Friday, September 9, 2016
NYA resident project in Berkeley, California
Above: The description for this photograph (ca. 1935-1943) reads, "View showing the entrance to the National Youth Administration resident project at 3028 Regent St., Berkeley, California, used for the training of youths in domestic art, cosmetology and practical nursing." During the 1930s, when private business wouldn't (or couldn't) provide work for young people, the NYA offered jobs, training, and hope for millions. The building you see above seems to still exist (see here), and the address is now listed as the Eden Community Care Home for the Elderly. Photo courtesy of the National Archives.
Above: The description for this photograph (ca. 1935-1943) reads, "When at work, youths on this National Youth Administration resident project in Berkeley, California, learn the fundamentals of domestic art, cosmetology, and practical nursing. This scene shows youth occupants at recreation and study. The workers on this project enjoy the homey atmosphere." During the economically rough years of the Great Depression, the NYA facilitated social interaction and professional networking for young men and women. Photo courtesy of the National Archives.