Work and Study Project involved youth in the rehabilitation of Upper Roxbury.
In its first year (1964), the program was co-sponsored by Freedom House,
BRA, and the American Friends Service Committee, and it focused on painting
houses on Dale St. In subsequent years, a collaborative developed among
Freedom House, BRA and Northeastern University in which high school and
college students painted houses and tutored school children.
Jr. High School students submitted over 200 essays in a contest sponsored
by the CURAC Education Committee. The committee provided tours of Washington
Park and information about urban renewal to elementary and high school children.
This essay, "Urban Renewal in Roxbury," written by eighth-grader
Brenda Bugg, won first prize.