commissioners of Roads and Revenu e s of Fulton County BJ:np . �
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Box 18, Folder 21, Document 18

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  • Text: J'anuar y 30, 1967 Mrs . Le ter R . Hasty, Pre s i de nt Palmer House Ce nte r Council Apartme nt 801-C 430 Tec:hwood Drive, N. W. Atlanta, Geo.i-gia Dea~ Mr.s . Hasty: May I a ccept your letter regarding the era~ cl es for· the senior c ·nz ns at the Palmer Hou e. y 1 ur you that the city ha ~ n ev ~ action po.$ iblc to ve .t he funds ,:e tored to Economic Opportunity Atlant , Inc. Thi pro ram continu to have our uppo.rt. Sine r ,e ly yours, I n Allen, Jr. Mayor lAJr/br �
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Box 18, Folder 21, Document 25

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  • Text: _ WIL.L IAM H. AYRES COM M ITTEES: EDUCATION AND LABOR VETERANS• AFFAIRS 14TH P : STFLJ::T, OHIO
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Box 18, Folder 21, Document 27

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  • Text: EMILY AND ERNEST WOODRUFF FOUNDATION SUITE 210, PEACHTREE CENTER BUILDING 230 PEACHTREE STREET, N. W. ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 October 3, 196 7 BOISFEUILLET JONES PRESIDENT Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Ivan: Thank you for your letter of September 28 enclosing a copy of your correspondence with Congressman Blackburn concerning the EOA program. W e shall, of cours e , be happy to supply Congressman Blackburn with the information concerning EOA, which he has requested. Sincerely, �
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Box 18, Folder 21, Document 31

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  • Text: ECONOMIC OP PORT UMITY ATLANTA, INC. 101 MARIETTA STREET BLDG, ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 525-4262 TWO AND ONE-HALF YEARS A brief summa ry of programs fund ed through Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. from Janu ary 1965 to July 19 67 ************** During th e past t wo and one-half years Atlanta's community action progr am has moved with great spe ed . It has, in many ways, become a model for the nation. Th ous ands of Atlanta citizens and many agenci es and organizations have particip a ted in planning the variety of opportunity programs now available. NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICE CENTERS Twelve multi-servic e neighborhood c e nt ers have b een established in Atlanta and Fulton County. Two additional c e nters serve families in Gwinn e tt and Rockdal e counties. The 14 neighborhood cent e rs ha ve held a total of 116,203 intervi ews . Employme nt couns e lors located in neighborhood c e nters pl a ced 7,630 individuals in jobs, not including Job Corps, Ne ighborhood Youth Corp~ etc. Of th e centers' total intake, 72% wanted jobs. Social Service workers have made 71,938 referral s to put families in touch with agencies offe ring appropriate help, in a:idition to th e numerou s cas es completed at the n e ighborhood c e nters. Resid en t Participation: Two democratic elections hav e b een con du ct ed t o select r ep r esentatives of low-income n eighbo rh oods for EOA commi tt ees. Nea rly 12,000 p eop l e voted in the 19 67 EOA elections. Approximately 10,000 people participate in 200 block organizations and other EOA committees. More th a n 500 low-income citiz e n s are serv ing as elected block captai ns and representatives to neighborhood c e nt er advisor y councils, a city - wide adv isory council and t he EOA Board o f Dir ec t ors. On e -thir d of th e EOA BDard of Dir ectors is composed of low-income cit izens. Neighborhood Services Aides: Low-income r esidents of n e ighborhoods served by EOA have been trained and em~loy ed by EOA to assist wi th its programs. Ai d es (21 4 before 1967 budge t reductions , ..._! �-2- 145 now) have conta cted 124,004 families to discuss opportunities available through EOA. They have provided continued contact with 53,697 famili e s. Aides also assist with community organization and the work of the neighborhood centers. CHILD DEVELOPMENT Summer Head Start classes hav e provid e d cultural enrichment for 3,000 children each of the last three summers. Nine Day Care Centers provide supervised recreation and enrichment for 700 children of working parents. C01"1MUNITY SCHOOLS Twelve Community Schools have provided education and enrichment in the afternoons and evenings for a total enrollme nt of 70,482. Funds for this program were cut 82% because of 1967 budget reductions. NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH CORPS (Out-of-School Program) Eighty-nine agencies are cooperating to provide jobs for approximately 650 youths. In two and one-half years 3,620 youths have participated in the program. Another 3,000 youths have participated in a Ne ighborhood Youth Corps program for high school students administer e d by the Atlanta Public Schools. JOB CORPS EOA recruits boys from an eight county area for the Job Corps. To date, 1,654 have been accepted for Job Corps training, 658 are known to be employed or in the military service. Recruiting for the Wome n's Job corps is handled by WICS. To date, 270 girls have b e en accepted for training. LEGAL ASSISTANCE Attorneys from the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, under contract with EOA, have s e rved 21,502 cases and ha v e closed 2,760 court cases. PLANNED PARENTHOOD The Plann e d Par e nthood As s ociation , unde r c o ntract with EOA, has se r ved 4 , 184 indi v iduals. . . -;! �-3- FOSTER GRANDPAREN'ES DEMONSTR..~TION PROJECT Forty-one me n and women over 60 years of age are employed to work with children at thre e institutions. PROJECT ENABLE Ove r 300 low-income p a r e nt s h ave p ar ticipa t e d in a group discussion progr a m de s ign e d to incr ea s e motivation for self-help . .MULTI-SERVICE CENTERS FOR THE. AGED Recr ea tion, s ocia l s e rv ices a n d d ay ca re a r e b e ing provi ded f o r a t ota l of 1,7 94 fa~i l y u ni t s in t h r ee apar t men t buildi n gs for the aged. ATL._~ TA EMP LOYMENT EVALUATION AND SERVICE CENTER This i s a c e ntr ali ze d ser vic e , th e fi rs t of it s k i nd in the country, t o di a gnose a n d e v a luate wo rk p o t e nti a l a n d training n eeds of difficult cas e s. Appro x imate ly 40% of tho se who ha ve b een evaluate d are now employed. SUM~IER RECREATION City-wi d e r ecr ea t ion p rogra ms we re con d u cted in th e summe rs of 1966 and 1967 with fun d s fr om OEO. The total 1966 attenda nc e .at i umme r r~cr e ation programs was 277,000. ATL._~TA CONCENTRATED EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM Th is i s a n e w pro g r a m d es i g n ed to pla c e 2 , 500 con s i stently un e mp l oyed or un deremploye d peo pl e in jobs or tr a ining during the n ext yea r. Appro x ima t e l y 70 Atl an t a b u s in esses a nd soc i a l a gen cies have volun t eere d to remove u nnecessary entry l eve l job qua l ifications so tha t n e wl y t rain e d p e opl e might be c ome e mployed. Ma ny busin esses wil l a l s o coope rate in t rain i n g e nro ll ees . PRI CE AREA HEALTH CENTER A n ew h eal th c e nt er will provide comp l e t e me dica l s e rvic es , ~xce pt h o sp itili~at i o;, : for 22 , 000 l ow-in come p eopl e living in th e Pric e n e ighborhood: Th e Fulton County Me dica l Assoc i ati on , Emory Unive rsi t y Schoo l of Me dic i ne and 1 5 o t her h e a l th a nd planning agencies are coope r a ting with EOA to estab l ish t h e c e nter . �-4- VOLUNTEER TASK FORCE More than 200 loc a l volunteers have b een trained and p l aced in 19 locations to assist with Atlanta's war on poverty. VOLUNTEERS IN SERVI CE 'I'O AMER ICA (VI STA) Forty-two VISTAs work with EOA. DISCONTINUED PROGRAMS Due to Congr ess ion a l requctions in 1 967 OEO funds the following progra ms were delet ed : Bees-Bi z : job tra~nin g for unemployed, out-of-school you th s . Small Business Development Ce nt e r: closed as of July 31, th e Center int erv iewe d and counseled 850 indi viduals , approved 300 lo ans tot a lin g $326,225. Home Man age me nt Training: cl asses and demon s trations by qualifi e d p erso nn e l to t ea ch cooking, budg e ting, s ew ing, child car e , hygien e , consume r buying, hou se-keeping. Neighborh ood Cen t e r Recreation Pro g ram s : qualified p e rsonn e l help ed r es id e nts develop neighborhood recreation programs. Homemake r S erv ic es : substitute home ma kers were provided for low-income households during emergencies . Public Hea lth Program: four Public Health nurses worked with EOA neighborhood service cent ers . ADDITIONAL INFORM..ATION Fifty-on e loc a l ag e ncies hav e contract s with EOA to administ e r EOA program s . Total community support, including both cash and non-cash contributions, repr e s e nts 19½'/4 of all program s coming unde r the 7' appro x imat e l y $17,000,000 CAP umbr e ll a . Ca sh contributions. from the city and county governments total $137,744. in 1 96 7 . ·_-EOA employs 427 p eop l e (145 Aides an d 282 regular employees ). Before 1967 budget reductions EOA emp lo yed 574 people (214 Aides and 3 60 re g ul ar employees). �-5- The City of Atlanta has placed four city employees, called City Services Coordinators, in EOA neighborhood centers. 'l'he Fulton County Commissioners have authorizE'!d decentralized voter registration at EOA n e ighborhood ceriters and have trained and deputized 65 EOA employees as a s sistant registrars. More than 1000 people registered to vote at EOA neighborhood cent e rs the first month this program was in operation. · The Atlanta Police Department has placed 10 Crime Prevention Officers in EOA neighborhood centers. Numerous other agencies, as well as businesses, churches, civic clubs and private citizens are cooperating with EOA in a wide variety of projects. �
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  • Text: • ATLANTA CONGfNTRATEO EMPLOYMENT PROGR~M Re vi s~d Copy J u l y 1 1 2, 1 967 �Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc., proposes a comprehensive manpower program to place as quickly as possible in jobs or training positions, 2,500 hardcore unemployed persons residing within the following target areas of the city: (1) Pittsburg, (2) (5) West End. Price, (3) Nash-Washington, (4) Summerhill-Mechanicsville, The Program will be called the Atlanta Concentrated Employment Program (ACEP). 1• PROGRAM COMPONENTS The Atlanta Concentrated Employment Program shall bring together the resources of public and private agencies in a comprehensive approach to the problems of unemployment: A. Contractor Economic Opportunity Atlanta is the prime contractor for ACEP and will assume responsibility for the coordination and implementation of the objectives of the entire program. B. Recruitment Through 5 multi-purpose Neighborhoo? Service Centers in the target area, EOA's staff will recruit and provide supportive services for all participants. In addition EOA job coaches will provide a continuous follow-up relationship with the enrollee. The House of USE will utilize its special recruitment techniques to bring into ACEP hard-to-reach adolescents and young adults who are culturally disadvantaged and deliquency prone. The House of USE will coordinate its job development, testing, counseling, placement and post-placement efforts with the work of the employment service personnel in the Neighborhood Service Centers and pre-vocational training centers. C. Job Referral • The Georgia State Employment Services has been sub-contracted to provide basic employment services to ACEP. These services include: intensive job placement, counseling, and evaluation. The Georgia State Employment Service will solicit jobs, screen applicants, provide transportation of appl~cants to jobs, prepare MDTA applications and have the direct responsibility of providing enrollees with training allowance. GSES will also employ representatives in the pre- vocational training centers and place an additional employment counselor in each of the 5 Neighborhood Service Centers. �- DP 2 - Job Or ientat ion and Preparation One of t h e requireme n t s o f the pro g r am is t he intr odjction of t he chroniccally unemp l oyed person to t he Worl d of Work in a manner which will devel op his confide nce . The Corrmunity School Program and t he Di vis i on of Vocationa l Education through t he Atlanta Sc hool System wi l l provide 6 - 1 2 week s of vocational orientation training which wi ll incl ude bas i c and remedial education, s k ill traini ng, and work a dj ustment a ctiviti es . MDTA al l owances will be paid in the ori entation perio·d. The State De p a r t me n t o f Education , Division of Vocat ion al Re h abi litati on, und e r a con t r a c t with EOA wil l provide inte n s ive evaluation t h rou g h t h e Atl anta Employment Eval uation and Service Ce nter. E. Job Pl a ceme nt and Training Whe r ever poss ible, it i s antic i p a ted t h at e nrollees will be p lac e d dir ectly Under the Manpowe r De ve lopme nt and Train i ng Act, t he Vocat ion a l on jobs . Educat i on Di vision t hro u gh the At l anta Board of Ed ucation, will pro vide regul a r i nstit u tio nal tra ining , on-the- job training, and coupled (in stitutional and on- the -j ob c ombine d) trai n i ng . For this pha s e of the program the private sector h a s committed over 5 00 job s, and ant icipated a number of additi ona l j ob o pportuniti es e Unde r the New Careers Pro gr am EOA wi ll ac t as pri n cipa l a gent f or t h e d e v e l opme n t of s ub- nrofessiona l p o s itions . This program is an a tte mpt to impleme n t a new conceptin e mp l oyment fo r the poo r in that i t places them i n new f i e l ds of e mployment such as educ ation, recreati on and we lfare as aid es and ass is tants . Under the Spe c ial Impact Pro j ect , EOA wi l l c ontract with t h e Ci t y of Atl a n t a in a s pecia l proj ec t , t h e At lanta Beau t i fic a t ion Corps , to e mploy c h r onic a lly une mpl oye d p e r son s . This p roj e ct wi ll h a ve as its p rime ob j e c tive the phys ica l i mprovement of the ACEP target a r e a . Eligible persons will work under the coordinati on and s upe rvision of departments i n t h e c i ty government . The Ne ighbo rhood Yo u t h Corps , one of EOA' s e xistin g progr ~~s , will d e ve lop NYC s lots sole l y for ACEP . A s tron g t r ain ing compone n t with g ood p ossib i lities for p ermanent p lacement wi ll b e incl ude d i n t h i s p rogram . II . ACEP PERSONNEL Admi n i s t r a t ion EOA 1 Di r ecto r 2 Assistant Directors 4 Career Devel o p ers 7 Counselors 5 Technici ans STAFF 4 0 Aides and Ass i s t a nts 7 Office Staff 2 Finance Account and Payrol l ( f u ll time ) 4 Finance Staff ( part time ) �- 3 - Georgia Sta te Employme nt Service 7 Employment Service Clerks 11 Employment Service Representatives House of USE - Butl er Street YMCA 1 Director 1 Assistant Director 2 Counselors 4 Aide Coache s 1 Stenographe r 1 J anitor Atlanta School System 2 Supe r visors 2 Curriculum Staff 9 Area Spe cia lis t s 1 5 Counsel or s 18 I nstructors 16 Teachers (part time ) 4 Off±c::e .s t aff 1 Pensonnel ·-Director · .Cpart tirrie) 1 Sta t J1s t :i.cian 1 Payroil >Accountant New Career s - EOA 1 2 13 11 1 1 Assis t ant Dire ctor of Training Car eer Deve lopers Tra ine r s and as sis tants Off i ce Staff Supervisor Buyer (part time ) Atl anta Employme nt Evalua tion and Service Center (12% of time ) 6 Supervisors 1 Staff Officer 3 Counselors 1 Phys ician 1 Nurse Ps yc hologist Finance Staff Office Staff 1 Caseworker 1 Evaluator l 3 8 NYC 1 1 5 1 Coordina tor Secretary Rectuiters Record Clerk 5 2 1 1 Counsel ors Stenographers I n t ake Worker J ob Development & Pl acement �- 4 - II. A. ENROLLEE ELIGIBILITY Georgia State Employment Service The GSES will solicit jobs, screen applicants, prepare MDTA applications and provide basic employment services to ACEP. Ih order to be eligible for ACEP: 1. 2. 3. 4. B4 one must be a resident of the target area one must be in the poverty range one must be unemployed and underemployed Aides now employed by EOA in additional 1,2,3 above are also eligible for the New Careers Program House of USE The House of USE will recruit approximately 500 culturally disadvantaged and deliquent-prone youth ages 16-21. C. Atlanta School System The Atlanta School System will probide 6-i2 weeks of pre-vocational orientation and t5aining for all ACEP enrollees, with the exception of those who are directly placed. D. Atlanta Employment Evaluation and Service Center The AEESC will provide intensive evaluation for approximately 250 ACEP clients, when such proves necessary. E. On-the-Job Training Whenever possible, enrollees will be placed directly on jobs. However, MDTA will place apporximately 750 youths and adults in on-the-job training positions for a period of 18-24 weeks; 250 on OJT-Coupled training for a period of 30-32 weeks; and 500 in institutional training positions for 8-11 weeks. F. New Careers The New Careers Program will place 250 ACEP enrollees into new fields of employrnsnn~ The creation of new entry level jobs in Human Service fields that have maximum prospect for advancement. Go Special Impact Special Impact will hire approximately 50 chronically unemployed persons to work in community beautification programs in their own area. H. NYC The NYC will develop 250 new job training slots for ACEP enrollees, 16- 21 . This program wilLlast for a period of 6 months with eventual job placement. 1\ �-5- ACEP BUDGET SPECIAL IMPACT Federal EOA Administration Staff Costs Operational Costs TOTAL Administration Non-Federal Total .4.7., 85.7 13,236 61,093 J.2.,00.0 none 12,000 59,857 13,236 73,093 155 ,750 372,127 98,545 566,422 none 60,000 none 60,000 155,750 312,127 98,545 626,422 Atl anta Employmen t Evalua tion Service center Enrollee Costs 4,000 Sta ff Costs 55 , 193 Ope ration a l Costs 73,965 TOTAL Evaluation Center 133,158 none none 18 ,000 18,000 4,000 55 ,193 91, 965 151,158 House of USE - But ler St. YMCA Enrollee Costs Staf f Costs Ope r a tional Cos t s TOTAL House of USE 1,000 36,321 13,513 50,834 none 8 ,000 4 ,000 12,000 1 ,000 44 ,3 21 17 , 513 62 , 834 168,670 none 168 , 670 none 20, 000 20, 000 168 , 670 20 ,000 188,670 980,177 122,000 1,102, 1 77 EOA Operation Supportive Services Enrollee Costs Staff Costs Operational Costs TOTAL Operation City of Atl ant a Enrolle e Cos t s Staff Cos ts TOTAL At l ant a TOTAL SPECIAL IMPACT MDTA Ge orgia Stat e Employme nt Service Enrolle e Allowances Staff Costs Operational Cos t s TOTAL GSES 590, 262 1 20,906 1,195 71 2,363 none none none none 590, 262( 1 20,906 1, 1 95 71 2 ,363 At l anta School Sy stem St aff Cos t s oPerat i ona l Cos t s TOTAL Schools 393., 474 465 , 652 859, 126 none none none 393 , 474 465 , 652 85 9 ,1 26 �ACEP Budget Page 2 . .. . . . . . . . Federal On-The-Job- Training Trai ni ng Direct Costs TOrAL OJT TOTAL MDTA Non-Federal To tal 400,000 28,511 428,511 none none none 400 ,000 28 ,511 428, 511 2,000,000 none 2 , 000 ,000 . i, NEW CAREERS EOA New Career s Enrollee Costs St aff Cos ts Operation a l Costs TOTAL NEW CAREERSL 769,950 182,733 47,317 1,eoo,.OOO none 110,000 none 110,000 769 , 950 292 , 733 47, 317 1,100 ,000 1,000,000 110,000 1 , 100 ,000 Ne ighborhood Yout h CorEs Out-of-School Enr ol l ee Costs 409,975 Staff Cos t s 111, 652 Operati onal Costs 68,989 TOTAL NYC 590,616 5 ,000 96,83 0 none 101,830 414,975 208,482 68 , 989 692,440 590,616 101,830 692,440 4, 570,793 333,830 4,904,623 Tot a l New Career NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH CORPS Tot al NYC GRAND TOTAL �
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  • Text: ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ATL ANT A, INC. 101 MARIETTA STREET BLDG, ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 525-4262 C, O. EMMERICH ADMINISTRATOR July 6, 1967 The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor of the City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Honorable Allen: I am pleased to announce that the Comprehensive Neighborhood Health Center Program has been approved. Operational activities will commence soon. In the memory of Mr. Emmerich, who gave so unstintingly to the project, and on behalf of EOA, I want to express our gratitude for your assistance and cooperation, Sincerely yours, William W. Allison Associate Administrator for Program Development WWA/amm �
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Box 18, Folder 21, Document 38

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  • Text: Dear Mr. Leftwich: Mr. Vaughn of Pittsburg Civic League asked rr.e to write you a letter, thanking you for coming out to see him. You will receive it later. you wLa.t a good thing it was--your coming out. I just wanted to tell You always do all you can to help but there are circumstances you don I t know any-1::hing about that made this doubly a good move. As you probably know, EOA is trying to force the City to turn Model Cities over to them. They know it is just a matter of time for EOA and want to insure keeping their jobs this way. participation". jobs at EOA. This is what is behind their charges of "no citizen John Hood is helping them because he gets votes by getting people The Center Directors in the "Model City" area are meeting with John a couple of time s a week--at the Southside Day Care Center (the EOA nursery where he has an office). They are really stirring people up against the City---the people don't know what it is all about--they just do what they are told. The latest development is that EOA Center s are working on voter r egistration---I am in charge of it here and at a staff meeting I remarked that it was hard to get people to come register in a non-election year. Terrill told me I was negltative thinking. To tell them that the aldermen and representatives in this area weren't doing • anything to protect them from Model Citie s--that this ITB ant their homes would be taken--and for them to come register so they could vote new alder~e n and r epresent at i ve ~ y.:r in next year. We really had it·- after the staff !TE eting was over--I told him I di dn't I appr e ciat e t he reference s to you, Hugh and G. D.--that he di dn't even live i"n this part of town ard we r ese nted people coming in trying to run our politics. Als o, that he didn't even know when the ele ctions would be he ld, as the next City e l ection would be in 1969. He told me that EOA was t he b iggest vote getter in the City and EOA could make or bre ak any politican because the people in the areas ser ved by EOA would vote for anybody t hey were told to . After a few more words , he threate ned �-2to fire me for disloyalty to EOA. I told him I owe d my loyalty to the City and to the City Adminis tration and if he could find an y conflict in that with the EOA operation--to go ahead. Things haven't been too pleasant since. Meantime, Eliza Paschall complaine d to Mrs. Crank , who is Terrill's Supe rvisor about the bu siness about the phone c alls--sa id she thought I should file charge s with the Community Relations that I was being discriminated against. He · jumped me about this too, but when I told him :t-'irs Paschall was not the only on e complaining about the. phone--that John Greer had compl ained to Emmerich-:--he c_almed do,-m. to in the Democratic Party, is on the board of EOA. John Greer, who I am clos e I take my complaints to him-- since this way Terrill can't claim political pressure. It is terrible the way the three r emaining white girl s are treated he r e ---but I am not going to q~i t until I get ready---where else c ould I draw a good salary for doing about an hours worl<: a day. I run the entire de partment--the re were three of us in Housing orig inally--I am the only one left and I stil l don' t hurt myse l f worki ng- -which shows how over- s t a f fe d the Cente r s are . I have good work h ab i t s , I ge t along wi t h the oth er e mployees , and I respect supe rvision--so if he fires me , he is going to have to co!TB up with some pr etty go od c harge . I have ch e cke d up and f ound th at th i s bit about t he Aldermen not he lping the • people about Model Citie s is true a.t all Ce nters--this is what the p eopl e are be ing told. My i de a of what EOA s houl d do is to work wi th t he City--but a ll t he y are doing is encour aging peop le to fi ght i t! Wh e n I hear all thi s it r e ally b urns me up . Espe c ially when t he criticism come s f rom a Vi s t a volunt eer- - all they do i s stir p e ople up. _;). I d on' t want a ny of my fr iends to get mixed up in my per s onal pr obl ems , but some t hing s hould be done about the breach EOJ! i s creating between t h e City and the people in the Nade l Citie s areas . I h ave t alked to G. D. and t old h i m t o keep in touch wit h Mr . Vaughn, Hrs . Bill ingsley and Mrs . Wright ---they are the leaders in ?j ttsburg and while t he y are · on the · Advi sory Board of · EOA-,-they are not f oo_led b y it . They all b eg _me t o stay �-3every time I threaten to quit because they say it is the only way they have to know wbat is going on. Most of·the Advisory Boards go to meetings and agree with all they hear--but not t he Pittsburg leaders. As proof of the poor com-·.u nication --rrDst people would have eone to EOA----Y~. Vaughn carr~ directly to you with his problems, and all the II street corner hanger outersn have been praising you ever since--because you bothered to come out! These· are good people in Pittsburg, if the west side negroes would not come out here stirring them up. I have good influence over all the leaders but I cannot get them to believe anything against John Hood. Something needs to be done to stop him from knocking the City however. I had so~e phone calls from some of tr~ negroes in the Democratic Party witj me-telling me i,.;hat all they had heard about the negroes "going after" the Wrens Nest until they changed their admittal policy. With Calvin Craig meeting in ·;-. re st End, I figured it would really cause trouble if the negroes started breaking out windows and storming the cb ors as they were threatening to do. I discussed t his with Irving Kaler and made the motion that t he Community Relations ask the Wrens Nest to change their policy. Don't know if this will help, but figured it would show good faith on oi..:.r part or as Helen Bullard puts our movements nact as a asprin towards helping f the headache. I really enjoyed see ing Richard Freeman in ac tion at the Comnmnity Relations n:eeting last week. Concerning this Dixie Hills rnes s , he really pinned do,m some of the people who claimed they witne s sed "police brutality"--- - when he got through --all they knew was what somebody else told them! He is really good in this job and the be st police committee chairman we have ever had. Mrs . Leftwich told all right now. rre you h ad to go back into the ho spit al- --hope you are f ee ling Take it easy, cause wecan 't get along without you. Mary Terrill backed do,m on the phone c all s---I can have i ncoming ca.l l s-- I just ca,n' t make any! �
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