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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Mon, April 9  6:00 pm     Healthier Glades Steering Committee Meeting, South Bay Crossroads Center
Tue, April 10 3:00 pm    LORE Meeting, CareerSource, Belle Glade   
Tue, April 10 6:00 pm    TED Center Presentation, Belle Glade    
Wed, April 11 10:00 am   Financial Literacy (Spanish), The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Wed, April 11 10:00 am   GreenDot Bystander Training, Belle Glade Library
Wed, April 11 3:00 pm     STAR Meeting, Lakeside Medical Center, Belle Glade   
Thu, April 12 11:30 am   Relay for Life Team Meeting, Lakeside Medical Center, Belle Glade  
Thu, April 12 12:30 pm  Your Health Matters, West County Senior Center, Belle Glade 
Thu, April 12 5:30 pm    Housing Workshop, Belle Glade Civic Center   
Fri, April 13 5:00 pm      2nd Chance Workshop Feat. Anquan Boldin, Glades Central, Belle Glade 
Sat, April 14 7:00 am     Black Gold Jubilee, Torry Island, Belle Glade
Mon, April 16 6:00 pm    Spring Workshop: Career Counseling, West Tech, Belle Glade  
Glades Area

Support The Glades Initiative for Great Give 2018!

We need your help! Consider making a donation to The Glades Initiative for the Great Give 2018 on April 24, 2018!  We are making a difference in the Glades area by assisting thousands of families with access to vital services, including healthy, affordable food and health insurance.

We are a small nonprofit and spend the vast majority of our time providing services to the community, as such, we do not have formal fundraisers and try to take advantage of collaborative efforts like the Great Give to raise the donations we need. Please help us by forwarding this message to others you think will donate.

Learn more about us and set a reminder to support our mission by donating on April 24, 2018 (midnight to midnight) at the following link:
Healthier Glades Steering Committee MeetingHEALTHIERGLADES

The next meeting of the Healthier Glades Steering Committee will be held at South Bay Crossroads Center. 

WHEN: Monday, April 9, 2018 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation,  South Bay Crossroads Center,  50 Levee Road,  South Bay, FL 33493
CONTACT: Inger Harvey, 561-261-6137,

Click here for meeting agenda
Lake Okeechobee Regional Economic Alliance MeetsLORE

The Lake Okeechobee Regional Economic Alliance of Palm Beach county, Inc. (LORE) meeting will be held at CareerSource.  

WHEN: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: CareerSource, 1085 S Main Street, Belle Glade, FL 33476
Workshop for Entrepreneurs, Small Companies and Start-up BusinessesTED 

Are you interested in owning your own business? If the answer is yes, then this message is for you: The TED Center, based in Delray Beach has more than 25 years of experience helping to develop entrepreneurs, small companies and start-up businesses. Mr. Seabron Smith, Executive Director of the TED Center will be in Belle Glade to introduce to the community the services offered by the TED Center and to take your questions.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: 1100 N Main St, Suite C, Belle Glade, FL 33476
CONTACT: For more information, please contact Coretha Smith at 561-889-4815 or

Click here to learn more
Financial Literacy (Spanish) - The Glades InitiativeSPANISHFINANCIAL

The Glades Initiative is presenting a series of financial literacy trainings in Spanish based on the FDIC's Money Smart program, designed to teach residents how to enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships. Take control of your money to reach your goals!

WHEN: Wednesdays and Fridays, April 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Ave C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Jose Zaragoza, 561-996-3310,

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GreenDot Bystander TrainingGREENDOT

Every year, millions of Americans are affected by crime. April 8-14 is National Crime Victims' Rights Week, a time to celebrate progress, raise awareness of victims' rights and services, and stand with those whose lives have been forever altered.  This year's theme is "Expand the Circle, Reach all Victims."
In keeping with this theme, Palm Beach County Victim Services is hosting a two-hour seminar in Belle Glade in recognition of the week.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library and Civic Center, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Clarice Redding at 561-625-2560, or Glenda Hooker at 561-996-1639

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STAR Partners: System of Care Meeting: Data TrainingSTAR

The next Glade Star System of Care meeting will be held at Lakeside Medical Center.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Contact Nicole King at

Click here for  the Federation of Families April 2018 calendar
Relay for Life Looks for Glades Sponsors and TeamsRELAYFORLIFE

The City of South Bay is hosting "2018 Relay for Life of the Glades". The purpose of this event is to get the community to volunteer and support the Glades Relay and its effort to help celebrate life. The city is uniting our communities to join the global celebration of people who have battled and are battling cancer. 

Relay For Life of the Glades Team Meetings
WHEN: Thursday, April 12, 2018  | 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Contact Vicky Del Bosquez at or 561-996-6751

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Your Health Matters: Free Educational WorkshopsYOURHEALTHMATTERS

Learn more about local health care resources and services, health insurance, staying healthy, getting the most out of your doctor visits, and more at free educational workshops at the West County Senior Center. Healthy snacks, giveaways and certificates of completion included. 

WHEN: Thursdays, April 12, 19, 26, 2018 | 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: West County Senior Center, 2916 State Road 15, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, call 561-844-4220, ext. 1600, or 863-532-3099.

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Housing Workshop: Is Home Ownership for Me?LOREHOUSING 

LORE is hosting, Is Homeownership for Me? a housing workshop. Participants will gain a basic understanding of renting vs. buying, local programs available to homebuyers and the criteria to qualify for these programs, pre-approval vs. pre-qualification, types of loans available, expenses to expect when buying a home, and where to find assistance, benefits of hurricane reinforcements and insurance. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with housing agencies, banks, and insurance companies, to discuss their specific situation.

WHEN: Thursday, April 12, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library Civic Center, 725 NW 4th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: If you have any questions, please contact LORE's Administrative Coordinator, Chris Radentz by email: or Phone: 561-889-8343.

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2nd Chance Rights Restoration Workshop Hosted by FRRC & Players Coalition, Feat. Anquan BoldinFRRCANQUAN 

Second Chance Workshop co-hosted by Florida Rights Restoration Coalition and Players Coalition, featuring Anquan Boldin. FRRC is a grassroots, membership organization run by Returning Citizens (Formerly Convicted Persons) who are dedicated to ending the disenfranchisement and discrimination against people with convictions, and creating a more comprehensive and humane reentry system that will enhance successful reentry, reduce recidivism, and increase public safety.

WHEN: Friday, April 13, 2018 | 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Glades Central Community High School,  1001 Southwest Avenue M,  Belle Glade, FL 33430
TO REGISTER: You can register by clicking here

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Black Gold Jubilee 2018 at Torry IslandBLACKGOLD 

The Black Gold Jubilee is celebrating its 40th year since it first started in 1978. Festivities begin at 7 a.m. on April 14 and cap off with a fireworks show at dusk following a performance by headliner Joe Diffie. Games, exhibits, food booths, car show, live music, and more!

WHEN: Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 7:00 a.m. - Dusk
WHERE: Torry Island Campground, 5000 W Canal St N, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Please call the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce at 561-996-2745

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Spring Workshop: Career CounselingTRIO 

Join the TRIO Educational Opportunities Center for free professional and personal development workshops at West Technical Education Center in Belle Glade.

Career Counseling
WHEN: Monday, April 16, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: West Technical Institute - Building 1, 2625 State Hwy 715, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  Call 561-868-4068

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Pahokee Joins Great American Clean Up, Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful efforts 

Join us as we clean up the city of Pahokee in partnership wth the Great American Clean Up and Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful. Registered Volunteers will receive a t-shirts, gloves and trash bags to help keep our city, the city of Pahokee, clean.  
This is a great opportunity to make new friends, share family time together and  unit in our community and protect the environment we call home.  And after we have finished cleaning up and picking up, lunch is on us at 11:30! 

WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE:  115 E Main St,  Pahokee, FL 33476
TO REGISTER:  Call 561-924-7832, contact Sherryll Carter/Alvin Johnson,

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Palm Beach State College Information Sessions

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, April 24, 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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Meet New School Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy II

A Meet Our Superintendent event will be held at West Tech. The Glades region is invited to participate in a meet and greet with Dr. Donald E. Fennoy II. 

WHEN: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: West Tech - Atrium, 2625 NW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Become a Professional in the Field of Counseling 

Certification and licensure offered for a number of counseling careers. Sessions held at Lakeside Medical Center in Belle Glade. 

CONTACT: 561-463-9249 or 561-983-8588

Click here for more information. 
Do You Know the Glades' Oldest Residents? 

West County Senior Center would  like to identify and honor Glades area oldest citizens. If you are a Centenarian in the Glades or are aware of one and would like them to receive a Certificate of Recognition from West County Senior Center during the month of May, please contact West County Senior Center. 

CONTACT INFO:  Willie A Miller Jr,  Center Manager,, or 561- 996-4808

Click here for details on how to nominate someone
On the Town Features Glades Area 

A new episode of On the Town features the Glades area. Watch the half-hour clip by clicking here.
CSC: Monday Morning Update, April 9, 2018

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

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • 20 Positions Open
Other Areas

  • Marketing/Public Relations Summer Intern
Other Areas
Medical Interpreter Training - The Glades Initiative - Early Registration Deadline 04/13/18 MIT

We are currently enrolling bilingual participants in our upcoming Medical Interpreter Training (40 hrs.) which starts on April 24, 2018 in West Palm Beach! This training is currently offered only once a year here in Palm Beach County, and other similar trainings will cost travel expenses and much higher registration fees, so don't miss out on this opportunity!  

The purpose of this training is for bilingual health and human service workers to learn about consecutive interpretation, specialized medical terminology, A&P, common medical problems, code of ethics, multicultural awareness and interpreter skills training.  This course is recognized by the IMIA - International Medical Interpreters Association -  and it prepares participants to apply for the national certification.

WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 24, 26, May 1, 3, 8, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Keiser University, 2085 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
COST: $500, $450 (early bird), call about scholarship opportunities
CONTACT INFO: Karis Engle, 561-996-3310, or
Human Trafficking Coalition April Meeting 

The Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches will hold its general meeting at the Palm Beach Post building.  Our guest speaker this month is Mr. Ronald L. Book. He will be sharing his perspective as the parent of his child, Lauren Book, who was the victim of child sexual abuse. Mr. Ronald Book is a founding member of "Lauren's Kids" and currently operates his own lobbying practice in Aventura and Tallahassee. 

WHEN: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach Post, 2751 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, 33405
CONTACT INFO:  Brandy Macaluso, MSW,  Coordinator of Victim Services for  Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast, Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc. at 561-966-4288 ext. 118
Adult and Childhood Sexual Trauma - Lunch and Learn

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County will be hosting a workshop on the Clinical Aspects of Adult and Childhood Sexual Trauma, presented by Dr. Jane Harris.

Participants will be introduced to:
* the prevalence in our community
* impacts on victims, including male victims
* dissociation
* screening tools
* general treatment issues

3 Continuing Education Credits available
WHEN: Friday, April 20, 2018  | 11:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County, 909 Fern Street, West Palm Beach FL 33401
TO RSVP: Please register for the event by calling (561)832-3755 or registering on our website
COST: $25 (members), $30 (non-members), Free (LTC Mentors)

Click here to learn more
Diabetes Coalition: Advancing New Frontiers for Professionals

The Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County presents: Advancing New Frontiers for Professionals: Contemporary and Emerging Developments in the Prevention and Management of Diabetes. 
WHEN: Friday, April 27, 2018  | 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
WHERE: Scripps Research Institute, Scripps Florida Building B, 130 Scripps Way, Jupiter, FL 33458
CONTACT INFO: For more information, email Debby Walters, executive director, at
COST: $65 (physicians and nurses), $45 (all other healthcare professionals)

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Youth Summit 2018: Think Like a Boss, Act Like a Boss

The Youth Summit 2018: Think Like a Boss, Act Like a Boss event will be held at Palm Beach Lakes High School and will cover topics from Career Development, Scholarships, Healthy Relationships, Drug & Gang Prevention Education, and Dealing with Emotions. A free morning snack and lunch will be provided. Participants receive 10 hours of community hours for attending.
WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2018  | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach Lakes High School, 3505 Shiloh Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
CONTACT INFO:  If you have any questions please email  or call Pal Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition - Alexa Lee at 561-374-7627

Click here for flyer
Click here for registration form
Previous Postings - The Glades Area
VITA Tax Preparation

Tax Returns prepared free. Returns are e-filed. 

Tuesday and Thursday
from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
starting January 16, 2018 through April 16, 2018.

WHERE:  Belle Glade Prosperity Center - Bridges, 33 W. Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL
FOR MORE INFO: Contact April Golphin, Site Coordinator (561) 996-2479

Click here to learn more (English)
Click here  to learn more (Spanish)
Barry U Social Work Lunch & Learn

Join Palm Beach State College and Barry U for a lunch and learn. Barry U will be on campus in Belle Glade to discuss classes that will be offered.  

WHEN: Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, Room CRA 205, 1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Visit, or call 305-899-4765,

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Legal Aid LITC: Legal Help on Tax Controversies for Low Income Taxpayers

The Legal Aid Society's LITC program provides legal representation to low income taxpayers who are involved in tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service. We receive partial funding from the IRS by the LITC grant program but we are not associated with the federal government and are independent from the IRS. We can provide representation before the IRS including audits, tax collection disputes, court, and other issues for free. If an individual's native language is not English, we can provide multilingual information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities. 
Also we are accessible through our online application through the Legal Aid Society's website:
West County Senior Times, April 2018

Newsletter from the Palm Beach County Division of Senior Services.  

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News From the League of Women Voters

News, events and more from the League of Women Voters. 

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, April 2, 2018

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

Click here to read newsletter
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • 21 Positions Open
Other Areas

  • Office Administrator
Previous Postings - Other Areas
SCORE Entrepreneur Academy - 4 Series Workshop

Palm Beach SCORE's 'Entrepreneur Academy" start up business workshop series helps you prepare a blueprint for making your dreams for your own business come true. Starting your business is a tough decision! You do not have to do it alone.  Upon completing all 4 workshops  you will receive a signed certificate from Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches and SCORE.
WHEN: Friday, April 6, 13, 20, 27 2018  | 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach SCORE Learning Center, 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 115, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 
COST: $99.00, to register for one session individually is $30.00. 
CONTACT INFO:  Larry Ornstein,  Palm Beach SCORE, 561-833-1672, or  

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Community Leadership Conference by Healthier Together

The public is invited to a Community Leadership Conference hosted by Healthier Together in West Palm Beach. Transportation and child-watch will be available for those attending the conference.
WHEN: Saturday, April 14, 2018  | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Holiday Inn Palm Beach Airport,  1301 Belvedere Road,  West Palm Beach, FL 33405
REGISTER: You can register by clicking here

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SCORE: Digital Tools to Grow Your Business

Please join Palm Beach SCORE for its second Small Business Summit. Learn how digital tools add to your client base, increase sales and improve your bottom line. Six world class experts will present relevant topics for small business owners.
WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2018  | 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Keiser University,  2600 N Military Trail,  West Palm Beach, FL 33409
CONTACT INFO: Larry Ornstein,  Palm Beach SCORE,  561-833-1672,

Click here for more information
Leadercast Live 2018: Accelerate Your Leadership Journey

Leadercast Live 2018 is your ticket to obecoming the best leader you can be. Let or world-renowned speakers inspire the leader within you - with insights, enthusiasm, and real-world advice you can't do without. 
WHEN: Friday, May 4, 2018  | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Keiser University,  2600 N Military Trail,  West Palm Beach, Florida  33409
COST: $69.99 (members), $74.99 (non-members)
TO REGISTER: Visit this link, contact  Shari Hanglan,

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Future Leaders: 2018 Leadership Conference

Future Leaders would like to invite all youth to Future Leaders: 2018 Leadership Conference. The conference is organized by youth, member of the council and Birth to 22 partners. In the conference, young people will be leading conversation, group discussions in five areas: Equity, Healthy Coping, Social Media, Life Skills and Leadership.
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, FL 33407
TO REGISTER: Visit this link, contact Gregory Gabriel at or 561-242-5737

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