Box 10, Folder 12, Document 4

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THE ATLANTA CRISIS - September, 1966
I.
The Role of Economic Opportunity Atlanta in the Atl~nta Crisis
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of September, 1966
A.
To furnish services to the residents of target neighborhoods
in the several fields provided by the Economic Opportunity
program.
B. T~
use the organi~ed groups a£ £i 1iated with the program in
identifying the pressing community problems, offering the
existing services, and developing solutions that will con-
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-qince: d t sadvatitaged ·~ residents that public and private
agencies are concerned with their welfare.
C.
To develop feasible emergency programs in relation to
neighborhood councils to meet situations which lead to
civil disturbances and to assist responsible public and
private agencies i n meeting these cri ses .
II.
To this end the following recommendations are b eing made.
A.
That an irrnnediate reque ::: t be made for c·':: ,-: ex·;ansion of . the
sub - professional staff ·.:o includ e / tJ. 00 a · i~-.::. .:. ~,nal employees
on a 90-day basis : $1.5 0,000 .
B.
That the Neighborhood Youth Corps Out - of - School Program
be used to recru it youth for service in the emergency.
C.
That both 0±· .:hese groups be used to organize youth and
adult neighborhood councils.
1.
To acquaint re sidents of the availability of services
of the neighborhooq level.
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2.
To organize them into groups which will identify problems
and initiate the development of solutions with the assistance
of Neighborhood Service Organization technicians and specialists;
day-to-day contact with residents of target neighborhoods,
using volunteers where possible.
3.
To work with the police, recreation, public housing,
employment, and other departments and agencies in extending communications and services in target neighborhoods.
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III.
To use all aides and NYC. enrollees to maintain contact and develop
communication with residents and exchange pertinent data between
the NSO center and the community.
IV.
Use qualified community leaders, P·. T .A. groups and ministers not

identified with EOA to maintain communica tion.
V.
Use of community school programs in organi zing youth and adult
student groups for lectures, workshops, and forums on citizenship
education.
VI.
Weekly meetings of CNACs for c ntinuous planning of community programs
to meet ~mergency situation.
VII .
Development of Long Range Programs i n Lh~ several fields where known
probl ems exis t
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the ~und ing of a tem!)orary Huuan Re lations program
that will be taKen over by the City Government af te r January 1, 1967:
A.
Housing
1.
Housing Assistance now in operation by the Atlanta Housing
Authority .
2.
Involvement of Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Junior Chamber of
Commerce, Atlanta Real Estate Board, Empire Real Estate Board,
Atlanta Housing Authority, Housing and Urban Development, Central
Improv2ment Association and owners of large real estate developments
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in a program of elimination of slum housing.
a,
Financing the improvement of existing housing.
b.
Code enforcement and cooperation of landlords and tenants
in improving or demolishing insatisfactory housing.
c.
Cooperation in clean-up campaigns with the assistance
of city departments, revival of Jr, Inspector Program.
3.
B.
Development of homemaker services thru Area Block and CNACs.
Employment
1.
The top level industrialists would be asked to work with the ·
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Civil Rights Commission and the Geor gia State Department
of Labor to establish a Job-recruitment-training program which
would involve:
a.
First committments from t en or twelve agencies to agree to
hire five persons each, who would have or could be quickly
given thru adu l te ducat ion, minimum skills to fill jobs.
b.
Following s ucces sf~l t raining and placement over a pe r i od of
six ty days , t he number cou i. d b e
nc r e as ed gr adually each
60-day period to severa l t hous and, bv ~nl i s ti ng more fi r ms and
a s king them to t ake on larger numbers.
c.
Ins t itutional , as we ll as . work tr a i ning pr1:>g:rams under MDT
would be uti l ized in developing this pr oj ec t .
C.
Recreation
1. . The 'experiences of the 1966 Summer Program would be used to ex -
pand and develop _similar projects on .a year-round basis.
2.
A :recTcation council might be established composed of repre sentatives from public and private agencies to develop a coordinated
program for the entire community.
D.
Education - The Community School Program should be expanded as rapidly as finance s , personneland
facilities can be made available , with the
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the obj ectives of having every p~blic school to become a community s chool.

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