The stock market crash of 1929 defined the decade of the 1930s for Michigan and the whole nation. The decade was a critical one for the Michigan Conference of Social Work, which was operating as it had since 1912 with volunteer efforts augmented by dues and conference fees.
CWS Vocational Training Centre for Girls was started in 1967 with dress making as its first activity for girls. The centre relocated and in 1990, it was eventually renamed as the Canossa Vocational Centre (Sewing) when it moved into the site of the former Our Lady of Lourdes School at Ophir Road. The Centre closed in 2003.
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The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) was founded in Calgary in 1932 as a political coalition of progressive, socialist and labour groups that wanted economic reform, to help Canadians affected by the Great Depression.
Sandy Stokes walks down Main Street in Farmville to protest school closures in July of 1963.
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The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was created by Executive Order #7034 on May 6, 1935. President Roosevelt had the authority for this Executive Order via the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935. The WPA was created to offer direct government employment to the jobless. The unemployment rate was about 20% at the time the WPA was created.