Monday, August 14, 2017
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Tue, Aug  15       9:00 am    Glades PATCH Meeting, The Glades Initiative
Tue, Aug  15        5:00 pm    West Tech Center :ABE/GED & ESOL Registration, West Tech  
Thurs, Aug 17   11:30 am    Caption Phone Presentation, West County Senior Center
Fri, Aug  18       11:00 am    Project Homeless Connect, Lake Shore Civic Center
Sat, Aug  19      11 :00 am   A Community Baby Shower  O'say Child Development Center
Tue, Aug  22         6:00 pm   West Tech Center: Workforce Registration  , West Tech

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PATCHGlades PATCH Meeting 

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 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 15, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
West Technical Education Center: Adult Education & Workforce Registration

FREE class for the Fall 2017: ABE and GED classes, ESOL classes, Pre-apprenticeship Courses, HVAC, Electrical, Welding, and Carpentry.

WHEN:  Tuesday, August 15-17, 2017 5:00p.m - 9:00p.m. (ABE/GED & ESOL Registration)
            Tuesday, August 22-24, 2017 6:00p.m - 8:00p.m. (Workforce Registration)

WHERE: West Technical Education Center, 2625 N.W. 16th Street, Belle Glade, FL  33430

Click here for more details

For more information call: (561)829-4620

Caption Phone Presentation 
Learn how you can qualify for a no-cost caption phone. Your local Clear Captions representative, Erik Sodemann, will be on-hand to explain this federal program that provides caption phone service to anyone who is hard of hearing at no cost. No income qualifications. 

WHERE: Thursday, August 17, 2017   11:30 a.m.
WHEN: West County Senior Center, 2916 State Road 15, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for flyer and for more info
Project Homeless Connect
The Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County, in collaboration with the city of Belle Glade, brings you Project Homeless Connect. Resources to assist homeless people in the Glades area will include clothing, toiletries, haircuts, food, pregnancy/HIV testing, and more. 

WHERE: Friday, August 18, 2017   11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHEN: Lake Shore Civic Center, 1224 SW Ave. E Place, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for flyer and for more info
Click here for Creole Flyer
Click here for Spanish Flyer
Florida Community Health Centers Present: A Community Baby Shower

Florida Community Health Centers invites residents to its Community Baby Shower at O'Say Child Development Center. Join for lunch, educational sessions, door prizes, and more. The event is free and open to any new, expectant, or young parents.

WHERE: Saturday, August 19, 2017   11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHEN: O'Say Child Development Center, 255 S. Lake Ave., Pahokee, FL 33476

Click here for flyer and for more info
Sugarcane Golf Club Tournament

Sugarcane Golf Club invites the public to an upcoming golf club tournament right here in Belle Glade. 

WHERE: Saturday, August 26, 2017   7:00 a.m.
WHEN: Sugarcane Golf Club, 1801 Lake Road, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for flyer and for more info
College Day at Palm Beach State College (Belle Glade)

Palm Beach State College is hosting a free college planning day for 9th - 12th graders, high school graduates and parents. A welcome, campus tour, interactive workshops, and dual enrollment information session will be available. 

WHERE: Wednesday, August 30, 2017   10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHEN: PBSC Belle Glade Campus, Room TEC 127, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for flyer and for more info
The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County Angel Tree Program

The Salvation Army Angel Tree program is not a government funded program. The Salvation Army Angel Tree is a needs based program meant to serve the neediest families with small children during the Christmas season. Families who struggle month to month, have recently lost work or who are undergoing an emergency need of some kind can get help through our program. Parents may register their children ages newborn to 12 years old during the registration day and locations listed above. The toys that are provided to the families that register are not purchased by The Salvation Army; they are provided by generous people in the community who actually go shopping for the children ("angels") that have registered for The Angel Tree.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 4-5, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m
WHERE: Boys & Girls Club, 1101 Dr MLK Jr Blvd Belle Glade, FL

Click here for more details 
Birdies for Children Registration Open

Introduced at The Honda Classic in 2010, the Birdies for Children program serves to help501(c)3 organizations generate additional fundraising dollars through an exciting contest that culminates with a grand prize winner driving home in a brand new 2018 Honda! Eight years into the campaign, Birdies for Children has risen just over of $6 million for charity; distributing funds to over 120 local and national organizations.  Details for the 2018 BFC season; are currently active and online ready to start taking pledges. Click here  for more details

Click here for charity handbook
Click here for pledge form 
New Flood Zone Maps Available

From The Sun: 

"For the first time since 1982 the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Palm Beach Couunty have been revised by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) ... "

Click here for full story
CJC to Host 33rd Citizens' Criminal Justice Academy

From The Sun: 

"The Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission (CJC) will host its 33rd annual Citizens' Criminal Justice Academy this fall ... "

Click here for full story
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

The Sun Classifieds
Indeed Job Search
South Bay Center

Other Areas
Grant Opportunities________________________
Free Webinar: How Nonprofits Can Get Free Google Advertising
Google Grants gives eligible nonprofits $10,000 per month in free online advertising to promote their organizations and causes on Simon Choy, who currently manages over $2 million in annual Google Grants funding, will tell you everything you need to know about the program, how it can benefit your nonprofit, and the process of applying for the grant.

WHEN: Thursday, August 17, 2017   1:00 p.m.

Click here for more information
Micro Grants Offered for Awareness Activities
1HTC supports the existing, and newly formed coalitions within the SE region (Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Dade, Monroe), and provides technical assistance, as well as funds for community education. The 1HTC will work with POC's within the respective organizations to produce training materials, and enhance their respective publications that create awareness through a variety of media sources, by providing funding for projects.

DEADLINE: Thursday, August 31, 2017
Click here for more information
Applications Open for Spring 2018 Jim Moran Small Business & Nonprofit Executive Programs

Other Areas________________________
Take Stock in Children Upcoming Mentor Orientations

Our mentor orientation will cover the necessary information to get started as a Take Stock in Children mentor. TRAINING ON THE COAST: PICK ONE.

WHEN:  Tuesday, August 15, 2017  12:00 p.m.
             Thursday August 17, 2017  5:30 p.m. (view link for more dates)
WHERE: Take Stock in Children Office, 1896 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. Suite 103, West Palm Beach, FL 33409 

For more information contact Kimberly Briard: 561-683-1704 or

Click here for more details
Click here for Mentor Application
Palm Beach County Medical Society & Keiser University Diabetes in PBC Lunch and Learn

Diabetes in Palm Beach County  Lunch and Learn Understanding the benefits of early diagnosis and treatment  Presented by: Barbara Jacobowitz, Health Services Administration Program Chair, Keiser University
*             What are the risk factors?
*             Why is screening important?
*             What can we do to improve patient outcomes?
*             How does Palm Beach County compare to the Nation?
*             How is the Diabetes Coalition making a difference in our community?
WHEN:  Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Keiser University, 2085 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
For more information contact: Deanna: (561) 433-2385
Click here for more details
National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims

Open to the public - guest speakers include family member of murder victims. Light refreshment will be served.

WHEN: Sunday, September 24, 2017 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach Chores Community Center, 90 Edwards Lane, Palm Beach Shore
For more information contact Amy Shaffer: (561) 274-1500

Click here for flyer
Legislative Delegation Public Hearing and Workshop Schedule

At the first Palm Beach County Delegation meeting each year, the delegation chooses a Chair and Vice-Chair and conducts a public hearing allowing presenters and the public to address legislators.If you would like to present at the meeting, the deadline to submit a presenter request form and any printed materials to the delegation office is Noon on Friday, September 8, 2017. 

WHEN: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton campus (FAU Tech Runway), 901 NW 35th Street, Boca Raton 33431  

For more information contact Christine Shaw:
PBC Youth Services Newsletter, YSD Scoop!

CSC- Monday Morning Updates August 14, 2017

Previous Postings - The Glades Area ___
FREE Legal Services at The Glades Initiative, Inc. Legal

Need legal services? (Child Support, Fair Housing, Immigration, etc.)

Services will be provided by attorney working through the Legal Aid Society, Pro Bono Division, Richard Abedon. All services are offered in
English, Spanish, and Creole.

Call the Glades Initiative, Inc. to make an appointment and find out if you are eligible:
(561) 996-3310

Click here to learn more
Community Health and Awareness Event at the Loading Ramp

Triple -H- Community Center and Glades Central Class of 1972 are working to host a Health and Awareness event for all ages. The event will be free and a fun way to bring prevention
knowledge to the attention of our community residents; including a combination of activities, speakers, refreshments, incentives, entertainment, testing, wellness checks and a multitude of informational resources. Free HIV testing, food and entertainment, $1 yard sale, Walmart gift card raffle, and more. Local agencies are invited to participate. 

WHERE: Saturday, August 26, 2017   8:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
WHEN: Loading Ramp, 500 SW Avenue C Place, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for flyer and for more info
Click here for registration/donation form
Click here for letter to partners
Jessie Levi Memorial Scholarship for Glades Health Students

The scholarship is awarded by Heka Healthcare Consulting, LLC to undergraduate, minority college students from the Glades area. One recipient will be selected to receive a $250 stipend to help offset the cost of books and tuition. 

DEADLINE: Thursday, August 31, 2017

Click here for more information and application link 
Caring Hearts Family Medical Offers Back to School Physicals

If your child is in need of a physical, and is not insured, Caring Hearts Family Medical in Belle Glade will be providing school and sport physicals for the months of August and September for a reduced price. No appointments are needed, walk-ins are welcome.

WHEN: August and September, 2017
WHERE: Caring Hearts Family Medical, 301 SE 1st St., Belle Glade, FL 33430
COST: $20 

Click here for more information
8th Annual Girls Leadership Institute & STEAM Academy Comes to Belle Glade

The Women's Foundation of Florida (WFF) is excited to host our 8th Annual Girls Leadership Institute & STEAM Academy (GLI/STEM) twice in 2017 with the support of a grant from the Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County. The free and interactive programs provide training and support for underserved girls in PBC. The program is aimed at developing middle and high school girls' leadership skills and passion in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). We will provide this program for 100 girls and their parents in the Glades community with your help. The WFPBC is looking for companies in STEAM fields and other community partners to participate in the September 16th program.
STEAM Academy

WHEN: Saturday, September 16, 2017
WHERE: Palm Beach State College Belle Glade campus, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for more information, and to participate
Round up of Glades Library Events for Month of August

Glades area libraries are chock-full of great events and happenings for the month of July. Make sure to mark your calendars with events you plan to attend! 

Belle Glade Branch
Click here to see month's full schedule

Loula V. York Branch (Pahokee)
Click here to see month's full schedule

Clarence E. Anthony Branch (South Bay)
Click here to see month's full schedule
Glades Residents: Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Centro Campesino is a Weatherization Assistance Program Agency in the Glades. We can help you repair/replace AC units, improve your home's insulation, seal/replace windows and doors, etc. ... ALL repairs/replacement at no cost to you!

Click here  for more info, or call Nancy at 305-245-7738, ext. 236
West County 'Senior Times' August Newsletter

Job Opportunities

In the Glades

The Sun Classifieds
Indeed Job Search

Other Areas
Previous Postings - Other Areas
8th Annual Health & Human Services Legislative Advocacy Initiative
Never before has it been so crucial for health and human services organizations to be a part of our legislative process. And, never before have YOU had such a great opportunity to let legislators know what you want and need. Together nonprofits and stakeholders can help build a very loud voice by participating in the Legislative Advocacy Initiative.Submit your legislative priorities, advocate for your clients. 

DEADLINE: Friday, September 8, 2017
Click here for more information
CSC- Monday Morning Updates August 7, 2017

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
or (561) 996-3310
If you would like to submit your volunteer opportunities on our site below, please email us at

Check the Glades Community Calendar 
for additional activities scheduled in
the Glades area
Check out Volunteer Opportunities at the Glades Initiative or opportunities with our Partners in the Glades
Donate to the Glades Initiative, Inc.