Jewish Occupational Council Gets $300,000 U.S. Grant for Project

A grant of over $300,000 to the Jewish Occupational Council for a three-year period, has been approved by the Vocational Rehabilitation Administration of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, it was announced today by Samuel S. Greenberg, chairman of the board.

This grant will finance the major portion of a national research and demonstration project to study the influence of follow-up counseling on the employability of disabled workshop clients. Participating in this project will be II Jewish vocational service agencies located in different sections of the United States. The entire project will be administered by and under the supervision of a special research staff of the Jewish Occupational Council.

The agencies expected to participate are: The Jewish Vocational Services of Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Essex County (Newark), New York Federation Employment and Guidance Service, Philadelphia and St. Louis.

Mr. Greenberg announced that full agreement has now been reached by the Jewish Occupational Council and the Vocational Rehabilitation Administration on the major aspects of the project, which will commence on March 1. Under the service program each participating Jewish vocational service agency will furnish a qualified rehabilitation counselor for one-half of his time in order to provide the necessary counseling to the experimental group of clients. Serving as project director on a part-time basis will be Bernard Stern, current executive director of the Jewish Occuaational Council.

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