Category Archives: Education

27 Oct

Lights On Afterschool

NLA’s Reading Warriors led a children’s reading group at Lights on Afterschool on Oct. 23. Lights on Afterschool is a national event across a number of communities that celebrate and advocate for afterschool, before-school, weekend, and summer programs. In Allegheny ...

24 Oct

Leon Ford visits UPrep

Thanks to special guest Leon Ford for visiting our pghGLO students at University Prep yesterday. Eventually, he will visit all pghGLO school sites to share stories around injustice and what he’s doing with his life today.

24 Oct

Student Voice: Nadia

Hear what Nadia, a Pittsburgh Allderdice student, has to say about her experience in NLA’s pghGLO afterschool program. pghGLO has been great so far. pghGLO is a rapidly growing community of familiar and not-so-familiar Allderdice faces. I’ve personally had a ...

21 Oct

Guide to Graduation, 2014-15

Our updated 2014-15 Guide to Graduation is now available. Download it for current graduation requirements, options for life after graduation, and information on afterschool programs, helpful resources, grades and attendance, and pathways for success. Download the guide

20 Oct

Warriors explore robotics

In the photos, robotics experts from Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center teach our Warriors how to program the VEX IQ.

14 Oct

Little Learning Warriors

Our “Little Learning Warriors” afterschool program has begun at all six of our elementary sites in Pittsburgh. In the photos, children work on math and literacy activities at Lincoln Elementary in Larimer.

09 Oct

pghGLO starts strong

Our pghGLO afterschool program is off to a great start. Check out these photos from recruitment and programming at UPrep and Allderdice.

02 Oct

Training begins for Reading Warriors

29 Sep

pghGLO recruitment kicks off

   Last week, Luqmon Salaam (first photo), Dante Mitchell (second photo), and others visited Pittsburgh Milliones 6-12 (University Prep) to talk about pghGLO, our afterschool program for high-school students. pghGLO is a culturally responsive and African-centered model that is wholistic, youth-driven, growth-oriented, ...

24 Sep

Why volunteer with NLA?

Our volunteers and staff members talk about the Everybody Graduates! campaign, ways to get involved, and how volunteering makes a difference. Thanks to Chris Mason (videographer and editor), Rachel Zadnik (director), and Cayla Elliott and Temperance Surgest (photographers) for creating ...