Category Archives: Little Learning Warriors

17 Aug

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 ...

30 Jun

Summer program at BGC

Our annual summer program at the BGC Community Activity Center is now underway! In the photos below, Reading Warriors share books with the participating children. This program is a collaboration between Neighborhood Learning Alliance and the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation.  

09 Jun

Tech Warriors grow as makers, role models

By Ty G. Vojacek-Sobczak  This past semester was an exciting time for Neighborhood Learning Alliance’s new Tech Warrior program. Students from four elementary schools (Spring Hill, Woolslair, Arsenal, and Lincoln) worked with adult aides and teenage Warriors in afterschool robotics ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

27 Feb

Spotlight: Katherine Price

 Meet Katherine Price, NLA’s site coordinator for the Little Learning Warriors program at Spring Hill Elementary! What’s your background? My educational and professional background for a long time has been in the business management field, but I converted to early ...

26 Feb

Dr. Bullock visits Arsenal

Thanks to Dr. Quintin Bullock, president of Community College of Allegheny County, for visiting Pittsburgh Arsenal earlier this month to read to elementary students and visit with high school Reading Warriors.

09 Feb

Congratulations, Woolslair!

Congratulations to our Little Learning Warriors at Pittsburgh Woolslair! Their poster, “We’re Hooked on After School,” was chosen as a winner in a United Way of Allegheny County poster contest. The afterschool program at Woolslair is a partnership between NLA ...

26 Jan

Student Voice: Tarea

Tarea, a freshman student at University Prep High School, is an active participant of pghGLO’s Service Learning Program. On Jan. 20, she gave a moving speech at the public hearing for the Pittsburgh Public Schools board. The text of her ...