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Mobilizing New YorkAIDS, Antipoverty, and Feminist Activism$
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Tamar W. Carroll

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781469619880

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619880.001.0001

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A Cauldron within Which New Ideas Can Be Tested Out

A Cauldron within Which New Ideas Can Be Tested Out

MFY and the Early War on Poverty

(p.22) Chapter One A Cauldron within Which New Ideas Can Be Tested Out
Mobilizing New York

Tamar W. Carroll

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter explores the Mobilization for Youth (MFY), a social program aimed to assist Puerto Rican and African American male youths in achieving upward mobility and full inclusion in American society. MFY was conducted in the Lower East Side, a neighborhood inhabited by successive waves of poor immigrants during the 1940s through the 1970s. Lloyd Ohlin and Richard Cloward conceptualized MFY as a top-down, expert intervention program aimed at low-income Puerto Rican and African American male youths and focused on remedial education and job training. It helped secure decent housing and quality education, inspiring social workers to develop a new model of client advocacy.

Keywords:   Mobilization for Youth, Lower East Side, Lloyd Ohlin, Richard Cloward, client advocacy

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