Neighborhood Union (Atlanta, Ga.)

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The Neighborhood Union, an African American service organization, was organized in Atlanta, Georgia in 1908 under the leadership of Lugenia Burns Hope. Adopting the motto "Thy Neighbor as Thyself," the union proclaimed its mission to build playgrounds, clubs, and neighborhood centers; to develop a spirit of comradeship among neighbors; to promote child welfare; to impart a sense of cultural heritage; to abolish slums and vice; and to improve the overall moral quality of the community. To carry out its work, the city was divided into zones, led by zone chairpersons, district directors, and neighborhood presidents and supervised by a board of directors and a board of managers. The Neighborhood Union disbanded in the mid 1960's, giving a portion of its land to the Fulton County Board of Health which, in return, built and staffed the Neighborhood Union Health Center.

From the description of Organizations affiliated with the Neighborhood Union, 1914-1935. (Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc.). WorldCat record id: 38477437

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associatedWith Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching. corporateBody
associatedWith Atlanta Anti-Tuberculosis Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Atlanta Community Chest. corporateBody
associatedWith Carrie Steele Orphanage (Atlanta, Ga.) corporateBody
associatedWith Commission on Interracial Cooperation. corporateBody
associatedWith Gate City Free Kindergarten (Atlanta, Ga.) corporateBody
associatedWith Leonard Street Orphanage (Atlanta, Ga.) corporateBody
associatedWith National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. corporateBody
associatedWith National Urban League. corporateBody
associatedWith Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Atlanta (Ga.)
African Americans
African Americans
African American social workers
Community development
Community health services
Social service
Social work with African American children
Social work with African Americans
Women social reformers

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Active 1914

Active 1935

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