Monday, August 12, 2019
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Tue, Aug 13  4:00 pm         Learn About Trade Professions , PBSC, Belle Glade
Tue, Aug 13  4:30 pm         Your Health Matters, Bridges at Pahokee
Tue, Aug 20  9:00 am         PATCH Meeting, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Tue, Aug 20  11:00 am      Immunizations for Glades Students, West Tech, Belle Glade
Glades Area
Learn About Trade Professions at PBSC TRADE
Build a new career in a high-demand trade profession by attending a free information session at Palm Beach State College. Learn about careers in the beauty industry, and skilled trades.

WHEN:  Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College-CRB 126, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-993-1143

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Your Health Matters - Health Literacy Workshop Series HEALTHMATTERS
Health Literacy is the ability a person has that helps them find, manage, understand, and use basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions. Open to all.  18+participants. This workshop is in English, contact us to schedule a workshop in Spanish.

WHEN:  Tuesday, August 13, 2019  | 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Bridges at Pahokee, 170 S Barfield Hwy, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: Maricruz Rangel, 863-532-3099 or

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Glades PATCH Meeting PATCH
The Glades PATCH (Planned Approach To Community Health) is a program designed to help the community evaluate, plan and implement health education and disease prevention and intervention programs. PATCH helps promote the health of the community to include the social, emotional and physical well-being of its citizens. PATCH is a partnership of concerned citizens and organizations. This partnership provides a forum for identifying health problems affecting the community and mobilizing the community to plan, conduct and evaluate intervention services. The meeting is open to all who wish to join.

WHEN:  Tuesday, August 20, 2019  | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Ave C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
Free Immunizations for Glades Students IMMUNIZATIONS
Does your child need immunizations? FREE immunizations will be available August 20th at West Tech. The Palm Beach County Health Dept. staff will immunize children 2 months old through 12th grade. Bring your child's immunization record with you. 

WHEN:  Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:05 p.m.
WHERE: West Tech-Building 2, 2625 NW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-434-8197

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Benefit Car Wash for Glades Community Organization
Residents are invited to a car wash fundraiser in Belle Glade. Enjoy hot dogs, chips and drinks while your car gets washed.

WHEN:  Saturday, August 24, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: St Philip Benizi Catholic Church, 710 S Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Gloria Van Brocklin, 561-758-1457

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Grant Opportunity: Allegany Franciscan Tau Grant

The first cycle of Tau Grants this year will support outreach for the 2020 Census for organizations, programs, or initiatives working in targeted communities that have historically low rates of participation in the Census. Requests up to $10,000 will be considered. Organizations must have an annual operating budget of $2 million or less to be eligible for a Tau Grant. Allegany invites organizations that are interested in applying to attend a webinar.

WHEN:  Thursday, September 12, 2019  | 12:00 p.m.

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JLBC: Register for 2019 Nonprofit Trainings
Trainings are offered either at no cost or at a nominal fee, with scholarship opportunities often available. Training topics include: What content should you post on your social media; Breaking the Mold: The new way to grow Nonprofits Panel Discussion; and 7 secrets on how to establish and grow a Nonprofit 501(c)(3).

WHEN: Starting Tuesday, August 20 - October 29, 2019
CONTACT: If you would like more information or wish to speak to someone about these opportunities please call 561-620-2553 or email

Click here for more information and to see full list of training opportunities
Webinar: Immigrant Families' Access to Nutrition

From FRAC: "From 'public charge' regulations to enforcement actions, immigrant families face a range of threats that may impact their access to nutrition programs and resources."

WHEN: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | 2:00 p.m.

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Register for the Last "Patient's Voice" Webinar
Since Community Health Improvement Week, the AHA has been bringing you webinars highlighting hospitals' work in advancing the best possible patient-centric care, by integrating the patient voice in care design and delivery. Register for the last webinar in the "Patient's Voice" webinar series.

WHEN:  Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Tax Talk with Anne Gannon: PBC Tax Collector

Constitutional Tax Collector Anne Gannon reports on her office's latest news and developments.

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, August 12, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council. Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: Back to School Safety Tips, Mini Grants, and more!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 

Other Areas
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office is Hiring - Job Fair
PBSO will be answering questions and accepting applications for the following positions at the event: Certified Law Enforcement (full- and part-time), Certified Corrections, Communications Officer (911 Dispatcher), Corrections Support Personnel, and School Crossing Guard.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: James B Callaway U.S. Army Reserve Center, 3193 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

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Writing a Business Plan for Success, 2 CPE Credits
A step-by-step workshop that arms each participant with the fundamentals on how to write an effective and winning business plan.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Keiser University, 2085 Vista Parkway-Room 105, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
CONTACT: Larry Ornstein, Palm Beach SCORE,,  561-833-1672

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Palm Beach Opportunity Zone Convening
Hosted by the Florida Housing Coalition, this half-day convening brings local stakeholders together to discuss the Opportunity Zones (OZ) incentive and better understand market opportunities in the County's designated Opportunity Zones neighborhoods.

WHEN: Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Riviera Beach Marina Event Center, 190 East 13th Street, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

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Nonprofits First Membership Orientation
Curious About Membership? Becoming a member of Nonprofits First provides you with a wealth of resources and tools. Nonprofit organizations who are interested in learning more about the benefits of membership are invited to attend this introduction to learn all about the benefits of membership.

WHEN:  Friday, August 16, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Nonprofits First 1818 S. Australian Avenue, #450 West Palm Beach, FL 33409

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PBC Library Presents DeweyCon 2019
The Palm Beach County Library System will host its first fan-based convention, DeweyCon, on Sat, Aug 17, and Sun, Aug 18, at the Main Library. Lovers of pop culture, television, film and animation can attend this free two-day event, which includes cosplay, contests, gaming, giveaways, food trucks and more.

WHEN:  Saturday, August 17 & 18, 2019 
WHERE:  Main Library, 3650 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

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Slam Dunk to a Healthier Lifestyle, Overview Meeting
Slam Dunk to A Healthier Lifestyle Initiative (a program for youth ages 13 years - 21 years old) is coming to our area soon! The Florida Health-Palm Beach County HIV Prevention team has scheduled a meeting to highlight the program's goal and mission (project overview).

Project Overview Meeting
WHEN:  Monday, August 19, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
WHERE:  800 Clematis Street (1st Floor Auditorium),  West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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Business Resource Expo & Pitch Workshop
Discover resources to grow your business in Palm Beach County. 

WHEN:  Thursday, August 29, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
WHERE:  Mary V McDonald-Wilson Center in Gaines Park, 1505 N Australian Ave,  West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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Quickbooks 101 Workshop, 2 CPE Credits
This introduction to QuickBooks Desktop is designed to teach you the basics of QuickBooks Desktop so that you can use it to keep your business financial records.

WHEN:  Thursday, September 12, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
WHERE:  Keiser University, 2085 Vista Parkway-Room 105, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
CONTACT: Larry Ornstein, Palm Beach SCORE,,  561-833-1672

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
Learn More About Our Work at The Glades Initiative

Here at The Glades Initiative, we believe that no one should suffer from hunger. Our Glades Area Food Bank distributes culturally-specific food to thousands of local families each year through our network of 14 partner agencies throughout Belle Glade, Pahokee, and South Bay.

Learn more about our work - and how you can support it - by visiting us at!
(CANCELLED) Lunch and Learn at Belle Glade Library
The Lake Okeechobee Regional Economic Alliance is hosting a lunch and learn at the Belle Glade Library. The guest speaker will be Ann Marie Sorrell. Ann Marie's family migrated to Pahokee when she was three years old. She started her own company, The Mosaic Group. 

WHEN:  Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library and Civic Center, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Chris Radentz, 561-763-5550, or

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Enroll Today - Phlebotomy, HHA at West Tech
Enroll in Medical Sciences at West Tech - Phlebotomy, a 12-week program. Cost is $652, inquire about scholarships available. Home Health Aide (HHA) is $752. 

WHEN:  Monday, August 26 - December 15, 2019 (12 weeks) | 9:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
WHERE: West Tech, 2625 NW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-829-4620

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RFP Opportunity: Glades Student Grant-Making Assoc

The Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County (CSC) is increasing their investment in the Glades (Belle Glade and Pahokee) through shared leadership with the Student ACES organization. Through an RFP process, Student ACES youth, known as the Glades Student Grant-Making Association (GSGA), will award grant dollars to support initiatives designed to improve conditions leading to a healthy, youth-centered community.

Deadline to apply
WHEN:  Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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Grant Opportunity: Allegany Franciscan Ministries

Allegany Franciscan Ministries is excited to share the news of their next Major Grant cycle beginning on August 15, 2019. An informational webinar is scheduled to provide grant applicants with more in-depth information. The deadline to submit an LOI application is September 13, 2019. 

Informational Webinar
WHEN:  Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 11:00 a.m.

Click here to learn more
Click here to apply
Applications Open: Jim Moran Institute Executive Programs Broward & Palm Beach County

Apply now for the Jim Moran Institute Executive Programs Broward & Palm Beach County, a free training program for business owners, CEOs, and nonprofit leaders.

Deadline to apply
WHEN: Monday, September 30, 2019

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McKinlay Reappointed to National Leadership
Position on Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy

Press Release: National Association of Counties (NACo) President Mary Ann Borgeson reappointed Palm Beach County, Fla. Commissioner Melissa McKinlay to a second one-year term as chair of NACo's Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee.. 

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Hats Off Nonprofit Awards - 3 Days Left to Nominate

Now accepting nominations for the 2019 Hats Off Nonprofit Awards Nonprofit of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Volunteer of the Year AND MORE. Do not miss your chance to take part in this lively celebration of Palm Beach County's thriving nonprofit sector.

Submission Deadline
WHEN: Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 5:00 p.m.

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CareerSource August 2019 Calendar

CareerSource-Belle Glade, has released its calendar for August 2019. 

Click here for calendar
News Digest: Food Research & Action Center

The Food Research & Action Center wants you to be aware of a proposed rule to limit SNAP. Read about this and more in this week's FRAC News Digest. 

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For the Record: News from the PBC Clerk

Sharon R. Bock shares information about her office, including how to access unclaimed money, if eligible, and information about a new payment plan for court obligations. 

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Take Stock in Children: August 2019 Newsletter

Get the latest update on the programs and activities of Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County.

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, August 5, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council. Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: CSC Receives National Well-Being Award, and more!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 

Other Areas

  • Spanish-speaking LCSW/Counselor
Previous Postings - Other Areas
Human Trafficking Symposium & Live Webcast
The symposium is designed to bring awareness and education on what Human Trafficking is all about and how to identify human trafficking. The event will have an impressive subject matter panel of experts who will inform, discuss, educate, and engage!

WHEN:  Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
WHERE: 4860 West Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609 (also available via live webcast)

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Posting Information: eBlast and Volunteers
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for additional activities scheduled in
the Glades area
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