Category Archives: Everybody Graduates

17 Oct
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Math Geniuses

This school year, Neighborhood Learning Alliance has continued the Math Geniuses program it began this summer, providing great support for students to succeed in algebra.  7th and 8th graders receive a jump start in algebra readiness while 9th graders get ...

26 Aug
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ScribbleUp App helps students learn Reading Skills

By Brittany McLaughlin www.scribbleuplearning.com This summer, a small group of our Little Reading Warriors used ScribbleUp’s iPad apps to support their reading learning, with the help of our Reading Warrior tutors.  Over 8 weeks, they practiced short and long vowels, the ...

24 Aug
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Student Voice: Shahada Abdul-Ghaffar reflects on college & career workshop at Deloitte

By Shahada Abdul-Ghaffar On August 12, 2016 a group of about 25 young adults, including myself, went to Deloitte in Market Square for a college/ career workshop. The Deloitte staff where kind enough to provide us with breakfast. There were ...

19 Aug
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BGC Summer Warriors Design and Engineer Bridges

The students in Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation’s Summer Warriors Program designed and engineered bridges!   The students began with an introduction to types of bridges and how they operate, such as an arch bridge, a beam bridge, and truss bridge.  They learned about ...

17 Aug
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Student Spotlight: Summer Math Geniuses Isaiah, Jamaica, and Sachin

For rising 9th graders or any high school student, Math Geniuses has been Neighborhood Learning Alliance’s summer program offered as a no-cost opportunity to dramatically increase students’ abilities in algebra this summer while receiving direct 1-on-1 attention from knowledgeable tutors ...

16 Aug
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Students blog about collective experience of Summer College Program at Carlow University

    This summer, twenty-two Pittsburgh Public School students have gotten a true “college experience”.  While taking a Human Resource Management course at Carlow University and attending tutoring sessions, these students have earned 3 college credits and are eligible for ...

30 Jun
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Summer credit recovery

Each year, we help hundreds of  high school students make up failed credits using NovaNet software. This summer, our staff members and volunteers are busy serving students in credit recovery locations throughout Pittsburgh. The photos below feature our summer NovaNet ...

12 Feb
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SAT prep class

Malcolm Thomas, director of Neighborhood Learning Alliance’s “Reaching Back” male mentoring program, and Jason Rivers, Pittsburgh Public Schools’ “We Promise” project manager, addressed a group of 25 juniors at UPrep yesterday to introduce an SAT class. Participating students will receive ...

16 Jan
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Alternatives to College Fair

Our Alternatives to College Fair on Jan. 13 was a great success! We brought 14 organizations to talk with University Prep juniors and seniors, including Pittsburgh JobCorps, Triangle Tech, West Penn Hospital School of Nursing, Bidwell Training Center, and CCAC. ...

13 Jan
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Proposals due Jan. 19

Reminder: If you have a creative idea to impact graduation and post-secondary readiness rates for Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) high school students, we want to hear from you! We’re looking to fund up to three $5,000 – $10,000 projects, and ...

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