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Wilder Research Featured Projects

Read about how Wilder Research provides credible information to better understand issues, identify strategies, and take action to improve lives and communities.

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A Collaborative Approach to Understanding and Improving School-Based Mental Health Services

Up to 20% of youth in the United States experience a mental, emotional or behavioral health condition every year. Yet many of those children do not receive mental health services due to limited service providers, stigma, and other barrie...More about this story »

Speaking For Ourselves

Speaking for Ourselves: A Study with Immigrant and Refugee Communities in the Twin Cities looks at the experiences of Hmong, Karen, Latino, Liberian, and Somali immigrants and refugees living in Hennepin and Ramsey counties. 


Wilder Research interviewed 459 immigrants and adult children of immigrants about their families, education, jobs, health, and engagement in their communities to learn the biggest needs of immigrant and refugee communities in the Twin Cities, the issues of greatest concern, and assets available to address them.

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Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts

Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts Evaluation and Replication framework