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ERIC Number: ED017552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 31
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Reference Count: 0
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COMMUNITIES IN ACTION, VOLUME 2, NUMBER 4, AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 1967.
Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC. Community Action Program.
THIS ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL, WHICH IS DEVOTED TO COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAMS, CONTAINS INTERVIEWS, INFORMAL REPORTS, AND PUBLIC RELATIONS MATERIAL ABOUT THE TYPES OF PROGRAMS WHICH HAVE BEEN INSTITUTED BY THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY (OEO) FOR THE DISADVANTAGED POPULATION IN THE LOWER EAST SIDE SECTION OF NEW YORK CITY, PARTICULARLY DURING THE SUMMER OF 1967. THE TENSIONS IN THE COMMUNITY ARE DEPICTED THROUGH A CHRONOLOGICAL LOG INTERVIEW WITH A STAFF WORKER FROM MOBILIZATION FOR YOUTH, A LOCAL POVERTY PROGRAM, AS HE ATTEMPTS TO MEDIATE THE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS COMMUNITY SITUATION. THERE ARE EXCERPTS FROM A TAPE RECORDED INTERVIEW WITH THE POVERTY WORKER AND A COMMUNITY RESIDENT AS THEY DISCUSS THE MOOD OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD DURING THIS PERIOD. THREE LOCAL SELF-HELP PROJECTS (SEWING CO-OP, FOOD BUYING CLUB, AND BUILDING REHABILITATION PROJECT) ARE DISCUSSED IN OTHER ARTICLES IN THE JOURNAL. ALL THREE OF THESE ARE ONGOING PROJECTS OF MOBILIZATION FOR YOUTH. ONE ARTICLE CONTAINS EXCERPTS OF AN INTERVIEW WITH SARGENT SHRIVER, DIRECTOR OF OEO, AND ANOTHER DESCRIBES A SUMMER WORK AND RECREATION PROGRAM FOR YOUTH IN YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO. A FINAL ARTICLE REPORTS AN OEO HEALTH SERVICE PROJECT IN BALTIMORE. THE PROJECT, RESPONDING TO THE ELDERLIES' ABILITIES AND SICKNESS OTHERWISE NEGLECTED (REASON), ATTEMPTS TO AID THE ELDERLY FIND JOBS AND USE AVAILABLE COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES. (DK)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC. Community Action Program.
Identifiers: MOBILIZATION FOR YOUTH; New York (New York); OFFICE OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY; OHIO; Ohio (Youngstown); OPERATION REASON