Monday, April 17, 2017
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~~~~~~ This Week ~~~~~~

Tues, Apr 18    9:00am     Glades PATCH Meeting, The Glades Initiative, Inc.
Tues, Apr 18    11:00am   Glades Interagency Network Meeting, Okeechobee Center
Tues, Apr 18    6:00pm     Beautification Advisory Meeting, City of Pahokee
Sat, Apr 22       6:00pm     Spring Festival, Community United Methodist Church
Sat, Apr 22       6:00pm     Bridges at Belle Glade Grand Opening, Bridges at Belle Glade
Sat, Apr 22       2:00pm     Fair Housing Tester Training, Belle Glade Library
Sun, Apr 23      9:00am     Blood Drive, Community United Methodist Church of Pahokee
Glades Area ________________________
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
City of Pahokee Beautification Advisory Board Meeting Beautification

WHEN: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 6:00pm

WHERE: Commission Chambers, 360 E Main Street, Pahokee, FL 33476

Click here for more events happening at the City and to contact for more information
Community United Methodist Church Spring Festival Spring

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 OPENINGOpen

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.
Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County
Fair Housing Project Tester Training FairHousing

The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. is looking for those interested in becoming a tester for our Fair Housing project.  The tester performs a community service and receives compensation by posing as a person seeking to rent, buy or finance a home in order to gather information.  

WHEN: Saturday, April 22, 2017  2:00pm - 4:00pm

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

Click here for a flyer
Call (561)721-6095 to register or for more information
Blood Drive Blood

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
Glades Technical Advisory Committee Meeting

We are pleased to welcome as our GTAC presenter, Mrs. Kimberly Briard, Mentor Coordinator for Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County. We would like to Thank Mrs. Briard for joining us and encourage all interested residents to join us in Belle Glade.

WHEN: Thursday, April 27, 2017  9:30am - 11:00am

WHERE: City of Belle Glade Civic Center, 725 NW 4th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for a flyer
Click here for a meeting agenda
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
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
Introducing the M.A.S.S. Project

Providing uninsured women access to FREE breast health education and mammography screenings at their places of worship.

Click here for more information
South Bay Head Start and Early Head Start Now Accepting Applications!

We will accept applications for all ages (0 to 5). Head Start and Early Head Start provides the following services:
  • Medical and Dental Examinations
  • Vision, Hearing & Speech Screenings                   
  • Nutritional/dietary supervision
  • Mental Health/Psychological
  • Disability Services
All services are FREE for income-eligible families!

Click here to learn more and what you need to apply!
Migrant VPK Registration

WHEN: Monday, May 1, 2017  9:00am - 5:00pm

WHERE: 2625 NW 16th Street, Building 2, Belle Glade, FL 33430

For the following schools:
  • Gove Elementary
  • K.E.C. Canal Point Elementary
  • Pahokee Elementary
  • Pahokee High School
  • Pioneer Park Elementary
What you should bring:
  • Birth Certificate
  • State of Florida Immunization
  • State of Florida Health Examination
  • Two proofs of Residency (ex: electric bill)
  • VPK Certificate (if you already have it)
Click here for a flyer
For more information call 561-996-4909
Federation of Families of South Florida Calendar:
April 2017

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Palm Beach County Library Events: May 2017 
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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
Glades Fest Teacher Job Fair

Why Work in the Glades?
✓ Annual Glades Supplement of $3,750
✓ Additional Jobs to Supplement Income
✓ Professional Development
✓ Small Community with 12 Schools
✓ Leadership & Career Advancement

WHEN: Thursday, May 11, 2017  8:30am - 1:00pm

WHERE: Glades Region Office, 2625 NW 16th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for a flyer
Click here 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:  

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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
Director of Programs & Services ~ Palm Beach Habilitation Center

Director of Community Relations and Fundraising ~ St. Andrew's Episcopal Academy 

Additional listings in Palm Beach County: Click here

Other Areas________________________

Community Action Advisory Board Regular Meeting

The Palm Beach County Community Action Agency's (CAA) mission is to collaborate with other organizations to remove barriers and create opportunities for low income individuals and families that will enable them to become more self-sufficient.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 18, 2017  6:00pm - 7:00pm

WHERE: 810 Datura Street, Basement Conference Room, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

For more information, please contact Grant Compliance Specialist, Doris Davis at or (561) 355-4706
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
Junior League of Boca Raton Upcoming Trainings

Click here to register for any of the listed events

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

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
Palm Beach County Housing Summit 2017

Purpose of Summit: To bring together a diverse group of community leaders, practitioners and stakeholders to identify and garner support for a framework that will make housing attainable to all income levels.  The focus will be on reducing financial barriers, policy and regulatory barriers while exploring innovative tools and models that will provide the housing options that will keep pace with growth in our community.

Who should attend: Those who depend on a thriving, sustainable community including business leaders, employers, elected officials, municipal leaders, developers, real estate professionals, lenders, housing organizations, housing counselors, non-profits, advocates, and policymakers.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 31, 2017  8:00am - 2:00pm

WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Click here for more information or to register

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

Click here to view
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.

Click here to view
Coalition for Community Schools at the Institute for Educational Leadership Newsletter

Click here to view
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.
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
            (Beginning in May - The 1st and 3rd Friday of every month)

WHERE: Community United Methodist Church, 401 SW 1st 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.

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the Glades area
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