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News Release (October 22, 1965)


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News Release (October 22, 1965)
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Special to Florence Swift Schneider, October 22, 1965
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New College of Florida
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Sarasota, Fla.
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October 22, 1965


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NEWS RELEASE DISTRIBUTION MAILING: Dailies -Local. ___ State. ___ -------Radio Local -----Area-----TV -Local -----State) ______ Natl.) Magazines Furman C. Arthur, Director Public Relations


SPECIAL TO FLORENCE SWIFT SCHNEIDER Octob r 22, 1965 Mrs. JohnElmendorf, wife of the president of New College, leaves early this week to attend a meeting in Washington as a ember of the tiona! Steering Co ittee of th Leadership Institute of the League of Women Voters Overseas Education Fund. As a ember of the committee, Mrs. El ndorf hashhelped to plan a program which brings wo en from Latin America to spend a year on an A erican campus learning how women in this country take an active part in leadership work. From the Washington meetin Mrs. travels on to Pembroke College in Providence, R.I., f.or a seminar on co unity development. Under the sponsorship of the League of Women Voters, th Overseas Education Fund was set up after World War II when wo en from other countries a king what they could have done to have helped prevent such a war. Presently the group is cone ntrating on a program in Latin America. Each year a number of women are brought to a c mpus --for two years Wellesley, now at Pembroke --where they learn how to help provide community leadership and how to build community organizations to serve the citizens. After a year of training in this country they return to their country to work a year under the supervision of OEF field staff. Mre. El ndorf has been a member of the steering committee for a year and one-half. While her husband was vic president of Brown University Mrs. Elmendorf also helped to organize a program which sent students to Latin Am rican countries to work in much the same way that the Peace Corps embers serve. -more-


Mrs. Elmendorf Page 2 The program now being carried out by the OVerseas Education Fund, and which the st ering committee helps to guid works under a grant fro the Rocke feller Found tion and with the cooperation of the State Dep rt ent. Mrs. Elmendorf said that this year at P broke there are siteen women from seven Latin erican countries. The wom n come fro the r nks of teachers, lawyers, and others who are seekin to work to better their countries. With the sixteen are fo r A erican wo en who have had some connection with Latin American countries. Mrs. El endorf spent twelve years in Mexico and had a p,reat orportunity while there of e tin with people of various Latin American n tiona and of people from many ents. During thi ti e she started the CARE program in Mexico and for nine year served as chief of the CARE Mission. While at Pembroke she expects to meet with a numb r of Brown University students who were in M xico during the pa t ummer workinr, in cooperation with the Co unity Develop ent Foundation. The Elmendorfs loaned their home in Mexico City to the group for use during their reAidency in the Mexican capital. -3o-

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