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Anchor Partners

Anchor Partners oversee individual afterschool sites and must meet threshold tests of program quality. They also agree to participate in professional development and formal assessment aimed at program improvement. NAZA provides base funding to experienced afterschool providers who are members of the NAZA network of “Anchor Partners.”

Employment Opportunities: If you are interested in helping youth develop and build their skills, please visit our Anchor Partners pages below for current employment opportunities.

Affiliate Partners

In an effort to scale up the amount of high-quality expanded learning opportunities available for youth in Nashville, NAZA is piloting a new partnership tier called Affiliate Partners. These partners receive in-kind access to professional development in positive youth development and the Youth Program Quality Assessment (YPQA) tool, as well as program evaluation, via pre- and post- YPQA external assessments, and other resources. (They do not, however, receive program funding through NAZA.) The pilot seeks to scale up the usage of program quality standards that NAZA-funded partners have successfully utilized over the past seven years to improve the quality of their programs.


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