|Catalog Number||CIP 1966-1968.03|
|Collection||Community Improvement Projects|
|Title||Fifth District, Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs, Atlanta, Georgia, Community Improvement Program, 1966-1968.|
|Year Range from||1966.0|
|Year Range to||1968.0|
|Extent of Description||2 folders|
The Fifth District, Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs, Atlanta, Georgia, Community Improvement Program project, 1966-1968, was to "redecorate, partly refurnish, and accessorize areas (porches, lounges, kitchen areas) and provide recreation equipment for six Student Residence Halls of Grady Memorial Hospital."
To successfully complete this project, the Fifth District relied upon the cooperation of all twenty-six clubs in the district as well as number of other organizations and individuals, such as the Auxiliary to the Fulton County Medical Society and Buckhead Pilot Club, as well as several retired nurses. Donations from one hundred twenty-nine area merchants, assisted in the massive undertaking. Grady Memorial Hospital is home to the largest number of Health Career students in the South. The improvements made to the residence halls were instrumental in reducing the drop-out rate from 48% percent in 1966 to 10% in 1967. Intangible results include "improved" attitudes of the students and adults who work in the Residence Hall System.
The project records include detailed narrative, photographs, press clippings, correspondence, and other ephemera. The Fifth District, Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs placed 2nd in the urban division of the GFWC Community Improvement Program for 1966-1968.
(GA) Fifth District
Community Achievement Contest
Community Improvement Program