Box 3, Folder 11, Document 34

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Office of Ue Mayor

WHEREAS, the President of the United States and the Congress
have expressed the national will of the people through enactment of the
Economic Opportunity Act and creation of the Office of Economic Opportunity
as a means towards eliminating the causes of poverty in this country; and

WHEREAS, the Job Corps 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 people 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";


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor of the City |
of Atlanta, do hereby proclaim the week of August 19 - 24, 1968


in Atlanta and urge all citizens to support the commendable work of the
Job Corps.

have hereunto set my hand
and caused the Seal of the
City of Atlanta to be affixed. —-

Ivan Allen, Jrf/__.

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