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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The Young Unwed Fathers Pilot Project: Report from the Field

April 1, 1994

In 1991, P/PV designed the Young Unwed Fathers Pilot Project to see if young, economically disadvantaged fathers would enter a program that provided job training, education, counseling and parenting services for up to 18 months, and if participation would lead to an increased capacity to support their children, both financially and developmentally. This report presents a detailed look at selected aspects of the lives of the young fathers before and during program participation, including their attitudes and relationships with the mothers of their children. It also evaluates employment and educational outcomes.

The Young Unwed Fathers Pilot Project: Initial Implementation Report

September 19, 1992

Given the limited experience that programs have had with young fathers and the field's limited knowledge about the type of services that would engage and benefit them, P/PV determined that a test of various local service-delivery approaches was needed to provide comparative information for policymakers and the field. This interim report of our Young Unwed Fathers Pilot Program documents the struggles and achievements we had in implementing this program during the early 1990s in six sites across the nation: Cleveland, Racine, Fresno, St. Petersburg, Annapolis, and Philadelphia.

The Young Unwed Fathers Pilot Project: Initial Implementation Report Executive Summary

September 1, 1992

The executive summary of Young Unwed Fathers Pilot Project presents P/PV's early findings from the initial implementation of this program which attempted to connect young fathers with the labor market and parental supports. This interim report documents our difficulties and successes with recruitment, retention, service delivery and establishment of linkages with employment/training and child support enforcement agencies. It also highlights many of the common characteristics and behaviors of the young father participants, which lays the necessary groundwork for developing an effective program targeting for this vulnerable population.

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