Monday, April 5, 2021
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~~~ This Week ~~~
 
Tue, Apr 6, 9:00 am - Inter-Agency Network of PBC April Meeting: Zoom
Tue, Apr 6, 12:30 pm - Introduction to Business Ownership by SCORE PBC: Online
Tue, Apr 6, 6:30 pm - Presentation by FL Dept of Juvenile Justice: Zoom
Wed, Apr 7, 8:30 am - Food Distribution, (For all), The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade (every Wed)
Wed, Apr 7, 9:00 am - Virtual Minority & Small Business Boot Camp by Enterprise Florida: Online
Wed, Apr 7, 9:00 am - Virtual Job Fair in Healthcare and Life Sciences by CareerSource: Online
Wed, Apr 7, 5:30 pm - Mentor Training Session by Take Stock in Children: Zoom
Wed, Apr 7, 6:00 pm - League of Women Voters Presents Conversation on PBC Schools: Zoom
Thu, Apr 8, 12:00 pm - Presentation in Perinatal Mental Health Research by HMHB: Online
Glades Area
Open to All: Food Distribution Every Wednesday at The Glades Initiative

The Glades Initiative offers weekly food distribution to anyone in need. Those coming in cars are asked to line up beside the office for drive-through pick-up on Wednesdays from 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM. Both drivers and walkers will receive food bags on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

Our staff and volunteers will wear personal protective gear as we handle and distribute the food bags. We ask that drivers and their passengers remain in their vehicles and practice social distancing measures to keep everyone safe.

WHEN: Every Wednesday | 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL
CONTACT: For questions, call us at 561-996-3310

Click here to learn more
Inter-Agency Network of PBC, April Meeting

Attend the Inter-Agency Network of Palm Beach County's first meeting of the year via Zoom.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Zoom

Click here to learn more
Introduction to Business Ownership, Presented by SCORE PBC

Are You Considering Starting Your Own Business? Do you know if you have what it takes to be a successful business owner? This workshop will help you decide if you are ready to take the plunge to become a business owner or if you may be better off keeping your day job.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Online

Click here to learn more
Gaining Appreciation by Adjusting Perspectives, Discussion Presented by the FL Dept. of Juvenile Justice

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Office of Prevention Services in collaboration with Circuit 15 Palm Beach County Faith Community Network presents a virtual bridging the G.A.A.P. discussion.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Zoom

Click here to learn more
Virtual Minority & Small Business Boot Camp

An 11-session webinar series designed to educate minority and small businesses regarding information integral to growth and success.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 7 - Aug 25, 2021 (every other Wednesday) | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Online
CONTACT: For more information contact Veronica Valdez at 407-752-2488 or vvaldez@enterpriseflorida.com

Click here to learn more
Virtual Job Fair in Healthcare and Life Sciences

Join a virtual job fair focusing on healthcare and life sciences, presented by CareerSource of Palm Beach County

WHEN: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Online

Click here to learn more
30 New Mentors Needed to Help Students in Glades Schools

Take Stock in Children needs at least 30 new mentors in the Glades and Pahokee area to mentor students that are part of our Take Stock in Children Program. Our mentors meet with their students once a week at least three times a month via Zoom, Google Meets, or using our Mentor App. We need community members to support their students at Glades Central, Lake Shore Middle, Glades Academy, and Pahokee Middle and High School. Our mentors are the most important component of our program and through mentoring our students receive a two-year full-tuition scholarship to attend college.

Mentor Training Sessions
WHEN: Wednesday, April 7, 13 & 21, 2021 | 5:30 p.m. (April 7), 12:00 p.m. (April 13), 5:30 p.m. (April 21)
WHERE: Zoom
CONTACT: If you are interested, please contact, Kimberly Briard, Mentor Coordinator at kbriard@takestockpalmbeach.org Visit our website www.takestockpalmbeach.org to complete a mentor application.
The League of Women Voters of PBC Presents a Conversation on PBC Schools

Join for an update on how the School District is working to close the digital divide in Palm Beach County and how the District is preparing for its next strategic plan.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Zoom

Click here to learn more
Presentation: Disparities, Action, and Patient-Engaged Research in Perinatal Mental Health

From Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies: We often describe maternal mental health disorders, but must also talk about the racial disparities that exist among them. In this presentation,
Dr. Tabb Dina will discuss how perinatal mental disorders affect women of various races and present patient-engaged strategies to reduce perinatal mental health disparities.

WHEN: Thursday, April 8, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Online
CONTACT: For more information, contact Jan Bogie at 561-517-3026 or jbogie@hmhbpbc.org

Click here to learn more
Moms with Monitors: A Black Maternal Health Awareness Week Virtual Event

Moms with Monitors will discuss the importance of monitoring your blood pressure before, during, and after pregnancy. Learn from community partners about what blood pressure numbers mean, how often to check it, chronic hypertension and how it affects women of color. Presented by Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies.

WHEN: Monday, April 12, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Zoom

Click here to learn more
Virtual Temporary Protected Status Venezuela Informational Session

Attend an online information session on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The presentation will be held in collaboration with Church World Service in Spanish via Zoom.

WHEN: Monday, April 12, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Registration required at https://tinyurl.com/TPSVzla

Click here to learn more (English)
Click here to learn more (Spanish)
Countywide Community Revitalization Team Virtual Meeting

OCR will be hosting the Countywide Community Revitalization Team (CCRT) Virtual Meeting Tuesday, April 13th, at 10 a.m. via Webex.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 13, 2020 | 10:00 a.m.
CONTACT: If you have any questions, please contact OCR Director Houston L. Tate, at 233-5303, htate@pbcgov.org

Click here to learn more (meeting agenda)
Accessing Census Bureau Data for Rural Communities, U.S. Census Data Summit Series

Designed for the novice data user, the 2021 Data Summit Series will present a high-level overview of several data products and demonstrate how they can be used to assist organizations and businesses identify data-driven solutions to challenges. This summit on "Accessing Census Bureau Data for Rural Communities" is free.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Online

Click here to learn more
Boys Town Offers Common Sense Parenting: Virtual

Common Sense Parenting (CSP)® Café’s offer one-hour trainings to parents and caregivers who want to build on their existing skills or learn new ways of dealing with their children’s behaviors. A professional parent trainer presents on the topic. This training topic is: Teaching Your Child Self-Discipline.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Online

Click here to learn more
Food Distributions in the Glades

The Glades Initiative Food Distribution Every Wednesday (Open to Everyone)

For the past year and a half, and continuing into the future, The Glades Initiative offers weekly food distribution to anyone in need. Those coming in cars are asked to line up beside the office for drive-through pick-up on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM. Both drivers and walkers will receive food bags on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Our staff and volunteers will wear personal protective gear as we handle and distribute the food bags. We ask that drivers and their passengers remain in their vehicles and practice social distancing measures to keep everyone safe.

WHEN: Every Wednesday | 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For questions, call us at 561-996-3310

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Palm Beach County Food Finder Map

An interactive tool using Google Maps to help people easily locate free food and hot meals in Palm Beach County. This online tool was created to connect individuals seeking food resources to sites near them. Information is English, Spanish, and Creole. United Way updates the information listed on this map weekly. However, locations and hours of distribution may change. Please consider calling the site prior to visiting to verify the information listed. Please note that sites may have specific requirements such as ID.

CONTACT:  To access the United Way of Palm Beach County's Food Finder map, click here

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Hunger Relief Update - March 8, 2021

Read the United Way of Palm Beach County's latest Hunger Relief Update.

Click here to learn more
Reopening: ERA Assistance for Rent/Utility and Relocation

The U.S. Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program will be reopening on April 1, 2021. Eligible Palm Beach County residents must be a renter household in which at least one or more individuals meets all of the following criteria, including but not limited to:
• qualifies for unemployment or experienced a reduction of household income;
• incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardships due to COVID-19;
• demonstrates a risk of homelessness or housing instability; and
• has a household income at or below 80% of the area median.

Click here to learn more (English)
Click here to learn more (Spanish)
PBC Youth Services Extends Summer Camp Scholarship Application Deadline

The Palm Beach County Youth Services Department has extended the parent application period for summer camp scholarships through April 16. The Summer Camp Scholarship Program offers eligible children, ages 5-14 and special populations up to age 17, a full scholarship to day camp for the entire summer. It allows parents to work with the knowledge
that their children are safe. It gives children educational and recreational opportunities for growth.

Click here to learn more
20th Anniversary Grants Encourage Brighter Futures for Nonprofits

From the Jim Moran Foundation: "At the end of 2020, The Jim Moran Foundation highlighted more than $10 million in special grants through our annual publication, Giving Back, to commemorate two decades of meeting the ever-changing needs in our communities. It’s a milestone that I know my husband would want his foundation to mark by doing even more to embrace and inspire everyone to reach their full potential. With that in mind, I am so happy to share additional 20th Anniversary grants below that commit close to $3 million in funding for our extraordinary nonprofit partners."

Click here to learn more
Healthier Glades Needs Your Input on Mental Health Challenges in the Glades Community

Healthier Glades is planning a 4 part series discussing mental health challenges that is affecting the Glades community. Please click on this link and share your top 3 choices by 4/7/2021. This is part of Healthier Glades Get Your Green On Campaign.

Click here to learn more
HS Students can Apply to the 2nd Annual Alyssa Sangeeta Jacobson Scholarship

This scholarship is dedicated to those who need a little extra assistance in achieving goals. Students do not have to be honor students or students that have never experienced bumps in the road motivation to achieve is all that is required. Students who have been in foster care, homeless or involved with the juvenile courts are encouraged to apply.

Click here to learn more
Mandel Public Library: Online Computer Classes

Click on link below to learn all about this month's library events, presented by the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach online.

Click here to learn more
Securing Our Future Initiative's Poverty Essay/Video Competition

The Securing Our Future Initiative has published its first Poverty Essay/Video competition.
The competition is designed for 6th-12th grade students to creatively demonstrate how they
would decrease poverty in Palm Beach County. The written and video content is due May 2nd at midnight.

Click here to learn more
Palm Beach County Recognizes April as Second Chance Month

Palm Beach County recognizes April as Second Chance Month to raise awareness about
reentry services offered to people returning from incarceration into the community by creating
opportunities for a successful transition.

Click here to learn more
Healthcare.gov Enrollment Extended Until Aug 15

President Biden announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is
extending access to the Special Enrollment Period (SEP) until August 15 – giving
consumers additional time to take advantage of new savings through the American Rescue
Plan. New and current enrollees will have an additional three months to enroll or re-evaluate
their coverage needs with increased tax credits available to reduce premiums.

Click here to learn more
Need Help Enrolling in Obamacare? Epilepsy Florida Provides Enrollment Assistance

Epilepsy Florida is the only federally authorized ACA Navigation organization in South Florida. Please see the attached flyers for information on the current Special Enrollment Period (SEP) and free insurance enrollment assistance. For further assistance visit www.epilepsyfl.com or call (877) 553-7453.

Click here to learn more (in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole)
Prime Time Post: Win a Gift Card During Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week

Prime Time wants to know what the children and youth in Palm Beach County love about their afterschool practitioners. Have the children and youth at your program fill out the form linked below for your chance to win a $25 gift card and an opportunity to be featured on our social media during Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week: April 19 – 24, 2021.

Click here to learn more
25,000 Students to be Served by the WiFI Initiative through the PBC School District

The School District and County are partnering with 13 cities, including those in the Glades, to provide free wifi to qualified students.

CONTACT: Contact for more information: studentwifi@palmbeachschools.org

Click here to learn more
Take Action: Human Infrastructure is Critical to Ending Hunger

The next COVID-19 recovery bill will focus on human infrastructure. Please urge your Members of Congress to weigh in with the Biden administration to ensure the package includes: Healthy School Meals for All so that all students are hunger-free and ready to learn; Long-term investments in SNAP benefits and infrastructure; Permanent Child Tax Credit improvements to cut child poverty in half.

Click here to learn more
'Building Family Resilience in Troubled Times,' Center for Child Counseling

Family bonds are fraying under the pressure of the COVID-19 pandemic and all its associated stresses. Anxiety, isolation, fear, political polarization, and financial hardship have all taken a toll on everyday Americans -- and children are feeling the brunt of the fallout. Our new blog outlines seven ways you can help your child build resilience and make your family unit tough enough to face even the most challenging of times.

Click here to learn more
The Skidmore Scoop: News from House District 81, April 2, 2021

Get the latest update from Florida House of Representative for District 81 Kelly Skidmore.

Click here to learn more
The United Way Beat - News from United Way of PBC

Catch up on the latest news and information from the United Way of Palm Beach County.

Click here to learn more
501c News - News from Nonprofits First, April 5, 2021

Read the latest edition of 501c News from Nonprofits First.

Click here to learn more
Homeward Bound Newsletter - News from the Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County

Read the February 2021 edition of Homeward Bound, a newsletter from the Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County.

Click here to learn more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, April 5, 2021

Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: CSC Statement and COVID-19 Resources.

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • Front Desk Assistant

  • Family Engagement Specialist

  • Office Clerk
  • Maintenance Mechanic

Other Areas
PBC Victim Services Hosts 5th Annual Field of Hope

Survivors are invited to "drive thru" and stop to plant personal messages in the "Field of Hope" as a symbol of reclaiming their power and providing hope to others. Survivors of Sexual Assault and their supporters are welcome to this event. Join us as we bring hope, unity, and action for survivors in Palm Beach County.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: 4210 N Australian Ave, 4210 North Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Click here to learn more
Previous Postings - Glades Area
In Need of Masks? Contact The Glades Initiative, Inc.

If you or people you know need masks, The Glades Initiative has masks and will share them with anyone in the Glades who needs them. These are the white two-ply reusable washable masks given by the health department. Call or come by to pick them up as long as supplies last. 

If you are with a group of vulnerable people and need more than 20, call us first and we will do our best to help you get what you need.

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310
League of Women Voters of PBC's Annual Meeting

The League of Women Voters Palm Beach County’s Annual Meeting will be held on April 21, 2021.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
CONTACT: Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0udO6spjIqG9

Click here to learn more
Empower 21, a Virtual Event by the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County

The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County is pleased to announce the 2021 Annual Early Childhood Education Conference, “EMPOWER 21,” on Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This year, we look forward to this virtual event and we are excited to share that we will offer sessions for Parents to attend as well!

WHEN: Saturday, June 12, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Click here to learn more
FEMA Provides Funeral Assistance for Families of COVID-19 Victims

From FEMA: "Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020."

Click here to learn more
Learn How you Can Get the COVID Vaccine

Governor DeSantis has announced that starting Monday, March 29, all individuals 40 years of
age or older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Also, beginning on Monday, April 5, all individuals 18 years of age or older will be eligible for the vaccine. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine gives you an added layer of protection against COVID-19 and
could also protect others.

Click here to learn more
BCI Present Summer STEM Camp in Pahokee

Boldin Community Impact presents Summer STEM Camp for students in Grades 4 and 5 in Pahokee. Applications are now being accepted.

WHEN: Monday, June 21, 2021 - July 30, 2021 | 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee Elementary School campus, 560 E Main Pl, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: For more information or help with completing the online application, please
call Ms. Christine Boldin at 561-281-5532. The deadline to register is Friday, April 2, 2021.

Click here to learn more
Second Chance Reentry Month Events Throughout PBC

Events dedicated to reentry programs will be held throughout the month of April. Click below for information on each of these events.

Click here to learn more
Early Bird Registration Now Open for Prime Time's Afterschool Symposium

Prime Time Palm Beach County is seeking nominees for our Advancing Afterschool Awards 2021, honoring exemplary individuals for their work in the field of afterschool.

Click here to learn more
Jim Moran Institute Small Business & Nonprofit Executive Programs - Apply for Fall 2021

From The Jim Moran Institute: Our Small Business Executive Program and Nonprofit Executive Program are ideal for CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners, executive directors, and presidents of small businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Click here to learn more
New Patient Care Assistant Program at PBSC

From Palm Beach State College: "Through continued efforts and partnerships with West Technical Education Center, CareerSource Palm Beach County and Lakeside Medical Center, I am thrilled to announce that Palm Beach State College – Belle Glade Campus has initiated a new Patient Care Assistant program which started this semester."

Click here to learn more
Beauty/Barbershop Space Available for Rent at Quiet Waters

From Quiet Waters: "We have a Beauty/ Barbershop space available for rent. Must have a license. Any person interested please contact via email at quietwaters@royalamerican.com or call Fran 561-996-7040."
Crossroads Academy Holds Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser for Students

Crossroads Academy is having a fundraiser for its students in partnership with Chick-Fil-A. Find out how you can support the school by clicking below.

Click here to learn more
Recruiting Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for Study

Recruiting parents and/or guardians for one-to-one interviews, as part of a research project to better understand the lived experiences of Black parents and guardians through the autism spectrum disorder identification process.

Click here to learn more
College Access Event to Focus on Hispanic Serving Institutions

The School District of Palm Beach County is collaborating with Broward County, Miami-Dade Public Schools, The School District of Osceola County, St. Lucie Public Schools, and Polk County Schools on the implementation of a college access event highlighting Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI). A Hispanic-serving institution (HSI) is defined in federal law as an accredited, degree-granting, public or private nonprofit institution of higher education with 25% or more total undergraduate Hispanic full-time student enrollment.

Click here to learn more
Nonprofits First - Community Update March 26, 2021

Read Nonprofits First's latest COVID-19 Community Update. 

Click here to learn more (COVID-19 Resources)
The Skidmore Scoop: News from House District 81, March 26, 2021

Get the latest update from Florida House of Representative for District 81 Kelly Skidmore.

Click here to learn more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, March 29, 2021

Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: CSC Statement and COVID-19 Resources.

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • Front Desk Assistant

Posting Information
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. 

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