Economic and Youth Opportunities Agency of Greater Los Angeles records Edit

Summary

Identifier
0473
Finding Aid Author
Sue Luftschein
Finding Aid Date
2011 June
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Dates

  • 1966 (Creation)

Extents

  • 1.04 Linear Feet (Whole)
    3 boxes

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Notes

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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. .

  • 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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