MPOWR, the software solution used by Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ), would like to congratulate NAZ on their recent federal designation as a Promise Zone, one of eight in the country.

MPOWR’s technology provides the means for NAZ to achieve their singular focus of producing college ready children in the most challenging neighborhood in Minneapolis.  A Wilder Research study indicated a $6.12 social return on investment for every $1 dollar invested in NAZ, proving dramatic results are being achieved in areas that have not changed in decades. Further, this proves collective action and collective knowledge is producing collective impact.

Michelle Martin, COO of NAZ, said “Using the MPOWR technology solution is the only way we could accomplish true collaborative action. We use the system to coordinate support of one NAZ child or family at a time through a team approach across schools, after-school, health/behavioral health and whole family support programs. And, we track information at a classroom or program level to effectively use data to drive results in the solutions we offer.”

This designation gives the Northside Achievement Zone a competitive advantage when applying for federal grants, so they can continue to do impactful work in an area of the country that truly needs it.  MPOWR will continue to serve as the central software solution used to carry out NAZ’s mission