Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
October 14th, 2021 

Dear UACS families,

Letters from Netter wishes you a happy fall! 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 started 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.

Young Quakers Updates

Last week was Young Quakers first week of in-person  programming!!
Local News 
City-Wide Updates
The City kicked off the Participatory Budgeting pilot program in January of 2021 to allow direct community involvement in City spending decisions. There is $1 million available for infrastructure projects in Philadelphia and community members will come up with ideas and vote on which ones will happen. 

Click below to read more information.   

Click for: City Updates
Penn Updates

The School of Social Policy & Practice addresses social inequities through research.

Click below to learn more!

Click for: Penn Updates
School District of Philadelphia Updates
The 2022-2023 School Selection application opened on Oct. 6th! The school selection process allows students in pre-kindergarten through 11th grade to apply to attend the school of their choice, even if that school is outside their neighborhood or catchment area.
Click below to learn more about this update!
Click for: SDP Updates

Young Quakers Basketball Highlight

Last week YQ had the first Young Quakers Basketball session! They had 18 4th-5th graders from Andrew Hamilton school at the session. Students focused on learning each other’s names, passing and dribbling skills.

Young Quakers Community Athletics (YQCA) is a collaboration between the Netter Center for Community Partnerships and Penn Athletics which creates mutually beneficial partnerships between Penn intercollegiate athletic teams and West Philadelphia public schools. YQCA started was founded in 2012 with Men’s Lacrosse, added Women’s Lacrosse, and Track & Field in 2013, and this year the basketball team is the 4th team to be added to the program!
For more information about Young Quakers, contact Paige Lombard at plombard@sas.upenn.edu
Staff Spotlight
Community Events, Highlights & Resources

West Philadelphia Vaccine Clinics

5530 Chester Ave, 19143
Wednesdays 9 am - 4 pm
Pfizer and J&J vaccine 

Blackwell Library
125 S. 52nd St. 19139
Fridays 1pm - 4pm 
Pfizer and J&J vaccine
Basic Information: 
- Vaccine is always free 
- No insurance or ID required 
- Free SEPTA passes are available on-site 
- Language line interpretation is available 
- Walk-ups are welcome! 
- Appointments for this clinic and all other vaccine clinics are available here in Spanish and English for anyone to schedule: Philadelphia (prepmodapp.) or call 3-1-1 (For interpretation, call 3-1-1, press #5 and say your language to be connected to an interpreter.)
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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