May 3, 2013

Mission Statement of the Community Services Division, 1983

Filed under: found in the archives — susanwoodland @ 6:11 pm

In the near future we plan to begin work in earnest on the Community Services Division files.  This material is expected to contain the files of the Federation professional staff in charge of every aspect of agency business.  Included among these staff members should be Martha Selig, Jack Ukeles, Donald Feldstein and others.

The following document was found in the Budget Department files, because they received this memo from Jack Ukeles when he was Executive Director of the Community Services Division.  Written in 1983, the memo requests that each department within his division submit a departmental mission statement.  To start the process, he distributed the mission statement for the division.

Community Services Mission statement 1983, page 1

Community Services Mission statement 1983, page 1

and page 2:

Community Services Mission statement 1983, page 2

Community Services Mission statement 1983, page 2

Perhaps when we get to Jack Ukeles’ files (9 boxes are listed under his name) we’ll find all of the departmental mission statements.

We may be able to use this mission statement to help craft our historical note about the division as an aid to researchers.  And although by 1986 Federation had merged with UJA, the work performed by this division had to continue in some form and may have retained the form and functions developed by Federation.  We’ll know more when we see the Community Services materials in the coming months, perhaps 300 boxes or more, and when we get to the files of UJA-Federation from 1986 to 2000 sometime next year.


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