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creating a college-going culture in North Minneapolis


creating a college-going culture in North Minneapolis
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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

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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Anchor Partner Nellie Stone Johnson Featured in the Star Tribune

Earlier this month, the Star Tribune ran a story on the front page about NAZ anchor partner Nellie Stone Johnson Elementary School (NSJ).

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. walks with 7-year-old Eva Grace Lemon and Aretha Willis as they march to integrate schools in Grenada, Miss., in 1966. (AP Photo)

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. King's legacy serves as a reminder that education goes beyond individual success; it is a dynamic force for positive societal change.

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