Wilder Research: Studies and Reports

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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.
Topic: Communities
Most recent report: September 2017
 
Southwest Health and Human Services Community Health Needs Assessment
Southwest Health and Human Services worked with Wilder Research to conduct a community health needs assessment to identify the health needs and assets of prominent cultural groups in their six-county region.
Topic: Health
Most recent report: September 2017
 
360 Degree Center of Excellence
The 360 Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Regional Center works to expose people to and increase enthusiasm for STEM-related careers. The evaluation looked at the impact of a technology and manufacturing summer camp for youth, tours of manufacturing facilities across Minnesota, and other program activities.
Topic: Education
Most recent report: August 2017
 
Camp Noah
Camp Noah, a program offered by Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, is a locally hosted event for elementary-age children whose communities have been impacted by disasters such as floods or tornadoes. The evaluation collects information about the impact of camp on campers, families, staff and volunteers, and local communities and explores the way camp is implemented and opportunities to strengthen it.
Topic: Youth and Family
Most recent report: August 2017
 
Fostering Futures
Fostering Futures is a statewide initiative in Wisconsin aimed at integrating trauma-informed principles into county-based child welfare agencies and state agencies. The evaluation aimed to capture how teams implemented the initiative and its impact on trauma-informed care systems change.
Topic: Youth and Family
Most recent report: August 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.
Topic: Communities
Most recent report: August 2017
 
Minnesota Historical Society - Native American Artists in Residence Evaluation
Wilder Research assisted the Minnesota Historical Society in developing a culturally responsive evaluation for their Native American Artists in Residence program.
Topic: Capacity Building
Most recent report: August 2017
 
Youth Leadership Initiative
The Youth Leadership Initiative is a multicultural program designed to help youth develop strong, effective leadership skills to work in diverse community settings. The program assists youth in learning about themselves, working with others, and engaging in meaningful action.
Topic: Youth and Family
Most recent report: August 2017
 
Hennepin County Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Hennepin County Public Health worked with Wilder Research to conduct a culturally based needs assessment related to emergency preparedness among several immigrant and refugee communities living in Hennepin County. Findings will be used to inform emergency preparedness plans and better serve diverse communities.
Topic: Health
Most recent report: July 2017
 
Live Well at Home
The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation Community Services for Aging received a Live Well at Home grant to develop and test an initiative focused on caregiving in African American and Hmong communities.
Topic: Older Adults
Most recent report: July 2017
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