Northside Achievement Zone

A nonprofit organization


The Great Minnesota Give Together is upon us once again. Please mark your calendars to support the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) this Give to the Max Day. Can't wait to make a difference? Visit this page anytime after November 1 to schedule your gift.

Over the last 20 months, amid turmoil and strife, supporters like you from across the country came to the aid of a hurting community and, in many instances, to NAZ. We remain truly humbled by your continued generosity.

During this Give to the Max Day, we are asking you to invest in the NAZ and to become a champion for our youngest scholars and their families, and for the future of our community. Help us meet the urgency of this moment—a moment when the needs of North Minneapolis are greater than ever before. You have the ability to change a future today!

The twin pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism have impacted NAZ's work in unimaginable ways. There's been an increase in community violence, food insecurities, housing challenges, and obstacles for remote student learning. However, these past 20 months have also demonstrated that in times of crisis, NAZ is at its best. We are first responders in our community. Our ethos has become, "If not us, then who?"

But, one or two years of investment won't erase the intractability of the past. Our work cannot be episodic. So, to provide the unprecedented wrap-around services that the past year-and-a-half have demanded of us, ALL RECURRING (monthly) gifts to NAZ during 2021's Give to the Max Day will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $25,000. This means your donation will be DOUBLED! If ever there was a time to dig a little deeper, to reach a little bit further, it's right now. Won't you join us?


NAZ exists to end generational poverty and build a culture of achievement in North Minneapolis where all low-income children of color graduate from high school college- and career-ready. We accomplish this through collaboration with parents, community organizations, and schools.

About the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ)

NAZ operates as a strategy across more than 30 local nonprofits and schools with the shared goal of permanently closing the achievement gap and ending generational poverty in North Minneapolis. NAZ and its partners align resources that holistically address gaps and needs related to education, housing, career & finance, and health & wellness to support children’s academic success. In this model, parents are gaining the support and skills they need to lead themselves out of poverty. NAZ serves as the “backbone” for the collaboration, employing the NAZ Family Achievement Coaches, Academic Specialists, and wraparound-support specialists (subject matter experts in various areas of cross-partner support) who work directly with families. In addition, NAZ facilitates consistent communication among partners and provides a centralized data tracking system utilized by NAZ and partner staff.

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Organization name

Northside Achievement Zone

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Education Children & Family Community

BIPOC community

BIPOC led, BIPOC serving

Significantly impacted by pandemic

Significantly impacted by pandemic


2123 West Broadway Avenue Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55411


612 594 8311

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