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  • Students give back

    By NLA Staff on December 18, 2014 in Education
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    Through service learning projects, our pghGLO students are giving back to their communities in a variety of ways. SciTech students created handmade Christmas cards and collected toys and clothing for a local homeless shelter. UPrep students swept and collected litter in Downtown Pittsburgh to make the area cleaner and more beautiful.

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  • Volunteers from United Way

    Thank you to the United Way volunteers who recently came to our Little Learning Warriors program to interact with the children. Each of the volunteers worked one-on-one with a second-grade student from the program.

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  • Register Round-Up

    By NLA Staff on December 18, 2014 in Education, Events
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    Thanks so much to East End Food Coop, 7516 Meade St., for naming NLA their “Register Round-Up” recipient for the month of December! Through Dec. 31, you can “round up” your total at the register to benefit our programs.

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  • Holiday crafting at UPrep

    By NLA Staff on December 12, 2014 in Education, pghGLO
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    pghGLO students at UPrep got into the holiday spirit this week by participating in a craft project making paper snowflakes. Thanks to Lydia for leading the activity!

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  • Little Learning Warriors at Spring Hill

    By NLA Staff on December 11, 2014 in Education, Little Learning Warriors
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    Our Little Learning Warriors afterschool program kicked off at Pittsburgh Spring Hill K-5 this week. In the photo below, students read to each other during the program.

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  • Student Voice: “Life is a Cabaret”

    By NLA Staff on December 10, 2014 in pghGLO, Student Voice
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    Hear what a pghGLO Allderdice student to say about a recent school fundraiser: Recently, Allderdice pghGLO students blessed the stage for the first fundraiser to raise money for the annual Allderdice spring musical. This year’s musical is entitled, “How to Succeed in Business Without Trying.” Nadia, Javon, and Ramon lit up the stage alongside others in a delightful cabaret-themed concert.

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  • New pghGLO photos

    By NLA Staff on December 10, 2014 in Education, pghGLO
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    December has been a busy month for pghGLO! At UPrep, students heard from the following guest speakers: Malcolm Thomas on leadership; Jason Rivers, manager of Pittsburgh Public Schools’ office of equity; and the Winchester Thurston Black Student Union. Students also enjoyed a game day at NLA’s office.

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  • NLA is hiring

    We’re currently recruiting for four open positions. Read the full job descriptions for Elementary Afterschool Coach, Elementary Afterschool Program Coordinator, Elementary Assistant Program Coordinator, and West End Works Recruiter.

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  • Guest speaker at UPrep

    By NLA Staff on December 5, 2014 in Education, pghGLO
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    Thanks to guest speaker Sean Francis-Coleman for talking with our UPrep pghGLO students about achieving greatness. Francis-Coleman is a Pittsburgh therapist who owns a company called Perspective.

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  • Staff Spotlight: Yvette

    By NLA Staff on December 3, 2014 in pghGLO, Spotlight, Staff
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    Get to know Yvette Shipman, NLA’s director of high school programs, in this brief interview: What sets Neighborhood Learning Alliance’s pghGLO apart from other afterschool programs? Our model and our staff. pghGLO is based on a (w)holistic youth-driven, youth-development, service learning model. GLO is an acronym for Growth, Leadership, Opportunity. In pghGLO we encourage students to become more aware of

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