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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-career 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

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Partner Spotlight: Northside Child Development Center

We recently had an opportunity to shine a light on NCDC and one of their incredible leaders who makes the early childhood center a Northside staple.

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NAZ Partner NSJ's Scholars Experience Gymnastics

Students from NAZ anchor partner Nellie Stone Johnson Elementary (NSJ) had a fun day of gymnastics at RGC Gymnastics ahead of the upcoming U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Minneapolis.

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Sondra Samuels Named "Woman of Power"

NAZ President and CEO Sondra Samuels was honored with the Woman of Power Award at the YWCA Minneapolis Empower Possible event. The Empower Possible event raises funds toward the YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism and empower women.

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