LETTERS
FROM NETTER
Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
November 23rd, 2021 

Dear UACS families,

Letters from Netter wants to extend our sincere gratitude to our UACS families, and we wish you a warm and restful holiday season!
Please see below for more information about UACS and community updates, resources, and fun events!
Wishing you good health,
The Netter Center

UACS Programming

Bridges to Wealth's FREE weekly investment seminars are every Thursday, starting Dec 2nd! Click HERE to register and learn how to start building your wealth!
OurSpace is excited to see you all for their weekly meetings on Fridays at the Penn LGBT Center! They will be hanging out and discussing sexual health decision-making. If you have questions, contact Paulette Branson at bpran@sas.upenn.edu or Steven Chen at scsteven@sas.upenn.edu! NO MEETING THIS FRIDAY 11/26.
Local News 
City-Wide Updates
City of Philadelphia employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 14, 2022.
Click below to read more.
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Penn Updates
Experts from Penn’s Center for Public Health Initiatives and Positive Psychology Center offer six tips for making the holiday season joyful, fun, and safe. 

Click below to learn more!

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School District of Philadelphia Updates
School Resource Academy Pilot Project, led by the Office of Grant Development, will build capacity for fund development in 10 selected schools as a part of an effort to create greater equity in fundraising across the district. 
Click below to learn more about this update!
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Netter Center Staff Highlights
Community Events, Highlights & Resources

People's Emergency Center Growing Readers Community Workshop

People's Emergency Center's Action for Early Learning is bringing you early literacy in a way that fits your family!
Join them for:
Practical, research-based strategies to support your child's reading in the home and neighborhood
- Trauma-informed ways to check in on your family's well-being
- An opportunity to get creative with other parents and caregivers.

Contact: actionece@pec-cares.org to learn more.

AchievAbility COVID19 Vaccination Volunteers

If you are interested in joining AchieveAbility and their partners in the fight against COVID19, you can support them by serving as a Vaccine Ambassador or Community Partner. Email Colleen Downey at cdowney@achievability.org for more information! 
Job Training, Employment, and Volunteer Opportunities
Click Here to Access More Job Training Resources

University-Assisted Community School (UACS) Afterschool Instructor

The Netter Center’s University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) is a strategy to educate, engage, empower, and serve all members of the community in which the school is located and engage students (K-16+) in real-world, community problem-solving. UACS collaborates with partners to advance teaching, research, learning, and service, as well as the civic development of their students. Click HERE for more information!

2021-2022 Young Quakers Community Athletics Boys Lacrosse Coach

The YQCA Boys Lacrosse Coach will be responsible for practice planning and facilitating sessions with Big Quakers (Penn athletes) and UACS students (4th-8th grade students). Sessions will focus on Big Quaker and Young Quaker engagement and integrating life skill development into practice sessions. The YQ Boys Lacrosse Coach will be responsible for regular communication to the Big Quakers about practice plans and expectations. Click HERE for more information. 

2021-22 Young Quakers Community Athletics Track & Field Coach

The YQCA Track and Field Coach will be responsible for practice planning and facilitating sessions with Big Quakers (Penn athletes) and UACS students (6th-8th grade boys/girls). Sessions will focus on Big Quaker and Young Quaker engagement and integrating life skill development into practice sessions. The YQ T&F Coach will be responsible for regular communication to the Big Quakers about practice plans and expectations. Click HERE for more information. 

2021-2022 University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) Sports Instructor

The UACS sports instructor will support sports practice sessions (basketball, lacrosse, track & field) and afterschool enrichment activities such as homework help and social/emotional skill-building. The UACS sports program also partners with Young Quakers Community Athletics (YQCA), a partnership between the University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships and Penn Athletics. YQCA creates mutually beneficial partnerships between select Penn intercollegiate athletic teams and West Philadelphia public schools. Click HERE for more information. 
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