Publications

Topic: Communities

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Bush Foundation Community Innovation
The Bush Prize for Community Innovation is an annual award that honors and supports innovative organizations with a track record of making great ideas happen. Reports provide information to support community innovation, including a review of Bush Prize winners and the elements that helped them pursue community innovation.
Most recent report: October 2017

Kid City
Kid City is a partnership between the City of Maplewood Parks and Recreation and Z Puppets Rosenschnoz, with the goal of bringing people together through theater, puppetry, and interactive art installations. The evaluation included getting feedback on events, the progress made on program goals, and the impact on the community.
Most recent report: September 2017

LISC Occupational Skills Initiative
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) implemented bridge training programs at seven national sites. The goal of the Occupational Skills Initiative is to connect participants to job training that leads to jobs with living wages and career growth opportunities. Wilder Research conducted a process evaluation of the implementation of the model.
Most recent report: August 2017

Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood
Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood is an initiative to ensure all children have the resources they need to succeed. The Promise Neighborhood encompasses a 250-block area in the Summit-University and Frogtown neighborhoods.
Most recent report: June 2017

Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts
Interact is a theater and visual arts organization that works with people with disabilities. They worked with Wilder Research to develop a theory of change for Interact's model of making art and an evaluation and replication framework.
Most recent report: April 2017

Hennepin County Community Needs Assessment
Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAP-CH) is a community action agency working in Hennepin County to improve the lives of low-income people. They worked with Wilder Research to conduct a community needs assessment.
Most recent report: April 2017

Itasca Project
The Itasca Project is an employer-led civic alliance focused on building a thriving economy and improved quality of life. The Minneapolis-Saint Paul Workforce Dashboards provide data on disparities in employment and the benefits of a diverse workforce.
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.
Most recent report: February 2017

City of Minneapolis Resident Survey
In 2016, the City of Minneapolis contracted with Wilder Research to conduct a survey of Minneapolis residents. The survey asked residents about their quality of life and their satisfaction with services provided by the City.
Most recent report: December 2016

Rochester Public Library
Wilder Research worked with the Rochester Public Library to create a logic model that outlines library activities, outputs, and outcomes.
Most recent report: November 2016

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