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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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  • Student Voice: Aniya

    By NLA Staff on February 27, 2015 in Education, Student Voice, Warrior Movement
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    Aniya, one of our Reading Warriors, gave the following speech at this week’s public hearing of the Pittsburgh Public Schools board.  What does being a Reading Warrior mean to me? Being a Reading Warrior to me means that I change lives. In addition to changing my own life, I also help to change and impact children’s lives. By reading to them every day, I

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  • Spotlight: Katherine Price

     Meet Katherine Price, NLA’s site coordinator for the Little Learning Warriors program at Spring Hill Elementary! What’s your background? My educational and professional background for a long time has been in the business management field, but I converted to early childcare and development. How long have you been at NLA, and what’s your role here? I joined the NLA family

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  • Dr. Bullock visits Arsenal

    Thanks to Dr. Quintin Bullock, president of Community College of Allegheny County, for visiting Pittsburgh Arsenal earlier this month to read to elementary students and visit with high school Reading Warriors.

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  • Etta Cetera visits pghGLO

    By NLA Staff on February 20, 2015 in Education, pghGLO
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    pghGLO students at Pittsburgh Obama recently welcomed a very special guest speaker, Etta Cetera, a political and social activist and performance artist. Etta presented a workshop on developing conversations around racial and social justice. To begin, she guided students through an introductory exercise called “The Walk” to help them frame their thoughts around social and racial issues encountered in today’s society.

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  • Student Voice: Amberly

    By NLA Staff on February 20, 2015 in Education, pghGLO, Student Voice
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    Amberly, a ninth-grade pghGLO student at Pittsburgh Obama, recently had the opportunity to help serve dinner to a group of people residing at the East End Cooperative Ministry (EECM) facility on Feb. 9. Here is her reflection on the experience: When Ms. Sarah and Ms. Yvette told us about the service learning opportunity at EECM to help serve dinner, I

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