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  • NLA is hiring

    By NLA Staff on January 23, 2015 in Employment
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    Want to be an NLA high school tutor? Read the full job description and application instructions below. High School Tutor Schedule: Varies; approximately 12 to 15 hours per week Pay: $12/hour To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume to traynor@neighborhoodlearning.org Summary of Position At Neighborhood Learning Alliance (NLA), we are a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the education and opportunities

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  • Spotlight: Helena Contes

    By NLA Staff on January 22, 2015 in Education, Spotlight, Staff, Warrior Movement
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    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 up visiting my big, fat, Greek family in Pittsburgh, so applying to Pitt (Go Panthers!) seemed like a natural choice.

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  • pghGLO at the movies

    By NLA Staff on January 20, 2015 in Education, pghGLO
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    pghGLO SciTech students recently enjoyed a day off at SouthSide Works Cinema. The students had a great time watching “Annie” together.

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  • Alternatives to College Fair

    Our Alternatives to College Fair on Jan. 13 was a great success! We brought 14 organizations to talk with University Prep juniors and seniors, including Pittsburgh JobCorps, Triangle Tech, West Penn Hospital School of Nursing, Bidwell Training Center, and CCAC. Our team, consisting of NLA staff, volunteers, and community partners, worked with high school students to fill out graduation assessment

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  • Proposals due Jan. 19

    By NLA Staff on January 13, 2015 in Education, Everybody Graduates, Press
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    Reminder: If you have a creative idea to impact graduation and post-secondary readiness rates for Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) high school students, we want to hear from you! We’re looking to fund up to three $5,000 – $10,000 projects, and proposals are due Jan. 19. Read more on NEXTpittsburgh!

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  • School attendance training

    By NLA Staff on January 12, 2015 in Education, Events, Trainings
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    Please register online for our next training, “School Attendance Matters.” You can also read about additional training sessions on our website. School Attendance Matters January 30 – 9 to 11 a.m. United Way, 1250 Penn Ave. Many afterschool programs are realizing the important role that student attendance plays in increasing achievement and are setting goals to support increasing school-day attendance.

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  • Tech Warriors on NEXTpittsburgh

    By NLA Staff on January 6, 2015 in Education, Press, Warrior Movement
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    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 tinker with last minute adjustments to their 4-wheeled bots. Others practice driving, using the remote control to steer and spin

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  • Reading volunteers at Weil

    pghGLO students from University Prep have volunteered more than 90 hours reading with students enrolled in Weil Elementary’s afterschool program. After reading a book together, each student completed a reflection. Brianna from University Prep and Kanaerie from Weil read “A Christmas Wish for Corduroy” book as part of the service learning project. Brianna says, “She listened and paid attention the

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  • Tech Warriors in the news

    By NLA Staff on December 31, 2014 in Education, Press, Warrior Movement
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    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 rambunctious gaiety of fourth- and fifth-graders discussing how best to program a robotic arm, sits Giordan Dixson, a proud Tech

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  • Student Voice: Shelly

    By NLA Staff on December 29, 2014 in Education, pghGLO, Student Voice
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    Shelly, a participant in our pghGLO afterschool program at Phillips Rec Center in Carrick, wrote the following two poems as part of a free-writing exercise: Lonely, There were once two people Now there’s none Not even one What happened? Do you even know? Listen to the wind blow Walk through the snow Let your mind flow as long as you

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