Box 9, Folder 8, Document 36

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30 COURTLAND STREET, N.E. / PHONE [404] 525-2662 / ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303


TO: Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. DATE: May 8, 1969

FROM: Sam Williams, Director AA
Atlanta Urban Corps |
SUBJECT: Atlanta Urban Fellowship Program

Recently, New York City received a grant for $189,000 from the Sloan
Foundation to institute an Urban Fellowship Program to select twenty
highly talented young men and women from universities throughout the
country to serve full-time internships for a twelve month period.

All of these young people are Master's Degree candidates in their
respective fields. New York Fellows are assigned to agency heads and
Mayoral assistants and given commensurate responsibilities. This
program is a direct parallel to the White House Fellows started by
John Gardner under President Kennedy, Atlanta deserves such a program.

In my opinion, these interns should be handled separately from the
Atlanta Urban Corps since they will be year-round and will require
special counseling and guidance only available from a source such as
your office.

I would be glad to submit a detailed proposal for an Atlanta Urban
Fellows Program and also pursue Foundation funding if you are interested.


ec: Mr, Dan Sweat
Mr. Charles Davis

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