Category Archives: Warrior Movement

16 Oct

Scientific Process with Mystery Substances

  Keeping up with the lessons on chemical reactions, the Little Learning Warriors were led in another experiment by the Tech Warriors.  This experiment focused on systematically asking questions and reporting the results to draw conclusions about three “mystery substances” ...

26 Aug

ScribbleUp App helps students learn Reading Skills

By Brittany McLaughlin 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

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

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

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 ...

30 Jun

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

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 ...

06 May

Thanks, United Way donors!

Many of our Reading Warriors and Pittsburgh GLO students wrote cards expressing thanks to Neighborhood Learning Alliance’s highest donors through the United Way campaign. It was a great way for them to connect with people in our community who have ...

27 Feb

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 ...

26 Feb

Dr. Bullock visits Arsenal

Thanks to Dr. Quintin Bullock, president of Community College of Allegheny County, for visiting Pittsburgh Arsenal earlier this month to read to elementary students and visit with high school Reading Warriors.