Wilder News

Latest updates and mission achievements


Wilder Joins Advocates to Call for Permanent Investments in Families

September 2, 2021
On Tuesday, August 24, Wilder joined Children’s Defense Fund Minnesota, the Minnesota Budget Project, and Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid to co-host a webinar about the importance of the Child Tax Credit and… Read more »

Healthy Aging & Caregiving Services serves the community in new and familiar ways

September 2, 2021
Wilder’s services for older adults and caregivers shifted quickly during the pandemic to meet the needs of our participants and the community. We are applying what we have learned to continue… Read more »

Wilder Begins Search for Next Leader of Wilder Research

July 27, 2021
The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation has begun the search for the organization’s next leader of Wilder Research following the announcement that longtime executive director Paul Mattessich will be… Read more »

Wilder Research releases study results on safety and policing in Brooklyn Park

July 26, 2021
The killing of George Floyd by police and the nationwide protests that followed have contributed to increased awareness of the need for greater community safety, including safety within the criminal… Read more »

Achievement Plus Full-Service Community Schools Continue Supporting Students and Families in the Summer

July 19, 2021
For over 20 years, Saint Paul Public Schools and Wilder have collaborated with educators, partners and supporters to provide Achievement Plus full-service community schools where students and their… Read more »

Public Policy Update: The End is Near… for Minnesota's 2021 Legislative Session

June 29, 2021 by Dominic McQuerry
While there are a few lingering challenges as the 2021 session comes to a close in Minnesota, it appears that the legislature will pass a complete budget and avoid a state government shutdown. While… Read more »

Wilder Research Postpones Minnesota Homeless Study Until 2022

June 8, 2021
Wilder Research has decided to postpone its 2021 triennial study of homelessness by one year. The study will now take place in October 2022.  We made this decision in consultation with multiple… Read more »

Community Vaccine Days at Wilder: Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

June 7, 2021
Wilder has partnered with the Minnesota Department of Health to host four mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics at several of our service locations in June.