Students Affected by Incarceration
Learn about the mental health of Minnesota youth who have experienced parental incarceration.
Homelessness in Minnesota
Initial results from the 2015 study are now available. Learn more.
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.

2015 homeless study results available at the Homelessness in Minnesota website:
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.

New​ on the Blog

For the Youth Leadership Initiative, evaluation is one way they meaningfully engage youth in their program. Ryan Evans and his Youth Leadership Initiative colleagues introduce their new guide to Youth Participatory Evaluation and the benefits of practicing YPE. Read it now.

What's New?

Caregiving in the African American and Hmong Communities
This report summarizes lessons learned from an initiative designed to learn from caregivers and share caregiving resources within these communities.
Invest Early, Early Childhood Initiative
Now in its 11th year, results from this longitudinal evaluation show Invest Early is effective in preparing low-income students with multiple risk factors for school success.

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