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ERIC Number: ED018731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 8
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TEN TO FIGHT A WAR, VOCATIONAL TRAINING IN THE ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAM.
GOTTESFELD, HARRY
DESPITE PROBLEMS IN FUNDING AND ADMINISTRATION, THE ANTIPOVERTY PROGRAM HAS CREATED NEW LEADERS IN THE GHETTOES, DEVELOPED NEW SKILLS FOR THE POOR, AND CONTRIBUTED TO SELF CONFIDENCE AND PERSONAL INITIATIVE. FOR EXAMPLE, IN CONJUNCTION WITH AN EAST HARLEM ANTIPOVERTY PROJECT, TEN LOCAL RESIDENTS (NEGROES AND PUERTO RICANS) WERE TRAINED AS RESEARCH AIDES IN A FEDERALLY FUNDED SIX WEEK PROGRAM. THE TRAINING WAS COMPREHENSIVE, AND THE REWARDS AND IMPORTANCE OF THE POSITION WERE EMPHASIZED. MORALE, SELF-ESTEEM, AND WORK PERFORMANCE WERE GOOD BOTH DURING TRAINING AND AFTERWARDS. A FOLLOWUP ON THE AIDES A YEAR AND A HALF LATER REVEALED EDUCATIONAL AND CAREER PROGRESS IN ALMOST EVERY INSTANCE. (LY)
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Identifiers: New York (East Harlem); New York (New York); WAR ON POVERTY