NAZ works side by side with low-income families as they put their children on a path to college. Working with their 40-plus organizations and schools, NAZ brings a collaborative approach and an effective use of public and private resources. Bank of America joined the mission by naming NAZ a 2017 Neighborhood Builder, a designation that comes with $200,000 in flexible funding and leadership training.
“Northside Achievement Zone is making a huge difference by creating an environment where the entire family is supported,” said Katie Simpson, Bank of America’s Minneapolis-St. Paul Market president. “We are really pleased to be able to support their work with this grant.”
The Neighborhood Builders grant will allow NAZ to improve support for its clients through programs customized to each child and family. The funding will also help the organization foster leadership, build capacity and ensure sustainability to maintain momentum toward building a stronger, more vibrant North Minneapolis community.