Box 3, Folder 13, Document 7

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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 nationa|! Anti-Poverjy Program, to provide disadvantaged
young men and women with a change 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 comrmrce 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 22,
1968 at the First National Bank Building, which will tell the dramatic
story of the Job Corps under the title "A hance to be Somebody";

NOW, THEREFORE, |, Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor of the City of
Atlanta, do hereby proclaim the period of August 22 - Septermher 6,


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

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

Ivan Allen, Jr.

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