Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
September 16th, 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

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic: This Friday (9/17) 12pm-5pm at Robeson High School

UACS Sports Reflection Highlight

The start of a new school year is a perfect time to be reflective about what you want to gain out of your year. Take a look above at UACS Sports' reflection questions! 
Local News 
City-Wide Updates

The deadline for the Anti-Violence Community Expansion Grants has been extended. The Anti-Violence Community Expansion Grant Program will directly fund and support organizations that are focused on reducing violence through trauma-informed healing and restorative practices and safe havens and mentorship.

Click below to read more relevant information.   

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Penn Updates

In hard-hit neighborhoods, Philly CEAL outreach aims to address COVID disparities. Through community engagement and improved information dissemination, researchers at Penn Nursing, Penn Medicine, and Annenberg School for Communication, in conjunction with the City of Philadelphia, are working to increase vaccination and testing rates and decrease new COVID-19 infections.

Click below to learn more!

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School District of Philadelphia Updates
A driver shortage has impacted student transportation and trash collection at schools. The District offers a summary of actions taken to resolve the issues.

Click below to learn more!
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Community Events, Highlights & Resources

Lancaster Avenue Jazz & Arts Festival

Lancaster Avenue is holding its Jazz Festival on Saturday, September 18th at 12 pm.
You can access the virtual performances via live streaming HERE!

Article: "Universities after Neoliberalism: How to Build a Democratic Civic University"

Truth be told, many, if not most universities, have lost their way, embracing private gain and economic advancement over what are supposed to be their core purposes of educating ethical, democratic citizens and advancing knowledge for the public good. 
Click HERE to read this article written by director Ira Harkavy and associate director Rita A. Hodges for the Nonprofit Quarterly, which was featured as the lead story in NPQ's Economic Democracies Weekly
Job Training, Employment, and Volunteer Opportunities
Click Here to Access More Job Training Resources

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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