Youth and Families

Analytic Insight (AI) specializes in community needs assessments, and many of our projects focus on the unique needs of children and families.

AI conducted a comprehensive family needs assessment for the City of Palo Alto, California. to better understand the assets, resources and challenges of families, particularly those with young children, living in the City of Palo Alto. AI compiled data on the current state of families with young children and understand the best practices and opportunities for improving Palo Alto as a great place for families to live and raise children.

AI worked with the Central Shenandoah Valley Office on Youth and the Greater Augusta Prevention Partners Coalition on a youth needs assessment. AI assessed the needs of youth in Augusta County, Virginia, including an analysis of negative youth behaviors and problems most frequently seen in the community, youth delinquency and resiliency, service gaps and possible solutions.


AI conducted a study on the impacts of charter schools for the State of Maine Department of Education. The purpose of this research was to assess the impact of charter schools on Maine’s education system and the student outcomes associated with charter schools.

AI has worked with Maine’s Department of Education to evaluate several programs related to nutrition and food insecurity. AI is currently working with the Maine DOE CNP evaluate the State’s Harvest of the Month (HOM) program, which promotes seasonal, local foods on school menus by highlighting a different product each month. The core objectives of the HOM program are to increase the consumption of local foods in schools, to support Maine farmers and producers, and increase procurement of local products.


AI worked with the Maine DOE Child Nutrition Program (CNP) on a market research evaluation of the State’s School Breakfast Program (SBP). The goal of this assessment was to understand program use and best practices to improve program participation.