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Public Private Community Partnership Program

Our Mission

Focusing on building capacities through partnership, Rutgers Business School Public Private Community Partnership Program (RBS - PPCPP) seeks to demonstrate the potential of enhancing opportunities of communities for sustainable strategic on-off campus partnerships for local income enhancement, sustainable livelihoods and participatory development across all sectors and topics.

The PPCPP will:

  • Regularly monitor all RBS and University Public Private initiatives across all units (programs, departments, centers, institutes, etc.) to foster collaborations, to create synergies, and to ensure RBS PPCPP participates in promoting, elevating and attracting existing and new public private partnership opportunities
  • Create an enabling environment at state and local (sub-national) level for promoting partnership between private sector and community (local bodies) for development; create institutional mechanisms to promote partnerships at the local and state level
  • Prepare a district PPCPP plan to identify opportunities for private participation in development
  • Build capacities of the local community for effective participation in local economic development facilitated by private sector


Bring it all together with Big Data Analytics, hear what some Young African Leaders will be doing this summer, dig Newark, get the latest scoop on the HUB, and board a bus – no a skyTran! All this and much more in our February 2016 Newsletter!

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Catch a runway star, hear about what some Newark high school students did this summer, board the Jersey Bound display at Newark Airport, learn what’s happening with CUEED, find out about NISC, and discover the meaning of a true Anchor Institution...this and much more in our October 2015 Newsletter!

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In addition to the projects highlighted in our newsletters, here are some new and exciting ventures on the horizon:

  • Student Reporters for a new PPCPP Broadcasting Studio!
  • Green Purchasing and Supplier Diversity help for local entrepreneurs

So Get Interested, Get Involved, Get Engaged!

In a grand effort to further our mission, we encourage your involvement! Tell us what you are doing and how we can collaborate. Reach out to us with your interest in any of our projects or with any new ideas.

Contact Us

Kevin Lyons, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Supply Chain Archaeology

Department of Supply Chain Management

Director, Public Private Community Partnerships

494 Broad Street, 3rd Floor

Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: 973-353-3347


Magda Comeau

Senior Program Coordinator, Public Private Community Partnerships

494 Broad Street, 3rd Floor

Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: 973-353-2823

Fax: 973-353-1891