Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
October 12TH, 2020

Dear UACS families,

Happy October! This week marks our fourth week of UACS virtual enrichment programming and we look forward to bringing you highlights soon. We are still enrolling students, and you can find more information on site-based virtual programming below. 

Wishing you good health, 
The Netter Center

Enrollment for UACS sites is live! 

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! 
Call or text Comegys Site Director Ms. Aurora with questions.
Phone: (215) 913-0599
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 and Mitchell Site Director Latifah Anderson with questions.
Email: latifahk@sas.upenn.edu | Phone: 215-435-2352

Attention 8th graders! 

The SDP's High School Application is NOW OPEN! Applications are due Nov. 6th. 

Click here for more information. 

Reach out to Ms. Candace, our High School Program Manager for assistance. Email: eatonc@sas.upenn.edu

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

Rebel Ventures Presents:

'Cooking With Rebel' 

Check out Rebel Ventures' first episode of their new cooking show featuring Kevin and Zykir by clicking above or here
Register for the Rebel Chefs Live! Cooking event this Friday, Oct. 16th, from 4 - 5:30pm here
Local News 
City-Wide Updates

It is undeniable that this year has been more difficult than most, for many reasons. Principle among them is the presence of COVID-19 in all our lives, and this week we want to draw attention to Philadelphia's recovery efforts in the wake of this unprecedented pandemic. To learn more about how the city has worked to respond to COVID-19 with an emphasis on equity, supporting vulnerable populations, and protecting public health and safety, click below. 

Click for: City Updates

Penn Updates

For many of us growing up, October 12th was marked on calendars as Columbus Day. Given the brutal and dark history of white colonialism in the Americas, this day has been reclaimed as Indigenous People's Day. Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which takes place on October 12th, honors Native American peoples’ resiliency in the face of violence by European explorers. This year, a petition calling on Penn to recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day as a holiday has garnered over 1,000 signatures from students, faculty, and staff. To read more, click below. 

Click for: Penn Updates

School District of Philadelphia Updates

What does equity mean and how does, or should, it manifest in our school district? The purpose of the SDP Equity Coalition is to provide the organizational leadership and structure needed to redesign a more equitable school district. The SDP writes: "This includes uprooting policies, deconstructing processes, and eradicating practices that create systems of privilege and power within our school communities and in our workplaces." Click below to read more. 

Click for: SDP Updates

YQCA is Back! 

 YQ Coaches and Big Quakers are pumped to be back on Zoom with you leading  your favorite sports activities, including lacrosse, track, exercise circuits, sports leadership, team building, and more!
Lax sessions are Tues. and Fri. 4-5pm, Track sessions are Thurs. 4-5pm. Join using this Zoom Link. Please call YQCA Assoc. Director Paige Lombard (215-292-7871) with questions. 

UACS Nights Goes Fall! 

UACS Nights is back with new and innovative classes starting this week!   
Sign up for events on our Eventribte Page.
Make sure you like us on Facebook for news and updates.
Please direct any questions to: ashleyamapp@gmail.com

Are you ready to vote? 🗳 ☑️

Stay informed about deadlines and requirements for voter registration, mail-in ballot applications, polling locations, and more by clicking here
Did you know you can cast your ballot before Election Day? Click here to learn about Philly's satellite election offices. 
Netter in the News

YQCA Gets a Big Shout Out! 

Every year since 2013, the Penn track and field teams have joined forces with the Netter Center in a program called Young Quakers Community Athletics (YQCA). To read about YQCA's history, impact, and how its adpating to continue engaging students in COVID-19 times, click here
Community Share-Outs

What is the Share Food Program?

Share Food Program delivers millions of pounds of food to more than 1,000,000 neighbors in need in the greater Philadelphia area every month. It's the largest distribution of any hunger relief organization in our region. Learn more about donating, volunteering, and finding food resources 
Healthier Together
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Community Legal Services (CLS) are partnering to offer legal support to West and Southwest Philadelphia families facing eviction. CHOP’s Healthier Together Initiative, which addresses the social determinants of health, will support CLS to provide legal representation to families as Philadelphia’s temporary ban on evictions is set to expire. Read more here
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