Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
January 15th, 2021 

Dear UACS families,

Happy New Year! We were thrilled to kick off UACS programming this past Monday, 1/11. We can't wait to see new and returning students in our programs this spring. See below for enrollment information!
Our first newsletter of the new year is a special Martin Luther King Jr. Day edition! We have a number of MLK day events for students and families throughout the month. We hope to see you there! 

"The time is always right to do what is right." - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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 Direct, Corey James: coreyj@upenn.edu

Sayre High School: Enroll here

Click here for UACS Site Director Contact Information
MLK Programming

 To register for MLK Sports and Wellness on Jan. 16th click here

Click here to register for the virtual workshop on Jan. 18th! 
Local News 
City-Wide Updates

The City of Philadelphia has announced its phased schedule of COVID-19 vaccinations for priority populations. See below to view the schedule and read more about the City's COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.

Click for: City Updates

Penn Updates

Penn's 26th annual MLK symposium is going online this year. Virtual events - including those highlighted in this newsletter - will offer opportunities to reflect, engage, and celebrate with family, colleagues, and friends.

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School District of Philadelphia Updates

School Selection Responses will be available today, January 15th at 5:00pm. You will be able to review your child's nominations and see which school(s) have accepted your student. See below to review the details of this process! 

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Join us for the Captain’s Practice Leadership Conference sponsored by the Live Like Blaine Foundation. This is a unique leadership conference for high school female athletes. This free, virtual conference will help you learn to lead with tenacity while you hear from leaders in sports and business as well as collegiate athletes. This event will be held on MLK Day, January 18th from 10am -12pm. Register HERE!

Click HERE to sign up for this event on January 18th!

Join the Netter Center Bridges To Wealth next Monday, January 18th for their Martin Luther King Jr. Day Financial Empowerment Workshop in collaboration with the People’s Emergency Center at 12:30. Learn how to boost your credit!
Sign up HERE!

Click here for more info and to register for this event on Jan. 28!

Community Resources

Jim Brown, a member of the Netter Center Community Advisory Board, had his article, "America Shot in the Arm Reaches Philadelphia," published in the Philadelphia Sun on December 31st on the community's reception to the Coronavirus vaccine reaching Philadelphia. Read more HERE!

This program offers cutting-edge job connection strategies and a $150 weekly stipend while enrolled in the program.  All applicants must live in the city of Philadelphia, possess a high school diploma or GED, hold an active valid PA driver’s license, be physically fit, commit to the full training schedule listed above, and read at an 11th grade level or higher.

Click HERE to learn more and apply!

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