Antiquita | NAZ Scholar at Cookie Cart, Cookie Cart Youth Employee

"I'll be going to Normandale College for PSEO. I'll be able to use any of their stuff on campus; I'll be able to use the weight room, the swimming pool, the computer lab, the library -- so basically it's like I'm going to be an official student at Normandale and also be a student at South. I have a lot I can say I'm proud of, but that's something that I really had to push for." #NorthFaceFriday
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We are a Promise Neighborhood

What is a Promise Neighborhood?

Federal Promise Neighborhoods serve to vastly improve the educational and developmental outcomes of children and youth in the most distressed communities found throughout the United States. Through improved outcomes, the communities themselves will be transformed into more healthy and prosperous areas.

NAZ as a Promise Neighborhood

In December 2011, NAZ received a $28-million Promise Neighborhood Implementation grant from the U.S. Department of Education. This funding provides the seed money needed to scale up our successful pilot. Our goal is to increase our enrollment from 150 pilot families in 2011 to 1,000 families with 2,500 children in 2015/2016. We are working with funders across the region and the country to support the sustainability of our work into the future.

For more information on the Promise Neighborhood Program, please visit the U.S Department of Education’s website.

NAZ Promise Neighborhood Grant Application