Category Archives: Partners

24 Mar
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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
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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
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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
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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 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
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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 ...

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