Charlie | NAZ Scholar at Plymouth Christian Youth Center, Releasing Butterflies in the Garden

"I don't like science (not at all), but this was fun! The caterpillars hatch out of an egg; they turn into larva. They make their chrysalis and they hatch ... well you have to wait 5 to 15 days. I can't wait to get to high school science and do some of that mad scientist stuff!" #NorthFaceFriday
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NAZ is a Collaborative of Nonprofits and Schools

Through NAZ, the community and multi-sector, cross-agency leaders have responded to a call to action. We have aligned our organizations and systems to support the same group of NAZ-enrolled parents and children.

Anchor Partners

NAZ Anchor partners are at the core of our collaborative. Each provides a critical component of our best-practice supports from pre-natal through college. Partners coordinate services around family and student Achievement Plans through the NAZ Connect data system, and work together in our learning community Action Teams.

These are ways our partner nonprofits and schools collaborate:

  • Shared goals
  • Shared data system: NAZ Connect
  • Staff co-location
  • Evidence-based NAZ Results Plans
  • Leading policy change
  • Working in Action Teams

All NAZ partners are adopting evidence-based practices called NAZ Results Plans for each of these action areas:

Early Childhood

K-12 Schools

Expanded Learning/Out-of-School Time (OST)



Career & Finance


Other NAZ Partners

These partners serve as a referral source for NAZ families with specific needs, they play a role on our Action Team learning communities, and/or provide capacity support to NAZ.