LINK After School

LINK (Let’s Invest in Neighborhood Kids) is an initiative offering programs and services to strengthen our entire community.

Thank you to our community of supporters who helps to make LINK After School possible from funders to families to neighbors. You can view a summary of the LINK After School 2017-2018 Final Report here.

LINK After School 2018–2019

September 24th – May 24th

 Monday — Friday, 2:25–5:30pm

LINK After School serves Pre-Kindergarten to 6th Grade students every day, Monday-Friday. The program provides students with free, challenging, dynamic programming and nutritious snacks and supper every weekday throughout the school year. The academic focus of the LINK programs is on reading, science, and mathematics, with quality instruction and research-based curricula. The enrichment component of LINK After School includes engineering, art, computer lessons, character education and physical activities. Field trips to cultural sites, performances, and outdoor spaces broaden students’ perspectives.

Additionally, LINK students who are identified as reading well below grade level receive special one-on-one sessions as part of our Reading Intervention program. Students work on fluency, reading comprehension, and orthographic development. This new effort is crucial in helping our struggling readers to achieve and maintain grade-level reading proficiency.

LINK After School is enrolling students in Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st grades! To register, contact Lauren at:

lauren.snyder@villagelearningplace.org | (412) 235–2210 Ext. 209

Students may begin pre-registering for the LINK After School program starting on the 1st day of school, Tuesday, September 4, at Noon. The VLP has a staggered registration schedule for priority and returning LINK students. Margaret Brent students will be mailed a postcard later in August identifying their pre-registration status for Priority or Returning Student.


Pre-registration dates for Fall 2018:
• September 4, Noon – Pre-registration for priority students
• September 6, Noon – Pre-registration opens for all returning LINK students
• September 12, Noon – Pre-registration open to all

Postcards will be mailed to priority and returning LINK students with the url for the online pre-registration form.

The Village Learning Place (VLP) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program.