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Public Private Possibilities

Transforming Education & Workforce Development


Public Private Possibilities works with non-profit organizations, foundations and corporations to develop multi-sector strategies addressing pressing social issues. Over the past five years, Public Private Possibilities has been collaborating with a small group of organizations that include Year Up, Innovate+Educate, Corporate Voices for Working Families, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s New Options Project to build national momentum behind a demand-focused strategy to connect opportunity youth and other low income young people to employment opportunities. Our current work is focused on accelerating and amplifying the growing momentum and leveraging the full range of activities to maximize the impact of the collective set of strategies.

Driving Employer Demand for New Sources of Talent

Employers around the country are utilizing a range of employment pathways, including mentoring, internships, skill training and innovative hiring practices to create new sources of skilled and diverse talent, addressing their own entry-level talent needs and creating pathways to work for opportunity youth. Driving Employer Demand for New Sources of Talent, a new report from Public Private Possibilities and the Employment Pathways Project, focuses on the demand-focused strategy to connect employers and opportunity youth, documents best practices, and provides an analysis of key leverage points to drive employer engagement and demand for opportunity youth.

Click here to download your copy of the report (PDF)


Elyse Rosenblum, Principal at Public Private Possibilities

Elyse Rosenblum

Elyse Rosenblum works with non-profits, foundations and corporations on education, workforce training and youth development strategies. She assists clients in developing and implementing influence and advocacy initiatives. Her work frequently involves engaging employers and young adults as partners in advocacy to inform public policy at the national level. She also has extensive experience working with employers to document and promote best business practices with the goal of cultivating business champions and engaging more employers in programs to develop new sources of skilled and diverse talent. Elyse has a particular commitment to creating opportunities for low income and disconnected young adults to develop the skills and connections needed to make successful transitions to career path employment and/or post-secondary education. Long- term clients include Corporate Voices for Working Families and Year Up as well as the Kellogg Foundation’s New Options Project.

An attorney by training, Elyse has a longtime commitment to women’s leadership, equity and issues that affect working families. She has served on the American Bar Association’s Individual Rights and Responsibilities Committee. She was the founder of the Texas Journal of Women and Law at the University of Texas School of Law. At Williams College, she served on the President’s Diversity Committee.



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