ERIC Number: ED203071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
Enhanced Work Projects--The Interim Findings from the Ventures in Community Improvement Demonstration. Youth Work Experience. Youth Knowledge Development Report 7.5.
Corporation for Public/Private Ventures, Philadelphia, PA.
The Ventures in Community Improvement (VICI) demonstration, a national research and demonstration program, was designed to test the effectiveness of a youth employment program in various settings. Eight VICI programs, each of which enrolled up to 60 unemployed, out-of-school, economically disadvantaged youths between the ages of 16 and 19, were started at the following sites: Broward County, Florida; Chicago, Illinois; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Newark, Jersey; New Haven, Connecticut; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and the South Bronx in New York City. Program participants worked five days a week under supervision of union journeyman drawn from the construction and building trades. Although the work varied among the sites, it was aimed at making tangible community improvements through such activities as refurbishing public facilities or repairing homes occupied by poor or elderly people from the same neighborhoods as the youths enrolled in the program. The VICI model relied heavily on a set of linkages (including educational institutions, labor unions, and various local agencies) to tie the program to other institutions. Activities at each site were summarized and evaluated, and practical suggestions for prime sponsors seeking to implement VICI-type projects were made. (Other youth knowledge and development reports are available separately--see note.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Building Trades, Community Change, Community Programs, Construction Industry, Demography, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Linking Agents, Models, Out of School Youth, Participant Characteristics, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Work Experience Programs, Youth, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 029-014-00173-2, $9.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Youth Programs.
Authoring Institution: Corporation for Public/Private Ventures, Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers: Connecticut (New Haven); Florida (Broward County); Georgia (Atlanta); Illinois (Chicago); New Jersey (Newark); New York (New York); Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); Ventures in Community Improvement Program; Wisconsin (Milwaukee)
Note: For related documents see CE 029 106.