13 January 2016

Northside Achievement Zone

For the week of January 17, 2016

Sondra Samuels, President and CEO of the Northside Achievement Zone, discusses Minneapolis’s achievement gap and NAZ’s work to end multi-generational poverty in the Northside community.

  • Part 1

    Part 1
    (1:04) Northside Achievement Zone began with a $28 million grant from the federal Department of Education, it’s mission is to end multi-generational poverty in North Minneapolis; (1:58) The Northside community and the disparities the neighborhood faces; (4:17) Misconceptions of the neighborhood; (6:08) Factors that led to Minnesota’s large achievement gap; (7:30) NAZ uses a holistic approach to close the achievement gap; (9:16) Successes NAZ has seen so far amongst its scholars and families; (11:08) Schools on the Northside see high mobility rates due to poverty and homelessness
  • Part 2

    Part 2
    (:20) NAZ creates a partnership with families and schools through family coaches and academic navigators; (3:50) The effects of segregation on the Northside and in neighborhood schools; (6:15) The lack of equal opportunity on the Northside and the need for increased support; (9:15) Hopes for the Northside neighborhood over the next decade; (11:15) More information on the Northside Achievement Zone