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creating a college-going culture in North Minneapolis


creating a college-going culture in North Minneapolis

NAZ provides pre-cradle-to-college support

The Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) leads a collaborative of schools and nonprofits in North Minneapolis. This collaborative offers comprehensive support to children of color and their families on the Northside, to ensure scholars graduate from high school ready for college.

Working toward a brighter, more prosperous Northside

Why Place Matters in North Minneapolis

Why Place Matters in North Minneapolis

Hear from Sondra Samuels, President and Chief Executive Officer at Northside Achievement Zone, on why place matters in North Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Our approach is vital

NAZ takes a two-generation approach, working in tandem with families, their scholars, and our network of anchor partners to position both generations for economic prosperity.

Maggie with Marshawn and Marquan

Two Brothers, Two Focused Futures

High school scholars Marshawn and Marquan dedicated themselves to their studies, and have impressive plans to pursue their college dreams after graduation.

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Do you and your children live in North Minneapolis? Enroll in NAZ to receive academic support and resources for your scholar(s), parenting education, help with housing, and more.


Our work requires the support of both individual and institutional donors. Support NAZ with a one-time or recurring gift today.