African American father and young son sitting outside

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.

Examples of our work

A woman presents before a room full of seated people.

Developing a Plan for Minnesota’s System Serving Children who are Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing

The Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing wanted a plan informed by data, an understanding of existing services and supports, and deep engagement from communities invested in positive outcomes for students who are deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing. Working together, we developed a plan for the next five years.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.

Read more about Speaking for Ourselves.

African woman wearing headwrap

Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts

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