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Mobilization for Youth records, [1958]-1970. 

Creator: 
Mobilization for Youth.
Phys. Desc: 
29 boxes
Call Number: 
MS#0887
Location: 
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Biographical Note

Social service agency operating on the Lower East Side of New York City. Mobilization for Youth was conceived in 1957 and formally founded and funded in 1961.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, minutes, memoranda, reports, project proposals, financial records, and related printed materials documenting various social services focused on community development, the elimination of poverty, and the prevention and control of juvenile deliquency. Among its programs are manpower and training services such as the Neighborhood Youth Corps, a remedial education and work program, and the New Careers Program, providing both instruction and on the job training; individual, group, and family services such as counseling and supportive services for jovenile delinquents; and mental health services. The correspondence is with city, state, and federal agencies as well as private social service organizations. Correspondents include John V. Lindsay. Also, files for Bertram M. Beck, Executive Director, the Board of Directors, the various committees, and project funding activities.