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ERIC Number: ED001957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Jun
Pages: 51
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THE SOCIETY OF THE STREETS.
ASHLEY, WALTER E.
THE HORNER BOYS CLUB IN CHICAGO REACHES OUT INTO THE COMMUNITY AND HELPS CHANNEL GANG MEMBERS INTO A CLUB SITUATION WITH CONSTRUCTIVE FORMS OF ACTIVITY. IN LOS ANGELES, A DEPUTY PROBATION OFFICER ORGANIZED A SERVICE CALLED GROUP GUIDANCE IN WHICH PROBATION OFFICERS WORK WITH THE HARD-CORE CITY GANGS THAT ARE NOT HANDLED BY CONVENTIONAL YOUTH-SERVING AGENCIES. GRANTING FUNDS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SPECIAL SCHOOLS FOR CITIZENS HAS BEEN ANOTHER AREA FORD FOUNDATION WORK. A PROGRAM TO IMPROVE EDUCATION IN DETROIT'S GRAY AREAS CONCENTRATES ON ALL THREE GROUPS INVOLVED--TEACHERS, CHILDREN, AND PARENTS. TEACHERS RECEIVE INSTRUCTION IN THE INNER WORKINGS OF GRAY-AREA NEIGHBORHOODS AND ON THE NEEDS OF THEIR STUDENTS. FOR THE CHILDREN, THE DETROIT PROJECT CONCENTRATES ON BROADER CULTURAL EXPERIENCE AND SPECIALIZED TRAINING IN READING AND ARITHMETIC. SUCH COURSES OF INTEREST FOR PARENTS AS DRESSMAKING AND MARKETING FOR MOTHERS AND FURNITURE AND ELECTRIC REPAIR FOR FATHERS HAVE BEEN ORGANIZED IN THE SCHOOL BUILDINGS. RESEARCH IS ANOTHER IMPORTANT CONCERN OF THE FORD FOUNDATION. STUDIES HAVE BEEN UNDERWAY IN THE AREAS OF PUBLIC HOUSING AND SOCIAL MOBILITY, MULTI-PROBLEM FAMILIES, POLICE SEMINARS, YOUTH WORK PROGRAMS, AND TEENAGE MARRIAGES. AN EXPERIMENT IN THE REHABILITATION OF JUVENILE DELINQUENTS THROUGH INFORMAL GROUP MEETINGS AND A PROBATION SYSTEM HAS ALSO BEEN SUPPORTED BY THE FOUNDATION AND HAS PROVED NOT ONLY CHEAPER BUT MORE EFFECTIVE THAN THE REFORMATORY SYSTEMS.
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Authoring Institution: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Identifiers: California (Los Angeles); Illinois (Chicago); Michigan (Detroit); New York (New York)