ERIC Number: ED069911
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
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A Study of the Effectiveness of Selected Out-of-School Neighborhood Youth Corps Programs (A Study of Selected NYC-1 Projects).
George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Social Research Group.
This paper reports the results of a Neighborhood Youth Corps (NYC) prospective study, which are based on program-sourced information and second-round followup interviews with study subjects. The primary hypothesis that the NYC programs studied had helped enrollees achieve satisfactory adjustment to life and to the world of work was not confirmed, and an early conclusion that the NYC seemed to be most effective with Negro women was not supported by later data. Although there was no clear evidence that the NYC effectively enhanced the employability of the average enrollee, there was evidence that some program components were having a significant effect. Formal skill training, work sites with training and employment opportunities, job development, and job placement assistance appeared to be associated with increased post-NYC employment. Some other major findings were: (1) The NYC is reaching seriously disadvantaged youth with major employability problems, (2) Enrollees, on the whole, gave a good report of the usefulness of the NYC program and the helpfulness of work supervisors and counselors, and (3) The attitudes of enrollees are associated with their employability. These and other findings and implications are provided in this report. (SB)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Social Research Group.