Wilder Research Cohort

Final Study To Be Release: Evaluation of Twin Cities youth social entrepreneurship programs & the need for research and expanded funding.
April TBD

The Sundance Family Foundation and Wilder Research launches its final report; a 36-month project to develop the capacity of twelve 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 shows that YSE strategies are indeed the innovative social solutions that improve lives, strengthen communities, foster civic engagement, and help workforce readiness. The ability to move 12 organizations forward, and strengthen their ability to capture and analyze data catapults their ability to find the resources needed to strengthen programming, and to provide support to alums.

Want to learn more about evidence-based investing? Read the white paper here!