• Short Summary

    AN EVALUATION OF THE PROGRAM WAS PRESENTED TO THE COMMISSIONERS THIS MORNING BY A D-C MANAGEMENT OFFICIAL.

  • Description

    AN EVALUATION OF THE PROGRAM WAS PRESENTED TO THE COMMISSIONERS THIS MORNING BY A D-C MANAGEMENT OFFICIAL. THE LABOR DEPARTMENT LAST MONTH GAVE PRIDE THREE-HUNDRED-THOUSAND DOLLARS. ELEVEN-HUNDRED YOUTHS WERE HIRED TO CLEAN UP SLUM NEIGHBOURHOODS AND WORK ON RAT CONTROL PROGRAMS. THE PROGRAM WAS ONLY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST.

    THE COMMISSIONERS ASKED THE LABOR DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR THE PROGRAM SINCE THE D-C GOVERNMENT CANNOT REQUEST MONEY UNTIL IT SUBMITS THE 19-69 BUDGET.

    ALSO URGED, WAS CONTINUATION OF THE POLICY OF LETTING PRIDE BE MANAGED BY THE YOUTHS. THE COMMISSIONERS SAID THEY THOUGHT THIS WAS A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR TO THE PROGRAM'S SUCCESS.

    WASHINGTON (UPI)--PRIDE, INC., HIGHLY PRAISED POVERTY PROGRAM, WILL CLOSE DOWN FRIDAY UNLESS ITS ORGANIZERS CAN PERSUADE THE LABOR DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE IT WITH MORE MONEY.

    THE PROGRAM, COMPLETELY RUN BY THE NEGRO POOR OF WASHINGTON, HAS PROVIDED JOBS FOR 1,100 YOUTHS CLEANING UP SLUM NEIGHBOURHOODS DURING AUGUST. THE YOUNGSTERS, 14 TO 20 YEARS OLD, EARN $56 TO $100 A WEEK.

    THE ORIGINAL $300,000 LABOR DEPARTMENT GRANT RUNS OUT FRIDAY, BUT RUFUS MAYFIELD, THE 20-YEAR-OLD CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD AT PRIDE, APPLIED LAST WEEK FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO MAKE THE PROGRAM A YEAR-ROUND OPERATION.

    THE DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS HAVE RECOMMENDED THAT FUNDS BE APPROPRIATED TO CONTINUE THE PROGRAM BUT AS OF THURSDAY THE DEPARTMENT HAD MADE NO DECISION.

    THE DEPARTMENT, WHILE HAPPY WITH THE SUCCESS OF PRIDE, INC., DOES NOT WANT TO FINANCE IT YEAR ROUND UNLESS THERE CAN BE SOME GUARANTEE THAT THE YOUTHS WILL NOT WORK FOR PRIDE, INC. INSTEAD OF RETURNING TO SCHOOL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4VSNOHMU7QO1IHOLJL733P0BL
    Media URN:
    VLVA4VSNOHMU7QO1IHOLJL733P0BL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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