Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
Feburary 15th, 2021 

Dear UACS families,

We hope that everyone is staying healthy and safe! This week we’re highlighting art-themed UACS programming and local resources, so be sure to check those out!
Also, take a look at our new employment and job opportunties section!

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

Kingsessing Access Center

Shout out to our young artists!
Two students at the Kingsessing Access Center paint after finishing their school work for the day!

Lea UACS Programming

Lea UACS Art Club
The Lea UACS Art Club meets on Tuesday & Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings through Zoom. It is open to students from K - 5 and facilitated by Ms. Aizina and Ms. Munday. The purpose of this art club is to set up a virtual space in which students can tap into their creativity in a safe, welcoming, and fun environment. (meeting ID: 919 7007 2800)

Music & Me: Digital Music Making and Storytelling

Want to learn how to write and record music? Sign up for this event which takes place every Friday from 3-4pm!
Email Latifah Anderson at latifahk@sas.upenn.edu or call at 215-435-2352 to sign up now!
Local News 

City-Wide Updates

City Provides Update on COVID-19 for Wednesday, February 10, 2021.

Click HERE to read more about the city's plan!

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Penn Updates

The UPenn Rotunda, a long-running arts and culture events space, has adapted its programming during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about the Rotunda HERE!

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School District of Philadelphia Updates

The school district's Facilities & Maintenance Team continues to update ventilation systems in schools as they prepare to safely welcome back staff and students in phases for in-peron teaching and learning. 

Click HERE to read more about plans for vaccinating teachers and improving school ventilation.
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Click here to contact Site Directors about K-8 student peer support groups!
Netter Center Staff Spotlight
Community Events, Highlights & Resources
Story and Stretch
Join Ms. Mary on Wednesday, Feb 24th from  4-5pm, as she reads "The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions." After story time, join Ms. Ethel and learn Toe-ga: stretching and exercise with your feet and toes.
Click HERE to sign up! 

"I Matter!" Poetry Contest
Calling all K-12 students!
Submit your poem to the "I Matter" poetry contest to win a top prize of $500 cash!
For more information about this opportunity click HERE.  
Art of Activism
Art of Activism is back! On February 18, join moderator Ginger Rudolph and artists Danny Simmons and Noah Kane-Smalls for "Art of Activism: History Doesn’t Have to Repeat Itself," a discussion about the history of art and activism within the Black community and how empowering Black youth with art can interrupt the repetition of history.
Click HERE to sign up for this FREE event!
Jazz Combos: "Multigenerational Music"

“Multigenerational Music” asks two sets of parents and children about changes in the music industry, the process of becoming a musician, and the gift of music to future generations. Come hear from two local Philadelphia families about the intertwined nature of music making and familial love.

Click HERE to learn more about this event!

Philadelphia Fellowship for Black Artists

Applications are NOW OPEN! The Philadelphia Fellowship for Black Artists, presented by TD Bank, is designed to fund, foster and elevate the important work of Black artists residing within Philadelphia. This Fellowship will support 20 artists of any medium with $2,000 in unrestricted funding—and we'll highlight Fellows across our channels while connecting them to a network of local and international artists! Click HERE to learn more and to apply!

Art Museum Playdate: Say it Loud

Join the Philadelphia Musum of Art for this month's Art Museum Playdate: Say It Loud, on Feb 19. Explore ideas of social justice through works from the collection, learn about the “craftivism” movement, ask big questions, and sketch dreams for the future. Best for kids 4–7 and their grown-ups. Click HERE to register for this event!
Job Training, Employment, and Volunteer Opportunities
Click Here to Access More Job Training Resources
District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund

The District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund's mission is: (1) providing access to career pathways in healthcare and human services for incumbent workers and job seekers through education, training and work-based learning; and, (2) building the capacity of the Delaware Valley's healthcare industry to create a highly-skilled workforce through on-the-job training opportunities and the development of an education pipeline that aligns with career ladder steps. 

Click HERE to learn more about these opportunities! 
Free Online Computer Skill Training

Want to develop or learn new computer skills? The People's Emergency Center CDIT department is hosting FREE Zoom classes right now!  Topics include MS Excel, Logo Design, and Google Drive. To learn more about this opportunity click HERE!

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