Monday, August 19, 2019
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Tue, Aug 20  9:00 am         PATCH Meeting, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Tue, Aug 20  11:00 am      FREE Immunizations for Glades Students, West Tech, Belle Glade
Thu, Aug 22  9:30 am        GTAC Meets, South Bay City Hall
Sat, Aug 24  9:00 am         Benefit for Glades Community Organization Car Wash, St. Philip, Belle Glade
Sat, Aug 24  12:00 pm      Backyard Safari, Sierra Club, Belle Glade
Mon, Aug 26  9:45 am      Phlebotomy, HHA programs begin, West Tech, Belle Glade
Glades Area
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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Glades Tech. Advisory Committee Meets in South Bay GTACMEETING

This months' Glades Technical Advisory Committee meeting will be held at South Bay City Hall. The featured presenter this month is Dr. LaTanya McNeal, Executive Dean - Belle Glade Campus Palm Beach State College.

WHEN:  Thursday, August 22, 2019  | 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: City of South Bay, South Bay City Hall, 335 SW 2nd Ave, South Bay, FL 33493
CONTACT: Houston L. Tate, OCR Director, 561-233-5303 or [email protected]
Benefit Car Wash for Glades Community Organization CARWASH
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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Backyard Safari: Birds, Butterflies and Flowers   BUTTERFLIES
Dr. Jaeson Clayborn will present a lively talk about South Florida's butterflies and how to create a healthy and colorful garden that's good for people and wildlife.   Light refreshments will be served. Kids are welcomed. At the end of the workshop and while supplies last, free butterfly-friendly plants will be given out to start your own backyard safari!  Please RSVP as supplies and seating are limited.

WHEN:   Saturday, August 24, 2019  | 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Sierra Club, 136 S Main Street, Unit A, Belle Glade, FL 33430 
CONTACT: Diana Umpierre,  [email protected], (561) 983-8655

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Enroll Today - Phlebotomy, HHA at West Tech PHLEBOTOMY
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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Farmworker Career Development Program Advisory Board Meeting 
The Farmworker Career Development Program is to strengthen the ability of eligible   migrant and seasonal farm workers and their dependents to achieve economic self-sufficiency through their participation in education, skills training and supportive services.

WHEN:   Wednesday, August 28, 2019  | 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: West Technical Education Center, 2625 State Highway 715-Building #6-Training #1, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Cynthia McMillian, Program Coordinator, [email protected], 561-992-7406

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Boys Town Parenting Cafe
Boys Town will be doing a lunch and learn parenting café. The group will discuss the skills of effective praise in order to encourage positive behavior.

WHEN:  Thursday, August 29, 2019  | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  607 S Main St #106, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Pam Heck, 561-612-6039, [email protected]

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Are You Hiring? Call CareerSource Today
Palm Beach State College and CareerSource Palm Beach County are holding a job fair to give employers access to job seekers. 

WHEN:  Tuesday, September 17, 2019  | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Maria Rios, [email protected]

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Let Your Voice be Heard: PBC Woman Advisory Board
The Palm Beach County Commission on Women Advisory Board seeks your input during the 2019 Listening Sessions. The sessions are for the purposes of gathering input on matters pertaining specifically to women, such as: discrimination, employment, domestic violence, and much more. 

WHEN:  Wednesday, September 18, 2019  | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Civic Center, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Palm Beach County Office of Equal Opportunity, [email protected]

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RCMA Belle Glade Now Accepting Applications

We are now accepting applications for EHS/MSHS/CCP,  Head Start, VPK and School Readiness classrooms - for children 6 weeks to 4 years of age. We are  currently needing pre-school age children and infants.

WHERE: RCMA Belle Glade CDC, 20 Carver Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: EHS/MSHS/CCP: 6 weeks to 3 year old-Griselda Villarreal; Head Start - 3 year old to 5 years old-Maria Gonzalez; School Readiness/VPK - Amanda Garcia; call 561-992-2062 or fax 561-992-2062

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Tour the Belle Glade Campus of PBSC

RSVP today to get a tour of the Belle Glade Campus of Palm Beach State College. 

WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT:, 561-993-1023

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Grant Opportunity: 2019/2020 Mini Grant

Launched in January 2014, the Mentoring Support Opportunity was conceived as a way to help mentoring programs develop additional matches and help alleviate the wait list of mentees in Palm Beach County. Through the Mentoring Support Opportunity, United Way of Palm Beach County seeks to enhance the quality of mentoring programs and increase the number of youths being mentored.

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Become a Changemaker - Philanthropy Tank 

Philanthropy Tank® is a program that challenges, empowers, and equips the next generation of CHANGEmakers in grades 8-12 to develop and implement a sustainable social service, activism, or impact idea that aims to serve and solve a problem in our community.

Application deadline
WHEN: Friday, October 4, 2019 | 11:59 p.m.

Click here to learn more - Back to School Edition

It's officially back-to-school time in Palm Beach County! From bus schedules to homework battles, the new school year can be a little overwhelming. The website and free EveryParent app is your go-to, local resource for finding expert advice on easing transition jitters, getting your child to school on-time, planning for parent-teacher conferences and much more.

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, August 19, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council. Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: Mini-grants, CSC receives national award, and more!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 

Other Areas
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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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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Financial Forecasting for Your Business Plan: 2 CPE
When you attend this workshop, you will leave with an understanding of how to accomplish a structured method to develop realistic projections for a good business plan.

WHEN:  Wednesday, August 21, 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, SCORE Palm Beach, 561-833-1672, [email protected]

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Free Workshop: Introduction to Business Ownership
This workshop will help you decide if you are ready to become a business owner.

WHEN:  Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
WHERE: SCORE Learning Center, 500 S Australian Ave-Suite 115, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT: Larry Ornstein, SCORE Palm Beach, 561-833-1672, [email protected]

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Training: Sexual Assault Victims with Disabilities in the Healthcare Setting
From the Coalition for Independent Living Options: This training will concentrate on sexual assault victims with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We will discuss verbal versus non-verbal communication and we will be hosting a parent of an adult child with cerebral palsy and autism to talk about her child's journey through the healthcare system as a young adult with very little words to communicate his symptoms or concerns.

WHEN:  Friday, August 30, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Palm Beach County SART Office, 4210 N Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
CONTACT: To register, please visit:

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United Way Breakfast of Champions
From the United Way of Palm Beach County: You're invited to join us for breakfast and an exciting United Way update! Together, we will kickoff our annual fundraising season and celebrate the work we do making a difference locally. Guests will be among the first to learn about an important new initiative we are launching: MISSION UNITED!

WHEN:  Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 
WHERE: Kravis Center Cohen Pavilion, 701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
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 [email protected]

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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                                                 

Previous Postings - Other Areas
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, [email protected],  561-833-1672

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Posting Information: eBlast and Volunteers
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*If you want to submit a posting please email us at [email protected]
or (561) 996-3310
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for additional activities scheduled in
the Glades area
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