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5 Things to Watch for in Minnesota’s 2019 Legislative Session

January 14, 2019 by Dominic McQuerry
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 marked the beginning of a new state legislative session. Since Minnesota runs on a two-year budget cycle, our state government is constitutionally required to pass a balanced… Read more »

Reimagining Knowledge, Power and Experience for Community-Driven Change

October 18, 2018 by Jouapag Lee
At some point, many of us have heard the phrase, “knowledge is power,” but how many of us have actually taken that phrase literally? For many years, my understanding of knowledge was based on a '… Read more »

3 Ways Culturally Specific Mental Health Services Break Barriers to Community Treatment

September 7, 2018 by Barbara Williamson
Working as a social worker for over thirty-five years with people from all backgrounds, I have witnessed firsthand the struggles individuals face dealing with mental health issues – particularly… Read more »

2018 Legislative Session Recap

May 25, 2018 by Dominic McQuerry
In even years the Minnesota Legislature is under no constitutional obligation to convene, but they typically meet to pass a bill to finance capital infrastructure, policy items, and perhaps a small… Read more »

Hello Fellows: Meet Shawn Schuette

August 24, 2017 by Shawn Schuette
Wilder employees have the opportunity to apply for Kingston Fellowships, an honor awarded annually based on accomplishments, commitment to human services and leadership potential. In March 2017,… Read more »

Research as a Tool for Planning and Partnership

July 11, 2017 by Anna Granias
Most researchers and evaluators do the work they do hoping it will be used to improve the lives of others and not end up sitting on a shelf. So I was thrilled when Community Action Partnership of… Read more »

Hello Fellows: Meet MK Nguyen

March 22, 2017 by MK Nguyen
Wilder employees have the opportunity to apply for Kingston Fellowships, an honor awarded annually based on accomplishments, commitment to human services and leadership potential. In March 2016,… Read more »

Making the Invisible Visible

October 4, 2016 by Tina Sykes
Low-wealth families possess abundant strengths: Self-determination, resourcefulness, and a network of friends and family. All too often, however, they are defined by their lack of money rather than… Read more »
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