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  • SAT prep student dinner

    By NLA Staff on May 11, 2015 in Education
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    Our SAT prep class students at Pittsburgh Milliones University Prep recently attended a dinner in their honor at the University of Pittsburgh’s O’Hara Student Center.

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  • May Madness Robotics Competition

    Our Little Learning Warriors from Woolslair, Arsenal, Lincoln, and Spring Hill elementary schools participated in the May Madness Robotics Competition and came in fourth place! Congratulations to the students, staff, and volunteers.

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  • Thanks, United Way donors!

    By NLA Staff on May 6, 2015 in Education, pghGLO, Warrior Movement
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    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 shown such generous support. Here are the students’ smiling faces!

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  • Reading journals

    Students in the Little Learning Warrior afterschool program at Arsenal Elementary keep a journal to reflect on what they’re reading. Jadiah used visualization after reading “Meet Addy” to draw a picture of what she thought the scene in the story looked like. Widgylove drew a picture after reading “The Wheels on the Bus.” This program is a collaboration between Neighborhood

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  • Volunteer Spotlight: PNC

    By NLA Staff on May 4, 2015 in Education, Partners, pghGLO, Volunteers
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    PNC Bank Managers volunteer with Obama students in NLA’s Pittsburgh GLO Afterschool Program Throughout the school year, the volunteer tutors in NLA’s high school programs have predominantly been college students from Pitt, Duquesne, CMU, and Chatham. College student volunteers fit well in NLA programs for a few reasons: many sites are a quick walk or bus ride from Oakland, there

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  • Volunteer Spotlight: Arion

    By NLA Staff on April 10, 2015 in Education, pghGLO, Spotlight, Volunteers
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    By Cale Davis I sat down to speak with Arion Vojacek-Sobczak on Monday, March 23rd, 2015. We had met briefly months before and communicated in great part over email. I caught him in the middle of program and truthfully had to wait in line for 30 minutes to speak with him. Three students huddled around the same few pieces of

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  • Partner Spotlight: Allegheny Youth Development

    Allegheny Youth Development (AYD) and Neighborhood Learning Alliance (NLA) started working together in January 2009. The partnership started at Pittsburgh Rooney and transitioned to Pittsburgh Shiller in Fall 2010, a program AYD still operates today. In Spring 2014, NLA and AYD partnered to start a program at Pittsburgh Morrow, which we then expanded to a full program for third- through fifth-graders

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  • Dancing at Phillips

    By NLA Staff on March 18, 2015 in Education, pghGLO
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    Students in our pghGLO afterschool program at Phillips Rec Center put on a dance show last week for their health and wellness session. “They were very engaging, and – most importantly – they were very happy and having so much fun,” said NLA staff member Zane Zheng.

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  • Fitness game at Obama

    By NLA Staff on March 9, 2015 in Education, pghGLO
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    Our ‪pghGLO‬ students at Pittsburgh Obama recently participated in a fitness game led by Chris Edmonds, CEO of Athletic Trauma Unit.

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  • UPrep welcomes guest speakers

    By NLA Staff on March 4, 2015 in Education, pghGLO
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    ​​Students in the pghGLO afterschool program at University Prep have welcomed several guest speakers recently! Mr. Will Clarke of the Cincinnati Bengals, who grew up in Pittsburgh and attended Pittsburgh Public Schools, visited pghGLO. He attended West Virginia University on a football scholarship and graduated with a degree in criminal justice. Mr. Clarke was drafted in 2014 to the NFL.

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