Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
October 27th, 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

Join Rise & Shine Saturdays from 10 AM to 12 PM on Zoom! Throughout the month of October, they have been celebrating the art and culture of Mexico, making art and crafts about everything from luchadors to Mayan pyramids. Last weekend, they looked to the Aztec culture for inspiration and made a craft based on the beautiful Quetzal bird which was prized for its colors by the Aztecs. Next week, there will be a celebration of Dia de Los Muertos with a Frida Kahlo craft. 
Click HERE to access the Zoom link!

UACS Sports Mental Health Day Advice

Local News 
City-Wide Updates
The City of Philadelphia has released a guide to have a safe COVID-free Halloween. 
Click below to read more information.   
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Penn Updates
As part of efforts to eliminate disparities in cancer detection, Penn Medicine will offer free breast cancer screenings to women over the age of 40 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.

Click below to learn more!

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School District of Philadelphia Updates
The School District of Philadelphia has released information regarding the potential SEPTA strike.
Click below to learn more about this update!
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UACS Sports Partner Eyekonz Sports League Shout Out!

First picture (left to right): Paulette Branson, Tamera Morris (UACS Alumni and Cross-Grade Sports Coach), and Jazmine Smith. 2nd picture: team picture from the event. 3rd picture: Paulette Branson and Ayanna Reese (Sayre Grad/UACS Alumni and now Lacrosse/Field Hockey Athlete at Bryn Athyn College).
Eyekonz Sports League, which provides high school lacrosse programming, has a feature in Nike, which highlights several Sayre High School students/grads and UACS Cross-Grade Sports/Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) Interns. Click HERE to read more!
Staff Spotlight
Community Events, Highlights & Resources

The Attic Youth Center: Everybody Say Love! With Roderick!

Join The Attic Youth Center in "Everybody Say Love! With Roderick", a Zoom therapeutic group discussion about how to care for oneself and others. For ages 12 and up. Join via RingCentralZoom HERE.
The Attic Youth Center is the only organization in Philadelphia exclusively serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Click HERE to learn more about the opportunities that they offer. 

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
Click Here to Access More Job Training Resources
Urban Technology Project Apprenticeships

A collaboration between the Philadelphia School District and Communities In Schools of Philadelphia, Inc., UTP offers young people directly applicable professional development for entry-level IT careers. Its AmeriCorps Digital Service Fellows is a pre-apprenticeship program for recent high school grads ages 17 to 24. Click HERE to learn more. 

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, 9am - 12pm, 11/29 - 12/20
- Additional one-on-one and small group virtual meetings several times a week between 1pm – 3pm
- 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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