Author Archives: NLA

13 Jul
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Student Voice: Monet & Nakaiya in the Carlow Summer College Course Program

Neighborhood Learning Alliance is providing scholarships to 60 students in one of three 8-week College in High School classes offered by Carlow University this summer, mid-June to mid-August. The scholarship covers class tuition, class textbook, transportation for eligible students, and cost of ...

11 Jul
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Warriors Visit Optimus Technologies

On June 27th the Reading & Tech Warriors visited Optimus Technologies, a Pittsburgh-based company that is “the market leader in high performance biodiesel conversion solutions that utilize biodiesel and diesel for medium- and heavy-duty truck fleets.” Optimus Technology team members ...

07 Jul
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Summer Credit Recovery Begins!

Our Summer Credit Recovery program kicked off last week, allowing an opportunity for high school students from the Pittsburgh Public School District to recover failed credits throughout their months of their summer vacation.  The program is at no cost, and ...

07 Jun
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Remake Learning Days 2017

Our afterschool students recently participated in Remake Learning Days: a 12-day celebration of activities and events showcasing everything that makes the Pittsburgh region a recognized national leader in innovative teaching and learning.  According to the program’s organizers, “Remake Learning Days ...

24 May
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Nature Exploration

The Little Learning Warriors took part in a series of three nature exploration days in Schenley Park and Frick Park. Sponsored by United Way’s Healthy Out-of-School Time (HOST), which encompasses a wide range of health-focused practices aimed at getting and ...

17 May
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Afterschool Advocacy Day 2017

On May 10th our Reading & Tech Warrior high school students traveled to the Pennsylvania State Capitol to join in Afterschool Advocacy Day, sponsored by Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network (PSAYDN) in partnership with the Pennsylvania School-Age Child Care Alliance ...

04 May
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Tech Warriors tour Braskem’s Innovation and Technology Center

In April the Tech Warriors took a trip to Braskem’s Innovation and Technology Center.  Braskem is the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas and the world’s leading biopolymer producer, including the leading producer of polypropylene in the United States. ...

27 Apr
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360 Night: Celebrating Cultures at Arsenal

At Arsenal Elementary and Middle School the Little Learning Warriors and Middle Warriors invited their families to join them for 360 Night, a special family fun night to celebrate the many cultures in the school and recognize the stories of ...

29 Mar
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Racing Balloon-Propelled Cars

Tech Warriors and Little Learning Warriors joined up again this week to design and build a model car that can travel using the thrust created by releasing the air from a balloon! The students watched as their instructor inflated a ...

24 Mar
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Volunteers Invaluable to Students and Staff in Afterschool Programs

Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, the afterschool program at Arsenal Elementary School is graced by the presence of volunteer Arleen Smigielski.  Run by Neighborhood Learning Alliance, in partnership with Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, the afterschool program takes place every week Monday through ...

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