With a return on investment of 6:1, Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) is demonstrating that investing in education and health brings great benefits to communities. A recent report by Wilder Research documents that investing in children and parent education is helping to end generational poverty in North Minneapolis.

Through a collaboration of community-based organizations, NAZ provides a wraparound framework to stabilize low-income families of color with housing, employment and health resources. The end result is a community of children who are ready to start kindergarten and have a pathway to prepare them for college. This leads to better health for a lifetime for not only the  children, but also the communities where they live, learn and eventually work.

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Having an education can lead to a higher income, financial stability and better overall health. Since 2014, the Foundation has awarded $200,000 for this valuable work of building strong families in North Minneapolis to propel young people toward success.

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