Box 15, Folder 12, Document 20

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March 29, 1968
DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION
. CITY OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA
(In Conjunction With Atlanta Public Schools)
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TITLE
OF PROJECT:





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Duration:
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Recreation, Employment and Enrichment Program
From June 1, 1968, to September 2, 1968 (W~th certain programs
extending to December 31, 1968).
(a)
Department of Parks and Recreation, City of Atlanta, Georgia, (In
conjunction with Atlanta Public Schools), City Hall Annex,
260 Central Avenue, S. W., Atlanta, Georgia , 30303 (Public).
Ja. 2-4463, Ext. 311.
(b)
Jack C. Delius, General Manager, Parks & Recreation, and Alan Koth,
School Department.
(c)
Stanley T. Martin, Jr., Jack C. Delius.
(d)
Charles L. Davis, Comptroller
The geographic are a to be cover ed is tha t portion of the City of Atlan t a
designated by E. O. A. as Target Area ; plus , Fringe Areas which are borderline in respect to economic and social class ifica tions .
The persons to be served are five years of age to s enior c i tizens ; both
sexes, in-school and out-of-school.
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It · is estima t e d tha t 150 participants each day will use each location. Plans
ca ll for 140 loca tions to be s erved. Thus, 21,000 persons each day wi ll be
s erved. This figure does no t inc lude activi ties such as Award Day, aud i ei'J.ces
for band concer ts, etc., and other spectator activi ties .
VI.
Many areas of the city are deficient in park and recreation faci lities . This
fact ha d been clear ly noted by the just comp l eted 1968- 1983 Parks and
Recreation Plan. Staff of E. O. A., Community Council, City Planning and
Departmen t of Parks conduc ted the study . The need for the program covered by
this proposal is clearly evident in the total absence of park and recreation
facilities in many target areas and the inadequacy of faciliti es where they
do exist. In response to these deficienci es , some 40 playlo ts have been
constructed and staffed, using for t he most par t, E. O. A; funds. These
playlots fail to provide fully ade~uate physical faci li ties . Thus, some 62
schools will be used during the summer. The report Opportunity For Urban
Exce llence cites a close correlation be tween absence of facilities and
incident of juvenile de linquency.
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A coordinator of SUITu~er activities will be emp loyed by May 1, 1968. His
duties will be to'.initi~lly locate and recruit leader s of ALL age leve ls in
ALL target areas to serve as an Advisory _C ouncil for planning and deve lop ment. The Coordinator will be assisted in recruitment by school councilors
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at 62 elementary and high school locations; by E. O. A. Neighborhood Service
Center Personnel; by the Community Council and by staff of Parks and Recreation
Department. Leaders repre sen ting not only their age group but their respective
neighborhoods will be a sked to assist the staff in planning the sumi~ er program.
It is intended that each location (be it school, park or public housing project)
will have local preferences as to types of programs. However, it is assumed
that some identifiable basic list of prepared activities will emerge and
U;tilized as a base to insure "equal" programs on a · city-wide basis.
The program will initially be developed on 'a .pilot basis with constant
evaluation by neighborhood leaders. Once assured of our acceptability and
desirability of a given activity, it will be offered city-wide for the
duration of the summer.
Heavy emphasis will be placed on employing disadvantaged citizens in the
operation of the program. Assignme nts of employment will range from
actually operational, such as Recrea tion Aides to Advisory and Repre sentation
Roles in the various communities. It is planned that distinctive · shirts wiil
be suppl5.ed to teenagers wlH-:- will serve as cadre on a voluntary basis, approximately 1100 teenagers and young adults will be transported to Atlanta Wilderness
Camp each week to assist in its development while at camp. The young people
will be taught swimming, canoeing, camping, nature interpretation, etc,
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The . project will have an overall Dire ctor, Assistant Director, Clerical
Staff, Recreation Leaders, Recreation Supervisors, Camp Directors, Enrichment
Personnel (Dance, Drama, Music, Arts and Craft). The number of poor youth,
employed will be 336. Volunteers will exceed 100.
The program will cover all areas within the defined boundries of E. O. A's.
target zone s. Some 140 loc a tions will be st a ff ed, using 62 schools and 78
parks and pl aylot locations. The hours of ope r a tion will be 9 A.M. - 9 P.M.,
Monday through Saturday. There will be a Central Headquarters located at
Central Junior High School, 232 Pryor Street, S. E. The central office will
coo:r.din.<1.te all Par k and Re cT.eation Department and Atlant a Public School
De partment's ~ummer activites rel a t e d to r e cre a tion, employment and cultur al
enrichment for the dis advan taged, The Pro gr am Director will be in ove r a li
ch arge of the project and will an swer to a commi t t ee made up o f School and
Parks pe rsonne l as well a s adviso r y committee of citi zens. All supplies ,
e uipment, travel and transportaion, payroll, etc., will be handled at the
Central Office. The City of Atlanta Purch asing Department will handl e purchase
transactions when requisitioned by the Ce nt r a l Of fice. The Ce nt ral Off ice will
maintain account reco r d s in order to h ave av a il able current d a t a . The Da t a
Proce ssing Divi s ion of At lant a Public Schools will be u t ili zed if ne eded to
ana ly ze pr obl ems , expenditu re s, parti cipation, etc, I t i s impe r a tive th a t
the Central Off ice be staffed by May 1, 19 68 in order to establish pr ocedures,
communications with the neighborhood's recruitme nt and supply channe l s. This
Parks/Schools joint venture will c arefully s uppleme nt and mesh wi t h (1)
r egu l ar Ci t y r e creat i on p r obl ems , (2) Community Schoo l s , ( 3) work-study and
voca tional educ a t ion , (4) Ti t l e I Pro gr ams, ( 5) Ne i gh borhood Youth Corp s InSchool Enrol l ee s , (6) con tri bu ti ng pr iva t e age ncies , ( 7) Ac ademic Summer School.
Pr o gram ( 8) Head Start , ( 9) i nd ividua l contributions , ( 10) o t he r publ ic agency
contri bu tions . The Atl an t a Children and Youth Counc il wi ll serve as ove rall
�coordinator acting for and with Mayor's Council on Youth Opportunity to
see that all other support agencies are carefully coordinated with the
City's program. This project will not pre-emp, but rather supplement
regular City programs. Without Federal Funds, much, if not all, of the
planned activities for disadvantaged areas would be curtailed. Thus,
this Community Action Program complements the total City program.
Youth, young adults, adults and senior citizens will assist in planning
the program, its operation, and evaluation. Of special emphasis will be
age ·group 5-25 years with the greatest attention directed to the teenager
and young adult. The school drop-out, the potential drop-out, those with
no immediate source of income, those with no positive contacts with Social
Service Agencies, and those with no consistent work history on marketable
skills will be located and employed by Central Office as an initial step in
structuring and planning the program. Allocation of job slots will be based
on geographical distrtbution and population so that all target areas will
contribute. The Neighborhood Service Center, School Counselors and Social
Agencies will be invited to assist in locating and screening applicants.
A police record will not necessarily preclude employment, but the Director's
judgement will prevail in cases involving morals, and in particular, sexual
offenses. There will be no formal Civil Service Examination; selection will
be based on (1) need for employ,ne.nt as outlined above, (2) neighborhood
identification, (3) leadership ability, and (4) skills that can contribute
to the program. The Program Director will name final selection and assignment. Arrangements will be made for medical physicals to be given each
applicant. Medical problems will be reported to Fulton County Medical
Department for follow-up. Medical pro;;, lems will not necessarily bar
employment, but rather serve as a guide in assignments.
Five recreation districts will be established and supervised by regular
Park/School personnel. Youth will be used as Aides in each district
office (as well as Control Office), each school and each park area.
Activities to be offered:
Creative Rhytmics
Outdoor Games
Quiet Games
Folk Dancing
Softball
Volleyball
Camp Crafts
Sewing
Ceramics
Photography
Music Appreciation
Team Sports
Weight Tr aining
Day and Overnight Camping
Wood Working
Baton Lessons
Cheer leading
Swimming
Track and Field
Puppetry
Tumbling
Typing
Field Trips
Te e n Charm
Jewelry Making
Modern and Tap Dancing
Judo
�Obviously, not all of the above activities can be offered at each
location. The Citizens ' AdvisoTy groups may delete and/or add to
the list. As to frequency, in the case of field trips, these will
be scheduled for at least once a week per loca tion. Definite
schedules and programs will be distributed thru schools (before
they recess for summer) Neighborhood Service Centers, and. news
media. Already, one television station has agreed to publicize the
program on a continuing daily basis.
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· Atlanta Youth Council.
Coordination of private and public agencies
in youth opportunity program.
Ga. Arts Commission. Contribution of technical assistance in arts
and drama. Production of neighborhood movies and plays.
Atianta Braves and Atlanta Chiefs.
to stadium events.
Sports clinics, donated tickets
Atlanta School System. Full partnership with Parks Department in
summer program. Program will use some 62 schools.
Army Corp's of Engineers. Full utilization of Lake Allatoona proper ty,
namely, Atlanta Wilderness Camps and Atlanta Recreation Camp s.
Atlanta University Center . Supply some 50 students majoring in Phs. Ed.
and Recreation to serve internship in summer.
Childrens' Academy Theatre.
Public Library .
Plays in target areas.
Reading clinics.
Band of Atlanta.
At least two concerts in disadvantaged areas.
Theater Atlanta.
Series of free productions.
Buckhead Men 's Garden Club.
etc. " Magic of Growing".
Mr. George Meyer.
Private Theater Group - Mr. Eugene Moore,
Individual.
Farm".
Douglasville, Ga.
Junior League .
Children garden plots,
Plays in Piedmont Park.
Large estate - apple orchard.
"Day at the
Individua l participation.
Possible Donor - Wegner Showmobile.
XI.
All faciliti e s of the Department of Parks and The Atlanta School System
which a r e ne eded to have a succes sful progr am will be used, Th e location
of school s is a s follows :
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TENTATIVE LIST OF SCHOOLS WITH A COMPLETE SUMMER PROGRAM
AREA ·I
El ementary
Hi gh School
English Avenue , 1.' 2.' 3.
Cra ddoc k , 1.
Bethune , 1.' 2. ' 3.
War e , 1.' 2.' 3_.
Couch, 1.' 3.
Fowl er, 1.
Haygood, 1.
Hardnett , 1.' 2 .
Harri s, 3.
M, A. Jones, 1. ,. 2. , 3 .
Ragsda l e
Herndon , 1.
E. R. Carter
Brown , 1.' 2.
Wash ingt on , 1.
O' Keefe
Centra l (Off ice )
AREA II
Harp er, 1.
Parks . J r, Hi gh, 1.
Gilb er t , 3.
Bente en
Bla ir Villa ge , 2. , 3.
Price, 1.' 2.
Fulton
AREA I II
Scott , 1., 3.
Bolton
Mt . Vernon
Finch , 1.
Archer, 1.
Gra dy , 2.
Hill, 1., 2 . , 3.
Forres t, 1.
Bu t l er, 1.
John Hope , 1.
I nman Park, 1.
AREA IV
May s on, 1.
Towns
Fain
Williams, 1., 2., 3.
Carey, 1.
West Haven
White
Clement, 1.
Wes t Fulton, 1.
Turner, 1. , . 2 .
Har per
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AREA V
Reyno1ds, 1.
Lin
Pryor, 1.
Cooper, 1.
Capitol Avenue, 1., 2., 3.
Slaton, 1., 3.
Cook, 1., 3.
E. P. Johnson, 1.
Daniel Stanton, 1.
Hubert, 1.
Coan, 1.
Wesley, 1., 2., 3.
Toomer
Bass
Roosevelt, 1., 2.
Murphy, 1.
ELIMINATED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION IMPROVKMENTS
Chattahoochee
Highland
Bryant
Howard - Hope
CODE
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Title I
Academic Program
Head Start
PARKS
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Chattahoochee (undeve lop ed)
Gun Club
English Parks - supplemen t
Adamsville (us e Fa in playground) - supplemen t
Center Hill
Grove ·- supplement
Anderson Park - supp lement
Mozle y - supplement
Maddox Park
Wa shington Park
Univers ity Park
Couch Park
Home Park - supp l ement
Techwood (Housing Project)
Piedmont Park
Bedford-Pine (Hill School )
But l er Park
Bass - supplement
Savannah Stree t
Oakland City Park
Adair Park - supp l ement
Pittman - supplement
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PARKS (Cont'd)
23. · Joyland - ext ended
24. Carver - extended
25. Rawson-Wa shington - supplement
26. Thomasville - supplement
27r Walker Park
28. Wesley Park
29. Branham Park - supplement
30. 71 Little Street
31. 253 Dodd Avenue
32. 666 Parkway Drive
33. Haynes Street
34. Vine City
35. Knight Park
36. . Harper Park
(4 Senior High Rise)
BLOCK PARKS
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Auburn Avenue - Boulevard, N. E.
Forrest & Fort Ave nue , N. E.
Angier-Parkway, N. E.
Merritts & Be dford St., N. E.
Blvd. Pl. & Glen Iris Dr., N. E.
Sampson - East Avenue , N. E.
Wylie & Tye St., S. E.
Vernon Street, N. E.
Hanover & Renfroe St., S, E.
Conley St., S. E.
Atlanta Stadium
Windsor St., S. W.
Ira St., S. W.
Eu geni a -Rawson St., S. W.
McDani e l St. & Georgia Avenue
Ashby Circle
Harris Home s
Rhod e s St. - Sunset Blvd.
373 Thurmond St., S. W.
Va ni er & Capita l
Hubbard & University
Park Avenue & Lansing
Haygood & Cr ew
Ladd St . , S. W.
Wils on Dr., N. W.
Verbena St . , N. W.
Hab sha l & Berr y Blvd . , N. w.
Perry Bl vd. & Live ly, N. W.
Arlington Circ l e, N. w.
Daniel Street, N. E.
�XII.
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Constant monitoring and evaluation by Citizens' Advisory Committee
as well as staff of School Board and Parks Department.
This project compliments and extends normal agency program and fills
gaps and deficiencies existing in disadvantaged areas. In addition
to service to the .poor, the program will clearly illustrate to the
city and its citizens what can be done with sufficient financing.
It can not be stated ~t this time what part of this program will be
continued once federal funding is completed. However, on two previous
occasions, the _·_city has continued parts of O,E. 0, financed funding.

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