Box 9, Folder 1, Document 31

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URBAN §Vational GJVews
JUNE - JULY 1969
The National Program - - A PROGRESS REPORT
The Urban Corps National Development Office was established in the fall of
1968 under a grant from The Ford Foundation to serve as a catalyst for the establishment of local Urban Corps programs
in cities throughout the nation, and
through this vehicle to create new and
viable relationships between the academic
community and our urban centers.
This initial period of our operations
has been devoted to exploring the feasibility of implementing Urban Corps in a
wide variety of communities and in developing a series of reports documenting
and examining the concept and technology of the Urban Corps.
Our success in this pursuit may now be
measured in terms of concrete accomplishments:
- - - Our initial pilot group of eight
cities has blossomed into more than 15
operating Urban Corps programs in every
part of the nation.
- - - Federal officials, including the Secretary of Health, l;ducation and Welfare
and the Commissioner of Education, have
enthusiastically endorsed the Urban
Corps concept as a valuable method of
both serving the needs of the city and the
colleges - and providing our nation's
young people with an opportunity to
constructively participate in the resolution of the urban crisis.
- - - Institutions of higher education
and regional organizations have begun to
move actively towards the development
of new forms of academic curricula, involving not only courses and lectures but
also the opportunity to test theory
against the realities of the outside world.
In several cases the local Urban Corps is
se r ving as the test-bed for this develo pment.
(conti nued on page 2)
U.S. Commissioner of Education James E. Allen, Jr. has called for an increased commitment of Federal work-study funds to programs which reflect the concern of today's
college population for "an education geared to realities."
The nation's colleges and universities
will share an additional $23.4-million in
College Work-Study Program funds,
thanks to a supplemental allocation just
announced by the U.S. Office of Education. The new money brings the total
allocation o'f CWSP funds for the six
month period ending December 31, 1969
to $102,662,178, an increase of nearly
twenty-five per cent over the previously
announced Work-Study levels.
The supplemental grants are the result
of a re-allocation of CWSP funds originally allocated for use during 1968 and
unexpended by the participating colleges
as of December 31st of last year. The new
money is being distributed primarily to
colleges in those states which suffered
most heavily from the low level of the
initial CWSP funding for the JulyDecember 1969 period. Generally, institutions in those states which received less
than 70% of the amount recommended
by the regional CWSP panels have been
granted enough additional funds to bring
them up to that level. Schools in states
which already received all or nearly all of
their recommended funding will not share
in the supplement.
The largest supplemental grant went to
California, which received $3.7-million in
additional funds, increasing its allocation
from 44% of t he level approved by the
regional panel to 70%.
The University of California at Berkeley will receive the nation's la rgest CWSP
grant of $879,898, with $320,012 coming from the supplement.
Speaking at the opening session of the
Atlanta Service-Learning Conference, Dr.
Allen said that young people have reversed the traditional concepts of success,
putting the pursuit of goals beyond the
self" before monetary rewards. "Today's
youth is as bored with fou r-wall abstractions as it is with materialism," the
nation's education chief told the more
than 200 delegates to the conference. He
said that education must extend beyond
the confines of the campus, to give students the sort of first-hand experience
they now demand.
Dr. Allen applauded the Urban Corps
as a way to inject reality testing into the
present academic structure. He called for
major changes in the College Work-Study
Program to facilitate the development of
programs for the constructive involvement
of college students in important urbanrelated activities. Observing that most
work-study funds are now used fo r the
employment of students in work on their
college campuses, Dr. Allen said that he
would like to see this situation reversed,
with the bulk of work-study resources
being used to help the nation's communities resolve their most pressing problems.
Dr. Allen also called fo r an examination of techniques for the effective integration of new people into existing organizations on a short-term basis, and for the
exploration of programs combining community service with academic credit.
"The need," Dr. Allen concluded, " is
to concentrate on ways of helping the
young to real ize the potential of thei r
new sense of purpose and spirit for
Published by the Urban Corps National
Development Office under a grant from the
Ford Foundation.
June-July 1969
Number 5
Michael B. Goldstein
Anna Beranek
250 Broadway
New York 10007
Telephone: (212) 964-5552
(continued from page 1)
- - - Dozens of cities have expressed an
interest in adopting the Urban Corps concept, and a number of state governments
have begun to offer coordinating and resource services for those of their cities desiring to develop such a program.
- - - Hundreds of copies of each of the
reports issued to date by the National
Office are in use by cities and universities
throughout the nation, and each issue of
the National News now reaches more
than 5,000 persons (up from an initial
press run of 200 in the early s'pring).
Remaining ahead is the expansion of
the Urban Corps concept to every major
Urban Center, the development of "spinoff" programs intimately involving the
cities with the academic community,
completion of the documentation of the
Urban Corps ex perience and method ology, and an analysis of the success,
techniques and impact of the various
Urban Corps programs throughout the
nation .
The Urban Corps National Development Office is programmed to conclude
it s effort in the spring of 197 1. At that
time it is our sincere ho pe that t~e Urban
Corps will hav e proven it self a viable and
valuab le program fo r the nat ion and its
- - - Michael B. Goldstein
VVUnl'\•;:,1 uu I ni;;uuLM,
After more than four years of operating under unofficial guidelines, the U.S.
Office of Education has promulgated a
set of Regulations governing the College
Work-Study Program. The new Regulations, effective June 13, 1969, together
with the legislative requirements of Title
IV-C of the Higher Education Act of
1965 (as amended) provide the legal
framework for all CWSP programs,
whether involving work for the college
itself, or off-campus (such as an Urban
Corps). The CWSP guidelines, embodied
in the 1968 College Work-Study Program
Manual, remain in effect as the official
interpretation of Federal law. It should
be note-d-:---however, thatthe new
Regulations modify certain aspects of the
program, so that the guidelines as currently issued do not completely conform.
Conflicts must be resolved in favor of the
The most noteworthy changes caused
by the new Regulations concern the
increased emphasis upon off-campus
work relating to public service activities,
especially in the health, education and
welfare areas. The Regulations also provide specific guides for the full -time
employment of students attending summer school or other "non-regular"
courses, and recognize for the first time
the legal right of an institution to delegate to an outside agency (e.g. an Urban
Corps) the ministerial tu nctions of adm inistering an off-campus work-study p rogram, such as payroll · processing and
on-going supervision. The., Regulations
specifically reserve to the institutions the
sole power to determine the eligibility of
students for CWSP awards.
(continued next column)
More than seventy upperclassmen
attending units of the City University of
New York have been working part-time in
city agencies as part of a new seminarexperience program in urban government.
Each of the students is enrolled in the
seminar at his college, and spends ten
hours a week on a high-level assignment
within a municipal agency. Weekly seminars are augmented by monthly meetings
of all the participating students, with top
urban officials discussing the problems
and prospects of the city.
The students in each seminar often
concentrate.,or.i .a-specific geographic part
of the city, permitting an interchange of
ideas and perceptions concerning the various services, resources and needs of the
community. Although the students receive no pay for their work, they do
receive academic credits for the successful
completion of the program.
The seminar-experience program is administered jointly by the City Administrator's office and the City University,
under the direction of Depu ty City Administrator Philip Finkelstein and Dr.
Robert Hi rschfeld of Hunter College.
The Regulations were published May
13, 1969 in Vol. 34, Number 9 1 of the
Federal Regist er at pages 7632-7635 and
will appear in Title 45 of the Code of
Federal Regulations (CF R) at Part 175.
Copies of the new CWSP Regulations,
togethe r with an ·analysis and finding Iist
keyed to the CWSP Manual, are available.
from t he Urban Corps National Development Office.
Alumni Journal Tells Urban Corps Story
The Fall/Winter edition of the Sarah Lawrence College Alumnae Magazine carries a
lengthy article on the exploits of twe nty Sarah Lawrence students who participated in the
New York City Urban Corps during the su mmer of 1968. Written by an undergraduate,
Teresa Baker, who herself served in the program, t he well-illustrated article examines the
rewards and frustrations t he girls experienced during three months with the city. The gi rls
worked in a wide variety of assignments, from tutoring children and working with addicts
to researching t he problems of air and water pollution. They tell of their encounters with
government bureaucracy, and their own perceptions of the effectiveness of thei r
Repr int s of the article are available without charge from the Urban Corps Nat ional
Development Office, 250 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10007.
Mayor Richard C. Lee has announced the formation of a New Haven Urban Corps to give
th e Connecticut city "an opportunity to benefit from the enthusiasm, energy and idealism of our young people."
Lee said that the program will assign students to "meaningful and creative jobs" in a
wide variety of city activities, including health, public safety, education and recreation.
The Mayor said that the students wil I work in administrative, research and evaluative
capacities, under the supervision of regular city employees.
Mayor Lee also announced the appointment of Alan Trager, a 22-year-old city planning student, to serve as coordinator of the new program. A former V 1STA volunteer and
program planner, Trager previously participated in an effort to involve city planning
students in local poverty programs.
Festivities Mark Urban Corps Openings
During the month of June more than a
dozen cities throughout the nation formally launched their Urban Corps programs. Here is a sampling of the opening
Atlanta - More t han 200 students attended the opening session of the Atlanta
Service-Learning Conference. They heard
Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen and U.S. Commissioner of Education James Allen, Jr.
urge the development of program s geared
t o t he needs of today's youth.
Detroit - The Motor City welcomed
its Urban Corps students with a reception
o n t he grounds of Mayor Jerome Cavanagh's offic ial residence. The Mayor welcomed t he group of 100 students, and
spent over an hour discussing the city's
problems and prospects with them.
Mayor Kevin Wh ite greeted
severa l hund red Urban Corps students in
ceremonies at Boston's new award-winni ng City Hal l. He stressed t hat t he potential learning ex perience of a summer in
the city is just as import ant as t he work
they w ill be doing.
Boston -
Minneapolis - Urban Corps students
,wo rking in t he Min nesot a city spent a full
day getting acquai nted wit h their hostemployer. Mayor Arthur Naftalin, in his
fin al official address after eight years in
City Hal l, called upon th e st udents to
direct th eir t alents towards improv ing
their community. City Coordi nator
Thom as Thompson discussed t ransit
problems in th e Tw in Cit ies area, and a
panel of city offic ials and civic leaders
participated in a series of ro und-tabl e discussions on specific local problems. The
students were gu est s of the city at a
luncheon at the Minneapolis Ath let ic
New York · - More than a thousand
Urban Corps students heard Deputy
Mayor Timothy W. Costello urge them to
"shake things up" through what he
termed "constructive dissent." "Action
Summer", a motion picture on the Urban
Corps, was shown at this opening event.
From The Editor ...
The National News is designed to serve
as a vehicle for the interchange of ideas
and developments in the growth of Urban
Corps student involvement programs, and
indeed in the entire area of the urbanacademic interface. We hope that by
spreading an understanding of the
concept, benefits and technology of the
Urban Corps we will be serving t o stimu1ate t he growth of these programs
througho ut the nation.
This issue of the National News .marks
two important mileposts in our rather
short existence : distribution to every
major c ity and institution of higher education in the nation, and a new format
permitting both en larged content and
easier reading . Indeed, t his issue has been
delayed due to the need to adapt our production facilities to "mass produvtion."
We will resume monthly publication with
the August issue .
Thanks to the generous support of the
Ford Foundation, we are able to circulate
t he Na tional Ne'ws without charge. Requests fo r new swbscriptions and/o r additional cop ies should be addressed to Anna
Beranek, Edito r, Urban Corps National
News, Room 1410, 250 Broadway, New
York, N.Y. 10007. We of course invite
y our comments and suggestions for
future issues.
The Atlanta Urban Corps has been
selected to serve as a "practical laboratory" for the development of a broadbased urban-academic involvement effort
in the Atlanta area.
The Atlanta Urban Corps will work
with the recently organized Atlanta Service-Learning Conference to test new ideas
and concepts designed to involve students, faculty and practitioners in arrangements providing both valuable
services to the community and relevant
learning experiences for the participants.
The Atlanta Service-Learning Cqnference is designed to bring together
agencies, institutions, organizations and
individuals interested in the relationships
between service experience and higher
education, combining their resources in
"an exploration and development ot a
concept u a I framework and practical
model for service-learning programs." The
Conference will operate for a nine-month
period, examining the various elements of
the service-learning concept, from
curriculum design and service potentials to
financ ial resources and inter-institutional
relationships. Conference meetings are
planned on a regular basis, with monthly
reports of the results of detailed examinations of each element.
The Atlanta area is considered a hospitable one for this type of experimentation due to its unusual diversity of organizations and institutions, coupled with a
tradition for innovative local development. More t han· 30,000 students attend
Atlanta's eleven colleges and universities,
a nd most of the "socially-relevant"
Federal agencies, such as HEW, HUD and
the Peace Corps have regional headquarters in the city.
The Conference is being sponsored by
the Southern Regional Education Board
(SREB) , a public agency of 15 Sou thern
states created by interstate compact to
assist in the development of higher education and the fostering of soc ial and
economic growth in the Southern region.
Information on the Conference may be
obtained from Mr. Wi lliam Ramsay,
Director, Resource Development Project,
Southern Regional Education Board, 130
Si xt h Street N.W., Atlant a, Georgia
303 13. Area code (404) 872-3873.
(All programs are operational unless otherwise noted)
Richard Neal
Youth Coordinator
City-County Building
219 South High Street
Akron, Ohio 44308
(216) 376-1431
Robert McAuliffe
Manager of Recruitment,
Placement and Training
Personnel Department Room 120
601 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
(216) 694-2635
John Cordova
Model Cities Program
P.O. Box 1293
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103
(505) 243-8661
Sam Williams
Di rector
Atlanta Urban Corps
30 Courtland Street
Atlanta, Ga. 30303
(404) 024-8091
Estimated size: 250
Roblin Williamson
Boston Urban Corps
City Hall
Boston, Mass. 02101
(617) 722-4100
Estimated size: 300


Frank Cleveland
Director of Youth Opportunity
Office of the Mayor
City Hall
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 461~384
S. Henry Lawton
Dayton Urban Corps
Third and Ludlow Streets
Dayton, Ohio 45402
(513) 222-3441
Estimated size: 130
Carroll Lucht
Detroit Urban Corps
City-County Building
Detroit, Mich. 48226
(313) 965-3992
Estimated size: 150
Peter Fleischmann
Director, Council on
Youth Opportunity
City Hall
Buffalo, New York 14202
(716) 854-1022
Estimated size: 40


Barry Cholak
Youth Coordinator
Office of the City Manager
Room 105, City Hall
Cincinnati, Ohio 45404
(513) 421 -5700
Hugh McKinley
City Manager
City Hall
Eugene, Oregon 97401
(503) 342-5221


Robert D. Beckmann, Jr.
Director of Public Information
Office of the Mayor
City-County Building
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 633-3371
Alan M. Trager
New Haven Urban Corps
185 Church Street
(203) 772-3460
Estimated size: 20
Martin Rose
New York Urban Corps
250 Broadway
New York, New York 10007
(212) 566-3952
Estimated size: 3000
(Outside New York City)
Elayne Landis
Associate Director
Metropolitan Regional Council
155 East 71 Street
New York, New York 10021
(212) 628-6803
Estimated size: 50
Charles F . Reott, Jr.
Personnel Department
City-County Building
Madison, Wisconsin 53709
(608) 266-4422
Estimated size: 20
Babak Armajani
Minneapolis Urban Corps
City Hall
Minneapolis, Minn . 55415
(612) 330-2293
Estimated size: 60
Thomas P. Nagle
San Francisco Urban Corps
City Hall
San Francisco, Calif. 94102
Estimated size: 25


Franklin D. Lopez
Special Aide to the Mayor
City Hall
San Juan, Puerto Rico
(809) 725-6775
John Maier
St. Louis Urban Corps
303 N . 12th Street
St. L ouis, Missouri 63101
(314) 621 -4827
Estimated size: 175
Frank T. Wood, Jr.
Executive Department
Division of Research and
County Office Building
603 South State Street
Syracuse, New York 13202
(315) 477-7645


Charles Buckenmeyer
Youth Coordinator
Office of the Mayor
City Hall
Toledo, Ohio 43624
(419) 255-1500
Jerry Miller
Program Developer
Model Cities Program
City Hall Annex
Trenton, New Jersey 08608
(609) 394-3242
Estimated size: 50
Marcia R. Kunen
Deputy Director
Program Coordination Unit
Office of the Mayor
1329 "E" Street NW
Washington, D .C. 20004
(202) 628-6000 Ext. 3495
Estimated size: 125 (Dec. 1969)
• program in advanced stages of developmen t
Urban Corps National Development Office
250 Broadway
New York, New York 10007
Hon. Daniel Sweat
Assistant to the Mayor
Ci ty- Hall
Atlanta, Georgia .3030.3

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