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.


Work with NAZ Scholars through the Math or Reading Corps

The Minnesota Math and Reading Corps are offering a unique opportunity to work directly with NAZ scholars, using the NAZ approach, while earning money to pay for college! Check it out - and if you apply, don't forget to mention you want to work with NAZ! Read more »


NAZ Enrollment is Increasing

As of September 1, 2014, NAZ has 681 families with 1,684 children enrolled!


NAZ Community Celebration – Join us!

Join us from 6-8 p.m. on September 23 at the Capri Theater to celebrate several standout NAZ kids and parents leading the transformation of the Northside into a college-going community. The evening will kick off with face painting, balloons and music. Then we will hand the mic over to KMOJ's Q Bear to present the awards.