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  • Congratulations, Reading Warriors!

    By NLA Staff on July 30, 2015 in Events, Warrior Movement
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    Congratulations to our Reading Warriors, who will receive a City Council proclamation at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 3, for their work and badging this summer. A brief public display of reading will follow shortly after the meeting on the steps at 414 Grant Street. Please join us to show your support!

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  • Volunteer Spotlight: Andrew Rauluk

    By Cale Davis Andrew Rauluk is a volunteer tutor with Neighborhood Learning Alliance. Since April, he has donated a few days a week to help out with the Pittsburgh GLO afterschool program and NLA’s summer credit recovery programs. Andrew grew up in Ross Township, just outside of Pittsburgh. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Delaware.

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  • Books + Sunshine = Happiness

    Nothing beats reading in the sunshine! Our Reading Warriors and summer campers at the Bloomfield-Garfield Community Activity Center took advantage of the warm weather by enjoying books at Nelson Mandela Peace Park. This program is a collaboration between NLA and the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation.

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  • Students tour Carlow

    By NLA Staff on July 16, 2015 in Education, Events, Everybody Graduates
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    Last week, several students from the NLA summer credit recovery program had the opportunity to learn about the tremendous educational opportunities at Carlow University. Students toured the campus and heard about the various financial aid packages to prepare them for their college years. They were also able to eat some pretty good food at the student cafeteria. The overall activity

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  • Success is contagious

    By NLA Staff on July 9, 2015 in Education, Everybody Graduates
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    By Carlton Heywood The Neighborhood Learning Alliance credit recovery program at the historic Centre Avenue YMCA located in our city’s Hill District is in full swing! The staff and personnel at the center have been very supportive. Several of our students have completed their required courses for credit recovery, and the feeling of success is contagious. Students are leaning towards their peers for encouragement

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  • Summer credit recovery

    Each year, we help hundreds of  high school students make up failed credits using NovaNet software. This summer, our staff members and volunteers are busy serving students in credit recovery locations throughout Pittsburgh. The photos below feature our summer NovaNet sites at Carlow University and West End Works.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 classes. Participating children in grades 3 through 5 learned how to use the physical robots as well as an online

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  • School year ends for GLO

    Students in our Pittsburgh GLO afterschool program at SciTech ended the term on a high note with an award ceremony to honor their accomplishments. Students from all sites also took part in the Reaching Back Chess Tournament finals hosted at SciTech.  

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  • Little libraries, big excitement

    By NLA Staff on June 9, 2015 in Education
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    Have you heard of a Little Free Library? It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature. Repair the World: Pittsburgh is teaming up with NLA and other organizations to place these boxes all over Pittsburgh. Read more on NEXT Pittsburgh.

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