Monday, April 16, 2018
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Mon, April 16 6:00 pm     Spring Workshop on Career Counseling,  West Tech , Belle Glade    
Tue, April 17 9:00 am     Glades PATCH Meeting, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade     
Tue, April 17 10 am - 2 pm    Food Box Distribution -  Call   The Glades Initiative
Wed, April 18 10 am - 2 pm   Food Box Distribution -  Call   The Glades Initiative  
Wed, April 18 10:00 am  Financial Literacy (Spanish), The Glades Initiative , Belle Glade   
Thu, April 19 10:00 am    Senior Health Expo, Glades Pioneer Terrace, Belle Glade
Thu, April 19 12:30 pm    Educational Workshop, West County Senior Center, Belle Glade
Thu, April 19 11:00 am   Barry U Lunch & Learn, Palm Beach State College, Belle Glade 
Fri, April 20 10:00 am      Financial Literacy (Spanish), The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade   
Sat, April 21 10:00 am     Power of Attorney Event,  West Tech , Belle Glade       
Sat, April 21 12:00 pm    Family Fun Day, Palm Beach State College, Belle Glade    
Sat, April 21 8:00 am      Great American Clean Up, Pahokee      
Sun, April 22 11:00 am   Women's Day Observance, St. John 1st Missionary, Belle Glade    
Mon, April 23 5:30 pm     Focus Group Participants Needed,  Florida Comm. Health Center , Pahokee
Tue, April 24 8:30 am      Medical Interpreter Training, Keiser, West Palm Beach
Glades Area
FREE Food Boxes available for Distribution in the Glades through April - sign up your organization now!FOODBOXES

If your organization wants to distribute the white food boxes to people in need in the Glades area, call us (Sandy 996-3310) to make an appointment for pick up. Pick up days will be April 17th , 18th 23rd, and 24th from 10 am - 2 pm. Once you call and have a confirmed appointment for pick up, we will tell the specific pickup location here in the Glades. 

The boxes contain items such as cereal, Chef Boyardee, trail mix, granola bars, Pop Tarts, pudding, and shelf stable milk. The goal is to feed as many people as possible, and feed again, until every food box goes out before the food's expiration date which is July of 2018.

Pick up times for approved organizations
WHEN: Tuesday, April 17, 18, 23, 24, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade
CONTACT INFO:  To sign up for this opportunity, please contact Sandy at The Glades Initiative - by email or by phone at 561-996-3310

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Medical Interpreter Training - The Glades Initiative - Early Registration Deadline 04/13/18 MIT

We are currently enrolling bilingual participants in our upcoming Medical Interpreter Training (40 hrs.) which starts on April 24, 2018 in West Palm Beach! This training is currently offered only once a year here in Palm Beach County, and other similar trainings will cost travel expenses and much higher registration fees, so don't miss out on this opportunity!  

The purpose of this training is for bilingual health and human service workers to learn about consecutive interpretation, specialized medical terminology, A&P, common medical problems, code of ethics, multicultural awareness and interpreter skills training.  This course is recognized by the IMIA - International Medical Interpreters Association -  and it prepares participants to apply for the national certification.

WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 24, 26, May 1, 3, 8, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Keiser University, 2085 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
COST: $500, $450 (early bird), call about scholarship opportunities
CONTACT INFO: Karis Engle, 561-996-3310, or
Spring Workshop: Career CounselingTRIO 

Join the TRIO Educational Opportunities Center for free professional and personal development workshops at West Technical Education Center in Belle Glade.

Career Counseling
WHEN: Monday, April 16, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: West Technical Institute - Building 1, 2625 State Hwy 715, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  Call 561-868-4068

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Glades PATCH MeetingPATCH

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 17, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
Financial Literacy (Spanish) - The Glades InitiativeSPANISHFINANCIAL

The Glades Initiative is presenting a series of financial literacy trainings in Spanish based on the FDIC's Money Smart program, designed to teach residents how to enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships. Take control of your money to reach your goals!

WHEN: Wednesdays and Fridays, April 18, 20, 25, 27, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Ave C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Jose Zaragoza, 561-996-3310,

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Spring into Good Health, Senior Health Expo SPRING

Join us at the Senior Health Expo, sponsored by Trustbridge, in partnership with Glades Pioneer Terrace and Glades Diamond Apartments. Free health screenings and free refreshments will be available.

WHEN: Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Glades Pioneer Terrace, 200 Dorothy Wilford Circle, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Call Tiffany Louis at 561-235-4679 or email You can also call Dynesha Wade at 561-992-4457 or email

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Your Health Matters: Free Educational WorkshopsYOURHEALTHMATTERS

Learn more about local health care resources and services, health insurance, staying healthy, getting the most out of your doctor visits, and more at free educational workshops at the West County Senior Center. Healthy snacks, giveaways and certificates of completion included. 

WHEN: Thursdays, April 19, 26, 2018 | 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: West County Senior Center, 2916 State Road 15, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, call 561-844-4220, ext. 1600, or 863-532-3099.

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Barry U Social Work Lunch & Learn BARRY

Join Palm Beach State College and Barry U for a lunch and learn. Barry U will be on campus in Belle Glade to discuss classes that will be offered.  

WHEN: Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, Room CRA 205, 1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Visit, or call 305-899-4765,

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Power of Attorney Outreach Event POWEROFATTORNEY

During this event you will be able to appoint a trusted person to take all actions necessary for the care of your minor children. Please bring proof of ID and copies of birth certificates for all children. All persons who need to sign the power of attorney document should be present. Sponsored by Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. 

WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: West Tech, 2625 NW 16th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  Call 800-277-7680 or visit

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Family Fun Day at PBSC - Belle Glade Campus FAMILYFUNDAY

The community is invited to attend a Family Fun Day event at Palm Beach State College in Belle Glade. Bring your beach chairs and join for a family-friendly day of fun!

WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College at Belle Glade, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  Call 561-993-1188 for more information

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Pahokee Joins Great American Clean Up, Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful Efforts CLEANUP 

Join us as we clean up the city of Pahokee in partnership wth the Great American Clean Up and Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful. Registered Volunteers will receive a t-shirts, gloves and trash bags to help keep our city, the city of Pahokee, clean.  
This is a great opportunity to make new friends, share family time together and  unit in our community and protect the environment we call home.  And after we have finished cleaning up and picking up, lunch is on us at 11:30! 

WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE:  115 E Main St,  Pahokee, FL 33476
TO REGISTER:  Call 561-924-7832, contact Sherryll Carter/Alvin Johnson,

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St. John 1st Missionary Baptist Church invites you to its annual Women's Day Observance: "Godly Women Living Fulfilled Lives." The speaker for the event is Minister Belinda Smith. 

WHEN: Sunday, April 22, 2018 | 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: 600 Southwest 8th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, visit

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Focus Group Participants Needed FOCUS

"Healthcare, Health Behaviors and Health Attitudes" is the topic for this thought-provoking Focus Group. Come share your thoughts and opinions about these issues in the Glades. This event is brought to the community in partnership with the Health Council of Southeast Florida and Florida Community Health Centers, Inc.

Attending participants will receive a $20 gift card and light refreshments will be available.  So we may plan accordingly, your RSVP is required.

WHEN: Monday, April 23, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Florida Community Health Center, 170 S Barfield Hwy 101, Pahokee, FL 33476
RSVP:  To reserve your place in the Focus Group, contact Molly Ferguson at .

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Palm Beach State College Information Sessions

Palm Beach State College will be holding Post Secondary Adult Vocational monthly Info-sessions. The  monthly sessions will be held on the last Tuesday of each month. 
The Glades community is invited to hear about our Welding, Diesel Mechanic, Cosmetology, Barbering, Nails and Facials programs. We'll have representatives from Advising, Registrar, Financial Aid departments and Career Source. In addition, we will arrange tours of the Welding, Diesel Mechanic, Cosmetology shops.  This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered and jump start your future.   

WHEN: Tuesday, April 24, May 29, June 26, July 31, 2018 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade, FL 33430
TO REGISTER:  Call 561-993-1143

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Meet New School Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy II

A Meet Our Superintendent event will be held at West Tech. The Glades region is invited to participate in a meet and greet with Dr. Donald E. Fennoy II. 

WHEN: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: West Tech - Atrium, 2625 NW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Peppi Head Start Health and Recruitment Fair

Peppi Head Start will be hosting the Health and Recruitment Fair to start off the summer with food, games, learning activities, prizes and much more information about our Head Start services in the Belle Glade community.  

WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: 301 SW 8th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  Ayesha S. Pugh, MBA,  Family & Community Engagement Manager,  LSF/ PEPPI Head Start,  561-257-2759,

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Step Show Coming to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center

Molodi: An Experiment in Body Percussion is coming to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on Friday, May 4! This step-type show features a performance ensemble that uses only their bodies as instruments, taking body percussion to the extreme. Consisting of artists from Stomp, Cirque du Soleil, Step Afrika! and Stomp the Yard, their unique blend of collegiate stepping, gumboots, beatbox, poetry, hip hop dance, guerilla theatre and robust personalities bring to life a high-energy, immersive experience.

WHEN: Friday, May 4, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center - PBSC, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, call the box office at 561-993-1160 or visit

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Two-Bedroom Apartments in New South Villas

New South Bay Villas has two-bedroom apartments available for a three- to four-person household. 

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Scholarship Opportunities
Farmworker Scholarship

Governor Rick Scott signed  a bill into law this year that created the Farmworker Scholarship.
Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements (see attached flyer) may be  able to receive funding covering tuition and fees at a public institution  starting with the 2018-19 academic year. Between now and July, we are  working to identify farmworkers and the children of farmworkers and then  determine if they meet the eligibility requirements.

CONTACT INFO: Katy Joyner, State Scholarship and Grant Programs, Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA), Florida Department of Education, 850-410-5182

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Nursing Scholarship Now Open

Since 2001, Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc. has awarded more than $1 million in nursing scholarships, due to the generosity of donors and the foundation's commitment to nursing advancement in Palm Beach County. Palm Healthcare Foundation partners with The George Snow Scholarship Fund to annually provide a needs-based scholarship program that encourages individuals in the community to enter and advance in the nursing profession. The 2018 scholarship application is now open. 

CONTACT INFO: Any questions regarding the application or the eligiblity requirements, please contact: Pam Perrin,, 561-347-6799, or Leslie Cornwell,, 561-347-6799

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Foster Families and Foster Kids Eligible for Free Camp

Camp Anderson in Partnership with Florida Coalition for Children and One Voice IMPAACT is offering about 850 free camp sponsorships for Child Welfare students, guys and girls ages 12-18. These sponsorships will be given away on a first come first served basis. Camp is located in Old Town, Florida. 

CONTACT INFO: If you have questions, please contact Shelby by email

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Apply for the Summer Youth Program

If you are: between the ages of 17-24 years old, not employed or working, and not enrolled in school (high school/college), you can obtain Microsoft credentials, hospitality credentials, and more! Apply before May 31 to build your future. 

WHEN:  Monday, July 9, 2018 - August 10, 2018
CONTACT INFO: 561.340.1060 ext.2361 *

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Grant Opportunity - Emergency Food Shelter Program Notification

From the United Way of Palm Beach County: For those of you interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds, please read this closely: Our Local EFSP Board recently announced that Phase 35 applications will be made available starting Monday, April 16, 2018, at under "Get Help - Nonprofit Resources". This decision has been made even though the EFSP National Board still has not allocated funds to any local jurisdictions. That means our Local Board still does not know how much money Palm Beach County will be getting for Phase 35. The deadline for completed Phase 35 applications to be submitted is 12:00 (NOON) on Friday, May 4, 2018 ..."

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Losing Your Health Insurance? 

If you are losing your health insurance, sign up for a new plan at Certain life changes qualify you to sign up for health insurance outside of open enrollment time. This is cadlled a Special Enrollment Period. 

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Tax Collector Anne Gannon: Tax Talk

From the office of Anne Gannon: " April is a busy month at the Tax Collector's Office. The 2017 property tax season wrapped up on April 2, 2018. We now begin the process for collecting delinquent property taxes. April is your last chance to sign up for our Installment Payment Plan. The application deadline is April 30 ..."

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Lighthouse Cafe March 2018 Newsletter

Read about the work of the Lighthouse Cafe in Belle Glade!

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, April 16, 2018

Children's Services Council's weekly news and information bulletin. 

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • Licensed or Registered Intern Mental Health Clinician
  • 18 Positions Open
Other Areas
Learning Lab: Excel Level Two

Learn the essentials regarding visualizations in Excel by creating charts and graphs. Work with advanced Formulas and Functions in Excel and how to manipulate and analyze large amounts of data using auto-filters and sorting features.

WHEN: Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Nonprofits First,  1818 S Australian Avenue, #450,  West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
CONTACT INFO:  Shari Hanglan,  shanglan@nonprofitsfirst.org561-214-7435

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Youth Summit 2018: Think Like a Boss, Act Like a Boss

The Youth Summit 2018: Think Like a Boss, Act Like a Boss event will be held at Palm Beach Lakes High School and will cover topics from Career Development, Scholarships, Healthy Relationships, Drug & Gang Prevention Education, and Dealing with Emotions. A free morning snack and lunch will be provided. Participants receive 10 hours of community hours for attending.
WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2018  | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach Lakes High School, 3505 Shiloh Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
CONTACT INFO:  If you have any questions please email  or call Pal Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition - Alexa Lee at 561-374-7627

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2018 Community Health Worker Annual Regional Symposium

Save the date for the 8th Annual Community Health Worker Annual Regional Symposium in South Florida. 

WHEN: Tuesday, May 15, May 16, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Miami Dade College - Hialeah campus, 1780 West 49th Street, Hialeah, FL 33012 (Day 1); Bethesda Hospital West, 9655 W Boynton Beach Blvd, Boynton Beach, FL 33472 (Day 2)

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The Neurobiology of Trauma and Grief

In the aftermath of national tragedy, the importance of trauma-informed care has been highlighted. Dr. Hans Watson will educate participants on how the brain processes trauma and will guide participants to a greater understanding of how this framework can support clients through change. Objectives include learning how to recognize grief versus trauma and what tools to use to work through the resistant client. 

WHEN: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: New York Life Auditorium, Sunrise, FL 33323
RSVP: Register at
COST: $35

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area

Support The Glades Initiative for Great Give 2018!

We need your help! Consider making a donation to The Glades Initiative for the Great Give 2018 on April 24, 2018!  We are making a difference in the Glades area by assisting thousands of families with access to vital services, including healthy, affordable food and health insurance.

We are a small nonprofit and spend the vast majority of our time providing services to the community, as such, we do not have formal fundraisers and try to take advantage of collaborative efforts like the Great Give to raise the donations we need. Please help us by forwarding this message to others you think will donate.

Learn more about us and set a reminder to support our mission by donating on April 24, 2018 (midnight to midnight) at the following link:
Become a Professional in the Field of Counseling 

Certification and licensure offered for a number of counseling careers. Sessions held at Lakeside Medical Center in Belle Glade. 

CONTACT: 561-463-9249 or 561-983-8588

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Do You Know the Glades' Oldest Residents? 

West County Senior Center would  like to identify and honor Glades area oldest citizens. If you are a Centenarian in the Glades or are aware of one and would like them to receive a Certificate of Recognition from West County Senior Center during the month of May, please contact West County Senior Center. 

CONTACT INFO:  Willie A Miller Jr,  Center Manager,, or 561- 996-4808

Click here for details on how to nominate someone
On the Town Features Glades Area 

A new episode of On the Town features the Glades area. Watch the half-hour clip by clicking here.
CSC: Monday Morning Update, April 9, 2018

Children's Services Council's weekly news and information bulletin. 

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • 20 Positions Open
Other Areas

  • Marketing/Public Relations Summer Intern
Previous Postings - Other Areas
Adult and Childhood Sexual Trauma - Lunch and Learn

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County will be hosting a workshop on the Clinical Aspects of Adult and Childhood Sexual Trauma, presented by Dr. Jane Harris.

Participants will be introduced to:
* the prevalence in our community
* impacts on victims, including male victims
* dissociation
* screening tools
* general treatment issues

3 Continuing Education Credits available
WHEN: Friday, April 20, 2018  | 11:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County, 909 Fern Street, West Palm Beach FL 33401
TO RSVP: Please register for the event by calling (561)832-3755 or registering on our website
COST: $25 (members), $30 (non-members), Free (LTC Mentors)

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Diabetes Coalition: Advancing New Frontiers for Professionals

The Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County presents: Advancing New Frontiers for Professionals: Contemporary and Emerging Developments in the Prevention and Management of Diabetes. 
WHEN: Friday, April 27, 2018  | 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
WHERE: Scripps Research Institute, Scripps Florida Building B, 130 Scripps Way, Jupiter, FL 33458
CONTACT INFO: For more information, email Debby Walters, executive director, at
COST: $65 (physicians and nurses), $45 (all other healthcare professionals)

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Posting Information: eBlast and Volunteers
Anyone wishing to add their local announcements or events is welcome to submit their information by Friday to be posted the following week. Please include a brief summary of the information to be posted with your contact name, phone number, and/or flyer. Advertise

*If you want to submit a posting please email us at
or (561) 996-3310
If you would like to submit your volunteer opportunities on our site below, please email us at

Check the Glades Community Calendar 
for additional activities scheduled in
the Glades area
Check out Volunteer Opportunities at the Glades Initiative or opportunities with our Partners in the Glades
Donate to the Glades Initiative, Inc.



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