Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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Tue, Aug 14-17 By appt    Back to School Immunizations, C.L. Brumback, Belle Glade
Tue, Aug 14-26                  Early Voting Days in Palm Beach County, Belle Glade Library
Wed, Aug 15 5:30 pm       Play Me a Story, Pahokee Library
Sat, Aug 18 2:30 pm        Back to School Scavenger Hunt, Pahokee Library
Mon, Aug 20 10:00 am     Fair Housing and Taxpayer Clinic (English, Haitian Creole), The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade      
Tue, Aug 21 9:00 am        Glades PATCH Meeting, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade     
Glades Area
Fair Housing and Taxpayer Clinic by The Glades Initiative FAIRHOUSING

The Glades Initiative and the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County are presenting a workshop on two topics: Fair Housing and Legal Aid's Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. An overview of fair housing laws for tenants and homebuyers will precede a presentation on services to low-income taxpayers who are involved in tax problems with the IRS. Presentations will be in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole.

WHEN: Monday, August 20, 23, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. (Aug 20), 10:30 a.m. (Aug 23)
WHERE: The Glades Initiative 141 SE Avenue C Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Call 561-996-3310, or jzaragoza@gladesinitiative.org to RSVP

Click here to learn more (English and Spanish event)
Click here to learn more (English and Haitian Creole event)
Dept of Health Offers Back to School Immunizations IMMUNIZATIONS

Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County is consolidating its back to school immunization clinics and outreaches to better serve those needing school shots from July 30 to August 17. "We want every student in need of immunizations for school to be able to get those shots in plenty of time before school starts," said Dr. Alina Alonso, Director Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County. "We've consolidated our staff and will be offering appointments and accommodating walk-ins at three locations." The three locations will be West Palm Beach Health Center, 1150 45th Street, Lantana Health Center, 1250 Southwinds Drive and C.L. Brumback Health Center 38754 SR 80, Belle Glade.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 14 - August 17, 2018 | By appointment
WHERE: C.L. Brumback Health Center, 38754 State Road 80, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Call 561-625-5180

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Early Voting Days in Palm Beach County EARLYVOTING

Early voting for the primary election begins in Palm Beach County Aug. 13, and the last day for early voting is Aug. 26. Early voting stations are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Belle Glade Library is the location of the early voting station in the Glades.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 14 - August 26, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: If you have any questions, please visit the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections office website at: www.pbcelections.org

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Click here to Know Your Candidates (Palm Beach Post)
Click here to visit the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections office
Play Me a Story/Play Me a Party at Pahokee Library PLAY

Families are invited to celebrate the beginning of the school year with a fun story, craft and refreshments! All ages (60 mins). Preregister. 

WHEN: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Loula V York Library, 525 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: Please call 561-924-5928

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Annual Back to School Scavenger Hunt at Pahokee Library SCAVENGER

Children, teens and parents are invited to the Sixth Annual Back to School Scavenger Hunt. All ages (60 min.), preregister. 

WHEN: Saturday, August 18, 2018 | 2:30 p.m. 
WHERE: Loula V York Library, 525 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: For more information, call  561-924-5928

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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 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 21, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
How to Collect a Judgment Workshop JUDGMENT

Residents are invited to attend an upcoming workshop at West County Courthouse, "How to Collect a Judgment." The workshop is presented by the office of Sharon R. Bock, Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller. 

WHEN: Thursday, September 6, 2018 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: West County Courthouse, Conference Room, C-121, 2950 State Road 15, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Please visit www.mypalmbeachclerk.com/workshops

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FRAC: Summer Recess Actions to Protect SNAP

From the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC): "Congress is heading home for August recess, just in time for advocates to weigh in on the importance of SNAP to Members of Congress and local media. Take Action Now."

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Florida Department of Health PBC Celebrates National Breastfeeding Month

From the Florida Department of Health, Palm Beach County: "The Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County is celebrating National Breastfeeding Month in August. This year's theme-Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life-focuses on promoting breastfeeding as a vital, lifelong source of health for babies and mothers ... "

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Leadership Palm Beach County Looks for Companies Interested in Hiring Ex Offenders

Leadership Palm Beach County has an effort now to identify companies that would be willing to hire ex-offenders. The group asks businesses interested to express their interest using the forms below. 


Click here to learn more
Click here for job order form
Click here for commitment letter
YSD Scoop: Palm Beach County Youth Services

Read the latest edition of YSD Scoop, the newsletter of the Palm Beach County Youth Services Department! 

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, August 13, 2018

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

Click here to read newsletter
Job Opportunities

In the Glades
 
The Sun Newspaper
CareerSource - Hot Jobs

Boys Town
  • In Home Family Services Consultant
  • 19 Positions Open
Other Areas


  • Caring Kitchen Assistant Program Director (full-time)
  • Warehouse Manager (part-time)
Other Areas
Free Workshop: Introduction to Business Ownership

Are you thinking about 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.
Have all of your questions answered by a SCORE Certified Mentor.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Keiser University 2085 Vista Parkway Room 105 West Palm Beach, FL 33411
CONTACT INFO: Larry Ornstein, Palm Beach SCORE, larry.ornstein@scorevolunteer.org, 561-833-1672

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Mentor Training - Take Stock in Children PBC

From Take Stock in Children: "We need your support! Take Stock in Children needs to recruit 200 new mentors by the end of September and we need you! If you have already gone through our orientation, please let me know. If not, please consider making a difference and making a college scholarship possible for a student. Our students must have a mentor in order to receive their college scholarship."

Becoming a mentor is easy and minimal time commitment..
* Attend an orientation
* Meet with your student once a week
* For 20-30 minutes
* At least 2-3 times a month
* during the student's lunch period

WHEN: Wednesday, August 15 or 22, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. (Aug 15), 5:30 p.m. (Aug 22)
WHERE: Take Stock in Children Palm Beach Office, 1896 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, Ste 103, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
CONTACT INFO: Kimberly Briard, 561-683-1704, or kbriard@takestockpalmbeach.org

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Click here for mentor job description
Six Steps to Maximize Your Productivity with Technology

Today's professionals are busier than ever before. The average person receives hundreds of emails per day and it is only increasing. Implementing a system to organize and take control of your inbox, action items, meetings, and notes is essential to minimizing the potential for mistakes and increasing productivity.

WHEN: Thursday, August 16, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
WHERE:  Nonprofits First, 1818 S Australian Avenue, #450, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
CONTACT INFO: Shari J. Hanglan, shanglan@nonprofitsfirst.org561-214-7435

Click here to read flyer
Diabetes Coalition Board of Directors and Membership Meeting

From the Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County: "We are rescheduling the next meeting at the request of several members. Please attend this very important meeting."

WHEN: Friday, August 24, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (Board of Directors meeting), 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Membership Meeting)
WHERE:  Keiser University -  Auditorium,  2085 Vista Pkwy,  West Palm Beach FL   33411
CONTACT INFO: To RSVP, please email  secretary@diabetescoalitionpbc.org

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Okeechobee Fearless Caregiver Conference

Are you a family caregiver looking for advice, support and help on your caregiving issues?  This Workshop will educate family caregivers on: How to choose a homecare agency, what Financial Options are available, Evaluating types of Facilities, Selecting Insurance ... and much more.

WHEN: Thursday, September 20, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Indian River State College, Williamson Conference Ctr, 2229 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972
CONTACT INFO:  You can register at  www.caregiver.com

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
The Glades Initiative Welcomes New Board Member

From The Sun: "The Glades Initiative has appointed Lt. Patricia R. Brown to its board of directors. She is a 28-year veteran employee of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and a fourth-generation South Floridian ..." 

Click here to read article in The Sun
PBC Farmworker Career Development Program

The Farmworker Career Development program is currently recruiting applicants for Vocational Career training, Job placement, Apprenticeship programs, GED and ESOL referral.

WHEN: ONGOING - Open Monday through Friday | 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: 607 South Main St, Suite 103, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  Cynthia R. McMillan, Alma Rios and Mario Ajax at  561-992-7405.

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Calling All Teens - Philanthrophy Tank Application

Philanthropy Tank is now accepting applications for the next round teen  #CHANGEmakers in Palm Beach County. 8th-12th grade students in Palm Beach County can begin applying to get their philanthropic-driven projects funded!  Applications open August 1 and close November 4, 2018.

CONTACT INFO: Contact Alyssa Thompson ( athompson@philanthropytank.org) for more information.

Click here to learn more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, August 6, 2018

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

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Previous Postings - Other Areas
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