Wilder Research Cohort

Study Release: Evaluation of Twin Cities youth social entrepreneurship programs & the need for research and expanded funding.
April 10th, 2pm-4pm

The Sundance Family Foundation and Wilder Research launched a 24-month project to develop the capacity of thirteen youth-serving organizations working with underrepresented and low-income youth in the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area. We invite you to learn about how the data submitted by eleven of these organizations validate the power of the YSE youth development model.

The cohort includes Appetite for Change, Cookie Cart, Cycles for Change, Green Garden Bakery, Dream of Wild Health, Elpis Enterprises, Juxtaposition Arts, Keystone Community Services, Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau, Pillsbury United Communities, Tree Trust, and Urban Roots.

The evidence demonstrates youth social enterprise YSE strategies are indeed the innovative social solutions that improve lives, strengthen communities, foster civic engagement, increases social and emotional learning, teaches workforce readiness and agile thinking.
Please join us on Wednesday, April 10th 2pm – 4pm as we share and reflect on the journey and outcomes of the two-year study by Wilder Research and the Sundance Family Foundation. Click here for event registration

Wednesday, April 10th 2-4 p.m. (Add to Calendar)

Wilder Center 
451 Lexington Parkway North St. Paul, MN 55104

1:30 Registration/Networking 
2:00 Welcome Introduction 
2:20 Wilder Research Study Highlights Presentation
2:50 Panel Discussion: 
LaTaijha Powell – Appetite For Change 
Mary McKeown – Keystone Community Services
Elana Dahlberg – Green Garden Bakery    
Paul Ramsour – Elpis Enterprises 
David Woods – Urban Roots
3:25 Table discussions: Next steps (foundation, other nonprofits, legislators, etc)
3:45 Closing

Click here for event registration The event is free, but space is limited so registration is required.

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