Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
November 23RD, 2020

Dear UACS families,

As most of you likely know already, Philadelphia is entering another period of increased COVID-19 resctrictions in light of rising case numbers. We know that this has been a long and challenging road for everyone, and has affected people in different ways. Please take care of yourselves and each other when you can. Do not hesitate to ask for help, and please read through our newsletter for some examples of organizations and hotlines you can call for support.
If you're looking for ways to stay active and engaged while staying safe, join us in our virtual programming! Enrollment is still open for any students interested in engaging with our virtual UACS programs. 

Wishing you good health and Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate, 
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! 
Contact Comegys Site Director Ms. Aurora with questions.
Phone: (215) 913-0599 

Share your thoughts with the Comegys Community!

One of our Comegys parents, Ms. Barksdale, started an interactive blog this fall for youth & adults to share their thoughts and feelings on current events.
Click here to visit the blog!  

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 & Mitchell Site Director Latifah Anderson with questions.
Email: latifahk@sas.upenn.edu | Phone: 215-435-2352 
Family Game Night Highlights
Last week, Hamilton and Mitchell hosted Family Game Night, including trivia and Bingo! There was also a cash prive giveaway and Netter Center T-Shirt Raffle. Stay tuned for the next Game Night! 
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

In response to rising COVID-19 cases in Philadelphia, the City and Department of Public Health have announced changes to restrictions on businesses, events and gatherings, and other activities to help flatten the epidemic curve, prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed, and reduce the number of COVID-19 deaths. Click below to read about the new restrictions. 

Click for: City Updates

Penn Updates

In the past few days, pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna have released announcements of successful clinical trials for their proposed COVID-19 vaccines. While it is wonderful news indeed, it is important we remain informed about these developments. PennToday sat down with Drew Weissman, a professor in Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, to discuss COVID-19 vaccines. Click below to read more. 

Click for: Penn Updates

School District of Philadelphia Updates

Hill-Freedman Records, the record label of Philadelphia public high school Hill-Freedman World Academy, announced the release of THINGS THAT MATTER, an album of 20 original student songs co-produced by Philadelphia music nonprofit World Cafe Live. Click below to read more and listen to the album! 

Click for: SDP Updates

Not too late to join UACS Nights!

Join UACs nights on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday for fun, interactive classes.

Register for events here

Please email Ashley Mapp with questions: 


Email center@dolphin.upenn.edu for questions and to receieve the Zoom link for this event!

Community Resources

Last Turkey Giveaway is Tonight! 4-6pm and 6-8pm 

4-6pm Location: Big George's, 5148 Locust Street 
6-8pm Location: West Mill Creek Playground, 5100 Parrish Street
Have questions? Contact 3rddistrict@phila.gov
All distribution locations are outdoors, and social distancing guidelines will be enforced.

H.O.P.E. Is for Kids: A Listening Session on Money, Civics, Opportunities – Nov 24

On Tuesday November 24th from 3-4pm the Mayor’s Office of Youth Engagement (OYE) will be holding a listening session focusing on the intersection of economics, civics, and young people. OYE wants to hear from Gen Z Philadelphians!

Click here to sign up! and Click here to learn more! 

Have your voice heard! 

Are you passionate about your community? Are you interested in making your voice heard to investors or new-comers? Connect the Dots, Rising Sons, and their various community partners will be reaching out to community members over the next few months to gather feedback, and build a community tool in the form of “a Letter to Investors” for the 46th and Market Street area. We want YOUR feedback!!
Take the Survey Now
Project website
Project hotline: 267-521-2344

Family Based Mental Health Services 

PMHC specialize in providing services to families impacted by trauma, families managing ongoing medical issues, and Spanish speaking families.
Services include in-home family therapy, family education and skill building, 24/7 crisis intervention services, and medication management.

For more information, contact William Mayer,
215.643.5400 Ext. 4640
For more information about PHMC, click here.
Click here for UACS Site Director Contact Information
Click here to view prior issues of Letters from Netter
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