Category Archives: Warrior Movement

26 Jan

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

United Way eXchange

We’ll be discussing the Warrior Movement at United Way of Allegheny County’s eXchange event on Jan. 29 at Kelly Strayhorn Theater. The event runs from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and gives young professionals the opportunity to connect, share ideas, and ...

22 Jan

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 ...

06 Jan

Tech Warriors on NEXTpittsburgh

Our Tech Warrior program is in the news again! At Woolslair Elementary in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood, building robots is a popular after school activity. On this particular day, students gather around a long, rectangular whiteboard spread across the floor. Some ...

31 Dec

Tech Warriors in the news

A story about NLA’s new Tech Warrior program appears on page 8 of the January issue of The Bulletin: It’s 4:30 p.m. on robotics day at Pittsburgh Woolslair Pre-K-5 in Bloomfield. Among buzzing electric motors, rustling plastic parts, and the ...

22 Dec

Happy holidays from NLA

Season’s greetings from all of us at Neighborhood Learning Alliance! As our gift to you, please enjoy this special video of Nimo, an NLA Reading Warrior, reading “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

25 Nov

Student Voice: Miracle

Our Reading Warriors recently met at the Media Empowerment Student Summit at Carnegie Mellon University as part of their mentoring program. Here’s what Miracle (second from right in the photo) has to say about the experience: “The workshops I attended ...

10 Nov

Warriors attend media summit

Our Reading Warriors met at the Media Empowerment Student Summit on Saturday as part of their mentoring program. They had a great time learning animation and hearing stories from other youths about media making and civic participation.

27 Oct

Lights On Afterschool

NLA’s Reading Warriors led a children’s reading group at Lights on Afterschool on Oct. 23. Lights on Afterschool is a national event across a number of communities that celebrate and advocate for afterschool, before-school, weekend, and summer programs. In Allegheny ...

20 Oct

Warriors explore robotics

In the photos, robotics experts from Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center teach our Warriors how to program the VEX IQ.