Category Archives: Uncategorized

30 Apr
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SciTech’s Multi-Cultural Celebration

On April 17th the students, staff, and families at SciTech celebrated their 6th Annual Multi-Cultural Night.  Each year they celebrate the different cultures of the school’s families and staff. Many different local organizations have volunteered to participate over the years, ...

16 Apr
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Hurricane in a Bowl

At Woolslair Elementary, the after school students used a hands-on activity to understand the winds and water of hurricanes while having fun playing with water, shaving cream, and food coloring to create their own “hurricane in a bowl”. In each ...

27 Mar
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Staff Spotlight: Keith Thomas

Keith Thomas is NLA’s STEM Program Coordinator.  Learn more about him below! WHO ARE YOU?  WHERE ARE YOU FROM?  HOW DID YOU GET HERE? My name is Keith Thomas.  I grew up in Los Angeles, California and traveled to Pittsburgh to pursue ...

27 Mar
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Warrior Leaders Visit Covestro

Some of our Warrior leaders were taken to visit Covestro, the polymer manufacturing company of Bayer, to tour labs and meet with professionals of color. The main three Covestro professionals who presented to the students were Eric Giles, a Polymer ...

13 Mar
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Tasty Way to Learn about DNA

The Little Learning Warriors build DNA strands out of candy!  With help from the high school Tech Warriors, the elementary students were guided through building their DNA strands out of marshmallows, twizzlers, and toothpicks while learning that DNA is responsible ...

09 Jan
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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 ...

09 Jan
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Warriors Make their Escape!

    The Warriors worked together to solve puzzles and “Escape the Room” on East Carson Street for a team building day. The event was intended to increase their cooperation and group problem solving skills.  “Because the warriors always work ...
13 Dec
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Parents Join Students for STEM & Literacy Appreciation

Morrow and Woolslair elementary schools each held a STEM & literacy appreciation night, inviting parents to come and experience some of the activities their children, the Little Learning Warriors, have participated in during their afterschool program.  The activities were set ...

14 Nov
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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. ...

26 Oct
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Balloon Blow-Up

The Little Learning Warriors at Arlington Elementary took part in a STEM lesson, observing the chemical reaction between baking soda and vinegar by using the reaction to blow up a balloon. The students were lead in a discussion about what ...

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