Debts May Close Bayview Community Center

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KPIX Eyewitness News report from June 19th 1967 in San Francisco by Belva Davis featuring a report on how financial difficulties (a $15k debt) may cause the Bayview Community Center to close on July 1st. Harold Brooks emphasizes that the center has been serving this community for 12 years and argues that: "an existing institution created by people in a deprived community should continue to exist." Ruth Williams comments how: "Our eviction means that a lot of people in the community won't have the services that we have in the Bayview Community Center because this is the only community center in the area." Davis then points out that: "The reasons why rent funds weren't included in the center's grant from the Office of Economic Opportunity is clouded with conflicting stories from OEO and center directors. There is one sure fact: youngsters in this area are gonna need some place to go this summer and somebody had better provide a place for them." Also see KRON-TV's coverage at the Bayview Community Center from that day, in KRON 299-2.

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KPIX 31649

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