ERIC Number: ED337568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb-11
Reference Count: N/A
Latino Initiatives: Progress and Challenges. A Report by the Administration of Mayor David N. Dinkins.
Medina, Adelita M.
This annual report for 1990 details initiatives by a select group of New York City (New York) agencies on matters of particular concern to Latinos. New York City's mayor, David Dinkins, originally presented these initiatives in August of 1990 to a meeting of Latino leaders representing diverse agencies and community organization. Highlights of those initiatives include the following: (1) appointment of Latino commissioners and directors of city agencies; (2) implementation of economic development policies; (3) opening of two testing, assessment, and placement centers; (4) efforts to increase Latino representation in city government particularly fire and police departments; (5) development of an advertising campaign to counteract Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome; (6) an effort to link drug treatment with foster care prevention; (7) a comprehensive criminal justice plan; (8) several capital projects to benefit Latino neighborhoods; (9) funds for school-based community centers; and (10) funds for renovation of a cultural center. These and other initiatives are detailed in reports from the following city agencies: (1) Education; (2) Economic Development; (3) Employment Initiatives; (4) Health; (5) Human Services; (6) Housing; (7) Commission on Human Rights; (8) Criminal Justice; (9) Fire Department; (10) Department of Parks and Recreation; (11) Immigration; (12) Department of City Planning; (13) Cultural Affairs; and (14) Department of Records and Information. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Office of the Mayor, NY.
Identifiers: Latinos; New York (New York)