Chance to Belong: Story of the Los Angeles Youth Project, 1943-1949. Duane ROBINSON.

Chance to Belong: Story of the Los Angeles Youth Project, 1943-1949

New York: Woman's Press, 1949. First Edition. Volume by the former director of the Los Angeles Youth Project, detailing the program's effectiveness in the wake of the Zoot Suit Riots. "The Los Angeles Youth Project was boldly conceived as a frontal attack by the major youth-serving agencies on the problem of juvenile delinquency. The plan was to develop intensive programs of these agencies in the neighborhoods where poor housing, low incomes, racial tensions and gang conflicts had been matched by inadequate services and community neglect" (from front flap). Octavo (22cm); full black cloth, with titles stamped in red on spine and front cover; dustjacket; xviii,173,[1]pp. Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper. Scattered foxing to text edges, else very Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $5.00), showing light wear and dust-soil to extremities and flap folds, and a few tiny tears; Very Good+.

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