CDF-MN Partner Receives Promise Neighborhood Funding

December 21, 2011

Congratulations to the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) and Sondra Samuels, CDF-Minnesota Advisory Board Member and NAZ Chief Executive Officer, on winning funding from the federal Promise Neighborhood grant!


This $28 million Promise Neighborhood grant will focus on early education supporting children and families in north Minneapolis. We're thrilled that our valued partner, NAZ, will be able to continue and enhance their collaborative work to help Minnesota's youngest learners and close the achievement gap.  The NAZ model is inspired by the work of Harlem Children's Zone founder, Geoffrey Canada, a member of the Children's Defense Fund national Board of Directors.

Read more about this exciting opportunity.


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