Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
November 9TH, 2020

Dear UACS families,

As COVID cases are on the rise again, we want to reiterate our gratitude for your patience, trust, and understanding as we collectively navigate a new normal in pandemic times. On that note, we want to highlight this week's featured photos (above) which are from our UACS Nights outdoor, sociall distanced and COVID-safe activities. We appreciate everything you all have done to keep your family connected to Netter's in-person and online learning and enrichment programs! Enrollment is still open for any students interested in engaging with our virtual programs. 

Wishing you good health, 
The Netter Center

We are still enrolling students for UACS! 

If you have questions or would like assistance with your enrollment application, please contact your Site Director. See more detailed enrollment information below! 

K-8 UACS Programming

Comegys Cyber Fall Programming 

Enrollment is Open! 
Call or text Comegys Site Director Ms. Aurora with questions.
Phone: (215) 913-0599
Upcoming Events on Tues. Nov 10th!
Comegys UACS Virtual Mid-Season Showcase: Come see fun performances and learn about what we do in after school! Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 3pm using this Zoom Link.

Culinary Medicine: Nutrition + Kidneys!: Join medical students on Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 4:10-5:00pm for a fun, interactive session on the kidneys, vitamins, and nutrition! We’ll walk through what your kidneys do and how you can keep them healthy. We will also share yummy food tips and a tasty smoothie/popsicle recipe. Hope to see you there! Join using this Zoom Link

Lea Cyber Fall Programming
Enrollment is Open!
Contact Lea Site Director Arttia Watts with questions.
Email: arttiaw@sas.upenn.edu | Phone: 215-898-5351
Hamilton & Mitchell Cyber Fall Programming
Enrollment is Open! 
Contact Hamilton and Mitchell Site Director Latifah Anderson with questions.
Email: latifahk@sas.upenn.edu | Phone: 215-435-2352 

Arts and Crafts Highlight!
During Arts and Crafts, students and staff used cereal boxes and other household card board containers to create a self portrait. A great way to recycle! Enroll above to join us this week!

Chess Class Highlight!

During Chess Class last week, Mr. El-Mekki, our resident chess instructor, demonstrated chess strategies with one of our Hamilton students. Chess is held every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Enroll above to join us this week!
High School UACS Programming
West Philly HS Fall Programming
Enrollment is Open!
Contact WPHS Site Director Corey James for more information. 
Email: coreyj@upenn.edu
Sayre HS Fall Programming

Enrollment is Open!

Contact Sayre Site Director Joseph Brand for more information.
Email: jbrand@sas.upenn.edu | Phone: 215-898-5351
Local News 
City-Wide Updates

As election day has passed, we want to say thank you to everyone who voted, and who took time registering and helping others to vote. To stay updated on national and local election results, and access election resources, please click below. 

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Penn Updates

Penn has released an update on its spring semester, including that it will be opening student housing. To read more, click here

This fall and spring, the Stavros Niachos Foundation Paideia Program, in partnership with other Penn entities, is hosting 13 conversations about Racism and Anti-Racism in Contemporary America. To read about the latest webinar on income and wealth disparities, click here.

The program is open to the public, and you can register to join the next webinar on Workplace Diversity, Culture, and Leadership on Nov. 11th at 5pm by clicking below.  

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School District of Philadelphia Updates

On Oct. 30th the SDP hosted the 2nd annual RISE Summit, an opportunity for students to connect and exchange ideas virtually, focusing on the city’s growing public health crisis, gun violence, and its impact on youth. The half-day summit, had approximately 200 students participating, including student-led discussions focused on healing, advocacy and action. To read more and watch videos from the summit, click below. 

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Not too late to join UACS Nights!

Join UACs nights every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday for fun, interactive classes like Sassy Dance Fitness with Cheryl Chambers from 6-8pm on Thursdays!

Register for events here

If you have any questions please email Ashley Mapp at  


Community News
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