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ERIC Number: ED012873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
Pages: 32
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THE WOMEN'S TALENT CORPS, PROPOSAL.
COHEN, AUDREY C.
WOMEN'S TALENT CORPS, FUNDED BY THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY, WILL MEET TWO SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN NEW YORK CITY--JOB SHORTAGES IN COMMUNITY SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT AND LACK OF TRAINING AMONG THE POOR. WOMEN WILL BE RECRUITED FROM LOW-INCOME NEIGHBORHOODS AND TRAINED AS PRE-PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANTS IN SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, AND SOCIAL AGENCIES THROUGH A PROGRAM OF FORMAL CLASSES AND FIELD EXPERIENCE. THESE WOMEN WILL BECOME CONTACTS BETWEEN PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY WORKERS AND THE LOW-INCOME PEOPLE THEY ASSIST. PROFESSIONAL WOMEN WITH WORKING SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION, HEALTH, OR WELFARE FIELDS WILL BE TRAINED AS COORDINATORS TO COUNSEL THE TRAINEES, DIRECT FIELD WORK, AND SERVE AS LIAISON BETWEEN TRAINEES AND THE AGENCIES EMPLOYING THEM. THE TRAINEE AND COORDINATOR WILL HELP EACH OTHER UNDERSTAND THE CONDITIONS OF POVERTY AND THE RESPONSIBILITIES IMPOSED BY EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT. THE PROGRAM DESIGN INCLUDES FIVE PHASES--(1) COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRAM PLANNING (THREE MONTHS SPENT ORGANIZING AND STAFFING THE INSTITUTE), (2) ORIENTATION (SIX WEEKS OF CLASSES FOR 120 TRAINEES AND 30 COORDINATORS IN THREE GROUPS), (3) WORK-TRAINING (FOUR TO SEVEN MONTHS OF PRACTICAL TRAINING), (4) PHASING-OUT (DIMINISHING CONTACT BETWEEN TRAINEE AND COORDINATOR), AND (5) RESEARCH AND EVALUATION. (AJ)
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Authoring Institution: Women's Talent Corps, New York, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York); WOMENS TALENT CORPS