Little Learning Warriors
Our elementary afterschool program challenges children to explore ideas of community, grow academically, and improve their leadership skills. It also empowers them to advocate for themselves by developing a strong understanding of the resources available in their schools and communities.
Warrior Movement: Reading & Tech Warriors
The core belief behind the Warrior Movement is that – given the right resources and coaching – Pittsburgh teens can be highly effective educators, mentors, leaders, and community advocates. While offered ongoing training and support, Warriors also exercise a great deal of freedom in designing afterschool programs and advocacy projects in their communities.
Summer College in High School
Neighborhood Learning Alliance provides scholarships to 60+ students in one of three 8-week College in High School classes offered by Carlow University and other local participating colleges, mid-June to mid-August. The scholarship covers class tuition, class textbook, transportation for eligible students, and cost of tutoring. If a student passes the class with a C or better, and attends Carlow for undergraduate studies, the student receives an additional scholarship of $2,000/year.
The Math Geniuses program provides great support for students to succeed in algebra. 7th and 8th graders receive a jump start in algebra readiness while 9th graders get a helping hand in current math courses. Students work their way through a self-paced math tutoring software package that can be used at the program site and at home, and is aligned with Pittsburgh Public School algebra academics as well as the Keystone Algebra Exam.
Students receive 1-on-1 and small group tutoring from Carnegie Mellon University undergraduates and other strong adult tutors, including members of the National Society of Black Engineers. In addition to tutoring, there is also 1 hour set aside each day for additional math homework help for students in the program.
African-American Male Leadership
The Reaching Back male mentoring program is rooted in African cultural traditions and rites of passage and demands high levels of academic, physical, and personal success from each participant. The Sankofa Leadership Institute aims to develop African-American male leaders in the Pittsburgh region.