Category Archives: Uncategorized

13 Mar

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

26 Sep

Team-Building with the Warriors at Camp Guyasuta

The Tech Warriors took a trip to Camp Guyasuta to spend the day in active team-building exercises, getting to know one another and learning how to problem solve as a team. Camp Guyasuta offers 175 acres of land located in ...

16 Aug

Tech Warriors Welcomed back by Braskem’s Innovation & Tech Center

On August 16th, the Tech Warriors were welcomed back to Braskem’s Innovation and Technology Center for their second visit. Braskem is the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas and the world’s leading biopolymer producer, including the leading producer ...

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 ...

02 Aug

Irma Freeman Center for Imagination

The Reading & Tech Warriors visited The Irma Freeman Center for Imagination (IF) in Garfield to see and learn about the solar panels used to power the building. We met with Brett Boye, co-founder of IF, who first walked us through the ...