Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
Feburary 1st, 2021 

Dear UACS families,

We’ve had a great start to spring UACS programming! This week we’re highlighting nutrition and cooking themed UACS programming and local news and resources.

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

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UACS Programming
Comegys Programming Highlights
Kingsessing Access Center students had a great first nutrition lesson with Ms. Kaya last Friday!
They went from "What's nutrition? Is that like lettuce?" to "I wish Ms. Kaya could teach us every day so we could make yummy snacks every day!"
They enjoyed learning about MyPlate and made parfaits featuring dairy, fruits and whole grains.  
Hamilton/Mitchell Programming Highlights
During the Hamilton/Mitchell Snack Time Afterschool Activity, students and staff try out different ways to create healthy, nutritious, and great tasting snacks every Friday from 4-5pm. Last week we made homemade granola bars!  
  • 1 cup very smooth creamy natural peanut butter or cashew butter
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Heaping 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2½ cups whole rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons pepitas or crushed peanuts or cashews
From Rebel Ventures, a youth-driven operation supported by the Netter Center, the Healthy Deliciousness at Home Fund will provide a variety of kitchen supplies for anyone age 13 and older who resides in Philadelphia. Click HERE to learn more! 
Local News 
City-Wide Updates

The School District of Philadelphia has added 39 more meal distribution sites around the city, including some AUNI sites such as Overbrook Environmental Education Center, Sayre Health Center, and Robeson. See the full list HERE.

Click for: City Updates

Penn Updates

With words, song and the presentation of Penn's annual MLK Community Involvement Awards, Penn's annual Interfaith program emphasizes our common humanity and acknowledges individuals whose active service exemplifies Dr. King’s vision. 

Click for: Penn Updates

School District of Philadelphia Updates

After nearly a year of 100% digital learning due to COVID-19, our School District will begin slowly and safely phasing in groups of students who choose to transition to a mix of in-person and digital learning (hybrid learning).

Click for: SDP Updates

Empower, Engage and Interact  Virtual Family Workshop

The Uplift Center for Griveing Children is Partnering with the UACS after-school programs to provide monthly virtual family empowerment workshops for caregivers, adults, and k-8 youth! Workshops take place on the first Monday of each month
Click HERE to access the Zoom link.

Shout-out to Director of Teaching and Learning for UACS Programs, Regina Bynum, for leading full and part-time staff through a mindful eating meditation on Friday! Learn more about mindful eating HERE!

Netter Center Staff Spotlight
Community Events & Resources
Local non-profit Sharing Excess will be back in Malcolm X Park every Saturday in February to distribute food to the community for free. Click HERE to learn more!
Calling all eSports fans aged 13-18! Register for the Philadelphia Parks & Rec NBA2K21 Tournament. Did we mention it’s FREE?

All you need is to be 13-18 years old, have acces to an XBox or Playstation, and have a fierce competive spirit! Register for free by clicking HERE
ACHIEVEability is hiring a new Career and Education Coach (CEC) who will provide coaching for job seekers and students of all ages participating in ACHIEVEability’s Work Smart West Philly, Community Services, and Family Self-Sufficiency programs. Learn more about the job responsibilities and how to apply by clicking HERE!
The University City District’s West Philadelphia Skills Initiative is looking to recruit and train Lab Assistants to fill an urgent need to expand COVID-19 testing capacity for the entire Philadelphia region through its molecular laboratory. To learn more about this position and how to apply click HERE! 
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