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Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ)

 

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Organization Information


Organization: Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ)

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit ; Collective

Organization Mission: A Results-Focused Collaborative:To improve the egregious disparities that face our community, “doing good work” is no longer enough for our organizations. The NAZ collaborative is at the forefront of a next generation nonprofit movement that focuses on getting results. We are a 501(c)3 federal Promise Neighborhood that operates as both an organization and a collaborative of more than 30 service providers and schools, supported through a public-private partnership. Through NAZ, North Minneapolis is beginning a community-wide transformation toward a college going culture. Parents are now making college a top family priority and taking effective action to support the success of their children, starting at birth. Nonprofits, public institutions and schools are adopting evidence-based practices and working collaboratively to support the shared goal of college readiness. Together, we are leading innovative efforts to close the academic achievement gap for low-income children of color. Each NAZ solution is designed to deliver measurable progress toward eradicating educational and social disparities—and to be easily replicated by communities across the nation

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Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Education, Governance/Public Policy, Workforce Development
December 10, 2019: Journey to Growth Plan 5 Year Conclusion and Celebration

Per PB Reporting: "While the five-year timeline for the Journey to Growth initiative has wrapped up, the work of diversifying Southern Minnesota's economy continues."  

 

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December 08, 2019: Isaiah News

2019 Rochester ISAIAH Community Meetings and news. 

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November 27, 2019: Community Networking Group (CNG) Relaunch Conversations

CNG Steering Committee collaborating with Mayor Kim Norton to launch CNG 2.0. 

 

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November 05, 2019: Asian Pacific MN Complete Count 2020 Project

API Heritage Month Speech by Sia Her, Executive Director at MN State Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, at U of WI, Eau Claire -- May 2019 

 

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August 06, 2019: United States Census - 2020

Earn extra income while helping your community. The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.

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July 31, 2019: Rochester Area Family Y

Y Membership Scholarship Application Announcement.

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July 26, 2019: Pathway to Prosperity

Olmsted County  Receives Grant for Pathways Toward Prosperity and Well-Being Program,

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July 26, 2019: Rochester Public Schools Superintendent Evaluation Study Group

Study session by the school board on evaluating the superintendent. 

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Lvl 1: Children & Youth ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Education ; Governance/Public Policy ; Workforce Development

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  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

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The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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