Public/Private Ventures (P/PV)

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Innovation. Research. Action.

After almost 35 years Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) has ceased operations. The organization leaves behind an incredible legacy of knowledge, including hundreds of research reports, case studies and evaluations about how best to improve programs and outcomes for children, youth and families. We are fortunate that P/PV has decided to archive its publications collection with the Foundation Center's IssueLab so that practitioners can benefit from this knowledge for years to come.

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An Alternative to Temporary Staffing: Considerations for Workforce Practitioners

July 2, 2012

The temporary staffing industry has become a fixture of the US economy in recent decades, and workforce practitioners are increasingly noting the prevalence of temporary jobs in the low-skilled labor market. To ensure that these jobs are a stepping stone for job seekers -- and to tap into additional sources of revenue -- a growing number of social service organizations have launched their own staffing businesses, known as alternative staffing organizations (ASOs).

AmeriCorps in the Field: Implementation of the National and Community Service Trust Act in Nine Study States

July 6, 2007

This report presents the results of P/PVs 30-month study of the implementation of AmeriCorps, the signature program of the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993. In particular, it documents the federal-state relationship, the role that states played, and the individual challenges and successes of various sites as they developed their programs. The report concludes that AmeriCorps was successful in rapidly implementing high-quality programs while attracting a diverse group of participants. In addition, it frames some broader recommendations for the future of national service.

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