Pazzaz Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 1995 by Paul and Zoneice Jones who used their retirement savings to start Pazzaz.  Paul and Zoneice began Pazzaz because of their belief that all children desire to achieve in school and in life.  However, for children of color, African Americans in particular,  their achievement is affected by low expectations, less challenging coursework, all to often sterotypical beliefs, and less tolerent behaviors that are more acceptable from others. 

Paul and Zoneice's experience, through Pazzaz's programs, have seen that when provided an "equal playing field" with "high expectations", children of color can and will achieve and excel in school and life.


"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires (nations) depends on the education of youth." Aristotle