LETTERS
FROM NETTER
Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
July 20th, 2021 

Dear UACS families,


We hope that everyone is doing well! The weather is heating up, so make sure that you are staying hydrated and cool.
UACS Summer programming is in full swing at week 4! Take a look below for some overview information. 
During the summer, the newsletter will be switching to a bi-weekly schedule. We look forward to sharing exciting UACS camp highlights with you every other week!
Wishing you good health,
The Netter Center
UACS Programming

Virtual UACS Summer Programming

Virtual summer programming for rising 1st through 6th grade started June 28th! Join us Mondays through Thursdays 10 am-1 pm for reading, games, sports, art, science, and more! For more information, please contact Elizabeth Tonnon at 484-221-4302 or elizabethtonnon@gmail.com.

Summer UACS Nights

Tuesdays on ZOOM: Painting at Home with Latonia Brown
6 PM- 8 PM
Tuesdays on ZOOM: Cooking Around the World with Chef Sone
6 PM- 8 PM 
Thursdays at West Catholic Prep: Cardio Boxing with Wayne Shareef and Line Dancing with In The Dance
6 PM- 8 PM
Saturdays at Various Locations: Nature Hikes with Trap-n-Trail
11 AM- 1 PM 

Contact Ashley Mapp at ashleyamapp@gmail.com for more information or c
lick HERE to access the Eventbrite link. 
Local News 

City-Wide Updates

The City of Philadelphia is spending $150 million to reduce gun violence. Click below to read more. 

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Penn Updates

[CORRECTION] President Amy Gutmann has been nominated for the position of U.S. Ambassador to Germany and is working as hard as ever at leading Penn as she awaits confirmation. Click below to read a message from her on her nomination.

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School District of Philadelphia Updates 

On June 30, Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 66 of 2021 (Act 66) into law. Act 66 permits students that were enrolled during the 2020-21 school year to repeat their grade level in an effort to make up for any lost educational opportunities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click below to learn more. 

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Bridges to Wealth Tips for High Schoolers

Visit Bridges to Wealth's Instagram page HERE to learn about some AMAZING tips for high schoolers about applying for jobs!
Community Events, Highlights & Resources

WEST PHILLY HEALING CIRCLE

Gather outside with Maleata Ragin and Margel Overton, local wellness practitioners, and a live band for a summer of reflection and restoration.
Community members can relieve stress and anxiety with rotating wellness activities like reiki, yoga, acupuncture, and herbal medicine - all free of charge! Local musicians/performers are invited to join the jam session.
Click HERE for more information!

Let's Talk About Education

Councilmember Gauthier's Office and PennPraxis are developing a resident working group to assist in creating guidelines for an education-based community fund.  
If you have any questions about this new group, please contact the Third District Council office at (215) 686-0459 or (215) 686-0460. 

Neighborhood Advisory Committee Looking For Leaders

Are you looking to drive and make a change in our neighborhood?
Serve as a community leader on AchieveAbility's Neighborhood Advisory Committee!
This advisory committee partners with ACHIEVEability to:
· Help inform and develop programs and activities
· Identify needed resources for the community and residents
· Advocate to secure these resources and build a thriving community for all
· Plan community and volunteer events like Summer Jam and block clean-ups
Interested in serving?
Reach out to Kate Summers, Neighborhood Advisory Committee Coordinator, at 215-748-8819 or kate.summers@achieve-ability.org to learn more about this leadership opportunity and receive an application!
Job Training, Employment, and Volunteer Opportunities
Click Here to Access More Job Training Resources

Free Computer & Technology Classes

Summer is a great time to brush up on computer skills or learn something new! PEC’s digital inclusion program in partnership with Comcast offers remote classes for adults and programs for youth in grades six to ten. Click HERE to learn more. If you have questions, call Nathan at 267-777-5816. 

Apply for Training and Job Opportunities with Penn Medicine

West Philadelphia Skills Initiative is again partnering with Penn Medicine for training and job opportunities as Patient Services Associates earning $15.99 an hour.
Click HERE for more information! 
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