Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
March 22nd, 2021 

Dear UACS families,

We hope that everyone is doing well! Keep scrolling to check out this week's promoted programs and activities! 

Wishing you good health,
The Netter Center

Enroll in UACS this spring!

Comegys: Enroll here | More Information

Lea: Enroll here | More information

Hamilton and Mitchell: Enroll here | More information

West Philly High School: Email UACS Site Director, Corey James: coreyj@upenn.edu

Sayre High School: Enroll here

Click here for UACS Site Director Contact Information
UACS Programming

Click HERE to register!

This event is open to anyone enrolled in any of the K-8 after-school programs at Comegy, Lea Mitchell, or Hamilton. Click HERE to access the Zoom link!

Local News 

City-Wide Updates

The Black Doctors Consortium has clinics March 25th and March 26th at Liacouras Center (Temple) for Phase 1B from eligible zip codes.

Click for: City Updates

Penn Updates

Penn released a message to the Penn community regarding plans for the fall semester. At this time it is expected students will be able to return to an in-person teaching, research and residential environment for the fall of 2021.

Click for: Penn Updates

School District of Philadelphia Updates 

Tuesday, March 23rd, is the end of the selection window for parents to choose between the hybrid learning model and the 100% digital learning model. Click HERE to learn more. 

For the latest updates from the School District of Philadelphia on the return to in-person learning, click HERE!

Click for: SDP Updates
Click here to contact Site Directors about K–8 student peer support groups!
UACS Sports Penn Athlete Spotlight!
Netter Center Staff Spotlight
Community Events, Highlights & Resources

The Future of Higher Education Webinar Series Recording

To better understand “Higher education’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” the Council of Europe, the Ithe International Consortium for Higher Education, Civic Responsibility and Democracy (chaired by Netter Center director Ira Harkavy), Civic Responsibility and Democracy, and the International Association of Universities have co-edited a book, published in the Council of Europe higher education series, describing various ways in which higher education (both as a sector and as individual universities) is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Authors come from all corners of the world and debate various aspects of higher education and impacting higher education and society at large. Click HERE to access the recording!
Job Training, Employment, and Volunteer Opportunities
Click Here to Access More Job Training Resources

Parks and Rec Summer Youth Employment Program
Each summer Parks & Rec hires youth and young adults to work at their sites. The Philadelphia Youth Network provides Parks & Rec with two types of positions:
- WorkReady program for youth ages 14-18.

- State/Local Internship Program (SLIP) for young adults ages 19-24.
Youth workers assist the department in a variety of ways. They build their communication and leadership skills. Many interact with both younger children and adult staff. Click HERE to learn more!

Lifeguard Training Resumes at Parks & Rec 

High-powered heaters have allowed Parks & Rec to begin lifeguard training for the first time since March 2020. 
Each year Philadelphia Parks & Recreation hires hundreds of lifeguards. One of the best paying summer jobs around, Parks & Rec lifeguards earn up to $16.97 per hour, with starting pay set at $14.74 per hour.

The pool at Samuel Recreation Center will host all training and certification classes. 
Click HERE to learn more!
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