Nearly $394,000 awarded to Neighborhood Learning Alliance

PITTSBURGH, April 1 – Today, state Rep. La’Tasha D. Mayes, D-Allegheny, announced that the PA Department of Education has awarded $393,901 to the Neighborhood Learning Alliance to provide for programming to enrich students’ education.

On average, low-income students perform lower than high-income students because of systemic socioeconomic inequalities, and we must close this gap in our education system,” Mayes said. “With the COVID-19 pandemic decreasing students’ grades, we must make efforts to assist our youngest scholars. To do so, I advocated for more than $393,000 so we may enrich students’ academics and prepare them for life after graduation through programs offered at Neighborhood Learning Alliance.”

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Program provides funding for communities to establish activities that offer opportunities for academic enrichment and engage parents in their children’s education. PDE awarded more than $27 million to 61 organizations in 18 Pennsylvania counties.


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