Andre-Dukes-Head-Shot-240x300Andre Dukes, Director of Organizational Learning and Practice

Andre Dukes is the Director of Organizational Learning and Practice at the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ). Family Academy provides parenting empowerment classes that give low-income parents the skills they need to put their kids on a path to college, beginning at birth.

Andre has devoted his life to helping people recognize their inner strength and live to their fullest potential. He is the Assistant Pastor at Shiloh Temple International Ministries and has worked with city officials to reduce youth violence in North Minneapolis.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Minnesota Graduate School of Theology and completed the Certificate program in Infant Mental Health and Early Childhood at the University of Minnesota Center for Early Education Development. He has served on the board of Ready 4K, an organization dedicated to creating policies that protect our youngest citizens. He currently serves on the Parents As Teachers Advisory Committee and the African American Leadership Forum Steering Committee.