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ATLANTA, GEORGIA
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FORM 25 -4- R
�2 Year Progress Report
101 MAR!El'TA STREET , N . W, , ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 ., . T ELEP HONE: AREA CODE ( 404) 525-4262
C. 0. Emmerich
Ex e cutiv e Adminisbrator
OPPORTUNITY IN ATLANTA
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Durin g the p as t t wo y e a r s Atl a nt a's
Community Acti on Erogr am h as move d
with grea t spee d . Th o u sands of citi zen s
and ma ny agen ci e s a nd organizati on s
have partici pa te d in pl a nn in g , deve lopin g a nd fin an c ing th is multi- servic e opportun i ty pr.ogra m fo r Atl a nta's low- inco me citizens.
In two years:
14 Multi-service Neighborhood Service
Centers have been es tab Ii shed,
More than 20,000 adults and youths have
been placed in jobs and job training,
Nearly 39,000 individuals have participated in basic, remedial and enrichment
education courses, and
More than 55,000 individuals have received family services.
Due to Cong res s iona l red uctio n s i n
the 1967 Economi c Opportuni ty budge t
for the na tion, Atla nt a's progra m h as
s uffered a 40% r,edu ction in £unds p lu s
the de letio n of s i x services. E .O .A. is
now seeking loca l reso ur ces co he lp restore these vita l services and re bui ld
its program.
E.O .A. s ervices can be d ivided i nt o
s ix ca cegor,ie s :
OPPORTUNITIES FOR:
A. Neighborhood Services through 14
Neighborhood Service Centers
8. Employment and Job Training
C. Education
D. Social Services
E. Research
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and :
F. Discontinued Programs
Each proj ec t or conbracled se rv ic e
of E. 0 . A . is su,ppo,ted by a citizens
adv isory counc i l of w hioh at leaJs t
J/ 3 mus t be peoe le servec/J by th e
program .
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A. OPPORTUNITIES FOR
NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES
1. NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES
ORGANIZATION
(Not e : All figur es in this repor rep resen t
up to two ye ars work, de pending on how
long th e rP rojec ha.s been es tab lis hed.)
All E .O.A. servic es a re brought co
low-inc ome fa mili es th ro ug h 14 Ne ig hb o rhood Service Ce ocer,s locate d in p over.cy
ar.eas. A s ma ll s ta ff loca ted a t 101 Marietta St r,eet , N. W. , p la ns an d d irec ts th e
progra m a nd coo rdi na tes services with
loca l age ncies .
All 14 Cen te rs were es ta bli s hed
du rin g th e firs t cwo year,s. Scaff membe rs
a t th ese ce nt e rs have condu cted 33, 049
i nte rv iews. H eadqua rc er,s : 101 Ma ri e tta
Str,ee c, N. W., Telephone 525-4262, Mr.
H aro ld E. Barr e tt , Dirsector.
CENTERS IN OPERATION
ATLANTA AND FULTON COUNTY

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�East Centra l Neighborhood Service Center
486 Dec atur, Street, S. E.
Mt. Geonge Dodd , iDiue ctor
Telephone: 577-17 ~5
Edgewood Neighborhood Service Center
1723 Boulevard Duive , S.E.
Mr. Sa muel Russell , Diirecto r,
Telephone : 378-3643
NASH-Washington Neighborhood Ser. Cen .
247 Ashby Stteet , N . W.
Mr. William A. Fowlkes, Ditector,
Telephone: 52 4-2084
North Fulton Neighborhood Service Center
27 Oak Street , Roswell , Georgia
Mr. J . W. Stone , Director
Teleph one : 993 -3795
No rthwest (Perry Homes) Neighborhood
Service Center
1927 Holl ywood Ro ad, N. W.
Mr. Robert Btaonin g, Director
TelephoAe: 799-9322
Pittsburg Neighborhood Service Ce nt e r
993½ 1 le Da niel Street, S. W.
Ir. Levj Tetrill , Directo r
Telephone: 523 -1 511
Price Ne ighborhood Serv ic e Ce nte r
1127 Capitol Avenue, S. E.
Mr. Geoffrey Heard, Acting Diuector
Te lephone: 522-5792
So. F ulton Neighbo rhoo d Se rvi ce Ce nter
2735 East Point St. , East Point, Georgia
Mr. Clint Rodgers, Director
T e lephon e: 767-7541
Sum mer hi lt-Mechanic s vi lie Ne ighbo rhood
Servi c e Center
65 Georgia Ave nue , S. E .
Mrs. Omie Dixon, Acting Director
Telephone: 577-1351
Gwinnett County Offi c e
Pike and Clay ton Stree t s
Lawrenceville , Geo rgia
Mr. Gene Johnson , Coordinator,
Telephone: 963 -9700
Ro c kdale-Co nyer s Office
929 Commercial St. , Conyers , Georgia
Mr. Sidney Herring , Coordinator
Telephone: 483 -9512
ELECTIONS: One of the most important opportunities E .O.A . offers is
that of resident participation. For the
fiust time low-income citizens ha ve come
together in neighborhood orga niz a tions ,
block clubs and adv isory councils to
consider their need s and to assi s t E.O .A.
in planning programs to help meet the se
needs.
There have been 2,672 nei ghborh ood
meetings . Average monthly attendance
for a ll E.O .A. advi s ory committees is
2, 250 peop le.
In 1966 elections were held for the
first time to choose representatives of
low-incom e ar eas to serve on neighborhood and city-wide E.O.A. advisory committees . New Elections for 1967 represe nta ti ves have just been completed in
11 Neigh borh ood Center areas . (N. Ful ton is s t ill being organized) . 194 lowinc o me neigh borhood block organizations
a nd 11 ,528 people have participated in
the 1967 elections . More than 500 lowincome citizens are serving a s bl ock
cap t ai ns and elected represent a tives .
We s t End Nei ghborhood Serv ic e Cent er
725 L awton Street , S. W.
Mr . Jame s Hester , Director
Telephone: 753 -6101
Each block organi zation chose one
representative to serve on its Neighborhood Center's advisor y comm i ttee . THE
CITIZENS EIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY
COUNCIL. Each CNAC selected three
representatives to serve on a city-w ide
committee , THE CITIZE NS C ENTRAL
ADVISORY COUNCIL , plu s one repre s entative to serve on the E .O.A . BOARD
OF DIRECTORS. This gives 12 repres entatives of the po or , 1 3 of the total
members hip . o n the Bo a rd o f Directors.
ADJOINING COUNTIES
J. H. Calh oun . As s i s ta nt Directo r
for Communitr De vel opment , 10 1 Marietta St ., N. W. , T e leph one : 525 -4262.
West Central Neighborhood Se rvice Center
2193 Verbena Street, N- W.
Mr. A. A. Frnmholtz , Director
Telephone: 799-0331
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Neighborhood Serv ice Areas
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A. WEST END
G. EDGEWOOD
B. NASH-WASHINGTON
H. NORTHWEST (P. H.)
C. PRICE
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J. CENTRAL CITY
SOUTH FULTON
WEST CENTRAL
E. SUM-MEC
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F. NORTHEAST
L. NORTH FULTON
PITTSBURG
(Gwinnett County ond Rockdale County
areas not shown on map)
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NEIGHBORHOOD AIDES: E. o. A.
has tr ained and e mploy ed indigenous
residents of low-income neighborh oo ds
to assis t wi th center , age ncy a nd c ommun ity work. Aides have vis ited ove r
10 3,225 homes i n doo r-to-door c ase- find i ng a nd have ser ved over 37, 049 ind ividua l s on a conti nu in g basis .
4. NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH
CORPS (In-School)
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2. VISTA (VOLUNTEERS IN
SERVICE TO AMERICA)
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. A dome s t i c P eace Corps pro vidi ng
a 1de s , teache r s , co un s e l ors a nd a dv isors
for, th e War on P o ve rty . Hea dq ua rte r s a t
01 Ma rie tta Stre e t , N. W. , Mr. Da v id
Damman n , Dinec tor , VIST A Volunteens ,
Te l ephone: 525 -4262 .
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ACTION : 5 Vo lunte e r s ha v e been
a ss ign ed to Atla nta fo r, one y ear. 25 of
th e s e a re pres e ntl y work in g i n E. O .A .
tanget a re a s . 1"h e o th er 29 a re e xp e cted
during th e next few mo nth s. 11. as t year
Atl a nt a h a d 32 Vl ST A Vql un teers .
B. OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMPLOYMENT AND JOB TRAINING
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3. EMPLOYMENT SERVICE
On e Manp ower Coun se lor, is l oc a te d
in ea ch Ne i ghborh ood S ervi ce C en ter to
pnov id e jo b p la c ement a nd referral s to
oth er, se r vices. Adm ini s te re d by Georg ia
Sta te Empl oy me nt Service , 101 Marietta
Sn eet , N . W. , Telep hone: 525-4262 .
Ma np ower P rog ra m Spec i a list , Mr. Don
Brya nt .
ACTION : 33,627 i ndiv idu a ls h ave
rece ived e mp lo yme nt c oun se lin g.
87%
of th ese we re un emp l oy ed a t th e time of
coun sel in g a nd mos t of th e remaining
13% we re under-empl o yed. 6, 16 1 ind ividu a ls have beem p la ced in job s . Hundr eds o f othe rs h a ve bee n pl a c e d in
E .0. A. tra mm g programs for yo ut h s.
Th e r, e mai nd e r a re receiv in g tr,a ining ,
educ atiio n , co un s eling o r oth e r s e rivice s
in preparat ion for empl oyme nt o r a re m
the proce ss of bein g p la ced.
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T rain in g a nd empl oy me nt of tow- i ncome high ,s ch oo l y outh s in the .t} tl a m a F ul ton Co unty Sch ool Systems to pro vide wori k experience a nd mon e y to
e nable them to nem a in in sch oo l. /4. dminis tered by t he Atla nt a a nd Fulton
C ounty Bo ar-ds of Ed uc a tion a t 10 1 Mari e tta Stre e t , N . W. , T e) epb o ne : 525 -1886;
Mns . Alice Washin g ton , Coo rdi nato r.
ACTION: 650 s tude nt s now e mpl o yed in th e pub li c s chools .
Mo re t han
2, 500 yo uth s hav e p a rt ic i pa ted si nc e
th e beginni ng .
5. NEIGHBORHOOD YOUT H
CORPS (Out-of-School)
A job tra in in g and e mpl oy me nt pro gram
£o r out-of-sc hool
un e mplo ye d
yo uth s aged 16 th ro ugh 21. 57 ubli c
a nd non-prnfi t Atl anta a genc ies pro vide
150 wo rk lcx:atio n s and 620 pos itions.
Return t o s ch oo l is e n co l!l raged. Ofiface
a t 68 Spri ng S treet , N . W. " Telephone :
577-1 904 , Mr. He nry F a c e , Dire ct or, .
ACTION: 62 0 posi ti on s, an e avail a ble .
6 10 yo u th s a re em pl oy e d . 3-;'5
have returned to s ch oo l. 224 have acNearl y
c epted full -time e mplo yme nt .
3, 000 y ou ths have part ic i pa ted since the
beginning .
6. YOUTH OPPORTUNITY CENTER
Opera ted by the Georgia S ta te Employment Serv ic e to conc e ntriate on the
employ ment ne eds of y outh s aged 16'
th ro ug h 21, with e mpha sis o n co unsel ing , tes tin g , a nd re ferral t o other agen cie s for remedia l edl'lcat ion or tr aining .
522 Wes t Pe a chtree Street . Mr. A . \\, _
Seag ers , Dire c tor . T e lep hone : 8 -09 ~L
ACT ION : 82, 000 have been ii nter\(ie w ed. 5, 735 yo uths hav e b eer.J p~ace a
in full -time jo b s . 30,000 ha ve been re "
fe rred to jo b s a nd ot her agen c ies .
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DEVELOPMENT CENTER
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tere d by Senio r Citizen Serv:i c e-s of
Mettop olita n Atla nta, Inc. , 120 Marie tt a
Stree t, N. W. , Room 7 19 , Te lephone :
577 -2474, Mrs. Caro lyn F r ench , P roj ec t
Director.
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A center co s creen prospec ti v e l oan
appliic atio n s a nd to pro vide assis ta nc e
in the man a g e ment and de ve lopment of
sm a ll busi ness e s . 101 Mariett a Street ,
N . W. , Te lephone: 577 -33 15 , Dr. Merl e
C . P a tterson , Director.
ACTION : 850 individual s ha ve been
inter vie wed or counseled. 33 loans to talli ng $ 322,000 hav e been approv e d and
gra nte d .
3 eight-week semi na r s ha ve
bee n c onducted in l ow-income n ei ghborho ods .
8. COLLEGE WORK STUDY
PROGRAM
P art time empl oyme nt t o ke e p youth s
from l ow-in come fa milies in c ollege..
ACTION : Program approved fo r eigh t
co lleges : Clark College, 60 pre s eml y
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em pl oy ed , 60 previousl y emp loye d , no
position s available ; Emory University,
69 pre s ently employ ed , 14 pre viously
employed , 20 avai lable pos1tions ; Georgi a State College, 25 presentl y e mpl oy ed, 21 prev iously employ ed, 12 pos ition s
avada bl e; Georg ia Institute of Technologr, 28 presently emplo ye d , 10 previously empl oy ed , 30 po s i t ion s ava il able ; Morehouse College, 201 pre s ent.Ly
employed , 192 pre vious ly empl oy ed , 15
positions availa ble ; Morr i s Brown College, 134 presently employed, 125 previously employ e d , no po s ition s avail able ; Og lethorpe Univers ity, 35 pre se ntly employed, 20 previous ly employ ed , no
positions available; a n d Spelman College, 40 presently employed , 100 pre viously employed , no posit.ions available .
9. FOSTER GRANDPARENTS
DEMONSTRATION PROJECT
A program to provide children in ins titution s with adult affection and comnion s hip while al s o giving older citize n s a cha nce to be employ ed in a us eful , person a lly sati s fying job . Adminis -
ACTION : 36 men and wo men , plus 4
s ubs ti tutes, tra in ed a nd serv in g a t Grady
Hospita l (3 0), F ul to n C ounty J uveni le
Court (4) a nd Catrie-Stee le :Pitt s Hon:i e
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OLDER WORKER (50 plu s)
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An i ndepe nde nt program admin is t'ened by th e Go lde n Age Emp loyment Serv ice of the Atlan t a Se c t ion , Nati on al
Co uncil of Je wis h Women , 793 Piedmont
Ave nue , 1N. E . , Te leph on e: 875 -944 3,
Mrs . Naomi Met zger , Exe cutive Dir:.e c to r.
ACTION : 969 indiv id ua l s ha ve bee n
pl a ced in jobs. There ha ve be en 1,740
jo b applic at ions and 3, 028 reque s ts fo r
app licants from busin e s ses.
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11. MDTA
The Ma npower Dev elopmen t a nd
Tr a ining Act of 196 2 pFovides jo b traJnin g for ne e ded ski ll s . Ad mini s tered by
th e Gemg ia State Employ me nt Seuvic e
and he Atla nta Boa rd of E duc a ti on .
Office s at Atl a nt a Indu s tria l E mployment
Offi c e , 61 Trinity Avenue , S. W. , T e leph one : 524 -24 11.
ACTION : 5, 104 in di v idua l s ha v e
been tra ined. A new Contract has bee n
re ceived to tra in 200 peo ple be twee n
F ebruary 13, 1967 a nd March 31 , 1968
in group s o f 45 in 8 oc 12 week train ing
programs . Anoth e r 100 experienced bu
une mp loyed workers will rec eive On 'il;he
Jo b tra in in g . MOTA classes wi.rn tra in
fot s uch jobs as hos tess, waitress, waiter , bus boy , bus g:id, chef , short order
grill man , specialist cook , combinatjon
cook , salad girl , kitchen helpeu and
snack bar hoste ss. Additiona l training
contracts are expected soon .
Classe s now in progress are welding (20), bfrick layiing (20), production
machine ( 20), de s ign technician at Lock -
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re fr esher course for regiscened nurses
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12. PROJECT HI RE (Help I nitiate
Renewed Employment)
An eml?loyment service for the o lder
worker (50 and above) . Administered by
the Georgia Sta te Employ ment Service .
136 Marietta Street, N. W. , Su.ice 200,
Teleph one: 524-6844 , Mr,s. Mal L. Dna ke ,
Dire c tor.
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ACTION : Program has been operating under t he auspi c es of Georgia State
Employment Service since August 1 ,
1966. (For,merly under auspices of Golde n Age Emp loyment Service.)
217 individuals h ave been p laced ,
761 have been counse led , 684 have been
re ferred to jobs.
13. MEN ' S JOB CORPS
J ob tra iAin g for out-of-school , un·
employ ed boys aged 16 through 21.
E.O . A . is resp on s ible for recruiting and
sc reeni ng Job Corps applicants for At·
lama , Fulton , Cobb , Clayton, Fayette,
Douglas , DeKalb , Rockdale a nd Gwinnett
Counties . He adq ua rters at 118 Marietta
Street , Telephone : 577 -2855 , Mr. Sam
Bax tt:r , J ob Cor,p s Coordin a tor.
ACTION : 1, 210 boy s sen t to train ing centers throughout the country . 87
proce ssed appLicant s awa itin g assignments . 6 1 boys have grad u ated . A new
recruitin g quota of 1,400 boys has been
recei ved .
14. WOMEN 'S JOB CORPS
Job training for o ut-of- s chool , unemployed girls aged 16 through 21. Recruitin g handled by WICS , 136 Mar:ietta
Street, N. W. , 3rd Fl oor , Telephone :
524-540 3, Mrs . Je a n Wea ver , Project
Director.
ACTION : 75 girl s are in training
centers through out the Unit ed St ate s .
16 have graduated .
15. ATLANTA EMPLOYMENT
EVALUATION AND SERVICE
CENTER
A centralized service , the first of
its kind in the country , to diagnose and
evaluate work potential and tra ining
needs of difficult cases a nd to follow up
job progr.ess. It serve s all agencies cooperating m E.O. A. programs. The Vocational Reh a bilita ti on Division operates
the Center at 1599 Memorial Drive , S.E. ,
Telephone: 378 -7591 , Mr. Cantey Gordon ,
Director.
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ACTION : Opened May 2, 1966.
1, 008 c ases have been referred to th e
Centers.
621 admitted for evaluation.
249 persons have been evaluated . 132
already plac ed in jobs .
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PROGRAM
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An education program t o serve the
entire fa mily usin g neighborhood public
school facilities around the clock . Adminis tered by the Atlanta Board of Educa tion , Instructional Servi ces Building ,
2930 Forrest Hill s Drive , Telephone:
76 1-54 11 , Mr. Alan Koth , Dire ct or.
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ACTION: 20,964 ha ve been enroll ed
in 12 schools.
Approxima tely 10 ,000
more have participated in programs . The
Community School budget has been reduced 82 % bec ause of Congre s s ion al
budget cuts .
Brown High School, 764 Pee p les Street.
S. W., Telephone: 758-5050 , E d New by ,
Assistant Principa l.
Price H igh School, 167 0 C a pitol Avenu e ,
S. W. , Te lephone: 622- 80 24 , Carl Hu bbard , Assistant Princip al.
Wash ington High School , 45 White House
Drive , S. W. , Teleph one : 755 -77 21 , J oe
Drape r , As si sca nt Pr incipa l.
South Fulton High School, 605 South
Baya rd Street , E as t Point , Georgia ,
T ele ph one : 76 1-3584 , Harold Madison ,
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Archer High School, 2250 P erry Boulevard , N . W., Telephone : 794-1567 , Arvella L. Farmer , Assista nt Principal.
Howard High School, 551 Houston Street,
N. E . , Telephone : 522-5096 , Bennie C.
Wil liams , Assistant Principal.
Park s Jr. High School , 1090 Wi ndsor
Street , S. W. , Telephone: 7 53 -6125, Robert J. Still , As sistant Principal.
West Fulton High School , 1890 Bankhead
Avenue , N . W. , Telephone : 799-31 77 , E .
C. Norma n , Assistant Principal.
Bethune Elementary School, 198 Norths i de Driv e , N . W. , Telephone: 524-6854,
Norri s L. Hogan , Assi s ta nt Principal.
Capitol Avenue Elementary School , 81i
Capitol Avenue , S . W., Teleph one : 5238696 , Oba diah Jordan , Jr. , Assis ta nt
Prin cipal.
We sley El ementary School, 186 We s ley
Avenue , N . E . , Teleph one: 378-4393 ,
Aaron L. Wat son , Assi s ta nt Principal.
COMMUNITY SCHOOLS FINANCED
BY NON-EOA FUNDS
Dykes H igh School, 4360 P ower s F erry
Road, N . W. , Telephone : 255 -5236 , J ack
Glasgow, Assistant Principal.
Grant Park El ementary School, 75 0 Kalb
Avenue, N. E . , Telephone: 627-5741,
James Chk-Vers, Assistant Principal.
17. PROJECT HEAD START
An enrichment program for culturally
deprived pre-school c hildren operat ed by
the Atlanta School Sys te m and seven
private agencies . An applicati on is now
being prepared for an 8 week program for
3,000 children to be held next summer.
5,989 c hildren have a ttended in 2 s ummers .
Atlanta Board of Education , Instructional Servic..es Building, 2930 Forrest Hill s
Drive ,
Telephone:
76 1-5411,
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Frances Cox , Director. 4,609 have a ttended in 2 summers.
Rockdale County's Head Start Program 40 attended last s ummer .
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Gwinnett County' s Mead Stan Program - ,.
240 attended last summer.
Wheat Street Day Nurser:y' s Mead Start
Program - 200 have a ttended i n 2 summers .
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Program - 260 have attended in 2 summers .
Hinsley Temp le Day Nurser:y's Hea d
Start Program - 120 have a ttended in 2
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Program - 240 have a ttended in 2 s ummers .
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18. ADULT BASIC EDUCATION
In s truction in reading and wri ting
for adtdts over 18 yea rs of age who are
unable t o function on an eighth grade
educational level , to improve their: employment potenti al. Administered by vhe
Atlanta Board of Educa tion , 2930 Forrest Hill s Drive, Telephone: 76 1-5411,
Ext. 206, Mr. Alan Koth a nd Dr. Cuntis
Hen s on , Coordinator s .
ACTION: 48 classe s for 900 parti1, 27 3 p eople
c ipa nt s a re in s e ss ion.
have already pa rticipated.
19. UPWARD BOUND
A pro ject to re duc e th e drop -out rate
of 11th a nd 12th gra ders with a bility by
pro viding remedi a l a nd interest cl as se s
and encouragin g them to s et goa ls for
further education a ft er high s ch ool.
ACTION :
Morehouse College, 223 C hestn ut Stree t ,
S . W. , Te lephone: 577- 150 5, Dr. Ar thur
Ban ks , Director. 150 enro ll e d a t pr esent ,
228 las t year.
Emo ry University, Emory Universi ty
Campus , Emory Uni versity, Te leph one:
377-24 11 , Ext. 7546, Mr. Louis Becker:,
Director. 49 e nrolled at present, 50 last
year.
Morri s Brown Coll ege, 642 Hunter St.,
N. W. , Telephone : 577 -2628, Mrs. Vivian
McGee , Director. 91 enrolled at present ,
100 last year.
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During the winter , s tud e nts par t1c1pate in Saturday morning cl asses a t the
colleges and a re tutored by f.?rogram assis ta nts. During the summer , s tude nts
live a nd s tudy on the college campuses .
Morris Brown a nd Morehouse held 8 week
programs a ncl J;: mory held a 6 week pr,ogram last s ummer. SimilaF programs a re
pla nned for next year.
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Three years ago , a pre-coLlege demon s tration project , one of six in the
country, was conducted by Moreh ouse
Co llege for 370 s tudents. Results from
chis project helped pave th e way for the
na tionwide program , Project Upwa rd
Bound.
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D. OPPORTUNITY FOR
SOCIAL SERVICES
20. SOCIAL SERVICES
Social Ser, vice Supervisor, s a nd sta ff
are located in each Neighborhood Service
C enter to provide help w ich hea lth , education a nd famil y problems.
ACTION: Counselors ha ve held
33 ,049 interviews at the Neighborh ood
Servic e Cente rs.
21 . DAY CARE SERVICE
Sup e rvi s e d c a re for children in ord er to re lease pare nt s fo , jo b tFa inin g a nd
,job opportuni ti es .
10 pro,j eccs are rn o p erat ion c a nng
for 7 10 ch~ldre n .
An t ioch ...North Day Ca re Ce nter (50) 540 K e nnedy Street , N . W., Tel e phone:
523 -4861 . Mr s . Mary Ray , Direc t or.
Bowen Homes D ay Care C e nt e r (G a te
C ity Association) (100) - 1060 Wi l kes
Cir,cle , N .W. , Tel e phone: 799 -11 70 , Mrs.
Fnance s Wy att, Direc tor.
Co ll ege P a rk C i vic & E duc a tiona l Cen fil (35) - 407 Wes( Harvard Strieec, C ollege P a rk , Geo,gia , Telephone: 766-4456 ,
Mrs. Elois e Thoma s , Director.
C hildren ' s C enter o Metropolitan .A clanca Eamily D a y Car.e (35) - 725 L a wto n
Street , S. W., Telephone : 75 3-6101 , Mrs.
Dori s Ha rtle y , Cas e Worker .
East J? oinc Child Care Center (24) H 47 Calhoun Avenue , East P oint , Georgi a , Telephone: 767-4404 , Mrs. · De Vern
Howell , Directo r. .
South Side Day Ca re Cen ter (120) - 80 2
I/P ryor Street , S.W . , Telephone: 577-2640 ,
Mr. Hlenry J.. Furlow, Directo .
Grady Homes
1':Iomes Tenant
Bell Stree t , S.
Mr,s . Elizabeth
Day Care Center (Grady:
Associ a tion) (90) - 100
E. , Telephone : 522-1595,
R. Carcei; , Di r,ector.
Gate Ci ty at St . Paul ' s (Gate C i ty Association) (36) - . 15 40 P ryor Ro ad , S. W. ,
Tele phone: 622-97 11 , Mrs . Barbar,a Marcin , Direc tor.
Fort Street K iddie Korner 000 ) - 572
!Boulevard , N.E . Telephone: 876-9 279
Mis s Yhonn a Career , Directo r .
Tabern a cle Ba pt.ist CbuF..C ( 120) - 47 5
Boulevard , N. E., Tele ph on e: 8 76-1779
Mrs. Mattie Bruce , Di rector.
22. LEGAL ASSISTANCE
PROGRAM
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A centra l Legal A s sis t ance C e nte r
£ina nc ed by E.O .A. , is pre s ently ope.,rating in the F ulton Co un ty C ourt ffi ous e .
2 additio nal c enters a re planned for lowinc ome neighborhoods. All lega l c as e s
fo r E.O .A. target are as will be r,eferne d
to ome of th ese thr,ee centers . The progr,am wi ll handle civil ca ses a d provide representa tion a nd coun s e li ng fo.Ir
preliminary criminal hea rin gs . Admi n i s tere d by the Legal Aid Soci ety: of Atlan·
ta , 136 Pry or St., S.E. T e l. 524-5811
Mrs . Nancy Cheves , General Coun s e l.
ACTION : Under the pre viou s E .O . A.
Lega l As sis ta nce Progra m, Lega .A id
la wyers work ed i n Ne ighborhood ervice
Centers part- ti me . L egal A'd lawyers
s erved a tota l of 17, 324 cases a nd dosed 2,376 court cas e s.
23. CRIME PREVENTION
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Po lice work in e a ch Neighborhood
Ser vi ce C ente r to become friends with
re s id en ts and hel uhem with t heir, probl e ms . T hi s progra m was developed by
nh e Atla nta Police Depart ment following
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a rec ommendatio n o f th e Ctime Co mmi s sion. It is th e first program 0£ i t s kind
in th e c ountry . Atlanta P olic e Department , 82 Dec a tur Street , Tel e phone:
522-7363 , Lt. C. E. Wrig ht and Lt. C.
Dixon , Offi cer s in C harge .
ACTION: Sin c e Ja nua ry, 1966, poli c e officers have been worki ng in E . 0 .
f · _ eighborhood Service C ente rs . T hey
have communicacred with ov er 90, 000
people .
These off ic ers a ttended 176
me e tings on o ff-duty tim e , go t 306 drop outs back .in school and h e lped 58 har,d sh ip cas es . Th e y supervise numer;ous
yo uth act1v1t1es an d d ubs a nd get
youths i nvolved in Neighbo rhood Yo uth
Corps, Job Corps , Communi ty Schoo)
and Req:eation Programs .
11he office,rs and their Centers a re :
Officer Gambell , NASH-Washington ;
Offace.r Lyons , Price and Sum-Mee;
Officer. Cardell , Central City;
Officer J ob nson , Northwes t
( Perty Homes);
Officer Nello ms, Edgewood ;
Officer Graham, Northeast;
O{f~cer Owens, West End.
24. PLANNED PARENTHOOD
Fam,ily planning servic e administereel by the p Qanned Parentb ood .Associatio n of the Atlanta Area, 31 08 Piedmont
Rioad , N. E . , Telephone: 233-4493 , Mrs.
J ulian Freedman Acting Director.
ACTION : Over 2,193 individua l s
served . 3 Family '.Planning Clin ics in
operation: Be~hlehem Community Center
Clinic , 9 McDonough Boulevard , Telep hone: 627-0176 (Mo nda y evenings),;
PeFI;y Homes Clinic,, 1660 Drew Drive,
N . W., Apartment 756, Telepho ne: 355 '8 278 (Wednesday evenings); and John 0 .
Ohiles Homes, 435 Ashby £tree S . W.,
Te~ephone: 755-4228, (Thursday even ii;igs) .
25. MUL Tl SERVICE CENTERS
FOR THE AGED
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Recreation, social services and day
eare for families Living in the three High -
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foe . , 120 Ma rietta Stre et , N . W. , T e le ph one : 77-3828 , Mr. A . . Horvath , Di rect or .
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ACTION : A r:oca l of l , 794 famil y
uni t s aue being serv ed in the A ntione
Graves C e nter , 126 Hilli ard Street , N. E . ,
Telephone : 577 -li9 0; the J oho 0. Chi les
Cent er;, 43 5 As hby Street , S. W., Teleph on e : 753-4084; and the P almer Hous e ,
43 0 T ech wood Drive , N . W. , Te lephone:
873-3453 .
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and Recrea tion i s providi ng r,ec.reatio n
speciatiists under contract to provide
co mpreh ensiv e rec rea tio n progra ms. T h e
Fl!l lton Cou nty Departmer;ic of Family a nd
Children Seuvices provides a fuU-cime
rep resentative i n ea c h Cen t er by agi;.ee menc. The Fulton County I?ubl~c Rea.1th
Departmen t provides a health ma intena nce program i n each Cen ter by agreement .
26.PROJECT ENABLE
Gr.o l!lp education ,fo low-inc ome parents to i.ncuea se motivacion for se lf -hel p .
Commun ity a nd pensooal problems ate
identified a nd become th e ta rget for a c tion. Administered by the Atlanta Ur. ban
League, Inc . , 239 Auburn Avenue , N.,E . ,
Mrs. Lillian Clark Director , Telephone:
52 2-8839 .
ACTION : Seven groups wi th a tota l
o 167 parents have comp l e rred their dis c ussio ns . There have been 238 referra ls to other agei;i ies fo r ~e~p . 1,069
people have been interviewed . A. leadership traiQing phase wiU s ta!t soon .
27. VOLUNTEER TASK FORCE
A pro<>:.im co provide tnaining and
supervisio n of local volu nteers who supplement services of the E.0 .A. professional staff. VoJuoceens a re drawn from
all a reas oF the c ~cy, inclrudin
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�target areas. Administered by the Community Council of the Atlanta Area, Inc . ,
Glenn [B uilding , 120 Marietta Strieet, N.
W. , Jfelephone: 577-2250 , Mrs. Elinor
Metzger, Director.
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ACTION: 46 volunteers trained and
ser,ving.
Volunteers are placed in
Neighborhood Service Centeris, Community Schoo.lis , Communiuy Centers , Planned
Parench,ood Centers , St. Joseph's Hospital, Senior Citizens Centers , and Day
Care Centers. Volunteer,s include both
men a nd women.
lnte ues ced persons
shou ld call the above number. New class
of 33 co s tart in January will las e 6
weeks (4 weeks cl ass es plus 2 weeks
on-job-training).
Next cl ass starics
March 20th.
E. RESEARCH PROGRAMS
Training and work e xperience for
500-700 hard-core , unempl oyed ouc-0£school yo uths per year, in workshop
situations . Administered by BE.ES-BIZ ,
Inc. , a non-profit , private organization.
570 Peachtree Street, Telephone: 8735653 , Mr. Joseph Minecci , Director.
ACTION : 233 were enrolled during
the program.
31. PROJECT UP-LI FT
Job training for, unemployed parents
of dependent children operated by Fulton
County Department of Family a nd Children Services at 50 Whitehall Street ,
Mrs . Willie Thompson , Director , Telephone: 572-2155.
ACTION : Program will end by February 28th. 227 individuals are now in
training. 387 have completed the course .
28. EVALUATION PROGRAM
An eighteen month evaluation of
Atlanta's Community Action Program.
Administered by Emory Universi ty , Telephone: 377-2411 , Exe. 517, Dr. John
Doby , Di.rector; Dr. Fred R. Crawford ,
Principa l Inve stigator.
ACTION : Prelimin a ry research underway.
29. ELECTRONIC DATA
PROCESSING PROGRAM
E.O.A. was selected for a n O .E .O .
Pilot study to design and implement a
data processing system to a utoma te ac counting a nd fin a nc ial wo rk.
The pro ject de s igned procedures for da ta ga therin g from the Neighborhood Service Centers. Administered by Electronics Data
Systems Corpora ti on, Room
8 17, 101
Marietta Street, N . W. , Te lephon e: 525 4262, exr.5 8, ·Mr. Davis Ham lin , Director.
ACT ION : E .O.A.'s bud getary and
payroll acco untin g department is now
automated a nd usin g computers .
F. DISCONTINUED PROGRAMS
30. BEES- BIZ
32. PUBLIC HEAL TH
Public Health Nurses for Neighborhood Service Centers . Administered by
Fulto n County Department of Public
Health , 99 Bueler Street, S . E. , Telephone: 572-2927 , Mrs . Gla d ys L. Garland , Coordinator.

ACTION : 4 nurses worked with the
Neighborhood Service Ce nters .
33. HOMEMAKER SE RVICES
Substitute h omemakers assumed re sponsibility for households in low-income
areas during emergenc y situa ti ons. Ad ministered by Visiti ng Nurse Associa tion of Atla nt a , 1270 Techwood Drive.
Telephone: 873-2683, Mrs. Mary Caldwell , Coordinator.
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522 homes , a nd made 13,436 visits .
34. RECREATION CONDUCTED
BY NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICE
CENTERS
ACTION : The Recreation Technician and staff of the Neighborhood Service Ce nter s organized and supervised
sports , tutorial program , children' ac -
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teen clubs and adult activities in lowincome a reas.
s ummer of 1966 . Plans for 1967 indefin ite.
38. MEDICARE ALERT
35. SUMMER RECREATION
E.O.A. fin a nced summer recreation
in 1966. Total attendance was 277 ,000 .
The programs were administered by the
City of Acla nta, (Parks a nd Recrea tion
Department) , 10 United Appeal agencies
a nd 3 priva te agencies.
Agencies a nd depa rtments w ere:
Atla nta Parks a nd Recreation Dept .
Butler Street YMCA
Wesley Ho use Centers
Sal va tion Army
Warren Memorial Boys' Club
Wes t End Boys ' Club
Grady Homes Boys ' Club
George Washin gton Carver Boys' Club
Atla nta Co uncil of Camp Fire Girls
Grady Homes Girls ' Club
Apt Academy
Atlanta Urban League
Vine City Council
36.HOME MANAG EMENT
TRAININ G
E.O.A . Home Ma nage ment Techn icians a nd a ides working in Neighborhoo d
Service Center s taugh t residents c ooking , sewing , housekeeping, bud ge ting ,
child care , hygiene, consu mer buyi ng ,
and facts about loans and installment
buying .
G. OTHERS
37. SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM
A program to provide schol arsh ips
fo r primary and s econdary students foom
under-pri viledged home s to allow them
to attend s ummer school.
Admini stered
by the Atla nta and Fulton C ounty Boards
of Education. Dr. John Ma rtin , Ass i s tant
Superintendent for Instruction , 2930
Forr e s t Hill s Dr. , Telephone: 761-54 11.
ACT ION : 6, 500 youths attended the
E.O .A . fi nanced program during the s umme r of 1965 . Program did not operate
A two month proguam. 10,697 citizens 65 y ears and o lde r were contac ted .
110 paid workers, o l der people from l owin come areas , and 117 voluntee rs explained heal th and hospital be nefits
available under the new Medicare legislation and helped people app ly before
the March 31, 1966 deadline.
SUMMARY
EOA ADMINISTERED PROGRAMS
Multi-SeFv.ice Neighborhood Centers
Neighborhood Youth Corps
( our-of-school progra m)
Sma ll Bu s ine ss Devel o pment Center
Men's Job C orp s (Recruitin g )
VISTA (Volunteers in Se rvice to
America) Placement and Supervision


Medicare Alert


EOA PROGRAMS
CONTRACTED TO OTHER AGENCIES
Community Schools (Atl a nt a P ub l ic
Sch oo ls)
Head Sta rt Project s (Atlant a Public
Schools and 7 pri va te org a ni za tion s )
Day Care Center s (private organizations)


Summ er Recreation Program s (Ci ty o f Atla nta, 10 Uni ted Appeal Agencie s , 3


ot h ers)


P roject BEES- BIZ (pri va te no n-profit


organization)
Manpower Pl ace ment Cente rs
(Georgia State Employ ment Service)
Emp loyment Evaluation and Service
Center (Voca tion a l Rehabili ta tion)
Lega l Service (Lega l Aide So ciety )
Plan ned Paren th ood (P la m1ed Parenthood Association of Atla nt a)
Mult i-Service Ce nters fo r th e Aged
(Senior C iti ze ns of Metropo lit a n
Atl an t a, Inc.)
Volunteer Task Force (Community
Counc il )
Fos ter Grandparents (Senior Citizen s of
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Neighborhood Youth Corps (fn-School)
(Atlanta and Fulton County Public
Schoo ls)
Project nable (Urban League)


Public Health Services (Fulton County


Health Department)


Homemaker Services (Visitin g iNmse


Association of Atlanta)


Summe School (Atlanta ublic Schools)


COOPERATING
INDEPENDENT PROGRAMS
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Proj ct 'Upl,i£c (F ulton County Department of, Family and Childrien Services)


Youth Opportunity Center (Sta te £mployment Service)
Col lege Work Study Programs (8 colleges)
J?rojec t Upward Bound ( 3 co ll eges)
Womens' Job Corps (WICS - Women in
Community Service)
Cr.ime Prevention (Atlanta Police Dept.)
Manpower Developmen t and ]i'r;aining Act
ofr 196;1 (Georgia tare Employment Ser,v.ice and Atlanta Board 0£ Education)
Project Hir,e (Help Initiate Renewed
Employ ment) (Georgia Scace Employment Service)
Golden Age Employment Service ( Atlanta Secti on Na tion a l Council 0£ Jewis
Wo men)
Adu le- B as ic Educati o n (Atl a nta Boa rd of.
E duca ti on~


N o longer; in operation


1966 E.O.A. BOARD OF
Mr. Bo i sf.e uillet Jones , Chairm an
Mrs . W. H. . (L uc y) Aiken
Mr. Har,old Ben son
Mrs . A. L . Benton
Mr. Wi lli am L. Ca~loway
Mr. Rober,t Dobbs
Mr . George L. Edwards,
Mr. Melvin Grantham
Mr . John W. Greer
Rev . Joseph L. Gr,,igg
Mr . John S . Herndon
Mt. Jesse Hill
Rev . M. L. King , Sr.
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Dr. J oho W. L ecsoa,
Mr,. W. M. Montague , Sr.
Mr. Carl P lunkecc
Mr. 1ulian Sharpt;on
M . A. H. Sterne
Mr. Erwin Stevens
MFs. Nancie Stowers
Dr,. Paul D. West
Mrs . LeKoy (Ann) Woodward
Mrs . Mamie Wynn
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Note: The 196i EOA Board ofr Directors
wim be expanded to 36 members , including 12 represen tatives of thos @ served
by EOAi (one elected by each Neighborhood Advisory Council) , 12 representatives appointed by public age ncies whic hi
serve the poor , and 12 represen;tat,i ves
ai;ipointed by other commun ity grioups .
The re presentatives ofr chose served
by EOA have already been elected . They
are mar,ked ** below.
12 CITIZENS NEIGHBORHOOD
ADVISORY COUNCILS ( 1967)
C entral City
Mrs. Doroth y Buown
Mrs. Katie Brown
Mrs. He len Tayl or
Mrs. Annie ack son


Mr. Harold Ra ine s

&tr. L . L . Turner


Mrs. Ros ie f-:loJc
Mr. T ommy Gri tfin
Mr. Spen ce r Blou nt
Mrs . Betty Pool
Mr. Jam e s Aus tin
Mrs . Nora Keyros
Mus . Eve ly n Brown


Mr;. Alonzo Watson


Center Director Nom i nees:



Mrs. Ethel Cox




Mrs . Bertha Jackson
Mrs . Oneda Seay
Mr . B . A. (Kitchens
Mr. D. A. Coley
Eas t Cent ral
Mrs .
Mrs .
Mr s .
Mr - .


**Mrs .


Annie B . Chamber s
Beatric e Wil s on
ather.ine Gane
Margaret Gr ;;at
Sustie LaBord
�Mrs . Grace Pullum
Mrs . Petronia Hall
Mrs. Clide Anderson
Mrs. Ruby Whitfield
Mrs. Ida Hermon
Mrs. Pearl Williams
Mrs . Willie Lewis
Miss Doris Mathews
Mrs. Johnnie Mosley


Mr. Lewis Holmes , Sr.


Mr. James Gilbert


Mr. Emmitt Sowell


Mrs. Fannie Woods
Center Director Nominees:
Mrs. Annie L. Hill
Lt. L arry RePass
Mrs. Mildred Perry
Rev. Clarence Maddox
Edgewood
Mrs. Ruby N. Heard
Rev . W. C. Hill


Mr. Lorenzo John son


Mrs. Dorothy Harris
Mr. J ul ius White
Mrs . Mary Mobley
Mrs . Fletch er Walk er
Mr. Columbus Maddox



Mr. Leroy Dobbs




Mrs. Maggie McMullen
Mr s . Lizzie Stephens
Mr. Thomas Carlton
Mrs. Chari ty Smith
Mrs . Cleta Mitchell
Mrs . M. B. White
Mrs . Mi11 ie Acree
Mrs. Dorothy Adam s
Mt . F red Co x


M . IRoss Douthard , al ternate


C enter Direc tor Nominees:
Mr.
Mr.


Mr.


Mr.
Rufus Favons
Charles Turner
J ohn Gaither
J ohn Cos by
NASH-Wa shington
Mts . Ruby McDowell


Mrs . Dornth y P yrom


Mrs . Do ri s Davis
Mrs . Annie Sewel]
Mrs . Mary Avery


Mr. Ot is Cochtan


Mr. James Marsh all
Mrs . Joyce Burn ey
Mrs.
Mrs.
Mrs .
Mrs.
Mrs.
Mrs.
Mrs.
Mrs.
Mrs.
Mrs.
Mrs.
Mrs.
Margaret Knight
Alice Dixon
Parialee FaulknGeneva Mack
Lillian Hunt
Elizabeth Harvey
Jessie Miller
Katie Jones
C. M. Wolfe
Carrie Porter
Cynthia Hampton
Verna Kirkland
Center Director Nominees:
Mrs. Dorothy Bolden Thompson
Mrs . Maggie Moody
Mr. Jame s Gardner
Dr. Elsie Edmondson
North Fulton
Being organized
Northwest - Perry
Mrs. Ruby Hawk
Mr. John Sla ton


Mrs. F lo ssie Zac kery


Mrs. Shirley Dowdell
Mrs. Odessa Wheeler
Mrs. Arie Shelm on
Mr. R ay mond Morr,is


Mr. Richard Feagin


Mrs . Loretta Gres ha m
Mrs . Vera McCoy
Mrs. Margie Freeman
Mrs. Bernice Hou seworth
Mrs . Delores Mitchell
Mr . Jessie Gascon
Mrs . Garaldine Hughes
Mrs . Barba ra Davis
Rev. David Middlebrook
Center Director Nominees:



Mr. Robe rt Dobbs




Mr. Bob Shaw
Mrs. J osie Wynn


Mr. Carey F l eming


Pittsburg
Mrs .
Mrs.


Mrs .


Mrs .
F lorence Alexan der
Nettie Bl anton
C arrie Wright
Anni e Evan s
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Mrs . Rosa Hammonds
Mr:. John Tolbert
Mrs . Marion Hood
Mr. N. HI. Scott
Mrs . Mammie Fleming
Mr. Clarence Smith


/** Mrs. Beatrice Garland


Mrs. H. H. Dyer
Mr. Ben Jen kins
Mrs . Willie P. Tbonncon
Mrs . Leonie Mester
Center Director Nominees:
Mrs. Sl ini a Sears


Mrs . Sallie Billin gs le y


Rev . Calvin Mouscon
Price
Mrs . Christine Bea s on
Mrs. Mary F uller
Rev . L. W. Hope , Sr.


Mrs . Gra ce Ba r:k s dale


Mrs . Olli e P owell
Mrs. N eerie Bennett
Mr s . Lois Wil li a ms
Mr. Cha rles Da ndeo
Mrs . Lena Owe ns
Mr. Melvin 'B a rn es
Mrs. C. M. Martin


Mns . Mary F. O'Neal


Rev . H . F . Gne e n
Mrs. E ula ne Hous eworth
Mrs . Evelyn Ba ttle
Mrs . France s Th o mpson
Mrs . Arthur Williams
Mrs . Ru th Coffer
Mr. George Bru mfi eld
Mr. Gabrie l McCrary
Center Director Nominee s:
Mr. He nry Ph ipps


Mrs . Loui se Watl ey

Mr. Robert Barnes




Mr. Wil liam Merritt
South Fulton
Mrs . Mary Lemons
Mrs . Lucy Willi s


Mr. J ohn Walton , Jr.


Mrs . Louvenia Will iams
Mrs . Alyce Price
Mr. Ronald Bridges
Mrs . Julie Chaney
Mr. William John s on
Mrs . Myrtic e Rowe


/ **Mr. W. T. Brooks


Mrs . Susie Perkins
Center Director Nominees:
Mrs. Elizabeth Huggins
Mr. Al fredo Callejas


Mr. Milo Fisher


Summerhill -Mechanicsvil Ie
Rev. J . B. Mai;cin


Mrs. Rosa Burney


Mr. Edward J oho so n
Re v . L. C. Clack
Mr. Lewis Peters
Mrs . Alice Hudson


Mr. J oho Gresha m


Mrs . Curtis McWorcher
Mr. Hudson Whitsett
Mrs. Evelyn Burri ss
Mr s. Ann L. Childs
Mr . Andrew Broo ks
Mr s. Annie By rd
Mr s . Li zz i e J e nnings
Mr . Edward Moody
Mr. Edward Grimes
Mr. C. L. Walton
Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson


Mrs . Dori s Gaston


Mr s . Mattie a n s l ey
Center Director No minees:
Mrs .
Mrs .
Mrs .



Mrs .




Gu ssie L ewi s
Ca therine Co lbert
Leila Hancock
A. L. Benton ( e l e c ted in 1966 fo r
2 year term co Board)
West C entral
Mr s . Doro thy Patterson
Mr s . Leola Perry
Mr. Walter Burton


Mr. Wilkie A . Jordan


Mr . Nathaniel Walker
Mr . Lewis Evans
Mrs . Mary Hall


/ **Mr. Edward Yo ung


Mrs . Laura Willis
Mr. John Dixon
Mr. Elisha Piers
Mrs . Corine Smith
Mrs . Frankie Kendri ck
Mi ss Nedra L. Reid
Rev . K. M. Dunlap
Mrs . Nellie Price
Mrs. E velyn Perdu e
Re v . R . Johnson
�IC enter D irect o r Nom inees:
fr s . WilJie Perki os
Rev . Elli s L. Green
".\fr. Charl e s B. Ha rt, J r.
West End
Mr. B. F. Wa ldorn


Mr. Ben Bens on


\ !rs . Peg Brady


,\,fr. Willi am Killings wor th


Mrs . Emma Jordan
Mr. A. R. Phil lips
Mr. F red Youn g
Mrs . Gertrude McLennan
Mrs . E l izabeth God bee
Mrs . Maxine Abbo tt
Mrs . Edna Mayo
Mr . Roy Harwell
Mr. Alvi n Barne r
.\,!rs . Bertha Stewart
.\1rs . Roxie Lipford
Mr. R . C. Chinn
M,s . Lucy Cas tell
Mrs . D. L. Stovall
Mr. Coleman Smith
.\1rs . Beatrice Henderson
,\,!rs. M. U. Barnette
\Jr. J. C. Dietrich
,\,!rs . Sue Bradley
Mrs . C. B . Cole
Mr . Jack Bagwell


'-Ar. Robert Rice


.\Jr . F . H. Pound
\!rs . Gene John son
Mrs . Ann Miller
Mr . Roswell Jackson
.\frs. Mary Chandler


\!rs . Mary Morton


C enter D irector Nominee s:


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.\!rs . Gladys Bradley
Rev . Carol Tinsley
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Executive Administrator Nominees
!rs . Annie Laurie Pace
.\ fr . Ralph Long
Rev R . B Shorts
Mr. Robe rt Blount
M, s . L e nnie He s te r
Mrs. Mary Morton
TECHN ICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Mr. James H. Aldredge
Miss Dori s Alexa nder
Honorable Iva n Allen , gr.
Dr. Wa llace M. Als ton
Mr. Harold N . Arnold
Dr. Sa nford At wood
Dr. Warren D. B ache li s
Dr. P aul R . B eall
Mr . Duane W. Beck
Mr. G lenn E. Bennett
Mi ss Catheri ne Boling
Dr. J a mes J? . Brawle y
Dr. R ufus E . C le men t
Mr . C larence D. Cole man
Mr. J ack C. Deliu s
Mr. Wellborn R . Ell i s
Mr. Arn o ld D. Elli son
Mr. R ic ha rd Forbe s
Mr. J a mes F urniss
Mr. Collier B . Gladin
M, . Herma n B . Guinn
Mr . Joseph F . Haas
Dr. James F . Ha c kney
Arch bi s hop P aul J. Ha !Jina n
Dr. Edwi n Harri son
Mr. Richard C. Hicks
Miss Re becca Ho ll ings worth
Honorable Lloyd Elmo Holt
Mr. William S. Howland
Mr . William E . Inmon
Mr. John H . J aco bs
Dr. A. P . Jarrell
Mr. Herbert T . Jenkin s
Mr. Ma lco lm D. Jone s
\fr . A Ia n F. K iepper;
Mc John F . Kiser
Mr. R . Earl L anders
Dr . Noah Langdal e , Jr.
Dr. John W. Letson
Major George Marsha ll
Dr. Albert E . Man ley
Mr. Sam Mas se ll, Jr .
Dr. Benjamin E. Mays
Mrs . Frances McKay
Mr . J . 0 . Moore
Mr. Jack P . Nix
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Mr. A. B. Padgett
Mr. J . W. Pinkston
Dr. Claude Purcell
Mr. William Ray , Jr.
Mr. M. B . Satterfield
Mrs . Bruce Schaefer
Mr. Opie Shelton
Mr. Robert E. Shrider
Mr. Robert Sommerville
Mr. Douglas W. Str,onbehn
Dr. Herman L . Turn er
Dr. John Venable
Dr. Paul 0. West
Rev. Samue l W. Williams
Mr. Marion Williamson
Mr. John C. Wilson
ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
ATLANTA, INC.
Mr. C. 0. Emmerich
Executive Director
Mr. Harold E. Barrett
Associate Administrator for Operation s
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FORM 25- 4-S
�CITY HALL
October 1~, 1967
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmenta: liaison
. MEMORANDUM
To:
Dr. John Letson, School Superintendent
Mr. Jack Delius, General Manager, Parks Department
Miss Virginia Carmichael, Recreation Director, Parks
Department
From:
Subject:
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
Transfer of Summer Recreation Programs
to School System
Each summe r f o r the last several years, it has b e come increasingly
more apparent that the de ve lopment and implementation of comp re hensive recreation programs in low income sections of the City of
Atlanta is absolutely essential for the reduction of obvious factors
which cause problems of juvenile delinquency and social disorders.
The large-scale special recreation program this summer pro ve d
conclusively the v alue of such an all-out coordinated effort. More
than 125, 000 youngste rs from disadv ant a g e d commun iti e s took part
in programs prov ided by 33 agencies through th e recr e ation funds
made available by th e Office of Economic Opportunity, the City of
Atlanta and the local ag e ncies .
It was the first summer many of these boys and girls had been
afford e d the opportunity to p a rticipate in sup e r v is e d r e cr e ation
acti v ities.· The fact that Atlant a' exp e ri e nced a summe r of calm
w ith a minimum o f frictions w hich plagued other citie s spe aks we ll
for this summe r's acti v ity .
�Page Two
October 18, 1967
The truth of the matter is that anyone who wished to participate
in organized recreation in Atlanta this year could do so within his
own neighborhood.
All this has strengthened my firm belief that a well planned, adequately
financed and staffed summer program of recreation is vital to the
supervision of our young people during the long vacation period.
In order to plan, finance, and operate the desired program, every
existing public facility and resource must be utilized to the maximum.
All available federal aids as well as private assistance must also be
incorporated into such a program.
There are at present 121 elementary and 26 high schools in the City
School System. All of the eleme ntary schools and all of the high
schools have playgrounds or areas suitable for outdoor play adjacent
to the schools.
There ar e 15 gymnasiums and two sports stadiums include d in the
facilities of the school system. In addition, almost all schools have
auditoriums, cafeterias and other tools which should be utilized in
a comprehensive summer program of recreation.
The public elementary and high school is the one community facility
which most directly affects the lives of the greatest number of
people in a community. Virtually all youngsters between the ages
6 - 18 are unde r the supervision of teachers, cQaches and/or other
school officials for nine months of the year.
It seems to me that a summer recreation program which is orie nted
to the school facilities would pro v ide for an orde rly and m e aningful
e x tension of supe rvision for a full twelve months. To place dir e ct
responsibility for summe r recreation w ith the schools w ould ena ble
school officials to b e tt e r coordin at e y e ar-around school and youth
activities . _Summe r school, spei!ial e nrichme nt p r ograms a n d other
programs conducte d by the schools in the summer could b e a part of
an overall t w elve month school plan, including r e creation .
The purpos e of this m e morandum is to request that the Park s a n d
Recr e a t ion D e pa r tme nt and th e School D e partme nt discuss th e
feasibilit y of t r a n s fe r of sp e cial summe r re creation p r ograms -
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Page Three
October 18, 1967
particularly in low income areas - to the School Department. The
special committee now preparing a five -year plan for public
recreation in the City of Atlanta might also be asked to consider
the potentialities of this proposal.
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CITY HALL
August 21, 1967
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assis tant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
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MEMORANDUM
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To: Mr. Jack Delius
Miss Virginia Carmichael
From: Dan S we.9-t
Subject:
· ~m~ ov1e - President's Commission
The President's Commission on Youth Opportunity will have a
photo grapher in on Wednesday to shoot pictures of the Atlanta
program. The movie is actually being put together by International T e l ephone and Telegraph.
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Neal Gr ego ry, from the Vice Preside nt's Offic e , requested that
we assist the photo g rapher in getting the necessary shots and
that if we had any color slides to be made available to the producer
. for pas sible inclusion in the movie it would be h elpful.
Neal had attempted to call Virginia but this was the time that she
was in New York at the Summer Games .
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They will l e t one of u~_ know who the photographer will be and
. what time h e is expected i n.
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�CITY OF ATLANTA
August 22, 1967
CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental liaison
Dear Fellow Citizen:
A~cording to the school system records, I see that you may not be planning to
return to school this fall. I hope that this is not the case.
As chairman of the Metropolitan Atlanta Youth Opportunity Campaign, I am interested in you and your future.
Our City needs you. But even more, your education is improtant to you and the
skills you can develop. To stop school now is a cruel form of self-punishment.
If you get a skill or receive a high school diploma, it will not only mean more
money in your pocket, it will mean a better life for you.
If you are not interested in going to regular academic day classes, you can
attend ever.ing or day vocational - technical classes or go to evening academic or
evening training classes.
For your own good -- for money in your .pocket -- it is necessary that you
learn a skill or get a high school diploma. There are many jobs available right
now if you have the skills needed to do them.
I urge you to reconsider your decision to quit school:
they may be, should not keep you out of school. If you need
you need answers about the school programs you can get, call
System . at 761-5411, Ext. 220 or the Atlanta Youth Council at
Problems, whatever
help or guidance or if
the Atlanta School
522-4463 1 Ext. 437.
No matter what you may now feel about continuing school ,' I strongly urge you
so seriously consider one of the vocational or academic programs available to you.
Think of yourself and take advantage of the opportunities available to you. To
quit is to be left behi nd.
By the way, the Atlanta Braves and I would like to invite you to be our guest
at a special "Back-to-School" game to be held on Labor Day, Monday, September 4.
Two tickets for the night game with Pihi adelphia are enclosed and I hope that you
and a friend will attend.
ruly,
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Enclosures (2)
Mayor I van Allen, Jr.
Metropolitan Atlanta
Opportunity Campaign
�HELP THEM HELP TJ.lfMSELVE-S
YOUTH OPPORTUNITY CAMPAIGN 1967
FOR GREATER ATLANTA
ATLANTA YOUTH COUNCIL, 68 MITCHELL ST., S. W., ATLANTA 30303
Telephone 522-4463, Ext. 437
May 16, 1967
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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ATLANTA TO EXPAND PLAYLOT PROGRAt,,1 FOR 1967
(First of a series of announcements on summer recreation programs)
The Neighborhood Playlot program, begun last summer by the City of Atlanta
Parks and Recreation Department, will be more than doubled for summer 1967.
This
announcement was made today by Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., who stated:
"We are convinced that the Playlot program was our single most successful NevJ
effort in providing meaningful recreation opportunity for our boys and girls last
summer.
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walking distance of the ir homes,
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yout h recreation f i eld , with the coordinat i on of t he Youth Opportunity Campai gn f or
1967.
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during the winter months, thus providing year-round swimming opportunity in these
four areas.
The cost of equipping and operating one Playlot for the summer is estimated at
$3,700.
A portion of this cost will be funded by a grant assured from the Office of
Economic Opportunity.
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hoped that contributions, loan of physical facilities and volunteered time
from private citizens, business f irms, religious and civic organizations will enable the
City to add these innovations and enrich the recreation opportunities available to
thousands of young Atlantfans.
Interested parties are asked to contact the Youth
Opportunity Campaign at 522-4463 , extension 437.
As an important phase in the Youth Opportunity Campaign for 1967, a simple
directory of summer learning, recreation and camping opportunities for youngsters,
deigned for each quadrant of the City, will be distributed through the Atlanta schools,
recreation centers, private agencies and Neighborhood Centers prior to the close of school.
�CITY OF .ATLANTA
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Sec retary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governm ental Li aison
NEWS RELEASE
CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
Special News Release
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
John Cox, Executive Director, Atlanta Youth Council
Jack Delius, G e neral Manager, Atlanta Parks and
Recreation Department
For Immediate Release
May 17, 1967
Atianta to Expand Playlot Program for 1967
(First of a Series of Announcements on Summer Recreation Programs)
The Neighborhood Playlot program, begun last summer by the City of Atlanta Parks
and Recre~tion Department will be more than doubled for summer 1967. This
announcement was made today by Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., who stated:
We are convinced that the Playlot program was our single most successful new
effort in providing meaningful recreation opportunity for our boys and girls last
summer. The Playlots were available to large numbers of children within easy
walking distance of their homes, and they offered varied types of recreation
opportunity for children of all ages under experienced personnel with outstanding
assistance and support from youth and adults from the neighborhoods themselves.
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This announcement from Mayor AHen came as the first in a series of information
releases on programs to be operated by public and private agencies in the youth
recreation field, with the coordination of the Youth Opportunity Campaign for 1967.
The Playlot progra~, begun last June and financed substantially with funds from
the Office of E conomic Opportunity, included nine sites at the close of last summer.
These w e re located in low-income neighborhoods, ofte n on vacant lots which were
leased for token rental, cleared, equipped and staffed by the Parks and Recreation
Department and neighborhood volunteers.
An average of ?St>' children participated in the Playlot program each of 66 days
last summe r, and that number is expected to reach at leas t 2,000 per day as the
pr ogram is expanded to more than 25 sites during the summer of 1967. Of some
26 sites that have already been selected, three have buildings which will insure
all-weather operation.
T he City has been locating these lots during the last sev eral months and is nearing
com ple tion of the initial development of most of the Playlots. The amount and type
of e quipme nt on e ach site will vary according to the size of the lot, but e quipment
will include water fountains, portable t oilets, climbing towers, swings, · slides,
s a n d boxes, basketball goals and nets, and games and athletic equipment of many
t ype s.
The Playlot s will b e ope n from 10 a. m. until dark, six days a week, from June 1st
throu gh L a bor Da y, S e pte mber 4th. With the advent of Daylight Savings Time ,
recre ation p rogra ms can be continuous until 9 or 9:30 p. m. during the summer
and children will be encoura ged to return during the e v ening hours and bring their
parents to p a r ticipate in games of interest to adults as well as children.
Most of the Pla ylot s w ill b e provi d e d with sprinkle r h e ads which transform a water
hydrant into a cool shower treat for hundreds of childre n. Playlots are a l ready
developed or hav e b een planned at the following locations:
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May 17, 1967
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Rhodes Street between S unset and Vine
Merritts and Bedford
Wylie and Tye
Connally Street near Richardson Street
Gilliam Park on Wade Avenue
373 Thurmond Street
M agnolia and Maple
McDaniel at Georgia Avenue
Haygood and Crew Street
255 Dodd .Avenue (Indoor Facilities)
Windsor near Richardson Street
Park P..venue a nd Lansing, S. E.
Arlington Cir.cle, N. W .
533 Central Avenue , S. W.
Ladd Street off Oakland, N. W.
196 Savannah Street, S. E. (Indoor Facilltjes)
141 Walnut Street, N. E. (Indoor Facilities)
Harper Park Site - Poole Creek Road, S. E.
Daniel Stanton Park Site (Martin-Boynton, S. E.)
Perry Boulievard and Lively
H uff Road near Booth, N. W.
Butler and Vernon Place, N. E.
University and Hubbard, S. E.
Vernon and Fort, N. E.
Habershal at Perry Boulevard
Daniel between Edgewood and DeKalb Avenue
The first four sites above will have portable swimming pools, made possible by a
$28, 500 donation from the Rich Foundation. The pools are steel supported,
filtered, properly drained and will include showers and other necessary equipment. Supervis ed swimming and swimming instruction will be available seven
days a week, from 10 a. m. until 7 p. m. on weekdays and from 1 p. m. until 7 p. m.
on Sundays. Tentative plans are to relocate thes e pools in school basements
during the winter months, thus providing the schools with an opportunity for yearround swimming instruction.
The cost of equipping and operating one Playlot for the summer is estimated at
$3,700. A portion of this cost will be fund e d by a grant assured from the Office
of Ec;onomic Opportunity. The City will b ear the remaining cost. At the same
time, the City hopes to acquire additional Playlot sites before the end of the
summer and also introduce some innovations into the existing Playlot program.
It is hoped that contributions , loan of physical facilities and volunteered time from
private citizens , business firms, religious and civic organizations will enable the
City to enrich the re creation opportunities available to thousands of young
Atlantans. Interested parties are asked t o contact the Youth Opportunity Campaign
at 522-4463, Extension 437 •
.As an important phase i n the Youth Opport unity Campaign for 1967, a simple
dire ctory of summer learning , recreation and camping opportunities for
youngsters, designed for each quadrant of the City, will b e distributed through
the Atlanta schools , recreation centers, p r ivate agencies and neighborhood
centers prior to the close of school.


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�CITY OF ATLANT.A
CITY HALL
May 15, 1967
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ATLANTA. GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
Honorable Richard H. Russell
United States Senate
Senate Office Building
Washington, D. C.
Dear Senator Russell:
RE:
Telephone conversation May 15, 1967,
on Summer Recreation with Bill Jordan
Enclosed is a rundown on the City of Atlanta's 1967 special
sununer recreation needs in low-income neighborhoods which
I discussed with Mr. Jordan in your absence this morning.
You will note that the proposed 1967 summer r ecreation program
budget sheet lists those projects which would b e operated by the
City Government, through its Parks and Recreation Department,
the Atlanta Public Schools, United Appeal .~gencies, the Economic
Opportunity Atlanta Neighborhood Service C enters, and the
Fulton C ounty programs.
This $570, 119 total r e presents merely those extra summer
activities which are urgently needed in the slum areas over
and above thos e programs and activities which the City and
the various agencies are able to do within the limits of their
regular budgets.
The amounts shown for the various United Appeal agencies under
the "1966 Budget" column are listed to show what these agencies
spent through the special summer program last year. Since EOA
had not received any specific proposals from these particular
agencies for this sununer 's program, these amounts were merely
include d ih anticipation that these agencies would do at least as
much as the y did in 1966.
�Senator Russell
Page Two
May 15, 1967
You will note in the other attachments that we have worked very
diligently with other public and private agencies as well as the
business and civic community in enlisting community-wide support
for our summer recreation and employment program.
We have received some help through the Rich Foundation, Sears
Roebuck, the Atlanta Labor Council, and other private business
and civic organizations.
We have also drawn funds from other critically needed programs
in order to increase our activities in the disadvantaged communities.
With the $570, 119 we have requested as a part of the $75,000,000
special summer appropriation requested from the Congress, we
'feel that we will be able to carry on a reas"Onable summer program
for more than 160,000 young people and adults who are not
economically able to provide their own.
We hope that you will lend your support to this appropriations
request for the City of Atlanta and other cities throughout the
state and nation.
Sincerely yours,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
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SPONSOR
1.
Operation CHAMP
Neighborhood Playlot Program
Senior Citizens
Wilderness Camp
$ 89, 340
106,680
67,758
96,000
Atlanta Public Schools
a.
3.
(1966 Budget)
City of Atlanta
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b.
c.
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AMOUNT
Community Schools
60,000
United Appeal Agencies
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b.
c.
d.
e.
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g.
h.
Metropolitan Boys Clubs
Atlanta Urban League
Butler Street YMCA
Camp Fire Girls
Grady Homes Girls Club
Vine City Council
Wesley House Centers
Salvation Army
4.
Neighborhood Services
5.
County Programs
63,043
($13,000)
($14, 000)
($ 7, 311)
($ 6, 55 3)
($ 3, 434)
($ 4, 000)
5,000
24,000
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10,000
TOTAL
$521,821
GRAND TOTAL
$570,119
$48,298
�CITY HALL
April 14, 196 7
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code ~04
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Ex ec ut i•1e Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
MEMORANDUM
To: Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
From: Dan Sweat
Subject: Your Meeting with Vice President Humphrey
Cliff Henry of the U. S. Conference of Mayors telephoned me
Thursday and said that the Vice President had invited the mayors
of ten cities to meet with him in Washington to discuss summer ·
recreation needs. The Conference of M&.yors had been asked to
provide information to the Vice President's Office which would
show:
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The number of new programs scheduled by these cities for
the ghettos during summer 1967.
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How much additional local money is going into these programs.
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How much federal money is going into these programs.
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How much additional money is needed in order to carry out
the desired program_during the summer months in these
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The following information was furnished to Mr. Henry for the
consolidated report:
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It is difficult to place a number on the programs w e anticipate .
However, we ·told Mr. Henry we would carry out a Playl ot
Program, which has been expanded from 7 to 21 Playlots, and
that we hope to have a similar program to last year's O peration
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We explained that we are providing $61,350 for the 'Playlot
Program by taking from other parks programs. $48,000
had to be made up· as a result of funds cut by OEO from last
year's Playlot Program. Last summer we received
$145,000 from OEO for recreation programs. We have
none of this at present.
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At the present time we have no assurances of any federal
money although we have applied for funds under Title I of
the Elementary and Secondary Education Act for Community
School recreation during the summer and Wf;. are looking for
other sources of federal money.
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To carry on the desired pro g ram for the summer we need
a total of $418, 778. This would include funds for th e Playlot
Program, the Sununer Recreation Program (Operatfon
Champ), recreation for the elderly, Community School
recreation, and funds to operate our proposed Wilderness
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opportunity and recreation being pushed by the Vice Pre sident.
We would a n t icipate utilizing some 800 boys durin g th e surnrne r
months (100 e ach w e ek) to h e lp b e gin de v e loping our Altoona P ark
prope r ty ac cordi n g to our m as t e r pla n. The y w oul d b e p a i d for
a h alf d a y each d a y a·n d would ge t instr uction in wil dlife , camping,
hiking, be qualified as Red Cross s~immers, etc. We think
$96, 000 w ould allow us to run an adequate camp at Altoona for
two months d u ring the s umm e r.
I am attaching a Summary of Atl anta ' s Youth O pportunit i e s Campai gn
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extra copies of this and the attzi.chments which I am sure you will
want to leave with the Vice Prc:sident and his staff. Cliff Henry of
the Conference of Mayors, who will probably be at the session,
also would like some copies.
A real interest seems to be stirring in the private secto·r with regard
to youth opportW1ity, especially in employment and recreation. The
attached newspaper clippings indicate some of this, especially the
Jaycees effort in Summerhill-Mechanicsville with which you are
familiar, and most recently the efforts of the Juvenile Delinquency
Sub-Committee of the Metropolitan Commission on Crime and
Juvenile Delinquency in cooperation with the Atlanta Youth Council
(see Mr. McGovern's remarks in recent address to Kiwanis Club).
A lot of this appeal is being made on the premise that funds
previously available from the Federal Government may not be
available this summer and that more and more we must condition
ourselves to greater financial and personal involvement and
commitment at the local level. Certainly we would not want any
announcement of emergency fed e ral grants to stifle this local
initiative, therefore, this partnership idea with the private
section should be a positive part of our .~pproach and plans.
For example:
The $59,000 grant requeste d under Title I to fund Co~munity .
School s for summer 1967 will provide programs in 12 sch~ols.
Programs are actually needed in 6 additional schools, and efforts
are being made now to secure local support from the private
sector to help in this effort.
The Neighborhood Playlot Program cannot stand still at 21 Playlots
and even if the $106, 680 sho uld b e forthcoming to fund this program,
its e x panding needs will require help from the private sector. We
are making an appeal to h e lp in providing needed equipment, noon time snacks, porta ble swimming pools, etc., for this program,
an:d there are strong indications that the private sector will
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The Wilderness Conservation-Recreation Proposal would depend
greatly upon the help and material support of public and private
agencies, business, civic clubs, etc., in providing necessary
equipment and consultant assistance.
Private citizens, groups, churches, etc., are indicating an evergrowing awareness of the tremendous need for more and better
youth programs, in hard-core slum areas and in the mor·e affluent
neighborhoods, as indicated by the project of the Wieucca Road
Baptist Church (see clipping).
To sum it up, we do not want to give the impression that we expect
Washington to solve all our problems nor do we want local support
to be squelched by the sudden availability of emergency federal
funds. We need help from both directions.
In conclusion, we should make a strong appeal that if help is forthcom_ing, let it come soon, while there is time to plan, to recruit
personnel and to develop maximum cooperation between the
various agencies involved and the private sector.
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AND SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAM FOR 1967
For the third straight year and at the suggestion of the President, the City of
Atlanta has formed a Youth Opportunity Campaign Task Force, this year
spearheaded by the new Atlanta Youth Council.
Rather than confine itself to summer job opportunities, as important as these
are, Atlanta's Youth Opportunity Campaign for summer 1967 is intensely concerned with a number of areas that we conside·r of tremendous importance to
our youth. Our overall program concerns itself with employment, education,
recreation and health.
The summer opportunity campaign is already underway and will consist of:
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Intensive recruitment through high school counselors for · summer job
applicants;
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Recruitment for volunteers to work in Head Start Programs;
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Dissemination of information on summer recreation opportunities of all
types; and
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Emphasis on the importance of summer school in a youngster's summer
plans.
Of the foregoing four points of our local program, the two most important are
summer job opportunities and summer recreation opportunities. We are
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in the number of summer job opportunities available and we are already
receiving considerable local support for this effort.
The second important phase of our campaign is summer recr_eation opportunities
and here we are acutely aware of difficiencies which exist in hard-core slum
areas of our community.
During the summer of 1966', through funds made available through OEO, we
were able to mount three major recreatioh programs:
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operation seven neighborhood playlots, which served an average of 89
children per lot p e r day through the summer months at a total cost of
$41, 422.
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An intensive summer recreation program - "Operation Champ" providing excursion and enrichment type recreation opportunities to
89, 000 participants throughout the summer months at a total cost of
$89, 340. Probably the most dramatic phase of Operation Champ was
an intensive swimming program which was continued on into the
schools for two weeks after the new school year began and which
was made possible partially through an additional grant of $25, 000 ·
which was made available to us. Under this program 3, 329 children
received swimming instructio,n from qualified teachers and some
600 were certified at various levels of proficiency.
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three high rise public housing comple x es for
the summer and which had a total attendance
total cost of $14, 509.
In recent months under the auspices of the City of Atlanta Community Improvement Program a survey has bee:ri made on recreation resources available to
the blighted areas of Atlanta. The first draft of this survey has been made
available to us and it pinpoints where our needs are. The foremost conclusion
that we draw from these findings is the urgency of repeating and expanding
those programs we had last summer and adding to them some new recreational
programs which are badly needed.
Since last summer our Neighborhood Playlot"Program has expanded from
seven playlots to a potential twenty-one which we hope to have in operation
for summer 1967. The estimated cost of operating our Neighborhood Playlot
______Pr_ogragi so that it offers a real "day camp" opportunity for 1, 869 children
· each day throughout the summer will be $106, 680.
To repeat the Operation Champ Program with its wide range of enrichment
opportunities for children from slum areas, we anticipate a cost of $89,340 .
In addition we feel that we cannot fail to n;ieet the very real recreation and
a vocational needs of our senior citizens . · It must be pointed out that these
n eeds do not end w ith the close of summer' as senior citizens are not
r eturning to school and other activities. Therefore, w e feel that the senio r
citizen p r ogram must be on a year - :roun:d bas i s or it ends in disappointments
at the end of the summer. We w ould like to operate this program on a year round bas i s at an estimated cost of $67 , 758.
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For some time we have hoped to develop a conservation-recreation summer
camp for the youth of Atlanta. The main object of this project would be to
provide constructive athletic camping and vocational opportunity £qr young
men ages 16 through 21. We feel that a golden opportunity is at hand for _this
project and that the project could be expanded to accomplish two other
important purposes:
1.
To provide a part-time employment opportunity in conjunction with
the valuable outdoor experience as a part of our summer j_ob
opportunity program; and
2.
To begin preliminary clearing and development of a 450 acre wooded
site which the City of Atlanta leases 45 miles northwest of Atlanta
and which we hope by summer 1968 to put into operation as a regular
camping facility. We envision this project would be along similar
lines to successful CCC programs of the past in both administration
and philosophy, and that it would be under the direction of a trained
professional in forestry or some similar field. We anticipate that
we can accommodate 100 boys per week for a total of 800 boys for
an eight week summer period. The estimated cost of operating this
camp would be $96,000 for 1967. We would like to point out that this
figure does not include all of the equipment and material necessary,
but we would hope to get wide-spread support from the private
sector in the procurement of necessary e·quipment and consultant
personnel.
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- hinges on continuation of our community schools as recreation r esources . Our
community school program has requested $59,000 under Title I of the Elementary
and Secondary Education Act for the operation· of nineteen community schools
this summer. While in no way duplicati_ng programs offered through our
regular City P ·a rks and Recreation Department, but rather working closely
in conjunction in order to achieve the maximum potential of both, the community
schools would offer a wide range of athletic and enrichment type programs for
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YOUTH OPPORTUNITY CAMPAIGN 1967
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The Atlanta Youth Council is serving as the task-force for this campaign .
Rather than confine this year's campaign to summer employment only, both
at the suggestion of the Vice President and because the logic of his suggestion
was already apparent to many here in Atlanta, our program will include
employment, education, recreation and in a secondary way, health.
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Because the schools provide the id e al vehicle for selling this program
to high school age youth, we have developed this program through
the high school counselors.
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April 26: Memorandum w ill go to counselors and principals
of 26 high schools outlining the program and asking for their
enthusiastic support.
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May 1: Kit going to each school will contain:
a.
Abbreviated employment application forms for summer
jobs through the State Departme nt of Labor's Youth
Opportunity Center, together with return envelopes
for transmitting completed _a pplications back to the
Center. This early recruitment will help eliminate
the logjam that occurs at the Center w hen school is
out; it will give the less motivated youth the guidance
of the counselor in taking this important first step;
and it will put summer paying jobs in perspective
with other types of summer opportunity.
b.
Colorful posters for display throughout schools will
feature a message appealing to this age group.
c.
Sun-burst design lapel buttons w hich use a "teaser
approach" to g e nerate interest in Youth Opportunity
Week . They· simply say "I Am" in response to the
s logan "B e a Summe r Sw ing'e r " , which appears on
the poster and other mat e rial. _
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C omic book s d ev elope d b y U . S . Depa r tment of Labo r
as par t of the Y outh Opportuni ty C a mpai gn k i t .
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M a y 4: C omi c . book s w ill be d i st rib ut e d th r o ugh juni o r a nd
senior h o me -r ooms a n d s tr on g anno un c ement mad e of Y o uth
O pp o rtunit y We e k , M a y 8 - _15.
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available through junior and senior home-rooms and
students urged to consider the whole range of summer
opportunity - paying jobs, volunte er work with Head
Start programs, summer school and recreation
programs - and d i scuss these w ith the counsel or.
Counselors w ill have informati on on summer school
and basic recreation programs and will refer volunteers
to the Head Start volunteer recruiters.
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Since m a ny youth who need to be r e ache d by this program are school
drop-outs , thi s information w ill a l s o be dissemi nate d through the
Neighborhood Service Centers and City recreation centers.
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News media w ill be provided with full in_f ormation, suggestions for
special programming,public serv ice announcement tapes and slides.
B.
The camp aign will m ake a strong a p p eal to the priva t e secto r to provide
summer jobs - 10% to 20% more than summer 1966.
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Initi al m a iling fr om Sta t e D epartment of L a bor
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Mailing from Atlanta Youth Council
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Mailing fro m Y o uth Oppo r tuni t y C e nter, o ffering
inc e ntive o f a Braves b ase b all ti cke t (similar to
1966 pro gram) for each summer job mad e a v a ila ble
to youth
News r e l ease s w ill g o to A tlant a C hambe r of C omme r ce ,
b us i n ess and civi c ass oc iat ions , n e ws me dia , . e t c. ,
s p elling out t h e w h ol e c ampa ign but making special
appeal t o empl oye r s .
Three con c urr e n t s u rveys are invento rying our recreat i on res o urces
and prelimina ry findings indicat e urg e n t nee d for ex panded recreation
o pport unitie s . The s e surv eys are:
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CIP ove r a ll R ec r eat i on Surve y, now in fir s t d raft for m.
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Inter-Agency group self-survey - Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts,
Campfire Girls, Girls Clubs, Boys Clubs, YMCA, YWCA,
etc. - now being compiled.
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Church-related recreation survey being conducted by Atlanta
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OUTDOOR EDUCATION
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rock hounds
qarden clubs
chess a.nd check~rs
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ollce- al clu.bs
hers· frat hers· clubs
boost-e r:S clubs
service club ,·ambor-ees
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auto mechanics
electronics
homemaking
business ect.ucati.on
commu.n.itlj healt:h
12.arent education
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�THE ATLANTA AND FULTON COUNTY CONHUNITY SCHOOL PROGR;\1,f
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The Atlanta and Fulton County Public Schools for the past
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With advice from a citizens council, the activities offered
provide an opportunity for each member of the family to improve himself
or fulfill his leisure time with,wholesome recreational activities.
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Each
of the schools with one exception is located in an indigent cormnunity
where the school has the potential to compensate for the environmental and
·educational deficiencies that have existed for so many years:
Although each community school has attempted to develop a
program which would serve the needs of the cormnunity, there were several
problems prevalent which were cormnon to each community.
Some of the
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The image of the school was not a positive one.
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Delinquency was common.
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The dropout rate was alarming.
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The male image was lacking in many homes.
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Parents hesitated to participate in school programs.
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Health problems were existent.
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Recreational programs and playgrounds were sadly lacking.
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The initiative on the part of the people to do anything
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Several other factors influence,d the need for cormnunity education
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school to the residents of the cormnunity.
In each community the educational
level c,f the people was quite low and their experiences in school had been
unsuccessful.
Many adultsneeded to master the basic skills to help them-
selves and to keep up with their children. · Other adults had not had the
opportunity to complete high school and others had vocational interest
which had never been satisfied.
All of the social ills were prevalent in
the community without a conserted effort to eliminate them.
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education implemented the Cormnunity School Program in July of 1965.
Some
of the purposes for implementing this program include the following:
1.
To provide opportunities for school age children to participate
in educational activities other than during the regular school
day.
This includes use of libraries; enrichment, supervised
study and recreational programs during the afternoons, evening
and on Saturdays, fifty-two weeks a year.
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To provide opportunities for adults to participate in
similar programs, including some pre-vocational activities,
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To provide an academic program for adults ranging from basic
education for the illiterate and semi-illiterate to completion
of high school.
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To make the school available for all the people in the community
for programs which would develop and enhance their individual,
family and cormnunity lives.
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To provide leadership which will serve as the catalytic agent
to put unity in the cormnunity by bringing people together to
solve their problems.
Funds made available through Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc.
made it possible for programs to be started in the target areas in which
cormnunity action programs were focusing attention.
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exhausted on May 31, 1967 and will not permit the operation of the SUIIIlller
Program for the youth unless other financial support can be derived.
Proposed Summer Program 1967
Based on the experiences of ou'r summer program ~966, we anticipate
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1vet h e yout h in
. eac h o f our TW.~
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With the total school facilities at our disposal, recreational and enrichment
activities will be offered throughout the summer months.
Some of the enrich-
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Reading for Fun
Arithmetic for Fun
Cookouts
Knitting
Beauty and Charm
Wood Shop
Science
Music (band)
Arts and Crafts
Typing For Fun
Archery
Ceramics
Junior Homemaking
Speech and Drama
Doll Haking
Camping Trips
Leather Craft
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Gymnastics
Tennis
Weight Lifting
Softball
Track and Field
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Sw:inrrning
Basketball Baton and Cheerleading
Judo
Volleyball
Teen Dances
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schools affected by federal funding.
A request to fund the operation of
these schools under Title I has been made while six .additional schools seek
local support for their existence this sunnner.
For the continuation of
the connnunity school $59,000 has been requested while the local support for
six additional sites would total $18,000.
These eighteen centers would
provide a vital contribution to the recreational needs in our inner city
co~unities.
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for each school to acconnnodate approximately one thousand youth daily in
the recreational and enrichment activities . . The connnunity schools stand
ready to accept this challenge .
The Future
The continuation of the Connnunity School Program in Atlanta is
vital .t o the continued growth and development of our city.
The school
has the potential to improve the citizens of each community and in turn,
help each community become the best possible.
We are hopeful that we can
look forward to many successful years of connnunity education with September, 1967
beginning our third.
goals ,
Financial assistance is necessary to accomp~ish these
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2250 Perry Blvd., N. W.
Arvella L. Farmer, Assistant Principal
794-3256
Bethune Community School
220 Northside Dr., N. W.
Norris L. Hogans, Assistant Principal
52'1-6854
Brown Community School
765 Peeples St., S. W.
Capitol Avenue Community School
811 Capitol Ave., S. W.
Edward Newby, Assistant Principal
758-5050
Obadiah Jordan, Assistant Principal
523-8696
Dykes Community School
4360 Powers Ferry Rd., N. W.
Jack Glasgow, Assistant Principal
255-8696
James Chivers, Assistant Principal
627-5741
Grant Park Community School
750 Kalb St., S. E.
Howard Community School
551 Houston St . , N. E.
Parks Community School
1190 Windsor St., S. W.
Robert Still, Assistant Principal
753-6125
Price Community School
1670 Capitol Ave., S. E.
Carl Hubbard, Assistant Principal
627-1331
South Fulton Community School
605 South Bayard, East Point, Ga.
Harold }fadison, Assistant Principal
761-3584
Joseph Draper, Assistant Principal
755-7721
Washington Community School
45 White House Dr., S. W.
Wesley Community School
187 Wesley Ave., N. E.
West Fulton Community School
1890 Bankhead Ave., N. W.
Bennie Williams, Assfatant Principal
522-5096
. Aaron Watson, Assistant Principal
. 378-4393
E. ·c. Nonnan, Assistant Principal
799-3177
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By DAYID NORDAN
The new director of the revised Metropolitan Atlanta Commission on Crime and Juvenile
Delinquency has called on Atlantans to help alleviate poverty and slum conditions which
he said are at the root of the
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"The crime problem is a portrait of a failure on the part of
society," Mr. McGovern said.
James L. McGovern, an FBI "It breeds not in a vacuum but
veteran who was named to head in a cess pool-poverty, the lack
the commission in J anuary, said
that any crime fighting efforts
are futile unless these conditions are altered.
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21 play lots were erected in
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spent 26 years with the FBI, but
that only recently, after becoming director of the crime commission, did he really become
fully aware of the importance
of preventive measures in fighting crime.
He lauded the work of the parent of the ?lfetropolitan Commis. sion, the Atlanta Crime Com. mission, which he said delivered
the same conclusions as the
Pr e s i d e n t's Commission on
Crime and Delinquency several
months before the national study
group made its report.
He made his remarks at a
meeting of the Atlanta Kiwanis
-. Club which he urged to join
with other civic groups to help
provide recreational facilities in
areas of the city where riots
occurred last summer.
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portable swimming pools f~r the ~o forth ."
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to consider financing the filter- "Remove these conditions," he
ing system for at least one of said, "and you will reduce
crime."
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He also urged the Kiwanians,
almost 100 percent employers, to
reconsider hiring policies and ,
not arbitrarily refuse to employ I
a man who has a criminal rec-,1
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deprived areas of the city after
the outbreaks last year but that
the Atlanta Parks Department
does not have a budget large
enough to maintain and improve
them.
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crime individually through small i
efforts such as locking automo-,
biles, doors, reporting offenses !
to police and ma!i.ing themselves 1
available to police as witnesses 1
when needed.
HE S AID the recreational
areas were built with the help
of federal funds, but the funds
are not available this year.
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Crime Pa:1.cl C~1icf I
Talks to l\.lwamans :
The executive director of the
Metropolitan Atlanta C r i m e
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,:;'; ~_..,':'v.{-7:_':-;] clubs Tuesday
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metropolitan co mmissio n that
grew out of the Atlanta Crime
Commiss ion's lengthy study and
report last year , said the City
Parks departmen t will attempt
to operate the play lots out of
the regular budget if no federal funds can be found , but
said that city funds are not
adequate for the program.
He told the Atlanta Kiwanis
Club th at Sears Roebuck and .
Co. had donated four portable 1
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McGovern said that if they
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are enough civic clubs in Atlanta, if each took a small pr?ject, to provide playground equipment fo r some of the lots and
provide chartered buses for
special trips, such as to the
zoo.
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You are aware of the conditions
last summer, and the unrest,"
McGovern told the club. "You
have a vested interest in eliminating . the conditions and the
federal money that was m a d e
available on an emergency
basis last year is not a\·ailable
this year."
The new crime commission
official, who was
agent of the
Federal Bureau of Im}s~igation I
for 26 years, added, ·\\ e tend
to think of crime only in terms
of the courts and law enforce- ,
ment agencies, rather than as a
portrait of the failure of society,
a lack of employment opportunity and educat ion, of di·s ease and
misery."
"Every sun·ey I've e\·er read
recognizes crime breeds in depressed areas," he sa:d. "To
eliminate it, we must eliminate
depressed conditions. We must
also have adequate en fo ,cement
by qualified person nel and we
must pay for it. Anything that
is going to bring crime u n d e r j
control is going to cost money./
It's a community problem and i
every member of the communi- 1
ty must give his support-bo th',·
services and fin ancial."
He also urged. the club mem- 1
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whether their employmen t practices should " arb itrarily eliminate all with past crir.1inal records and urged them to " be- 1
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By REESE CLEGHORN
. OUT AT THE Ford plant in Hapeville, John W. Brown and
seven of his buddies on the assembly line are earning more
than they have ever made before, and they are thinking they
ought to help some others who have been left behind.
Their average pay is about $137 a week. Before he got this
· job three years ago, John Brown, who is 30 years old and the
father of two, was a delivery man for a furniture store, at $75
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have formed a club and assessed themselves $5 ~ ·:J ~'.:'» A1
a month to further its ends, which are, general- ,d:.. --- '\ ·1·1
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They have sponsored some athletic activi-.....,._,
ties. Now they are planning an all-day barbecue
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on May 27 in Vine City to raise money for sponsoring baseball
teams there, possibly through the Little League organization,
which mostly is for people who are better off and whiter than
those in Vine City.
"We used to live in an apartment on West End Avenue,"
Mr. Brown says. "Once we moved to Vine Street I saw how
these kids were living, how they had nothing. i\'ly wife works
at the telephone company and I have a good job, so we decided
we ought to help do something.
"We're moving out of Vine City pretty soon, to a house that
·. is a lot better. But we decided we're going to try to come back
_ and help as often as we can.
"Right now, our club wants to raise enough money to have
· a real sports program for the kids. And we'd like to tell them
to stay in school, and show them something a lot of them don't
- know-that if they'll try, they can get good jobs later on, too."
THAT IS A S:.IALL list; representing a much longer one, of
some of the urgent needs in Atlanta's slums at this moment.
You may break it down further. For instance, $4.70 would buy :
the shuffleboard needed in Vine City's ne w-unequipped recreation center, or $11.25 \\·ould buy the two footballs, or $2.00 would '
buy the 10 pounds of clay dough needed for the smaller children.
Right now there is a big question about whether needs such
as these will be met by private response. Government is not
filling them. People who have 5aid all along that they are in
favor of the goals of this or that government pc)\·erty program
but don't like to see the go,·ernment do everything-they are not
filling the needs, either.
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LOOK AT \HfAT HAS happened in Atlanta.
Last summer, the poverty program was beginning to reach
into the slums. Then came the big reduction in federal funds for
Economic Opportunity Atlanta. l\Iany poverty-area programs
were eliminated.
For instance, last summer there was $89,000 for opera tion
of more than 35 centers where children were brough t into iD·
trarnural sports ; picked up for trips to the Atl anta Zoo, the Capitol and Stone :.\fountain ; and otherwise thrust into a broa der exposure to the world and to responsive adults than many of them
had ever seen before.
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This time, also, there is no money for pre-school program5
and day care centers in some areas where they are mo5t
needed.
That is the situation. Because of what has gone before and
because many of the needs now have been defined and some
of the means for meeting them have been tested, small amounts
of money can go straight to the mark.
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THIS LITTLE CLUB is one of a number of organizations
now ·moving, in a small way, into the gap left by a century of
neglect of the slums. It and others have found that a small
amount of money can do a lot.
. If a small amount of money could be found right now, slum·
children could have intramur al sports, go to a summer camp,
or be taken to a zoo this summer.
If more small amou nts could be found, Vine City could rent
the old but improva ble building it badly needs for a supervised
recreation center and get its tutorial program under way for
high school students who now are at the drop-out level.
The pitifully limited pre-school program for Summerhi!lM~chanicsville could be expanded for at least three days a
week. Summerhill's younger children could have a good day
care center, and openings to the world that would come with it.
SO?lfE OF IT IS Co:\11.'.\G, but only from a few sources .
The Atlanta Labor Council, AFL-CIO, has sent $3,000 to the
City of Atlanta so its parks and recreation departm ent can renovate a camp at Lake Allatoona and send poor children there
this swnrner. An organiza tion of family campers has sent $1,000
for: the same purpose.
The Rich Foundation has put up $28. 500 to buy portable
pools for the city's playlots in the slums. A church is buying the
equipment for a recreation center and financing some counseling for teen-agers. The Atlanta Jaycees are helping in the slums.
But a mighty gap remains as pri\·ate organizat ions begin to
move toward parts of the city that have been neglec ted.
Wanted: Do-Gooders.
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has give~ an additio~al $40,0CO A graduate of Sylvan High
to establish scholarships ~o ~?u; Isch O O i, Mr. Ward attended
cat~ _Young m~n considei rn" Southern Tech and the UnivcrChnstian_recreat10n as a career. !sity of Georgia and was grad~The W1euca Church Wednes- · ated from G e o r g i a State
day night voted to accept the ! Co!leae.
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tc, make the gift to the Wieuca cost about $2 million. ·
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School vacation is but eight weeks away,
so it is heartening to learn that this year
Atlanta isn't likely to be caught flat-footed
in providing recreation for children in poverty neighborhoods.
We remember that last summer a crash
program was needed after schools were out
and that it wasn't until well into the summer before even minimum recreation programs were under way in many of these
areas. But this year we've got a head start.
City Parks Director Jack Delius plans to
operate 21 "playlots," three times as many
as last summer.
However, he is going to have a hard time
staffing these small playgrounds and operat-
ing other programs because federal .antipoverty funds that helped support them last
year have run out. If these funds aren't restored, the problem addresses itself to local
government, churches, private businesses and
civic groups.
Already there are encouraging signs that 1
our sommw1ity will answer this challenge.
More churches are giving money and time to
impoverished neighborhoods. The Rich Foundation made a generous contribution for <
portable swimming pools. The Atlanta Variety Club has opened an area at Lake Allatoon~. for use by slum . children.
Other groups are helping and more help
will be needed.
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�CITY OF .ATLANT.A
CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Cod e 404
April 20, 1967
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS , Adm ini strative Assistant
MRS , ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR ., Director of Govern mental Liai son
TO:
Mayor I van Allen, Jr .
FROJ.'i :
Johnny H. Robins on
s1rnJECT : Meeting VJith Area O Community Club (Boulevard Area)
The meeting revolved around the idea of better police prote ction
for this area . The citi zens of this area were c ompl aining about the
way the teen - agers were conductinp; themselves in this neighborhood,
by doing such things as loafinr,, gambling on the street, loud cursing,
mugging and robbing . It was explained to them that they had a responsi bility to the community by assisting the ? olice Department in preventing
these kind of things by tryin to work with the parents of these kids
in an effort to curtail this situation .
Lieutenant Perry and Officer Grah am assured them that they would
offer all the ssistance they could, but the idea of a walkinr, police man at this ti,.1e would be impossible, due to the shortage o-'- manpower .
The conclusions the citizens reached are as fol lowing :
1.
To inform the police o fic ial s when ,r ups were loafing on the
str2et during schoo l hours .
2 . Try to work with parents of these tecn- azers by pointing up
their re sponsibilities to them .
3.
Assist the E.O. A. Center in recruiting those 16 - 21 years of
age for Hci f:".hl.Jorhood Youth Corps and Job Corps .
�SUMMARY OF ATLANTA'S YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES CAMPAIGN
AND SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAM FOR 1967
For the third straight year and at the suggestion of the President, the City of
Atlanta has formed a Youth Opportunity Campaign Task Force, this year
spearheaded by the new Atlanta Youth Council.
Rather than confine itself to summer job opportunities, as important as these
are, Atlanta's Youth Opportunity Campaign for summer 1967 is intensely concerned with a number of areas that we consider of tremendous importance to
our youth. Our overall program concerns itself with employment, education,
recreation and health.
The summer opportunity campaign is already underway and will consist of:
1.
Intensive recruitment through high school counselors for summer job
applicants;
2.
Recruitment for volunteers to work in Head Start Programs;
3.
Dissemination of information on summer recreation opportunities of all
types; and
4.
Emphasis on the importance of summer school in a youngster I s summer
plans.
Of the foregoing four points of our local program, the two most important are
summer job opportunities and summer recreation opportunities. We are
planning a real thrust into the private sector to achieve a IO% - 20% increase
in the number of summer job opportunities available and we are already
receiving considerable local support for this effort.
The second important phase of our campaign is summer recreation opportunities
and here we are acutely aware of difficiencies which exist in hard-core slum
areas of our community.
During the summer of 1966, through funds made available through OEO, we
were able to mount three major recreation programs:
1.
The Neighborhood Playlot Program in which we cleared and put into
operation seven neighborhood playlots, which served an average of 89
children per lot per day through the summer months at a total cost of
$41, 422.
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2.
An intensive summer recreation program - "Operation Champ 11 providing excursion and enrichment type recreation opportunities to
89, 000 participants throughout the summer months at a total cost of
$89, 340. Probably the most dramatic phase of Operation Champ was
an intensive swimming program which was continued on into the
schools for two weeks after the new school year began and which
was made possible partially through an additional grant of $25,000
which was made available to us. Under this program 3, 329 children
received swimming instruction from qualified teachers and some
600 were certified at various levels of proficiency.
3.
Equally important was
which we conducted in
the elderly throughout
of 36, 000 citizens at a
the recreation program for senior citizens
three high rise public housing complexes for
the summer and which had a total attendance
total cost of $14, 509.
In recent months under the auspices of the City of Atlanta Community Improvement Program a survey has been made on recreation resources available to
the blighted areas of Atlanta. The first draft of this survey has been made
available to us and it pinpoints where our needs are. The foremost conclusion
that we draw from these findings is the urgency of repeating and expanding
those programs we had last summer and adding to them some new recreational
programs which are badly needed.
Since last summer our Neighborhood Playlot Program has expanded from
seven playlots to a potential twenty-one which we hope to have in ope ration
for summer 1967. The estimated cost of operating our Neighborhood Playlot
Program so that it offers a real "day camp 1 ' opportunity for 1, 869 children
each day throughout the summer will be $106,680.
To repeat the Operation Champ Program with its wide range of enrichment
opportunities for children from slum areas, we anticipate a cost of $89, 340.
In addition we feel that we cannot fail to meet the very real recreation and
avocational needs of our senior citizens. It must be pointed out that these
needs do not end with the close of summer, as senior citizens are not
returning to school and other activities. Therefore, we feel that the senior
citizen program must be on a year-round basis or it ends in disappointments
at the end of the summer. We would like to operate this program on a yearr ound basis at an estimated cost of $67,758.
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For some time we have hoped to develop a conservation-recreation summer
camp for the youth of Atlanta. The main object of this project would be to
provide constructive athletic camping and v ocational opportunity for young
men ages 16 through 21. W e feel that a golden opportunity is at hand for .this
project and that the proj e ct could be expanded to accomplish two other
important purposes:
1.
To provide a part-time employment opportunity in conjunction with
the valuable outdoor experience as a part of our summer job
opportunity program; and
2.
To begin preliminary clearing and development of a 450 acre wooded
site which the City of Atlanta leases 45 miles northwe st of Atlanta
and which we hope by swnme r 1968 to put into operation as a regular
camping facility. We envision this project would be along similar
lines to successful CCC programs of the past in both administration
and philosophy, and that it would b e under the direction of a trained
professional in forestry or some similar field. We anticipate that
we can accommodate 100 boys per week for a total of 800 boys for
an eight week s ummer period. The estimated cost of .operating this
camp would be $96,000 for 1967. We would like to point out that this
figure does not include a ll of the e quipment and mate rial necessary,
but we would hope to get wide -spr ead support from the private
sector in the procurement of necessary e ·q uipment and consultant
personnel.
Another very important phase of our overall recreation hopes for this summe r
hinge s on continuation of our community schools as r ecre ation r esour ces . Our
community school program has reque sted $59,000 under Title I of the Elementary
and Secondary Education Act for the operation of nineteen community schools
this swnmer. While in no way duplicating programs offered through our
regular City Parks and Recreation D e partment, but rath e r working closely
in conjunction in order to achieve the maximum pote ntial of both, the community
schools would offer a wide range of athletic and e nri c hment typ e programs for
both boys and girls of e lementary and high school ages.
Total cost of recreation n ee ds for 1967 - $418,778.

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FACT SHEET
YOUTH OPPORTUNITY CAMPAIGN 1967
The Atlanta Youth Council is serving as the task-force for this campaign.
Rather than confine this year's campaign to summer employment only, both
at the suggestion of the Vice President and because the logic of his suggestion
was already apparent to many here in Atlanta, our program will include
employment, education, recreation and in a secondary way, health.
A.
Because the schools provide the ideal vehicle for selling this program
to high school age youth, we have developed this program through
the high school counselors.
1.
April 26: Memorandum will go to counselors and principals
of 26 high schools outlining the program and asking for their
enthusiastic support.
2.
May 1: Kit going to each school will contain:
a.
Abbreviated employment application forms for summer
jobs through the State Department of Labor's Youth
Opportunity Center, together with return envelopes
for transmitting completed applications back to the
Center. This early recruitment will help eliminate
the logjam that occurs at the Center when school is
out; it will give the less motivated youth the guidance
of the counselor in taking this important first step;
and it will put summer paying jobs in perspective
with other types of summer opportunity.
b.
Colorful posters for display throughout schools will
feature a message appealing to this age group.
c.
Sun-burst design lapel buttons which use a "teaser
approach" to generate interest in Youth .Opportunity
Week. They simply say "I Am" in response to the
slogan "Be a Summer Swinger", which appears on
the poster and other material.
d.
Comic books developed by U. S. Department of Labor
as part of the Youth Opportunity Campaign kit.
3.
May 4 : Comic _books will be distributed through junior and
senior home -rooms and strong announcement made of Youth
Opportunity Week, May 8 - 15.
4.
May 8 : Employment application forms will' be made
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available through junior and senior home -rooms and
students urged to consider the w hole range of summer
opportunity - paying jobs, volunteer work with Head
Start programs, summer school and recreation
programs - and discuss these w ith the coun s elor.
Counselors will have information on summer school
and basic recreation programs and w ill refer volunteers
to the H e ad Start volunte er r e cruiters.
Since many youth who need to be re a che d by this prog r a m a r e s chool
drop-outs , this informa tion w ill a l so b e disse m i nat e d through the
Neighborhood Service Centers and City recreation centers.
News media will be prov ided with full information, suggestions for
special pro g rammin g ,public servic e announcement tape s and slides.
B.
The cam p a i gn w ill m ake a s tron g app eal to the p r i vat e s e cto r t o pr ovide
summer jobs - 10% to 20% more than summe r 1966.
1.
2.
C.
A mail cam paign to 13, 000 employe rs in the m e tro area w ill
cons i s t of:
a.
I nitial mailing fr om Sta t e D epartment of L a bo r
b.
Mailing from Atlan t a Youth C ouncil
c.
Mailing fro m Youth O p p o r tuni ty C ent er, o ffering
incentiv e of a Brav e s b aseball t icket (s i m il ar t o
1966 p r o gram) for each s u mmer job made availa ble
to youth
New s releases w ill go to A tl anta C hamb e r o f C ommer c e,
business and civi c associ a ti ons, news media , etc. ,
spelling out t h e whole campaign but making special
appeal to empl oyers .
Three conc u rrent surv eys are inventorying our re c reation res o urces
and preliminary findings indicate urgent need for e x panded recreation ·
opportunities. These surveys are:
1.
CIP overall R ecr e ati on Survey, now in first draft form.
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2.
Inter-Agency group self-survey - Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts,
Campfire Girls, Girls Clubs, Boys Clubs, YMCA, YWCA, .
etc. - now being compiled.
3.
Church-related recre ation surv e y be i ng conducte d by Atlanta
Youth Council.
Through news media special programming, etc., we hope to continue
the initial motivation of a summer opportunity campaign throughout
the swnmer in as many ways as possible.

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INDUSTRIAL-r HOME, ART~
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�THE ATLANTA AND FULTON COUNTY co~~IUNITY SCHOOL PROGRAM
The Atlanta and Fulton County Public Schools for the past
twenty-one months have been engaged in a sound and practical endeavor which
attempts to provide an educational opportunity for the entire community.
Thirteen schools have participated in the program by extending the hours
of the school day until ten o'clock in the evening and offering activities
· on Saturdays.
\vith advice from a citizens council, the activities offered
provide an opportunity for each member of the family to improve himself
or fulfill his leisure time with wholesome recreational activities.
Each
of the schools with one exception is located in an indigent community
where the school has the potential to compensate for the environmental and
· educational deficiencies that have existed for so many years.
Although each community school has attempted to develop a
program which would serve the needs of the community, there were several
problems prevalent which were common to each community .
Some of the
pr,oblems most connnon were:
1.
The image of the school was not a positive one.
2.
Delinquency was common.
3.
The dropout rate was alarming.
4.
The male image was lacking in many homes.
5.
Parents hesitated to participate in school programs.
6.
Health problems were existent.
7.
Recreational programs and playgrounds were sadly lacking.
8.
The initiative on the part of the people to do anything
about it was missing .
Several other factors influenced the need for connnunity education
which would establish effective communications and open the doors of the
school to the residents of the connnunity.
In each connnunity the educational
level of the people was quite low and their experiences in school had been
unsuccessful.
Many adultsneeded to master the basic skills to help them-
selves and to keep up with their children.
Other adults had not had the
opportunity to complete high school and others had vocational interest
which had never been satisfied .
All of the social ills were prevalent in
the connnunity without a conserted effort to eliminate them.
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With an awareness for the existing problem, the two boards of
education implemented the Conununity School Program in July of 1965.
Some
of the purposes for implementing this program include the following:
1.
To provide opportunities for school age children to participate
in educational activities other than during the regular school
day.
This includes use of libraries; enrichment, supervised
study and recreational programs during the afternoons, evening
and on Saturdays, fifty-two weeks a year.
2.
To provide opportunities for adults to participate in
similar programs, including some pre-vocational activities,
and an opportunity to improve certain saleable skills.
3.
To provide an academic program for adults ranging from basic
education for the illiterate and semi-illiterate to completion
of high school.
4.
To make the school available for all the people in the community
for programs which would develop and enhance their individual,
family and conununity lives.
5.
To provide leadership which will serve as the catalytic agent
to put unity in the community by bringing people together to
solve their problems.
Funds made available through Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc.
made it possible for programs to be started in the target areas in which
conununity action programs were focusing attention.
These funds will be
exhausted on May 31, 1967 and will not pennit the operation of the Sununer
Program for the youth unless other financial support can be derived.
Proposed Summer Program 1967
Based on the experiences of our summer progr.µn 1966, we anticipate
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a program which will involve the youth in each of our t h i ~ communities .
With the total school facilities at our disposal , recreational and enrichment
activities will be offered throughout the summer months .
ment activities for boys and girls will include :
Some of the enrich-
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Creative Dancing
Reading for Fun
Arithmetic for Fun
Cookouts
Knitting
Beauty and Charm
Wood Shop
Science
Music (band)
Arts and Crafts
Typing For Fun
Archery
Ceramics
Junior Homemaking
Speech and Drama
Doll Making
Camping Trips
Leather Craft
Recreational activities will provide the following opportunities:
Bicycle Hikes
Swinnning
Basketball
Baton a.nd Cheerleading
Judo
Volleyball
Teen Dances
Pee Wee Baseball
Gymnastics
Tennis
Weight Lifting
Softball
Track and Field
Soccor
Under the direction of the Assistant Principal for the Community
School, the preceding activities will be possible in twelve of our community
schools affected by federal funding.
A request to fund the operation of
these schools under Title I has been made while six additional schools seek
local support for their existence this summer.
For the continuation of
the community school $59,000 has been requested while the local support for
six additional sites would total $18,000.
These eighteen centers would
provide a vital contribution to the recreational needs in our inner city
communities.
Last summer over two thousand children and youth took part
each day in the program at one particular school.
It would be possible
for each school to accommodate approximately one thousand youth daily in
the recreational and enrichment activities.
The community schools stand
ready to accept this challenge.
The Future
The continuation of the Community School Program in Atlanta is
vital to the continued growth and development of our city .
The school
has the potential to improve the citizens of each community and in turn,
help each community become the best possible .
We are hopeful that we can
look forward to many successful years of community education with September , 1967
beginning our third.
goals .
Financial assistance is necessary to accomp~ish these
�COMHUNITY SCHOOLS
Archer Commw1i ty School
2250 Perry Blvd., N. W.
Arvella L. Farmer, Assistant Principal
794-3256
Bethune Cormnunity School
220 Northside Dr., N. W.
Norris L. Hogans, Assistant Principal
52 ,1 -6854
Brown Community School
765 Peeples St., S. W.
Capitol Avenue Community School
811 Capitol Ave., S. W.
Edward Newby, Assistant Principal
758-5050
Obadiah Jordan, Assistant Principal
523-8696
Dykes Community School
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4360 Powers Ferry Rd., N. W.
Jack Glasgow,,Assistant Principal
255-8696
Grant Park Community School
750 Kalb St., S. E.
Howard Community School
551 Houston St., N. E.
James Chivers, Assistant Principal
627-5741
Bennie Williams, Assistant Principal
522-5096
Parks Community School
1190 Windsor St., S. W.
Robert Still, Assistant Pri~cipal
753-6125
Price Community School
1670 Capitol Ave., S. E.
Carl Hubbard, Assistant Principal
627-1331
South Fulton Cormnunity School
605 South Bayard, East Point, Ga.
Harold Madison, Assistant Principal
761-3584
Washington Community School
45 White House Dr., S. W.
Joseph Draper, Assistant Principal
755-7721
Wesley Community School
187 Wesley Ave., N. E.
Aaron Watson, Assistant Principal
378-4393
West Fulton Community School
1890 Bankhead Ave., N. W.
E. ·c. Nonnan, Assistant Principal
799-3;1.77
SUGGESTED SITES FOR SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAM
Murphy High School
Roosevelt High School
Sylvan High School
Turner High School
Bass High School
0 1 Keefe High School
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�Fight Poverty, Slum ArelCis
To E©Jse-Crome==McGovern
By DAVID NORDAN
The new director of the revised Metropolitan Atlanta Com-mission on Crime and Juvenile
Delinquency has called on Atlantans to help alleviate poverty and slum conditions which
he said are at the root of the
city's crime problem.
Sears Roebuck for donating four of opportunity, poor health and ·
portable swimming pools for the 50 forth."
areas and urged the Kiwanians
"Remove these conditions," he
to consider financing the filtering system for at least one of said, " and you will r educe
crime."
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the pools as a project.
"The crime problem is a portrait of a failure on the part of
society," Mr. McGovern said.
James L. McGovern, an FBI "It breeds not in a vacuum but
veteran who was named to head in a cess pool- poverty, the lack
the commission in January, said
that any crime fighting efforts
are futile unless these conditions are altered.
He made his remarks at a
meeting of the Atlanta Kiwanis
Club which he urged to join
with other civic groups to help
provide r ecreational facilities in
areas of the city where riots
occurred last summer.
Mr. McGovern reported that
21 play lots were erected in
deprived areas of the city after
the outbreaks last year but that
the Atlanta Parks Department
does not have a budget large
enough to maintain and improve
them.
HE SAID the recreational
areas were built with the help
of federal funds, but the funds
are not available this year.
The commission director cited
MR. McGOVERN said he
spent 26 years with the FBI, but
that only recently, after becoming director of the crime commission, did he really become
fully aware of the importance
of preventive measures in fighting crime.
He lauded the work of the parent of the Metropolitan Commission, the Atlanta Crime Commission, which he said delivered
the same conclusions as the
P r e s i d e n t's Commission on
Crime and Delinquency several
months before the national study
group made its r eport.
He also urged the Kiwanians,
almost 100 percent employers, to
reconsider hiring policies and
not arbitrarily r efuse to employ
a man who has a criminal record.
He said they and other citizens could do much to comba t I
crime individually through small
efforts such as locking automo- 1
biles, doors, reporting offenses
to police and m aking themselves
available to police as witnesses
when needed.
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"We're entering the summer.
You are aware of the conditions
last summer, and the unrest,"
McGovern told the club. "You
have a vested interest in eliminating the conditions and. the
federal money that was m a d e
available on an emergency
basis last year is not available
this year."
The new crime commission
official who was an agent of the
Federai Bureau of Investigation
for 26 years, added, "We tend
to think of crime only in terms
of the courts and law enforcement agencies, rather than as a
portrait of the failure of society,
a lack of employment opportunity and education, of di·sease and
misery."
"Every survey I've e\·er read
recognizes crime breeds in depressed areas," he said. "To
eliminate it, we must eliminate
depressed conditions. We must
also have adequate enforcement
by qualified personnel and we
must pay for it. Anything that
is going to bring crime u n d e r
control is going to cost money.
It's a community problem and
every member of the community must give his support-both
services and financial."
He also urged the club members as employers to consider
whether their employment practices should '·arbitrarilv" eliminate all with past crin1inal records and urged them to "become individual crime prevent- .
ers."
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Talks .to Kiwanians
The executive director of the
Metropolitan Atlanta C r i m e
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report last year, said the City
Parks department will attempt
to operate the play lots out of
the regular budget if no federal funds can be found, but
said that city funds are not
adequate for the program.
He told the Atlanta Kiwanis
Club that Sears Roebuck and
Co. had donated four portable
pools for the summer program,
and urged them to consider financing a $170 filter system for
one of the pools as a club project.
McGovern said that if they
will support the program , there
are enough civic clubs in Atlanta if each took a small project, t~ provide playground equipment for some of the lots and
provide chartered buses for
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�SMALL SUMS CAN DO A LOT
At ford, Do-Goode i's cm the Assembly lim:i
By REESE CLEGHORN
OUT AT THE Ford plant in Hapeville, John W. Brown and
seven of his buddies on the assembly line are earning more
than they have ever made before, and they are thinking they
ought to help some others who have been left behind.
Their average pay is about $137 a week. Before he got this
job three years ago, John Brown, who is 30 years old and the
father of two, was a delivery man for a furniture store, at $75
a week.
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He is doing much better now because some
job opportunities have opened for Negroes. He
and seven Negro friends on the assembly line
have formed a club and assessed themselves $5
a month to further its ends, which arc, generally speaking, to do some good with youth in the
slums.
They have sponsored some athletic activities. Now they are planning an all-day barbecue
on May 27 in Vine City to raise money for sponsoring baseball
teams there, possibly through the Little League organization,
which mostly is for people who are better off and whiter than
those in Vine City.
"We used to live in an apartment on West End Avenue,"
Mr. Brown says. "Once we moved to Vine Street I saw how
these kids were living, how they had nothing. My wife works
at the telephone company and I have a good job, so we decided
we ought to help do something.
"We're moving out of Vine City pretty soon, to a house that
. is a lot better. But we decided we're going to try to come back
and help as often as we can.
"Right now, our club wants to raise enough money to have
a real sports program for the kids. And we'd like to tell them
to stay in school, and .show them something a lot of them don't
know- that if they'll try, they can get good jobs later on, too."
• * •
THIS LITTLE CLUB is one of a number of organizations
now moving, in a small way, into the gap left by a century of
neglect of the slums. It and others have found that a small
amount of money can do a lot.
If a small amount of money could be found right now, slum
children could have intramural sports, go to a summer camp,
or be taken to a zoo this summer.
If more small amounts could be found, Vine City could rent
the old but improvable building it badly needs for a supervised
recreation center and get its tutorial program under way for
high school students who now are at the drop-out level.
The pitifully limited pre-school program for Summerhi!IM~chanicsville could be expanded for at least three days a
week. Summerhill's younger children could have a good day
care center, and openings to the world that would come with it.
...
THAT IS A SMALL list; representing a much longer one, of
some of the urgent needs in Atlanta's slums at this moment.
You may break it down further. For instance, $4.70 would buy 1
the shuffleboard needed in Vine City's new-unequipped recreation center, or $11.25 would buy the two footballs, or $2.00 would 1
buy the 10 pounds of clay dough needed for the smaller children.
Right now there is a big question about whether needs such
as these will be met by private response. Government is not
· filling them. People who have said all along that they are in
favor of the goals of this or that government poverty program
but don't like to see the government do everything-they are not
filling the needs, either.


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LOOK AT WHAT HAS happened in Atlanta.
Last summer, the poverty program was beginning to reach
into the slums. Then came the big reduction in federal funds for
Economic Opportunity Atlanta. Many poverty-area programs
were eliminated.
For instance, last summer there was $89,000 for operation
of more than 35 centers where children were brought into intramural sports; picked up for trips to the Atlanta Zoo, the Capitol and Stone Mountain; and otherwise thrust into a broader exposure to the world and to responsive adults than many of them
had ever seen before.









THIS YEAR THERE IS NO money for that.
This time, also, there is no money for pre-school programs
and day care centers in some areas where they are most
needed.
That is the situation. Because of what has gone before and
because many of the needs now have been defined and some
of the means for meeting them have been tested, small amounts
of money can go straight to the mark.
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SOME OF IT IS COMING, but only from a few sources.
The Atlanta Labor Council, AFL-CIO, has sent $3,000 to the
City of Atlanta so its parks and recreation department can renovate a camp at Lake Allatoona and send poor children there
this summer. An organization of family campers has sent $1,000
for the same purpose.
The Rich Foundation has put up $28,500 to buy portable
pools for the city's plciylots in the slums. A church is buying the
equipment for a recreation center and fin ancing some counseling for teen-agers. The Atlanta Jaycees are helping in the slums.
But a mighty gap remains as private organizations begin to
move toward parts of the city that have been neglected.
Wanted: Do-Gooders.
�$270,000
To '\lVieuco.1 C~ ~J rcl1
An anonymous donor has giv- 11961 , has a full schedule of recen the Wieuca Road B a p t is t Ireational activities at tl~e church
Church of Atlanta $230,GOO to which attracts hundreds of peobuild _an activities_~uilding and I pie each week.
has give~ an add1~10~al $40,000 A graduate of Sylvan High
to establish schola1sh1ps ~o e?u- sch O O I, Mr. Ward attended
cat~ _young m~n considermg Southern Tech and the UniverChnst1an _recreat10n as a career. sity of Georgia and was grad~The W1euca Church Wednes- ated from G e o r g i a State
day night voted to accept the College.
gift which came from a wealthy 1
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Christian layman of Atlanta who / The Rev. _Mt. Self sa,? Thut _srefuses to be id entified.
?ay th ~t his people Will begin
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named for Robert Ward , direc- Pans
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tor of Christian Recreation at that the e_1 ect10n of the b~11ldm~
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pl ans already under _way ~o
the recreation al program at the erect a sanctuary, which m!l
' Second-Ponce de Leon Church seat a!mos~ 2,000 peo_ple, and a
which already has an activities new educat10nal bu1ldrng._
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building.
The church, started m 19v4
as a mission of the Second
HE SAID it was his apprecia- Ponce de Leon Church, expects
tion for Mr. Ward which led him the entire building program to
to make th e gift to the Wieuca cost about $2 million.
Road Church.
Rev. William L. Self. pastor
o'i th e \Vieuca Road Church, said
the donor said he hoped to per- 1
petuate this kind of ministry. ,
He had suJgested that as so.on
as it is fin ancia lly able , the 1
Wieuca Ro;:id Church s h o u I d
build a similar recrea tion center for some other church in the
Atlanta area .
. Mr. Ward , 33-year-old nat ive
I Atlanta n who came to the Second-Ponce de Leon Church from
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�School vacation is but eight weeks away,
so it is heartening to learn that this year
Atlanta isn't likely to be caught flat-footed
in providing recreation for children in poverty neighborhoods.
We remember that last summer a crash
program was needed after schools were out
and that it wasn't until well into the summer before even minimum recreation programs were under way in many of these
areas. But this year we've got a head start.
City Parks Director Jack Delius plans to
operate 21 "playlots," three times as many
as last summer.
However, he is going to have a hard time
staffing these small playgrounds and operat-
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ing other programs becau~e federal antipoverty funds that helped support them last
year have run out. If these funds aren't restored, the problem addresses itself to local .
government, churches, private businesses and 1
civic groups.
Already there are encouraging signs that 1
our c:ommunity will answer this challenge.
More churches are giving money and time to
impoverished neighborhoods. The Rich Foundation made a generous contribution for <
portable swimming pools. The Atlanta Variety Club has opened an area at Lake Allatoona for use by slum children.
Other groups are helping and more help
will be needed.
�Atlanta I s Urban Beautification Program
Summary
Total Cost of Activities - 1967
Grant ~equested

$1,696,750.00
762,891.00
Application filed March 31, 1967.
Letter of Consent authorizing the City to make expenditures for any activity
identified in its Urban Beautification Application received April 3, 1967.
Main points of five year Urban Beautification Program, 1967-1971:
1.
Renovation and development of twe nty six parks. Special emphasis was
placed on park playgrounds and spray pools in or adjacent to poverty areas.
2.
Private downtown street beautification programs will be executed by
Central Atlanta Progress, Inc. and the Peachtree Center Association.
3.
Street tree planting proposals are included for most of Atlanta's major
thoroughfares as well as code enforcement areas.
4.
The Atlanta Housing Authority will plant street trees and shrubs for
screening at Capitol Homes, Grady Home s, Carver Homes and Perry
Homes.
5.
Development of two Civil War memorial sites will be built to commemorate
the Battle of Ezra Church and the Battle of Atlanta. These will be similar
to the Peachtr ee Battle M emorial on Collier Road.
6.
Lands cap e development and ground s renovation around public buildings ,
such as C ity Hall, Fire Stations, Libraries, Reservoirs and Pumping
Stations is also included in the program
7.
The School Department w ill initiate a n ew program of landscape renovation
which will eventu ally improve the g r ounds of every school in the Atlanta
Public School Sys t e m.
8.
The Tree O r dinanc e , a propose d Underground Utility O r dinance and Sign
and Billboard O rdinance are included in the Urban Beautification P rogram
to encourage the r e moval of ugly featur e s which would impair the City's
Urban B e autific ation Prog ram.
9.
T h e City will b e res p ons ible fo r the increase d maint enance c ost of t he
Beautification Program as w e ll as developing a maintenance program.
�CITY OF .ATLANTA
CITY HALL
April 4, 1967
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Admini strative Assist ant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Li aison
MEMORANDUM
T o: Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
From:
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Y ou can see from the attached memo from Pe ggy Baker
. that we a r e exhausting every possibility for assistance in
m eeting our summer r ec r eation needs.
I w ill keep you advised on the progress we are making.
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Regarding meeting ~sterday with FEB, I discussed the
possibilities with Jack and Virginia and here are the
areas of agreement: (Memo from Jack will follow)
1.
They will prepare Operation Champ program for submission
to HEW for possible funding under family yand children
services. Jack will contact you for names and titles
of contacts.
2.
I will ask Community Relations Commission and Community
Council to provide feed-back that will be pertinent
to the need for above program during summer of 1967.
Please advise if you want me to do this.
3.
Since personnel and equipment are the big needs to
operate the Neighborhood Playlots effectively, Jack
and Virginia will review:
a.
Their personnel requ irements to determine if they
can use additional personnel through NYC, etc. I
don't think we can get summer help through AIEP
(USEP) since this program is to develop mong-term
job opportunities.
b.
Their equipment need s for such items as portabl e
ise chests, portable shelters (tarpaulins), etc.,
that are needed on Playlots.
4.
They will explore how Playlot progra m can be further
enhanced to provide more of a day-camp experience,
w1th mo re a rt s , c raft s , et c . In connect 1 on with this ,
I am contacting Boy Sc outs, Girl Scouts and Camp Fire
Girls and asking each to develop a schedule to have a
team visit each Playlot one or more times during the
summer for the purpos _ of talking to boys and girls
about their prog rams and putting on meaningful demonstrations of opportunities available in their programs .
They seem interested in doing some thing like this.
5.
They seem enthusiastic about possibly having a summer
development program at the undeveloped Allatoona site to:
a.
Be~in preparing this site for use as a campsite in
b.
Provide emp loyment opportunities through the NYC
(here again I doubt if the AI EP could be used here,
unless the jobs lead on to something more perma nent).
c.
In addition, by providing outdoor employment, this
could be a meaningfu l camping substitute for these
young people.
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ATLANTA, C A . 30303
Tel. 522·'-4Gj f\rea Code t,04
IVAN ALLEN, J R., MAYOR
R. Ef,RL LANDERS, Admir.i strat,ve Assi_stan t
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DANE. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
MEMORAN DUM
o : Participants of t h e January 4 , 1967
Pro g r am':P lanni n g C onference at C ity H a ll
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O n Janua ry 4 , y o u m e t with me and other local , S tate and
F ederal G overnment officials and private agency repres e ntatives
to di scu ss the need and d es ir e to pr epa r e a summe r program
for the employment and recreation of young p e~ple , particularly
i n Atlanta ' s l ow i ncome neighborhoods .
At that time we di s cu s s ed the various fa c e ts o f p r eparation
of such a program and assigned the coordination to the
Atlanta Youth C ouncil.
The Atlanta Youth Council is in the process of effecti ng change s
in its a dministrative organiza tion and a n e w E x ecu tive Dir e ctor
will be employed with in a few days. Fo r thi s r eason, th e re
might have be en s o me d e l ay in following up on ou r initial
meeting.
Many individuals and groups have g one forward with their
indepe ndent investigations a nd conside r a tions of how they
might best be able t o participate in such a program and I w ould
urge that this be continued p e ndi ng the e mployment o f the
E x ecutive Dir ector of the Youth C ouncil.
�P age Two
J an u a r y 3 0, 19 6 7
I n the n-i.c a n t i 1n e , any r c c ornmcndations, sugges ti o ns , q u esti on s
or othe r inf o r rnati o n w hic h you would like to p a ss a long y ou m ay
feel fre e to fo rwa rd to th e Youth C ouncil i n Room 120 1 - B i n C ity
H a l l.
We w ill t ry t o maintai n so rn.e follo w u p i'.n t h e i n t e r im.
T h ank s agai n for your co nc e i·n a nd h e lp . ·
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