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A+ Schools with Pittsburgh Morrow: Back to School
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Taco Tuesday: Leah of the Brazen Kitchen Comes to ALEC
Everyone loves Taco Tuesday, we were lucky to have Leah of the Brazen Kitchen come and make vegetarian tacos with our students.  Here's what you'll need to make your own tasty tacos at home: 1 1/2 c. peas in their pods, chopped. Most of our students had nev...
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Summer Camp at ALEC: Week Three
Week three of summer camp was filled with fun! On Monday, we made sock puppets with googly-eyes and eccentric outfits crafted from recycled fabrics.  On Tuesday, our culture lesson was about Egypt.  We identified Egypt on the map, and then we learned about ...
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RiverQuest: It's Alive! Ecoadventure
Thanks to the Carol Scott McCann Fund , we enjoyed a beautiful day on the river with our students. During week two of our summer camp at ALEC , we went on a field trip to Pittsburgh's North Shore and boarded the RiverQuest .  "RiverQuest {formerly known as ...
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Easy Mini Pizzas with Fresh Pesto
We love welcoming guests to ALEC to share their knowledge with our students.  As part of our summer camp , we emphasize healthy eating , so we invited Bek from Sweet Peaches on Warrington Ave.  to come teach us how to make a delicious pesto. With the help o...
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All About ALEC
The Allentown Learning and Engagement Center (ALEC) is a collaborative effort of the Brashear Association and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh .  ALEC is located at the former Carnegie Library Pop Up in Allentown at 1206 Arlington Ave. The Pop Up was an 1...
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Hear Me Comes to ALEC to Record Student Interviews
Hear M e , an initiative of the  CREATE Lab  at  Carnegie Mellon University , came to the Allentown Learning and Engagement Center (ALEC) to record our students' thoughts about the Pittsburgh Police.  ALEC is located next door to the Zone 3 Police Station. ...
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Field Trip: Fresh From the Farm Juices & Sweet Peaches
Through a special grant from Eat'n Park , we took the 4th and 5th grade students enrolled in our afterschool program at Grandview Elementary on a field trip. We went to  Fresh From the Farm Juices in the South Side and Sweet Peaches in Allentown . Ankit , o...
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Recycled Paper Weaving Project
This was an art project for the 3rd graders of New Artists Afterschool Program, inspired by the blog,  Art Lessons For Kids .  Everyday, we are constantly throwing out old papers and newspaper we no longer think we need.  This project allowed us to clean ou...
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