Employed women: Job Corps-YWCA Extension Residence Program, 1967-1975
Scope and Contents
YWCA Job Corps was a program that provided lodging, basic education and job training for young women in need. The program was part of an initiative launched by the United States Department of Labor and the Economic Security Act. The YWCA of the USA program utilized its existing structure and expertise to train Job Corps members and provide basic education for the completion of high school equivalency exams, access to health care and counseling, and instruction in life skills through shared living responsibilities. Photographed job skills training include typing, dental assistance, medical assistant, military, office skills, and teacher's aide. In addition to their job skills training and development, YWCA Job Corps women were encouraged to develop personal interests and given opportunity for recreation. Photographed recreation activities include physical fitness, horseback riding, and swimming and include a photograph of Jack La Lanne demonstrating donated fitness equipment to "Miss Job Corps" Lanetta Madden.
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This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.
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Job Corps-YWCA Extension Residence Program photographs are arranged into the following folders:
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