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Box 3, Folder 16, Document 7

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  • Text: / 7b Du Sued ATLANTA FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROJECT QUARTERLY REPORT July, August, September, 1969 TO: Mr. M. Gene Handelsman, Director Foster Grandparent Project FROM: Mrs. Georgie O. Miller Project Director I. DESCRIPTION The Atlanta Foster Grandparent is directed locally by Senior Citizen Services of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc., through a contract with Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc.. the Grantee, and was started in January, 1966. Thirty six foster grandparents are employed at three institutions: Carrie Steele-Pitts Home for neglected children (2), Georgia Regional Hospital at Atlanta, Retardation Unit (4), and Grady Memorial Hospital (30). In February, 1969 one foster grandparent was employed at Grady Memorial Hospital with funds from a private Foundation, and in June funds were recieved from another Foundation to finance four additional grandparents at the Georgia Regional Hospital, making a total of 41. IT. PROGRESS AND PROBLEMS Statistics: 1 resignation, due to ill health 1 replacement employed in September 15 applications have been received, but have not been processed. Screening and training orientation classes are planned for October. 40 days absence due to illness 32 clinic visits were made by grandparents At Grady Memorial Hospital 31 grandparents were assigned to 20 teenage patients and 315 pediatric patients. At Georgia Regional Hospital 8 grandparents were assigned to 16 retarded children. Six children were assigned to two grand- parent at Carrie Steele-Pitts Home. 2i6 The large number of children is due to the rapid turn over at Grady Hospital. Most of this year the census has been low and many times "good" assignments (long term, chronically ill) were not available. If this situation persists, a change in place- ment of grandparents will be recommended. One of the two grandparents at Carrie Steele-Pitts has resigned due to extended illness. We are not planning to replace her since we were advised that it is impratical to place less than four in an institution. We plan to transfer the other one in January. The major problem has been transportation for the eight grandparents at Georgia Regional Hospital. There is one morning bus which goes to the hospital, and no other bus until four-thirty. The Hospital pays taxi fares back to city bus lines, however, these buses are irregular, and there is no place for them to wait out of the weather. The Advisory Committee and the Hospital are trying to assist us, hoping to find a solution before winter. On the brighter side we have enjoyed a very good summer. Three grandparents went to California to visit their families (who paid their fares) and our oldest grandmama, age 85 flew to New York to visit her granddaughter. Many of the others went on shorter trips, and all of them expressed gratitude for the "paid vacation", but said they were glad to be back on the job. The grandparents enjoyed "Senior Citizens Day" at the Southeastern Fair in September. The Foster Grandparent Club members made fancy aprons which they sold at the Fair; the money will go to the Club treasury. The Atlanta Project was highly honored to have the Commissioner on Aging, Mr. John Martin visit us on July 10th. He talked with the grandparents working with their children and commended them for their contribution. He stated that this was the first project he had seen in action and that he was very im- pressed with what he saw. He promised to work for an extended program in 1970. The Policy Advisory Committee heard a report from Chaplain Keith, Program Director for the Retardation Cottage at Georgia Regional Hospital. He described the 16 severely or pro- foundly retarded children assigned to grandparents, and told of the dramatic progress made by many of them since the grandparents started there in April. He said that the hopsital is very anxious to get more grandparents, and that funds have been requested from the Georgia State Director of Mental Health. Letters requesting foster grandparents have been re- ceived from two local institutions, the Southern Christian Home for children (a private home 50 - 60 children 4 - 5 years) and the Atlanta Association for Retarded Children, which sponsors day school programs, training schools, etc. This group has given us much support in the past, and has volunteered a full week orientation and training to all future classes by their staff to supplement our orientation program. This was parti- cularly needed since we are affiliated with the Retardation pro- gram at Georgia Regional Hospital. These requests will be con- sidered for 1970 and referred to the Advisory Committee. . FOSTER GRANDPARENTS - JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, 1969 STATISTICAL REPORT Foster Grandparents (Program Account Number 14) A. PARTICIPANT CHARACTERISTICS Ds 2. Ds 6. 2 Age Range 0-5 6 - 15 L622 22 - 44 45 - 64 10 Over 65 32 Family Income Above Poverty Line Below Poverty Line $1 - 499 6 $500 - 1,499 36 $1,500 or more 0O Sex Male 2 Female 40 Ethnic Grouping Caucasian ot Spanish Speaking __ Negro a American Indian Oriental Other OO ]O |r Families Receiving Welfare Heads of Household Referrals to CAA's Neighborhood Service Centr. 42 Statistical Report Continued B. PARTICIPANTS Planned Participants (for reporting period) 38 Actual Participants (for reporting period) 42 Enrolled at end period 41 Drop Outs during period ow 8 Participants Completing Project-FGP Employed 41 C. RESULTS FOR PARTICIPANTS Number obtaining jobs directly from Program Planned 0 Actual 0 Number obtaining jobs through other placement service Planned O Actual 4 Average Income Gain (from actual placement) $32.00 per wk. Referred to Vocational or Prevocational Training 6 Number Not Placed/Placement Pending 1
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Box 3, Folder 16, Document 28

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  • Text: EMILY AND ERNEST WOODRUFF FOUNDATION SUITE 210, PEACHTREE CENTER BUILDING 230 PEACHTREE STREET, N.W. ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 BOISFEUILLET JONES PRESIDENT July 3,11969 Mr. Walter M. Mitchell Chairman Fulton County Commissioners of Roads and Revenues 165 Central Avenue S.W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Mr. Mitchell: We are now proceeding with reorganization of the E.O.A. Board of Directors in accordance with the attached memorandum which was cleared with the Fulton County Commissioners and Mayor of Atlanta about a year ago. Originally, the Fulton County Commissioners appointed seven board members, the Mayor of Atlanta appointed seven, and the County Commissioners and Mayor together appointed jointly a fifteenth member to serve as Chairman. Later, under requirements of OEO, twelve elected representatives of the poor were added to the Board from respective neighborhood service center areas in Atlanta and Fulton County. Also later, Commissioners of Gwinnett and Rock- dale Counties each appointed two members and a third from each county was elected by the poor. Under the required reorganization, Fulton County and Atlanta will each appoint four members. Of the seven members who have served as appointees of Fulton County, Mrs. Lucy Aiken, Mr. Harold Benson, Mr. Jessie Hill, and Mr. John Greer will continue to serve unless Fulton County wishes to replace them now, As to the other three, Mr, Carl Plunkett and Dr. Paul West wish to retire from the Board now and Mr. Jessie Grantham will be re- placed by a direct nomination from the Atlanta, Georgia Labor Council AFL-CIO, The Chairman is now elected by the Board, which position I hold. Since I was an appointee jointly of the City and County and since there is no longer provision for a joint appointment, the Mayor has asked that I continue on the Board as one of the four appointees of the City along with Rev. Joseph L. Griggs, Mr. A.H. Sterne, and Rev. M,L. King. As to the other four City appointees, Mr. William L. Calloway will prob- ably be continued on as a nominee of the Community Council of the Atlanta Area, Inc., Dr. John Letgon will reti#é from the Board in recognition of a nominee selected by the Board of Education, Mr. W.H. Montague is deceased, and Mrs. Ann Woodward will probably be nominated by the Board of Education as its representative. We believe that this plan continues on the Board the Fulton County and City of Atlanta appointees who are willing to continue, which will pro-. vide necessary stability. May I say that it has been a very great pleasure to work with all of your appointees, who have contributed very generously of their time and talents to our local anti-poverty efforts. The support of the Fulton County Commis- sioners and the the Mayor and Aldermen of Atlanta and the wisdom of your choices for members of the Board have had considerable impact on develop- ment of the local program into what has been recognized nationally as one of the best. We hope to merit your continued interest and help. Sincerely yours, Boisfeuillet Jones Chairman EOA Board of Directors cc: Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. City of Atlanta Senin ntti aaa tae at ttt
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Box 3, Folder 16, Document 18

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  • Text: jeeye ~ oe ee Gone Ciefecill Fo Se ae Alderman G. Everett Millican Chairman, Public Works Committee 500 Bishop Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30318 Dear Mr. Millican: The Atlanta Beautification Corps Project was a component program of the Atlanta Concentrated Employrment Program sponsored by Econornic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. It provided for hiring of about 40 poverty area people who could © not otherwise qualify for City employment (because of age, health, etc.) and using them for street cleaning and other similar duties in the Sanitary Departrnent, The program has been funded for over a year on a reimbursable basis by HOA. The City has paid the workers $1.60 per hour and the supervisors $7,275 ner hour and each month we have billed HOA for the amount expended, You will recall that budget cutbacks at the Federal level caused HOA to advise the City in March that it would no longer fund this program after April 30, 1969. We prevailed upon the agency to continue funding the program at one-half the previous level through August 31, 1969, and the Finance Committee approved City funds to continue the whole program until that date. ‘ The City, therefore, will be required to make a decisicn on this program by early August because it is only funded until August 31, 1969. We have reviewed this question with the City Personnel Department and the Sanitary Division of the Public Works Department. Both of these organizations recommend strongly that the program be continued at least until the end of the year if funds can be made available. A copy of Mr. Ralph Hulsey's letter is enclosed. In order to continue the program until December 31, 1969, in the manner Mr. Hulsey suggests will reauire a rnaximum of $47,000 for salaries. The abnormally high rate of absenteeism in the Sanitary Division this year has caused a surplus to exist in the salary account which could be used for this purpose. The amount could be confirmed by the Finance Director, Alderman Millican Page Two July 29, 1969 , What it boils down to is this. These people want to work and the Sanitary Division sgys they are producing. This is a decision which addresses itself to the Public Works Committee of the Board of Aldermen. I would hope some decision could he made at the Committee meeting Thuisday so that action might be taken at the Monday, August 4, meeting of the Board of Aldermen. If I can be of service te you in helping to resolve this matter, please let me know. Sincerely yours, Dan Sweat cc: Mr. Ray Nixon Mr. Ralph Hulsey
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Box 3, Folder 16, Document 36

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  • Text: June 17, 1969 : Mr. Randall N. Conway Staff Division Memphis Manpower Commission P. 0. Box 224 Memphis, Tennessee 38103 Dear Mr. Conway: I have received a copy of your letter of May 21 to the Atlanta city government relative to the establishment of a manpower policy as well as Mr. Sweat's reply to you. As Mr. Sweat has pointed out, the City of Atlanta, at this point, has no overall official manpower policy. However, I would like to offer the following thoughts from where I see this heading. I believe that most people involved in manpower planning that relates to city government have come to the conclusion that, in a large urban area, manpower planning and policy can not be isolated from the plans to fight urban problems in general. Manpower policies, especially as they relate to inner-city poverty areas, are irrevocably tied to problems in housing, education, transportation, etc. It is my personal belief that an overall stragedy can be and will be developed through the Urban Observatory which is being established through Georgia State College in Atlanta. The Observatory as envisioned here will provide the necessary linkage of the vari academic disciplines as well as with the administrators who face practical problems of implementation on both a short and long range basis. I believe that this effort linked with a strong vigorous imput into the CAMPS system can begin to make some kind of sense out of the present multiplicity of efforts in manpower and other related problem areas. I hope that these thoughts will be useful to you in looking at the establishment of such a policy in Memphis. If I can be of any further assistance on this matter, please feel free to get in touch with me. Sincerely, Clint Rodgers, Associate Administrator for Manpower GCRicaa
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Box 3, Folder 16, Document 17

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  • Text: September 5, 1969 Mr. John Feild, Director Center for Policy Analysis 1612 K Street, N.W. Washington, D. C. 20006 Dear John: In response to your memo of August 20th concerning City action resulting from the manpower seminar which you sponsored on April 8th of this year, I would like to offer the following comments. The City of Atlanta still does not have an official manpower staff financed and controlled by city government. However, Atlanta has a rather unique situation in that the local Community Action Agency has a well developed manpower staff which is serving the needs of Atlanta in a satisfactory manner considering the limitations of resources a- vailable. The City at this point in time will probably continue this relationship on manpower with the CAP Agency unless a major shift in the funding by block grants through the state and/or city by the federal government make a change necessary. The CAP Agency in Atlanta has four identifiable manpower components which are the Atlanta Concentrated Employment Program funded by U. S. Department of Labor with a staff of approximately 120, Neighborhood Youth Corps Out-of-School Program funded by U. 5. Department of Labor with a staff of 10, a Job Corps GATE House Program with a staff of four, and a working relationship with the Atlanta Office of the State Employment Service funded jointly by the State Employment Service and O£O versatile money with a staff of 16. Last year's expenditures on all these com- ponents of the Atlanta area was approximately $4,340,000.00. I hope this information will satisfy the questions that you posed in your memo. Sincerely, Clint Rodgers Deputy Administrator CRicaa CC: Mr. William Allison Mr. Dan Sweat
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Box 3, Folder 16, Document 11

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  • Text: Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. 0 A 101 Marietta Street Bldg. e Atlanta, Georgia 30303 e William W. Allison Executive Administrator September 30, 1969 Mr. John Watson Planner III City Hall Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Mr. Watson: As a result of your conference of September 26, 1969, with Mr. Clint Rodgers concerning the proposed Integrated Municipal Information System, I would like to express the interest of this agency in parti- ipating in your program. Specifically, I understand that a manpower — component has been added to the Human Resources Development Subsystem and since Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Incorporated, is vitally involved in most manpower efforts designed to serve the disadvantaged of the city, I agree that our imput could be a beneficial and necessary part of the total Information System. Therefore, I would like to indicate our desire and intent to cooperate with the city in this endeavor and am designating Mr. George Williams, Division Director of the Employment Program Operations, as our contact for further imput and coordination on this question. ely yours, William W. Allison Executive Administrator WWA:a cC: Mr. Clint Rodgers Mr. George Williams Mrs. Burnella Jackson Mr, Dan Sweat
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Box 3, Folder 16, Document 19

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  • Text: ey September 10, 1969 Mr. William W. Allison Executive Administrator Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. 101 Marietta Street Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Mr. Allison: _ This is in response to your letter of August 22, 1969 concerning the Atlanta Beautification Corps Program, We have worked out an arrangement whereby these workers can be placed in permanently authorized waste collector positions on a temporary basis until the end of the year. This is possible because of the relatively high rate of vacancies that the City is now experiencing in the permanent positions. Iam advised that the Sanitary Division will set aside 40 of these permanent positions so that the workers can be assured of employment until December 31, 1969. This will, for the time being, accommodate this program until a decision can be made on the permanent continuation of the program. Because of the City's serious financial problems, it is my thought that it will not be possible for the City to finance this program on a continuing basis past December 31, 1969, It would be my hope that EOA, Inc. could locate some funding source for the program past that date. Sincerely, Iwan Allen, Jr. Mayor IAJr:ja
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Box 3, Folder 16, Document 21

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  • Text: Loh Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. O AN 101 Marietta Street Bldg. o Atlanta, Georgia 30303 © William W. Allison . Executive Administrator August 26, 1969 Mr. Andrew B. Horgan, IIT Summer Transportation Project NLC/USCM Center for Program Implementation 1612 K Street, N. W. Washington, D. C. 20006 Dear Mr. Horgan: Thank you for your letter of August 14 with regards to additional funds for the Atlanta summer transportation project. We are more than happy to receive authorization so that we may continue to fulfill our obligation in providing transportation for the summer activities. These transportation funds have been vital to our summer projects and have aided tremendously in increased opportunities in recreational acti- vities in the City of Atlanta. Thank you for your interest and consideration in our summer programs. Si Beebe ty Ve Bee. ange, Executive Administrator WA/DH :dt ec: Mr. Harold Barrett Mr. John Cox Mr. Lewis Dinkins Mr. Dan Sweat
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Box 3, Folder 16, Document 23

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  • Text: Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. O A 101 Marietta Street Bldg. © Atlanta, Georgia 30303 @ 525-6854 William W. Allison Executive Administrator August 8, 1969 Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. City Hall 68 Mitchell Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Sir: We are sorry you were unable to attend the meeting on August 5, 1969 to review the work plans for the Atlanta Southside Comprehensive Health Center. If you have any questions concerning the program on funding request, please call me at 525-6854. I am enclosing another copy of CAP form 46, for your signature, with the hope that it will be returned for inclusion in the funding request which is due August 14, 1969. Sincerely yours, Bdtere. (OTe (Mrs.) Edna B. Tate Health Coordinator EBT :nap Enclosure
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Box 3, Folder 16, Document 41

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  • Text: ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ATLANTA, INC. - 525-4262 101 Marietta Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Established 1964 ’ T. M.(Jim) Parham, Executive Administrator Purpose: To bring employment, social services, and community organization to low income areas. Services: Job counseling, training, placement and follow up; day care; legal assistance; aid in sécurimmedical, psychiatric, housing, emergency financial assistance and other social services through the use of existing services and the development of new ones; community organization; youth development and recreation; family planning; programs and help for the elderly; assistance to families with problems of budgeting, nutrition, meal planning and preparation, child care, hygiene, and housekeeping; assistance in self-improvement and educational programs; prevention of crime in cooperation with the Atlanta Police Department which assigns policementto work in the centers; becoming friends with the residents and aiding them with their problems; social casework by trained staff located in each center; training of neighborhood residents as aides; special projects and programs utilizing volunteers. Area Served: Metropolitan Atlanta, Fulton, Gwinnett and Rockdale Counties. 5 Hours of Service: 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. Eligibility: No restrictions except that applicants be of low income. Fees: None Application Procedure: Contact receptionist at Neighborhood Service Centers or the main Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc., office or the agency administering specific programs. Auspices: Non-profit corporation. Source of Funds: Federal, local, PROGRAMS LOCATED IN EOA CENTRAL HEADQUARTERS : ATLANTA CONCENTRATED EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (ACEP) 688-1494 A comprehensive manpower program for the hardcore unemployed and underemployed in five EOA target areas: NASH-Washington, Sum-Mec, Pittsburgh, Price, and West End, ; HEAD START full year 525-4266 Ten centers provide supervised /day care plus Head Start enrichment and education for children of working parents. Summer Head Start is an enrichment program for culturally deprived pre-school children operated by the Atlanta School System and five other agencies. The full ’ year centers are listed under "Programs Administered Directly by Economic Opportunity Atlanta." NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH CORPS (out-of-school) 688-6232 NYC is a job training and employment program for out-of-school, unemployed youths aged 16 - 21. Counseling and individual help are offered to each of the enrollees who work in non-profit ‘organizations throughout the city. Return to school is encouraged. VOLUNTEERS IN SERVICE TO AMERICA (VISTA) ; 525-7813 A domestic Peace Corps of volunteers assisting low-income neighborhood residents with education, community organization, recreation, counseling, health, employment and other specialized programs. VOLUNTEER SERVICES 525-2068 A program to enlist vitally needed local volunteers in allephases of the war on poverty. Volunteers are used in existing projects and encouraged to begin new programs. ee PROGRAMS ADMINISTERED DIRECTLY BY ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ATLANTA GATE House (Graduate Aid To Employment) © 876-4831 522 West Peachtree, N. W., Atlanta / 30308 A program which provides counseling, job referral, and other placement services to returning men and women Job Corps graduates, HEAD START - FULL YEAR DAY CARE CENTERS Antioch North Day Care Center (50 children) 540 Kennedy Street,N. W. / 30318 Telephone: 523-4862. Bowen Homes Day Care Center (100 children) (Gate City Association) : 1060 Wilkes Circle, N: W. / 30318 = Telephone: 799-1170 * College Park Civic & Educational Center (35 children) 407 West Harvard Street, College Park, Georgia 30337 Telephone: 766-4456 Bast Point Child Care Center (24 children) 1147 Calhoun Avenue, East Point, Georgia/ 30044 uae Telephone: 767-4404 . Fort Street Kiddie Korner (104 children ) 562 Boulevard, N. E. / 30308 Telephone: 876-9279 Gate City at St. Paul's (36 children) (Gaté City Association) ig 1540 Pryor Road, S. W. / 30315 Telephone: 622-8951 Grady Homes Day Care Center * (90 children) (Grady Homes Tenant Association) 100 Bell Street, S. E. / 30303 _, Sie AE TSS f } ela Pe re & South Side Day care Center (120 children) 802 Pryor Street, Ss. W. / 30315 Telephone: 577-2640 Tabernacle Baptist Church (120 children) 465 Boulevard, N. E. / 30308 Telephone: 876-1779 Vine City Child Development Center (50 children) 168 Griffin Street, N. W. / 30314 Telephone: 525-4419 aa | NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICE CENTERS AND EXTENS IONS = Central City Neighborhood Service Center # GZ 840 Marietta Street, N. Ww. / 30318 Telephone: 873-6759 - ; 2% ‘ East Central Neighborhood Service Center 486 Decatur Street, S.E./ 30312 Telephone: . 577-1735 - East Side Community Extension Center 547 Hunt Street, S.E. / 30312 3030f Telephone: 872-2445 s “Edgewood Neighborhood Service Center 1723 Boulevard Drive, S.E./ 30317 Telephone: 378-3643 i Gwinnett County Neighborhood Service Center 148 Clayton Street, Lawrenceville, Georgia/ 30245 Telephone: 963-1808 NASH+Washington Neighborhood Service Center 247 Ashby Street, N.W. / 30314 Telephone: 524-2084 NASH. Extension Center (Eagan Homes) Y -*f chestnut Street, N.W. / 30314 Telephone: 523-3186 Vine City Extension Center 141 Walnut Street, N.W./ 30314 Telephone: 523-5136 gel North Fulton Neighborhood Service Center 27 Oak Street, Roswell, Georgia/ 30075 Telephone: 993-3795 Northwest (Perry Homes) Neighborhood Service Center 1927 Hollywood Road, N. W. / 30318 Telepnone: 799-9322 ee) ‘Northwest (Perry- Homes) Extension Center 1660 Drew Street, N.W. Apt 758 / 30318 Telephone: 33/—Z 7/2 Pittsburgh Neighborhood Service Center . 9334 McDaniel Street, S.W. / 30310 dnp. Telephone: 523-1577 3 o % . Price Neighborhood Service Center 1127 Capitol Avenue, S. W. / 30315 Telephone: 522-5792 “Rockdale-Conyers Neighborhood Service Center 929 Commercial Street, Conyers, Georgia oy 30207 Telephone: 483-9512 uf \ ' ake eee pee ee South Fulton Neighborhood Service Center ne 2735 East Point Street, East Point, Georgia/ 30344 Télephone: 767-7541 Summerhill-Mechanicsville Neighborhood Service Center 65 Georgia Avenue, S.E. / 30315 Télephone: 577-1351 SUM-MEC Extension Center 508 McDaniel Street, Apt. 1853/ 30312 Telephone: 524-2140 West Central Neighborhood Service Center 2193 Verbena Street, N.W. / 30314 Telephone: 799-0331 ; a. wv West End Neighborhood Service Center 727 Lawton Street, S.W. / 30310 Telephone: 753=6101 West End Extension Center 1278 Plaza Avenue, S.W. / 30310 Telephone: 758-8609 : ard prot ; "|| “\|EOA PROGRAMS CONTRACTED AND ADMINISTERED BY OTHER AGENCIES IN THE COMMUNITY FAlltar al if : Tag it THE ATLANTA LEGAL AID SOCIETY, INC. Legal Aid provides counsel and representation for the poor as individuals and-in groups, presses for the change of laws that work unfairly against the impoverished, provides community education and conducts research into_the legal problems of the poor. : Downtown Office , 153 Pryor Street, S.W. / 30303 -Phone: 524-5811 ; . fa ee x : 4 Bellwoood Office : 717 Marietta Street, N.W. / 30318 Phone: 523-2528 «0 “Hunter Street Orfice _. 947 Hunter Street, N. W./ 30314 “|| Phone: 525-8841 * i : Northwest Office 11839-C Hollywood Road, N. W. / 30318 Phone: 799-8336 Sum-Mec Office 64 Georgia Avenue, S.E. / 30312 Phone; 524-7982 ATLANTA SOUTHSIDE COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CENTER 688-1350 1039 Ridge Avenue, S. E., Atlanta/30315 The health center provides complete medical care, except hospitilization, for low income residents who live in the Price and Sum-Mec neighborhoods, Residents are trained for and work in a variety of health jobs. The Fulton County Medical Society is the delegate agency and the Emory School of Medicine operates the program, EDGEWOOD PARENT AND CHILD CENTER 378-3135 112 Rogers Street, N. E., Atlanta / 30317 ‘The PCC is a pilot program in the Edgewood community which serves children under 3 and their families. The aim is to foster the maximum development of - very young children through improved family living and training in child rearing techniques. FOSTER GRANDPAREN]S : 577-2474 Administered by: Senior Citizen Services of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. 120 Marietta Street, N. W., Atlanta / 30303 A program to provide children in institutions with adult affection and companionship while also giving older citizens a chance to be employed in a useful, personally satisfying job. wa he eae & MULTI-SERVICE CENTERS FOR THE AGED A program of health maintenance, adult education, recreation, transportation, counseling, and other services to residents of fi¥e -~r«-—high rise apartment buildings for the aged’ constructed by the Atlanta Housing Authority and for the © low-income senior citizens who live in the surrounding neighborhoods, Administering Agency: Senior Citizen Services of . Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. =: 190 Marfetta Street, N. W. » Atlanta / 30303 - Telephone: 577-3828 egg John O Chiles Center ‘ ~~ 1: % a Address: 435 Ashby Street, S.W. Telephone: 755-5771 Palmer House Center - Address: 430 Techwood Drive, N.W. Telephone: 873-3453 uu} ah Antoine Graves Center Address: 126 Hillard Street, S.E. Telephone: 577-1793 Martin Luther King Memorial Center % Address: 530 McDaniel Street, S.W. Telephone: 525-0651 PLANNED’ PARENTHOOD Administering Agency The Planned Parenthood Association of the Atlanta Area i Downtown Clinic 118 Marietta Street, N. W. & o, Telephone: 523-6996 ' Monday - Wednesday - Friday Bethlehem Community Center Clinic 9 McDonough Boulevard, S. E. Telephone: 627-0176 Monday - Thursday Central Presbyterian Clinic 201 Washington Street, S. W. Telephone: 521-1347 Tuesday East Point Clinic 2735 East Point Street Telephone:, 767-7541 Tuesday : Edgewood Clinic 1723 Boulevard Drive, S. E. Telephone:~ 378-3643 Georgia Avenue Presbyterian Clinic 645 Grant Street, S. E. Telephone: 688-0871 Tuesday John 0. Chiles Clinic = 435 Ashby Street, S. W. ; Telephone: 753-4228 Thursday M. Agnes Jones Clinic 1040 West Fair Street, S. W. Telephone: 758-8326 We “] PLANNED PARENTHOOD Cont'd Perry Homes Clinic -1660 Drew Drive, N. W. Apt 756 Telephone: 355-8278 Monday - Wednesday West End Clinic 435 Ashby Street, S. W. Telephone: 753-4228 Thursday ; ' Wheat Street Baptist Church 18 Yonge Street, N. E. Telephone: 522-3634 Monday Vine City Clinic 558 Magnolia Street, N. W. Telephone: 523-8112 Friday RODENT CONTROL PROJECT 525-8275 30 Courtland Street, N. E. , Atlanta / 30303 A demonstration project implemented with the cooperation of the Atlanta Children and Youth Services. The two target areas are Pittsburgh and Northwest (Perry Homes). WEST END CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER 753-9734 | 760 Westview Drive, S. W., Atlanta / 30310 | A demonstration full year day care center which employs , Senior citizens as a majority of tts staff. The training lof the senior child care workers is under the direction of Senior Citizen Services of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc.
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Box 3, Folder 17, Document 52

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  • Text: CIRCULATION 422-5370 aT es Sal: Ailanta’s Newspaper Of Distinction 40 Fi Paying Visit to Nortl An international bus filled with 40 Ameri- can Field Service students from 25 countries will arrive at Peachtree Presbyterian Church _ today, Jilly 3, at 1 p.m. Its passengers have spent a year as members of families and as stu- dents of local high schools in communities across the United States. Activities planned for the teenage visitors include old-fashioned Fourth of July picnics, the | annual parade, and sightseeing. On Saturday, because they wish to learn about our urban and social problems, they will be taken on a tour of a poverty area, a communi-. RN AMY his in nares een edhentintininaimitiinieniemesesinateamcen* ty center and an urban renewal area. The tour will begin at 2 p.m. at the KOA center, 486 Deca- tur St. Shopping Center, “== ’ Bus Number 48 is one of 74 touring buses enroute to Washington D.C.,-where over 3,040 AFS students will have a final meeting before returning to their own countries. The end-of- year bus trip exposes the students to more of the United States than they would otherwise see from their home communities. Over 25,000 families in over 650 communities host bus trip Students. Handling all the arrangements for the So eta a mst aie ATLANTA, GEORGIA, THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1969 bus stop in Atlanta is Mrs. Harry L. Holloman of Sandy Springs. The American Field Service conducts Inter- national Scholarship Progrants for students 16 ta 18 years of age from many nations, A non- ° profit organization with no religious or political affiliations, it seeks to foster understanding of the differences and similarities which exist among peoples of the world. To accomplish this aim there are two Ameri- ' ean Field Service Programs: One, Students to the U.S., in 1968-69 has brought more than . 3000 students from 61 countries to live, study and join in community life in the United States. The other, Americans Abroad, in the current year has sent over 1400 students to 48 coun- . tries overseas for an equivalent experience. ‘from 75 countries have participated in the AFS | In the past 21 years, over 47,000 students eran AFS has 40 overseas offices and volunteer Chapters throughout the U.S.
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Box 3, Folder 17, Document 51

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  • Text: THE ATLANTA INQUIRER RLY 12, 1869 EOA Plays Big Rele life Presents A Brighter Side To 1-Year-Old Sharon For nearly I3. years, Sha- , -ron Dennis” parents, bro- , thers, sisters ami friends _ thought she was retarded. ~~ She did not attemd school. She could not talk. And she could not understand what was said to her. Today however. she goes to school, and plays at the Suiu-Mec EOA Center beca- use of the work afMrs, Ber- nice Miller, an EQA Neigh- borhood Service Aide. She found that Sharem was not mentally retarded but almost deaf, The 15-year-old black youngster from the Mechan- fcsville area of Atlanta liv- ed with almost 20 family “members in a painfully cro- wded 31/2 room house on Georgia Avenue. Her family, like countless impoverished bkack fami- lies, earns less than $2000 ayear, — covered Sharon but she learned that her mother had anearnestdesire to enroll the child in some school, She did not however, know the proper procedure. The aide recom- mended her mother send Sharon to anearby EOA Cen- ter until plans could be com- pleted. The mother agreed, But Mrs. Miller’s work with EOA required that she - temporarily leave Sharon and Mrs. Harritt Darnell, a Home Service Technician at the Summerhill-Mechanics- ville Center, kept in touch with the child by frequent vi- sits to her home and by gi- ving helpful suggestions to her mother. When Mrs. Miller visited .- the k home, she not only dis- ~ In 1968, Mrs. Miller re- entered Sharon's life and _discovered that she still had: “Snot been enrolled in any school, Immediately, she contacted the Bryant School for a psychological test, the Butler Health Center for a physical examination and Milton Avenue School for possible acceptance, All went favorably, The school putSharon inan age-grouping since there is no grading system and im- mediately Sharon became in- volved in physical skills, grooming and oral expres- sion, Hopefully she will ul- timately write understand- ably. Her progress since 1968 has been commendable, Sharon still lives at the -crowded Georgia Avenue ad-
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Box 3, Folder 17, Document 41

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  • Text: # i fi > oh a a fi & a Aaa cy ys i VRE ES a vied Implementation of a sum- mer feeding program. which will provide mini-meals to an estimated 70,009 Atlanta « children before the summer is over, began Monday. M. Agnes Jones Eleinentary School, located on Fair Street in southwest Atlanta. is one of 12 Atlanta schools selected to serve as a food preparation and distribution point. The between-meal supple- ments which will be trucked Fhe Le eo ry oad oe | se WA Ay eel iS ma FN OP twice a day to parks and play- lots, will consist of such items as milk, sandwiches, fruits, breads and juice. A number of West End supervised playlots and recreation centers are among the 100 to partici- pate in the program. Among those already being served in West ind are Oak- land City East, Howell Park. West End Park, and Commu- ° nity of Hope. More will be added as the program gets into full swing. che: a - Atlants is one of the tirst cities in the nation to take advantage of the new feeding program made available by the US Department of Agri- ‘culture’s ‘Special Food Ser- vice Program for Children.” Atlanta’s program is reported. to be the largest in the nation. Although USDA provides most of the funds and food for this program, its actual oper- ation is the result of coopera- tion and hard work by offi- cials of the city, the Atlanta Board of Edueation, theAt- lanta Parks and Recreation Department and _Economic «Opportunity. Atlanta, “The “said” Mike Ray. “who is with EOA and is coordinating the ~stiimer feeding program. Ray said that * ‘although the program is ready to go, we are low on supplies of card- board boxes and sandwich bags.’’ He said he hopes local industries will contribute boxes and -sandwich bags. “That way, all of the USDA finds could be spent on food for these needy children,” he said. The Campbell Foundation of Atlanta has already con- tributed $10,000 to the summer project to help pay for personnel needed to pre- oA Meg —— A Ce K
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Box 3, Folder 17, Document 28

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  • Text: 8 THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, Friday, June 27, 1969 Continued from Page I time, but we were never divorced. I would like to know if I can draw his Social Security. I am 53, have no means of support and am not able to work. — Mrs. A. R. . Ifyou are disabled, you can probably draw Social Security, provided that you meet the other requirements. The fact that you were separated from your husband will not affect your case: Check with your local Social Security office. Can a Fulton County dog catcher came onto private prep- erty to remove a dog?—L. G. F. Not if he doesn’t have the permission of the owner of the _ property. a : Tf interested in the Rent-a-Kid program. I have a lot of work to be done around my house, and I'd like to get some youngsters to do it. Can you tell how I can get in touch with this pregram?—M. C., East Point. To employ one of these youngsters, you may call the Rent- a-Kid office at 577-5522. They are between the ages of 14 and 16 : and perform the traditional summertime clean-up, fix up jobs. They also do baby sitting. The baby sitters get 75 cents an hour in the daytime and $i an hour at night. The fixup, clean-up youngsters earn $1.35 an hour. The program is sponsored hy £04. ee _ How does Georgia rank in land area among the Soufhieast- ern states?—Q.M. , Smyrna. - Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River, with a total land area of 58,876 square miles. es
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Box 3, Folder 17, Document 50

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  • Text: ATLANTA DAILY WORLD * SUNDAY JULY 13, 1969 Head-Starters Visit: Six Flags Over Georgia For 85 children at the Bowen Homes Day Care Cent- er, 1 of 10 Full-Year Head Start Centers funded by Ec- onomic. Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. and a component of The Gate City Day Nursery As- sociation--A DREAM came true on July 1, For many weeks these children had dreamed of a trip to SIX FLAGS OVER GEORGIA, Thanks to hundreds of won- derful people throughout the State of Georgia who sent S & HGreen Stamps, checks and dollar bills and other good wishes, f These children, who might not have had this opportunity at any time in the immediate future, had a real ‘‘HOLI- DAY,"* and ohe ofthe Best parts about it all-their par- ents were able to share the experience. From the time the group boarded 2 Atlanta Transit Chartered buses until the return trip to the Center, these children and their par- ents ¢xperienced one of the happiest days of their lives, Thanks to all who respond- ed to the Appeal, People do care about those they do not know. The Community really came through and Head Start will label it - ‘In-Kind Con- tributions’’ - but the parents and children call it FUN, EX CITEMENT, HAPPINESS ana say THANKS A MILLION to the hundreds of people who are responsible for this “"ALL EXPENSE PAID TRIP to SIX FLAGS OVER GEOR- GIA ate
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Box 3, Folder 17, Document 3

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  • Text: CITY OF ATLANTA CITY HALL ATLANTS, GA. 30303 Tel, 522-4463 Area Cod May 26, 1969 e rea Code 404 IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison MEMORANDUM To: Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. From: Dan Sweat 5h Subject: Attached letter from New York Urban Coalition on Summer NYC Jobs I had a call from Washington a few days ago asking how many NYC slots we would like for this summer. We had anticipated 250. I suggested that we would be able to effectively use 675 which was the final total we reached last summer, Since that time, we have received word that 675 slots have been approved. The U. S. Department of Labor has been fair with us in my Opinion in giving us these slots. I don't really feel like we should have to help fight New York's battle. The problem is that New York is in a class all by itself and the number of jobs they need staggers the imagination, You will notice they are talking about upwards to 100,000 jobs. They have 55,000 approved. Unless you just want to support a general demand for more slots, as we have done in the past, I would recommend no action. DS :fy Jb You Sra ble Ca
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Box 3, Folder 17, Document 15

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  • Text: \ THE VOICE-June 29, 1969-Page 11 a Themes And Variations By Xernona Claytor ----- Two highly ‘capable’ ‘Negro male Atlantans were promoted to top positions last week, William Allison, former deputy director.o of EOA (Equal Opportunity Atlanta), was promoted to Director to succeed Jim Parham who resigned to assume a new. post, “‘Bill’s” competence is commensurate with the requirements of the job--- Kelvil Wall has been named a vice-President of the Coca- Cola Company and becomes the first man “‘of color”’ to occupy sucha seat, Mr, Wall possesses qualities which match the occasion, When black men receive their de- served and earned positions, each of us shares thepride of such recognition for it is a comfort to know that racism doesn’t “‘always’’ prevail, This columnist congratulates these two men who obviously Bove both natural and ac~ , quired abilities!! =
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Box 3, Folder 17, Document 49

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  • Text: Health Fair | In Vine City “A stitch in time saves nine” is the word around the Vine City Foundation Medi- cal Clinic wher a Health Fair will be held July15from 12 noon to 9 p.m, The clinic is located at 558 Magnolia Street, N.W. The clinic is being spon- sored by Mrs. Griffin of EOA and Mrs, Helen Howard of the Vine City Foundation and both advise, ‘*Don’t check out; get a checkup, Pleasedo your -— thing.’’ Free refreshments to everyone, For information, call 523- 8112,
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Box 3, Folder 17, Document 85

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  • Text: FCr PELRASE UCN DELIVE FY TO TEE FEDRUARY 19, 1969 CCNGRES! CF Tin SMITEL OTATF. OFFICE OF THE WHITE HOUSE FRESS SECRETARY THE WHITE HOUSE TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Economic Cpportunity Act The blight of poverty requires priority attention. It engages our hearts and challenges our intelligence, It cannot and will not be treated lightly or indifferently, or without the most searching examination of how best to marshal the resources available to the Federal Government for combatting it. At my direction, the Urban Affairs Council has been conducting an intensive study of the nation's anti-poverty programs, of the way the anti- poverty effort is organized and administered, and of ways in which it might be made more effective. That study is continuing. However, I can now announce a number of steps I intend to take, as well as spelling out some of the considerations that will guide my future recommendations. The Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 is now scheduled to expire on June 30, 1$7¢, The present authorization for appropriations for the Office of Economic Cpportunity runs only until June 30, 1969. I will ask Congress that this authorization for appropriations be extended for another year. Frior to the end of the Fiscal Year, I will send Congress a com- prehensive proposal for the future of the poverty program, including recommendations for revising and extending the Act itself beyond its scheduled 1970 expiration, How the work begun by CEO can best be carried forward is a subject on which many views deserve to be heard -- both from within Congress, and among those many others who are interested or affected, including especially the poor themselves. Fy sending my proposals well before the Act's 1970 expiration, I intend to provide time for full debate and discussion, In the maze of anti-poverty efforts, precedents are weak and knowledge uncertain, These past years of increasing Federal involvement have begun to make clear how vast is the range of what we do not yet know, and how fragile are projections based on partial understanding. But we have learned some lessons about what works and what does not, The changes I Propose will be based on those lessons and those discoveries, and rooted in a determination to press ahead with anti-poverty efforts even though individual experiments have ended in disappointment. From the experience of OFO, we have learned the value of having in the Federal Government an agency whose special concern is the poor. We have learned the need for flexibility, responsiveness, and continuing innovation. We have learned the need for management effectiveness, Even those most thoroughly committed to the goals of the anti-poverty effort recognize now that much that has been tried has not worked. The CEO has teen a valuetis,fount of ideas and enthusiasm, but it has suffered from a confusion of roles, <2 = OEO's greatest value is as an initiating agency -- devising new proyrams to help the poor, and serviny as an "incubator" for these programs during their initial, experimental phases. One of my aims is to free OEO itself to perform these functions more effectively, by providing for a greater concentration of its energies on its innovative role. Last year, Congress directed that special studies be made by the Executive Eranch of whether Head Start and the Job Corps should continue to ke administered directiy by OEO, or whether responsibility should be otherwise assigned, Section 309 of the Vocational Education Amendments of 1968 provides: "The Fresident shall make a special study of whether the responsibility for administering the Head Start program established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 should continue to be vested in the Director of the Cffice of Economic Cpportunity, should be transferred to another agency of the Government, or should be delegaied to another such agency pursuant to the provisions of section 602(d) of the aforementioned Econornic Opportunity Act of 1964, and shail submit the findings of this study to the Congress not later than March 1, 1969," Ihave today submitted this study to tne Congress. Meanwhile, under the Executive authority provided by the Economic Opportunity Act, Ihave ~directed that preparations be made for the delegation of Head Start to the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Whether it should be actually transferred is a question I will take up in my later, comprehensive message, along with my proposals for a permanent status and organizational structure for CEO, Fending a final decision by the Secretary of HEW on where within the department responsibility for Head Start would be lodged, it will be located directly within the Office of the Secretary. In order to provide for orderly preparation, and to ensure that there is no interruption of programs, I have directed that this delegation be made effective July 1, 1969. By then the summer programs for 1969 will all have been funded, and a new cycle will be beginning. I see this delegation as an important element in a new national commitment to the crucial early years of life, Head Start is still experimental, Its effects are simply not known -- save of course where medical care and similar services are involved. The results of a major national evaluation of the program will be available this Spring, It must be said, however, that preliminary reports on this study confirm what many have feared: the long term effect of Head Start appears to be extremely weak. This must not discourage us. To the contrary it only demonstrates the immense contribution the Head Start program has made simply by having raised to prominence on the national agenda the fact -- known for some time, but never widely recognized -- that the children of the poor mostly arrive at school age seriously deficient in the ability to profit from formal education, and already significantly behind their contemporaries. It also has been made abundantly clear that our schools as they now exist are unable to overcome this deficiency. In this context, the Head Start Follow-Through Frogram already 4 delegated to HEW by OFO, assumes an even greater importance, MORE hs In recent years, enormous advances have been made in the understanding of human development. We have learned that intelligence is not fixed at birth, but is largely formed ty the environmental influences of the carly formative years. It develops rapidly at first, and then more slowly; as much of that development takes place in the first four years as in the next thirteen. YV'e have learned further that environment has its grestest impact on the development of intelligence when ihat development is proceeding most rapidly -- that is, in those earliest years. This means that many of the problems of poverty are traceable directly to early childhood experience -- and that if we are to make genuine, long- range progress, we must focus our efforts much more than heretofore on those few years which may determine how far, throughout his later life, the child can reach. Recent scientific developments have shown that this process of early childhood development poses more difficult problems than had earlier been recognized -- but they also promise a real possibility of major breakthroughs e0on in our understanding of this process. Ey plecing Head Start in the Department of HEW, it will be possible to strengthen it by association with a wide range of other early development programs within the department, and also with the research programs of the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Much of our knowledge is now, But we are not on that ground absolved from the responsibility to respond to it. So crucial is the matter of early growth that we must make a national commitment to providing all American children an opportunity for healthful and stimulating development during the first five years of life. In delegating Head Start to the Department of HEW, I pledge myself to that commitment. The Vocational Education Amendments of 1968 directed the Commissioner of Education to study the Job Corps in relation to state vocational education programs. I have directed the Secretaries of Labor and of Health, Education, and Welfare, and the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Manpower, to work with the Acting Commissioner of Education in preparing sucha report for submission to Congress at the earliest opportunity. One of the priority aims of the new Administration is the development by the Department of Labor of a comprehensive manpower program, designed to make centrally available to the unemployed and the under- employed a full range of Federal job training and placement services. Toward this end, it is essential that the many Federal manpower programs be integrated and coordinated, Therefore, as a first step toward better program management, the Job Corps will be delegated to the Department of Labor. For the Department, this will add another important manpower service component. For the Job Corpsmen, it will make available additional training and service opportunities. From the standpoint of program management, it makes it possible to coordinate the Job Corps with other manpower services, especially vocational education, at the point of delivery. The Department of Labor already is deeply involved in the recruitment, counseling and placement of Job Corpsmen. It refers 80 percent of all male and 45 percent of all female enrollees; it provides job market information, and helps locate Job Corpsmen in the areas of greatest opportunity, MORE -4- This delegation will also be made effective on July 1, 1969; and the Departinents of Interior and Agriculture will coniinue to, have operating responsibility for the Job Corps centers concerned primarily with conservation. I have directed that preparations be made for the transfer of two other programs from GEC to the Department of Eealth, Education, and Welfare; Comprehensive Health Centers, which provide health service to the residents of poor neighborhoods, and Foster Grandparents program. In my judgment, these can be better administered at present, or in the near future, within the structure of the Department, In making these changes, 1 recognize that innovation costs money ~~ and that if CEO is to continueits effectiveness as an innovating agency, adequate funds must be made available on a continuing basis. Moreover, it is my intent that Community Action Agencies can continue to be involved in the operation of programs such as Head Start’at the local level, even though an agency other than CEO has received such programs, by delegation at the national level. It also is my intent that the vital Community Action Frograms will be pressed forward, and that in the area of economic development CEO will have an important role to play, in cooperation with other agencies, in fostering community-based business development. One of the principal aims of the Administration's continuing study of the anti-poverty effort will be to improve its management effectiveness. When poverty-fund monies are stolen, those hurt most are the poor -~- whom the monies were meant to help. When programs are inefficiently administered, those hurt most again are the poor. The public generally, and the poor especially, have a right to demand effective and efficient management, I intend to provide it. I expect that important economies will result from the delegation of the Job Corps to the Department of Labor, and we shall continue to strive for grater efficiency, and especially for greater effectiveness in Head Start. A Concentrated Management Improvement Program initiated in OEO will be intensified, Under this program selected Community Action Agencies will be required to take steps to devise improvements in such areas as organizational structure, financial and accounting systems, personnel training and work scheduling, Standards will be applied under the "management improvement program'to evaluate the operations of Community Action Agencies, We intend to monitor these programs actively in order to ensure that they are achieving high-level effectiveness and that they are being administered on an orderly basis. In the past, problems have often arisen over the relationship of State, county and local governments to programs administered by OEO. This has particularly been the case where the State and local officials have wanted to assume greater responsibility for the implementation of the programs but for various reasons have been prevented from doing so. I have assigned special responsibility for working out these problems to the newly-created Office of Intergovernmental Relations, under the supervision of the Vice Fresident. I have directed the Urban Affairs Council to keep the anti-poverty effort under constant review and evaluation, seeking new ways in which the various departments can help and better ways in which their efforts can be coordinated. My comprehensive recommendations for the future of the poverty program will be made after the Urban Affairs Council's own initial study is completed, and after I have reviewed the Comptroller General's study of OEO ordered by Congress in 1967 and due for sulsmission next month, ° a 5 a Meanwhile, I would stress this final thought: If we are to make the tmiost of experimental programs, we must frankly recognize thcir experimental nature and frankly acknowledge whatever shortcomings they develop. To do so is not to belittle the experiment, but to advance its essential purpose: that of finding new ways, better ways, of making progress in areas still inadequately understood. We often can learn more from a program that fails to achieve its purpose than from one that succeeds, If we apply those lessons, then even the "failure" will have made a significant contribution to our larger purposes, I urge all those involved in these experimental programs to bear this in mind--- and to remember that one of the primary goals of this Administration is to expand our knowledge of how best to make real progress against those social ills that have so stubbornly defied solution. We do not pretend to have all the answers. We are determined to find as many as we can. The men and women who will be valued most in this administration will be those who understand that not every experiment succeeds, who do not cover up failures but rather lay apen problems,frankly and construc- tively, so that next time we will know how to do better. In this spirit, I am confident that we can place our anti-poverty efforts on a secure footing -- and that as we continue to gain in understanding of how to master the difficulties, we can move forward at an accelerating pace, RICHARD NIXON THE WHITE HOUSE, February 18, 1969, Hae
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Box 3, Folder 17, Document 91

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  • Text: Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. O A\ 101 Marietta Street Bldg. e Atlanta, Georgia 30303 e 525-6854 T. M. Parham Executive Administrator March 7, 1969 Mr. David C. Cowley, Director Human Relations Commission Ann Arbor, Michigan Dear Mr. Cowley: his is isn reply to your letter of February 24, for information roge.dince child care plans for low-income and working mothers. Yhe Community Action Agency, Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. was faced with this dilemma at the very beginning of the pro- gram since Atlanta has a large number of po ewe working mothers who ave heads of households. We began by going to voluntary agencies, churches, civic organi-- zations, etc., which were based in low-income areas and asking. these organizations to consider organizing Cay care centers for low-income families. We are now contracting with ten (10) autonomous ageneies which are under contract to run eleven (11) centers caring for 715 children between the aces of six months zo nine years. Ninety percent ‘90%) of the ch:.ldren are be- tween the ages of 3-6 yours. ‘ Originally, we were running as straight day care agencies and charged a fee per family based on family income. About fifteen “percent (15%) of our income was derived from fees. ‘Twenty per- cent (20%) came from the community in the form of voluntary ser- vices or in-kind contributions. , The rest of our income came from Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) funds. It is to be noted that we may rent at only one facility, the rest of our housing is donated. We are using facilities in five churches, three housing projects, two remodeled houses and one warehouse. The cost per child is from $75 to $90 per month. Mr. David C. Cowley Page 2 March 7, 1969 ‘ About two and one-half or three years ago, we were incorporated into full-year, eleven hour, head start. The major changes were in the improved ratio of adult to child and extended medical services. As of April 1968, OEO had us discontinue charging fees. ; Our present structure consist of a coordinating headquarters staff including a director, assistant director, program coordi- nator, volunteer coordinator, and program evaluator. There is an overall Policy Advisory Committee consisting of parents, parent representatives, interested professionals and members of the local community. Each Child Development Center is sepa- rately incorporated as an autonomous agency with its own board and staff. Within the guidelines as set forth in the Head Start Manual, each board sets its own program of -instruction, personnel policies, parent organization, etc. Each must raise its twenty percent (20%) community contribution, We have had central recruitment and training of volunteers. We handle purchasing and finance centrally through the Community Action Agency. Also each program is reviewed centrally for quality contro? and improvement of operation. We have availed ourselves extensively of stafi’ training opportunities afforded us through OFO. We also have regular in-service training. We were faced with many serious problems from the outset, many of which are still not resolved. Because our local boards ‘were made up largely of the poor with little or no community experience, many errors in judgment were made in handling funds, staff selection, and social services. Time and experience has helped somewhat but we still have a long way to go. Another area of concern is the lack of qualified staff. Our state offers no certification for pre-school teachers and there is very little training through the local colleges, although the Atlanta Board of Education has inaugurated an extensive program of evening classes for people in day care on a non-credit, low fee basis. Perhaps our greatest handicap is insufficient funds Mr. David C. Cowley Pagé 3 March. 7, 1969 to attract top quality staff and to extend our services. The estimate is that 10,000 low-income children need day care and we are providing for only 715. I hope our experience has been useful to you. I wish you well in your enterprise. Yours truly, (Mrs:) Gloria S. Gross Consultant in Child Development GSG/jm ec: Mr. T. M. Parham Mr. Dan Sweat
  • Tags: Box 3, Box 3 Folder 17, Folder topic: Economic Opportunity Atlanta | 1969
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