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 August 1, 2014, NAZ has 668 families with 1,648 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 »