Wilder Research gathers and interprets facts and trends to help families and communities thrive, get at the core of community concerns, and uncover issues that are overlooked or poorly understood.
We work with organizations of all sizes at the local, state, and national level to help them bring about needed change, increase their effectiveness, and demonstrate the value of what they do.
All Kids Ready for Kindergarten: New Report Card Shows Income and Racial Disparities Threaten Reaching Goal by 2020
A new statewide report card on school readiness in Minnesota contains six fact sheets that monitor progress toward the state's goal to have all children ready for kindergarten by 2020. Richard Chase, senior research manager, and chief author of the report outlines the biggest threats to success.
Homeless Veterans in Minnesota: Eight Key Findings
Homeless Study Director Greg Owen identifies 8 key findings to better understand the degree and nature of homelessness among veterans.
Groups working on cross-sector collaboration to create healthier communities were encouraged to showcase their successful joint projects at our conference held on November 1. View one-page pdfs of 19 projects outlining their goals, partners, outcomes and advice for others.