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cNational “News


The National Program - - -


The Urban Corps National Develop-
ment Office was established in the fall of
1968 under a grant from The Ford Foun-
dation to serve as a catalyst for the estab-
lishment of local Urban Corps programs
in cities throughout the nation, and
through this vehicle to create new and
viable relationships between the academic
community and our urban centers.

This initial period of our operations
has been devoted to exploring the feasi-
bility of implementing Urban Corps in a
wide variety of communities and in de-
veloping a series of reports documenting
and examining the concept and tech-
nology of the Urban Corps.

Our success in this pursuit may now be
measured in terms of concrete accom-

- - - Our initial pilot group of eight
cities has blossomed into more than 15
operating Urban Corps programs in every
part of the nation.

-- - Federal officials, including the Sec-
retary of Health, Education and Welfare
and the Commissioner of Education, have
enthusiastically endorsed the Urban
Corps concept as a valuable method of
both serving the needs of the city and the
colleges — and providing our nation’s
young people with an opportunity to
constructively participate in the resolu-
tion of the urban crisis.

- - - Institutions of higher education
and regional organizations have begun to
move actively towards the development
of new forms of academic curricula, in-
volving not only courses and lectures but
also the opportunity to test theory
against the realities of the outside world.
In several cases the local Urban Corps is
serving as the test-bed for this de-

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U.S. Commissioner of Education James E. Allen, Jr. has called for an increased com-
mitment of Federal work-study funds to programs which reflect the concern of today’s
college population for “an education geared to realities.”’


The nation’s colleges and universities
will share an additional $23.4-million in
College Work-Study Program funds,
thanks to a supplemental allocation just
announced by the U.S. Office of Educa-
tion. The new money brings the total
allocation of CWSP funds for the six
month period ending December 31, 1969
to $102,662,178, an increase of nearly
twenty-five per cent over the previously
announced Work-Study levels.

The supplemental grants are the result
of a re-allocation of CWSP funds orig-
inally allocated for use during 1968 and
unexpended by the participating colleges
as of December 31st of last year. The new
money is being distributed primarily to
colleges in those states which suffered
most heavily from the low level of the
initial CWSP funding for the July-
December 1969 period. Generally, insti-
tutions in those states which received less
than 70% of the amount recommended
by the regional CWSP panels have been
granted enough additional funds to bring
them up to that level. Schools in states
which already received all or nearly all of
their recommended funding will not share
in the supplement.

The largest supplemental grant went to
California, which received $3.7-million in
additional funds, increasing its allocation
from 44% of the level approved by the
regional panel to 70%.

The University of California at Berke-
ley will receive the nation’s largest CWSP
grant of $879,898, with $320,012 com-
ing from the supplement.

Speaking at the opening session of the
Atlanta Service-Learning Conference, Dr.
Allen said that young people have re-
versed the traditional concepts of success,
putting “the pursuit of goals beyond the
self” before monetary rewards. ‘’Today’s
youth is as bored with four-wall abstrac-
tions as it is with materialism,’ the
nation’s education chief told the more
than 200 delegates to the conference. He
said that education must extend beyond
the confines of the campus, to give stu-
dents the sort of first-hand experience
they now demand.

Dr. Allen applauded the Urban Corps
as a way to inject reality testing into the
present academic structure. He called for
major changes in the College Work-Study
Program to facilitate the development of
programs for the constructive involvement
of college students in important urban-
related activities. Observing that most
work-study funds are now used for the
employment of students in work on their
college campuses, Dr. Allen said that he
would like to see this situation reversed,
with the bulk of work-study resources
being used to help the nation’s communi-
ties resolve their most pressing problems.

Dr. Allen also called for an examina-
tion of techniques for the effective inte-
gration of new people into existing organ-
izations on a short-term basis, and for the
exploration of programs combining com-
munity service with academic credit.

“The need,” Dr. Allen concluded, “‘is
to concentrate on ways of helping the
young to realize the potential of their
new sense of purpose and spirit for


Published by the Urban Corps National
Development Office under a grant from the
Ford Foundation,

June —July 1969 Number 5

Michael B. Goldstein

Anna Beranek

250 Broadway
New York 10007
Telephone: (212) 964-5552

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- - - Dozens of cities have expressed an
interest in adopting the Urban Corps con-
cept, and a number of state governments
have begun to offer coordinating and re-
source services for those of their cities de-
siring to develop such a program.

- - - Hundreds of copies of each of the
reports issued to date by the National
Office are in use by cities and universities
throughout the nation, and each issue of
the National News now reaches more
than 5,000 persons (up from an initial
press run of 200 in the early spring).

Remaining ahead is the expansion of
the Urban Corps concept to every major
Urban Center, the development of ‘‘spin-
off’ programs intimately involving the
cities with the academic community,
completion of the documentation of the
Urban Corps experience and method-
ology, and an analysis of the success,
techniques and impact of the various
Urban Corps programs throughout the

The Urban Corps National Develop-
ment Office is programmed to conclude
its effort in the spring of 1971. At that
time it is our sincere hope that the Urban
Corps will have proven itself a viable and
valuable program for the nation and its

- -- Michael B. Goldstein


After more than four years of oper-
ating under unofficial guidelines, the U.S.
Office of Education has promulgated a
set of Regulations governing the College
Work-Study Program. The new Regula-
tions, effective June 13, 1969, together
with the legislative requirements of Title
IV-C of the Higher Education Act of
1965 (as amended) provide the legal
framework for all CWSP programs,
whether involving work for the college
itself, or off-campus (such as an Urban
Corps). The CWSP guidelines, embodied
in the 7968 College Work-Study Program
Manual, remain in effect as the official
interpretation of Federal law. It should
be noted, however, that the new
Regulations modify certain aspects of the
program, so that the guidelines as cur-
rently issued do not completely conform.
Conflicts must be resolved in favor of the

The most noteworthy changes caused
by the new Regulations concern the
increased emphasis upon off-campus
work relating to public service activities,
especially in the health, education and
welfare areas. The Regulations also pro-
vide specific guides for the full-time
employment of students attending sum-
mer school or other “non-regular”
courses, and recognize for the first time
the legal right of an institution to dele-
gate to an outside agency (e.g. an Urban
Corps) the ministerial functions of admin-
istering an off-campus work-study pro-
gram, such as payroll processing and
On-going supervision. The Requlations
specifically reserve to the institutions the
sole power to determine the eligibility of

students for CWSP awards.
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Alumni Journal Tells

A ee ee ee ee ee me ee ee ee

More than seventy upperclassmen
attending units of the City University of
New York have been working part-time in
city agencies as part of a new seminar-
experience program in urban government.

Each of the students is enrolled in the
seminar at his college, and spends ten
hours a week on a high-level assignment
within a municipal agency. Weekly semi-
nars are augmented by monthly meetings
of all the participating students, with top
urban officials discussing the problems
and prospects of the city.

The students in each seminar often
concentrate. on a specific geographic part
of the city, permitting an interchange of
ideas and perceptions concerning the vari-
ous services, resources and needs of the
community. Although the students re-
ceive no pay for their work, they do
receive academic credits for the successful
completion of the program.

The seminar-experience program is ad-
ministered jointly by the City Adminis-
trator’s office and the City University,
under the direction of Deputy City Ad-
ministrator Philip Finkelstein and Dr.
Robert Hirschfeld of Hunter College.

The Regulations were published May
13, 1969 in Vol. 34, Number 91 of the
Federal Register at pages 7632-7635 and
will appear in Title 45 of the Code of
Federal Regulations (CFR) at Part 175.
Copies of the new CWSP Regulations,
together with an analysis and finding list
keyed to the CWSP Manual, are available
from the Urban Corps National Develop-
ment Office.

Urban Corps Story

The Fall/Winter edition of the Sarah Lawrence College Alumnae Magazine carries a
lengthy article on the exploits of twenty Sarah Lawrence students who participated in the
New York City Urban Corps during the summer of 1968. Written by an undergraduate,
Teresa Baker, who herself served in the program, the well-illustrated article examines the
rewards and frustrations the girls experienced during three months with the city. The girls
worked in a wide variety of assignments, from tutoring children and working with addicts
to researching the problems of air and water pollution. They tell of their encounters with
government bureaucracy, and their own perceptions of the effectiveness of their


Reprints of the article are available without charge from the Urban Corps National
Development Office, 250 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10007.

Mayor Richard C. Lee has announced the formation of a New Haven Urban Corps to give
the Connecticut city “an opportunity to benefit from the enthusiasm, energy and ideal-

ism of our young people.”

Lee said that the program will assign students to ‘meaningful and creative jobs” ina
wide variety of city activities, including health, public safety, education and recreation.
The Mayor said that the students will work in administrative, research and evaluative
capacities, under the supervision of regular city employees.

Mayor Lee also announced the appointment of Alan Trager, a 22-year-old city plan-
ning student, to serve as coordinator of the new program. A former VISTA volunteer and
program planner, Trager previously participated in an effort to involve city planning

students in local poverty programs.

Festivities Mark Urban Corps Openings

During the month of June more than a
dozen cities throughout the nation for-
mally launched their Urban Corps pro-
grams. Here is a sampling of the opening

Atlanta — More than 200 students at-
tended the opening session of the Atlanta
Service-Learning Conference. They heard
Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen and U.S. Com-
missioner of Education James Allen, Jr.
urge the development of programs geared
to the needs of today’s youth.

Detroit — The Motor City welcomed
its Urban Corps students with a reception
on the grounds of Mayor Jerome Cav-
anagh’s official residence. The Mayor wel-
comed the group of 100 students, and
spent over an hour discussing the city’s
problems and prospects with them.

Boston — Mayor Kevin White greeted
several hundred Urban Corps students in
ceremonies at Boston’s new award-win-
ning City Hall. He stressed that the poten-
tial learning experience of a summer in
the city is just as important as the work
they will be doing.

Minneapolis — Urban Corps students
‘working in the Minnesota city spent a full
day getting acquainted with their host-
employer. Mayor Arthur Naftalin, in his
final official address after eight years in
City Hall, called upon the students to
direct their talents towards improving
their community. City Coordinator
Thomas Thompson discussed transit
problems in the Twin Cities area, and a
panel of city officials and civic leaders
participated in a series of round-table dis-
cussions on specific local problems. The
students were guests of the city at a
luncheon at the Minneapolis Athletic

New York — More than a thousand
Urban Corps students heard Deputy
Mayor Timothy W. Costello urge them to
“shake things up’ through what he
termed “constructive dissent.” “Action
Summer”, a motion picture on the Urban
Corps, was shown at this opening event.

From The Editor...

The National News is designed to serve
as a vehicle for the interchange of ideas
and developments in the growth of Urban
Corps student involvement programs, and
indeed in the entire area of the urban-
academic interface. We hope that by
spreading an understanding of the
concept, benefits and technology of the
Urban Corps we will be serving to stimu-
late the growth of these programs
throughout the nation.

This issue of the National News marks
two important mileposts in our rather
short existence: distribution to every
major city and institution of higher edu-
cation in the nation, and a new format
permitting both enlarged content and
easier reading. Indeed, this issue has been
delayed due to the need to adapt our pro-
duction facilities to “mass production.”
We will resume monthly publication with
the August issue.

Thanks to the generous support of the
Ford Foundation, we are able to circulate
the National News without charge. Re-
quests for new subscriptions and/or addi-
tional copies should be addressed to Anna
Beranek, Editor, Urban Corps National
News, Room 1410, 250 Broadway, New
York, N.Y. 10007. We of course invite
your comments and suggestions for
future issues.


The Atlanta Urban Corps has been
selected to serve as a “practical labora-
tory” for the development of a broad-
based urban-academic involvement effort
in the Atlanta area.

The Atlanta Urban Corps will work
with the recently organized Atlanta Serv-
ice-Learning Conference to test new ideas
and concepts designed to involve stu-
dents, faculty and practitioners in ar-
rangements providing both valuable
services to the community and relevant
learning experiences for the participants.

The Atlanta Service-Learning Confer-
ence is designed to bring together
agencies, institutions, organizations and
individuals interested in the relationships
between service experience and higher
education, combining their resources in
“an exploration and development of a
conceptual framework and _ practical
model for service-learning programs,"’ The
Conference will operate for a nine-month
period, examining the various elements of
the service-learning concept, from
curriculumdesign and service potentials to
financial resources and inter-institutional
relationships. Conference meetings are
planned on a regular basis, with monthly
reports of the results of detailed examina-
tions of each element.

The Atlanta area is considered a hospi-
table one for this type of experimenta-
tion due to its unusual diversity of organi-
zations and institutions, coupled with a
tradition for innovative local develop-
ment. More than 30,000 students attend
Atlanta’s eleven colleges and universities,
and most of the “‘socially-relevant”
Federal agencies, such as HEW, HUD and
the Peace Corps have regional head-
quarters in the city.

The Conference is being sponsored by
the Southern Regional Education Board
(SREB), a public agency of 15 Southern
states created by interstate compact to
assist in the development of higher educa-
tion and the fostering of social and
economic growth in the Southern region.
Information on the Conference may be
obtained from Mr. William Ramsay,
Director, Resource Development Project,
Southern Regional Education Board, 130
Sixth Street N.W., Atlanta, Georgia
30313. Area code (404) 872-3873.


Richard Neal

Youth Coordinator
City-County Building
219 South High Street
Akron, Ohio 44308
(216) 376-1431


John Cordova


Model Cities Program

P.O. Box 1293

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103
(505) 243-8661


Sam Williams

Atlanta Urban Corps
30 Courtland Street
Atlanta, Ga. 30303

(404) 524-8091
Estimated size: 250

Roblin Williamson

Boston Urban Corps
City Hall

Boston, Mass. 02101
(617) 722-4100
Estimated size: 300


Peter Fleischmann

Director, Council on
Youth Opportunity

City Hall

Buffalo, New York 14202

(716) 854-1022

Estimated size: 40


Barry Cholak

Youth Coordinator

Office of the City Manager
Room 105, City Hall
Cincinnati, Ohio 45404
(513) 421-5700


(All programs are operational unless otherwise noted)


Robert McAuliffe

Manager of Recruitment,
Placement and Training

Personnel Department Room 120

601 Lakeside Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44114

(216) 694-2635

Frank Cleveland
Director of Youth Opportunity
Office of the Mayor
City Hall
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 461-8384


S. Henry Lawton

Dayton Urban Corps
Third and Ludlow Streets
Dayton, Ohio 45402
(513) 222-3441
Estimated size: 130


Carroll Lucht

Detroit Urban Corps
City-County Building
Detroit, Mich. 48226
(313) 965-3992
Estimated size: 150


Hugh McKinley

City Manager

City Hall

Eugene, Oregon 97401
(503) 342-5221


Robert D. Beckmann, Jr.
Director of Public Information
Office of the Mayor
City-County Building
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 633-3371

* program in advanced stages of development


Alan M., Trager


New Haven Urban Corps
185 Church Street

New Haven, Conn. 06510
(203) 772-3460
Estimated size: 20


Martin Rose


New York Urban Corps

250 Broadway

New York, New York 10007
(212) 566-3952

Estimated size: 3000

(Outside New York City)

Elayne Landis

Associate Director

Metropolitan Regional Council

155 East 71 Street

New York, New York 10021

(212) 628-6803

Estimated size: 50


Charles F. Reott, Jr.

Personnel Department
City-County Building
Madison, Wisconsin 53709
(608) 266-4422
Estimated size: 20


Babak Armajani


Minneapolis Urban Corps
City Hall

Minneapolis, Minn, 55415
(612) 330-2293
Estimated size: 60


Thomas P. Nagle


San Francisco Urban Corps
City Hall

San Francisco, Calif. 94102
(415). 558-5930

Estimated size: 25


Franklin D. Lopez
Special Aide to the Mayor
City Hall

San Juan, Puerto Rico
(809) 725-6775


John Maier


St. Louis Urban Corps
303 N. 12th Street

St. Louis, Missouri 63101
(314) 621-4827
Estimated size: 175


Frank T. Wood, Jr.


Executive Department

Division of Research and

County Office Building

603 South State Street

Syracuse, New York 13202

(315) 477-7645


Charles Buckenmeyer
Youth Coordinator
Office of the Mayor
City Hall

Toledo, Ohio 43624
(419) 255-1500


Jerry Miller

Program Developer

Model Cities Program

City Hall Annex

Trenton, New Jersey 08608
(609) 394-3242

Estimated size: 50


Marcia R. Kunen

Deputy Director

Program Coordination Unit
Office of the Mayor

1329 “E"’ Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

(202) 628-6000 Ext. 3495
Estimated size: 125 (Dec. 1969)

Urban Corps National Development Office

250 Broadway
New York, New York 10007

Hon, Daniel Sweat

Assistant to the Mayor

City Hall

Atlanta, Georgia 30303



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