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Reminiscences of William J. Grinker : oral history, 2003.

Creator: Grinker, William J.
Project: September 11, 2001 response and recovery oral history project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript 47 pages sound recordings 2 audio discs (109 min.) : digital ; 3 in.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

President and CEO, Seedco.

Scope and Contents

Born in Milwaukee, WI; education: University of Wisconsin in 1957 and Harvard Law School in 1961; career: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Labor, anti-poverty work, United Planning Organization, assistant commissioner for Community Development Agency in New York, President of Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation, consultant, creator/partner in NSP Works and Seedco; September 11th: calling family, television coverage, staff shaken; September 11th Fund: coordinating work between United Way and New York Community Trust, program strategies, Red Cross controversy, media coverage; post-9/11 focus of Seedco: funding sources, creation of resource guide, multifacted strategy of grant-giving, wage subsidies and loans, use of consultants, work with Safe Horizon, questions of eligibility, definition of victim, flexible lending, allocation of funds, Chinatown, Asian Americans for Equality and Consortium for Worker Education, World Trade Center Small Business Fund, Small Grocers Initiative, Garment Industry Development Project, Small Business Service Firm Initiative, relationship between city, state and federal response to 9/11, impact of emergency allocation on standard operations.


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