Monday, August 20, 2018
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
  
           
Mon, Aug 20-26            Early Voting Days in Palm Beach County, Belle Glade Library
Tue, Aug 21 9:00 am      Glades PATCH Meeting, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade   
Thu, Aug 23 9:30 am      GTAC Meeting, South Bay City Hall
Thu, Aug 23 10:30 am    Fair Housing and Taxpayer Clinic, 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, and Spanish.

WHEN: Thursday, August 23, 2018 | 10:30 a.m.
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)
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. Election Day (last day to vote) is August 28, 2018. You can only vote at the precinct listed on your voter registration site (see Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections website for more information). 

WHEN: Monday, August 20 - 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

Click here to learn more
Click here to Know Your Candidates (Palm Beach Post)
Click here to visit the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections website
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
GTAC Meets in South Bay GTAC

Our speaker will be Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections, Susan Bucher.  We would like to Thank Ms. Bucher for attending GTAC and look forward to hearing from our Supervisor of Elections and encourage all of our GTAC members to attend this timely and relevant presentation.

WHEN: Thursday, August 23, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: South Bay City Hall, 335 SW 2nd Ave, South Bay, FL 33493
CONTACT INFO: Contact Houston L. Tate, OCR Director, at 233-5303 or  htate@pbcgov.org or Audley G. Reid, Senior Planner, at 233-5567 or  areid@pbcgov.org   

Click here to learn more
Click here for meeting agenda
Bereavement Support Group

A grief support program will be offered to all employees of Lakeside Medical Center. Everyone is welcome to attend. 

WHEN: Thursday, September 6, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Call Trustbridge at 844-422-3648

Click here to learn more
Alice in Wonderland Auditions with the Missoula Children's Theatre

Come and be a part of the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center's 25th annual production with the Missoula Children's Theatre in ALICE IN WONDERLAND, the very first title the theatre ever presented with Missoula Children's Theatre! Approximately 50 roles are available for local students. All students, grades K-5 - 12th grade, are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Most students rehearse approximately 4½ hours each day, Monday through Thursday. A performance is scheduled for local schools on Friday, September 28 at noon and two performances will be presented for the public on Saturday, September 29 at 11 am and 7 pm.

WHEN: Monday, September 24, 2018 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Call Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center at 561-993-1160

Click here to learn more
2018 Rural Health Literacy Summit

The Health Literacy Summit is for health and human services professionals, paraprofessionals, and students committed to serving the unique needs of our patients. 

WHEN: Friday, October 5, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information or to register, please call 561-844-4220, ext 1600, or email info@lorhn.org

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Grant Opportunity: Mentoring Mini-Grant Released

The Mentor Center is excited to announce the release of a Mentoring Support Opportunity. In looking to increase access to a post-secondary credential attainment, Achieve Palm Beach County is working with United Way's Mentor Center to increase both quality and capacity of mentoring programs within our county's underserved population of young men and boys of color, primarily. Through this effort we are able to offer this competitive application process to organizations looking to fund projects impacting high-school aged youth and their access to post-secondary credential attainment.

Deadline for completed application
WHEN: Monday, August 27, 2018 | 5:00 p.m.
CONTACT INFO: For more information or to register, please contact me or Gary Graham garygraham@unitedwaypbc.org

Click here to learn more
Click here to read guidelines
Click here for application
CSC: Monday Morning Update, August 20, 2018

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

Click here to read newsletter
Job Opportunities

In the Glades
 
The Sun Newspaper

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies
  • Bilingual Outreach Educator

  • 19 Positions Open
Other Areas

  • Director of Program Services
Other Areas
Community Action Advisory Board Regular Meeting

The Palm Beach County Community Action Agency's (CAA) goal is to collaborate with other organizations to remove barriers and create opportunities for low income individuals and families that will enable them to become more self-sufficient.
Please be advised of the following upcoming meeting:

WHEN: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: 810 Datura Street, Basement Conference Room, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please contact Lead Clerk, Elcana Dantzler at edantzle@pbcgov.org or 561-355-4791

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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 22, 2018 | 5:30 p.m.
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

Click here for more information
Click here for mentor job description
Quickbooks Made Easy

Nonprofits FIrst is sponsoring a one-day event with Quickbooks Made EasyTM to bring industry specific training on Quickbooks to our area. Thanks to our partners at Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County for hosting the event. 

WHEN: Thursday, August 23, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County,  3651 Quantum Blvd,  Boynton Beach, FL 33426
CONTACT INFO:  Delferine Spooner,   finance@nonprofitsfirst.org 
COST: $119 - $169

Click here for more information
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

Click here for more information 
Previous Postings - The Glades Area
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

Click here to learn more
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."

Click here to learn more about this and other issues
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 ... "

Click here to read full article
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! 

Click here to read newsletter
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)
Previous Postings - Other Areas
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

Click here for more information 
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