Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
November 3rd, 2021 

Dear UACS families,

Letters from Netter wishes you a happy fall! Please see below for more information about UACS and community updates, resources, and fun events!
Wishing you good health,
The Netter Center

UACS Programming

Dance For Health

It's not too late to join Dance For Health, a hybrid dance program open to both youths and adults! The class takes place in person every Thursday, 5:30 PM-7:00 PM. For more information, scan the QR code or email danceforhealth@nursing.upenn.edu!

UACS Sports Motivational Monday

Local News 
City-Wide Updates
Philadelphia transit workers union has reached  a 2-year deal with SEPTA to avoid a SEPTA strike. 
Click below to read more information.   
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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!

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School District of Philadelphia Updates
Philadelphia School District is planning to offer bonuses and increased pay to combat worker shortage.
Click below to learn more about this update!
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Young Quakers Highlight

Above is a highlight from the Young Quakers participating in cross country practice! For more information about Young Quakers, contact Paige Lombard at plombard@sas.upenn.edu!
Staff Spotlight
Community Events, Highlights & Resources

Spiral Q presents the 21st Annual Peoplehood Parade

Saturday November 6th at 1 PM
Parade from 50th and Walnut to 45th and Kingsessing
Peoplehood is a parade from the Paul Robeson House to Clark Park that celebrates and lifts up PEOPLE - particularly those living in and working against oppression. Organizations, activists, families, and neighbors join together to represent who they are and what they stand for parading with art they've made, as themselves, or joining the art of other folks.
Spiral Q invites activist and community groups to sign up to represent in the parade and individuals to drop in and join. For more information on how to join email community@spiralq.org!

West Philadelphia Vaccine Clinics

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 in Spanish and English for anyone to schedule: visit the website 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
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Propel America

Happy to announce an opportunity for the recent high school grads in your community and network who are looking to gain skills and enter the workforce quickly, all while earning college credits.

Propel America could be the perfect route to a well-paying job and opportunities for advancement. Their program offers recent high school graduates (18-24) a space to learn important career skills and train for a career as a medical assistant within 6 months.

At the end of that training, they are guaranteed a job interview with Penn Medicine. Accepted students who go through their program pay zero tuition and they receive 30 quarter hour college credits and a stipend to cover some costs incurred while studying.
·  Attend an info session (required) by November 29
·  Applications close: December 6
·  Propel orientation: Week of January 3 & 10
·  College orientation: January 11
·  Coursework begins: January 18
Click HERE for more information!

WPSI Recruiting Patient Services Associate

Who should apply?
Compassionate, patient-focused, and computer-proficient individuals with experience in customer service. Experience working in a call-center is a plus. Commitment to the full training schedule (below) is required:
- Facilitated group conversations via Zoom, Mon - Fri, 9 AM - 12 PM, 11/29 - 12/20
- Additional one-on-one and small group virtual meetings several times a week between 1 PM – 3 PM
- Approximately 2 hours of daily reading and reflection exercises
This is a virtual program, so consistent access to a laptop or desktop computer, broadband internet, a webcam, and a word processing program like Microsoft Word, Google Documents, or similar are required to complete the training.

In this program, they offer:
- Cutting-edge job connection strategies resulting in 97% of graduates finding employment.
- A $150 weekly stipend while in training at WPSI.
- The opportunity to interview for open, full-time Patient Services Associate positions at a Penn Medicine call center starting at $15.99/hr.
Click HERE to apply! Application deadline Friday, November 12th, at 5PM.
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