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.

NAZ President & CEO Recognized by TCBMag as Someone to Watch in 2017

NAZ President & CEO Sondra Samuels was recognized by Twin Cities Business as one of 100 people to watch in 2017. 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 »

 

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 »