Author Archives: NLA

16 Aug
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Tech Warriors Welcomed back by Braskem’s Innovation & Tech Center

On August 16th, the Tech Warriors were welcomed back to Braskem’s Innovation and Technology Center for their second visit. Braskem is the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas and the world’s leading biopolymer producer, including the leading producer ...

06 Aug
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HYPE Award Scholarships

HYPE Scholars event was held on Sunday August 6th at the Jeron X. Grayson Center. This event celebrated 8 Hype participants representing the following HYPE programs: Neighborhood Learning Alliance, School 2 Career, Higher Achievement, and Center that Cares. Two of ...

02 Aug
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Irma Freeman Center for Imagination

The Reading & Tech Warriors visited The Irma Freeman Center for Imagination (IF) in Garfield to see and learn about the solar panels used to power the building. We met with Brett Boye, co-founder of IF, who first walked us through the ...

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. ...

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