Category Archives: Education

11 May

May Madness Robotics Competition

Our Little Learning Warriors from Woolslair, Arsenal, Lincoln, and Spring Hill elementary schools participated in the May Madness Robotics Competition, and Spring Hill came in fourth place! Congratulations to the students, staff, and volunteers.

06 May

Thanks, United Way donors!

Many of our Reading Warriors and Pittsburgh GLO students wrote cards expressing thanks to Neighborhood Learning Alliance’s highest donors through the United Way campaign. It was a great way for them to connect with people in our community who have ...

05 May

Reading journals

Students in the Little Learning Warrior afterschool program at Arsenal Elementary keep a journal to reflect on what they’re reading. Jadiah used visualization after reading “Meet Addy” to draw a picture of what she thought the scene in the story ...

04 May

Volunteer Spotlight: PNC

PNC Bank Managers volunteer with Obama students in NLA’s Pittsburgh GLO Afterschool Program Throughout the school year, the volunteer tutors in NLA’s high school programs have predominantly been college students from Pitt, Duquesne, CMU, and Chatham. College student volunteers fit ...

10 Apr

Volunteer Spotlight: Arion

By Cale Davis I sat down to speak with Arion Vojacek-Sobczak on Monday, March 23rd, 2015. We had met briefly months before and communicated in great part over email. I caught him in the middle of program and truthfully had ...

18 Mar

Partner Spotlight: Allegheny Youth Development

Allegheny Youth Development (AYD) and Neighborhood Learning Alliance (NLA) started working together in January 2009. The partnership started at Pittsburgh Rooney and transitioned to Pittsburgh Shiller in Fall 2010, a program AYD still operates today. In Spring 2014, NLA and AYD ...

18 Mar

Dancing at Phillips

Students in our pghGLO afterschool program at Phillips Rec Center put on a dance show last week for their health and wellness session. “They were very engaging, and – most importantly – they were very happy and having so much ...

09 Mar

Fitness game at Obama

Our ‪pghGLO‬ students at Pittsburgh Obama recently participated in a fitness game led by Chris Edmonds, CEO of Athletic Trauma Unit.

04 Mar

UPrep welcomes guest speakers

​​Students in the pghGLO afterschool program at University Prep have welcomed several guest speakers recently! Mr. Will Clarke of the Cincinnati Bengals, who grew up in Pittsburgh and attended Pittsburgh Public Schools, visited pghGLO. He attended West Virginia University on ...

27 Feb

Student Voice: Aniya

Aniya, one of our Reading Warriors, gave the following speech at this week’s public hearing of the Pittsburgh Public Schools board.  What does being a Reading Warrior mean to me? Being a Reading Warrior to me means that I change lives. In addition ...