Our Partners

NAZA-Funded Partners

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.

Affiliated Partners

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. Click here to apply to become an Affiliated Partner.

Enhancement Partners

An Enhancement Partner is a person or organization who provides specialty programs and activities to our partner sites. These organization come with expertise in a variety of areas including cooking, music, STEM, fitness, and more! Enhancement Partners do not receive funding from NAZA.


National Partners

We are grateful to our national partners who provide expertise, best practices, and resources for capacity-building systems like NAZA.

Every Hour Counts
Forum for Youth Investment
National League of Cities
Wallace Foundation