Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
May 17th, 2021 

Dear UACS families,

We hope that everyone is doing well! The weather is heating up, so make sure that you are staying hydrated and cool. Take a look below for some summer programming information!

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

UACS Summer Enrichment Programs 

We are excited to announce a diverse set of summer programs providing unique enrichment opportunities for West Philadelphia students of all ages!
For more information contact:  
- Comegys: Aurora Coon - (215)913-0599
- Lea & Penn Alexander: Arttia watts - (215)435-0314
- Mitchell & Hamilton: Latifah Anderson - (215)435-2352
Click HERE to access a flyer with more specific programming information! 

Attention 6th-12th Graders! 

Our Summer WorkReady Program is almost full!!  This is a six-week paid summer internship. In addition to virtual programming, we are planning for 3 days per week of in-person engagement for summer 2021.
Programming includes:
- General Career Exposure 
- Performing Arts 
- Visual Arts and Media 
- Sports and Fitness 
- Health and Healthcare 
- Entrepreneurship 
- Social Justice 
- Community Service 
- Culinary Arts 
- Nutrition 
- Academic Support and College Prep 

Participants will be eligible for a stipend through Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN)
If you haven't completed your online application yet, please send an email to netter-pyn@sas.upenn.edu for instructions on how to apply.
Local News 

City-Wide Updates

The Philly Inquirer has released an informational guide to Philly's Covid-19 reopening. Click below to read more!

Click for: City Updates

Penn Updates

On Monday, May 17th, Upenn will honor the class of 2021 with a hybrid 265th Commencement Celebration. 

Click for: Penn Updates

School District of Philadelphia Updates 

The 65th annual Young Artists Exhibition has opened virtually, showcasing 2,000 pieces of artwork. Click below to learn more!

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UACS Sport Intern Spotlights

Netter Center Staff Spotlight
Community Events, Highlights & Resources

PDHP Vaccines for Teens

The Philadelphia Department of Health (PDPH), in collaboration with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Black Doctors COVID Consortium, invites all teenage students to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine at upcoming teen-centered events. 
Starting May 14th, teenage students can receive the two-dose Pfizer vaccine at teen-led vaccination events taking place at convenient locations throughout Philadelphia. Teens can register themselves and do not need to be accompanied by an adult to receive the vaccine. Click HERE for more information!

Penn Center for Social Impact Strategy
CSIS is pleased to announce a new program this summer for Philadelphia-area high school students: The Youth Summer Social Impact Institute. This high-energy, fully virtual course will equip students with the foundations of social innovation as they learn the strategies and tools needed to affect positive social impact.
Students in this program will participate in 7 weeks of fast-paced learning and application, culminating in students’ creation of a working prototype — related to a social impact interest of their choosing — and a final capstone presentation. Students who complete all learning goals and program requirements will receive a certificate of completion from the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Social Impact Strategy.
Registration is open to any students who will be enrolled in a Philadelphia area high school for fall 2021. Program registration opens on May 9, 2021. Students or their parent/guardian can sign up HERE. Students at schools partnered with the Netter Center can register for free using the code “Netter” when they sign up.

The Free Library of Philadelphia Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! The Free Library of Philadelphia is featuring a selection of books to celebrate the month. Click HERE to look at their selection!
Job Training, Employment, and Volunteer Opportunities
Click Here to Access More Job Training Resources

FabYouthPhilly is Hiring!

Make a difference this summer and make some money! Join the Fab Youth Philly team. They are currently still hiring supervisors, group leaders, and social workers. This is the last week to get your resumes in, and interviews end on Thursday, May 20th. Click HERE to apply!

Free Computer Classes and Technology

Spring is a great time to brush up on computer skills or learn something new! PEC's digital inclusion program offers remote classes for adults and programs for youth in grades six to ten. Click HERE for details and registration. If you have any questions, call Nathan at 267-777-5816.
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