Needs Assessments

Volunteers of America Southwest Community Needs Assessment

Volunteers of America Southwest (VOA Southwest) provides innovative, results-oriented programming using a therapeutic care and educational approach. VOA Southwest offers programs for vulnerable individuals and families including addiction recovery services, veterans’ services, K-8 charter schools, mental health services, early head start/preschool, and supportive housing. Brodsky Research conducted a community needs assessment to determine what resources were available and what additional resources were needed to fill service gaps in …

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Boulder Early Childhood Development Service District Needs Assessment

The Early Childhood Alliance, including residents from the St. Vrain Valley School District in Longmont, Colorado, and the Boulder Valley School District in Boulder, Colorado, seek to create an Early Childhood Development Service District. The District would provide early childhood development services  to children from birth to age five years, including early care and education, health, mental health, …

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Head Start Community Needs Assessment

Brodsky Research conducted a comprehensive community needs assessment for Adams County Head Start as part of a federally mandated requirement. This report evaluated needs among the Head Start-eligible population in Adams County, Colorado, and to determine what resources are currently available and what resources are needed to fill gaps. Interviews and surveys were conducted with …

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Colorado Preschool Development Grant Cost Evaluation and Needs Assessment

Colorado’s Preschool Development Grant (PDG) provides $33.5 million to support Colorado’s vision that all children are ready for school when entering kindergarten. Colorado Shines Brighter, the state’s PDG B-5 initiative, works to maximize the number of high-quality early care and education options available to families, especially families identified as vulnerable and underserved such as those …

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Denver Preschool Program Access and Capacity Study

BRC led a study to evaluate access and capacity for preschool in Denver. The study, which was sponsored by the Denver Preschool Program (DPP)  examined availability of licensed preschool slots throughout the city, and yielded a need index which represented the ratio of preschool-age population to preschool slots in each census tract in Denver. In …

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