LETTERS
FROM NETTER
Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
October 6th, 2021 

Dear UACS families,


Letters from Netter is excited to wish you a wonderful October! Please see below for more information about how to register, along with the usual back-to-school information, resources, and fun events!
Also, next Monday (10/11) is Indigenous Peoples' Day, schools are closed, and there will be no UACS afterschool programming.
Wishing you good health,
The Netter Center

UACS Programming

UACS Afterschool Programming Sign-Up

UACS programming started this Monday, Oct. 4th. It will run Monday through Friday from 3 pm to 6 pm, available for 2nd to 8th graders.
Click HERE to fill out a survey that will enroll students into the UACS Afterschool Programming. 
Contact Site Director, Latifah Anderson, at (215) 435-2352 or latifahk@sas.upenn.edu.
Hamilton School - Activities include: chess, mentoring, theater arts, homework help, gardening, arts & crafts, sports, and MORE!
Mitchell School (ONLINE) - Activities include: arts & crafts, science experiments, cooking, and MORE! Program supplies will be provided.

Mitchell Back to School Night Highlight

The above pictures are from Mitchell's Back to School Night which was held on Sept. 22nd in Mitchell's schoolyard. The school year is officially up and running!
Local News 
City-Wide Updates
Philadelphia's Plastic Bag Ban began to take effect on Oct. 1st.

Click below to read more information.   

Click for: City Updates
Penn Updates

An inaugural Projects for Progress award helped bring to light a Penn Graduate School of Education and Netter Center for Community Partnerships initiative that readied young learners returning to in-person school this fall, and boosted teachers’ confidence.

Click below to learn more!

Click for: Penn Updates
School District of Philadelphia Updates
SDP Superintendent Hite has announced that he will not be renewing his contract. The Board of Education has shared their superintendent search process. 
Click below to learn more about this update!
Click for: SDP Updates
Staff Spotlight
Community Events, Highlights & Resources

West Philadelphia Vaccine Clinics

ACANA
5530 Chester Ave, 19143
Wednesdays 9 am - 4 pm
Pfizer and J&J vaccine 

Blackwell Library
125 S. 52nd St. 19139
Fridays 1pm - 4pm 
Pfizer and J&J vaccine
Basic Information: 
- Vaccine is always free 
- No insurance or ID required 
- Free SEPTA passes are available on-site 
- Language line interpretation is available 
- Walk-ups are welcome! 
- Appointments for this clinic and all other vaccine clinics are available here in Spanish and English for anyone to schedule: Philadelphia (prepmodapp.) or call 3-1-1 (For interpretation, call 3-1-1, press #5 and say your language to be connected to an interpreter.) 

Job Training, Employment, and Volunteer Opportunities
Click Here to Access More Job Training Resources

Vaccine Outreach Field Coordinator (Family Medicine and Community Health)

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health GoVax Philly Field Coordinator will support a community-based vaccine program to build the public health workforce and increase vaccine equity. The GoVax Philly Program is building a cohort of vaccine canvassers to conduct door-to-door outreach in West and Southwest Philadelphia, providing vaccine education, scheduling, and coordination for local residents. The Field Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the canvassing program, including managing canvasser schedules, troubleshooting canvasser issues, supporting canvasser training/education, as well as contributing to the development of the overall strategy for the program. Click HERE to get more information and learn how to apply!

Vaccine Field Canvasser (Family Medicine and Community Health)

The GoVax Philly Vaccine Canvasser will conduct door-to-door outreach among residents of West and Southwest Philadelphia, engaging them in conversations regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. The Vaccine Canvasser will be responsible for providing education, dispelling myths, and coordinating vaccine appointments for residents. The Vaccine Canvasser will also be responsible for participating in ongoing education/training opportunities provided by the project team, in order to remain up to date on the latest vaccine research and policy. Click HERE to get more information and learn how to apply!
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