Box 15, Folder 12, Document 26

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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:
Duration:
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Recreation, Employment and Enrichment Program
From June 1, 1968, to September 2, 1968 (With certain programs
ex tending to Dec ember 31, 1968).
(a)
Department of Parks and Recreation, City of Atlanta, Georgia, (In
conjunction with Atlanta Public Schools), City Ha ll Annex ,
260 Central Avenue , S. W., Atlanta, Georgia, 30303 (Public).
Ja. 2-4463, Ex t. 311.
(b)
Jack C. Delius, General Manager, Pa r ks & Recreation, and Alan Koth,
School Department.
(c)
Stanley T. Martin, Jr., Jack C. Delius.
(d)
Charles L. Davis, Comptroller
Th e geographic area to be cover ed is tha t portion of the City of Atlanta
desi gnated by E. O. A. as Tar ge t Ar ea; plus, Fringe Areas which are borde rline in respect to economic and social classifications.
The persons to be serve d are f ive years of age to senior citizens; both
s exe s, in-school and out-o f -school.
V.
I t is estima ted that 150 participants each da y will us e each location. Plans
ca ll for 140 locations to be s erve d. Thus, 21,000 persons each day wi ll be
s erved. Th is f i gure does not i nclude a cti vit ie s such as Award Day, audience s
f or band concerts, e tc., and ot her spe ctator a ctivitie s.
VI.
Many a r eas of the city are def ici ent i n pa rk and recrea tion fa c i litie s . This
fa c t had been clearly noted by the just comple t e d 1968 -1 983 Parks and
Re creati on Plan . Sta ff of E. 0. A., Community Council, Ci ty Planning and
Departmen t of Pa r ks conducted t he s t udy, The need f or th e pr ogram cover ed by
th i s pr opos a l is c lear ly evid ent i n the t otal abs ~~ce of park a nd re crea tion
fa c il i ties in many t arge t areas and t he i na de qua cy of fa ci l i ties where they
do ex i st . I n re spons e to the s e defi c ienc ie s , some 40 p laylots have been
c onstruc ted a nd s taf f ed, us i ng f or the mos t part, E. O. A. fund s . These
playlo ts fail t o pr ovide f ul ly ade~uate phys i cal fa ci li t ies. Thus, s ome 62
s ch oo l s will be used dur i ng t he summer. The repor t Opportunity For Ur ban
Excellence c i t e s a cl os e correlation between abs ence of f a cilities and
incident of j uvenile de l inquency.
VII.
A coordinat or of summer activiti e s will be emp l oyed by May 1, 1968 . His
duties will be to ·.initi? lly locate and r ecruit leaders of ALL a ge level s i n
ALL t arget a r eas t o serve as an Advisor y Council f or planning and develop- ,
ment. The Coordinator wi l l be assisted in r ecr uitment by s choo l c ouncilors
�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 representing not only their age group but their respective
neighborhoods will be asked to assist the staff in planning the surrnner pro gram .
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
1.1: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. Assignments of employment will range from
actually operational, such as Recreation Aides to Advisory and Representation
Roles in the various communities. It is planned that distinctive shirts will
be supplied to teenagers ~10 will serve as cadre on a voluntary basis, approximately 1lOO 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.
VIII.
IX.
The project will have an overall Director, 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 zones. Some 140 locations will be staffed, using 62 schools and 78
parks and playlot locations. The hours of operation 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.dirni.te all Pa r k and Recreation Department and Atlanta Public School
Department's summer activites related to recreation, employment and cultural
enrichment for the disadvantaged. The Program Director will be in overall
charge of the project and wil l answer to a committee made up of School and
Parks personnel as well as advisory committee of citizens. All supplies,
e uipment, travel and transportaion, payroll, etc., will be handled at the
Central Office. The City of Atlanta Purchasing Department will handle purchase
transactions when requisitioned by the Central Office. The Central Office will
maintain account records in order to have available current data. The Data
Processing Division of Atlanta Public School s ,·;ri ll be utili zed if needed to
analyze problems, expenditures, participation, etc. It is imperative that
the Central Office be staffed by May 1, 1968 in order to establish procedures,
communications with the neighborhood's recruitment and supply channels. This
Parks/Schools joint venture will carefull y supplement and mesh with (1)
regular City recreation problems, (2) Community Schools, (3) work-study and
vocational education, (4) Title I Programs, (5) Neighborhood Youth Corps InSchool Enrollees, (6) contributing private agencies, (7) Academic Summer School.
Program (8) Head Start, (9) individual contributions, (10) other public agency
contributions . The Atlanta Children and Youth Council will serve as overall
�coordinator acting for and with Mayor's Council on Youth Opportunity to
see that all other support agencies are c arefully coordinated with the
City's pro gram. 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 cont a cts 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 distribution 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 applic ants .
A police record will not necessarily preclude employment, but the Direc tor'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 employillent as outlined above, (2) neighborhood
identification, (3) le adership ability, and (4) skills tha t c an contribute
to the program. The Pro gram 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 r egular
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:
Crea tive Rhytmics
Outdoor Games
Quiet Games
Folk Dancing
Softball
Volleyball
Camp Crafts
Sewing
Ceramics
Photography
Musi c Appreciation
Team Sports
Weight Training
Day and Overnight Camping
Wood Working
Ba ton Lessons
Cheer leading
Swimming
Tr ack and Field
Pu ppe try
Tumbling
Typing
Fie ld Tr ips
Teen Char m
Jewelry Making
Modern and Tap Dancing
Judo
�Obviously, not all of the a bove a ctivi t ies can be offered at each
location. The Citizens' Advisoyy groups may delete a nd/or add to
the list. As to freque ncy, i n t he c a s e of field trips, t hese wi ll
be scheduled for at l e ast once a we e k per location. Definite
schedules and programs wil l b e dis t ributed thru schools (before
they recess for summer) Nei ghborhood Se rvice Centers, and. news
media. Already, one tel e vision sta tion has agreed to publicize t he
program on a continuing da ily basis.
X.
· Atlanta Youth Council. Coordination o f private and public agencie s
in you t h opportunity progr am.
Ga. Arts Commission. Contribution of technical assistance in arts
and drama. Production of neighborhood movies and plays.
Atla nta Braves and Atla nta Chie fs.
to sta dium eve nts.
Sports clinics, donated ticke ts
Atlanta School System. Full partnership with Parks Department in
summer program. Program will use some 62 schools.
Army Corp's of En gi n eers. Full utiliz at ion of Lake Allatoon a proper t y,
n amely, Atla nta Wilderne ss Camp s and At l a nta Re crea tion Camps.
Atla nta Un ive rsity Cen t er . Su pp l y s ome 50 stude n t s ma joring in Phs . Ed .
and Re creation to serve internship in summer.
Childrens' Ac a d emy Thea tre .
Publ ic Li bra ry.
Pla ys in tar ge t areas.
Read i n g clini cs.
Band o f At l anta .
At l e as t t wo con c erts in dis adv antaged areas.
Theater At lanta .
Se ri e s o f f re e pr o ductions.
Buckhe a d Me n ' s Ga rde n Club .
etc. " Ma g ic o f Growing " .
Mr . Ge or ge Me y e r.
Pr i vate Thea ter Gr oup - Mr . Eu gene Moore .
Indiv i dua l .
Farm".
Dougla svi lle , Ga .
Juni or Le agu e .
Childr en ga rde n plots,
Pla ys in Piedmont Park.
Lar ge e sta te - appl e or char d.
' 'Day a t the
Indivi dua l p ar tic ipation .
P o ssible Donor - Wegn er Showmobile .
XI.
Al l fa ci l iti e s of t he De p a rtme nt o f Parks and The Atlanta Schoo l Sy stem
which a re n eed e d to have a s u c c e s s f ul program will b e used, Th e loca ti on
o f s chools is as f ollows:
�TENTATIVE LIST OF SCHOOLS WITH A COMPLETE SUMMER PROGRAM
AREA I
Elementary
High School
English Avenue, 1., 2., 3.
Craddock, 1.
Bethune, 1., 2., 3.
Ware, 1., 2., 3.
Couch, 1., 3.
Fowler, 1.
Haygood, 1.
Hardnett, 1., 2.
Harris, 3.
M. . A. Jones, 1., 2., 3.
Ragsdale
Herndon, 1.
E. R. Carter
Brown, 1. , 2.
Washington, 1.
O'Keefe
Central (Office)
AREA II
Harper, 1.
Parks ., Jr. High, 1.
Gilbert, 3.
Benteen
Blair Village, 2., 3.
Price, 1. , 2.
Fulton
AREA III
Scott, 1., 3.
Bolton
Mt. Vernon
Finch, 1.
Hi ll, 1., 2., 3.
F,orres t, 1.
Butl er , 1.
John Hope , 1.
Inman Park, 1.
Archer, 1.
Grady, 2.
AREA IV
Mays on , 1 .
Towns
Fain
Williams, 1., 2 . , 3.
Carey , 1.
Wes t Haven
White
Clement , 1.
We s t Fu lton, 1.
Turner , 1. , 2 .
Harper
�AREA V
Reynolds, 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
Roos eve l t , 1., 2.
Murphy, 1.
ELIMI NATED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION IMPROVEMENTS
Chattahoochee
Highland
Bryant
Howard - Hope
CODE
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Titl e I
Academic Program
Head Start
PARKS
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Chattahoochee (undeve l oped)
Gun Club
Engli sh Par ks - supp l emen t
Adamsvil le (us e Fain playground)_ - supp l ement
Center Hi ll
Grove ·- supplement
Ande rson Park - supplement
Mozley - supplemen t
Maddox Park
Washington Park
University Park
Couch Park
Horne Park - supp l ement
Te chwood (Housing Project)
Piedmont Park
Bedford-Pine (Hill School )
Butler Park
Bass - supplement
Savannah Street
Oakland City Park
Adair Park - supplement
Pittman - supplement
�PARKS (Cont'd)
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Joyland - extended
Carver - extended
Rawson-Washington - supplement
Thomasville - supplement
Walker Park
Wesley Park
Branham Park - supplement
71 Little Street
253 Dodd Avenue
666 Parkway Drive
Haynes Street
Vine City
Knight Park
Harper Park
(4 Senior High Rise)
BLOCK PARKS
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Aubur n Avenue - Boulevard, N. E.
Forre st & Fort Avenue , N. E.
An gi er-Parkway , N. E.
Merritts & Bedf ord St ., N. E.
Blvd. Pl. & Glen Iris Dr., N. E.
Sampson - East Avenue , N. E.
Wylie & Tye St ., S. E.
Vernon Stree t, N. E.
Hanover & Renfroe St., S . E.
Con l ey St., S . E.
Atlanta Stadium
Windsor St., S. W.
I r a St., S. W.
Eu genia-Rawson St ., S. W.
McDani e l St . & Ge orgi a Avenue
Ashby Circ l e
Harris Hornes
Rhode s St. - Sunset Blvd.
3 73 Thurmond S t. , S . W•
Vanier & Cap ita l
Hubbard & University
Park Avenue & Lansing
Haygood & Crew
Ladd St., S . W.
Wi ls on Dr. , N. W.
Verbena St., N. W.
Habshal & Perry Bl vd., N. W.
Perry Blvd, & Lively, N. W.
Arlington Circle, N. W.
Daniel Street, N. E.
�XII.
XIII.
Constant monitoring and evaluation by Citizens' Advisory Corrnnittee
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 pro gram will clearly illustrate to the
city and its citizens what can be done with sufficient financin g .
It can not be stated a t this time what part of this program will be
continued once federal funding is completed. However, on two previous
occasi6ns, the j:;ity has continued parts of O.E.O. financed funding.

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