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Finding aid for the Economic and Youth Opportunities Agency of Greater Los Angeles records

Finding aid prepared by Sue Luftschein, 2011 June

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Economic and Youth Opportunities Agency of Greater Los Angeles.
Title
Economic and Youth Opportunities Agency of Greater Los Angeles records
Collection no.
0473
Date
1966
Extent
1.04 Linear feet, 3 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
The Economic and Youth Opportunities Agency of Greater Los Angeles records contain reports, minutes, and memorandums that document some of the activities of this agency between 1964 and 1970, specifically the administration of Head Start programs and the Teen-Post program. The collection also contains reports produced by the Agency.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Economic and Youth Opportunities Agency of Greater Los Angeles records, Collection no. 0473, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Historical note

The Youth Opportunities Board (YOB) was established in Los Angeles County in 1962--as a Joint Powers agency incorporating school, probation, and social services--to address high levels of both juvenile delinquency and unemployment among out-of-school youth. Three volumes of a 1963 YOB proposal, in the collection, to remedy "youth failure" in South Central Los Angeles, reflect a then typical approach to multiple problems in impoverished communities.

One year later, the federal War On Poverty was launched. The Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 provided extraordinary funds for poverty programs and called for "maximum participation of the poor themselves", a requirement disqualifying the YOB as an all-professional body with little community representation. Changing its name to the Economic and Youth Opportunity Agency (EYOA), the group nonetheless served as a coordinating agency and prime contractor for many federal anti-poverty programs.

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Scope and Content

The Economic and Youth Opportunities Agency of Greater Los Angeles records contain reports, minutes, and memorandums that document some of the activities of this agency between 1964 and 1970, specifically the administration of Head Start programs and the Teen-Post program. Both of these programs were funded by the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 through the Agency, but administered by delegate agencies; in the case of Head Start, the records provide information about the Social Work Advisory Committee to Head Start and in the case of Teen Post, the records provide information about the Los Angeles Area Federation of Settlement and Neighborhood Centers, which provided administrative oversight on the project. The Head Start records contain memorandums, financial information, and some reports; the Teen Post records include program proposals, evaluation and progress reports, memorandums, and correspondence. The collection also contains reports produced by the Agency.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2011 June
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

The use of archival materials for on-site research does not constitute permission from the California Social Welfare Archives to publish them. Copyright has not been assigned to the California Social Welfare Archives, and the researcher is instructed to obtain permission from the copyright holder to quote from or publish manuscripts in the CSWA's collections. .

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

Neighborhood Adult Participation Project records, Collection no. 0488, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Economic and Youth Opportunities Agency of Greater Los Angeles. -- Archives
  • Youth Opportunities Board of Greater Los Angeles. -- Archives

Genre(s)

  • Memorandums
  • Minutes
  • Reports

Geographic Name(s)

  • Los Angeles (Calif.)--Social conditions--20th century--Archival resources

Subject(s)

  • Social work with youth--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • Youth--Services for--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

 "Preliminary Report. Job and Career Development for the Poor in the Los Angeles Area" 1966 March 1 

1 1

 Minutes of the N.A.P.P. [Neighborhood Adult Participation Project] Committee 1966 December 7 

1 2

 "Head Start Spring-Summer, 1966: A Proposal for Funding under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964" 1965 November 

1 3

 Social Work Advisory Committee, Head Start 1967 

Scope and Content

Memorandums; John Milner report on Head Start programs; meeting agendas; training information.

1 4

 Social Work Advisory Committee, Head Start 1968-1970 

Scope and Content

Salary scales; draft report, "Does the System Serve the Poor?"

1 5

 Teen Post "Crash" program 1965 

1 6

 Teen Post proposal to OEO 1966 

1 7

 Teen Post evaluation reports, correspondence, minutes 1966-1967 

1 8

 Teen Post proposal for continuation 1966 April 

1 9

 Teen Post program memorandums and reports 1967 

1 10

 Teen Post Leadership Program Evaluation report 1969 

1 11

 Summer program proposal for Teen Post Incorporated 1970 

1 12
Box

 "Proposal from Youth Opportunities Board of Greater Los Angeles: A Program for Youth, South Central Study Area" 1960s 

Scope and Content

Volumes 2, 4, 6.

2

 "The War against Poverty in Los Angeles" 1965 

Scope and Content

Proposal to federal Office of Economic Opportunity.

3

 "The War against Poverty in Los Angeles" 1967 

Scope and Content

Description of the programs administered by the EYOA.

3

 "Distribution of Poor 4-Year Olds in Los Angeles County by Census Tract and Community Action Agency Area Statistical Report" 1967 September 

3

 "Preliminary Design of an Information System for the Youth Opportunities Board of Greater Los Angeles" 1964 August 31 

3

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