Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
April 12th, 2021 

Dear UACS families,

We hope that everyone is doing well and enjoying this beautiful spring weather! This week is our literacy-themed issue, so take a look below for some great programs and activities. 

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
This UACS program is open for ALL UACS families and will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 pm on April 19th. Click HERE for the Zoom link!

Rocket Readers

Build reading skills & confidence with Wilson-certified reading specialist & curriculum director Ms. Elly!
Join every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 4:10-5:00 pm.
Click HERE to access the Zoom link!
Local News 

City-Wide Updates

The City of Philadelphia has announced that every city resident over the age of 16 will be eligible for the vaccine will be eligible for the Covid-19 Vaccine on April 19th! Click below for more information. 

Click for: City Updates

Penn Updates

The University of Pennsylvania has announced admission decisions for Regular Decision applicants for the Class of 2025.

Click for: Penn Updates

School District of Philadelphia Updates 
The district has released its hybrid learning plan update. Click below to learn more.  

Click for: SDP Updates
Netter Center Staff Spotlight
Community Events, Highlights & Resources
Learn About Early Literacy from The Free Library of Philadelphia
Early Literacy is everything that children learn about reading and writing before they can actually read and write. Reading aloud and bringing books into daily life is the key to encouraging and developing a young child's ability to read. By reading, talking, singing, and playing with your child—you give them the foundation for literacy and success! Click HERE to read more!

UPenn Covid-19 Vaccine: Separating Fact from Fiction

Dr. Florencia Polite, chief of Penn Medicine’s division of general obstetrics and gynecology, will be leading a discussion about vaccine hesitancy in Black and Brown communities on April 14th at 4:00 pm. This event is presented by the Educational Pipeline Program -- a partnership between the Perelman School of Medicine, the Netter Center, Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine, and Sayre, West Philadelphia, Mastery-Shoemaker, and Robeson High Schools. This event is open to the public, and those interested can click HERE to register.  
For more information on Dr. Polite and her work with vaccine hesitancy, please see this article HERE!
Job Training, Employment, and Volunteer Opportunities
Click Here to Access More Job Training Resources

Philadelphia Reading Coaches

PHILLY READING COACHES (PRC) is a program that combines early reading support, access to books, and community volunteers to boost reading skills for our city’s children.

Click HERE to learn more!

WPSI Custodial Services Job Opportunity

The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative is recruiting for training and unionized job opportunities in Custodial Services at Penn. 
- A $150 weekly stipend while enrolled in the program
- The opportunity to interview for union Custodial Services openings with the University of Pennsylvania starting at $17.93 / hour.
Click HERE to learn more! 
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