ERIC Number: ED094051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr-2
Reference Count: N/A
Restructured Neighborhood Youth Corps Out-of-School Program in Urban Areas. Department of Labor. Report to the Congress.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
In January 1970, the Department of Labor restructured its Neighborhood Youth Corps (NYC) out-of-school program and made age limits for entering the program more restrictive. Education, skill training, and work experience were emphasized. The restructured NYC-2 program was carried out in urban or growth areas, but the original NYC-1 program was continued in the remaining locations in the country. To test whether the department's restructuring had improved the program, the General Accounting Office (GAO) reviewed five NYC-2 projects in Birmingham, Cleveland, Philadelphia, San Antonio, and San Francisco. In 1969 GAO reported to the Congress that the NYC initial out-of-school program was essentially a work experience program serving as a temporary holding action until enrollees could find better jobs or secure training through other Federal or local programs. GAO questioned the need for the out-of-school progrm operated at that time because of the availability of other programs to meet enrollees needs. The restructured out-of-school program objectives were to place enrollees in suitable jobs, advanced training, or further education after they leave the program. Community sponsors, such as public or private nonprofit agencies, plan, administer, coordinate, and evaluate the program. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Organizations, Dropout Programs, Federal Programs, Job Placement, Job Training, Out of School Youth, Program Evaluation, Public Agencies, Urban Youth, Work Experience Programs
U.S. General Accounting Office, Room 6417, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20458 (B-130515, $1.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
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