Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
Feburary 8th, 2021 

Dear UACS families,

We have had a great start to spring UACS programming!
This week we are starting the "Job Training and Employment Opportunities" section of the newsletter where we will be highlighting career opportunities. Check this section weekly to get new updates!

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

Click here for UACS Site Director Contact Information
UACS Programming
Join us every Friday at 3:15 PM for LGBTQ+ Programming for HS Students! For more info reach out to center@dolphins.upenn.edu!
To learn more about the Lea UACS Afterschool program, click HERE!
Happy Black History Month! Join Ms. Beasley every Wednesday at 4:10 PM for virtual afterschool lessons on Black History! Contact Comegy's UACS Site Director, at aurorac@sas.upenn.edu!
Local News 

City-Wide Updates

Phily residents can now reserve their place in line for the vaccine. Read more about how the city is phasing out the vaccine HERE!

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Penn Updates

Although Penn's "Quiet Period" has ended, the Student Campus Compact and public health guidance from Penn Cares remain in effect. Click HERE to read more!

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School District of Philadelphia Updates

The District will begin a slow transition to a hybrid learning model in February. Learn more about their plans HERE.

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Go to the Young Quakers instagram page to read the full tips by the Penn Nursing Community Champions!
To learn more about how you can participate in this virtual support group, contact the UACS Site director at your school.
View the recording from the Netter Center's event "When the Marches End Part 2", a hallmark program of University of Pennsylvania’s "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Symposium on Social Change" hosted in collaboration with African-American Resource Center (AARC) and PHENND-Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development. Click HERE to view the full recording!
Netter Center Staff Spotlight
Community Events, Highlights & Resources
Jim Brown from the Netter Center Community Advisory Board had his article, "Did Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie use an 'END' around the 'Rooney Rule' not to hire Duce Staley?" published in the Philadelphia Sun on January, 29th. The article regarded the Philadelphia Eagles and its owner Jeffrey Lurie who filled their head coaching vacancy by hiring an unknown, unproven “offensive coordinator” from the Indianapolis Colts named Nick Sirianni.
To read more, click HERE!
This year, the Penn Museum is hosting three jazz events designed for all ages and backgrounds. The "Jazz Combos” series is meant to educate and inspire others about the creative nature of jazz. Each event will center around one of following topics: Multigenerational Music, Music and Protest, and Pushing the Limits. 
The first session is on February 28th at 4:30pm. Registration for all events is completely free and everything is virtual. Click HERE to register!
Job Training, Employment, and Volunteer Opportunities
Join the Philadelphia Youth Leadership Council (PYLC)! The PYLC program offers leadership, public speaking, and relationship-building skills for 7th-12th grade students, in order to build the next generation of Philadelphia leaders. For more information click HERE!
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!
Become a volunteer Philly Reading Coach! PRC combines early reading support, access to books, and community volunteers to boost reading skills for our city’s children. Volunteers can be as young as 14!
Click HERE to learn more about how you can get involved!
Click here to view prior issues of Letters from Netter
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