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EO-10191-70

New York City Board of Education (New York, NY 11201-5011)
Anthony Alvarado (Project Director: 08/01/1970 to present)

Institute for Afro-American and Puerto Rican Studies College Discovery Program

In-service institute for College Discovery staff members to acquaint them with Afro-American and Puerto Rican culture. College Discovery Program designed to help students handicapped by poverty or discrimination. ABSTRACT: In-service institute for College Discovery staff members to acquaint them with Afro-American and Puerto Rican culture, heritage, history and politics. College Discovery Program designed to equalize educational opportunity for students handicapped by poverty or discrimination. New Open Admissions policy at CUNY means an increased enrollment from 121,000 (1969) to 135,000 (1970) students, many of them disadvantaged. Among the unique features of the College Discovery Program are counseling and tutorial services available to every student. Adequate implementation of Open Admissions policy requires that these services be expanded, requiring the recruitment of new faculty, many of whom may not be directly acquainted with the environment from which the students come. Bi-weekly presentations, on a voluntary participation basis, to cover such topics as family life and general culture, arts, politics, correction of American history to include minority contributions, future of minorities in U.S., needs for growth, self-sufficiency, social protest, civil rights. Funds for salaries (director, secretary), honoraria and travel for visiting lecturers, audio-visual and auditorium expenses.

Project fields:
Social Sciences, General

Program:
Institutional Planning and Development

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$30,997 (approved)
$30,997 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/1970 – 6/30/1972