Sondra Samuels is president and CEO of the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ), a collaborative of nonprofits and schools aiming to end multigenerational poverty through education and family stability. NAZ focuses on preparing low-income North Minneapolis children to graduate from high school ready for college. It works to integrate effective cradle-to-career solutions, to scale and sustain results, and to ensure that low-income families and children of color share in the Twin Cities’ prosperity. Samuels serves on boards of the Minnesota Private College Council and the Center for the Study of Social Policy, and is on the Generation Next leadership team. She also serves on the Hennepin County Fourth Judicial Selection Commission.