Category Archives: Staff

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 ...

28 Oct
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Staff Spotlight: Emma Tobias

Meet Emma Tobias, NLA’s Middle Warriors Coordinator for the afterschool programs at Arsenal, Westinghouse, Arlington, and Morrow. Who are you?  Where are you from?  How did you get here? My name is Emma Tobias.  I grew up in a suburb ...

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 ...

27 Feb
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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 ...

02 Feb
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Spotlight: Berenise Bermudez

Meet Berenise Bermudez, who is serving NLA through the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs! What’s your educational/professional background? I just graduated from University of California, San Diego (UCSD) with a B.A. in Political Science & Ethnic Studies this past ...

22 Jan
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Spotlight: Helena Contes

Helena Contes is serving NLA through the AmeriCorps KEYS Service Corps. Learn more about her below! Who are you? Where are you from? How did you get here? My name is Helena, and I am a Virginia native. I grew ...

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