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ERIC Number: ED018483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jan
Pages: 93
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Reference Count: 0
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A DEMONSTRATION IN NEIGHBORHOOD SELF-HELP, COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM, THE ST. MARY'S NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE SOUTH BRONX, 1961-1966. A FIVE YEAR DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM.
ENGEL, SOPHIE; KERNOHAN, FRANCES K.
ORIGINALLY CONCERNED WITH THE EARLY DETECTION AND PREVENTION OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY IN A DEPRESSED NEIGHBORHOOD, THIS COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM CHANGED ITS FOCUS IN 1961 TO STRENGTHENING THE CAPACITY OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD TO DEAL WITH ITS OWN PROBLEMS. DURING THE FIRST YEAR, PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT WAS IMPEDED BY STAFF TURNOVER AND RESISTANCE TO THE CHANGE IN FOCUS BY SOME NEIGHBORHOOD LEADERS. A PROGRAM STRATEGY WAS DEVELOPED IN THE SECOND YEAR. PUBLIC SERVICES WERE TO BE MADE MORE RESPONSIVE TO LOCAL NEEDS IN VIEW OF THE WIDESPREAD DEPENDENCE ON MUNICIPAL AGENCIES. EXISTING YOUTH SERVICES WERE TO BE MODIFIED AND EXPANDED WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO RECREATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS. (PILOT PROGRAMS IN COOPERATION WITH SCHOOLS, CHURCHES, AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS IMPLEMENTED THIS GOAL.) NEIGHBORHOOD INVOLVEMENT IN COMMUNITY ACTION WAS TO BE STIMULATED AND DEVELOPED THROUGH ORGANIZATIONS OF RESIDENTS AND THE STRENGTHENING OF EXISTING ORGANIZATIONS. DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF THESE PROGRAM STRATEGIES ARE DISCUSSED IN DETAIL AND ASSESSED AS TO THEIR SUCCESS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS ARE MADE. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Community Service Society of New York, NY.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (Bronx)