Documents concerning two programs preparing young women for employment. The YWCA of the U.S.A. Job Corps program provides lodging, basic education and job training for young women in need. The program is part of the initiative launched by the United States Department of Labor and the Economic Security Act. The YWCA of the U.S.A. program utilizes its existing structure and expertise to train Job Corps members, provide basic education for the completion of high school equivalency exams, give access to health care and counseling and instruct in life skills through shared living responsibilities. Pamphlets, reports, correspondence and program notes include program descriptions, reports of program successes and explanations of the organization's role in the national Job Corps. The second job skills program is the YWCA of the U.S.A. Business Office Culture Project. This project focuses on high school graduates that may need further assistance to obtain a steady job in a professional setting, with particular need recognized in women of color. The final project report to the United States Department of Labor details the project purpose, target audience and desired effect on workplace culture and understanding. This report includes facts and figures concerning the demographics of workplaces in the United States, household incomes and the earning gaps between white men, people of color and women. The project proposal, project update and contract with the United States Department of labor are also included.
Job Corps and Labor
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Job Corps and Labor, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 296