ESLARP East St. Louis Action Research Project
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Building Orpportunities

Appendicies

Appendix A: Interviewee Contact List
Appendix B: Survey Questions
Appendix C: Tables for Chapter One
Appendix D: Tables for Chapter Two
Appendix E: Tables for Chapter Four
Appendix F: Diagram of "Recycler" Prototype
Appendix G: Potential Case Studies


Appendix A:

Interviewee List

SURVEYS CONDUCTED WITH:


Larry Allen, director February 21, 1997

Skills Center

Metropolitan Community College

601 James Thompson

East St. Louis, IL 62201

618-482-2020

Nolan Cheatham February 21, 1997

Department of Public Aid

#25 Loisel Village

East St. Louis, IL 62203

618-397-3340

Mike Cordes, deputy director March 12, 1997

Business and Economic Development

City of East St. Louis

301 River Park Drive

East St. Louis, IL 62201

618-482-6634

Clarence Ellis, regional vocational director February 24, 1997

School District #189

1005 State Street

East St. Louis, IL 62201

618-583-8200, ext. 8271

Willie J. Epps, director February 21, 1997

East St. Louis Center

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

411 E. Broadway

East St. Louis, IL 62201

618-482-6913

Percy Harris, coordinator February 24, 1997

Enterprise Community

East St. Louis CDBG Office

310 River Park Drive

East St. Louis, IL 62201

618-482-6642

Bill Kreeb, director February 24, 1997

Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House

1200 N. 13th Street

East St. Louis, IL 62205

618-874-0777

Cheryl Lovell February 24, 1997

East St. Louis Housing Authority

700 N. 20th Street

East St. Louis, IL 62205

618-271-0498

Bill Miller, vice president March 7, 1997

Human Resources

St. Mary's Hospital of East St. Louis, Inc.

129 N. 8th Street

East St. Louis, IL 62201

618-482-7126

Marilyn Stringfellow March 12, 1997

Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA)

Illinois Employment & Training Center

646 N. 20th Street

East St. Louis, IL 62205

618-271-9619

Delmar Tegtmeier, senior vice president March 12, 1997

Magna Bank

8740 State Street

East St. Louis, IL 62205

618-397-2122

Dorothy Whitehead March 7, 1997

Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)

Illinois Employment & Training Center

646 N. 20th Street

East St. Louis, IL 62205

618-271-7750


GENERAL INTERVIEWS CONDUCTED WITH:


Errol Allen February 12, 1997

3328 Bond Avenue

East St. Louis, IL 62207

618-274-2137

Stevie Cox, planning coordinator April 19, 1997

CDBG Operations Corporation

301 River Park Drive

East St. Louis, IL 62201

618-482-6635

scox@primary.net

Vickie Forby, executive director early December, 1996

Emerson Park Development Corporation

Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House

1200 N. 13th Street

East St. Louis, IL 62205

618-874-0777

John Gaal, director late January, 1997 (phone call)

Construction Training School

6301 Knox Industrial Drive

St. Louis, MO 63139-3094

314-644-1525

Don Johnson February 12, 1997

Community Development Consultants

1269 N. 89th Street

Suite #5

East St. Louis, IL 62205

618-398-4882

James H. Kennedy, business representative March 12, 1997

Carpenter's Local #169

Southern Illinois District Council of Carpenters

9439 Lebanon Road

East St. Louis, IL 62203

618-397-3833 or 618-398-0169

Tadas Kicielinski, secretary-treasurer February 21, 1997

Southwestern Illinois Building & Construction Trades Council AFL-CIO

2A Meadow Heights Professional Park

Collinsville, IL 62234

618-344-6050

Grant Porteous, manager of Labor Market Initiatives February 12, 1997

East-West Gateway Coordinating Council

10 Stadium Plaza

St. Louis, MO 63102

314-421-4220 or 618-274-2750

Grant.Porteous@ewgateway.org

Steven Schneider, division manager February 12, 1997

Employment and Training Services

St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Department

#19 Public Square, Suite 200

Belleville, IL 62220

618-277-6790

Karen Crawford Springer and Sue Bentz February 19, 1997 (phone call)

Education and Careers Division

Illinois State Board of Education

Springfield, IL

217-782-4620

Harry Triandis, professor February 14, 1997

Labor and Industrial Relations

office: 329 Psychology Building

217-333-4844

triandis@uiuc.edu





Appendix B:

Survey Questions

1. What are the major barriers to employability in East St. Louis, for a young person?

2. What are areas/sectors in which East St. Louis residents currently find work?

3. What is the profile of a young person from East St. Louis who finds work?

4. What job skills are lacking in those who don't/can't find work?

5. What employment sector opportunities are most promising, and should be "fostered"?

6. How best foster these opportunities? (create jobs, get more to fit successful profile…)

7. What "percentage" of the solution should be job training?

8. What job training programs are currently available?

9. Are they sufficient/effective?

10. If not, what is missing/ineffective?

11. One area that others have identified as being worthwhile is the construction trades.

Does demand for such a program exist?

12. Why or why not?

13. Are there current programs of this type happening locally?

14. Are they effective? If not, why not?

15. What kinds of training programs are the most effective "foot in the door" in this sector?

16. Will union involvement be important?

17. How could local resources and opportunities be best used towards implementing a

construction trades training program?

18. How could public funds be best used?

19. Who should be responsible for administering such a program?

20. Who should be targeted for this kind of training, and how?

21. What does your agency offer in this effort (what role could it play)?

22. How do you react to the "recycler" model created by EWGCC (after brief description)?

23. Who else should I discuss this topic with?

Appendix C:

Tables for Chapter One

Table 1: Total Population

Table 2: Average Persons per Household

Table 3: Median Family Income

Table 4: Percent below Poverty Level

Table 5: Percent Non-White Population

Table 6: Median Age

Table 7: Level of Economic Activity, Various Types

Table 8: Local Government Finances

Table 9: Selected Federal Funding Levels

Table 10: Selected City Expenditures

Table 11: Home Ownership Rates

Table 12: Median Value of Owner-Occupied Housing

Table 13: Median Gross Rent of Renter-Occupied Housing

Table 14: Rate of Serious Crimes Annually


Appendix D:

Tables for Chapter Two

Table 15: Total Civilian Labor Force

Table 16: Unemployment Rates

Table 17: Education Attained

Table 18: Percent Dependent on Public Transportation

Appendix E:

Tables for Chapter Four

Table 19: Number of Construction-Related Enterprises (All Sizes)

Table 20: Total Housing Units

Table 21: Percent Vacant (of all types)

Table 22: Average Annual Property Tax Burden Per Capita

Table 23: Assessed Valuation and Property Tax Revenues

Table 24: Value of Construction Authorized by Building Permits

Table 25: Number of Building Permits Issued (for New Housing)

Appendix F:

Diagram of "Recycler" Prototype



source: East-West Gateway Coordinating Council, St. Louis, MO.

Appendix G:

Potential Case Studies

Research into construction skills training experiments in other communities, especially Chicago, provided a number of brief (often self-written) descriptions of program initiatives. For purposes of providing potential avenues for future research, the programs for which references were found are noted here, along with what little is known about them. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of past and present programs.


APPENDIX G NOTES:

1. Center for Neighborhood Technology. "EZ/ECs: Two Year Anniversary". The Neighborhood Works, January/February 1997. page 15.

2. HUD. "Community Projects That Work". (http://www.hud.gov/ptw/docs/ptwil004.html)

3. Chicago Rehab Network. self-published literature on member group activities and accomplishments. date unknown.

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