June 25, 1965 – House of Representatives Gives Aid to Lower East Side Youth Organizations

On June 25th of 1965, the House of Representatives voted to continue aid to juvenile delinquency projects, one of which was the Mobilization for Youth (MFY) in New York’s Lower East Side.  MFY was originally an anti-poverty organization which aimed to prevent juvenile delinquency. Within the next few years, the program grew into a social justice movement that influenced welfare reform and the civil rights movement of the late 1960s. Due to its success, MYF became the model for hundreds of new programs around the country.

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