ERIC Number: ED105043
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
El Boricua: The Puerto Rican Community in Bridgeport and New Haven.
Connecticut State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Hartford.
Organized in sex sections, this report summarizes the principal findings of an investigation by the Connecticut State Advisory Committee to the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights into areas of employment and health in New Haven, education and housing in Bridgeport, and the anti-poverty and model cities programs of both cities. The investigation included public hearings at Bridgeport on October 5, 1971 and in New Haven on October 6 and 7, 1971, at which time, state and local officials and representatives of the Puerto Rican community testified. In section One, "City Employment in New Haven" the Committee recommends that the city of New Haven should develop and officially adopt an affirmative action program. It is recommended in section Two, "Health Care of Puerto Ricans in New Haven" that the Governor appoint a committee to study the health problems of Puerto Ricans in the State of Connecticut. Section Three, "Education in Bridgeport" includes the recommendation that the Bridgeport Board of Education should initiate and analyze an accurate record of ethnic statistics on student dropouts. Other recommendations are specified in those and the remaining three sections of the report, focusing on "Housing in Bridgeport", Anti-poverty Agencies in Bridgeport and New Haven", and "Model Cities in New Haven and Bridgeport," respectively. (JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Hartford.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut