Wilder News

Latest updates and mission achievements


Wilder welcomes Dr. Heather Britt as next executive director of Wilder Research

May 16, 2022
The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Heather Britt will join the organization as executive director of Wilder Research effective June 13.

Child Development Center staff are increasing their capacity for trauma-informed care

May 5, 2022
The Wilder Child Development Center will enhance its capacity to provide trauma-sensitive care for children and families and contribute to systemic change in early childhood education.

Cross-sector partnership funds equitable expansion of mental health workforce

April 25, 2022
A new report from the Minnesota Department of Health outlines how health care providers across the state continue to struggle with workforce shortages brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The report… Read more »

Join the #InvestMNts Campaign to support investments for strong communities

April 25, 2022
Minnesota and all of its communities are stronger when our families and neighbors have what they need to thrive. Vital services like health care, child care, affordable housing, as well as services… Read more »

Congratulations to Wilder volunteers receiving the 2022 Sandy Kiernat Community Service Award

April 20, 2022
Tai Ji Quan for older adults, social outings for Cambodian Americans, and a warm welcome for youth moving into supportive housing after leaving homelessness: The recipients of the 2022 Sandy Kiernat… Read more »

African American Babies Coalition and Projects collaborates on “Expecting Better” roundtable discussion during Black Maternal Health week

April 15, 2022
The African American Babies Coalition and Projects collaborated with the Minnesota State House Black Maternal Health Caucus to host a roundtable discussion at Wilder Center on April 12 convening… Read more »

Public Policy Update: 2022 Legislative Mid Session Report

March 31, 2022 by Adrián Rafael Magaña
As we rapidly approach the mid-session break at the Minnesota Legislature, the Wilder Public Policy team continues to stay deeply engaged in elevating our legislative priorities and actively… Read more »

Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood Advocates for Income Stabilization Legislation

March 30, 2022
On March 23, Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood Advocacy and Civic Engagement Program Manager Megan Jekot shared testimony with Minnesota lawmakers in support of legislation that would help families… Read more »