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Active Living for All
Active Living for All (ALfA) is an initiative funded by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. Wilder Research worked with initiative grantees to evaluate their work in promoting active living in their communities.
Topic: Health
Most recent report: March 2017
 
East Metro Pulse
The Saint Paul Foundation worked with Wilder Research to conduct a survey of residents in Dakota, Ramsey, and Washington Counties. The study will be conducted every two years to learn more about East Metro residents' background, experiences, opinions, and needs in the areas of community connectedness, economic opportunity and security, education, health, housing and transportation, and human services and family support.
Topic: Communities
Most recent report: February 2017
 
The Cookie Cart
The Cookie Cart, a youth employment program in North Minneapolis provides quality, paid, first- time employment training for neighborhood teens. Through the retail bakery, youth age 14-17, get hands-on job training and learn basic employment skills such as appropriate work behavior, time management and problem-solving. The multi-year evaluation looks at the effectiveness of the program in helping youth gain employment skills.
Topic: Youth and Family
Most recent report: February 2017
 
Creating a Trauma-Informed Organization
Volunteers of America offers thousands of programs across the United States, serving people with a broad range of needs. Many of them have been exposed to trauma. Wilder Research conducted a literature review on best practices in trauma-informed care to help Volunteers of America build a system of supports that helps people successfully cope with trauma.
Topic: Youth and Family
Most recent report: January 2017
 
Health Equity in Prevention
The Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota provided funding to organizations through the Health Equity in Prevention initiative to advance health equity through policy, systems, and environmental changes. Wilder Research conducted a review of tools than can assess organizational capacity to advance health equity. Evaluation work included conducting ripple effect mapping discussions with HEiP-funded organizations to understand project impacts. Reports also highlight policy work and lessons learned.
Topic: Health
Most recent report: December 2016
 
Home Renovation Needs of Older Adults
The Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, with support from the McKnight Foundation, worked with Wilder Research to conduct a study to identify the home improvement needs, and associated costs, of extremely low-income older adult homeowners in Minnesota.
Topic: Older Adults
Most recent report: December 2016
 
MacPhail Center for Music
MacPhail Center for Music has programs for students with limited access to music education. The evaluation looks at program implementation and outcomes. See Pathways to Performance for evaluation reports for another MacPhail program: http://www.wilder.org/studies/Pathways%20to%20Performance/941
Topic: Education
Most recent report: December 2016
 
STEM Pathways
STEM Pathways aims to increase youths' long-term interest, learning, and achievement in STEM through a deliberate and interconnected system of STEM learning opportunities. The evaluation assesses the implementation and outcomes of the project.
Topic: Education
Most recent report: December 2016
 
Homelessness in Minnesota 2015 Study
Every three years, Wilder Research conducts a statewide survey of people who are homeless or living in temporary housing programs. The study includes counts and estimates of the number of people who are homeless and face-to-face interviews with homeless people throughout Minnesota to better understand the causes and circumstances of homelessness.
Topic: Homelessness and Housing
Most recent report: November 2016
 
Itasca County Workforce Streams Study
Itasca County leaders were interested in a deeper understanding of the complex issues affecting the workforce and employment in the county, where unemployment has hovered above the state average. This report is a compilation of data and interviews with Itasca County professionals and residents facing employment challenges.
Topic: Communities
Most recent report: November 2016
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