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In 1963, Hull-House, the world-famous social settlement house founded by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr, moved from its original location in the Near West Side of Chicago and decentralized its services. The newly restructured Hull House Association became the administrative entity overseeing a confederation of affiliated organizations that included former settlement houses, newly created community centers, and a myriad of programs hosted in Hull House satellites. During the 1960s, 1970s, 1980...
Paul Jans served as head resident of Hull-House from 1962 to 1969. In that capacity, he oversaw the transformation of Hull-House from a traditional settlement house at Halsted and Harrison to the Hull-House Association, an association of social service agencies scattered throughout the city. Jans oversaw an expansion of Hull-House Association services due to an increase in government funding. He also was instrumental in expanding the arts and theatre programs, transforming Hull-House Theatre int...