Northside Achievement Zone

The Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) Promise Neighborhood exists to end poverty in North Minneapolis through education. Together with our partners, we are supporting hundreds of low-income families as they put their children on a path to college.

To achieve this bold goal, we operate within three pillars:

  1. Partnering with parents to inspire belief and build the skills needed to support their children’s academic success, and to lead a community transformation.
  2. Create an effective education pipeline from early childhood to college.
  3. Support whole-family success so children show up ready to learn.

Working with NAZ, two generations are now lifting themselves out of poverty—and they are backed by a whole community of support.


NAZ Enrollment is Increasing

As of July 1, 2014, NAZ has 642 families with 1,602 children enrolled!


Partnership Supports NAZ Scholars this Summer

Hundreds of North Minneapolis youth will spend the summer in high-quality learning environments through a historic partnership between the U of M, Teach for America, and NAZ. Read more »


Over 450 Scholars to Perform at FLOW: Northside Arts Crawl

Join hundreds of NAZ scholars as they perform at FLOW on July 25 from 4-7 p.m. on Penn and West Broadway. NAZ scholars ages 5-14 will put on a stage show to celebrate all of their hard work over the summer through our partner Expanded Learning programs at  21st Century Academy, Ascension S.L.A.M, Beacons Academy, Breakthrough, PCYC Summer Friends, and STA Freedom School.