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Centers, Ys in 59 Cities Participating in Programs for Disadvantaged Poor

The National Jewish Welfare Board reported today that Jewish community centers and YM-YWHA in 59 American cities are operating or participating in social and recreational programs for the disadvantaged poor. The report was based on a survey by the JWB of 73 centers and was made public by Irving Brodsky, executive vice president of the Associated YM-YWHA of Greater New York, at the fall meeting of the JWB board of directors. Among the types of services being conducted are Head start programs, child care centers, tutoring and remedial reading, training volunteers for participation in anti-poverty programs, inclusion of minority group children in day camp or resident camping programs, providing building and camping facilities to other racial minorities and work training opportunities. Mr. Brodsky said that the major disadvantaged group being served was the Negro community in the northeastern cities. But the program also included Puerto Ricans and Mexican Americans in the Far West.

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