Box 9, Folder 8, Document 42

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April 8, 1969 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404


R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison

To: Concerned Parties

From: Sam Williams, Staff Director, Atlanta Urban Corps
Subject: Urban Corps Status

Tuesday, Aprill, Sam Williams assumed position of Urban Corps staff
director, salaried by Southern Regional Education Board and "loaned" to
the Atlanta Youth Council.

Most of the first week was spent in taking inventory of various phases
of the Urban Corps. The most immediate problem is finance. A small
administrative fund was donated by SREB and Dan Sweat, Assistant to
the Mayor. Present inventory of work study funds available this summer
for Urban Corps is 138 student positions at 80% cost. All of these are
not firm commitments. VISTA will finance 25 interns at full cost.

Mr. Bill Ramsay and Charles Sweet are visiting financial aid offices of
. Atlanta colleges in an effort to ''squeeze'' more off-campus work study
funds free. Fund raising from private sources is under way with no
results as yet. A businessmen's luncheon is scheduled for April 29 in
an effort to get fund commitments. A fund raising group has been
established under the leadership of Bill Adams of Georgia Tech.

Definition of job openings is under way. It appears that the city can
accept at least 100 students. Definite job slots will be defined the week
of April ll in city departments. City financing and administration will
be explained in a meeting of department heads April 8, A city irtern
developing team will visit each department during the week.

Internship development of non-federal non-city agencies will begin

April 8. Initial contacts and requests for 158 interns from these agencies
has been handled by Terry Allen, Student teams will more clearly define
each intern request during the next two weeks and hopefully make new
contacts in other agencies,

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Federal agencies have agreed to participate as much as possible. One
hundred of their summer interns will attend Urban Corps orientation
meetings and our development teams will visit federal agencies to help
them in choosing certain intern slots. Federal interns will be chosen and
placed by federal agencies by merit of their civil service examination
scores, Cooperation this year is hopefully aimed at some placement .
system of Urban Corps interns in future years,

Joe Kimmirs has been loaned part-time from the Peace Corps Regional
Office and will be assisting on intern development. Diane Wilson, a
Spelman graduate, has been hired fulltime to assist in internship develop-
ment. Russ Caldwell will work part-time in program development and

is on loan from the Georgia Municipal League. Fulltime secretaries are
badly needed.

Urban Corps offices: will open the week of Aprilll. The address will be
30 Courtland Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. The telephone number is
525-2662. We hope to have someone manning the phones by Monday,
April 14, Calls are presently being handled through the Youth Counci
at 522-4463, Ext. 437. ;


Student recruitment will begin through financial aid offices in each college
the week of April 18. Mayor Allen will make a formal announcement of
the city's participation April 9 in a press release. Brochures describing
the Urban Corps and student application forms will be printed the week of
April ll,

The Board of Trustees will meet April 18 to elect 8 people to the Executive
Board and to pass resolutions and approve minutes so the IRS will grant us
a tax exempt status for donations.

Exact estimates on number of interns is impossible at this time. No
work beginning date has been set. The most important fact is that the
Urban Corps is alive and struggling to get on its feet.

Large thanks to: Bill Ramsay, SREB
Dan Sweat, City Hall
Rich Speer, Georgia Tech
The Atlanta Constitution
and an endless list

This memo is not for publication.

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