Stability Leads to Success

James’ family was struggling financially and moving every few months. Without a stable home, James’ academic performance suffered, and he showed up at kindergarten not ready to learn.

Then his mom Angela heard about NAZ. They were matched with a NAZ family coach who helped Angela build a goal plan with steps to make sure her kids would succeed in school. Angela started by signing a NAZ “College-Bound Commitment,” pledging that she would make supporting her children’s path to college a top priority.

In the past year, the family found an apartment with Urban Homeworks through a Project for Pride in Living grant. Angela also graduated from NAZ Family Academy parent education classes, where she learned how to best support her children’s success in school. Today, Angela acts as a parent facilitator, co-leading a Family Academy class.

Angela’s efforts have shown a clear payoff in James’ academic progress. Thanks to a stable home and academic support, James is now on track in kindergarten and showing clear progress every day.

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