Studies and Reports

Our most recent studies are listed first. You can also browse by topic or use our search tools to find a particular study by title or author. Many studies include a variety of publications, including summaries, snapshots and briefs.​


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East Side Housing Trust Fund
The East Side Housing Trust Fund program takes a community-wide approach to increasing housing stability. Program services include case management and housing placement for families with children at Johnson Elementary School. The multi-year evaluation looks at the extent to which the program has met its goals, including improved student stability, housing stability, and client self-reliance.
Topic: Homelessness and Housing
Most recent report: January 2015
Health Care Enrollment
Summarizes the results of a Minneapolis Public Schools and Wilder Research event organized to discuss the challenges of enrolling individuals in health care and explore strategies for increasing enrollment, with a focus on those groups that have traditionally been hardest to enroll.
Topic: Health
Most recent report: December 2014
Living at Home Network
The Living at Home Network includes 36 Living at Home and Block Nurse Programs in Minnesota that provide and coordinate community-based services to older adults. Wilder Research worked with the LAHN to develop an evaluation plan that will include collecting outcomes data and a framework for assessing costs and monetary benefits associated with the services.
Topic: Older Adults
Most recent report: December 2014
Northside Achievement Zone
The Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) is a collaboration of community organizations whose mission is to build a culture of achievement in North Minneapolis to assure all youth graduate from high school college-ready. Community surveys were conducted in 2010 and 2013 to measure the progress of the initiative.
Topic: Education
Most recent report: December 2014
St. Anthony Park Area Seniors
SAPAS provides integrated health services, social services, community activities, education, and advocacy for the St. Anthony Park neighborhood of St. Paul, Lauderdale, and Falcon Heights. Together, SAPAS and Wilder Research conducted focus groups, a community forum, and a literature scan designed to inform future planning and services.
Topic: Older Adults
Most recent report: December 2014
Film in the City
Film in the City is an arts learning program that offers homeless youth in the Twin Cities an opportunity to learn filmmaking skills from professional artists, as well as express themselves through the art of film. Reports include program evaluation results.
Topic: Youth and Family
Most recent report: November 2014
Minnesota Historical Society - Native American Artists in Residence Evaluation
Wilder Research is assisting the Minnesota Historical Society to develop a culturally responsive evaluation plan and providing technical assistance for their Native American Artists in Residence program.
Topic: Capacity Building
Most recent report: November 2014
Rail~Volution encourages the growth of livable communities through transit, planning, and development. Wilder Research conducted an evaluation of their annual conference to aid in organizational planning and program improvement.
Topic: Communities
Most recent report: November 2014
Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant
Statewide, multi-year, cross-site evaluation of a federal grant received by the Minnesota Department of Human Services to prevent substance abuse and build capacity and infrastructure for prevention. 
Topic: Substance Abuse Prevention
Most recent report: November 2014
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: November 2014
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