Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) is a national leader in creating and strengthening programs that improve lives in low-income communities.
Problems like unemployment, crime, poor health, and low educational achievement hit low-income communities hardest and often seem intractable. Many programs exist to combat these problems, but more rigor is needed to determine what works and what doesn’t. Too much time and money are spent on ineffective approaches, while many models proven to work don’t get the support they deserve. For 30 years, P/PV has taken a leadership role in tackling the challenges low-income communities face, using an approach rooted in three core principles:
• Innovation: We work with leaders in the field to identify promising existing programs or develop new ones;