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What You Aren't Seeing: How Using Your Hidden Potential Can Help You Discover the Leader Within, The Inspiring Story of Herb Greenberg by Patrick Sweeney

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11

Welfare to Work

Helping anyone who is in any way disadvantaged is at Herb’s very core. So when President Johnson declared a War on Poverty during his State of the Union Address on January 8, 1964, Herb was in. With both feet.

“The president was responding to a national poverty rate that was nearing 20 percent,” Herb says. “With a vision of a Great Society, President Johnson wanted to expand our government’s role in education and healthcare. The policies he was introducing reminded me of what President Franklin Roosevelt was doing with the New Deal, when I was a child,” Herb adds. “I was also reminded of my job at the Department of Welfare, where I felt frustrated and ineffective; I was seeing the need, but unable to do anything to ...

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