NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED011273
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Oct-21
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
HOW DO WE INVOLVE THE POOR IN WESTCHESTER'S WAR ON POVERTY.
BECK, BERTRAM M.
THE SPEAKER SUGGESTED THAT THE POOR SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN POLICY-MAKING DECISIONS IN ANTIPOVERTY PROGRAMS AND BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY FOR EMPLOYMENT WITHIN THE PROGRAMS THEMSELVES. HE FURTHER SUGGESTS SOME OF THE POWER NOW HELD BY OTHERS SHOULD BE RELINQUISHED TO THE POOR, WHO SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO HELP DECIDE WHAT THEY WANT. PRIORITIES FOR PROGRAMS SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED TO ACHIEVE THE GOALS OF INCREASED EMPLOYMENT, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AND INDEPENDENCE, WITH THE HIGHEST PRIORITY GIVEN TO JOB TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT. OTHER PRIORITIES SHOULD FOCUS ON THE PROBLEMS OF LEGAL SERVICES, SPECIAL EDUCATION, SMALL LOANS, DROP-IN DAY CARE CENTERS FOR CHILDREN, ASSISTANCE IN FAMILY PLANNING, AND THE ECONOMICS OF SECURING A DIVORCE. THIS PAPER WAS AN ADDRESS BEFORE THE ANNUAL WESTCHESTER CONFERENCE OF COMMUNITY SERVICES (12TH, WHITE PLAINS, OCTOBER 21, 1965). (JL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Westchester Council of Social Agencies, Inc., White Plains, NY.
Identifiers: New York (Westchester County); New York (White Plains)