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
(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
(: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