Category Archives: Partners

27 Feb

Reading Celebration Days

Little Learning Warriors from Arlington Elementary visited the Carnegie Library in Knoxville for Neighborhood Learning Alliance’s Reading Celebration Day, with guidance from the Reading & Tech Warriors.  Planned and coordinated by Sasha Stankovic, NLA’s Warrior Program Coordinator, Reading Celebration Days ...

09 Jan

Staff Spotlight: Dale Crawford

Dale Crawford is NLA’s lead Program Coordinator.  Learn more about her below! WHO ARE YOU?  WHERE ARE YOU FROM?  HOW DID YOU GET HERE? My name is Dale Crawford. I grew up in Fairfax, Virginia.  I went to college in ...

14 Nov

Lights On Afterschool

Neighborhood Learning Alliance and Bloomfield Garfield Corporation hosted Lights On Afterschool event at Pittsburgh Arsenal. Our event was part of an Allegheny County-wide effort hosted by APOST to showcase, advocate for, and celebrate the importance of afterschool programs for youth. ...

06 Aug

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 ...

07 Jun

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

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 ...

24 Mar

Volunteers Invaluable to Students and Staff in Afterschool Programs

Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, the afterschool program at Arsenal Elementary School is graced by the presence of volunteer Arleen Smigielski.  Run by Neighborhood Learning Alliance, in partnership with Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, the afterschool program takes place every week Monday through ...

24 Jan

Pittsburgh Police volunteer with Little Learning Warriors

In four of our elementary afterschool programs, Pittsburgh Police Officers have been volunteering their time with the Little Learning Warriors.  From Zones 1, 2, 3, and 5, the officers visit, read to, and spend time with the students for one ...

18 Jan

Teamwork String Challenge

The students at Arlington took on a teamwork challenge with a string tied together at the ends.  Holding hands and standing in an unbroken ring, the goal was to work together to get through the hole created by the string. ...

26 Aug

ScribbleUp App helps students learn Reading Skills

By Brittany McLaughlin 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 ...