Wilder News

Latest updates and mission achievements


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
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.

Wilder staff Austine Vaughn-Bergling and Samreen Saadi receive MayKao Hang Courageous Leader Award

June 1, 2021
Congratulations to Austine Vaughn-Bergling and Samreen Saadi, recipients of the first MayKao Hang Courageous Leader Award! This award recognizes and celebrates Wilder staff who demonstrate… Read more »

MinnPost: Minnesota needs a more diverse and effective mental health workforce

May 19, 2021
Pahoua Yang, vice president of Wilder Community Mental Health and Wellness, and Sue Abderholden, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota, authored "Minnesota needs a… Read more »

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 »