Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
June 7th, 2021 

Dear UACS families,

We hope that everyone is doing well! The weather is heating up, so make sure that you are staying hydrated and cool. Take a look below for some summer programming information!
Happy Pride Month!!

Wishing you good health,
The Netter Center
UACS Programming

UACS Summer Enrichment Program

We are excited to announce a diverse set of summer programs providing unique enrichment opportunities for West Philadelphia students of all ages!
For more information contact:
- Comegys: Aurora Coon - (215)913-0599
- Lea & Penn Alexander: Arttia watts - (215)435-0314
- Mitchell & Hamilton: Latifah Anderson - (215)435-2352 

Bridges to Wealth Programs

Business Owners, take a look at Bridges to Wealth and United Way's Individual Development Accounts' various programs! Click HERE to sign up!

Local News 

City-Wide Updates

The City of Philadelphia releases information regarding their plans to completely re-open Philly. Click below to read more.

Click for: City Updates

Penn Updates

Penn has released new information on their Covid-19 protocols, announcing that they will be returning to pre-covid campus operations on July 1st for those who are fully vaccinated. Click below to learn more.

Click for: Penn Updates

School District of Philadelphia Updates 

June is Pride Month, and the Philadelphia School District is celebrating LGBTQ+ identities. Visit their new website ClubPride where they proudly make room for LGBTQIA+ content, conversations, & community. 

Click for: SDP Updates

Comegys Anti-Violence Showcase

Join us on June 8th, 2021, at 2 pm for the Comegys Anti-Violence Showcase. There will be special guest speakers and a student showcase! Contact Ms. Aurora, the Comegys Program director, with questions or concerns at 215-913-0599. Click HERE to access the Zoom!
Netter Center Staff Spotlight
Community Events, Highlights & Resources

New Research and Panel Discussion on Youth Homelessness

A new study from researchers at Nemours Children’s Health System and the University of Pennsylvania finds that youth homelessness may be drastically underestimated in the United States. In this briefing, the researchers will review their findings from 24 states, including Pennsylvania, and 12 school districts, including the School District of Philadelphia, from the CDC’s Youth Risk Behavioral Survey. They will discuss the demographic and risk factors for youth homelessness and engage in a discussion around policy recommendations with the rest of the panel.
Co-Hosted by Congressperson Dwight Evans and Kathy Desmond of PEC.
The webinar will be on June 22nd at 10 AM via Zoom. Click HERE to register now!

Growing Readers Community Workshops

Grow your young reader with West Philadelphia Action for Early Learning on June 8th at 1:30 pm! For families in 19104 with children age either and younger. Click HERE to sign up. Click HERE for more early childhood learning activities!
Job Training, Employment, and Volunteer Opportunities
Click Here to Access More Job Training Resources

Immediate Temp Landscape Positions Available Earning $15/hour + Hazard Pay

Green City Works, in collaboration with Drexel University, is immediately hiring temporary Laborers earning $15/hour plus $2 hazard pay to construct and install specifically designed planter boxes on residential streets in Hunting Park, North Philadelphia. Please apply or share widely with anyone who may be looking for temporary work. Click HERE to apply!

The Office of Children and Families of Philadelphia

With the summer just a few weeks away, the Office of Children and Families and partners are actively hiring individuals to work with children and youth this summer. Click HERE to read more about various job opportunities. 
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