New Hope Project Records, 1985-1999

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the working files and records of the administration of the New Hope Project. It features board of directors meeting minutes and materials; contracts and agreements between the New Hope Project and the different agencies that assisted with providing Community Service Jobs, wage supplements, health care, and child care; National Advisory Board meeting minutes and reports; and the records of the MDRC with relation to the New Hope Project. These records also consist of various staff and committee reports, independent reports and evaluations of the New Hope Project, and correspondence with relevant figures in the attempts to institute welfare alternatives. Also included is some of the records and correspondence of the Congress for a Working America, both before and after the New Hope Project became an independent entity.