The Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) exists to permanently close the achievement gap and end generational poverty in North Minneapolis. Together with our partner organizations, we are walking side by side with low-income families as they put their children on a path to college.

NAZ has a game-changing approach that is closing the achievement gap. NAZ’s wraparound framework effectively supports low-income children of color so that they will graduate from high school prepared for college.

News Coverage of NAZ Path to College Walk

Channel 9 News recently covered the NAZ hosted a Path to College Walk, which took place on Friday, July 22. The Path to College Walk promoted unity and spotlighted the tremendous difference North Minneapolis families and children are making through their commitment to education. Read More »


General Mills and Target Commit $6M

Target Corporation and General Mills Foundation have recognized the NAZ collaborative with a total investment of $6 million—$1 million annually each over the next three years. Read More »


New Study Finds Every $1 Invested in NAZ Returns $6

Wilder Research released a study that projects a societal gain of $6.12 for every dollar invested in NAZ. Read Study »