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CITY OF .ATLANT.A
CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
Apr il Hl , 1967
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Admini strative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
.MEMORANDUI'I
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Mr . Dan E • .Sweat
FROM:
Johnny H. Robinson
SUBJBCT :
Eviction of Mr , \rJillie J .
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Through coordination of the East Centr 1 WA Center , Reloc ation
Offi ce at Bedford and Pine Project and r- ayor I s Office, Jllr . Willie J. vlylie,
nine chil dren and wife have been re located at h72 Br oyle Avenue.
His case will r emain in tho work load of ta st Central EOA Center in
order to try to get his family relocated in public housi.ng , becaase the
address where he is now located is sub - standard; but will serve the
purpose ur t il we can relocate him and his fami l y in standard housing.
�CITY OF .ATLANT.A
CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Cod e 404
April 14, 1967
!VAN ALLEN, JR ., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS , Adm in istrat ive As sist ant
MRS . ANN M. MOSES, Execut ive Secret ary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR ., Directo r of Governm ental Liai son
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Mayor I van Allen , Jr .


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Johnny H. Robinson
SUBJECT:
Letter From Area O Community Cl ub In The Boule vard Area
As you re quested , a meeting with the Area O Communit y Club in the
Boulevard area h s been s chedule a for Wednesday night , April 19, 7 : JOP.M .
at the G'ast Central EOA Neiehborhood Service Cente r , loc c:ted at 486 De catur
Street.
Superintendent Brown has ass i ened a menber of the Crime Commission
to attend t his meetinc, with me . I will forward the results of this meeting
to your of f ice on the next scheduled working day .
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ATLANTA ,
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NASH-WASHI GTON NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICE CENTER
247 ASHBY STREET, N. W.
ATLANTA , GEORGIA 30 14
524- 2084
April 12 , 196 7
Mr . Reese Cleghorn
Atlanta Journal
10 Forsyth Street Building
Atlanta , Georgia
Dear Mr , Cleghorn:
You will never know hou much the NASH ..Washington Center appreci tes
your activities and accomplishment in connection with the recreation 1
program at the Vine City Extension . The check for $200 , which you spe r headed through your generous column in the At lanta Journal and t he
Trinity Presbyterian Church , is highly appreciated . Mr . Eddie Murphy and
I will use the funds to the best advantage i n this area .
Keep up the good work, Mr . Cleghorn ! There are many people who need
to know inside their hearts what goes on in the slums , and that they re
it s neighbors. We have been thrilled , since our opening on March 29 , 1965 ,
nth the opportunity to coordinate servi ces and opportunities in the
NASH-Washington neighborhood . · It is a big job . Wi th t he help of such
interested p rsorts as yourself, your church gr oup , your newspaper and
others, we can do a smal l p rt tow rd tho up-rooting of the p tterns of
pov rty.
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�ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ATL ANT A, INC.
101 MARIETTA STREET BLDG.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
525-4262
April 6, 1967
Mr. Dan E. Sweat, Jr.
Director of Governmental Liaison
City Hall
City of Atla:-ita
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Dan:
Reference is mad-2 to your letter of April 5 in which you
requested information in certain areas of the City.
I
am requesting Mr. Harold Barrett, Associate Administrator
for Operations, to furnish you this information as he is
keenly aware of the things which are going on in these areas.
Incidentally, I think you should know that we are making
three efforts to come up with local recreational programs
in each of our twelve target areas this suITL~er.
First, we are trying to get each of the Neighborhood Service Centers to develop a program within the limits of
their ability, and at the same time we are calling upon
all local groups to assist.
Second, Mr. Allis ,:::m is requesting assistance from a numb-2r
of both public and private agencies at the overall City
level.
Third, the Chairman of our Board plans to discuss this
matter with Sargent Shrive r with the hope that funds can
be found to at least give us a program equivalent to last
summer's program.
�Mr. Dan E. Sweat, Jr.
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We will keep you posted and encourage you to keep us
advised also. Best of luck.
Sincerely yours,
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�VOLUME I
NUMBER 35
March 3, 1967
NEIGHBORS RAISE TUITION FOR SIX
Six unemployed, unskilled women are taking an Industrial Power Sewing
class at Hoke Smith Techn ica l School. Their neighbor~, advisory committee members for Economic Opportunity Atlanta , Inc's. , Price Neighborhood Service Center, raised the money to send them.
The EOA-Prica Citizens Neighborhood Advisory Council , collected $250.00
to send the women to school. Neighborhood businesses, civic organizations and church e s contributed $50 . 00 .
One church, the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church , where Rev. P. J. Dotson is pastor, contributed $100.00.
An anonymous donor contributed another $100.00 .
On e of the biggest proble~s in the Price area is that of finding employ me nt for the unskilled woman.
Geoffrey Heard, Acting Director of the EOA-Price Neighborhood Service
Center said, "During the month of December, our Center received over
twenty -six requests for trained fe male power machine operators from five
local manu fa ctur i ng companies.
Our unemploy ed women wer e not trained.
When we were unable to fill these requests , which would h ave helped so
many of the needy women in our area, we realized that something just
had to be done."
Mr. Heard presented the probl e m to the re si dents of the community at
the Decembe r meeti ng of the Price Citiz ens Neighborhood Advisory Council. The Citizens Neighborhood Advisory Council Manpower Committee
deci ded to launch the fund raising project .
Th e Committee, r ea lizin g that r a cords kept at the Center are confidenti a l , requested th e Ce nter's Social Service and Manpower De partments
to se l ec t six p e rson s to pioneer th e project, from t h ei r li s t of unemployed females .
They further r e ques ted that th e app licant s be screened to find th~
most n eedy women, who h a d some sewing abilities and who had been most
p e r s i s t e nt in th eir job seekin g efforts.
On the b as is of these requirements, six women were selected: Mesdames
Minnie L . Colbert , Catr e an Fountain, Noble Grey, Sadie Parham, Eula
Ma e Will iams a nd Dorothy Wortham.
Th e committee gave ea ch woman t we nty - s i x do lla r s ; twenty-one do ll a r s
for tuition a nd five do ll ars f or sewing e quipme nt s uch as scissors ,
ta pe measurers, and hem liners.
The six wo me n t h e mse l v e s suggested to th e gro up tha t th e f unds be made
a " r e volving fund . " Th ey plan to r ep l ace the mon ey wh e n th ey comp lete
the course and get jobs , th e r e by a llowin g others to h a v e th e sa me
opportun i ty .
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Th2 t welve week cot:rse started on January 3rct and wi ll run until March
28th.
Cl asses are held"from 9 a.m; to 3 p ,. m. , five days per wee~ .
Ariother class is scheduled to start in the spring. The Committee
hopes t o ha v e at l east ten enroiled in it.
Financial assistanc~ is not the only help these w,omen have received.
The Price staff has also been successful in finding part-time empiby i.
ment for them.
Se ve ral are working as domestics and the others have
jobs as caf eteria workers.
Most of · the women are either separated or· divorced from their husbands. Each has at least three children . The women ha d to have some
t y pe of employment while they went to school to sustain themselves
and th eir families.
They say the y don ' t mind the hard schedule now because soon they 'll
be making a much b etter liv ing.
"I fe el wonderful .
I don't have no kind of tra i nin g and riow I'll be
ab le to make somethin g of myse l f ," said a memb e r of the class, Mrs .
Eu la Mae Willia ms .
Another member, Mrs . Min'nie L. Colbert, said, " I ' m just so happy. All
I can say is that I never knew my neighbors wer e so n i ce and would do
something l ike th is for me . "
Members of th e EOA-Price Neighborhood Service Center Manpower Committee
are:
Melvin Barnes
Robert Barn2s
Rev . O. L . Blackshear,
Cha-i rman
Thomas Goosby
Lewis Newell
Henry Phipps
-?e nry Whiteside
Rev . H. R. Green
s. H. Mccrary
Ge6r~e Brumfield
James Dean
J. T . Fagan, Di rector
Manpower - ~ r ice
Alfr e d -Ki mp s on
Me lbo Peek
L. D. Simon
,Ja mes W1lli s
Rav~ w. A ~ Jacqbs


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THIS WEEK AT EOA
'MARCH · 6 :
Mr. ·c . o. Emmerich will attend the Nationa l Association of
Commun i t y Deve l o pme nt in Ne w York .
MARCH 8:
Mr . C . O. Emmerich will speak at the S t. Anne 1 s Episcopal
Church, 8 : 00 p. m.
MARCH 9 :
Mr s. Gl o r i a Gro ss will s p e ak to the Bo ard of Wome n' s Work
of t h e P resb y t er i a n Church o f th e Un i t e d Sta t es a b o ut EOA.
MARCH 1 5 :
Mrp . Dori s Bridges will meet with a committee fro m St .
Ma rk Chur ch to discu s s a volunte er child care project .
Sen ior Ci t izen Se r vices of Me t ro p o l ita n At l a nta, I n c ., will
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1 2 :00 p.m.









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�-3STAFF NOTES
NORTHWEST~PERRY:
A program to pay tribute to local community leaders
is being sponsored by the Extension Area Department
March 12th, at 4:30 p.m., at William Scott Elementary School.
The Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy of the
Southern Christian Leadership Conference wili be
guest speaker.
Everyone is invited. ·
PRICE1
A meeting of community residents was held at the
Price Center on March 1st to discuss the recently
proposed Comprehensive Health Program.
Members of
the Emory University Medical staff, participants
in the proposal, led the discussion.
They were
Dr. Thomas Sellers, Jr., Mrs. June Gray, and Dr.
William Marine.
Mr. J. T. Fagan, former Manpower Dlre ctoL has been
promoted to Assistant Manpower Coordinator for EOA.
Mr. F. A. Humphries will take his place at Price.
One of the Price community block clubs, · Area Block
2 B , from the Carver Homes area, received first
place honors for table decorations and originality
at the Martha Washington Tea, February 26th.
The
Tea was sponsored b y the Red Feather Clubs of the
area.
Mrs. Nettie Bennett heads Block 2 B.
VISTA&
Mrs. Jean Feldman, VISTA Volunteer working at the
Antoine Graves Center, has sent out a call for
help.
Since recreation funds were cut she has few
supplies.
The Center has fourrewing machines, but
her class need NEEDLES , THREAD, PINS and MATERIAL.
If your club or church would like to help Mrs. Feldman with her project, please call her at 577-1793.
DOES YOUR C~NTER HAVE· NEWS? CALL VIRGINIA BROWN, 525-4262, ext., 3940', OR MAIL TO MRS. BROWN AT 101 MARIETTA STREET , N. W., BY 10:00 a.m.,
THURSPAY OF EACH WEEK.
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101 MARIETTA STREE_T Bl:.DG.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA=.3Ol03.
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101 Bel! Street, S. E.
Apartme nt 77
Atlanta, Ge o r gia
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As Chairman of the Board of Dir e ctors of Econ omi c Opportunity
Atlanta, Inc . , I am happy to give y ou this o ffi cial notic e of
you r s e l e c t i on a s a member o f the EOA Boa rd of Dir e cto rs to
r epr e s e nt the Eas t Ce ntral . Neighbo rhood Se rvic e Ce n ter a rea
for the cai e n d ar year 1967.
Your s e l e ction was th e result of a rec e n ~ d emo c r atic s e l e c t ion
p r oce dur e among the c itizens serve d by the EOA program in your
ar ea . We c ongratul ate y ou a n d wi s h f o r you f ull sat i s f a c tion
in t hi s imp orta nt community activ ity .
EOA Boa rd meet ings a re r egularly h eld at t wo o'clock in t he
a ft e rnoon o f the third Wednes d ay each month a t EOA o ffices on
t h e fourth floor of the fOl Mar i e tta S treet Building . You
wi ll r ece ive furth e r in f orma tion about th e n ext meeting sche dul e d for Ma rch 1 5 .
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Ro a d s a n d Re v e n u e s o f Fulton County
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101 MARIETTA STREE-T BLDG.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
525-4262
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February 28, 1967
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2455 Abner Place, N. W.
Atlant~, Georgia
Dear Mr. Dobbs:
As Chairman of the Board of Directors of E"conornic Opportunity
Atlanta, Inc., I am happy to give you this official notice of
your selection as a member of the EOA Board of Directors to
represent the Northwest-Perry Neighborhood Service Center area
for the calendar year 1967.
Your selection was the result of a recent democratic selection
procedure among th e citize ns . serve d b y the EOA program in your
area. We congratulate you and wish for you full satisfaction
in this important community activity.
EOA Board meet ings are regularly held at two 0 1 clock in the
afternoon of the third Wednesday each month at EOA offices on
the four th floor of the 101 · Marietta Street Building. You
will r ece ive further information about the nex t meeting scheduled for March 15.
Sincerely yours,
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Chairman, EOA
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Chairman James Aldredge, Commissioners of
Roads and Revenues of Fulton County
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101 MARIETTA STREET BLDG.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
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Mr. Edward Young
2279 Hill Street, N. W.
Atlan ~a, Georgia
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As Chairman of the Board of Directors of Economic Opportunity
Atlanta, Inc., I am happy to give you this official notice of
your selection as a member of the EOA Board of Directors to
represent the West Central Neighborhood Service Center area for
the calendar year 1967.
Your selection was the result of a recent democratic selection
procedure among th e citizens served by the EOA program in your
area. We congratulate you and wish for you full satisfaction
in this important community activity.
EOA Board meetings are regularly held at two o'clock in the
afternoon of the third Wednesday each month at EOA offices on
the fourth floor of the 101 Marietta Street Building. You
will receive furth e r info rmat ion about the next meeting schedul ed for March 15.
Sincere ly yours,
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Chairman , EOA
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Mayor Ivan Al l en, City of At lant a v-1
Chairman J ames Aldredge, Commissioners of
Roads and Revenu e s of Fulton County
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101 MARIETTA STREET BLDG.
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ACMINISTRATOR
February 28, 1967
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Dear .r,µ-s. Garland:
As Chafrman of the Board of Directors of Efonomic Opportunity
Atlanta, Inc., I am happy to give you this official notice of
your selection as a member of the EOA Board of Directors to
represent the Pittsburg Neighborhood Service Center area for
the calendar year 1967.
Your selection was the result of a recent democratic selection
procedure among the citizens served by the EOA program in your
area~ We congratulate you and wish for you full satisfaction
in this important community activity.
EOA Board meeting s are regularly held at t wo o'clock in the
afternoon of the third We.dnesday each month at EOA offices ·on
the fourth floor of the 101 Marietta Street Building. You
will receive furth e r information about the nex t meeting scheduled for March 15.
Sincerely yours,
Chairma n,
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Ma y o r I van Al l e n, City of Atl a nt a /
Chai r ma n J ames Al dredge, Commis s ioner s of
Roads and Revenues of Ful t o n County
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February 28, 1967
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1603 Dixie Street, S. E. #D
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mr. Dobbs:
As Chairman of the Board of Directors of Economic Opportunity
Atlanta, Inc., I am happy to give you this official notice of
your selection as a member of the EOA Board of Directors to
repres ent the Edgewood Neighborhood Service Center area for the
calendar year 1967.
Your selection was the result of a recent democratic selection
proc e dure among th e citizens served by the EOA program in your
area. We congratulate you and wis h for you full satisfa ction
in thi s impor tan t community activity.
EOA Board meetings are regularly held at two o'clock in the
afternoon of the third Wedne sda y e a ch month at EOA offices on
the fourth floor o f the 101 Mar i e t ta Str eet Building. You
will r e c e ive f urth e r in f orma t i on ab o ut the n e x t meeting s chedul e d for Ma rch 15.
Sinc e rely yours,
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Ma yor I van All e n, Ci ty o f At l anta./
Chai r ma n J ames Al d redg e , Commi ss ione r s of
Roa d s a nd Re venu e s of Ful t on County
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101 MARIETTA STREET BLDG •
. ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
525-4262
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AOMINISTRATOR
February 28, 1967
Mrs. A. L\- Benton
162 Lamar Street,
Atlanta, Georgia
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Dear Mrs. Benton:
As Chairman of the Board of Directors of Economic Oppor~unity
Atlanta, Inc., I am happy to give you this official notice of
your selection as a member of _the EOA Board of Directors to
represent the Sum-Mee Neighborhood Service Center area for the
calendar year 1967.
Your selection was the result of a recent democratic selection
procedure among the citizens served by the EOA program in your
area . . We congratulate you and wish for you full satisfaction
in this importa nt community activity.
EOA Board meetings are regularly held at two o'clock in the
afternoon of the third Wedne sday each month at EOA offices on
the fourth floor of the 101 Mari e tta Street Building. You
will r e c e i ve fu r th e r in f ormat ion about the n ext meeting s che dul e d for Ma rch 15.
Since r e ly yours,
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Cha irman J a mes Al dr e dge , Commi ss i oners of
Roa d s a nd Re v e nu e s o f Fu lton County
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101 MARIETTA STREET BLDG.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
525-4262
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ADMINISTRATOR
February 28, 1967
Mrs. Etl el Cox
851 Hampton Street, N. W.
Atlanta, Ge orgia
Dear Mrs. Cox:
As Chairman of the Board of Directors of Economic Opportunity
Atlanta, Inc., I am happy to give you this official notice of
your sel e ction as a member of the EOA Board of Director s to
repr esent the Central city Neighborhood S ervice Ce nter area
for the calendar year 1967.
Your selection was the r es ult of a recent democratic selection
proc edur e among the citi zens served py the EOA program in your
area. We congratulate y ou and wish for you full satisfaction
in this important community activity .
EOA Board meetings are regularly held at two o'clock in the
afternoon of the third Wednesday each month at EOA offices on
the fourth floor of the 101 Mari e tta Street Building. You
will rec e ive furth er informa tion about the n e x t meeting schedul e d fo r Ma rch 15.
S incerely yours ,
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Bi s fe uill e t J o~e s
Chairman, EOA
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Mayo r Iva n All e n, City of Atla nta /
Cha i rman J a mes Al d redg e , Commi ss ione r s o f
Roa ds a n d Re v e nu es o f Ful ton County
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101 MARIETTA STREET BLDG.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
525-4262
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ADMINISTRATOR
February 28, 1967
Mr. Erwin Stevens
799 Par ~ons Street, S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mr. Stevens:
As Chairman of the Board of Directors of Economic Opportunity
Atlanta, Inc., I am happy to give you this-official notice of
your selection as a member of the EOA Board of Directors to
represent the Nash-Washington Neighborhood Service Center area
for the calendar year 1967.
Your selection was the result of a recent democratic selection
procedure among the citizens served b y the EOA program in your
area. We cong ratulate you and wish for you full satisfaction
in this important community activity. ··
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EOA Board meetings a re regularly held at two o'clock in the
aft e rnoon of th e third We dn es d ay each month at EOA offices on
the fourth floor of the 101 Ma rie t ta Stree t Building. You
will rec e ive furth e r information about the nex t meeting scheduled for Ma rch 15.
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101 MARIETTA STREET BLDG.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
525-4262
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2151 Stanton Circle
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As chl irman of the Board of Directors of Economic Opportunity
Atlan~a, Inc., I am happy to give you this official notice of
your ~election as a member Gf the EOA Board of Directors to
represent the South Fulton Neighborhood Service Center area
for the calendar year 1967.
Your selection was the result of a rec e nt democratic s e lection
proc e dure among the citizens ser v ed by the EOA program in your
area. We congratulate you and wish you full satisfact ion in
this impor t a nt community activity.
EOA Board meetings are r e gularly held at t wo o'clock in the
aft e rnoon of the third Wednesday each month at EOA offices on
the four t h floor of the 101 Marietta Street Building. You
will receive furth e r informa tion about the n ext meeting scheduled for Ma rch 15.
Sinc e rely yours,
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Mayor Ivan Al len, City of At lanta /
Chairman J ames Al dredge, Commissione r s o f
Roads an d Revenu es of Ful ton County
�ECONOMIC OPPO RTU NITY ATLANTA, INC.
101 MARIETTA STREET BLDG.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
525-4262
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Mr. Robert Barnes
408 Bow~n Circle, S. W. #2
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mr. Barnes:
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As Chairman of the Board of Directors of Economic Opportunity
Atlanta, Inc., I am happy to give you this· official notice of
your selection as a member of the EOA Board of Directors to
represent the Price Neighborhood Service Center area for the
calendar year 1967.
Your selection was the result of a recent democratic selection
procedure among the citizens served by the EOA program in your
area. We congratulate you and wish you full satisfaction in
this important community activity.
EOA Board meetingp are regularly held at two o'clock in the
afternoon of the third Wednesday each month at EOA offices on
the fourth floor of the 101 Marietta Street Building. You
will r e ceive furth e r information about the nex t meeting scheduled for March 15.
Sincerely yours,
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. . Boi s/4 illet Jone s ··
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Chairman, EOA
cc :
Mayor I van Al l en, Ci ty of Atlanta ,/'
Chairman James Al dredge, Commissioners of
Roads a n d Revenues o f Fulton County
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Mr. H.
Wiley
1220 Beecher Street, S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mr. Wiley:
As Chairman of the Board of Directors of Economic Opportunity
Atlanta, Inc., I am happy to give you this official notice of
your selection as a member of the EOA Board of Directors to
represent the West End Neighborhood Service Center area for the
calendar year 1967.
Your selection was the result of a recent d emocratic selection
procedu re among the citizens served b y the EOA program in your
area. We congratulate you and wish you full satisfaction in
this important community activity.
EOA Board meetings are regularly h e ld at two o'clock in the
afternoon of the third Wednesday each month at EOA offices on
the fourth flo or o f the 101 Marietta Stre et Building. You
will rec e ive furth e r informa tion about the n e xt meeting scheduled.for March 15.
Since rely yours ,
Bois
Chairman, EOA
cc:
Mayo r Ivan All e n, City of Atl a nta . /
Chairman J a mes Al dred g e , Commi ssion e rs o f
Ro a d s and Re v e n u e s o f Ful ton County
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CouNTY
ADMINISTRATION
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165 Central Ave., S. W.
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Adminis trative Office
MR. WELLBORN R, ELLIS
Administrator
MR. GILBERT G, DULANEY
Deputy Adminatrator
o. i1 · rio
~e~utive Ad nistr tor
Eoo ic Opportunity Atlant, Ina .
101 arietta .;.tr t uilding
tlanta, G orgia 30303
Mr . Charle
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rich,
l . efer pplicants/r cipient of Public
iata.ce to tho e or nisat1on
ho ould cc pt r pons bili~y for their pl ce nt in job opportun1t1 s .
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Also, bile I per on lly
in accord
th hat I nderstand the purpos s and
oals ot the proposed project are, I h v cons id rabl doubt s to the 1-sd
of imple nting · nd
ltin efi et1
t
progr
nvi io·:ied if s JG is planned
for !lplo ntation durin only a oompara.tively short
riod of t ·
without d f inite co itt - nt fro requir d Fe ral authorities for c tinuing required financial. support over a period o.r several year • Bas d on my p t xp ri nc and
ob &rvati.on, I f-ranlc.ly am. becomin "le ey nd doubtful"
to th! a visibility
of either pl.~m lng or
r tin "q11ickie" pro"'r
th t
ldom
t p s t
plannin, and in1ti l i 1 nt tion t ge before the u.re discontinued or funds
r daced.
Very truly your ,
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nietr tor
ceaf'
bee:
James H. Aldredge , Chair man
Ful ton County Commi ssi oner s
Ivan Allen , Jr ., Mayor V
City of Atlanta
Alan F. Kiepper , County anager
Fulton County
Dr . John w. Lets on , Superintendent
Atlanta School System
Mrs . Bruce Schaeffer, Director
State Department of Family and Children Services
Duane Beck, Director
Community Council Atlanta Area
�J'anuar y 30, 1967
Mrs . Le ter R . Hasty, Pre s i de nt
Palmer House Ce nte r Council
Apartme nt 801-C
430 Tec:hwood Drive, N. W.
Atlanta, Geo.i-gia
Dea~ Mr.s . Hasty:
May I a ccept your letter regarding the era~
cl
es for· the senior c ·nz ns at the Palmer
Hou e.
y 1
ur you that the city ha
~ n ev ~
action po.$ iblc to ve .t he funds ,:e tored to
Economic Opportunity Atlant , Inc.
Thi pro ram continu
to have our uppo.rt.
Sine r ,e ly yours,
I
n Allen, Jr.
Mayor
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�Apt. 801-C
430 Techwood Drive, N. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
Mayor I van Allen
City Hall
68 Mitchell Stree t,
Atlanta, Geo rgia
s.
W.
Dear Mayor Allen:
We the residents of t he Pal me r Hous e a r e very thankful and happy
to be living here . It se ems to give ev eryone a feeling of independence
a nd f reedom,
We find that t e recrea tion which has been provided is educatio nal,
good therapy, en t er t a inment, fine fellowship a nd a social life which
ma ny ould not f ind livi ng among peopl e outside.
In our crafts class e s, not only have we ma de many interesting items


for ours e l ves a nd Christma s gifts, but we are making items t o se ll in


the Senior Citizens Gif t Sh0p . Th is has he lped to i ncrease the sma ll
incomes 1hich s o many r e c e i ve.
Now, we understa nd our c l asse s wi ll be discont inued beca us e the
Economic Opportunity At l anta through Senior Citizen Servic es of
Metropolitan Atlanta, In c ~ lacks money ~o provide fin a ncing eKperi enc ed
instruc tors and ma t-r i a l .
We see ma ny s ad fa ces a nd hear dis a ppoint ne t exp ressed as ·,,e
r ea lize what is ,3.bout t o happe. We need to f ind o ther sourc e s of
fu nd s . Therefore, we come to 1/'1/U for hel p i. n this matt e r. We feel
this to be s o very impor tant ·. to the lo ety Senior Citizens who without
this guidanc e and inst ru ction of t n rema ins a lone in his or her room.
Is t here a nything you can do?
Respectful l y,


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Presi d-rmt
Palme r House Cente r Council
�January 9, 1967
Mr. C . 0 . Emmerich
Admini trato:r·
E.conoxnic Opportunity Atla
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rietta. St.reet
ding
Atlanta, Geozg·
·, Inc.
Dear Charlie:
ThaJlk y
ry muc · for yOlU' letter of
D ,cember 30th
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ccmtalned
therebl. I am
ng thia p
th C rl S
rland,
P, ra
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cerely,
Allen, Jr.
�ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ATLANTA, INC.
101 MARIETTA STREET BLDG.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
525-4262
C, 0, EMMERICH
A0MINl5TRATOR
December 30, 1966
CONFIDENTIAL
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of the City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mayor Allen:
As we reach the close of 1966, I would like to take this
means of expressing my appreciation for the leadership
you are giving to Atlanta and for the help and encouragement you have extended to EOA in its effort to fight
poverty.
I sometimes feel that you have a thankless and
lonely job, but when you measure the effect in making
Atlantg a great city, I am sure that you are pleased.
Please permit me to point out a real problem which might
be better solved without fund allocations.
We have noticed many ads in our local papers seeking
employees and at the same time, the city does have a
small degree of unemployment and perhaps a large degree
of under employment. Much is being done to correct this
problem and for this we are all grateful. However, I
would like to encourage you to call on your staff and
department heads to help offer part of the solution to
the real problem. I believe it could be done b y presenting four suggestions for their review and action.
Satisfactory employment is considered by many as the best
tool in fighting poverty.
"The United States must learn to
make better use of (1) unskilled workers, (2) older persons,
(3) women, and (4) the mentally retarded, if economic growth
is to continue;" says Commerce Secretary John T . Connor .
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If the City Administration (the department heads and
personnel officer) could keep in mind the employment
facet of our local problem, much might be accomplished.
As an e x ample, you might wish to suggest four avenues or
approaches which the department heads could consider:
Number 1. A greater use of Negro employees in all
levels of each of the cities services. Statistics
show that Atlanta cannot erase its poverty until
the manpower pool of Negro men and women can share
equal employment opportunities in both private and
Federal agencies. I am aware much h a s already been
done by some of the departments; however, this is
not enough, if we are going to erase poverty in our
city.
According to the 1966 Human Resources Survey
in Atlanta's low income areas, 83% of the
available labor force are Negroes; 65% of the
, labor force are Negro Women.
Number 2 . The lowering of job qualifications in at
leas t six percent of the jobs in most of the city
departments would allow many presently unqualified
individuals to enter the city services.
In order
to insure success, department heads would most likely
find it necessary to provide on-the- job training or
some form of in-service train ing for this group of
employ ees . Continued success would demand that these
jobs not be dead end jobs .
1.
Based on the recent Human Resources Survey
25% of Negro males and 26% of Negro females
h a v e le s s than a Gramma r Sch ool Edu cation.
2.
64% or 2/3 of the Negroes su r vey ed h a d n ot
c omp le t e d High School.
Numbe r 3. A gr e a t u s e of n o npro f e ssio n al s as assistants to pro fessi o na l s in all areas o f the city s e r vice wo uld certainly h e lp us to place many d e servi ng
Atlantans in our city emp l oyme nt . While this is not
a new c onc e pt, since it has b een tried by both private
�Mayor Allen
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and by city departments, it has not yet been
accepted to the point which we can expect the desired
results. EOA has employed over 300 such workers, and
we are happy to report that our results have been most
gratifying, and we think most successful.
1.
83% of Negro females who reported earnings
in the Human Resources Survey earned less
than $3,000.00.
2.
56% of Negro men who reported earnings
earned less than $3,000.00.
Number 4. A greater employment of women, especially
Negro women, would be most helpful to Atlanta's War
on Poverty. Without this effort, Atlanta's program
will be unsuccessful.
1.
2/3 of all applicants visiting the Neighborhood Centers for employment assistance were
females.
2.
Of those surveyed in the Atlanta Human
Resources Survey, women made up 89"/4 of the
available labor market. Negro women made up
65% of this available work force.
Frankly, I cannot tell you how to get these four things done ,
but I feel certain if top administration of the city will
support these four suggestions , they will be agreeably surprised h ow middle management will be able to augment these
ideas and mak e them wor k.
Th e reason EOA would lik e to see these ide as put i nto p r act i c e
is b eca use i t does n ot add to our cost of fig h ting pov e rty,
b ut i t offers a r eal s olution to many of our disadv antaged .
I f EOA c an be o f h e lp in ref er ring ind i v i d uals t o th e empl oy ment o ffic e , we will b e glad t o ass i st .
S i nce r e ly y o urs ,
C . O. Emmerich
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�ROBE R T
SARGENT
SHRIVER, JR.
December 20, 1967
Honorable Ivan Allen
Mayor of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mayor Allen:
I should like to express my warmest personal thanks for your
fine support of the legislation for the Office of Economic
Opportunity which was recently approved by the Congress.
Although the amount appropriated will not permit us to do all
we would like to do or should do in Fiscal Year 1968, the
passage of the legislation with our programs and mandate
intact constitutes a significant victory not only for the poor,
but for all Americans.
During the, uncertain period of legislative debate your concern
and expression of approval for the programs were of great
value . I am convinced Congress would not have acted so favorably without the strong voice of local public officials who a.re
most knowledgeable of the results of the war on poverty.
Your continued interest, and suggestions to us, can do much to
assure OEO's continued success.
My best personal wishes for a. fine Holiday Sea.son and a. good
year ahead.
Sincerely,
�November 6, 1967
Mr. Bradley H . Patterson, J r .
Executive Director
The National Advisory Council
on Econom ic Opportunity
1016 Sixteenth Street, N . W.
Washington, D. C. 20036
Dear Mr. Patterson:
This will acknowledge receipt of your letter
regarding the use of m y views concerning the
Economic Opportunity programs .
You certainly have my permission to make
that letter public.
Sin1:erely yours,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
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ST R EET N , W .
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November 2, 1967
Dear Mayor Allen,
Last Nay, Chairman Leibman wrote to you on behalf of the
Council asking for your views concerning the programs carried on
under the Economic Opportunity Act, and you gave us a helpful
answer.
The ranking minority Member of the Committee on Education
and Labor of the House of Representatives, Congressman William H.
Ayres, has just written the enclosed letter.
Since the Chainnan's ori ginal request to you was for your
personal' and candid suggestions and proposals", he and I feel an
oblig ation to protect the privilege of your correspondence by seeking your permission be f ore we release your response to the Congressman , or before we even indicate that you were one of our respondents.
If you have no objection to the release of your letter, you may
wish to sen d Congressman Ayres a copy of it directly or authorize
me t o do so here.
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Would you let me know your wishes so that I may respond to
Congres sman Ayres' inq uiry?
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
�_ WIL.L IAM H. AYRES
COM M ITTEES:
EDUCATION AND LABOR
VETERANS• AFFAIRS
14TH P : STFLJ::T, OHIO
<ttongress of tbe ffiniteh $tates
~ou.se of l\epresentatibes
mlas-bingtott, ~ .<le.
October 13, 1967
Mr. Morris I . Leibman
Leibman, \Jilliams, Bennett,
Baird and Minnou
208 South LaS a lle Street
Chicago, Illinois
60604
Dear l~. Le ibman:
In your capacity as Chairma n of the Nati onal
Advisory Council on Poverty, I understand that you r ecently
directed l etters to numerous public officials a t all l evels
of gove rnment and or ganizations seekin 6 t he ir views on the
Har on Pover t y .
,....__
In my work ,-1 ith the Education and Labor Commi ttee,
I am likewis e trying to keep up with all a spects of the
Poverty program . Hy i mmed iate interest lies in the a rea of
the role of, and coordination wi t h , the states in the administration of t he program . I t occurred to me that t he r esponses to
your inquiry , perhaps from Gove rnors and/or others , might ha ve
cont ai ned smJc enli gh t enin~ information on t he subjec t of
state part i c ipation .
If your staff has compiled the results of your
inquiry or if there i s a ny information you h ave regarcl i n~ sta t e
part ic ipation which I could be f ur ni shed , I would be most
grat efu l.
Best pe rsona l regard s ,





�EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
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RHODE ISLAND
. MAYOR JOSEPH A. DOORLEY, JR.
November 4, 1967
Dear Ivan:
I have been informed by members of my own
Congressional delegation, who f ully support the concept of
the poverty program , and from other numerous sources that
the a 1thoriza tion bill for the Office of Economic Opportunity
is ~n for "rough sledding" and a s one newspaper source said
"a real bloodletting". Needless to say I do not nave to tell
any munici pal chief executive what this will mean to the
programs under way i n his oity .
1
It i s not my i ntent i on to be gored to death
without witnes s ing the bull in a ction . I urge those of you
who share my concern t o j oin me in Washingt on t his week s o
t hat we can properl y demonstrat e our i nteres t .
I may be contacted ~t my office on Monday or
at t he Congressional Hotel in Washington on Tuesday,
· Wednesday and Thursday.
truly Yt,urs,


. oeph A, ~


Jr,
Ma.7 or of Providence
�EMILY AND ERNEST WOODRUFF FOUNDATION
SUITE
210, PEACHTREE CENTER BUILDING
230 PEACHTREE STREET, N. W.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
October 3, 196 7
BOISFEUILLET JONES
PRESIDENT
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Ivan:
Thank you for your letter of September 28 enclosing
a copy of your correspondence with Congressman Blackburn
concerning the EOA program.
W e shall, of cours e , be happy to supply Congressman
Blackburn with the information concerning EOA, which he
has requested.
Sincerely,
�September 22, 1967
Mr. Sar ent Shriver
Director
Office of Economic Opportunity
W bin ton, D . C .
Dear Sargent:
After our telephone convers tion e rlier in the
I have follo ed up on everal parties that you
me to con ct.
eek.
ed
I
ve talked t Senator Talmad1e and BW .Jourdon,
Senator Ru ell• top aid • I m w · ting telephone call
from Senator Ru
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th the
Pre ident of the Atl ta C
ber of Commerce, and he
• officially ritten
tore R\18 ,ell
d Talmadge and
Repreaentat ive Fletcher Thomp on and Ben Bl ckburn,
a per the ttach letter. I m in communication with the
G orgi Mmdci
A aociation in
effort to get theN full
endorsement. I
ve ' o ed M yor Georg S ken of
A guata
d talked with hl.m per onally. He
greed to
rite th Se tor•
pre entativea Bob Ste
d
lllott Hag
or
of my l
ai nm t you
S cerely,
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r. Louis H.
r
n All
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ant me to

�THIS SAME LETTER SENT TO:
Representative F.ietcher Thompson
Senator Richard B. Russell
Senator Herman E. Talmadge
September 21, 1967
Honorable Ben B. Blackburn, III
1019 Longworth House Office Building
W· shington, D. C. 20515
Dear Ben:
It i my under tsnding that hearings b in hortly in the
Senate on the budget requ st of the Offic of Economic Opportunity.
The tlant Ch ber of Comnerce urg s you to consider f ~or bly this
appropriation wh n t t comes before you.
We have n opportunity to view t clo er n e the re ults
obt inod from programs of con0111ic Opportunity Atlant, Inc. , the
Atlant
r a agency carryin out th poverty program, and , ber have be n invalu bl gins
de through th s num rous
The any activities of BOA nd it d lg te gencies in
t
hr h ve b en a
jor f ctor in creating nd
intaining
climat under which w could all work to rd solutions o
tu l c
nity probl s.
lt i our hop and belief
v ilable through poverty pro r
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ducation
hr
nd training
nd throu bout th
country, will
ny of thos preeontly dependent on w lfar
to b come self-suet inin , t xp yio citizen. Under 11 of th
circ st nc a, we beli ve th t th
ount bing p nded by 0
throu hr ut th countr-y, together with th loc l
tchin funds,
nt inv s
nts that will p y rich dividend• tn y r to
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Mr. Opie L. Shelton
Mr. Boisfeuillet Jones
�EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
OFFICE OF ECONOMIC
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20506
(Jllll(Jl~TIJNITY
September 19, 1967
Honorable Ivan Allen
Mayor of Atlanta
City Ha.11
Atlanta., Georgia 30303
Dear Mayor Allen:
It was certainly a. pleasure to have ha.d the opportunity to
talk with you on the telephone yesterday. I passed your
kind and gracious remarks concerning OEO's programs on to
Mr. Shriver and he is most appreciative. Your endorsement
of OEO's legislation gives us much encouragement and will
be most meaningful for a continued success in the yea.rs
a.head.
Hoping to see you in the very near future, in the meantime,
if our office can be of service, please do not hesitate to
call.
Again, may I thank you for your wonderful support.
With warm personal regards.
I am.
Sincerely yours,
~
Louis H. Ritter
Liaison Officer
�ECONOMIC OP PORT UMITY ATLANTA, INC.
101 MARIETTA STREET BLDG,
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
525-4262
TWO AND ONE-HALF YEARS
A brief summa ry of programs fund ed through
Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. from
Janu ary 1965 to July 19 67



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During th e past t wo and one-half years Atlanta's community
action progr am has moved with great spe ed .
It has, in many ways,
become a model for the nation.
Th ous ands of Atlanta citizens
and many agenci es and organizations have particip a ted in planning
the variety of opportunity programs now available.
NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICE CENTERS
Twelve multi-servic e neighborhood c e nt ers have b een
established in Atlanta and Fulton County. Two additional c e nters
serve families in Gwinn e tt and Rockdal e counties.
The 14 neighborhood cent e rs ha ve held a total of 116,203
intervi ews .
Employme nt couns e lors located in neighborhood c e nters pl a ced
7,630 individuals in jobs, not including Job Corps, Ne ighborhood
Youth Corp~ etc. Of th e centers' total intake, 72% wanted jobs.
Social Service workers have made 71,938 referral s to put
families in touch with agencies offe ring appropriate help, in
a:idition to th e numerou s cas es completed at the n e ighborhood c e nters.
Resid en t Participation: Two democratic elections hav e b een
con du ct ed t o select r ep r esentatives of low-income n eighbo rh oods
for EOA commi tt ees.
Nea rly 12,000 p eop l e voted in the 19 67 EOA
elections. Approximately 10,000 people participate in 200 block
organizations and other EOA committees. More th a n 500 low-income
citiz e n s are serv ing as elected block captai ns and representatives
to neighborhood c e nt er advisor y councils, a city - wide adv isory
council and t he EOA Board o f Dir ec t ors. On e -thir d of th e EOA
BDard of Dir ectors is composed of low-income cit izens.
Neighborhood Services Aides:
Low-income r esidents of n e ighborhoods served by EOA have been trained and em~loy ed by EOA to
assist wi th its programs. Ai d es (21 4 before 1967 budge t reductions ,
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145 now) have conta cted 124,004 families to discuss opportunities
available through EOA. They have provided continued contact with
53,697 famili e s. Aides also assist with community organization
and the work of the neighborhood centers.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Summer Head Start classes hav e provid e d cultural enrichment
for 3,000 children each of the last three summers.
Nine Day Care Centers provide supervised recreation and
enrichment for 700 children of working parents.
C01"1MUNITY SCHOOLS
Twelve Community Schools have provided education and enrichment
in the afternoons and evenings for a total enrollme nt of 70,482.
Funds for this program were cut 82% because of 1967 budget reductions.
NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH CORPS
(Out-of-School Program)
Eighty-nine agencies are cooperating to provide jobs for
approximately 650 youths.
In two and one-half years 3,620 youths
have participated in the program.
Another 3,000 youths have participated in a Ne ighborhood
Youth Corps program for high school students administer e d by the
Atlanta Public Schools.
JOB CORPS
EOA recruits boys from an eight county area for the Job
Corps. To date, 1,654 have been accepted for Job Corps training,
658 are known to be employed or in the military service.
Recruiting for the Wome n's Job corps is handled by WICS.
To date, 270 girls have b e en accepted for training.
LEGAL ASSISTANCE
Attorneys from the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, under
contract with EOA, have s e rved 21,502 cases and ha v e closed
2,760 court cases.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD
The Plann e d Par e nthood As s ociation , unde r c o ntract with
EOA, has se r ved 4 , 184 indi v iduals.
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FOSTER GRANDPAREN'ES DEMONSTR..~TION PROJECT
Forty-one me n and women over 60 years of age are employed
to work with children at thre e institutions.
PROJECT ENABLE
Ove r 300 low-income p a r e nt s h ave p ar ticipa t e d in a group
discussion progr a m de s ign e d to incr ea s e motivation for self-help .
.MULTI-SERVICE CENTERS FOR THE. AGED
Recr ea tion, s ocia l s e rv ices a n d d ay ca re a r e b e ing provi ded
f o r a t ota l of 1,7 94 fa~i l y u ni t s in t h r ee apar t men t buildi n gs
for the aged.
ATL._~ TA EMP LOYMENT EVALUATION AND SERVICE CENTER
This i s a c e ntr ali ze d ser vic e , th e fi rs t of it s k i nd in
the country, t o di a gnose a n d e v a luate wo rk p o t e nti a l a n d
training n eeds of difficult cas e s. Appro x imate ly 40% of tho se
who ha ve b een evaluate d are now employed.
SUM~IER RECREATION
City-wi d e r ecr ea t ion p rogra ms we re con d u cted in th e
summe rs of 1966 and 1967 with fun d s fr om OEO. The total 1966
attenda nc e .at i umme r r~cr e ation programs was 277,000.
ATL._~TA CONCENTRATED EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM
Th is i s a n e w pro g r a m d es i g n ed to pla c e 2 , 500 con s i stently
un e mp l oyed or un deremploye d peo pl e in jobs or tr a ining during
the n ext yea r.
Appro x ima t e l y 70 Atl an t a b u s in esses a nd soc i a l
a gen cies have volun t eere d to remove u nnecessary entry l eve l job
qua l ifications so tha t n e wl y t rain e d p e opl e might be c ome e mployed.
Ma ny busin esses wil l a l s o coope rate in t rain i n g e nro ll ees .
PRI CE AREA HEALTH CENTER
A n ew h eal th c e nt er will provide comp l e t e me dica l s e rvic es ,
~xce pt h o sp itili~at i o;, : for 22 , 000 l ow-in come p eopl e living in
th e Pric e n e ighborhood: Th e Fulton County Me dica l Assoc i ati on ,
Emory Unive rsi t y Schoo l of Me dic i ne and 1 5 o t her h e a l th a nd
planning agencies are coope r a ting with EOA to estab l ish t h e c e nter .
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VOLUNTEER TASK FORCE
More than 200 loc a l volunteers have b een trained and p l aced
in 19 locations to assist with Atlanta's war on poverty.
VOLUNTEERS IN SERVI CE 'I'O AMER ICA (VI STA)
Forty-two VISTAs work with EOA.
DISCONTINUED PROGRAMS
Due to Congr ess ion a l requctions in 1 967 OEO funds the
following progra ms were delet ed :
Bees-Bi z :
job tra~nin g for unemployed, out-of-school you th s .
Small Business Development Ce nt e r: closed as of July 31, th e
Center int erv iewe d and counseled 850 indi viduals , approved
300 lo ans tot a lin g $326,225.
Home Man age me nt Training:
cl asses and demon s trations by
qualifi e d p erso nn e l to t ea ch cooking, budg e ting, s ew ing,
child car e , hygien e , consume r buying, hou se-keeping.
Neighborh ood Cen t e r Recreation Pro g ram s : qualified p e rsonn e l
help ed r es id e nts develop neighborhood recreation programs.
Homemake r S erv ic es :
substitute home ma kers were provided for
low-income households during emergencies .
Public Hea lth Program:
four Public Health nurses worked
with EOA neighborhood service cent ers .
ADDITIONAL INFORM..ATION
Fifty-on e loc a l ag e ncies hav e contract s with EOA to administ e r
EOA program s .
Total community support, including both cash and non-cash
contributions, repr e s e nts 19½'/4 of all program s coming unde r the
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appro x imat e l y $17,000,000 CAP umbr e ll a .
Ca sh contributions. from the city and county governments
total $137,744. in 1 96 7 .
·_-EOA employs 427 p eop l e (145 Aides an d 282 regular employees ).
Before 1967 budget reductions EOA emp lo yed 574 people (214 Aides
and 3 60 re g ul ar employees).
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The City of Atlanta has placed four city employees, called
City Services Coordinators, in EOA neighborhood centers.
'l'he Fulton County Commissioners have authorizE'!d decentralized
voter registration at EOA n e ighborhood ceriters and have trained
and deputized 65 EOA employees as a s sistant registrars. More
than 1000 people registered to vote at EOA neighborhood cent e rs
the first month this program was in operation. ·
The Atlanta Police Department has placed 10 Crime Prevention
Officers in EOA neighborhood centers.
Numerous other agencies, as well as businesses, churches,
civic clubs and private citizens are cooperating with EOA in
a wide variety of projects.
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September 5, 1967
Mrs . Robert L. Hoyt , Pres i den t
Church Women United in Geor g i a
2262 Meadowval e Dr i ve , N. E .
Atlanta, Georgia 30329
Dear Mrs. Hoyt:
Mayor Ivan Allen has re f erred your le t ter t o us and I
am delighted to see the inter est you have in the area
of employment.
Economi c Opportunity Atlanta, Inc . has a number of
programs now in operation which contain most of the
components mentioned in your letter and the Denver article.
'rhe Atlanta Concentrated Employment Program will provide
jobs for unemployed men and women in s uch capacities as
yardmen, foo d handlers and other capacities.
I am enclosing a prospectus on the program for your
information.
Sincerely yours,
William w. Allison
Acting Executive
Admini tr a t or
WWA/l tg
En c l osure
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ATLANTA CONGfNTRATEO EMPLOYMENT PROGR~M
Re vi s~d Copy
J u l y 1 1 2, 1 967
�Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc., proposes a comprehensive manpower program
to place as quickly as possible in jobs or training positions, 2,500 hardcore
unemployed persons residing within the following target areas of the city:
(1)
Pittsburg, (2)
(5)
West End.
Price, (3)
Nash-Washington, (4) Summerhill-Mechanicsville,
The Program will be called the Atlanta Concentrated Employment
Program (ACEP).
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PROGRAM COMPONENTS
The Atlanta Concentrated Employment Program shall bring together the resources
of public and private agencies in a comprehensive approach to the problems of
unemployment:
A.
Contractor
Economic Opportunity Atlanta is the prime contractor for ACEP and will assume
responsibility for the coordination and implementation of the objectives of
the entire program.
B.
Recruitment
Through 5 multi-purpose Neighborhoo? Service Centers in the target area, EOA's
staff will recruit and provide supportive services for all participants. In
addition EOA job coaches will provide a continuous follow-up relationship
with the enrollee.
The House of USE will utilize its special recruitment techniques to bring
into ACEP hard-to-reach adolescents and young adults who are culturally
disadvantaged and deliquency prone. The House of USE will coordinate its
job development, testing, counseling, placement and post-placement efforts
with the work of the employment service personnel in the Neighborhood Service
Centers and pre-vocational training centers.
C.
Job Referral

The Georgia State Employment Services has been sub-contracted to provide
basic employment services to ACEP. These services include: intensive
job placement, counseling, and evaluation. The Georgia State Employment
Service will solicit jobs, screen applicants, provide transportation of
appl~cants to jobs, prepare MDTA applications and have the direct responsibility of providing enrollees with training allowance. GSES will also
employ representatives in the pre- vocational training centers and place
an additional employment counselor in each of the 5 Neighborhood Service
Centers.
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Job Or ientat ion and Preparation
One of t h e requireme n t s o f the pro g r am is t he intr odjction of t he chroniccally unemp l oyed person to t he Worl d of Work in a manner which will devel op
his confide nce .
The Corrmunity School Program and t he Di vis i on of Vocationa l Education through
t he Atlanta Sc hool System wi l l provide 6 - 1 2 week s of vocational orientation
training which wi ll incl ude bas i c and remedial education, s k ill traini ng,
and work a dj ustment a ctiviti es . MDTA al l owances will be paid in the ori entation perio·d.
The State De p a r t me n t o f Education , Division of Vocat ion al Re h abi litati on,
und e r a con t r a c t with EOA wil l provide inte n s ive evaluation t h rou g h t h e
Atl anta Employment Eval uation and Service Ce nter.
E.
Job Pl a ceme nt and Training
Whe r ever poss ible, it i s antic i p a ted t h at e nrollees will be p lac e d dir ectly
Under the Manpowe r De ve lopme nt and Train i ng Act, t he Vocat ion a l
on jobs .
Educat i on Di vision t hro u gh the At l anta Board of Ed ucation, will pro vide
regul a r i nstit u tio nal tra ining , on-the- job training, and coupled (in stitutional and on- the -j ob c ombine d) trai n i ng . For this pha s e of the program
the private sector h a s committed over 5 00 job s, and ant icipated a number
of additi ona l j ob o pportuniti es e
Unde r the New Careers Pro gr am EOA wi ll ac t as pri n cipa l a gent f or t h e
d e v e l opme n t of s ub- nrofessiona l p o s itions . This program is an a tte mpt to
impleme n t a new conceptin e mp l oyment fo r the poo r in that i t places them
i n new f i e l ds of e mployment such as educ ation, recreati on and we lfare as
aid es and ass is tants .
Under the Spe c ial Impact Pro j ect , EOA wi l l c ontract with t h e Ci t y of Atl a n t a
in a s pecia l proj ec t , t h e At lanta Beau t i fic a t ion Corps , to e mploy c h r onic a lly
une mpl oye d p e r son s . This p roj e ct wi ll h a ve as its p rime ob j e c tive the
phys ica l i mprovement of the ACEP target a r e a . Eligible persons will work
under the coordinati on and s upe rvision of departments i n t h e c i ty government .
The Ne ighbo rhood Yo u t h Corps , one of EOA' s e xistin g progr ~~s , will d e ve lop
NYC s lots sole l y for ACEP . A s tron g t r ain ing compone n t with g ood p ossib i lities for p ermanent p lacement wi ll b e incl ude d i n t h i s p rogram .
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ACEP PERSONNEL
Admi n i s t r a t ion
EOA
1 Di r ecto r
2 Assistant Directors
4 Career Devel o p ers
7 Counselors
5 Technici ans
STAFF
4 0 Aides and Ass i s t a nts
7 Office Staff
2 Finance Account and Payrol l
( f u ll time )
4 Finance Staff ( part time )
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Georgia Sta te Employme nt Service
7 Employment Service Clerks
11 Employment Service Representatives
House of USE - Butl er Street YMCA
1 Director
1 Assistant Director
2 Counselors
4 Aide Coache s
1 Stenographe r
1 J anitor
Atlanta School System
2 Supe r visors
2 Curriculum Staff
9 Area Spe cia lis t s
1 5 Counsel or s
18 I nstructors
16 Teachers (part time )
4 Off±c::e .s t aff
1 Pensonnel ·-Director
· .Cpart tirrie)
1 Sta t J1s t :i.cian
1 Payroil >Accountant
New Career s - EOA
1
2
13
11
1
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Assis t ant Dire ctor of Training
Car eer Deve lopers
Tra ine r s and as sis tants
Off i ce Staff
Supervisor
Buyer (part time )
Atl anta Employme nt Evalua tion and Service Center (12% of time )
6 Supervisors
1 Staff Officer
3 Counselors
1 Phys ician
1 Nurse
Ps yc hologist
Finance Staff
Office Staff
1 Caseworker
1 Evaluator
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3
8
NYC
1
1
5
1
Coordina tor
Secretary
Rectuiters
Record Clerk
5
2
1
1
Counsel ors
Stenographers
I n t ake Worker
J ob Development
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Pl acement
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ENROLLEE ELIGIBILITY
Georgia State Employment Service
The GSES will solicit jobs, screen applicants, prepare MDTA applications
and provide basic employment services to ACEP. Ih order to be eligible
for ACEP:
1.
2.
3.
4.
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one must be a resident of the target area
one must be in the poverty range
one must be unemployed and underemployed
Aides now employed by EOA in additional 1,2,3 above are also
eligible for the New Careers Program
House of USE
The House of USE will recruit approximately 500 culturally disadvantaged
and deliquent-prone youth ages 16-21.
C.
Atlanta School System
The Atlanta School System will probide 6-i2 weeks of pre-vocational
orientation and t5aining for all ACEP enrollees, with the exception of
those who are directly placed.
D.
Atlanta Employment Evaluation and Service Center
The AEESC will provide intensive evaluation for approximately 250 ACEP
clients, when such proves necessary.
E.
On-the-Job Training
Whenever possible, enrollees will be placed directly on jobs. However,
MDTA will place apporximately 750 youths and adults in on-the-job training
positions for a period of 18-24 weeks; 250 on OJT-Coupled training for a
period of 30-32 weeks; and 500 in institutional training positions for
8-11 weeks.
F.
New Careers
The New Careers Program will place 250 ACEP enrollees into new fields
of employrnsnn~ The creation of new entry level jobs in Human Service
fields that have maximum prospect for advancement.
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Special Impact
Special Impact will hire approximately 50 chronically unemployed persons
to work in community beautification programs in their own area.
H.
NYC
The NYC will develop 250 new job training slots for ACEP enrollees, 16- 21 .
This program wilLlast for a period of 6 months with eventual job placement.
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ACEP BUDGET
SPECIAL IMPACT
Federal
EOA Administration
Staff Costs
Operational Costs
TOTAL Administration
Non-Federal
Total
.4.7., 85.7
13,236
61,093
J.2.,00.0
none
12,000
59,857
13,236
73,093
155 ,750
372,127
98,545
566,422
none
60,000
none
60,000
155,750
312,127
98,545
626,422
Atl anta Employmen t Evalua tion Service center
Enrollee Costs
4,000
Sta ff Costs
55 , 193
Ope ration a l Costs
73,965
TOTAL Evaluation Center
133,158
none
none
18 ,000
18,000
4,000
55 ,193
91, 965
151,158
House of USE - But ler St. YMCA
Enrollee Costs
Staf f Costs
Ope r a tional Cos t s
TOTAL House of USE
1,000
36,321
13,513
50,834
none
8 ,000
4 ,000
12,000
1 ,000
44 ,3 21
17 , 513
62 , 834
168,670
none
168 , 670
none
20, 000
20, 000
168 , 670
20 ,000
188,670
980,177
122,000
1,102, 1 77
EOA Operation Supportive Services
Enrollee Costs
Staff Costs
Operational Costs
TOTAL Operation
City of Atl ant a
Enrolle e Cos t s
Staff Cos ts
TOTAL At l ant a
TOTAL SPECIAL IMPACT
MDTA
Ge orgia Stat e Employme nt Service
Enrolle e Allowances
Staff Costs
Operational Cos t s
TOTAL GSES
590, 262
1 20,906
1,195
71 2,363
none
none
none
none
590, 262(
1 20,906
1, 1 95
71 2 ,363
At l anta School Sy stem
St aff Cos t s
oPerat i ona l Cos t s
TOTAL Schools
393., 474
465 , 652
859, 126
none
none
none
393 , 474
465 , 652
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Federal
On-The-Job- Training
Trai ni ng
Direct Costs
TOrAL OJT
TOTAL MDTA
Non-Federal
To tal
400,000
28,511
428,511
none


none

none


400 ,000
28 ,511
428, 511
2,000,000
none
2 , 000 ,000
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NEW CAREERS
EOA New Career s
Enrollee Costs
St aff Cos ts
Operation a l Costs
TOTAL NEW CAREERSL
769,950
182,733
47,317
1,eoo,.OOO
none
110,000
none
110,000
769 , 950
292 , 733
47, 317
1,100 ,000
1,000,000
110,000
1 , 100 ,000
Ne ighborhood Yout h CorEs Out-of-School
Enr ol l ee Costs
409,975
Staff Cos t s
111, 652
Operati onal Costs
68,989
TOTAL NYC
590,616
5 ,000
96,83 0
none
101,830
414,975
208,482
68 , 989
692,440
590,616
101,830
692,440
4, 570,793
333,830
4,904,623
Tot a l New Career
NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH CORPS
Tot al NYC
GRAND TOTAL
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Mr • Rob rt L . Hoyt, Pre i d ut
Church Women United in Georgia
2262 Me dowvale Drive, N . E .
Atlanta, Georgia 30329
Dear Mrs . Hoyt:
1 am delighted that you plan to ttend the Urban
Coalition meeting in Waabington this ee and l
commend the Church Women for thei r aincere
c c rn about our urban p.robl
Thank you for sending me your augge tion bout
the temporary employm.ent ide
hich baa coll.8iderable merit. I am forwarding thia information to th
Ee mnic Opportunity Authority, aa they ould be in
aition to ive your u eati
conaiderati o •
Sincerely yours ,
Ivan Allen, Jr .
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�ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ATL ANT A, INC.
101 MARIETTA STREET BLDG,
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
525-4262
C, O. EMMERICH
ADMINISTRATOR
July 6, 1967
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of the City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Honorable Allen:
I am pleased to announce that the Comprehensive Neighborhood
Health Center Program has been approved. Operational
activities will commence soon.
In the memory of Mr. Emmerich, who gave so unstintingly to
the project, and on behalf of EOA, I want to express our
gratitude for your assistance and cooperation,
Sincerely yours,
William W. Allison
Associate Administrator
for Program Development
WWA/amm
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Mr. Coffin's article in Monday, July 10, 1967, Constitution contains
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There is no objection to the mentioning of my name as a possi ble~
. ·c andidate, but Mr. Coffin goes beyond the bounds of reasonable judge:ment and speculation when he indicates that I "apparently want the job. 11
The record will show that my former appointment to the program was made
prior to any formal application and was accepted by me only after
. pressure from the Negro community was exerted.
Many people, includi ng some whites, have inquired about my availability for the position with E0A and all have received a negative
reply. · It would have been an easy matter for Mr. Coffin to check with
me before writing the news release. Indeed, the article gives the
impression of exceeding comment and analysis; it is dangerously close
to attempting to i nfluence what happens .
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having this letter published in your newspaper .
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Department of Sociol ogy
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Atlanta Constitut ion
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�July 7, 1967
Mr. Robert Dobbs, Chairman
Citizens Central Advisory Council
Northwest Perry Homes
Representative John Hood
1927 Hollywood Road, N. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
Gentlemen:
This will acknowledge receipt of your telegram
recommending Mr. Dan Sweat for the vacancy of
Executive Director of Economic Opportunity
Atlanta, which 1 am forwarding to Mr . Boisfeuillet
Jone , Chairman of the EOA Board.
W ith appreciation for yol.lr intere t, I am
Sincerely your ,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
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�Dear Mr. Leftwich: Mr. Vaughn of Pittsburg Civic League asked rr.e to write you a letter, thanking
you for coming out to see him.
You will receive it later.
you wLa.t a good thing it was--your coming out.
I just wanted to tell
You always do all you can to help
but there are circumstances you don I t know any-1::hing about that made this doubly
a good move.
As you probably know, EOA is trying to force the City to turn Model Cities
over to them.
They know it is just a matter of time for EOA and want to insure
keeping their jobs this way.
participation".
jobs at EOA.
This is what is behind their charges of "no citizen
John Hood is helping them because he gets votes by getting people
The Center Directors in the "Model City" area are meeting with John
a couple of time s a week--at the Southside Day Care Center (the EOA nursery where
he has an office).
They are really stirring people up against the City---the people
don't know what it is all about--they just do what they are told.
The latest
development is that EOA Center s are working on voter r egistration---I am in charge
of it here and at a staff meeting I remarked that it was hard to get people to
come register in a non-election year.
Terrill told me I was negltative thinking.
To tell them that the aldermen and representatives in this area weren't doing

anything to protect them from Model Citie s--that this ITB ant their homes would be
taken--and for them to come register so they could vote new alder~e n and r epresent at i ve ~
y.:r
in next year.
We really had it·- after the staff !TE eting was over--I told him I di dn't
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appr e ciat e t he reference s to you, Hugh and G. D.--that he di dn't even live i"n this
part of town ard we r ese nted people coming in trying to run our politics.
Als o,
that he didn't even know when the ele ctions would be he ld, as the next City e l ection
would be in 1969.
He told me that EOA was t he b iggest vote getter in the City and
EOA could make or bre ak any politican because the people in the areas ser ved by
EOA would vote for anybody t hey were told to .
After a few more words , he threate ned
�-2to fire me for disloyalty to EOA.
I told him I owe d my loyalty to the City and
to the City Adminis tration and if he could find an y conflict in that with the EOA
operation--to go ahead.
Things haven't been too pleasant since.
Meantime, Eliza
Paschall complaine d to Mrs. Crank , who is Terrill's Supe rvisor about the bu siness
about the phone c alls--sa id she thought I should file charge s with the Community
Relations that I was being discriminated against.
He · jumped me about this too, but
when I told him :t-'irs Paschall was not the only on e complaining about the. phone--that
John Greer had compl ained to Emmerich-:--he c_almed do,-m.
to in the Democratic Party, is on the board of EOA.
John Greer, who I am clos e
I take my complaints to him--
since this way Terrill can't claim political pressure.
It is terrible the way the
three r emaining white girl s are treated he r e ---but I am not going to q~i t until I
get ready---where else c ould I draw a good salary for doing about an hours worl<: a day.
I run the entire de partment--the re were three of us in Housing orig inally--I am the
only one left and I stil l don' t hurt myse l f worki ng- -which shows how over- s t a f fe d
the Cente r s are .
I have good work h ab i t s , I ge t along wi t h the oth er e mployees ,
and I respect supe rvision--so if he fires me , he is going to have to co!TB up with
some pr etty go od c harge .
I have ch e cke d up and f ound th at th i s bit about t he Aldermen not he lping the

people about Model Citie s is true a.t all Ce nters--this is what the p eopl e are be ing
told.
My i de a of what EOA s houl d do is to work wi th t he City--but a ll t he y are doing
is encour aging peop le to fi ght i t!
Wh e n I hear all thi s it r e ally b urns me up .
Espe c ially when t he criticism come s f rom a Vi s t a volunt eer- - all they do i s stir
p e ople up.
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I d on' t want a ny of my fr iends to get mixed up in my per s onal pr obl ems , but
some t hing s hould be done about the breach EOJ! i s creating between t h e City and the
people in the Nade l Citie s areas .
I h ave t alked to G. D. and t old h i m t o keep in touch wit h Mr . Vaughn, Hrs .
Bill ingsley and Mrs . Wright ---they are the leaders in ?j ttsburg and while t he y are
· on the · Advi sory Board of · EOA-,-they are not f oo_led b y it .
They all b eg _me t o stay
�-3every time I threaten to quit because they say it is the only way they have to
know wbat is going on.
Most of·the Advisory Boards go to meetings and agree with
all they hear--but not t he Pittsburg leaders.
As proof of the poor com-·.u nication
--rrDst people would have eone to EOA----Y~. Vaughn carr~ directly to you with his
problems, and all the
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street corner hanger outersn have been praising you ever
since--because you bothered to come out!
These· are good people in Pittsburg, if
the west side negroes would not come out here stirring them up.
I have good
influence over all the leaders but I cannot get them to believe anything against
John Hood.
Something needs to be done to stop him from knocking the City however.
I had so~e phone calls from some of tr~ negroes in the Democratic Party witj me-telling me i,.;hat all they had heard about the negroes "going after" the Wrens Nest
until they changed their admittal policy.
With Calvin Craig meeting in ·;-. re st End,
I figured it would really cause trouble if the negroes started breaking out windows
and storming the cb ors as they were threatening to do.
I discussed t his with Irving
Kaler and made the motion that t he Community Relations ask the Wrens Nest to change
their policy.
Don't know if this will help, but figured it would show good faith
on oi..:.r part or as Helen Bullard puts our movements nact as a asprin towards helping
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the headache.
I really enjoyed see ing Richard Freeman in ac tion at the Comnmnity Relations
n:eeting last week.
Concerning this Dixie Hills rnes s , he really pinned do,m some
of the people who claimed they witne s sed "police brutality"--- - when he got through
--all they knew was what somebody else told them! He is really good in this job and
the be st police committee chairman we have ever had.
Mrs . Leftwich told
all right now.
rre
you h ad to go back into the ho spit al- --hope you are f ee ling
Take it easy, cause wecan 't get along without you.
Mary
Terrill backed do,m on the phone c all s---I can have i ncoming ca.l l s-- I just ca,n' t make
any!
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Mrs . Mae W. Jowers
1918 Edinburgh Terrace. N . E .
Atlanta, Georgia 30307
Dear Mrs . Jowers :
Thank you for your letter concerning your recommendation
of Dr. Merle C. Patterson as the new EOA Administrator.
1 am glad you have passed your view
on to Mr . Jones .
Sincerltly,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
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Atlanta, Georgia 30307
July 3, 1967
PERSONAL AND CO NFI DENTIAL
Honorabl e I van All en, Jr.
Mayor of Atla nta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen :
Recalling Apr i l 26, 1967, when, as the granddaughter of the late
Colonel Thomas E. Wi nn, I had t he pleasure of meeting you f or the fir st
time , however, I had seen you in action i n and about Atlanta on TV in
r e cent months , as well as being ever cogni zant of the manner in which
y ou have handled t he ser i ous matters appertaining t o the Ci vil Rights
movement in, and about
in the l ong r un.
t lanta.
You always s eem to come out "on t op 11
On the 26th of April , I stated further that the l ate
Courtland Winn, former Mayor of Atl ant a , was my grandfather 1s nephew,
bei ng the son of t he Lat e Samuel Winn ( Judge ) Gwinnette County , my gr andf ather 1s brother .
I never knew t hem well as I was educated i n South
Carolina , but have had the family history i mbued within me for year s .
I have l ived at the above addres s for over 25 years and am a resident of DeKalb Count y , fomerly Fulton, and a business and profession
woman ther ein for a number of years .
I n this connecti on, I had the
opportunity of being one of the fir st to volunteer to work f or the
Women in Community Services, Inc., Atlanta , in setting up and wor king
i n the Job Corps fo r Gi r ls , f rom June , 1965 through May, 1966-- 302~
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hours , more or less , acc ount of COU,!l.t by Mrs . Richard
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Bunzl, President ,
Counci l of Jewish Women, one of t he fo ur organizat ions compr ising t he WICS, INC.
Atlanta .
While I did not have the time t o spend so many hours of free work,
there were no other volunteers for the office work and I just could not say
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�-2to the very dedicated Proj ect Director-- Mis s Helen Oppenlander.
Nat urally,
I, myself , developed a great interest in my way of helping further the cause
in regard to the poverty stricke n girls who needed help.
While there were
not enough training Centers at the time, the Project Director, Mrs. Weaver
(now Project Director) and one or two others (intermittently) held the
organization t ogether until it has now r eached it 1 s present stage, and there
are more centers to send t.l'E girls to for training.
Further, it was my pleasure to become acquainted with and meet some of
the other dedicated people interested in the program, as well as the Presi dents
of the four organizations compr i sing the WIGS.
In this connection, and in view of the sudden passing of Mr . Emmerich,
and realizing the task of procuring the right man on which the mantle is to
fall, since I have had the insi ght of workings of the Job Corps for Gi r ls-distinguished entirely from EOA, Inc. by contract w~th Mr . Schriver, I am
deeply interested in, and having the satisfaction of knowing the right man who
will succeed Mr. Emmerich.
Having known Dr . Merle C. Patterson as my
minister at Druid Hills Presbyt erian Church, where he was well regarded by
all, and later of his work wi th EOA, . Inc., as Director, County -Wide Projects,
under Mr. Emmerich, I took the libery of suggesting hi s name to the Chai rman
of t he Board of Di rectors by telegram today, copy of which is enclosed herewit h.
While I r ealize ther e are others qualified in their res:r:e cti ve entit i e s,
fr om an over - all standpoint , if pr oferred and accepted, I bel i eve he would
certainly be the right man for the job o I have met Dr. Cothrane, but f eel
t hat if a negro is appointed i t would give the impetus of bei ng a
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Pr ogram" , when the rat i o of whit es i s 4 to l , I understand.
I trust that t he Board will be able to come up wi th t he r ight deci s ion
for the benefit of all concerned.
Sincerely,
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Member, At l ant a
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�EMILY AND ERNEST WOODRUFF FOUNDATION
230 PEACHTREE STREET,
N. W.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
BOISFEUILLET JONES
PRESIDENT
June 28, 1967
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of Atlanta
204 City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Ivan:
Thanks for your counsel today.
thoughts you might have.
Please pass on to me any further
Attached is a memorandum I have sent to members of the EOA
Staff. I had to take some action to keep the wheels turning, and I think
this will take care of the situation temporarily.
I shall pursue the matter of a successor diligently, and will consult
with the EOA Board Members informally on Friday.
Sincerely,
BJ /as
Enclosure
�ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ATLANTA, INC.
101 MARIETTA STREET BLDG.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
525-4262
C. 0, EMMERICH
AOMINISTRATOR
June 28, 1967
To:
EOA Staff Members
Mr. Emmerich's death is a tragic shock to the entire metropolitan
Atlanta community. His concern for his fellowman, his superb administrative skill, his seemingly inexhaustible vitality, and his
full commitment to the activities for which he was responsible
combined to make him a truly effective leader.
The Board of Directors of Economic Opportunity Atlanta share with
the staff and all those who knew and worked with Mr. Emmerich a
deep sense of personal loss. Officially, he can not be replaced;
he can only be succeeded.
In respect to his memory, all offices of Economic Opportunity
Atlanta will close Thursday, June 29, at 1:00 p.m. Mr. Emmerich's
funeral will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, June 29, in the
Trinity Chapel of the A. S. Turner Funeral Home, 2773 North Decatur
Road.
The strong administrative organization Mr. Emmerich created, with
full backing of the Board, will continue EOA activities through
the three Associate Administrators in their respective fields.
As customary, the senior Associate Administrator, who is now
Mr. William G. Terry, will act temporarily as Administrator.
Sincerely,
Chairman
�ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ATL ANTA, IMC.
101 MARIETTA STREET BLDG.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
525-4262
C, 0, EMMERICH
ACMINISTRATOR
May 11, 1967
Mr. R. Earl Landers
Mayor's Administrative Assistant
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Earl:
I hope that you can attend a one-hour meeting of the
Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. Technical Advisory
Committee on Thursday, May 25, 1967. The meeting will
be held at the EOA Central City Neighborhood Service
Center, 840 Marietta Street, N. w., at 2 : 00 p. m.
I especially want you to see the Academy Award winning
VISTA film, "A Year Toward Tomorrow." Much of this 28minute film shows one of our EOA VISTAs, Eric Metzner,
working in Atlanta's Blue Heaven.
In addition, William ~llison, Associate Administrator
for Program Development, will give a brief report on
our newest programs and proposals. I would like to hear
your ideas and suggestions about these.
If you find you will be unable to attend this meeting,
please contact Mrs. Burnett, 525-4262, Ex t . 41 .
I look fo rward to seeing you there .
S incerely yours ,
C. 0 . Emme r ich
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SOUTHEAST REGIO lA!. OFFICE
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Incorporated
101 Marietta Street, N.W.
Atlanta, Georgia
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Dear Charlie:
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As you know, the Congress recently made a supplemental appro-
priation of funds with a portion of the total earmarked for
Summer Programs. Funds are presently available to you, and
we will be glad to receive an application for the Summer Program ·
not to exceed $600,000 Federal Share. If additional funds are
necessary for the Summer Program, such additional amounts will
have to be taken from your Versatile Community Action Program
allocation.
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If you have any questions in regard to this matter, please feel
free to contact Mr. Hugh Lasseter of our staff, and he will be
glad to assist you.





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DEPARTMENT OF PL A:\'?',ING
COLLIER B. GLADIN, Director
May 18, 1967
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Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
Alderman Rodney M. Cook
Mr. Collier B. Gladin, Planning Director
11'..r. Isadore c·':11\deub, Candeub, Fle.issig & Associates
Mr. John Brown, Candeub, 7.IJ.,.,leis
t ig ./ t ~s~ciates
FROM:
Vir. George L. Aldridge, Jr.
SUBJECT:
Meeting on May 12, 1967 o
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Equal Opportunity in Housing Report
On Friday May 12, 1967, the Equal Opportunity in Housing report,
dated December, 1966, prepared by Candeub, Fleissig & Associates i n
connection with the Community Improvement Program was discussed. T"ne
f ol lowing persons were in attendance: Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., Alder man
Rodney H . Cook, Mr. Isador·e Candeub, President, Capdeub, Fleissig &
Associates, ~..r. John Brown, Candeub, Fl eissig & Associates, Mr. Coll ier
B. Gladin, Planning Director, ~nd Mr. George L. Aldridge, Jr., Community
I mp rovement Program Director. T'ne following represents those are a s on
which agreement was reached and which the consultant was advised to
follow:
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The City requested and the consultant agreed to r ewr i te
cer tain portions of the report provided the i n tegrity o f the
r e port is not destroyed. To assis t the consul t an t the City
agreed to provide them with t h e Planning St a f f comments
used at the meeting by Ald er man Cook.
2.
Th e City r equested and t he consultant ag r ee d t o incorporate
obviou s change s a nd/o r trends t hat have been made or have
taken pl a ce i n pub li c fa cilities and s ervices in t he Ci ty
within approx i mately the las t 5 year s . The City is to
pr ovid e t he c onsul tant wi th this i nformati on.
3.
Interview re su l t s and material contained in the repor t
were di s c~s s ed . Two alternative approaches evol ved , nei~her
of wh ich achieved comple t e ag~£ement. Consequently , the
1 consultant i s advised to follow (a) or (b ) or a combination
of (a) ai:id (b)'. b~low:. ·
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(a)
Delete the interview material from the report, but
provide the City with a separate and complete supplement on the interviews and/or
(b)
Retain the interview material in the report but
provide a blanket statement with heavy emphasis
to the fact that the interview results do not
necessarily agree with the facts. The tex t s houl d
stress that the interview results represent opinions
and discuss the dangers inherent in public opinion
surveys. Additionally where the opinion and the
f acts do not agree, the consultant might refer t he
reader to an appropriate factual section or i llustrate. this with facts.
Program Recoxranendations
The City requested and the consult~nt agreed to the following:
(a)
Tie in the finding of facts or ·factual determinations
.with the program recommendations and the approach
toward solutions.
(b)
In addition to making the recommendations t h e report
should spell out the levels or degrees within each
· program recom.-nenda.tion which the City should attain
within a _practical or feasible . period of time.
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CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
April 19 , 1967
IVAN ALLEN, JR ., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS , Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Lia iso n
TO :
· rs . Ann Hose s
FROM :
Johnny H. hobinson
Mrs . Mary Porter
Hrs . Porter case is bcin
or social services .
re erred to N .sh - ~·J ashin~ton ZOA Center
A ter carefully reviewinf t,he case, I feel that more is involved
than just havLng to move out of the Housinp Projec t , She pointed out
to me that her husb nd was an alcoholic, and this indicates th2t a
great amount of hjs income is going to su port his nersonal habits .
,JO therefore , I think they need services to straiEhten this matter
out first, b~fore they proceed with relocation , he cause if they don ' t
they will probabl y end up ·in the same predicament .
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Alt.U. 10@ l IICE TO flUISTER THEIR FEfLI•s IN ttmMIOS TO THE
IF.~cvrtvt OlfttOTOft OF EOA DIC 1£ ntE P£0PL£ n.£C'Tf.O F'ftotf Tit:
PC\ff.ft'n AAE.A F'Ut. THAT OM S'll'.At 1$ 'nE KOST QUliLtFU:0 MN
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StPPORl' OF' ntE EM Pf\OlltAtf Al() lO CONTliltut MELPIN9 TI£ PEOPU
OF ATI..ANTA WE &Ille£ \'auft _,,..,_T Of' Tlt:tS JM>tWID._
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ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 . . . T ELEPHONE: AREA CODE (404) 5 25- 4262
C. 0 . Emmer ich
j anuary, 19 67
Exe culi e Admini s trator
OPPORTUNITY IN ATLANTA
During the past two years Atlanta's
Community Action Program has moved
with great speed. Thou sands of citi zens
and ma ny agencies and organizations
have participated io planning de veloping and financing this multi -ser_vice opport1mity progra m fo r Atlanta's low- income citizens.
In two years :
14 Multi -service Neighborhood Service
Centers have been establ ished,
More than 20,000 adults and youths have
been placed in jobs and job tra ining,
Nearly 39,000 individuals have parti cipated in basic, remedial and enrichment
education courses, and
More than 55,000 individual s have rece ived fom i ly servic es .
Due to Congre ssio na l reductjons in
the 1%7 Economic Opportunity budget
for the n ation, Atlanta's program ha s
s uffe red a 40% reduction in funds plu s
the deletion of six s e rvices . E .O .A. is
now seeking loca l re sources to help re store these vital serv ices a nd r,ebuild
its program.
E. O . A. services can be divided into
s ix categor,ies:
OPPORTUNITIES FOR:
A. Neighborhood Serv ice s through 14
Neighborhood Serv ice Centers
8. Employment and Job Training
C. Education
D. Social Serv ices
E. Research
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Each projecli or contracted s er ic e
of E.O. A . is suppo, uect by a citizens
advisory counci l of which at le ast
1/ 3 musk be pe ople s e rved by th
program .
A. OPPORTUN ITIES FOR
NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES
1. NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES
ORGANIZATION
( ote : All f ig ures in this re port; repre s nt
up to two years work, de pending 011 how
lo1vg th e projec t has b e 11 estab lished. )
All E .0.A. service s are brought to
low-income families th rough 14 Neighborhood Service Centers Loeated in poverty
areas . A s mall sta H located a t 101 Ma rietta Street , N. W. , plans a nd directs the
progra m a nd coordinates servi ces wi th
loca l agenc ies .
All 14 Centers were e s tabli shed
during the first two years . Staff. member,s
at nhese centers have conducted 33 ,049
interview s . Headquar,ters: 101 Mar,i e tta
Street , N. W. , Telephone 5 25 -4262 , Mr.
l,lar,old E . Barrett, Dir,ector.
CENTERS IN OPERAT ION
ATLANTA AND FULTON COUNTY
Central City Neighborhood Serv ice Center
840 Marietta Str,eet , N .W.
Mrs. Doris Bridges, Director
T ~lephone: 873-6759
�East Cent ral Neighborhood Serv i ce C enter
Gw i nnett County Offi ce
486 Dec a tur Street , S. E.
Pike and Clayton Streets
L awrenceville , Georgia
Mr. Gene JohnsoLJ , Coordinator
Telephone : 963 -9700
Mr. George Dodd , Director
Teleph one: 577-1735
Edgewood Neighborhood Serv ice Cente r
1723 Boulevard Driv e , S.IE.
Mr. Samuel Russell , Director
Telephone: 378-3643
NASH -Wash ington N eighborhood Ser. Cen.
247 Ashby Street, N. W.
Mr. William A. Fowlkes , Director
Teleph one: 524-2084
North Fulton Neighborhood Service Center
27 Oak Street, Roswell , Georgia
Mr. J. W. Stone, Director
Tel eph one : 993 -3795
Northwest (Perry Homes) Ne ighborhood
Service Center
1927 Holl yw ood Road , N. W.
Mr. Roberst Branning , Director
T e lephone: 799-9322
Pittsburg Neighborhood Service Center
993½ McDanie l Street , S. W.
Mr. Levi Terrill , Director
Telephone: 523 -1 577
Price N eighborhood Serv i ce C enter
112 7 Capito l Avenue, S. E.
Mr . Geo ffr ey Hea rd , Acting Director
Teleph one: 522 -5792
So. F ulton Neighborhood Servi ce C enter
2735 East P o int St. , East Poin t , Georgia
Mr. Clint Rodger s, Direct or
Teleph one: 767-754 1
Summe r hi I I-Mec hani cs vi 11 e Neighborhood
Serv ice Center
Rockdale-Co nyers Offi ce
929 Commercial St., Co nye rs , Georgi a
Mr. Sidne y Herring, Coordinator
Telepho ne: 483 -9512
EL ECTI ON S: One of the most importa nt opportunities E.O. A. offers is
that of re s ident participation . For the
first time low- income citizens have come
together in neighborhood organizations ,
block clubs and advisory council s to
con s ider their needs and to ass i s t E. 0. A.
in pl a nning programs to help meet the se
needs.
There have been 2,672 neighborh ood
meetings . Average monthly a ttendance
for a ll E.O.A. advisory committees is
2,250 people .
In 1966 elections were held for t he
fir s t t ime to c hoose repre sentati ves of
low -inc ome ar eas to serve on ne igh borhood and city- wide E.O.A. adviso ry committees . New Electi ons for 1967 re presentatives hav e j us t been completed in
11 Ne ighborhood Center areas . (N. Fulton is s till being organized). 194 lowinc ome neighborhood block organization s
a nd 11 ,528 people have pa rticipa ted in
the 196 7 elections. More than 500 lo winc ome citizens are serving as block
captains a nd elec ted representatives.
725 Lawton Stree t , S. W.
Mr. J a me s Hester, Director
Telephone: 753-6101
Each block organiza tion chose on e
representa tive to serve on it s Nei ghborhood Center's advisor y committee, TH E
CITIZE S NEIGHBORHOOD AD VISOR Y
COUNCIL. E a ch CNAC selected thre e
represe ntatives to serve on a city-wi de
committee , THE CITIZE S C EN TR AL
ADVISORY COUNCIL , pl u s on e representa tive to serve on the E .O.A . BOARD
OF DIRECTORS. Thi s gives 12 re pr es entati ve s o f the poor , 1 ' 3 of the t otal
members hip , on th e Board of Dire c tors.
ADJOINING COUNTIES
J. H. Calhoun , Assistant Di re ct or
for Co mmunit y Developme nt, 101 Marietta St . , . W., T e le phon e: 525-4262.
65 Georgia Avenue , S. E .
Mrs . Omi e Dixon , Acting Director
Teleph one: 577 -1351
West Central Ne ighborhood Service Center
2193 Ver be n a Street, N - W.
Mr. A. A. Fromho ltz , Director
Telephone: 799-0331
West End Neighborhood Service Center
�Center Director Nomi nees:
Mrs . Willie Perkins
Rev. Ellis L. Green


M r. Charles B . Hart , Jr.


West End
Mr. B . F . Waldorn


Mr. Ben Benson


Mrs. Peg Brad y


.\1r . William Killingsworth


Mrs . Emma Jordan
Mr. A. R. Phillips
Mr . Fred Young
Mr s . Gertrude McLennan
!rs. Eliz a beth Godbee
Mrs . Maxine Abbott
Mr s . Edna May o
Mr. Ro y Harwell
Mr. Al vin Ba rner
Mrs. Bertha Stewa rt
Mr s . Roxie Lipford
Mr. R. C. Chinn
Mr s. Lu cy Cas tell
Mr s . D. L. Stov all
Mr. Col ema n Smith
Mrs. Be a tric e He nd er so n
Mr s . M. U. Barn e tt e
Mr. J. C. Die tri c h
Mr s. Su e Bradley
Mrs . C. B. Co l e
Mr. Ja c k Bagwel l
Mr. Robert Ri ce
Mr . F . H . P ound
Mr s . Gene J ohn son
Mr s . Ann Mill er
Mr. Ros well Ja c k son
Mr s . Mary Chandler


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Mr. H. D. Wiley




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Mrs. Gladys Brad le y
Rev. Caro l T i nsl ey
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Executive Adminis tra t or No mi nees
\1 rs . Annie Laurie P ace
Mr . Ralph Long
Rev. R. B. Short s
Mr. Robert Blount
Mrs. Lennie Hes t er
Mrs. Mary Morton
Mr. J a me s H. Aldredge
Miss Dori s Alexa nd e r
Homorable Iva n Allen , Jr .
Dr. Wa ll a ce M. Alsto n
Mr . Harold N. Arnold
Dr. Sa nford Atwood
Dr. Warren D. Bachelis
Dr. Paul R . Bea ll
Mr. Dl'la ne W. Beck
Mr. Glenn E. Bennett
Mi ss Ca th erine Bo lin g
Dr. Jame s P. Bra wle y
Dr. Rufus E . Clemen t
Mr . Clatence D. Coleman
Mr. Jack C. Deliu s
Mr. Wellborn R . Ellis
Mr. Arnold D. Elli s o n
Mr. Rich a rd Forbe s
Mr. J a mes Furnis s
Mr. Collier 8 . Gla di@
Mr. Herma n B . Gu inn
Mr. J os eph F . Haa s
Dr. Jame s F . Hackne y
Archbi s hop P aul J . Ha llin a n
Dr. E dwin Ha rri s on
Mr. Richa rd C. Hic ks
Mi ss Rebec c a Hollin g s wo rth
Honora bl e Ll oy d Elm o Hole
Mr. Willi a m S. How la nd
Mr. Wi lli a m E . In mo n
Mr. J ohn H. J a cob s
Dr . A. P . J arr e ll
Mr. Herbe rt T. J e nkin s
Mr. Malco lm D. J one s
Mr. Ala n F . Kie ppe r
Mr. J oh n F . Kis e r
Mr . R. E arl L ande rs
Dr . Noa h L a ng da le , J r.
Dr. Jo hn W. L et s on
Ma jor Geo rge Mars ha ll
Dr. Albe rt E . Man le y
Mr . Sam Ma sse ll , Jr.
Dr. Ben jam in E . Mays
Mr s. Fra nce s McKay
Mr. J . 0 . Moore
Mr. Jack P . Nix
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NEIGHBORHOOD AIDES: E. 0 . A.
h as trained an d employed i ndigenous
re s idents of low-income neighborhoods
to assist with cente r agency a nd c ommuni ty work. Aides have visit ed over
103,225 homes in door-to-door case-finding a nd have served over 37,049 individuals on a continuin g basis.
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2. VISTA (VOLUNTEERS IN
SERVICE TO AMERICA)
A domestic Pe a ce Corps providing
a ide s, teachers, counselors and adv is o rs
for. the Wa r on Poverty . Headquarte rs a t
10 Marietta Street, N . W. Mr . Dav id
Da mmann , Director 1 VISTA Volunteers ,
Telepho ne : 525-4262.
ACTION : 54 Volunteers have been
as s igned to Atlanta for, one year. 25 of
the s e are pre sently working j o IE.O .A.
target areas . The other 29 a re expected
during the ne x t fe months. Las t year,
Atla nta had 32 VI T'l\ Volunteer s.
B. OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMPLOY MENT AND JOB TRAINING
3. EMPLOYMENT SERVICE
One Manpower Counselor is lqcaced
in eac h Neighborh ood Service Cen ter to
provide job placement an d referrals to
other services . Admini s tered by Georgia
Sta te Emp loyme nt Service , 101 Mariett a
Street, N . W., Te lephone : 525-4262 .
Manpower Program peciali:;t, Mr. Don
Bryant .
ACTION : 33,627 tindi vtid ua ls have
rece ived employment counse ing . 87 %
of th e e were unemployed a t the time of
coun seli n g aQd most of the re mainin g
13% were under-emplo yed . 6, 16 1 indivjdual s have bee n placed in job s . Hun dreds of others h ave been placed in
E. O . A. training programs for yomh s .
The remai nder a re receiving trainjng ,
education , counseling or, other, service s
in prep a ration for e mpl oy me nt or a re w
the process of be ing p laced.
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CORPS (In-School)
T rainin g and employment of lo w-income high .sch ool youth s in the Atla nta F ulton County School Sys tems to pro vide work exper,ience and mone y t o
enab le them to re mai n in schoo l. Admini s tered by the Atlanta and fulton
County Boards of -Ed ucation a t l.J,01 Marietta Stree t , N . W. , Telephone: 525 -7886 ;
1rs. Alice Washington , Coordinator.
ACTION: 650 students now emplo yed in the public s chools .
More than
2,500 youths have panic i paced s ine e
the beginning .
5. NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH
CORPS (Out-of-School)
A job trainin g and employment prognam
for out-of-school, unemployed
youth s aged 16 through 21. 57 pubJic
a nd no n-pro£it Atla nta a ge ne ies pr.ovide
150 work locations and 6 20 posi ti ons .
Return co schoo l is encour,aged . Office
at 68 Spring treet, N . W. , Telephone :
577- 1904 , Mr. Henry Pace Directo r .
ACTION: 620 posi ti ons are avail a ble .
6 10 yo uth s a re employed . 3 5
have returned to s chool. 224 have ac cepted full-time e mployment.
Nearly
3,000 you th s have participated since the
beginning .
6. YOUTH OPPORTUNITY CENTER
Opera ted by t he Geo rg ia cate Employment Service to concentrat e on the
emp loy ment needs of youths a ged 16
through 21, with emph a si s OQ c ounsel in g , testin g , and refe rral to other age n c ies for r,emed ial educ a tion or t ra ining .
522 West Peach cr.ee Sure et . ~Ir . A. \\' .
Seagers . Director . Telephone: 875-0971.
ACTION : 8 2, 000 ha Ye bee n interviewed . 5,735 youth s ha Ye b een pl aced
in full -ti me jo bs . 30,000 ha v e been refe rre d to jobs a nd o th e r age ncies .
�7. SMALL BUSINESS
DEVELOPMENT CENTER
tere d by Senior, Citizen Services of
Me tropolitan Atla nta , Int . , lr20 Marietta
Street, N . W., Room 7 19 , Telephone:
577-2474 , Mrs. Carolyn French, Project
Directo r.
A center to screen pro spe ctive loa n
applications and to provide assistance
in the management a nd development of
sma ll businesses. 101 Mariett a S tneet,
N. W. , Telephone: 577 -3315 , Dr. Merle
C . P at terson , Director.
ACTION : 36 men a nd women , plus 4
s ubs titutes , tra ined a nd serving a t Grady
Hospita l (30), Fulton County Juvenile
Court (4) and Carrie -Ste e le Pitts Ho me
(2) .
ACTION : 850 individuals h ave been
ioterview ed or counseled. 33 lo ans tota1ling $322,000 hav e been approved a nd
granted.
3 eight-week se min a r s have
been conducted in lo w-income neighborhoods.
10. EMPLOYMENT FOR THE
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tlanta Section , National
Council o f Jewish Women , 793 Piedmont
Avenue, N. E. , lfelepbon e : 875-944 3,
Mrs. Naom · Metzger , Executive Di r.ector,.
8. COLL EGE WORK STUDY
PROGRAM
Part time employment to keep youth s
from ow-income famiil ie·s in coMege..
ACTION: 969 individuals have been
placed i n jobs . There have been 1,740
job ap lications and 3,028 requests for
'applicants kom businesses .
ACTION : Pro gram approved fo r eight
colleges : Clark College, 60 presemly
employed , 60 previousl y emplo yed no
posiitions available ; Emory Univer sity,
69 prese ntl y employed , [4 pueviously
employed , 20 avai lable posic.ions; Geor•
gia State College, 25 presently employ ed , 2iJ. previously employed , 12 positions
ava ila bl e; Georgia Institute of Technology, 28 presently employed , 10 previousl y employ ed , 30 positions av a ilable; Moreho use College, 201 presentl y
employed, 192 previously employed , 15
positions available; Morri s Brown College, 134 presently employ ed , 125 previously employed, no positions available; Oglethorpe University, 35 presently employed, 20 previously employ ed , no
position s ava ila ble ; and Sp el man Co llege, 40 pre s entl y employ ed , 100 pre viously employ ed , no po s itions avaiJa ble .
9. FOSTER GRANDPARENTS
DEMONSTRATION PROJECT
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The Ma np ower Development and
Training Act of 1962 provide s jo b trainin g for needed skills. Admin is te red by
the Georgia State Emp loyment Serv ice
and the Atlanta Board of Education .
Offices at Atla nta Industrial Employmen t
Offoce , 6iJ. Trinit y Avenue , S. W., Telephone: 524-24 11.
ACTION : 5,104 individuals have
been tra ined. A ne w c onera ct bas been
r:eceived to train 200 people between
February 13, 19)67 and March 3 ] , 1968
in groups of 4 5 in 8 O F i2 week tr.aining
programs . Anothe r: 100 experienced but
unemployed wonkers will receive On The
Job ~ra ining . MDTA cl a s s e s will train
for: s uch jobs as hoste s s , waitress , waiter , bus bo y , bus girl , chef , short order
grill ma n , s pecialist c ook , combin a tion
coo k , salad gid , kitchen helper a nd
sn a ck bar ho s te ss. Addition a l tra ining
c ontracts are exp e cte d soo n.
C las s es now in pro gress a re we ldin g (20), bric k lay in g (2 0) , produc tion
mach in e (20), d e s ign technician at Lock-
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Howard High School, 551 Houston Street,
N. E. , Telephone: 522-5096 , Bennie C.
Williams, Assistant Principal.
Parks Jr. High School, 1090 Windsor
Street, S. W., Telephone: 753-6125, Robert J . Still, Assistant Principal.
West Fulton High School, 1890 Bankhead
Avenue, N. W., Telephone: 799-3177, E.
C. Norman, Assistant Principal.
Bethune Elementary School, 198 North side Drive , N . W., Telephone : 524-6854 ,
Norr i s L. Hogan, Assistant Principal.
Capitol Avenue Elementary School, 8 li
Capitol Avenue, S. W., Telephone: 5238696 , Obadiah Jordan , Jr., Assistant
Principal.
We sley Elementa ry School, 186 Wesley
Avenue , N . E. , Telephone: 378-4393,
Aaron L. Watson, Assistant Principal.
COMMUNITY SCHOOLS FINANCED
BY NON-EOA FUNDS
Dykes High School, 4360 Powers Ferry
Road , N. W., Telephone: 255-5236 , Jack
Glasgow, Assistant Principal.
Grant Park Elementary School, 75 0 Kalb
Avenue , N. E., Tel ephone: 627-574 1,
James Chwers , Assistant Principal.
17. PROJECT HEAD START
An enrichment program for culturally
deprived pre-school children operated by
the Atlanta School System and seven
pri vate a gencies . An application is now
being prepared for an 8 week program for
3,000 children to be held next summer.
5,989 children have attended in 2 summers.
Atlanta Board of Education , Instructional Servic..es Building, 2930 Forrest Hills
Dr iv e ,
Telephone:
761-5411,
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F rances C ox , Director. 4,609 have atte nded in 2 summers .
Rockdale C ounty 's Head Stare Program 40 a ttended last summer.
Gwinnett County's Head Start Program 240 attended last summer.
Wheat Street Day Nursery's Head Scare
Program - 200 have attended in 2 summers.
Free For All Day Nursery's Head Start
Program - 260 have attended in 2 summers .
Hinsley Temple Day Nursery's Head
Stare Program - 120 have attended in 2
summers.
Berean Junior Academy's Head Scarac
Program - 240 have attended in 2 summers.
18. ADULT BASIC EDUCATION
Instruction in reading a nd writing
for ad ults over 18 years of age who are
unable to function on an eighth grade
educational level, to improve their employment potential. Administered by the
Aclanca Board of Education, 2930 Forrest Hills Drive , Telephone: 76 1-5 4 11 ,
Ext. 206 , Mr. A.Ian Koch and Dr. Curtis
Henson , Coordinators .
ACTION : 48 classes for 900 participants are in sessio n.
1,273 people
have already participated .
19. UPWARD BOUND
A project to reduce the drop-out rate
of 11th and 12th graders with ability by
providing remedial a nd interest classes
and encouraging chem to set goals for
further education after high school.
ACTION :
Morehouse College, 223 Che stnut Street,
S. W. , Telephone: 577 -1505 , Dr. Arthur
Banks , Director. 150 enrolled at present,
228 last ye a r.
Emory Univer sity, Emory University
Campus, Emory University, Telephone:
377-24 11 , Ext. 7546, Mr. Loui s Becker ,
Director. 49 enrolled at present , 50 last
yea r.
Morri s Brown College, 642 Hunter St.,
N. W., Telephone: 577-2628, Mrs. Vivian
McGee, Director. 91 enrolled at present ,
100 last year.
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During the wmter , s tudents paut1c1pate in Saturday morning classes at the
colleges a nd a re tutored by program assistants. During the summer , students
live and study on the college campuses.
Morris Brown and Morehouse held 8 week
programs and Emory held a 6 week progra m l as t summer. Simila progua ms are
planned for next year.
Three ye ars ago , a pue-college demonstration project, one of s ix in the
country, was conducted by Moreho use
College for 370 students . Results from
this project helped pave the way for tbe
na tion wide program, Project Upward
Bound.
D. OPPORTUNITY FOR
SOCIAL SERVICES
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20. SOCIAL SERVICES
Socia l Service Superv isors and staf,f
are located in each Neighborhood Service
Center to provide help with health , e ducation and fam ily problems.
ACTION: Coun selors have held
33,049 interviews at the Neighborhood
Service Centers.
21 . DAY CARE SERVICE
Sup ervis ed c a re for children in order to release parents for job training a nd
job opportunities .
10 projects ar,e in operation c a ring
for 7 10 children.
Antioch North Day Care Center (50) 540 Kenn edy Sti;eet, N . W. , Telephone :
523-4861. Mrs . Mary Ray, Direct or.
Bowen Homes Day Care Center (Ga te
City As sociation) (100) - 1060 Wilkes
Circle , N.W. , Teleph one : 799- 11 70 , Mrs .
France s Wyatt , Director.
Colle ge Park C ivic & Educa tiona l Cente.r (3 5) - 407 West Ha rva rd Street , College Park , Georgia, Telephone : 766-4456 ,
Mrs . E loise Tlhoma s , Di recto r.
Children 's C enter of Met.r,opolita n A tl anta Family Day Care (35) - 725 Lawton
Street, S. W. , T e leph one : 7 53-6101 , Mrs .
Doris Hattley , Ca s e Worker.
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Howell , Directors .
South Side Day Care Center, (120) - 802
Pryor Street, S .W. , Telephone: 577-2640 ,
Mr. Henry J. F urlow , Director.
Guady Homes Day Care Center, (Grady
.l'Iomes T enant Association) (90) - 100
Bell Street, S . E. , Telephone: 522-1595 ,
Mrs. Elizabeth R. Carter, Director,.
Gate City at St . Pau l's (Gate City Association) (36) - . 1540 Ptyor Road , S. W. ,
Telephone: 622-9711 , Mrs . Barbara Martin , Director.
Fort Street Kiddie Korner (100) - 572
Boulevard , N . E . , Telephone: 876-9 279 ,
Miss Yhonna Carter , Director.
Tabernacle Baptist Church (120) - 475
Boulevard , N .E. , Telephone : 876-1 T/9,
Mrs. Mattie Bruce , Director .
22. L EGAL ASSISTANCE
PROGRAM
A central Legal Ass i s tance C enter,
financed by E .O.A . , is presently opera ting in the Fulton C ounty C ourt House.
2 additiona l centers a re pla nned for l owincom e neighborhoods . All legal t:ases
for E .O.A. target areas will be re ferred
to one of these three centers . The program will ha ndle civil c ase s, and provide represen ta tion a nd counseling for
preliminary crimin a l hearings. Administered by t he L ega l Aid Society of Atlanta, 136 Pryor St. , S.E ., Tel. 524-5811 ,
Mrs . Nancy Cheves , General C ounsel.
ACTION : Unde r the previous E .O. A.
Leg al Assista nce P rogram , Legal Aid
la wye rs worked in Neighborh ood Servi ce
Ce nte rs part- ti me . L egal Aid la wyers
serve d a tota l o f 17,324 cas e s a nd clo s ed 2,376 court case s .
23. CRIME PR EV ENTION
Police wouk in each Neighborhood
Service Center to become friends wi t h
residents and help them with their problems . This progra m was developed by
th e Atlanta Police Depa rtment fo llowiin
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in the country . Atlanta Police Department , 82 Decatur Street, Telephone:
522-7363, Lt. C. E. Wright a nd Lt . C.
Dixon, Officers in Charge .
ACTION : Since January, 1966, police officers have been working in E . 0 .
A. Neighborhood Service Centers. They
have communicated wiith over 9)0, 000
eople.
These officer,s a ttended 176
meetings on off-duty time , got 306 dropouts back in school and helped 58 hardship cases . T'hey s upervise numerous
youth act1vH1es a nd clubs and get
youths involved in Neiighborhood Youth
Corps , Job Corps , Community Schoo.I
a nd Rec reation Programs .
The o fficers and their Centers a r e:
Officer Gambell , NASH-Washington;
Officer L yon s, Price and Sum-Mee ;
Officer Carde 11 , Central City ;
Officer John s on , Nor,thwes t
( Perry Home s);
Officer Nelloms, Edgewood ;
Officer Grah a m, Northeas t ;
Officer Owens , West End .
24. PLANNED PARENTHOOD
Family plannin g s ervice a d min is tered by the P lanned P arenthood Ass ociation of the Atlanta Ar ea , 3108 Piedmont
Road, N. E . , Teleph one : 233-4493 , Mr:s .
Julian F reed ma n , Acting Director .
ACTI ON : Over 2, 193 individ ual s
s erved . 3 Fam i ly Planning Clinics in
operation : Beth lehem Communi ty Center
Clinic , 9 McDonough Boul evard , T elephone: 627-0176 (Monday even in gs);
erry Homes Clinic , 1660 Drew Dr ive ,
N. W. , Apartment 756, T eleph one: 355 8278 (Wednesday evenings ); a nd J ohn 0 .
Chiles Homes , 435 Ashby Street , S. W. ,
T elephone: 755-4228 , (Thursday e venings) .
25. MUL Tl SERV ICE CENTERS
FOR THE AGED
Recreation , s ocial services and day
care for famil ie s living in the three high-
rrse apartment buildings for the aged
built by the Atla nta Public Hou s ing
Authority.
Progra m administered by Senior Citizen Services of Metropolitan Atlanta,
[nc . , 120 Marietta Street, N . W., Telephone : 577-3828, Mr. A. E. Horvath, Director .
ACTION: A total of 1,794 fa mi ly
units are being served in the Antione
Graves Ce nter , 126 Hilliard Street, N .E . ,
Telephone: 577-1790; the John 0 . Chiles
Center , 435 As hby Street, S. W. , Telephone : 753-4084; and the !Palmer House ,
430 Techwood Drive , N . W. , TeJephone:
873-3453.
The Atlanta Department of Parks
and Recrea tion is providing recreation
specia li s ts under co ntrac t to provide
comprehensive rec rea tion programs. The
F ulton County Department ofi Family a nd
Children Services provides a full- ime
representative in e a ch Center by agreement. The Fulton County P ublic Heal th
Department provide s a health main tena nce program in e ach Center by agreement .
26. PROJECT ENABLE
Gr:oup educati on for low-i ncome pare nts to increas e motivation for s elf-help .
C ommunity and persona l probl e ms are
ident i fied and become the ta rge t for action. Administered by the Atla nta Urba n
League , Inc . , 239 Auburn A.venue , N. E . 1
Mrs . Lilli an C lark , Director , Telephone:
522-8839 .
ACTION : Seven groups with a to tal
of 167 pa rents hav e compl e ted th e ir di s cu ssions. The re have been 238 refierrals to other agencies for help. 1,069
p e ople ha ve been i nt erviewed . A leader,s hip tra ining phase will s ta re soon .
27. VOLUNTEER TASK FORCE
A proo; am to p rovide tra ining a nd
s upervi sion of local volun teers who s upp1ement s ervice s of th e E .O.A . profess ional s ta ff . Volunteers ar,e drawn ~r:om
all areas of th e city , i ncluding E. 0 . A.
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G lenn Build ing , 120 Ma riett a Street, N.
W. , T e lephone : 577 -2250 , Mrs. Elinor
Me tzger , Di rectoE.
ACTION : 46 vo lunteer s tra in ed and
serving.
Vo lunteers are placed in
Neighborhood Seuvice Centers , Community Sch och, Commun i ty Ce nters , P lan ned
P a r,e nt hood Ce nte rs , St. J oseph's Hospital , Senior Citizens Center s , an d Day
C a re Ce nte rs. Volu nteers incl ud e both
me n a nd wo me n .
Interes t ed pe rso n s
s h ould ca ll t h e a bove numbe r. New cl a ss
of 33 to s ca re in J an ua ry wil l las t 6
week s (4 weeks classes plus 2 weeks
on- job-trai ni ng).
Nex t cla ss starts
Ma rc h 20 th.
E. RESEARCH PROGRAMS
Tr aining and work experience for
500 -700 ha rd-core, unemplo ye d out- ofschool y ouths per y ear , in work s hop
situa tions . Administered by BEES-BIZ,
foe. , a non -profit , private organization .
570 P ea chtree Street , Telephone : 8 7 356 53 , Mr. Joseph Minecci , Directo r.
ACTI ON : 233 were enrolled during
the program .
31. PROJECT UP- LI FT
Job traini ng for unemployed p a rent s
of depe ndent children o perated by Fulton
County Depa rtment of Family a nd Chil dre n Ser vices a t 50 Whiteh a ll Street ,
Mrs. Willie Thompson , Direc tor , T e leph one: 572 -2 155.
ACTION: Program will end by February 28th . 22 7 indiv idua ls a re now in
crainin·g. 387 have co mpleted the c ours e .
28. EVALUATION PRO GRAM
An e igh tee n month ev alu a ti on of
Atl a nta' s Communit y Action P ro gram.
Adm in istered by Emory Uni versi ty , Te lephone : 377 -24 11, Ext. 517, Dr. J ohn
Doby , Di re cto r; Dr. Fred R . Crawfo rd ,
P ri n cipa l In ve s tiga tor.
ACTION: P relimina ry research un derway.
29. ELECTRONIC DATA
PROC ESSING PROGRAM
E .O . A. was s ele cted for a n O . E.O.
Pil o t s tud y to de s ig n an d imp le ment a
da t a proce ssing sy ste m t o a utoma t e acc o unting a nd fin a nc ia l work .
The projec t des i gne d procedure s fo r data ga th erin g fr om th e Neighborhood Service Cen ter s. Adm ini s te red by Electro nic s Da ta
817, 10 1
Sys t e ms Co rp oration , Room
Ma rie tt a Stree t , N. W. , Tel eph one: 525 4262 , ex t .58 , "!I.fr. Davi s Hamli n , Director.
ACTION : E . O. A.'s budge ta ry a n d
payro ll a c counti ng de pa rtm e nt 1s now
a utoma ted and us i ng compute rs .
F. DISCONTINUED PROGRAMS
30. BEES- BIZ
32. PUBLIC HEAL TH
P ublic Health Nurses for Ne ighborhood Ser vi ce Centers . Administer ed by
F ulton C ounty Dep a rtment of P ublic
Hea lth , 99 Bueler Street , S. E . , Telephone: 572 -29 27 , Mrs . Gladys L. Garla nd , Coordin a tor.
ACTION : 4 nur s e s worke d with th e
Neighborh oo d Serv ice C en t er s.
33. HOMEMAKER SERVICES
Sub s t itute h omemakers assumed respon sibi l ity fo r households in low-in come
are as d uring e mergency situations. Admin is tered by Visiti ng N ur se Association of Atla nt a , 1270 Techwo od Drive.
Tel ephone : 873 -2683 , Mrs . Mary Ca ldwell, Coordina tor.
ACTION : 28 home makers served
522 ho mes , and made 13 ,4 36 vis its .
34. RECREATION CONDUCTED
BY NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICE
CENTERS
ACTION : The Recreation T e ch nician and staff of the Neighborh ood Se rvice Centers organ ized and s upe rvis ed
sports , tutorial program s, ch i ld ren 's ac-
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35. SUMMER RECREATION
E.O.A. financed summer recreation
in 1966. Total attendance was 277 ,000.
The program s were administered by the
City of Atlanta , (Parks and Recrea tion
Depa rtment), 10 Uni ted Appeal agencies
a nd 3 priva te a gencies.
Agencies and departments were :
Atlanta Parks and Recreation Dept.
Butler Street YMCA
Wesle y House Centers
Sal va tion Army
Warre n Memoria l B oys' Club
We s t E nd Boys' C lub
Grady Ho me s Boy s ' C lub
George Wa s hin gton Carver Boys' Club
Atlanta Council o f Camp Fire Girl s
Grady Home s Girl s' Clu b
Apt Ac ade my
Atl anta Urba n League
Vine City Council
36. HOME MANAG EMENT
TRAINING
E .O . A . Home Managemen t T ec hni c ians and aides working in Neighborh ood
Service Centers taugh t residen t s c ooking, sewing, housekeeping, budgeting ,
child care , hygiene , consu mer buying,
and facts about loans a nd installment
buying.
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37. SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM
A program to provide scholarships
for primary and secondary students from
under-priviledged homes to allow them
to attend summer sc hool. Admini s tered
by the Atlanta and Fulton County Boards
of Education . Dr. J oho Martin, Assistant
Superintendent for Ins truction , 29 30
Forre s t Hill s Dr. , Telephone: 76 1-54 11.
ACTION: 6,500 yo uths attended the
E.O .A. financed program during the s ummer of 1965 . Program did not operate
A t wo month program. 10,697 citizens 65 year s and older were contacted.
110 paid worke rs , older people from lowincome are as , a nd 11 7 volunteers explained health and hospital benefits
ava ila ble un der the ne w Medicare legislation and helped people a pply before
the March 31 , 1966 dead lin e .
SUMMARY
EOA ADMINISTERED PROGRAMS
Multi-Service Ne ighborh ood Centers
Neighborh ood Youth C orp s
( out-of-s chool progra m)
Small Business Devel opment Center
Men 's Job Corps (Recruitin g)
VISTA (Vo lunteer s in Service to
Americ a) Placement a nd Supervi s io n


Medica re Alert


EOA PROGRAMS
CONTRACTED TO OTHER AGENCIES
C ommunity School s ( Atla nta Public
Schoo ls)
Head St a rt Project s (A tla nta Publ ic
Sc hool s a nd 7 priva te organi zati ons)
Day Care Cente rs (pri va te organ izati o ns )


Summer Recreati o n Progra ms (City of Atla nta, 10 United Appea l Ag enci es, 3


oth ers)


Pro jec t BEES- BIZ (priva te no n-profit


organizatio n)
Manpower Placement Cente rs
(Georgia St a te E mploy me nt Service)
Employment Eva luation a nd Service
Cente r ( Voca tio na l Re ha bilita tion)
Legal Service ( L ega l Aide So cie t y)
Pla nned Pare n thood ( Pla nn ed P a renthood As soc iation of Atlan ta)
Multi -Service Centers for th e Aged
(Senior C i tizens of Metropo lita n
Atlanta , Inc .)
Volunteer Task Force (Commun ity
Counci l)
Fos ter Grandparent s (Senior Citizens o f
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Project Enable (Urban Le ague )


Public Hea lth Services (Fulton County


Health Department)


Homemaker Services (Vis iting Nurse


Association of t\tlanca)


Summer School (A tla nta Public Schools )


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Youth Opportunity Center (State Employ ment Service)
College Work Study lh ograms (8 colleges)
Project Upward Bound (3 coHeges)
Womens' J ob Corps (WICS - Wo men in
Community Service)
Crime Preve ntion (Atlanta Police Dept. )
Manpower Development and Tna ining Act
of 1962 (Georgia State Employ ment Ser,.,jce a nd Atla nta Board of Education)
Proj ec t Hire (Help Enicia ce R.ene wed
'Employment) ( Georgia State Employment Ser,vice)
Go lde n Age Employ me nt Service (Atlan ta Section. a ci ona l Co un c,il of Je wish
Womelil)
Adu le Bas ic Educatio n (Atla nta Board of
Educat ion)


No longer in operaEion


1966 E.O.A. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr . Boisfeuillec J ones , C hairman
Mrs. W. M. (L uc y) Aiken
Mr. Harold Benson
Mr:s. A . l... Benton
Mr. William L . Ca ll oway
Mr. Robert Dobbs
Mr. George L. Edwards , Jr.
Mr. Melvin Grantham
Mr . J oho W. Greer
Rev . Jos eph L. Grigg s
Mr. J oho S . Herndon
Mr . Je s se .Hill
Rev . M. L. King , Sr, .
Dr. J oho W. L etson
Mr. W. H. Montague , Sr.
Mr. Carl Plunkett
Mr. Julian Sharpton
Mr . A. H. Sterne
Mr. Erwin Stevens
Mrs. Nancie Stowers
Dr. Paul D. West
Mrs. 11..eRoy (Ano) Woodward
Mrs. Mamie Wynn
Note: The 1967 EOA Boar,d of Directors
wi ll be expanded to 36 members , in cluding 12 representatives of those ser,ved
b EOA (o ne elected by each Neighborhood Advisovy Co uncil) , 12 r,epresencacives appointed by public agencies which
se rve the poor, a nd 12 representatives
appo inted by othe r community groups .
The representatives 0£ ch ose served
by EOA h ave already been elected. They
a r e marked ** below .
12 CITIZENS NEIGHBORHOOD
ADVISORY COUNCILS (1 967)
C e ntral City
Mrs . Doro th y Brown
Mrs . Kacie Brown
Mrs. Helen Ta ylor
Mrs . Annie Jackson


Mr. Harold Raines

Mr. L. L. Turner:


Mrs . Rosie Hole
Mr . Tommy Griffin
Mr. Spencer Blount
Mrs . Betty Pool
Mr . James Austin
Mrs . Nora Keyros
Mrs . Evel yn Brown


Mr. Alonzo Watson


Center D irector Nom i nees:


*Mrs . Ethe 1 Cox


Mrs . Bertha Jackson
Mr:s. Oneda Se ay
Mr . B . A. Kitchens
Mr. D. A. Coley
East Central
Mrs.
Mr s.
Mrs.
Mr s.


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Annie B . Chamber s
Beatric e Wil s on
Catherine Gant
Margaret Grant
u s ie LaBord
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Mrs.
Mrs.
Mrs.
Mrs.
Mrs.
Mrs .
Grace Pullum
Petronia Hall
Clide Anderson
Ruby Whitfield
Ida Hermon
Pearl Williams
Willie Lewis
Miss Doris Mathews
Mrs . J ohnnie Mosley


Mr. ewis Holmes , Sr.


Mr. Jam e s Gilbert


Mr. Emmitt Sowell


Mrs. fannie Woods
Center Direct or Nom i nees:
Mlls . Annie L. Hill
Lt. Larry ReP as s
Mrs . Mildred Perry
Rev. Clarence Maddox
E dgewood
Mrs . Ruby NI. Heard
Rev. W. C. Hill


Mr. Lorenz o Johnson


Mrs . Dorothy Harris
Mr. Julius White
Mr s . Mary Mobley
Mrs . Fl etcher Walker
Mr. Col umbus Maddox



Mr. Leroy Vobbs




MJ::s . Maggie McMullen
Mrs . Lizzie Stephen s
!Mr. Thomas Carlton
Mrs . Charity Smith
IM~s . Clet a Mitchell
Mrs . M. B . White
~ rs. Millie Acree
~fr.s . Dorothy Adams
Mr. F ed Cox


Mr. oss Douthard , altern ate


Center Director Nominees:
Mr. R,ufus Favors
r. Charles Turner
'f_M t . John Gaither
Mr . J oho Cosby
NASH-Wa shington
Mns. Ruby McDowel1
'l' Mrs . Dornthy Pyrom
~ rs . Dorii s Davis
Mrs. A,nnie Sewell
Mrs. Mary A very


Mi . Oc i,s ~ ochran


M . James Mavshall
Mr.-s . Joyce Burney


/ ** Mr. Erwin Steve n s


Mrs. Lena Pritchell
Mr. Edgar Hill s man
Rev. L. W. Strickland
Mrs. Alma Pool
Mis. Margaret Knight
Mrs. Alice Dixon
Mrs. Parialee Faulkn·e(
Mrs. Geneva Ma ck
Mrs. Lilli a n Hunt
Mrs. Elizabeth Harvey
Mrs. ~essie Miller
Mrs. Kacie Jones
Mrs. C. M. Wolfe
Mrs. Carrie Porter
Mrs. Cynthia Hampton
Mrs. Verna Kirkland
C enter D irec tor N ominees:
Mrs. Dorothy Bolden Th,ompson
Mrs. Maggie Moody
Mr. J a me s Gardner
Dr. Elsie Edmondson
N orth F ulton
Being organized
Northwes t - Perry
Mrs. Ruby Hawk
Mr. J oho Slato n


Mrs . F lossie Zackery


Mrs . Sh irley Dowdell
Mrs . Ode ssa Wheele
Mrs . Arie Shelm on
Mr. Ray mond Morri s


Mr. Richard Feagin


Mrs. Loretta Gresham
Mrs. Vera Mc Coy
Mrs. Margie Freeman
Mrs. Bernice Hou sewo rth
Mlls . Delores Mitchell
Mr. Je ss ie Gascon
Mrs. Garaldin e Hughes
Mrs . Barbara Davis
Rev. David Middlebrook
Cente r Director Nominees:



Mr. Robert Dobbs




Mr. Bob Sha w
Mr s. Jo s ie Wynn


Mr . Carey Fleming


Pittsburg
Mrs .
Mrs .


Mrs.


Mrs .
F lorence Alexander
Nettie Blanton
Cavrie Wright
Annie Evans
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Mr,s. Ro sa Ha mmonds
Mr. John Tolbert
Mrs . Mario n Mood
Mr. N. H . Scott
Mr.s . Mammie F l eming
Mr. Clar en ce Smith


/** Mrs. Bea trice Garl a nd


Mrs. H. H. Dye r
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Mr. Ben Jen kin s
Mrs. Willie 1?. Thornton
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Mrs . Lennie He s ter
Center D irect or N ominee s:
Mrs . Slinia Sears


Mrs . Sallie Billingsley


Rev. Calvin Ho us ton
P rice
Mrs. C hri sti n e Benson
Mrs. Mary Fuller
Rev . L. W. hiope , Sr.


Mr,s . Grace Ba rk sd a l e


Mrs. Ollie Powell
Mrs . Nett ie Bennett
Mr s . Lois Wi lli ams
Mr,. Ch arles Darden
Mrs . Lena Ow e ns
Mr. Me lv in B a rnes
Mrs . C. M. Martin


Mrs . Mary F . O' Nea l


Re v. H . F . Green
Mrs. Eula ne Houseworth
MFs . Evel yn B a ttle
Mrs. Fr ance s Th omps on
Mr s . Arthur Willi a ms
Mr s . Ruth Co ffer
Mr. Geo rge Br,u mfi e ld
Mr. Ga briel McC ra ry
Center D irector Nominees:
Mr. He nry Phi pps


MFs. L oui s e Wa tl ey

Mr. Robert B a rne s




Mr . Willi am Merritt
South Fulton
Mr s. Mary L emo n s
Mrs. Lu cy Will is


Mr. J ohn Walt on , Jr.


Mrs. L ouvenia Williams
Mrs . Alyce Price
Mr. Ro n ald Br,idges
Mrs . Jul ie Ch aney
Mr. William Johnson
Mrs . Myrt ice R owe


/ **Mr. W. T . Brook s


Mrs . Susie Perkins
Center D i rec to r N omi nees :
Mrs . El i zabeth Huggins
Mr. Alfredo C a llejas


Mi;. Milo Fisher


Summerh i l 1- M ec han icsv il I e
Rev . J . B. Marcin


Mrs. Rosa Burney


Mr. Edward Johnson
Rev . L. C. Clack
Mr. L ewis Peters
Mrs . Alice Hudson


Mr. John Gres ham


Mrs. Curtis McWorcher
Mr. Hudson Whitsett
Mrs. Evel yn Burriss
Mrs. Ann L. Childs
Mr . Andrew Brooks
Mrs. Annie Byrd
Mrs. Lizz ie Jennings
Mr . Edwa rd Mood y
Mr. Edwa rd Grimes
Mr. C. L. Walton
Mrs. Eliza beth Anderson


Mrs . Dori s Gascon


Mrs. Mattie An s ley
Cente r Director Nom i nees :
Mrs .
Mrs .
Mr s .



Mr s .




Gus s ie Lewi s
C a therine Col bert
Leila Ha ncock
A. L. Ben ton ( elec t ed in 1966 for
2 ye a r t erm co Boar d )
West Central
Mrs. Doro thy Patt erson
Mr s. Leo la Pe rr y
Mr. Wa lter Bur ton


Mr . Wi lk i e A. Jorda n


Mr. Na thaniel Wa lke r
Mr. L ewis Evans
Mrs. Mary Hall


/ **Mr. Edward Young


Mr s. L aura Willis
Mr. Jo hn Dixon
Mr. Elish a P itts
Mr s. Cori ne Smith
Mr s. Frankie Kendrick
Mi ss Nedra L. Reid
Rev . K. M. Dunlap
Mrs . Nellie Price
Mr s. Evelyn Perdue
Rev. R . Johnson
�Center Director Nominee s:
Mrs. Willie Perkins
Rev. Ellis L. Green


Mr. Charles B. Hart, Jr.


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West End
Mr. B . F. Waldorn


Mr . Ben Benson


Mrs. Peg Brady


Mr. Willi am Killingsworth


Mr s . Emma Jordan
Mr. A. R. Phillips
Mr. Fred Young
Mrs. Gertrude McLennan
Mrs . Elizabeth Godbee
Mrs . Maxine Abbo tt
Mrs . Edna Mayo
Mr . Roy Harwell
Mr. Alvin Barner
Mrs . Bertha Stewart
Mrs . Roxie Lipford
Mr. R . C. Chinn
Mrs . Lucy Castell
Mrs . D. L. Stovall
Mr. Coleman Smith
Mrs . Beatrice Henderson
Mrs. M. U. Barnette
Mr. J . C. Dietrich
Mr s . Sue Bradley
Mrs . C. B. Cole
Mr . Jack Bagwell
Mr. Robert Rice
Mr . F . H. P o und
Mrs . Ge n e Johnson
Mr s . Ann Miller
Mr . Roswell Jackson
.'vlrs . Mary Chandler


.\,frs . Mary Morton


Center Director Nom inees:



Mr. H. D. Wiley




Mr s . George L o ngino
Mr s . .'vlami e Wynn
.'vlr s . Gla dys Bradley
Re v . C arol Tin s ley
1 CITIZENS CENTRAL
ADV ISORY COUNCIL (1967)
\,larked * a bo ve
P lus
Execut ive Administrator Nominees
.'vlrs . Annie L a urie P a ce
.'vlr. R alph Long
Rev . R . B . Shorts
Mr. Robert Blount
Mrs . Lennie Hester
Mrs. Ma ry Morton
TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Mr. James H . Aldredge
Miss Doris Alexander
Honora ble Jiva n Allen , J r.
Dr. WaHace M. Als ton
Mr. Ha rold N . Arnold
Dr. Sanford Atwood
Dr,. Warren D. Bachelis
Dr. P a ul R. Beall
Mr. Dua ne W. Bec k
Mr. Glenn E. Bennett
Miss Cath e rin e Boling
Dr. J ames P . BrawJey
Dr. Rufu s E . C lement
Mr . Clarence D. Coleman
Mr. J ack C. Deliu s
Mr. Wellborn R . Elli s
Mr. Arnold D . Ellison
Mr . Richa rd Forbes
Mr. J ames Furni ss
Mr. Collier, B. Gladi n
Mr . Herman B. Guinn
Mr. J oseph F . Haas
Dr. J a me s F . Hackney
Arc hbi s h op P a ul J . Ha llin a n
Dr. Edwin Harr ison
Mr . Richa rd C. Hi cks
Mi ss R ebecca Hollingsworth
Ho norable Ll oyd Elmo Ho le
Mr. William S . Howland
Mr. William E . In mon
Mr. J ohn H . J aco b
Dr. A. P. J a rrell
Mr . Herbert T . J en kins
Mr. Malco lm D. Jone s
Mr. Alan F . Kjepper
Mr. J ohn F . Kiser
Mr. R . Earl L a nde rs
Dr. Noa h Langdale , Jr.
Dr. John W. L eeson
Ma jor George Ma rs ha ll
Dr . Albert E . Manley
Mr. Sam Masse ll , Jr, .
Dr. Be n ja min E . Mays
Mrs . Frances McKay
Mr . J . 0 . Moore
Mr. Jack P . Nix
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Mr. A. B. fPa dgett
Mr. J . W. P ink s too
Dr. Claude Purcell
Mr. William Ray, Jr.
Mr. M. B. Satterfie ld
Mrs . Bruce Schaefer
Mr. Opie Shelton
Mr. Robert E. Shrider
Mr. Robert Sommerville
Mr. IDouglas W. Scronbehn
Dr. Herman L . Turner
Dr. J oho Vena ble
Dr. Paul D. West
Rev . Samuel W. Williams
Mr. Marion Williamson
Mr. John C. Wilson
ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
ATLANTA, INC.
Mr. C. 0. Emmerich
IE xecuti ve Director
Mr. Harold E. Barrett
Associate Administra tor for Opera tion s
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�Published by
League of Women Voters of Atlanta - Fulton
VOL .
XL
DECEMBER , 1967
Mr. R. Earl Lan der s
Administrative Ass istant
Off ice of the Ma yor
City Hal l
Co1i1n\}fi ta , Ga . 30303
No . 5
Economic Opportunity Atlanta
National Background
The l 960's were a turning point in public awareness of large numbers of poor, living in the midst of
a prosperous United States. The '60's were also important in terms of Federal involvement, seeing the
greatest amount of anti-poverty legislation since the
New Deal.
The previous decade affected the mood of the
nation . The Korean War ended, releasing resources
for domestic needs. The Civil Rights movement and
the Supreme Court's school desegregation decision
emphasized equal opportunity for all persons. The
labor market began to feel the effects of automation
which eliminated many unskilled jobs. The nation discovered rural (often, regional) and urban pockets of
poverty where families had experienced persistent unemployment and poverty through several generations.
New attitudes towards poverty arose. The new
goals were to lift people out of poverty and change
the quality of their lives instead of providing custodial
care for them . Attitudes of the poor had changed, too.
In the past, many poor knew poverty as a temporary
state . Today, many poor persons see no 'NOY ciut of
poverty, regarding it as a permanent state for them selves and their children .
The 1960 census provided the statistical infor~a tion for definition of the extent of poverty in the
United States. In 1963, Michael Harrington in The
Other America stated that if the poverty level was between $3000 and $3500 for an urban family of four,
approximately SO-million persons would be living in
poverty. Leon Keyserling, former Chairman of the
President's Council of Economic Advisors and author ·
of Poverty and Deprivation in the United States
( 1962) estimated in 1963 that 34-million persons
would be defined as poo r using Government criteria,
which at that time were $3000 per year for a family
of four and $1500 per year for an individual. He felt
that these were conservative estimates enormously
below the Department of Labor's "modest but ade quate" budget in 1963 : $6,000 for families and $2750
for individuals. Keyserling estimated that more than
66-million persons, 35 ½ % of our population in 1963,
were living in poverty or on the verge of poverty in
"deprivation".
Inception ol EOA
Atlanta also was involved in studying the characteristics and needs of its growing population . In 1962,
~he Community Council of the Atlanta Area, an
independent social planning body, completed a study
of the city which ranked each census tract on a socioeconomic scale and determined which areas were
found to be poor then, according to Federal criteria
for poverty, and many of these poor lived in areas
adjacent to Atlanta's Central Business District. Thousands were unemployed, under-employed, functionally
illiterate, poorly housed, lacking adequate medical
care. The Community Council with foundation assistance began a year- long pilot project, a demonstration service center in one of the neighborhoods. This
project demonstrated the need for realistic services
for individuals living in poverty-based on their own
suggestions-and the need for coordination on the
neighborhood level of all existing public and private
services.
Armed with this knowledge and anticipating passage of the Economic Opportunity Act, Atlanta's
Mayor, Board of Aldermen, and the Fulton County
Commissioners passed a joint resolution in mid-Aug ust, 1964, establishing the Atlanta-Fulton County
Economic Opportunity Authority. Major provisions
of the resolution were :
l . Establishment of the Authority, composed of 13
unsalaried members, six appointed by the Mayor,
si x by the Chairman of the Fulton County Com-__
mission, with a l 3th appointed by both to serve as
chairman .
2 . Provision for subsequent incorporation of the Authority under Georgia laws as a non-profit, charitable, educational, and philanthropic corporation .
3 . Authorization to hire an Executive Director and
other staff.
4 . Appropriation of City and County funds for organization prior to receipt of Federal funds.
5 . Authorization to apply for, receive, expend, or dis pose of governmental funds.
6. Establishment of a Technical Advisory Committee
of representatives from local government and
community organizations .
7. Establishment of a Citizens' Participation Committee of residents who are or have been adversely
affected by existing socio-economic conditions.
8 . Implementation of a program mobilizing and util izing all public and private resources to combat
poverty.
With assistance from the Community Council, the
Authority prepared an application for Community Ac tion Program (CAP) funds under Title 11 of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 which it submitted on
November 16, 1964. Atlanta was among the first
urban areas funded ; the initial grant was ann ounced
on Novembe r 23, 1964. This grant prov ided $ 1,0 80,000 in Federal funds, to be matched by $ 120,000 in
local funds, and covered the period from November
23, 1964 to September l, 1965.
Publ ished Fehrun r y, Apri l, Jun e, Augu st, Octob e r nncl Decemb er b y the L eiigue or Wom en Voter s of Atlnnta-F ul ton Coun ty . P ub li s hin g Head ·
quarl e rs--;-140L Penchtre7 St. , N.E. , Sui te 300, Atln.nta , Gn . 30309. Ente r e d ns second cla ss mu tter at Atlunta, Ga., und er Act of Mu r ch 8, 1 79 , l eague
n1e mh ers h 1p; $6 , wh ic h 11.1clud es subsc ription to FA CT , . Pres ide nt, M:rs . L. Gl e n Pnr hnm ; Ed itor, l\fr s. F. P. Ro . s mnn , assisted by ~!r s .
H um nn R esotu-ces Chnirmnn.
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�In June, 1965, as directed by the resolution, the
Authority was rechartered as a private, non-profit
corporation and renamed Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. The articles of incorporation stated, "The
purpose of the corporation shall be to mobilize and
utilize all public and private resources .. . toward
the elimination of poverty through developing edu cational and employment opportunities, improving
human performance, motivation and productivity, and
bettering the conditions under which people live, learn,
and work . .. "
EOA s Board of Directors
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When the policy-making Board was first created
by the joint resolution mentioned earlier, it was com posed of 13 appointed members. Enlarged to l 5 members, in June, 1965, as a condition of OEO's 1966 CAP
grant to Atlanta the Board was enlarged, in late
Spring, to include four representatives of the poor, to
be elected by and from residents of low - income
neighborhoods qualifying for EOA programs.
On February 15, 1967, the Board again amended
the charter to change the composition of the Board
to its present form . (See o rganization chart ) The
Board has retained its original members and added
more representatives of the areas served by EOA ( l / 3
of the members now are from these areas ) .
Advisory Committees 1 Block Organizations
Originally, two advisory committees existed : the
Citizens Participation Committee-SO persons affected by poverty, who would prov ide information on
needs of the poor and help plan ; and the Technical
Adv isory Committee-SO representatives of local
agencies concerned with poverty, to help coord inate
and plan programs and to prevent duplicat ion .
In 1966, elections were held in the neighborhoods
to choose representatives to serve on neighborhood
and city-wide advisory committees and the EOA
Board . Each EOA target area is divided into 20
or more "area blocks' ~. People living within these
blocks are encouraged to participate in organizing
block clubs, electi ng officers, and determ ining their
own agenda . The goals include involvement of more
residents and citiz~nship education . In 1967 11,528
persons voted in EOA ne ighborhood elections. Each
block organization chose one representat ive to serve
on its C itizens' Neighborhood Advisory Council. Each
CNAC selected three representat ives to serve on the
Citizens' Central Advisory Council (CCAC ) , which
replaced the Citi zens' Participation Committee, and
one to serve on the EOA Board of Directors. The Tech n ical Adv isory Committee exi sts unchanged .
EOA Administration
The administrative staff is in the process of chang ing its organizational structure. Its present structure
is shown in the organization chart which follows :
O·RGANIZATION OF
Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc.
un der Office of Economic Oppo rtunity
Notional - Regionol - State
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Policy-Makin g Board in a ccordance with F eb. 1967 ohart er a mendm ent
ould consist of 42 member s with 1-yr. terms :
12 member s or 1/ 3 of total Board t o be elect ed by democratic
procedure from t arget a1·ea s ;
12 r epresenitatives of At lanta / Fult on County comm u nity gro ups
a nd m a j or public agencies concerned w ith poverty;
12 representat ives of Atlanta / Fult on ·· Co unty poverty-concerned
groups, such as organ ized labor, busin essmen 's associ ati on s,
ma jor r elig ious, minorit y, r acia l, and ethn ic organi zat ion s and
private socia l servi ce agencies;
[ Se1eCJt ion of represent at ives is made by t he gr oups or a gen cies ; design ations of gr oups a nd a gencies to be r epresented is
by the Ma yor of Atlant a a nd the F ul t on County Commission
Cha irm an, in consultati on w ith EOA.]
3 representatives each from Gwinnett an d Rockd a le Countiesone to r epresent county officials and public agencies , one r epr esenting major community gro ups, a nd on e a r es ident of
a r ea ser ved, to be select ed democr aticall y.
(Plus a ny other counties which choose t o join EOA )
EOA's adm inistrat ion has had the reputati on of
being consistently strong and dynamic. Mr. C. 0 .
Emmeri c h se rved a s Executive Directo r until hi s un expected d eath in June, 1967 . Mr. Thomas " J im "
Parham wa s c hosen by the Board a s the new Exec ut ive
Directo r. A small a d m ini strative, p lanninq , a nd c le rical staff is located a t l 0 1 Marietta St . NW.
Program
The heart of EOA's p rogram a re th e Ne ig hbo rhood Se rvice Ce nte rs, whe re existing se rvic es and pro g ram s a re coo rd ina t ed a t locations within the lowin come neig hbo rhoods. Fourtee n Ne igh borhood Se rvice
Ce nters (NSC ) we re esta bl ished d ur ing EOA 's first
two yea rs . Two of these a re the Gw inne tt a nd Rockdale County o ffices; t he other 12 a re located in At la nta a nd Fu lton County. T hey are : Centra l City, East
Present A ministrative Staff
E xecut ive Director
Direct or
of Finance - - -- - A ssoc. Adm .
for
Operati ons
14 Neig hborhood
Ser vice Center s
Direct ors
E x t ensi'O n Area
Ma nager s
Social Ser vice
Supervisors
Inta ke and Referr al Worker s
Aides
Cleri cal Staff
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A gencies
Merit
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Ce ntral , Edgewood, Nash -Wa shing ton , North Fulton,
Northwest ( Pe rry Homes ), Pi ttsbu rgs, Price, South
Fulton, Summe rhill -Mec han icsv ill e, West Central , and
We st End . NSC staff me mbe rs conducted approx imate ly 33 ,000 interv iews dur ing the f irst two yea rs,
and a ccord ing to EOA fi gures, had hel d a tota l of
142,305 inte rv iews a t t he end of A ugust, 1967 .
T he ce nters provide as their ma jor se rvi ce an in fo rma ti on and refer ra l service which fin ds people who
need he lp a r. d gets them t o the approp riate se rv ices.
Th ey offer li mited general counseling , commu nity
partic ipat ion and o rgani zati on th ro ug h bl ock groups,
neighborhood EOA e lecti ons, neighbo rhood comm ittees wo rki ng to so lve problems ; and some e m pl oyme nt
as Neighborhood Aides (2 14 before 1967 budget cut,
145 now ) . Aides find fam ilies in need of hel p, direct
them to the Cente r, and main tai n cont a ct with the m .
�The needs of residents who come to the Center are
determined through counseling, and they are referred
or taken to the approprkate service. The three main
categories of service offered to citizens by the NSC
are Employment (Manpower ) Services, Education, and
Social Services. Of all individuals coming to Ne ighborhood Centers in Atlanta, 72 % wanted jobs. In
addition to services offered by the NSC staff, other
programs are channeled through the Center, and other
agencies in the city have representatives in the Center, either on a voluntary or contract basis. A number of EOA's programs are contracted by EOA to other
groups or agencies in the city, and then administered
by these contracting groups.
SUMMARY OF PROGRAMS
I. Administered by E OA:
Neig hborhood Service Center s : Coordin at e EOA ser vices in n eighbor hoods served.
Neighborhood Youth Corps (out-of-school progr a m): J ob-t raining, employment for youths 16-21.
Men's J ob Corps (recruit ing): J ob-t rain ing at training cen ters for out-of- school unemployed boys 16-21. Recruit ing from
8 counties•.
VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America ): Domestic Peace Corps.
ACEO- Atlant a Con cen t rated Employment Progr am: N ew program designed t o t rain and place 2,500 consistently unemployed or under-employed people in permanent jobs du ring the next year. Businesses, agencies, a r e to provide jobs.
Par ent and Child Cent er: Planning grant r eceived to desig n a parent education program for low-income families, including
planned parenthood, parent-child relat ionships, hou se hold skills, a nd use of communit y faci'Hties. (EOA pla nning )
Price Area Health Center: New center to provide complete medical services, except ho&pitalization, for 22,000 people in
Price neighborhood. (Now being organ ized by EOA, Fulron County Medical Assn., Emory School of Medicine ,and 15
health and planning agencies working to establish ce-nter.)
II. Cont ract ed by E OA to ot her groups or agencies :
Headstart : Summer program for pr e-school ch ildren from low-inC'ome homes (Atlant a Board of Education and privat e pr eschoo1s)
Day-Care Centers : Supervised care for children in order to release parents for job training and job opportunities (Private
or ganizations)
Manpower Placement: Counselor in each Neighborhood Service Center to provide job placem ent and r eferrals to other
services (Georgia State Employment Service )
Atlanta Employment Evaluation a nd Service Center : A centralized service, first of its kind in the na tion, to diagnose a nd
evaluate work potential a nd training needs of difficult cases and follow up job prog ress (Vocational Rehabilitation )
"--- - -
Legal Ser vices : P r eviously, Legal Aid lawyers worked part-time at Neig hborhood Service Cent er s. Presently, a central
Legal Assistance Cent er is located in t he Fulton County Court House; two n ew Legal Aid centers operate in low-income neighborhoods (L€gal A id Society)
Planned Parenthood : Family planning service (Pla nned Par enthood A ssn .)
Multi-Service Centers for t he Aged : Recr eation , social service, and day care for families living in the three hig h-rise
apartments for the aged built by Atlanta Pub1ic H ousing Authority (Sen ior Citizen Services of Metropolitan Atlanta)
Foster Grandparent : Provides children in institutions with adult affection and companion ship while g iving older citizen s
useful, satisfying jobs. (Senior Citizen Services of M et ropolitan Atlanta)
Neighborhood Youth Corps (in school): Training and employment of low-income high school youths to provide work
experience and money to enable them t o r emain in schoo1 (Atlanta and Fulton County Boards of Education)
Project Enable: Group education for low-income parents to incr ease s elf-h elp motivation (Atlanta Urban L€ague)
Research Prog rams- 1) Evaluation: 18-months eva1uation of Atla nta's CAP, under con tract t o OEO (Emory University
Center for Research in Social Ch ange)
2) Electronic Data Processing Progam: Pilot stud y for automated acco unting and financia l work
(Electronics Data Systems Gorp .)
III. Indep endent Coop erating Progra ms :
Youth Opportunity Center : Counseling , t est ing, r eferr al to other a gencies for remedial ed ucation or training ; for employm ent needs of youths 16-21 (Georg ia State Employment Service )
College Work S tudy P rog ram : P art ~time employment to keep youths from low-income families in co11ege (8 Atlanta area
colleges)
Project U pward. Bound : To r educe drop-•out rate of 11th a nd 12th graders by providing r emedial a nd interest classes a nd
encouraging t hem t o seek further education (3 colleges : Morehouse, Morris Brown, Emory U niv.)
Women's Job Corps : Job-tr a ining at training center s for out-of-school, unemployed g irls 16-21; local r ecruitment (WICSWomen in Community Service )
Crime Prevention : Po·l ice wo rk in ea.ch Neig hborhood Service Center to become fri ends with residents and help them with
t heh- problem s (Atlanta Police Depa rtment)
MOTA- Manpower Development and Training Act of 196 2: J ob training for needed skills (Georgia St at e Employment
Service and Atla nta Boa r d of Education)
Project Hire-H elp Initiat e Renewed Employment : Employ ment service for t he worker 50 and over (Georgia State Emp loyment Service)
Golden Age E mployment Ser vice : same as above (Atlanta section, Na ti onal Council of J ewish Women)
Adult Ba sic E duca tion : I nstruction in r eading a nd w riting for adults over 18 who ar e unable to fun ction on a n 8th grade
level, to improve their emp'loyment p otential (Atlanta Board of Educat ion )
�Programs discontinued due to lack of EOA funds:
Project Bees-Biz, community schools, homemaker
services during emergencies, home management train-
ing, four Public Health nurses, recreation programs
conducted by Recreation Technicians at Neighborhood Centers, Small Business Development Center,
Volunteer Task Force.
Total FUNDS administered by EOA (figures from EOA *)
Total
Federal
Local
12-1-64 thru 12-31-66 (2 years including initial CAP grant)
$13,408,151
$11,504,109
$1,904,042
) 7,693,874
1-1-67 thru 12-31-67 plus funds to mid-1968 for some programs
15,699,248
1,994,626


All OEO grantees a.re required to have a CPA-approved accounting system and to submit regular professional, independent audits.


Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. suffered a 38.2% budget cut in 1967, due to Congressional r eductions. A 32 % budget
cut is expected for 1968 due to changes in the way appropriations are handled even if Congress provides adequate funding.
Evaluation
The Center for Research in Social Change at Emory
University is under contract to OEO for an in-depth 18 month evaluation of Economic Opportunity Atlanta,
Inc. - one of seven such evaluations in the nation.
Research has not been completed, no fihal judgments
have been made, and the report itself will be confidential until released by Washington OEO. In August,
Dr. Fred Crawford, Principal Investigator, released a
short review of his first year's work in which he stated
that Atlanta's Neighborhood Service Centers have
had some impact in the community, particularly in
changing the lives of individuals by enabling them to
participate more fully in our socio-economic system.
One of EOA's strongest accomplishments is involvement of residents of poverty neighborhoods in the
activities of the centers, including their representation on the EOA Board. He also emphasized the importance of citizens becoming interested in exercising
their voting responsibilities and registering to vote.
The evaluating staff has given its suggestions for
changes for g reGtCi effic!ency and effectiveness t8
EOA, and the changes are being implemented. Dr.
Crawford stated, "Viewed in terms of transition and
growth, EOA is making progress toward accomplish ing the goals established under the War on Poverty.
. .. EOA should be continued, refined, and expanded
to maximize its efforts to reach the total poverty
population in this metropolitan area."
Conllict
Poverty causes complex pro blems and attitudes.
In the initial enthus iasm created by anti -poverty efforts, many persons expected immediate and dramatic
solutions and have been impatient with slow progress.
OEO and EOA provided a structure within government which gives the poor a voice. Conflict has
S TATEMENT OF OWNER SHIP, MANAGEMENT
AND CIRCULATION
(Act of October 23, 1962; Section 4369,
T itle 39, United States Code )
1. D ate of Fil ing: October 11, 1967.
2. 'fi t le of Pub lication: E'ACTS.
3. ]frequency of I ssue: B i-monthl y .
4. Location of k nown Offi ce of Pub li cntio n: 1401 P eacht r ee
St., N.E., S ui te 300, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.
5. Location of the Hencl~unrters or General Bu s iness Offi ces
of the Publis hers: Same a a bove.
6. Names and Addresses of Publis her, E di tor n nd Ma.n ug ing
E di to r : P ub lis her , League of Women Voters of Atl ,•nta-Fultou
Coun ty, (Add m s above). E ditor : i\frs. F. P . Ros ma n, 1455
H ea r st Dr., N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 3031 9.
7 . Owner: Non-profi t Organiza tion li sted abo ve.
8 . Known Bond holde rs, 1\1:ortg ugees, nnd other securi ty ho ld e1·s
ow oing or holding 1 percent or more of totu l umount of bond s,
!llortguges nr other securiti es: None.
9. Pnrag r a.p hs 7 and 8 includ e, in cases where t he stockhold er
or security holder appear s upon t he books of the company as
t ru stee or in a n y other fidu ciary r ela tion. th e name of t he per on
or corporation for w hom s n r h tru stee is ncting, 11.Jso t he stutemeuts io t he two puragrnphs show t h e uffi n nt's fu ll knowledge
u.nd b elief as to the circumstances and onditions und er wh ich
stoc kholders and secu r it )• hold er s who do not appear u po n t he
books of t he company as trustees. ho ld stock nod secur ities in a
eapacity ot her t han t hat of a bo n n-fide owner. Nn mes nod nd
dresses of individuals who nr e stockholcler s of n corpor ation w hich
often resulted with existing agencies over programs,
funds, and personnel. Some established institutions
and political groups have regarded the participation
and the votes of the poor as threats. Controversy has
resulted from direct Federal funding of local agencies,
which has left the program relatively free of strong
political influence up to the present. Criticism often
has been aimed at administrative costs, although these
are comparable with those of similar organizations.
For instance, the national Office of Economic Opportunity spends 3 % of the entire OEO budget for administrative costs less administrative ,.,overhead"
than the National Red Cross or the Salvation Army.
Benefits
EOA has enjoyed good community relations and
support, and good press coverage. The Mayor of
Atlanta supported adequate funding, stating that EOA
was a major factor in keeping communications open
and preventing rioting here last Summer.
Many of the poor have registered to vote for the
first time, thus finding a voice in the political process.
Fu!tc n County launched a perma~ent year-rcur:d veter
registration program, including Neighborhood Service
Centers among the 35 new registration centers.
The EOA staff is selected without discrimination
and is well integrated racially at all levels. The Board
is integrated racially, economically and socially, with
all its members sitting down together on an equal
basis to discuss community problems.
EOA has served as a structure through which the
city has accepted many federal grants. The economy
· of the City of Atlanta has received a significant
boost from the over $ 2 5 -million in federal money which
EOA has brought into the city ove r the pa st three
years, not to mention the economic "muliplier" effect
which touches off additio nal rounds of employment
and subsequent spending.
itself_ is a s tock ho lder_ or l1older of _bond , mortgage or other
seru n t1es o f th e pub h sh m g corpo ration ha,ve b een includ ed in
para.gra ph s 7 nncl 8 w hen t he interests of su ch individua ls are
equiva lent to 1 perce nt or more of t he total amoun t of t he stock
or securi t ies of tho publi shing corporation.
IO This item must be com1,leted fo r all publi cations except
those whic h do not carry advertis ing othe r t han t he publi her's
own nncl whi ch a.re nurned in sectio n 1 32.23 1, 132.232 and
132.233. Posta l Manu"I (Sectio n 4355a, 4355 b an d 4356 of Title
39, Ou ile<l St/Lies Code).
Avernge No Co pi es
S ing le I ssu e
each issue during
nen rest to
pr eceding 12 mos.
fi ling d11te
'l'ot.nl No. Copies Printed
( not press r un )
2,258
2,5 00
Pui cl
irc•1l:lt,ion:
1)
a Jes t hr u denier s nnd
rrn-ri ers, street vendo rs and
coun ter sa les
425
520
2) Mail sub scriptio n
l ,4 37
1,598
'l'ota l Pnid ircu latiou
1,8 62
2,1 1 3
l~ree Di tribution ( including
s ,imples) by Mail,
arrier
or other men n
0
0
~l'otnl D istribution
1,862
2, 1 13
I certify that th e
and c·omplete.
tntemcnts m11d e by me above are correct
FRANCTES H. ROSSi\f.<L', Editor

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