Every young person growing up in Nashville deserves opportunities to succeed.  Yet for too many young people these opportunities are missing.  This opportunity gap is at the heart of the persistent achievement gap in our schools. NAZA is helping Nashville re-think how learning happens-- including when, how and with whom it happens:

  • Learning defies the boundaries of time and space.  It can’t stop when the bell rings at the end of the school day or at the school door.

  • Learning must feel meaningful and relevant in young people’s lives.  It must be connected to their real world experiences and to adults they trust.

  • Future drop-outs disengage in middle school.  By high school, it’s too late.  A passion for knowledge and discovery must be ignited and nurtured in middle school for students to succeed in high school and beyond.

NAZA and its partners are putting these principles into practice all over Nashville.  In the words of one group of students, “Afterschool will never be the same.  Get into the Zone!”

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Introducing Our 1st McGavock Zone Director

We are excited to welcome Marielle Lovecchio to our NAZA team as our first Zone Director for our brand new McGavock Zone opening this fall! Marielle will be busy the next few months lining up programs to serve the middle schools in the McGavock HS cluster. Her contact information can be found on the McGavock Zone page.

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Data Partnership with MNPS highlighted in NLC newsletter

Our unique data-sharing partnership with Metro Nashville Public Schools was highlighted in the National League of Cities April newsletter. According to the article, " NAZA’s focus on data management and data sharing, and the partnership and support of the Metro Nashville Public Schools has helped make Nashville’s coordinated system of afterschool programming a paradigm for other cities." You can read the full article here.

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Volunteer Opportunities at NE Zone Sites

Are you interested in helping middle school students achieve literacy gains and academic success?! We are looking for volunteers to serve as reading coaches at our afterschool sites at Bailey, Isaac Litton, and Jere Baxter Middle Schools. Training is provided and ... 

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Mayor Dean visits NAZA sites at Apollo Middle School

Mayor Karl Dean visited students at the NAZA sites at Apollo Middle School last week, and shared an afterschool meal with them before visiting their programs. Here is an article from the Tennessean detailing the mayor's visit and the afterschool meals now being served at NAZA sites at MNPS schools. 

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latest Newssdf

Introducing Our 1st McGavock Zone Director

We are excited to welcome Marielle Lovecchio to our NAZA team as our first Zone Director for our brand new McGavock Zone opening this fall! Marielle will be busy the next few months lining up programs to serve the middle schools in the McGavock HS cluster. Her contact information can be found on the McGavock Zone page.

Read More

 

Data Partnership with MNPS highlighted in NLC newsletter

Our unique data-sharing partnership with Metro Nashville Public Schools was highlighted in the National League of Cities April newsletter. According to the article, " NAZA’s focus on data management and data sharing, and the partnership and support of the Metro Nashville Public Schools has helped make Nashville’s coordinated system of afterschool programming a paradigm for other cities." You can read the full article here.

Read More

 

Volunteer Opportunities at NE Zone Sites

Are you interested in helping middle school students achieve literacy gains and academic success?! We are looking for volunteers to serve as reading coaches at our afterschool sites at Bailey, Isaac Litton, and Jere Baxter Middle Schools. Training is provided and ... 

Read More

 

Mayor Dean visits NAZA sites at Apollo Middle School

Mayor Karl Dean visited students at the NAZA sites at Apollo Middle School last week, and shared an afterschool meal with them before visiting their programs. Here is an article from the Tennessean detailing the mayor's visit and the afterschool meals now being served at NAZA sites at MNPS schools. 

Read More

 

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