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ERIC Number: ED011984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Feb
Pages: 81
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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ACTION FOR EMPLOYMENT, A DEMONSTRATION NEIGHBORHOOD MANPOWER PROJECT. FINAL REPORT.
Action-Housing, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.
A 1-YEAR DEMONSTRATION PROJECT STUDIED A NEIGHBORHOOD-BASED SYSTEM IN WHICH VOLUNTEER NEIGHBORHOOD COUNSELORS HELPED UNEMPLOYED AND UNDEREMPLOYED YOUNG MEN THROUGH A JOB TRAINING PROGRAM AND INTO EMPLOYMENT. A MID-WAY REPORT CONCENTRATED ON RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING. THIS FINAL REPORT CONCENTRATES ON THE ROLE OF THE VOLUNTEER AND ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEIGHBORHOOD SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT. VOLUNTEERS HELPED THE PROFESSIONAL STAFF OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD EMPLOYMENT CENTER RECRUIT AND INTERVIEW TRAINEES, THEY COUNSELED THEM THROUGH THE TRAINING PERIOD AND ASSISTED IN GETTING THEM JOBS. THE PROJECT SHOWED THAT INDIGENOUS, NONPROFESSIONAL NEIGHBORHOOD PEOPLE COULD BE TRAINED TO CARRY OUT SOME PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT FUNCTIONS. WOMEN MADE THE BEST INTERVIEWERS, BUT WERE RELUCTANT TO MAKE HOME VISITS, WHILE MEN WERE MORE SUCCESSFUL AS COUNSELORS. CERTAIN CHARACTERISTICS SEEM TO MAKE FOR SUCCESS--SUCH AS MATURITY, MARRIAGE, A LONG TERM, STEADY JOB, AND PREVIOUS COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER WORK. REASONS FOR TRAINEES' STAYING IN THE TRAINING PROGRAM WERE COUNSELOR SUPPORT, MOTIVATION, EXCELLENT TEACHERS, TRAINING ALLOWANCE, AND NEIGHBORHOOD SUPPORT. REASONS FOR DROPPING OUT WERE DISLIKE OF SCHOOL SITUATION, LACK OF MOTIVATION, AND NO TRAINING ALLOWANCE. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM ACTION-HOUSING, INC., NUMBER TWO GATEWAY CENTER, PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA 15222. (EB)
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Authoring Institution: Action-Housing, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh)