Monday, April 29, 2019
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~~~ This Week ~~~  

Now - June 1                 South Bay Jaguars Football/Cheer Registration
Thu, May 2  9:30 am     ACEs, Trauma, and Toxic Stress Workshop, Community United Methodist, BG
Thu, May 2  5:00 pm     Preventing Compassion Fatigue Workshop, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Sat, May 4  1:00 pm      Christ Fellowship event, Christ Fellowship Church, Belle Glade
Glades Area
Active Shooter Response Training, The Glades Initiative

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

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Movie Fundraiser for The Glades Initiative: PAHOKEE

If you didn't make it to its Sundance premiere - "Pahokee" the film is coming to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on May 14, 2019, at 7 p.m.! Q&A with filmmakers following the movie. Tickets are $5 at the door and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to The Glades Initiative. Co-sponsored by the City of Pahokee and Palm Beach State College. 
WHEN: Wednesday, May 14, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, contact Jose Zaragoza,, or  561-996-3310

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FREE - Preventing Compassion Fatigue Workshop TGITRAININGS

This session will take participants on a journey of recognizing how compassion fatigue is impacting your organization, personal life, and career, and outlining how to align your personal mission and vision to that of your organization. Open to everyone.

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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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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South Bay Jaguars Registration & Coach Recruiting RECRUIT

The South Bay Youth Football Program is looking for dedicated coaches for football and cheerleading. Registration is now open for youth ages 5 to 14. 

WHEN: Now-Saturday, June 1, 2019 (deadline)  
CONTACT: For more information, call 561-449-3793

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Christ Fellowship Church in Belle Glade CHRIST

From Christ Fellowship: "Here at Christ Fellowship Church we have weekend services where you can experience uplifting worship, powerful messages from our pastors, special programming for your kids, and an opportunity to meet other amazing people like you!"

WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Christ Fellowship Church,  400 W Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please visit

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Bouncing Back From Hurricane Irma IRMA

Catholic Charities has services available that can help you bounce back from the impact of the storm. They are hosting a disaster preparation and recovery resource fair.

WHEN:  Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  
WHERE: St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1200 E Main St, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: Please call 561-360-3324 or email for more information

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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: 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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Pahokee Backyard BBQ Event

Vendors and sponsors wanted for Florida Community Health Center's "Pahokee Backyard BBQ Event." 

WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 2019  
WHERE:  Commissioners Park, 601 Bacom Point Rd, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: Lasophia King, 561-924-6100 x3000,

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2019 Glades Senior Citizens Prom

From Kings Tutoring and Mentoring and The 2019 Senior Citizens Prom Committee:  For our pillars of the Glades Tri Cities of South Bay-Pahokee-Belle Glade who have laboured in paving the way for today's generations. 

WHEN: Saturday, June 29, 2019  
WHERE:  Lake Shore Middle School Cafeteria, 425 W Canal St N, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: See flyer for contact information

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Free Smoke Detectors During Red Cross Event

From the Sun Sentinel: "The American Red Cross launched a two-week campaign Saturday to deliver and install 100,000 smoke alarms in 100 cities in all 50 states ..."

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PBC Library Celebrates Haitian Heritage Month

From Palm Beach County Library: "The Palm Beach County Library System is proud to honor Haitian culture, history and language during Haitian Heritage Month in May, a month that incorporates the important holiday of Haitian Flag Day on May 18 ..."

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Glades Area Libraries May 2019 Activities

Read about upcoming Glades Area Library events planned for May 2019.      

Click here to see all Glades area library activities for the month
CSC: Monday Morning Update, April 29, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council: CSC's Strong Minds Network is showing positive results, Continuing the Community Conversation with Birth to 22, and much more!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • 25 Positions Open
Other Areas
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

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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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Meet the Funders Panel With Q&A

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear trends, interests, requirements and priorities from various grant-makers in the region. Featured funders at this session include: Quantum Foundation, Florida Blue Foundation, Wells Fargo, and more to be announced!
WHEN: Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE:  Quantum Foundation,  2701 N Australian Ave,  West Palm Beach, FL 33407
CONTACT INFO: Charlotte Gill, 561-214-7435

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
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!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • 19 Positions Open
Other Areas

  • Crime Victim Advocate
Previous Postings - Other Areas
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

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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

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