Trends, insights and thought leadership on community matters by Wilder staff, volunteers, supporters and partners


Paul Mattessich Reflects on Milestone Wilder Research Projects

Longtime Wilder Research Executive Director Paul Mattessich is retiring from his position this month. Paul has been with Wilder Research since 1978 and has served as its executive director for the… Read more »

Southeast Asian Community Members Heal Through Belonging at the Center for Social Healing

by Pahoua Yang
Every week, members of Cambodian, Karen, Hmong and Vietnamese communities gather at the Wilder Center for Social Healing in Saint Paul for support, fellowship, shared meals and healing. The Center… Read more »

Immigrants, Communities, Foundation

by Paul Mattessich
All communities experience immigration. No question whether it will occur, just when and how much. Some of us arrived as immigrants ourselves to a new nation; the rest of us descended from ancestors… Read more »

Immigrants Speak Out, Organizations Respond

by Anna Granias
Minnesota’s late Senator Paul Wellstone used to say, “We all do better when we all do better!” Here at Wilder Research we work to ensure that “we all do better” by conducting research to better… Read more »

Three Ways to Use Speaking for Ourselves Data in Your Work

by Nicole MartinRogers
The recently completed Speaking for Ourselves study provides up-to-date data about the experiences of immigrants and refugees who live in Hennepin and Ramsey counties. The community-wide assessment… Read more »