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Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ)

 

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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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Related PlanScape Status on: Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Education, Governance/Public Policy, Workforce Development
May 16, 2019: Race Exhibit Moved to Luther College

Great teamwork to have exhibit transported to Luther College. 

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April 28, 2019: Isaiah News

April/May Rochester ISAIAH Community Meetings and news. 

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April 23, 2019: History Center to present Traveling While Black

The “Traveling While Black” exhibit being developed by the History Center of Olmsted County will chronicle the challenges faced by black motorists prior to the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.

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April 16, 2019: United Way Special Projects Team

OVERALL OBJECTIVE: determine what forms of advocacy are most suitable to advance United Way’s vision and mission. 

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April 12, 2019: Pathway to Prosperity

State lawmakers are being asked to provide $1 million in hopes of putting single parents and their children on a new path out of poverty this summer.

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April 07, 2019: Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

BRINGING OUR RESOURCES TO A SPROUT! EVENT NEAR YOU

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April 04, 2019: Journey to Growth Plan $25M loan fund

PB: "As part of J2G, lawmakers from Southeast Minnesota are seeking to create a $25 million revolving loan fund to spur business and entrepreneurial activity in the region’s towns and cities."

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April 03, 2019: SE Mn Together: A regional community growth initiative

April 30, 2019 Beyond Minnesota Nice Conference: Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Communities

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April 03, 2019: MOMA Demand Action News

RPS and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense are planning a dialog between the two groups. This is an opportunity to broaden the conversation to other efforts to address school safety.

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March 13, 2019: Southeastern Minnesota League of Municipalities (SEMLM)

State lawmakers from Southeast Minnesota are pushing to create a $25 million revolving loan fund to spur business and entrepreneurial activity in the region’s towns and cities."

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March 05, 2019: Rochester-Olmsted County Youth commission

The Rochester-Olmsted Youth Commission is bringing the Tents of Witness exhibit to Rochester on April 13th – April 16th. 

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

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  • 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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  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
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  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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