NAZA-funded partners oversee programming at afterschool sites. They work with NAZA to increase their capacity to create, design, and evaluate quality learning experiences for youth. NAZA-funded organizations adhere to common standards for program quality, data tracking, and improvement; and also participate in NAZA's professional development.
Contracts are awarded to youth-serving organizations on a competitive basis. In addition, through a partnership with Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS), NAZA-funded partners access programs space, meals and snacks, transportation, and student data to inform programming.
Aspiring Youth Enrichment Services
Backfield In Motion
Beech Creek Ministries
Bethlehem Centers of Nashville
Boys & Girls Club of Middle TN
DYMON in the Rough
In Full Motion
Martha O'Bryan Center
Moves & Grooves
Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE)
Nations Ministry Center
Why We Can't Wait
In an effort to scale up the number of high-quality learning opportunities available for youth in Nashville, NAZA offers a second partnership tier called Affiliated Partners. These partners receive in-kind access to professional development and program evaluation tools. (They do not, however, receive program funding through NAZA.)
NAZA is a public-private partnership based at the Nashville Public Library in Nashville, Tennessee. We fund afterschool and summer programs and invest in capacity-building of providers. Funding programs citywide through NAZA is possible due to sustainable allocations provided by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville. The scale of programming is due to in-kind contributions from Metro Nashville Public Schools and includes operational and data partnerships.
The Nashville Public Library Foundation raises additional private funds to support program quality, capacity-building, and expansion of the network. Current funders include: