Monday, April 30, 2018
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
                  
Mon, May 1  10:00 am   Food Boxes for Distribution, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade    
Thu, May 3  12:00 pm    National Day of Prayer Event, Community United Methodist, Belle Glade
Fri, May 4  7:30 pm       Step Show at Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade
Glades Area
Richard Abedon, Longtime Board Member of The Glades Initiative, Wins Nettie Finkle Volunteer Award from the Town of Palm Beach United Way 

(Photo credit: Capehart Photography)
Richard Abedon, center, surrounded by The Glades Initiative staff.

In the last seven years, Richard Abedon has assisted over 500 Glades residents with accessing pro-bono legal assistance through volunteer work with The Glades Initiative. He has served thousands of others throughout Palm Beach County, many in dire need of legal services and advice. 

In nominating him, The Glades Initiative CEO Karis Engle writes: "He is a kind and generous person who seeks no recognition for the time and effort he donates to others. We are honored that he is being recognized in this way by the Town of Palm Beach United Way."


On behalf of The Glades Initiative, Congratulations, Richard Abedon! 

Click here to read the full article in the Palm Beach Daily News. 
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FREE Food Boxes available for Distribution in the Glades through May - 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 561-996-3310) to make an appointment for pick up. Pick up days will be May 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th, 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:  Monday, May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 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 sdesty@gladesinitiative.org or by phone at 561-996-3310

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National Day of Prayer PRAYER

The Glades Area Ministerial Alliance (GAMA) invites everyone to participate in the National Day of Prayer gathering at Community United Methodist Church (next to Dixie Fried Chicken) in Belle Glade. Please come and pray for our community, our elected officials, our community leaders, our businesses, our county, our state and our nation.

WHEN: Thursday, May 3, 2018 | 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Community United Methodist Church, 401 SW 1st St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Step Show Coming to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center STEPSHOW

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 www.dollyhand.org.

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The Glades Vs Cancer - Relay for Life of the Glades

At Relay For Life events, no one faces cancer alone. We come together every year at more than 3,500 Relay events around the country to support and celebrate survivors and caregivers. Join the Relay for Life of the Glades to show your support in the fight against cancer. 

WHEN: Friday, May 11, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
WHERE:  Tanner Park,  105 Palm Beach Road,  South Bay, FL  33493
CONTACT INFO: For more information, visit RelayForLife.org/thegladesfl

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Beginning Yoga at West Tech

Register to take part in a Beginning Yoga class at West Tech in Belle Glade. Registration for the class will be from May 21, 2018 to June 1, 2018. 

WHEN: June 4 - July 11, 2018 (Mondays and Wednesdays)  | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: West Technical Education Center, 2625 NW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
TO REGISTER: Apply online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/aceschools or visit the front office Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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PBSO/PAL Tri-City 2018 Basketball Academics and Mentoring Camp

PBSO/PAL Tri-City Basketball Academics and Mentoring Summer Camp is dedicated to providing student athletes with the proper training and tools necessary to help improve their life skills, fundamental skills, team work, offensive, and defensive skills in a fun and motivating environment. With over 500 youth attending since 2014 from ages 7-18, some have matriculated to college and the military. Join PBSO/PAL and TC Basketball Camp today and take your life skills and game to the highest level. Transportation provided for youth that live in Pahokee and South Bay to and from the camp site. 

WHEN: June 4 - August 2, 2018  | 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Glades Central Community High School (for Ages 13-18, high school), 1001 SW Ave M, Belle Glade, FL 33430; Lake Shore Middle School (for Ages 7-12), 425 W Canal St N, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Contact Kenneth Torrence, 561-329-8322, or Kevin Jackson-Hamilton, 561-797-2796

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For the Record: From the Office of Sharon R. Bock

Read the latest news from the Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller's Office. 

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, April 30, 2018

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

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades
 

  • 19 Positions Open
Other Areas
Inter-Agency Network Meeting

Narupa Baldeosigh of Chrysalis Health will lead our discussion for May, which is Mental Health Awareness Month. We will have updates from NAMI, Palm Healthcare Foundation's Healthier Together initiatives for Delray, Lake Worth and Glades. Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies will also share information on their maternal depression projects.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.
WHERE: Children's Home Society Bldg (ground floor), 3333 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
CONTACT INFO: Email patrice.schroeder@211pbtc.org

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Homeless Advisory Board (Business Engagement Committee)

The purpose of this Homeless Advisory Board Business Engagement committee is to provide guidance on the development and implementation of a plan to engage more businesses in the Homeless and Housing Alliance's overall effort to reduce and end homelessness in Palm Beach County.

WHEN: Thursday, May 3, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: 810 Datura Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please contact Wendy Tippett, Div. Director Human and Veteran Services, Wtippett@gmail.com, 561-355-4772

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REACH 2018 Diversity Conference

Palm Beach County's unemployment rate among persons with disabilities is four times higher than those without. To lower this high unemployment rate, CareerSource Palm Beach County welcomes businesses to an educational conference about the financial and sociological benefits of hiring persons with disabilities as well as give them the tools they need to hire a talented and ready labor market - persons with disabilities.  It's a smart business practice that employs a talented and untapped labor market. 

WHEN: Friday, May 11, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Holiday Inn, 1301 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
CONTACT INFO: Email ttwteam@careersourcepbc.com

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Future Leaders: 2018 Leadership Conference

Residents are invited to participate in the Future Leaders: 2018 Leadership Conference at Palm Beach Lakes Community High School. Topics to include: equity, healthy coping, social media, leadership, and life skills. Participants will earn community service hours. Adult volunteers also needed. 

WHEN: Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach Lakes Community High School, 3505 Shiloh Dr, West Palm Beach, FLF 33407
CONTACT INFO: Gregory Gabriel, YSD-Future-Leaders@pbcgov.org or 561-242-5737

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Alzheimer's Community Care Annual Educational Forum

The Alzheimer's Community Care Annual Educational Forum is just around the corner.
This year's event will be held at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens.The one-day event will feature experts in the field of Alzheimer's disease and related neurocognitive disorders discussing trends, strategies, and insight into professional and family care giving.

WHEN: Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: PGA National Resort and Spa, 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
CONTACT INFO: Call 561-683-2700 

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Leadercast Live

To be the best leader of others, you first must learn to lead yourself well. Attend Leadercast Live to learn from world-renowned experts about the qualities and characteristics of global leaders who exemplify what it means to lead yourself.

WHEN: Friday, May 4, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Keiser University, 2600 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
CONTACT INFO: Shari Hanglan, shanglan@nonprofitsfirst.org, 561-214-7435
COST: $65 (early bird), $69.99 (member rate), $74.99 (non-member rate)

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
Food Crush Wednesdays at Tanner Park

The public is invited to Food Crush Wednesdays at Tanner Park. Food trucks, live music, a DJ and more family fun. The event will be held the third Wednesday of every month, starting on May 16, 2018. 

WHEN: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 (Third Wednesday of every month)  | 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Tanner Park, 105 Palm Beach Road,  South Bay, FL 33493
CONTACT INFO:  For more information visit GourmetTruckExpo.com or call 855-483-3663

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Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce 19th Annual Golf Tournament

The annual Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament returns to Sugarcane Golf Club!

WHEN: Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 7:00 a.m.
WHERE: Sugarcane Golf Club,  2619 West Canal St N, Belle Glade, Florida 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, or to register by phone, call Brenda Bunting at 561-996-2745.
COST: $75 entry fee, $125 sponsor a tee, $350 foursome and tee sponsorship

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Resume Building and Soft Skills Workshops

In the 4th installment of our Spring Workshop Series, we're partnering with Career Source to get you career ready! This workshop provides resume building tips that are sure to help you land that dream interview! You'll also have the opportunity to hone soft skills such as: professionalism, effective communication, teamwork and critical thinking, ensuring your success in the workplace. Light refreshments will be provided.

WHEN: Monday, May 21, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
WHERE: West Technical Education Center - Building 1, 2625 State Hwy 715, Belle Glade, FL 33430
RSVP:  bit.ly/resumebg or for more information, call 561-868-4068 or eocnorth@palmbeachstate.edu

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Palm Beach State College Information Sessions COLLEGEINFOSESSION

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, 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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Third Glades Citizens Criminal Justice Academy to be Held in June 

Members of the public are invited to attend the third annual Glades Citizen's Criminal Justice Academy. Sessions will be held on five consecutive Mondays at the Belle Glade Library/Civic Center. The classes are free, and dinner will be served. Anyone over the age of 14 is welcome, and up to 15 hours of community service credit can be earned.

The purpose of the Citizen's Criminal Justice Academy is to provide fundamental information to citizens of Palm Beach County regarding the criminal justice system and how decisions are made. Participants will see demonstrations, meet with decision makers, and tour the jail. It is a valuable opportunity to learn about procedures, meet experts, ask questions and see facilities in person. The Palm Beach County's Criminal Justice Commission, Sheriff's Office, and Office of Community Revitalization sponsor the academy.

WHEN: Monday, June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 2018  | 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library/Civic Center, 725 NW 4th St Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  For more information and to apply, visit the Criminal Justice Commission website (under Programs), www.pbcgov.org/criminaljustice, call 561-355-4943, fax at 561-355-4941 or email at RMurray@pbcgov.org

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Deadline Extended: Youth in Preparation Program by Community Connections for Life

Summer Social Skills Enhancement (S.S.E) Program's Registration Deadline has been extended to May 18, 2018. Please see the attached Summer Registration Form. Please see the attached registration form and submit the completed registration form via fax or in person by May 5, 2018.

WHEN: June 4, 2018 to August 9, 2018 (Monday-Friday)  | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Community Connections for Life, 241 W Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  For more information regarding the summer program, please make contact with the office at 561-983-8870.

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Agencies: Palm Beach County's Back to School Bash Registration

From the Palm Beach County Office of Community Revitalization (OCR), a note about this year's Back to School Bash: "We are thrilled to announce the 2018 Palm Beach County Back to School Bash! This wonderful annual event will be held this year on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at five (5) locations throughout the County, and we need your assistance with registering all students in need in our Countywide Community Revitalization Team communities ... "

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, April 23, 2018

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

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades
 

  • 2 Full Time CNAs for 1st shift
  • 2 Full Time CNAs for 2nd shift
  • 1 Full Time or Per Diem (2 days/wk) LPNs for 1st shift
  • 1 Full Time or Per Diem (2 days/wk) RNs for 1st shift
  • 18 Positions Open
Previous Postings - Other Areas
The Power of Women Owned Businesses

Women CEO's discuss the challenges  and opportunities for women business owners. Great networking event. 

WHEN: Friday, May 11, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Evergrene Country Club, 600 Evergrene Parkway, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
CONTACT INFO: Call 561-833-1672 or go to PALMBEACH.SCORE.ORG
COST: $25 (includes continental breakfast)

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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 updates@gladesinitiative.org
or (561) 996-3310
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