Northside Achievement Zone


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About Us

The Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) is a collaborative of more than 25 community-based organizations and schools.
NAZ is a place-based initiative. This means our work is focused on supporting scholars and families in North Minneapolis, starting at the community and neighborhood level. It means collaborating with families and partners to create strategies and solutions that are rooted in and unique to our community.

NAZ is also a member of a community of other place-based partnerships and learning communities, such as the Harlem Children’s Zone, Blue Meridian Partners, Ballmer Group, the William Julius Wilson Institute, and the StriveTogether Network.

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Rep/Contact Info

Kisha Shanks
Director of Advocacy & Civic Engagement