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New Careers Program: A Retrospective.

Greco, Michael D.

In 1966, New Careers emerged as one of the most innovative programs in the Johnson administration's War on Poverty. Grounded in the theory that poverty resulted from a lack of educational opportunities, the program simultaneously provided both employment in public and private human service agencies, and education through on-the-job and college classroom training. In May 1967, the University of Minnesota became the first major institution of higher education in the nation to participate in the New Careers program. This article provides a brief retrospective on the University of Minnesota's New Careers program, which became a model for worker training programs throughout the country, and highlights an informal luncheon hosted by CURA and the General College in fall 2004 to mark the inauguration of the program and to celebrate and honor the many New Careerists who participated in it.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), University of Minnesota.
35 (1): 25-26
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Reporter 35 (1)