Category Archives: Student Voice

21 Nov
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Afterschool Family Night

NLA’s program at Arsenal elementary school recently opened its doors to families for an Afterschool Family Night! Parents and siblings of the Little Learning Warriors came to the program to watch and cheer as the students received awards for their ...

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 ...

27 Feb
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Student Voice: Aniya

Aniya, one of our Reading Warriors, gave the following speech at this week’s public hearing of the Pittsburgh Public Schools board.  What does being a Reading Warrior mean to me? Being a Reading Warrior to me means that I change lives. In addition ...

20 Feb
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Student Voice: Amberly

Amberly, a ninth-grade pghGLO student at Pittsburgh Obama, recently had the opportunity to help serve dinner to a group of people residing at the East End Cooperative Ministry (EECM) facility on Feb. 9. Here is her reflection on the experience: ...

26 Jan
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Student Voice: Paris

On Jan. 20, three of our students spoke at the public hearing of the Pittsburgh Public Schools Board. The topic of their speeches was their work with the Neighborhood Learning Alliance. NLA got some great publicity as Linda Lane, Superintendent, ...

26 Jan
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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 ...

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