Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
September 22nd, 2021 

Dear UACS families,

As the school year starts up, Letters from Netter is here to support you by providing the information that you need to have a fun and successful school year!
Check out below for some new back-to-school information, resources, and fun events!
Wishing you good health,
The Netter Center

UACS Programming

OurSpace Sexual Health Education Program

OurSpace's Sexual Health Education Program works to provide queer-inclusive and comprehensive sexual health education. The program starts with high school students and Penn undergraduates receiving sexual health education through workshops and lessons. After, both groups of students will work together to develop their own lessons and activities to teach queer-inclusive and comprehensive sexual health education to high school students across Gender-Sexuality Alliances (GSAs) in West Philadelphia.
If you are interested in applying or looking for more information, please visit the application link HERE.

Bridges to Wealth

Local News 
City-Wide Updates

City Councilmembers and other city officials joined residents outside a Northwest Philadelphia store to highlight the next steps in the Neighborhood Preservation Initiative, a $400 Million plan for massive, citywide investments in affordable housing production, home repairs, small business revitalization, and neighborhood preservation. 

Click below to read more information.   

Click for: City Updates
Penn Updates

Climate Week at Penn, sponsored by the Provost’s Office, offers a variety of events—both in-person and online—that invite the whole University community to learn about, reflect on, and address the climate crisis.

Click below to learn more!

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School District of Philadelphia Updates
The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia and Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. announced an update on Bimbo Bakeries USA’s $75,000 commitment to help the School District of Philadelphia advance its Culinary and Baking and Pastry Arts Programs. Through this funding, the District has awarded scholarships to ten students pursuing culinary and baking careers, provided a four-week summer culinary job training program and provided enhancements to the Career and Technical Education learning environments.
Click below to learn more about this update!
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Sayre HS Programming Highlights

Be Body Positive Philly
Join Be Body Positive Philly this fall to participate in discussion-based workshops about body positivity and self-esteem led by UPenn students. 

UACS Photography
Interested in photography? Join Photography 3.0. Your stories. Your Photographs. Your Way. 

Sayre Job and Education Fair and Voter Registration
If you are looking to make a difference and see your ideas implemented, head over to Tabernacle Lutheran Church on 59th & Spruce St on Wednesday (9/22) at 5:30 pm.

For more information on any of these flyers, contact Joe Brand at jbrandr@sas.upenn.edu. 

UACS Afterschool Programming Sign-Up

UACS programming will start Oct. 4th, Monday through Friday from 3pm to 6pm, available for 2nd to 8th graders.
Click HERE to fill out a survey which 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.

Rebel Ventures Hiring

The Rebel Team is looking for a young entrepreneur who is looking to help support their mission to spread healthy deliciousness in the Philadelphia area!

They are looking for high school students interested in joining their Media, Culinary, Graphic Design, and Entrepreneur teams! So if you or someone you know has those skills or is willing to learn, please c
lick HERE to apply!
Community Events, Highlights & Resources

COVID-19 Vaccine Event 

The School District, in collaboration with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, invites all members of the community age 12 and older to a COVID-19 vaccine event on Saturday, September 25 from 10am to 3pm at High School of the Future located at 4021 Parkside Ave. The second dose will be provided on Saturday, October 16th from 10am to 3pm at the same location.
While this event is open to the public, our guests of honor will be students who are dual enrolled or participate in athletics or performing arts. If you are a student who is dual enrolled or are a member of a sports or performing arts program, we hope to see you there.
Register for your appointment at this event by calling or texting the word 'READY' to 267-328-5378 or by visiting CHOPVax.chop.edu. A parent or guardian must be available in person or by phone to provide verbal consent for those 12-17 years old seeking a vaccine.
You can find more information about additional upcoming vaccine events by visiting philasd.org/ringthebell and clicking the COVID Vaccine Events button. Thank you for doing your part to keep yourself and others healthy and safe!
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!

Philadelphia OIC Community Resource Fair

Join Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) at their community resource fair on Saturday, October 16th from 10 am to 2 pm for the opportunity to be connected to job opportunities and training resources! Click HERE to learn more!

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