Students Affected by Incarceration
Learn about the impact of incarcerated parents on students.
Homelessness in Minnesota
Wilder's latest statewide study counted 10,214 homeless adults, youth, and children -- a 6 percent increase over the previous study.
Early Learning
More than one-third of Minnesota’s children age 5 and under – 156,000 children -- live in low-income households.
Mental Health Research
About 60,000 adults in the east metro have a serious mental health illness.

Wilder Research

Information. Insight. Impact.

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.
Our Services: 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.


Seminar: Public Benefit Corporation structure -- a new option for businesses working to make a social impact
April 21, 8:00-9:00 a.m., Wilder Center
Wilder Research is partnering with Gray Plant Mooty law firm to present a free 1-hour seminar explaining a new structure for socially-minded Minnesota businesses, called a public benefit corporation (PBC). Please share this invitation with colleagues or others who work in socially-minded for-profit companies. 
Forum: Chemical Health Among Youth with Incarcerated Parents 
May 12, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Wilder Center
Learn about chemical health among youth affected by incarceration in Minnesota and discuss ways to support these students. Hosted by the Minnesota Strengthening Families Affected by Incarceration Collaborative.
Prospective Return on Investment of the Northside Achievement Zone
New study from Wilder Research projects a societal gain of $6.12 for every dollar invested in the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ)—an organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap in North Minneapolis.
This handout accompanied a presentation at the Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute Spring Training 2015.


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