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Youth Participatory Evaluation: How to Start?

August 29, 2017 by Ryan Evans
For the Youth Leadership Initiative, evaluation is one of the many ways that they meaningfully engage youth in their program. By practicing Youth Participatory Evaluation (YPE), evaluation is no… 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 »

Preparing Immigrants and Refugees for Public Health Emergencies in Hennepin County

August 9, 2017 by Nicole MartinRogers
Findings from a study about emergency preparedness planning with nine immigrant and refugee communities in Hennepin County.

Hello Fellows: Meet Damon Shoholm

July 24, 2017 by Damon Shoholm
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 »

The Creative Space: Art Creates New Ways for People with Memory Loss to Express Themselves

July 12, 2017
Art Whisperer is what my painters sometimes call me. As Artist in Residence at Wilder’s Adult Day Health program, I participate in art class as the professional studio and social practice art… 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 »

Dental Therapy Increases Access in Rural Minnesota

May 31, 2017 by Melanie Ferris
Many states across the U.S. are exploring expanding who can provide dental care in an effort to expand access in rural areas and to low-income households. In 2009, Minnesota became the first state to… Read more »

Creating a New Narrative of African American Families

March 27, 2017 by Donte Curtis
The African American Babies Coalition is a collective of African Americans who are committed to promoting the healthy development of African American babies. The Coalition brings together parents and… Read more »
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