Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
June 17th, 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. 
Happy Pride Month!! This Pride Month, the Netter Center celebrates the important and inspiring LGBTQ+ community at the University, in Philadelphia, and across the nation and world. So many who identify as lesbian, gay, bi, queer, and especially transgender still face major hardships, and we will continue striving and working toward a more just and inclusive society—one that defeats discrimination and overcomes bigotry.

Wishing you good health,
The Netter Center
UACS Programming

Virtual UACS Summer Programming

Looking for something fun (and remote) to do this summer? Virtual summer programming starts 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.

Pride on Ice

CELEBRATE PRIDE ON THE ICE NEXT WEDNESDAY 6/23! Wear a mask and show your UPenn open pass for entry. Email Netter-OurSpace@sas.upenn.edu if interested. Open to OurSpace staff, volunteers and students.
Local News 

City-Wide Updates

On Friday, June 11, the City of Philadelphia is dropping the last of its Safer at Home COVID restrictions due to low case rates and high vaccination rates.

Click for: City Updates

Penn Updates

CHOP recently announced the launch of its new Grief and Trauma Support program in collaboration with the Netter Center. Click below to learn more. 

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School District of Philadelphia Updates 

June is Pride Month, and the Philadelphia School District is celebrating. Visit their new website ClubPride where they proudly make room for LGBTQIA+ content.

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OurSpace Information Session 

OurSpace is offering summer programs and activities, and they want to hear from you! Join their information session Monday, June 21st at 4 pm to learn more!
Click HERE to sign up!
Email netter-ourspace@sas.upenn.edu for more information. 
Netter Center Staff Spotlight
Community Events, Highlights & Resources

West Philadelphia Action: Sustainable Self-Care

June's Sustainable Self-Care with West Philadelphia Action for Early Learning is happening Thursday, June 17 at 3 PM! Register in advance HERE!

Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective Student Advisory Council

This opportunity is open for any Philadelphia student who will be in 8th-12th for the 2021-2022 school year. The Student Advisory Council will represent the beneficiaries of the Collective with their perspectives to help guide the strategies of the Collective.
To apply, you will need to:
- Fill the online application in all its parts
- Upload their latest grades (in pdf format)
- Get two recommendations (online form) from a teacher, counselor, or another adult.
- Get permission (online form) from their parent/guardian (if the student is not 18 or over).
Click HERE for more information and application!
Job Training, Employment, and Volunteer Opportunities
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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! 

Immediate Temp Landscape Positions Available Earning $15/hour + Hazard Pay

Green City Works, in collaboration with Drexel University, is immediately hiring temporary Laborers earning $15/hour plus $2 hazard pay to construct and install specifically designed planter boxes on residential streets in Hunting Park, North Philadelphia. Please apply or share widely with anyone who may be looking for temporary work. Click HERE to apply!
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