Review of Employment and Training Proposals which Could Affect Food Stamp Recipients: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Domestic Marketing, Consumer Relations, and Nutrition of the Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives, Ninety-ninth Congress, Second Session, September 26, 1986

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Page 12 - The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself.
Page 158 - VICE PRESIDENT FOR WASHINGTON OPERATIONS NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE, INC. Before the SUBCOMMITTEE ON DOMESTIC MARKETING, CONSUMER RELATIONS, AND NUTRITION HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE on EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING/WELFARE REFORM Room 1300 LONGWORTH HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING September 26, 1986 Mr.
Page 16 - hard" view, what's most important is not whether sweeping streets or cleaning buildings helps Betsy Smith, single teenage parent and high school dropout, leam skills that will help her find a private sector job. It is whether the prospect of sweeping streets and cleaning buildings for a welfare grant will deter Betsy Smith from having the illegitimate child that drops her out of...
Page 11 - Perhaps the most important analytic point to have emerged in this description of the other America is the fact that poverty in America forms a culture, a way of life and feeling, that it makes a whole.
Page 11 - ... percent of the children are born into fatherless families, where over 60 percent of the population is on welfare, where the work ethic has evaporated and the entrepreneurial drive is channeled into gangs and drug-pushing.
Page 30 - I would like to have my statement made a part of the record, including copies of some correspondence with reference to Camp Matthews, and I will summarize, very briefly, Mr.
Page 165 - League possess the field experience and capability to provide pre-employment education, training, and job placement services to persons who must overcome certain barriers to stable employment. The following sampling of programs operated by the National Urban League serves to illustrate how we deliver these services: • Community Based Organization Partnership Program Provides technical assistance to Urban League affiliates operating employment and training programs funded primarily under the Job...
Page 19 - You would not be given a check and then cajoled, instructed, and threatened into working it off or "training it off" (workfare). You would be given the location of several government job sites. If you showed up, and worked, you would be paid for your work. If you don't show up, you don't get paid. Simple. Unlike "workfare" jobs, these jobs would be available to everybody, men as well as women, single or married, mothers and fathers alike. No perverse "anti-family
Page 168 - Relatively new, this program is targeted to young people out-of-school and is designed to increase their employability. Initiated with a grant from the Ford Foundation, this program is aimed at helping an individual develop competency in academic and other areas wnere he or she 'is deficient. This program is composed of two components, academic and functional. The academic component consists of courses in reading, language skills, writing, math, social sciences, etc. from the elementary to the college...
Page 167 - ... variety of other training-related services: eg, at our New Orleans center, basic academics, remediation and counseling are offered in addition to word processing. The centers are operated in cooperation with IBM and other corporate and private support. A majority of the programs also participate in some JTPA ventures. Over its several years of existence, more than 5,000. students have completed the program with a remarkable, placement rate of more than 80%. in the 1984/85 program year alone,...

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