Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
September 28th, 2021 

Dear UACS families,

Letters from Netter is excited to wish you a Happy National Voter Registration Day! Please see below for more information about how to register, along with the usual back-to-school information, resources, and fun events!
Wishing you good health,
The Netter Center

UACS Programming

UACS Afterschool Programming Sign-Up

UACS programming will start Oct. 4th, Monday through Friday from 3pm to 6pm, available for 2nd to 8th graders.
Click HERE to fill out a survey which will enroll students into the UACS Afterschool Programming. 
Contact Site Director, Latifah Anderson, at (215) 435-2352 or latifahk@sas.upenn.edu.
Hamilton School- Activities include: chess, mentoring, theater arts, homework help, gardening, arts & crafts, sports, and MORE!
Mitchell School (ONLINE) - Activities include: arts & crafts, science experiments, cooking, and MORE! Program supplies will be provided.

Rebel Ventures Hiring

The Rebel Team is looking for a young entrepreneur who is looking to help support their mission to spread healthy deliciousness in the Philadelphia area!

They are looking for high school students interested in joining their Media, Culinary, Graphic Design, and Entrepreneur teams! So if you or someone you know has those skills or is willing to learn, please c
lick HERE to apply!
Local News 
City-Wide Updates
Following the U.S. CDC’s announcement recommending booster doses for certain people who receive the Pfizer vaccine, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health will begin administering those booster doses to eligible people tomorrow. 

Click below to read more information.   

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Penn Updates

A team of Penn researchers developed a highly sensitive, rapid, at-home antigen test for COVID-19. 

Click below to learn more!

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School District of Philadelphia Updates
Superintendent Hite announced that 2021-22 will be his last school year in his current role. The Board of Education will launch a community input process and public search to identify a new superintendent. Dr. Hite will remain in his role until August 31, 2022.
Click below to learn more about this update!
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Community Events, Highlights & Resources

National Voter Registration Day 

Right now: register to vote in any state in less than two minutes online 
  • Previously registered to vote? Confirm your registration or update your address by submitting a new registration 
  • Already double-checked and confirmed you’re registered? Make a plan to vote

Join the National Voter Registration Day - PHL Youth Takeover TODAY! Click HERE to learn more and sign up! 

ABCS Course Event: August Wilson & Beyond

ABCS course AFRC325/723: August Wilson & Beyond is a partnership with the West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance / Paul Robeson House & Museum that brings together participants of different generations with August Wilson's plays as the bridge connecting them. Join the ABCS students on Sunday, October 3rd at 1:30 pm for a performance by Theatre in the X. This event is open to West Philadelphians, Penn students, and anyone who wants to enjoy a good performance and good conversation. Vaccination is required for anyone old enough to be vaccinated. 

Click HERE to register and contact Suzana Berger  (suzanab@sas.upenn.edu; 267-328-5166) or WPCA / Paul Robeson House (WPHLCA@gmail.com; 215-747-4675) for any questions! 

West Philadelphia COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Ups 

St. Barbara's Roman Catholic Church (Mobile Vaccine Clinic)
September 30, 2021 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM 5359 Lebanon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131 

ShopRite of Parkside (Mobile Vaccine Clinic)
October 01, 2021 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM ParkWest Town Center, N 52nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19131

Mural Arts Month

Mural Arts Month, a month-long celebration in October of all the ways Mural Arts Philadelphia uses art to transform public spaces and individual lives, is back. This year’s theme is Re-Emergence, recognizing and saluting the people of Philadelphia for their steady and united return to normalcy. The activity-filled month features a block party, mural dedications, public paint days, panel discussions, community events, artist spotlights, film screenings, mural tours and more. Click HERE to learn more.

Job Training, Employment, and Volunteer Opportunities
Click Here to Access More Job Training Resources

Vaccine Outreach Field Coordinator (Family Medicine and Community Health)

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health GoVax Philly Field Coordinator will support a community-based vaccine program to build the public health workforce and increase vaccine equity. The GoVax Philly Program is building a cohort of vaccine canvassers to conduct door-to-door outreach in West and Southwest Philadelphia, providing vaccine education, scheduling, and coordination for local residents. The Field Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the canvassing program, including managing canvasser schedules, troubleshooting canvasser issues, supporting canvasser training/education, as well as contributing to the development of the overall strategy for the program. Click HERE to get more information and learn how to apply!

Vaccine Field Canvasser (Family Medicine and Community Health)

The GoVax Philly Vaccine Canvasser will conduct door-to-door outreach among residents of West and Southwest Philadelphia, engaging them in conversations regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. The Vaccine Canvasser will be responsible for providing education, dispelling myths, and coordinating vaccine appointments for residents. The Vaccine Canvasser will also be responsible for participating in ongoing education/training opportunities provided by the project team, in order to remain up to date on the latest vaccine research and policy. Click HERE to get more information and learn how to apply!
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