Monday, April 15, 2019
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~~~ This Week ~~~  

Tue, April 16  9:00 am         Glades Patch Meeting, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Thu, April 18  10:00 am      Financial Literacy in Spanish, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Fri, April 19  6:45 pm          Seven Last Words, St. John First Missionary, Belle Glade
Sat, April 20  11:00 am        Community Easter Egg Hunt, South Bay
Glades Area
Financial Literacy at The Glades Initiative - in Spanish FINANCIAL

The Glades Initiative presents Money Matters Financial Literacy Training in Spanish. Improve your knowledge of banking - attend all three sessions and earn a gift card!
WHEN: Thursdays, April 18, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Call or email Jose at 561-996-3310, or

Click here to learn more (English and Spanish)
Glades PATCH Meeting STAR

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 16, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
Seven Last Words at St. John First Missionary SEVEN

The public is invited to a special program: Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross. 
WHEN: Friday, April 19, 2019 | 6:45 p.m.
WHERE: St John First Missionary Baptist Church, 600 SW 8th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
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South Bay Community Easter Egg Hunt EASTEREGG

New Beginnings Outreach Ministry and KTM Foundation are hosting the 2nd Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt in the city of South Bay. 

WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Northwest corner field on 10th Avenue in South Bay
CONTACT INFO: For more information, call  561-261-7471 or 561-449-3793

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ACEs, Trauma, and Toxic Stress Workshop ACES

This 4-hour intensive workshop will provide an overview, hands-on interactive learning, and strategies on becoming trauma-informed.

WHEN: Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Community United Methodist Church,  401 SW 1st Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please contact: Dominika Nolan,  Center for Child Counseling, Inc.,  561-244-9499,

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Community Health and Wellness Conference

Crossing Bridges of the Palm Beaches is collaborating with Florida-Health-Palm Beach County, Palm Beach State College (Nursing Division), and God's House of Solomon Church to host a Community Health and Wellness Conference; introducing "Sistas Organizing to Survive" Florida Health Department Initiative.

WHEN: Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, Florida 33430
CONTACT INFO: For More Information Please Contact: Linda Warren at 561-779-6734or Coretha Moore-Smith at 561-889-4815

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Grant Opportunity: Community Policing Development

The purpose of this U.S. Department of Justice program is to advance the practice of community policing in law enforcement agencies that are national in scope. Available amount: $6 million total program funds.

DEADLINE: Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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Community Connections for Life, CMHC, in the Glades

From Community Connections for Life: "We are a non-for-profit 501(c)3 Community Mental Health Center that coordinates and monitors wellness services for children, adults and families."

Click here to learn more about Community Connections for Life's programs
Read Like a Commissioner for National Library Week

From the Palm Beach County Library System: "This year's theme for the American Library Association's National Library Week is 'Libraries = Strong Communities.' The theme illustrates how today's libraries are at the heart of our cities, towns, schools and community. To demonstrate this the Palm Beach County Library System (PBCLS) launched the 'Read Like a Commissioner' campaign ..."

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, April 15, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council: 2019 Birth to 22 Business Champions announced, Nonprofit Executive Program with Jim Moran, and much more!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • 19 Positions Open
Other Areas

  • Senior Director
Other Areas
Learning Lab: Publisher 1 Workshop

Create visually rich, professional-looking publications without waiting for a professional printer or learning complicated software. 

WHEN: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Nonprofits First,  1818 S Australian Avenue, #450,  West Palm Beach, FL 33409
CONTACT INFO: For more information, contact Shari J. Hanglan, shanglan@nonprofitsfirst.org561-214-7435

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Win More Business with Social Media

Grow your online store, Learn about Social Media, Improve your SEO.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE:  IBMSECU Delray Beach Branch,  1000 NW 17th Ave,  Delray Beach FL 33445

Click here to learn more
Annual Community Health Worker Symposium

This symposium will continue to provide opportunities for Community Health Workers/Promotores (CHW's) and health and human services professionals to receive valuable information as well as network with many representatives from other community organizations, program funders, and health industry professionals.

WHEN: Friday, April 26, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: South University, 9901 Belvedere Road-Building A, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411

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PBC Library System Celebrates 50 Years

Join in celebrating the Palm Beach County Library System's 50th anniversary with a day of festivities beginning with a welcome ceremony at the Main Library on Sat, Apr 27, at 10:00 am.

WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Main Library, 3650 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
CONTACT INFO: For more information about the Library System's 50th anniversary celebrations, visit

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The XX Factor: Excelling and Expanding Our Impact

One major component of success is understanding the necessity of networking and cultivating relationships. Gain the valuable networking and economic relationships  necessary to significantly expand your career or business.
WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hilton West Palm Beach,  600 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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ACEs to Action Breakfast

Join us to LISTEN, LEARN and LEAD the Fight against ACEs in Palm Beach County. The much-anticipated Fighting ACEs in Palm Beach County White Paper, sponsored by the Quantum Foundation, will be shared.

WHEN: Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Riviera Beach Marina Event Center, 190 E 13th St, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
Medical Interpreter Training - The Glades Initiative MIT

This is a 40-hour basic training for bilingual individuals interested in medical or community interpreting. Participants must attend all 5 days to complete the course. Topics covered: Consecutive Interpretation; Specialized Terminology, such as Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology; Common Medical Problems; Code of Ethics; Multicultural Awareness; Interpreter Skill Development. 
WHEN: Monday, April 29-May 3, 2019 (Mondays and Fridays); early registration ends Friday, April 12, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Keiser University, 2085 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

For information, please see flyer, click here
For Application, click here
For additional questions, call 561-996-3310, or email
Training at The Glades Initiative with Nonprofits First TGITRAININGS

Nonprofits First, in partnership with The Glades Initiative, presents three exciting workshops starting in March for both professionals and community residents. RSVP required - registration is free. 

Understanding & Preventing Compassion Fatigue
WHEN: Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, contact Shari J. Hanglan at 561-910-5069 or
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Fantastic Food Giveaway at Hands Park

Farm Share presents a grocery giveaway event at Hands Park. Families should bring a large canvas bag to walk through distribution line containing produce, bread, and other staples free of charge. First come, first serve, no pre-registration needed. 

WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Hands Park, 500 NW 5th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, contact Robert Rease at 561-449-6932

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Health Wellness Safety & Awareness Block Party

Kings Tutoring Mentoring Foundation/New Beginnings Community Outreach Ministry and other community partners are hosting a community fair. There will be: health checks, HIV testing, mammograms, hurricane awareness, drowning prevention, and more. 

WHEN: Saturday, June 1, 2019
WHERE: Cox Park, 791 NW 1st St, South Bay, FL 33493
CONTACT: For more information,  email

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South Bay Pop Warner Football & Cheer Registration

Football/Cheer registration and volunteer coaches registration sign ups now open. Our Goals of the program are teaching basic skills of football/cheer with fundamentals and safety. Tackle Football/Cheer-Dance for ages 5yr-14yr old South Bay/Belle Glade/Pahokee/Clewiston ***NO YOUTH ID REQUIRED-UNLIMITED WEIGHT*** We are looking for Good Positive Role Models to help emphasize these goals. Come join our team. 

WHEN: Saturday, June 1, 2019 (deadline)  
CONTACT: For more information, call 863-233-9898 or email

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Need Rental, Food Stamp, or Medicaid Assistance?

Catholic Charities-St. Mary's Center in Pahokee, is accepting applications for rental assistance, please call the phone number to inquire about assistance.  We also do benefits enrollment or renewals for food stamps and Medicaid. Our snackpack program given every Friday, can help you provide your kids with food for the weekend. 

Mondays-Tuesdays, and Thursdays-Saturdays (ongoing) | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: 1200 E Main St-Building F, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: For more information, contact  Deisy Corona at  561-924-5677
Funds Available, PBC Impact Fee Affordable Housing

Palm Beach County announces the availability of $1.8 million in Impact Fee Affordable Housing Assistance Program funding. 

Applications accepted
WHEN: Beginning Monday, April 15, 2019 | 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: HES office, 100 Australian Avenue-Suite 500, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

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Marketing Opportunity: Battle of the Pop-Up

The Mall at Wellington Green invites nonprofits and boutique businesses to win four months of retail space including fixtures and utilities! Tell your story, showcase your mission and engage with your community through this unique opportunity.

Deadline for applications
WHEN: Friday, April 19, 2019
CONTACT INFO: Go to to apply. Questions? Call (561) 227-6900.

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PBC Commissioner Applauds Reopening of Office of Drug Control

Press Release: Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay today applauded the announcement by Governor Ron DeSantis that he was re-establishing the Office of Drug Control, an office created by former Governor Jeb Bush but discontinued under former Governor Rick Scott ...

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Splish and Splash with EveryParent

April 1 is "April Pools Day" - the beginning of swim season in Palm Beach County. And who doesn't love to play in a cool pool on a hot day? EveryParent is here to help you and your children do so safely.

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, April 8, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council: Safe Kids Day at Palm Beach Outlets, Boca Hoops Summer Camp, and much more!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

Families First of Palm Beach County
  • Family Support Worker I
  • 19 Positions Open
Previous Postings - Other Areas
2019 Diabetes Coalition Annual Symposium

The Annual Professional Development Symposium 2019 by the Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County returns in April. 

WHEN: Friday, April 26, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
WHERE: Scripps Research - Florida Campus Building B, 120 Scripps Way, Jupiter, FL 33458
CONTACT INFO: For more information email Debby Walters at

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