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ERIC Number: ED003415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 138
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EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM FOR MOBILIZING COLLEGE STUDENT VOLUNTEER SERVICES TO COMMUNITIES.
ESSER, GEORGE H., JR.
AN EXPERIMENT WAS CONDUCTED IN MOBILIZING COLLEGE STUDENTS FOR SUMMER ASSISTANCE IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND POVERTY PROGRAMS. APPROXIMATELY 100 STUDENT VOLUNTEERS WERE CHOSEN TO PARTICIPATE ON THE BASES OF THEIR STABILITY, MATURITY, ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE, AND DEDICATION. THEY WERE PLACED IN SIX AREAS WHERE COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAMS WERE UNDERWAY. THE VOLUNTEERS TOOK PART IN A VARIED PROGRAM WHICH INCLUDED--(1) INTENSIVE SOCIAL WORK, (2) DAY CARE CENTERS, (3) CONSTRUCTION, (4) PUBLIC HEALTH, (5) ADULT EDUCATION, AND (6) JOB PLACEMENT. THERE WAS SOME DISSATISFACTION ON THE PART OF BOTH SUPERVISORS AND VOLUNTEERS, AND SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE PROGRAMS CENTERED ABOUT (1) TRAINING, (2) ORGANIZATION, AND (3) COORDINATION WITH LOCAL PROJECTS. THE CONTINUATION OF SOME PROJECTS STARTED BY THE VOLUNTEERS AS WELL AS THE CREATION OF VOLUNTEERS IN SERVICE TO AMERICA (VISTA) AND SIMILAR PROJECTS INCORPORATED BY OTHER COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ATTEST TO THE IMPACT OF THE ORIGINAL PROGRAM. (PM)
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill.
Identifiers: NORTH CAROLINA; North Carolina (Durham); Volunteers in Service to America