Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
March 8th, 2021 

Dear UACS families,

We hope that everyone is doing well! Take a look below at this week's highlighted activities to learn more about some AMAZING new programs and opportunities!

Wishing you good health,
The Netter Center

Enroll in UACS this spring!

Comegys: Enroll here | More Information

Lea: Enroll here | More information

Hamilton and Mitchell: Enroll here | More information

West Philly High School: Email UACS Site Director, Corey James: coreyj@upenn.edu

Sayre High School: Enroll here

Click here for UACS Site Director Contact Information
UACS Programming
Register HERE and select tickets for Wednesdays from 5-6 pm!

Click HERE to learn more!

Local News 

City-Wide Updates

The City has opened the Center City Vaccination Center. The site has the capacity to vaccinate up to 6,000 Philadelphians per day and will prioritize eligible residents from phases 1a and 1b that have signed up on the Philadelphia COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Form

Click for: City Updates

Penn Updates

In early Feburary, Forbes magazine named the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine as two of America's best large employers.

Click for: Penn Updates

School District of Philadelphia Updates

Click HERE to view the district's "Safe Return to School" video!

For the latest updates from the School District of Philadelphia on the return to in-person learning, click HERE!

Click for: SDP Updates
Click here to contact Site Directors about K–8 student peer support groups!
Netter Center Staff Spotlight
Community Events, Highlights & Resources

In-Person Girls on the Run

Join Girls on the Run on Tuesday, March 9 from 5:30—6 pm for an Open House!
There are two West Philadelphia In-Person teams: Lee Cultural Center (Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30—6 pm)
and Kingsessing Rec Center (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30—5 pm). Girls on the Run program is fun, safe, and outdoors! The season begins the week of March 15, 2021. 
Click HERE to learn more information and email 
heather.plastaras@girlsontherun.org with any questions. Access the Zoom link HERE!

The Future of Higher Education Webinar Series

Join the International Association of Universities in a webinar titled "The Digital Dimensions: Innovations in Teaching and Learning?" on Tuesday, March 9th from 3:30 pm—5:00 pm EST! Click HERE to learn more!
Job Training, Employment, and Volunteer Opportunities
Click Here to Access More Job Training Resources

Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity

Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity (PLSE) provides free legal advice and representation to low-income Philadelphia residents whose criminal records are holding them back from achieving their social and career potentials. PLSE seeks a more equitable social environment for those with criminal records through individual representation, strategic litigation, community education, research, and advocacy. Click HERE to learn more!
Apprenticeship Grant Programs
The Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant Program is a statewide program that offers assistance to registered apprenticeship programs. The program's goal is to increase apprenticeship availability to Pennsylvania employers to assist them with their talent recruitment and development. Click HERE to learn more!
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