Box 3, Folder 11, Document 34

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Box 3, Folder 11, Document 34

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C ITY OF ATLAN ~ -
-143.215.248.55 12:56, 29 December 2017 (EST)Jkrv
WHEREAS 1 the President of the United States and the Congress
have expressed the nati,onal will of the people through enactm~nt of the
Economic Opportunity Act and creation of the Office of Economi_c Opportunity
as a means towards eliminating the causes of poverty in this country; and
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WHEREAS, the Job C~rps was established as an integral and
vital part of the national 'Anti-Poverty Program, to provide disadvantaged
young men and women with a chance to acquire the skills and attitudes
needed to become useful and productive members of the community; and
WHEREAS, the Job Corps has provided a real service to the
people of this country and the pe9ple of Atlanta,, with the united efforts
of leaders in the field of commerce and organized · labor to give useful
employment to thousands of our citizens; and
WHEREAS, a Job Corps Exhibition, sponsored by leading
industrial and educational organizations opens to the public August 16, 1968
at the Regency-Hyatt House, which will tell _the dramatic story of the Job
Corps under the title "A Chance to be Somebody";
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NOW 1 THEREFORE 1 I, Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor of the City
of Atlanta, do h e r eby proclaim the w eek of August 19 - 24 , 1968
JOB CORPS WEEK
in Atlanta and urge a ll citizens to support the c·ommendable work of the
Job Corps.
IN WITNESS W HE REOF, I
have h e r eunto se t my h and
and cau se d the Seal of the
City of Atlanta to be affixed.
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