Monday, April 10, 2017
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~~~~~~ This Week ~~~~~~

Mon, Apr 10      First Day    Certified Nursing Assistant Program Begins, Palm Beach State College
Tues, Apr 11     6:00pm      Lake O Habitat & Fisheries Management Meeting, Clewiston Inn
Wed, Apr 12    12:00pm     How to Start a Successful Business, Belle Glade Library
Wed, Apr 12     5:30pm      Toastmasters Club, Palm Beach State College
Thur, Apr 13     11:00am     Assistance from Sen. Rubio's Staff, West County Senior Center
Thur, Apr 13      7:30pm      Construction Trade Hiring Event, West Tech
Glades Area ________________________

Palm Beach State College's Certified Nursing Assistant Program CNA

Palm Beach State College's Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program starts on April 10th. If you were recently laid off or receiving/no longer receiving unemployment, are 18 years or older, and have a high school diploma or equivalent, you can attend the program at no cost.

There are only 30 spots, so make sure to act fast! You can become a Certified Nursing Assistant in just 5 weeks and watch doors open to new careers.

Those who are qualified and interested should call/email Nicola today to start their career in health care! (561)340-1060, ext. 2698, or
Lake Okeechobee Habitat and Fisheries Management Meeting
Brought to you by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Fish

To provide information and get public input

WHERE: Tuesday, April 11, 2017  6:00pm - 8:00pm

WHEN: The Historic Clewiston Inn, 108 Royal Palm Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440
Successful Business Series: Business
How to Start a Successful Business - Part 1

Sponsored by the Florida Women's Business Center

WHEN: Wednesday, April 12, 2017  12:00pm - 2:00pm

WHERE: Belle Glade Public Library, 725 NW 4th Street, Belle Glade 33430

FREE - Registration Required - Space Limited
Click here to register
Toastmasters Club Toasty

The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback-and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 12, 2017   5:30pm - 6:30pm   

WHERE: Palm Beach State College (room CRB224), 1977College Drive, Belle Glade, FL

For more information and how to join, call: (561)261-5043

Click here to view the website
Senator Rubio's Staff Assisting with Federal Program Concerns Rubio

If you are having an issue with Social Security, Medicare, Veterans Affairs benefits, immigration, the IRS or any federal agency, a member of Senator Rubio's staff will be available to meet with you. Please plan to attend to meet your local staff and find out the services Senator Rubio's Office offers his constituents.

WHEN: Thursday, April 13, 2017  11:00am - 1:00pm

WHERE: West County Senior Center, 2916 State Road #15 Belle Glade, FL 33430

For more information, call the Southeast Regional Office at (561)775-3360

Click here for a flyer
Construction/Building Trade Jobs Hiring and Training Event Jobs

Palm Beach County residents can meet with area employers with immediate job openings to fill as well as training providers to get started on a high-demand, high-paying job in construction/building trades. Participants can also find out how to qualify for training scholarships to learn or upgrade job skills. These events are jointly hosted by CareerSource Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County government, the School District of Palm Beach County, and the Palm Beach County League of Cities.

WHEN: Thursday, April 13, 2017  7:30pm - 9:00pm

WHERE: West Tech, 3805 NW 16th Street, Belle Glade, FL
FREE Legal Services at The Glades Initiative, Inc. Legal

Need legal services? (Child Support, Fair Housing, Immigration, etc.)

Services will be provided by attorney working through the Legal Aid Society, Pro Bono Division, Richard Abedon. All services are offered in
English, Spanish, and Creole.

Call the Glades Initiative, Inc. to make an appointment and find out if you are eligible:

Click here to learn more
Expedition Ice Age
Brought to you by The Lawrence E. Will Museum of the Glades

Journey back in time over 10,000 years to the last Ice Age, when Paleoindians, mastodons, and saber-toothed cats ruled wild Florida!  Come explore the ancient past of the northern Everglades through fossils and artifacts!  Enjoy a fun filled educational outing for the whole family!  Admission is free. Donations gratefully accepted.

WHEN: Now Showing
(Wednesday : 12:00pm to 6:00pm, Thursday through Saturday: 10:00am to 4:00pm)

WHERE: The Lawrence E. Will Museum of the Glades, 530 South Main Street Belle Glade, FL 33430

For more information, please call: (561)853-4443
Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. - Pahokee Center
Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. - Pahokee Center provides primary and preventive medical services for the entire family. We accept most major insurances along with Medicaid. For anyone that does not have health insurance coverage, services are available on a sliding fee scale.

Walk-ins welcome, appointments preferred.
Come visit us at 170 South Barfield Highway, Suite #101, Pahokee, FL 33476.

Our office hours are:
  • Monday/Thursday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm    NEW EXTENDED HOURS!       
  • Tuesday/Wednesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Call (561) 924-6100 to make an appointment or for more information, visit
Kaire & Heffernan Community Scholarships for Florida Students

The Kaire & Heffernan, LLC Community Scholarship for Florida High School students is available to promising young students in the state of Florida whose involvement in their communities reflects the values that we cherish at Kaire & Heffernan, LLC. ( Through this opportunity, we hope to recognize a student who is actively engaged in trying to make the world a better, safer, and more charitable place. In particular, the scholarship will be awarded to a student with a history of volunteering for non-profit organizations in their community. As an added bonus to the scholarship winner's dedication, Kaire & Heffernan will be donating $500 to the Non-profit where they spent time volunteering.

The scholarship will award one student with the following:
  •     A check in the amount of $1,000.00, made payable to the recipient's chosen educational institution, to be used solely for the purposes of tuition and related expenses
  •     A check in the amount of $500.00, made payable as a donation to the local non-profit organization where the winning student volunteered his or her time
We will choose one eligible high school senior during each year in which the scholarships are offered (currently the 2016 - 2017 school year).

Click here for more information and to learn how to apply
Early Head Start Child Care Partnership
Brought to you by the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County

What we offer:
  • Family resources and engagement opportunities
  • Formula, wipes, diapers, and healthy meals
  • Qualified Teachers - low teacher/child ratios
  • Serving infants and toddlers
  • Full day, year-round services
Click here to learn more
Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce Newsletter:
April 2017

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Federation of Families of South Florida Calendar:
April 2017

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Coalition for Community Schools at the Institute for Educational Leadership Newsletter

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Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) Weekly Digest

This periodical e-newsletter focuses on obesity and low-income children and adults, looking at the intersection of obesity, low income, food insecurity, the federal nutrition programs, and federal food and nutrition policy.

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From Commissioner McKinlay's Office
Palm Beach County Approves Plans to Combat Opioid Epidemic and Human Trafficking; Establishes Paid Parental Leave Policy for Employees

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H.E. HILL Construction Academy SALE

Beautiful picnic tables and swinging benches for sale!
Get them before they're gone!


WHERE: 2625 NW 16th Street / Hwy 715 Belle Glade, Florida 33430

Click here for pictures and details
Glades PATCH Meeting PATCH

The Glades PATCH (Planned Approach To Community Health) is a program designed to help the community evaluate, plan and implement health education and disease prevention and intervention programs. PATCH helps promote the health of the community to include social, emotional and physical well-being of its citizens. PATCH is a partnership of concerned citizens and organizations. This partnership provides a forum for identifying health problems affecting the community and mobilizing the community to plan, conduct and evaluate intervention services. The meeting is open to all who wish to join.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 18, 2017   9:00am - 10:45am

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
Glades Interagency Network (GIN) Meeting GIN

WHEN: Tuesday, April 18, 2017   11:00am - 12:00pm

WHERE: The Okeechobee Center, 101 Everglades Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
Community United Methodist Church Spring Festival

Yard Sale - Health Screenings - Area Vendors
Children's Crafts - Bounce House
Green Market - Baked Goods - Roasted Corn

Lunch (Dine in or Take out)
Bar BQ Sandwich, chips, and drink

WHEN: Saturday, April 22, 2017  9:00am - 2:00pm

WHERE: Community United Methodist Church, 401 SW First Street, Belle Glade, FL

All proceeds go to Local Missions Outreach.

For more information, contact Mayra at (561)996-5568
Bridges at Belle Glade GRAND OPENING

The grand opening will include a resource fair, a site tour, food, a ribbon cutting ceremony, activities for families and children!

WHEN: Saturday, April 22, 2017  10:00am

WHERE: Bridges at Belle Glade, 33 West Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL 33430

For more information, please contact: (561)992-8210
RSVP to Trenesia Rozier at by Monday, April 17th.
Blood Drive

All donors will receive a FREE OneBlood Golf Umbrella and a wellness check-up including blood pressure, iron count, pulse, and cholesterol screening.

WHEN: Sunday, April 23, 2017  9:00am - 2:00pm

WHERE: First United Methodist Church, 491 E Main St, Pahokee, FL 33476

Make an appointment online at and use sponsor code #7998
Introduction to Finding Grants for Nonprofits

This session provides an introduction to the Foundation Center's comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization's funding needs. We will also review other sources of funding information and review the resources available at the library.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 26, 2017  2:00pm - 3:00pm

WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Preregistration is required; register by calling the Belle Glade Branch Library at (561)996-3453
Seeing the World: Free Eye Exams/Glasses Eye

We are pleased to announce that the Seeing the World Program will be at C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinic of Belle Glade!

WHEN: Thursday, April 27, 2017  11:00am - 4:00pm (By appointment ONLY)

WHERE: C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics, 941 SE 1st Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for a flyer

To make your appointment, call (561)642-1023
2017 InnovateHER - Palm Beach County

InnovateHER is an annual prize competition to showcase the most innovative products and services that impact and empower women's lives.

WHEN: Monday, May 8, 2017  8:00am - 6:00pm

Click here for more information or to register
Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards

Sponsored by the Ascena Foundation, the Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards program provides financial awards to everyday heroes who are making the world a better place for women and children, with a focus in the areas of health, education, social reform, and esteem. Each year, the program chooses a single grand-prize winner to receive $100,000 and two runners up to receive $25,000 based on work they do that empowers women and children in the fields listed above. Now in its third year, the program has issued a call for anyone to nominate themselves or their peers (any eligible organization) for their chance to win the 2017 Jaffe Award.

Nomination Deadline: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Click here for more information or to nominate
Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County
Monday Morning Update
See how the Children's Services Council is working for our children:  

Click here to view
CareerSource Job Opportunities in the Glades Career 

Are you 17-24 years old?
Not employed?
Out of school?
Ready to work?

Find out if you are eligible to participate in a five-week, paid work readiness program.

Job Opportunities

In the Glades

The Sun
Indeed Jobs
Hot Jobs in the Glades
Multiple positions at the City of Belle Glade

In Other Areas

Multiple Positions Open ~ Family Central, Broward/Miami-Dade, FL 
Communication and Grants Manager ~ ArtServe, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Director of Innovative Initiatives ~ Junior Achievement of South Florida, Coconut Creek, FL
Director of Campaign Development & Strategy ~ Junior Achievement of South Florida
Office Manager/Admin Assistant ~ Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Palm Beach, FL

Additional listings in Palm Beach County: Click here

Other Areas________________________

Human Trafficking Coalition Meeting

Our guest speaker is Becky Dymond hosting a special presentation titled "Leaving the Life"  and our spotlight speaker is Patricia Goodrich from Center for Family Services.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 12, 2017  10:00am - 12:00pm

WHERE: Palm Beach County Emergency Operations Center, 20 S Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL
7th Annual South Florida Community Health Worker and Patient Navigators Regional Symposium

This symposium provides an opportunity for Community Health Workers/Patient Navigators (CHWs/PNs) to receive valuable training in English and Spanish on various topics, Florida CHW Certification information/updates, as well as provides an opportunity for CHWs/PNs to network with many representatives from hospitals, nursing homes, insurance companies, community organizations, program funders, and health industry professionals.

WHEN: Thursday April 20, 2017  8:30am - 3:00pm

WHERE: Bethesda Hospital West, Education Classroom, 9655 Boynton Beach Blvd, Boynton Beach, FL 33472

Click here to register
In an Age of Violence: Helping Children and Families Cope

This conference will examine ways to decrease the effects of toxic stress, depression, and anxiety resulting from violence in their neighborhoods, homes, and in the media.

COST: (includes 11 CEUs):
  • $150 for MHAPBC members
  • $175 for non-members
  • Ask about our group rates! Call today for more information 561-832-3755

WHEN: Thursday, April 20, 2017   1:00pm - 5:00pm
            & Friday, April 21, 2017   9:00am - 4:00pm

WHERE: Palm Beach Airport Hilton, 150 Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL

Click here for more information or to register
The Many Faces of Diabetes Symposium

The Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County, in collaboration with Palm Healthcare Foundation and Jupiter Medical Center, is hosting its second annual diabetes educational symposium for healthcare providers and professionals. Breakfast and lunch included.

WHEN: Friday, April 28, 2017  8:00am - 4:45pm

WHERE: The Scripps Research Institute, 130 Scripps Way, Building B, Jupiter, FL 33458

Click here for more information or to register
Job Fair @ CityPlace

All Job Seekers Welcome! On-site recruiting by 30+ local West Palm Beach employers. Full time, part time, and weekend positions available.

WHEN: Thursday, May 11, 2017  4:00pm - 7:00pm

WHERE: Harriet Himmel Theater at CityPlace, 600 S Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

FREE to the public!
5th Annual Young Adult Job and Resource Fair

Bring your resume, dress for success, and prepare to be interviewed!

WHEN: Saturday, May 13, 2017  9:00am - 12:00pm

WHERE: Mary McDonald Wilson Center at Gaines Park, 1501 N Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Click here for a flyer

Also see flyer for Pre-Job Fair Workshops!
Early Childhood or After School Training Information Session

Join us for a FREE Information Session to review the requirements of local and state licensing.We also will look at the educational pathway offered at Palm Beach State College to assist you in reaching your professional goals.

WHEN: Tuesday May 16, 2017  6:30pm - 8:30pm

WHERE: Palm Beach State College, Continuing Education Building, Room CE118, 4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL

Click here for a flyer
43rd Annual Equal Opportunity Day Awards Luncheon

FPL & Urban League of Palm Beach County invite you to the 43rd Annual Equal Opportunity Day Awards Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Steve Pemberton, author of "A Chance in the World" and honoring the lifetime achievement of Clarence D. Williams and Beatrice J McKoy on May 23rd. Also honoring Michael Gauger and David Bernhardt Tickets are $125.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 23, 2017  11:30am - 1:30pm

WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Click here to register

Previous Postings - The Glades Area ___

Summer Camp Scholarship Program

Offering eligible children a full scholarship to day camp for the entire summer; allowing parents to choose from participating camps located throughout Palm Beach County that meet their child's needs and interests

Click here for details
Swim Lesson Vouchers Available on April 1st

The Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County's application for free/reduced cost swimming lessons will be available starting this Saturday, April 1st, on the Coalition's website The $50 vouchers either entirely or nearly cover the cost of six to eight swim lessons at 18 Palm Beach County pools. The vouchers are for Palm Beach County families with children between the ages of 3 and 12 who need to learn how to swim. Families must meet certain eligibility requirements. Be sure to follow the online directions to fill out the application and email it. The DPC will notify you if your application has been received.

If you have a group, such as a summer camp or afterschool center, that needs swim lessons or if you have any questions, please email Anna Stewart at or call at (561)616-7068. The vouchers are on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be available until funds run out.
Palm Beach County Library Events (Glades Area):
April 2017 

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Aetna Foundation: 
2017 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program

We are pleased to announce our 2017 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program. We recognize that individual health is rooted in the community: in the places where we live, learn, work, play, and pray. By increasing the opportunities to make healthy choices in these places, we empower whole communities to lead healthier lives.

Please click here for details

Trustbridge Provides Free Grief Support in Belle Glade Grief

Since 1978, Trustbridge Hospice (you may know us as Hospice of Palm Beach County) has been caring for our community. Our compassionate professionals provide hospice care for families facing serious illness. We also offer grief support to any family that has suffered the loss of a loved one.

Please know, you are not alone in your grief. We are here to support you.
Our Belle Glade Grief Support Group is free of charge and open to the public.

WHEN: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month  9:00am - 10:00am

WHERE: Trustbridge Office, 327 SE 2nd Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

If you have any questions, please call (561)227-5175, otherwise you are welcome to stop by and join us.
FREE Community Lunch for Seniors (60+)

Please join us for a nutritious meal and the opportunity to socialize with friends.

WHEN: Monday - Friday  12:00pm

WHERE: West County Senior Center, 2916 State Road 15, Belle Glade 33430  
              Tanner Park Community Center, 105 E. Palm Beach Road, South Bay 33493

If you are interested in more information on the Lunch Program for adults over 60 years of age or for volunteering opportunities, please call us at the Senior Nutrition Program, (561) 355-4740.

Previous Postings - Other Areas___

Junior League of Boca Raton Upcoming Trainings

Click here to register for any of the listed events

Navigating the School District: Connecting the Dots for Our Children and Families
Presented by Dr. Ann Faraone

Audience: All.

WHEN: Thursday, April 13, 2017  9:00am - 11:00am
WHERE: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Facebook for Beginners: Use the Powerful Marketing Tool to Connect with Supporters
Presented by Leon Fooksmans

Audience: All.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 25, 2017  9:00am - 11:00am
WHERE: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Introduction to Finiding Grants

Presented by Liz Locke

Audience: Beginning funding researchers or those desiring a refresher.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 2, 2017     9:00am - 10:00am  
        WHERE: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL 3343

Introduction to Foundation Maps

Presented by Liz Locke

Audience: All, including grant-makers.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 9, 2017  10:00am - 11:00am
WHERE: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Mission-Based Strategic Planning
Presented by Dr. Christopher Noe

Audience: Nonprofit leaders and board members.

WHEN: Thursday, May 18, 2017  0:00am - 11:00am
WHERE: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Click here to register for any of the listed events

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