Monday, April 22, 2019
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~~~ This Week ~~~  

Wed, April 24  5:00 pm        Take Stock in Children Mentoring Event, Boys & Girls Club, Belle Glade
Thu, April 25  9:30 am         Glades Technical Advisory Committee Meeting , Pahokee Marina
Thu, April 25  10:00 am       Summer Camp Registration, CMHC, Belle Glade
Fri, April 26  1:00 pm           West Tech Home Health Aide Graduation, West Tech, Belle Glade
Sat, April 27  8:30 am          Super Social Saturdays, Belle Glade
Sat, April 27  10:00 am        Dementia Awareness , Greater Union Missionary, South Bay
Sun, April 28  10:00 am      Int'l Food Festival, St Philip Benizi Catholic Church, Belle Glade
Sun, April 28  3:08 pm        Black Business Expo, Lomax Harrelle Pavilion, Belle Glade
Glades Area
Medical Interpreter Training - LAST CHANCE! 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
Active Shooter Response Training 

This course is designed to train people in civilian active shooter response. This course will cover situational awareness, mental preparedness, history of active shooter events, psychological and physiological effects of a violent encounter, training mistakes, proper training defined, active shooter statistics/history, the origin of traditional lock-down and its intended purpose, U.S. Dept. of Education and Homeland Security federal guidelines, fundamentals of blood control, and a comprehensive breakdown on the current federal guidelines for civilians. The training will also involve interactive demonstrations and scenario based training drills.  
WHEN: Wednesday, May 17, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc.,  141 SE Ave C,  Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, contact Shari J. Hanglan,, or by calling 561-214-7453

Click here for more information and to register
Take Stock in Children Needs Mentors  MENTORS

TSIC (Take Stock in Children) needs mentors to mentor students at Glades Central High School, Lake Shore Middle and Pahokee High School.  These students were accepted to receive a two-year college scholarship upon high school graduation. Without a mentor the students cannot receive their scholarship.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Boys & Girls Clubs, 350 SW 10th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information or RSVP for the training, please contact Kimberly Briard at  or  561-307-5485
Glades Technical Advisory Committee Meeting  GTAC

From GTAC:  We are pleased to have as our presenter Mary Blakeney, Senior Manager Palm Beach County Emergency Management. Ms. Blakeney will be discussing the importance of hurricane preparedness and how Glades residents, specifically senior citizens, can find and access County services to ensure their safety and the safety of their family. 

WHEN: Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Pahokee Marina, 190 N Lake Ave, Pahokee, FL 33476

Click here for more information
Y-Prep Summer Camp Registration - FREE  SUMMERCAMP

Registration for Community Connections for Life, CMHC, summer camp to start soon.

WHEN: Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: CMHC, 555 SW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Call 561-983-8870 for more information 

Click here for flyer and application
West Tech Home Health Aide Graduation  WESTTECHGRAD

Please join West Technical Education Center as we celebrate the inaugural Home Health Aide (HHA) graduation.

WHEN: Friday, April 26, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: West Tech-Building 2 Atrium,  2625 NW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, call  Cosha R. Jackson,  Assistant Principa l,  561-992-2109  x 42109 or  
Super Social Saturdays  SOCIAL

Community Connections for Life, CMHC, offers social rehabilitation (social skills enhancement groups). Individual, family and group therapy; breakfast and transportation provided.    

WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: 555 SW 16th St. Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, call 561-983-8717
Click here to learn more
Dementia Awareness at Greater Union Missionary  DEMENTIA

An education program to learn more about the differences in normal age-related memory loss and signs/symptoms of dementia.

WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Greater Union Missionary Baptist Church, 249 NW 9th Avenue, South Bay, FL 33493
Click here to learn more
International Food Festival at St Philip Benizi  FOOD

Join for family fun, food, music, games and more. 

WHEN: Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: St Philip Benizi Catholic Church, 710 S Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Contact 561-996-3870 for more information 

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Black Business Expo  EXPO

Are you a Black business owner? Let the community know you are here. Sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Mu Rho Omega chapter. 
WHEN: Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 3:08 p.m. - 6:08 p.m.
WHERE: Lomax Harrelle Pavilion, 5000 W Canal St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, call 772-985-1246, or email

Click here to read flyer
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: Tuesday, 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 561-779-6734 or Coretha Moore-Smith at 561-889-4815

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Earn While You Learn with CareerSource's NextStep

NextStep is open to young adults, ages 17-24, who have recently graduated high school and are residents of Palm Beach County. This fast-paced, 4-week paid program requires participants to commit to five days a week and five hours each day.

WHEN: Monday, June 3 - June 28, 2019
WHERE: West Career Center, 1085 South Main Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, visit

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, April 22, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council: CSC CEO honored with leadership award, Register for Second Annual Early Childhood Educators Conference, and much more!

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • 19 Positions Open
Other Areas

  • Crime Victim Advocate
Other Areas
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
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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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

Click here to learn more
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

Click here to learn more
Thank a Nurse 2019 - Palm Health Foundation

Thank a Nurse is Palm Health Foundation's annual campaign, held in conjunction with National Nurses Week, that honors all Palm Beach County nurses.

Nurses Night Out
WHEN: Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Delray Marketplace,  14851 Lyons Rd,  Delray Beach, FL 33446

Heart of Gold Reception
WHEN: Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Quail Ridge Country Club,  3715 Golf Rd,  Boynton Beach, FL 33436

Click here to learn more
Workshop: Attract, Develop and Retain Volunteers

Attend a workshop on: "Innovative Ways to Attract, Engage, Develop, and Retain Volunteers."

WHEN: Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Literacy Coalition of PBC,  3651 Quantum Blvd, Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Click here to learn more
Summit on Prosperity and Economic Opportunity

Join business and industry leaders as well as elected officials and community voices as we analyze a path to prosperity for each of Florida's zip codes.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 22 & 23, 2019
WHERE: Palm Beach Convention Center,  650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT INFO: For more information, visit

Click here to learn more
Previous Postings - The Glades Area
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,

Click here to learn more
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
Click here to learn more
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

Click here to learn more
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 ..."

Click here to learn more
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!

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • 19 Positions Open
Other Areas

  • Senior Director
Previous Postings - Other Areas
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

Click here to learn more
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

Click here to learn more
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