Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
APRIL 20TH, 2020
UACS Virtual Enrichment Programming Coming Your Way!

Dear UACS families,

We are kicking off UACS Virtual Enrichment Programming on Tuesday, April 21st! In alignment with the School District’s plan to utilize Google applications, we will be using the Google Meet Platform to host our UACS virtual enrichment sessions. We encourage you to watch these short tutorials to familiarize yourself with the platform: click this link if you plan on joining via laptop or computer and this link if you plan on joining via phone. We are excited to re-engage students and look forward to these opportunities for connection - we hope you will join us! 

Wishing you good health,

The Netter Center

Join our UACS Virtual Enrichment Sessions!

Look for your UACS school listed below to find out where you can view your virtual enrichment schedule! High School students and families will receive virtual enrichment programming information directly from their UACS Site Directors - stay tuned!
Click here to view the virtual program schedule for Comegys
Click here to view the virtual program schedule for Mitchell & Hamilton
Visit the Lea ClassDojo page to view the virtual program schedule for Lea
Sharing What We Know Best: FUN & Enriching Activities!


Ft. Ms. Kaya
Ms. Kaya is BACK - with another amazing recipe! Need a quick, easy dinner? Try this recipe for Beef Stroganoff, a yummy noodle dish. Make it vegetarian by adding extra mushrooms, bell peppers, and onions instead of beef! This recipe comes from Leanne Brown's cookbook, Good and Cheap.

Extract your own DNA!

Ft. Moelis Access Science (MAS)
Stimulate your mind by seeing the molecule that makes you, you! Click here for the 5 easy steps in this science adventure!

Explore College!

Ft. Ms. Candace
Strive Virtual College Exploration Week is here! Monday, April 20th - Thursday, April 23rd, Strive is offering four full days of virtual presentations for high school students to explore college opportunities! Check out the session schedule here to choose from 96 different presentations on a variety of different topics! All sessions are FREE for students!

Manage your Money!

Ft. Chinaechelum & Bridges2Wealth

Impress your friends with your knowledge of the new stimulus bill after reading this infographic! This infographic was created by Penn student, Chinaechelum, with the hopes of clarifying some of the information regarding the bill's impacts! If you click on the image, you can view the full infographic! 
To continue to learn more about personal finances, be sure to check out Bridge2Wealth’s daily finance tips, job help, resources, and more on their Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Parents, this includes their weekly adult education series!

City-Wide Updates

The City’s Business Activity and Stay at Home order remains in effect until further notice. As of April 15th, the number of citywide meal sites has increased. Click below for the updated list!

Click for: City Updates

Penn Updates

As of April 13th, Penn announced that all summer courses and in-person programs must be delivered remotely or online. There will be no summer programs offered in-person on campus, including summer camps and summer courses. Click below for more details!

Click for: Penn Updates

School District of Philadelphia Updates

The District will remain physically closed for the rest of the school year due to COVID-19. However, while school buildings are closed, learning can and will continue for students. The District’s remote learning plan will officially begin on April 20. Click below for more details!

Click for: SDP Updates

Academic Resource Links:

Make sure your community gets the resources and representation it deserves by getting counted in the 2020 Census! Look for paper mail from the Census Bureau and visit 2020census.gov to learn more and complete your online Census form! 
Do you feel like you or someone in your household may be experiencing coronavirus-like symptoms? Click here for more info on checking your symptoms and getting tested.
PYN Summer Internship Updates
Attention current 6th-12th graders!  Get ready for paid summer program opportunities!  Check-out the WorkReady flyer for information about how to start the online application process and for a list of required documents! 

For any questions about our paid summer opportunities, reach out to the appropriate contact listed below:

For the Middle School Career Exposure Program:
Candace Eaton | cell: 267-607-3190 | email: eatonc@sas.upenn.edu

For the High School Leaders of Change Program:
Joseph Brand| cell: 215-253-3639 | email: jbrandr@sas.upenn.edu

UACS Nights Updates
UACS Nights is going virtual! UACS Nights is providing fun activities for families in the evenings.  For the weekly live events below, “Like” our UACSNights_NetterCenter page on Facebook and join our live stream!
Tuesdays:  Line Dancing with In The Dance LLC | 6 PM-8 PM
Learn choreographed line dancing such as the electric slide, the cupid shuffle, the wobble etc. to R&B and hip-hop songs! Click here to join via facebook!

Wednesdays: Cooking with Families provided by Chef Karima Roepel | 6 PM- 8 PM
Running out of meal ideas? Learn creative quick meals that you can make using items that are likely found in your kitchen. We also provide resource lists for free/low-cost food pantries. Click here to join via Zoom!

Thursdays: Painting at Home with Latonia Brown | 6 PM- 8 PM
Watch Instructor Latonia create masterpieces from her home. Feel free to join her by creating your own work of art! Click here to join via Zoom!

Friday: Covid-19 Mic Check | 6 PM-7 PM
This is a weekly pulse check for our community. Share a talent! Discuss how you are feeling during this time. Click here to join via Zoom!

Recommendations of the week!
  • Melissa recommends the Ear Hustle podcast, which shares “The daily realities of life inside prison shared by those living it, and stories from the outside, post-incarceration.”
  • Coach Tim recommends making your own fortune teller!
  • If you’re looking  for a new book, Regina recommends the international best-seller “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho.
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