Box 9, Folder 4, Document 34

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Box 9, Folder 4, Document 34

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Atlanta city g0\·ernmcnt ho!)C3
to have an Urban Corps of up
to 100 colle ge interns working
for and with it by the spring
Dan Sweat, governmental liaison director at City Hall , said
Friday that the city is seeking
to employ 100 under the federal
College Work · Sl11dy Program,
and already is negotiating ivilh
college offici,ds.
Sam Williams, president of
the Georgia Tech student body
last year , brou ght the attention
of Sweat and Mayor Ivan Allen
Jr. to the success of the New
York intern program last spring.
Williams and other college
leaders have follo wed up this
fall. The delav was due to the
time needed to begin and carry
out the city's massive summer
program, Sweat explained.
Sweat met with the stud ents
last Monday and has another
session set for next Thursd ay .
The studen ts have been asked
to select a spokesm;:in. who w:11
be sent to New York to can,cr
with the director of the program
there, Michael Gildstein .
The Ford Found ation gave
New York funds to provide free
technical assistance to other cities interested m establishing an
Urban Corps.
Sweat said that the City Personnel departm ent has established two class ificat:ons for the
college interns. J oh n C9x. executive director of the Atlanta Children and Youth Services Commission also has cooperated.
Sweat hopes that the colle ge
students ca n provide ge nera l administration and supervision for
the program. The program will
hit its peak dur ing the summer
Frank ?\kGaughey and Eugene
l\fcLemore last su mmer rein,:{ force d the intent of tr.e city
~·to establish a large r progra m.
" We must use the talents of
the young men and wom en,"
Sweat sa id . "We've four.d they
can carry a larger role than we
norm ally would think. We must
use their creati ve abilities in
our government."
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Dan Sweat
months Swea t said, but could
have about 50 working for the
city in all departments during
the spring months. Ne w York
City has about 3,000 in its prog~m.
Georgi a Tech student., -spearheaded the drive to establish
an Urban · Corps here , Swea t
said, and Emory University and
the Atl anta Univers ity Center
have also been interested. In
fact, Swe at added , he hopes all
3<l colleges in the metropolit;in
area will eventually take part.
Sweat said the ou tstanding
performance of city interns

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