Wilder News

Latest updates and mission achievements

Governor Walz visits Child Development Center to highlight the importance of child care assistance for Minnesota families

May 11, 2021
The Wilder Child Development Center provides high-quality early childhood education for children ages 16 months to five years, with a focus on social-emotional learning, kindergarten readiness, and… Read more »

In Response to the Conviction of Derek Chauvin

April 21, 2021
Yesterday the trial of Derek Chauvin came to a close as a Hennepin County jury found him guilty of all counts in the murder of George Floyd. In the coming weeks Chauvin will receive his sentence,… Read more »

Wilder Meals on Wheels volunteers honored with the 2021 Sandy Kiernat Community Service Award

April 16, 2021
Normally, Wilder honors one or two volunteers each year with the Sandy Kiernat Community Service Award, which recognizes and celebrates outstanding volunteers who exemplify the spirit of Sandy… Read more »

In Response to the Killing of Daunte Wright

April 12, 2021 by Armando Camacho
Dear Friends of Wilder, Our community is facing another outrage and tragedy. Wilder joins you and our community in grieving the death of Daunte Wright, a 20-year old Black man, father, son,… Read more »

Public Policy Update: Omnibus Bills and Federal Housing

April 9, 2021 by Dominic McQuerry
Omnibus Bill Bonanza and Testimony from Wilder Staff This week was a busy one at the virtual Capitol, as the legislative committees released their omnibus bills. Omnibus bills are large bills made… Read more »

Wilder Research announces pro bono partnership with two nonprofits serving culturally specific communities

March 21, 2021
Rebound, Inc. and Raíces Sagradas Community Mental Health have been selected from 33 organizations serving culturally specific communities that applied for pro bono research and evaluation… Read more »

Standing against anti-Asian racism and gender-based violence

March 18, 2021
Our hearts are with the families of the victims of Tuesday’s violent, terrorist attack in Georgia that left eight people dead—six of whom were Asian women—and with every Asian family who is and has… Read more »

Public Policy Update: Lots of Wilder Advocacy at the Capitol

March 16, 2021 by Dominic McQuerry
Over the past couple of weeks, Wilder staff and community have engaged on a number of different bills at the capitol. Here are some highlights: