Monday, August 21, 2017
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Tue, Aug    22    6:00 pm    Adult Education and Workforce Registration, West Tech, Belle Glade
Wed, Aug  23     6:00 pm    Town Hall Meeting, West Tech, Belle Glade
Thu, Aug   24     9:30 am    GTAC, Pahokee Marina and Campground
Fri, Aug     25     9:00 am    South Bay Villas Application event, Tanner Park, South Bay
Sat, Aug    26    7 :00 am    Sugarcane Golf Club Tournament, Sugarcane Golf Club, Belle Glade
Sat, Aug    26     8:00 am    Community Health and Awareness, Loading Ramp, Belle Glade
Glades Area ________________________
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 22-24, 2017  6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.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
Town Hall Meeting in Belle Glade

Please join Representative Joseph Abruzzo and Senator Kevin Rader for an informational recap. The goal is to discuss state laws passed and defeated during the 2017 Legislative Session, and to meet the legislators who represent you in Tallahassee. The event is open to the public. 

WHEN:  Wednesday, August 23, 2017  6:00 p.m. 
WHERE: West Technical Education Center, 2625 State Highway 715, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for more information
August GTAC Meeting at Pahokee Marina

This month's Glades Technical Advisory Committee meeting-GTAC-will be held at the City of Pahokee Campground and Marina. We are pleased to welcome as our GTAC presenter this month, Mr. Oscar Alvarez, Director of Palm Beach County Contractor's Certification Division. OCR would like to Thank Mr. Alvarez for joining us and encourage all interested residents and organizations to join us in Pahokee.

WHEN:  Thursday, August 24, 2017  9:30 a.m - 11:00 a.m. 
WHERE: Pahokee Marina and Campground, 190 N Lake Ave, Pahokee, FL 33476

Click here for more information
New South Bay Villas Application Event

The Palm Beach County Housing Authority and Royal American Management will be accepting applications for New South Bay Villas apartment homes at the location listed below. The application process is to establish a community-specific waiting list with the Palm Beach County Housing Authority at New South Bay Villas. All eligible households will receive the benefits of Project-Based Housing Vouchers. We will be accepting applications for one, two, and three bedroom apartments and water, sewer, and waste removal is included in the rent. Contact our office if you need any reasonable accommodation throughout the application process.

WHEN:  Friday, August 25, 2017  9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Tanner Park, 791 NW 1st Ave, South Bay, FL 33493 

Click here for more information
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Sugarcane Golf Club Tournament

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

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

Click here for flyer and for more info
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. 

WHEN: Saturday, August 26, 2017   8:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
WHERE: 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
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. 

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

Click here for flyer and for more info
Foster Parent Training in Belle Glade

Children removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect need safe and loving foster families to care for them. We are excited to expand our presence in the Glades! Become a part of our winning team! You MUST attend an Orientation prior to registering for training. Orientation information will be provided at the time of agency contact.

WHEN: Saturday, September 2, 2017 (first of four topics)   9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for flyer , full list of topics, and cost

If interested in attending, please send email to

Alternately, you may call the office to register (561) 649-0877
Cub Scout Sign Up Event in Belle Glade

Mom and Dad: It's time to sign up your son for the fun, adventure and value of scouting. The Cub Scouts provide positive activities for your soon - camping, hiking, crafts, games, sports, outdoors skills, and more. 

WHEN: Tuesday, September 5, 2017   6:30 p.m. (Registration open to boys ages 7 to 10, or in 1st to 5th grade)
WHERE: Community United Methodist Church, 401 SW 1st St., Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for flyer and for more info
Division of Senior Services: Powerful Tools for Caregivers

It's not easy to care for a loved one. Are you stressed by care giving? We can help. Learn different strategies to reduce stress, communicate well, and navigate your family dynamics while making decisions. Build confidence in your decisions as you learn effective problem solving skills. 

WHEN: Tuesdays, beginning September 12 - October 17, 2017   10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: West County Senior Center, 2916 State Road 15, 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 
Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center Unveils: 2017-2018 A Championship Season

The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center is gearing up for another spectacular year of quality programming with an impressive series for the 2017-2018 season. Make sure to mark your calendars and secure your seats - tickets can be purchased online at 

Click here for full listing of programs
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
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

The Sun Classifieds
Indeed Job Search
South Bay Center
Glades Health Care Center

Other Areas
Grant Opportunities________________________
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________________________
Dress for Success: New Directions program

Whether you are looking to start over, find a New Direction, or just need to change your perspective, and you're over 25, this program is ideal for you. It can help you become the best you!

* Discover the gifts from your past
* Understand the source of personal power
* Tap into your unique ability
* Identify the ideal job for your talents and  abilities
* Learn to customize your resume for each  job desired
* Navigate Linkedin and other social media to  build a network, get job leads and more
* Work one-on-one with a mentor and within  a group of women who are also embarking  on this journey with you

WHEN: Thursdays, beginning September 14, 2017 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (10 weeks)
WHERE: Children's Services Council, 2300 High Ridge Rd., Boynton Beach, FL 33426
COST: Free to women 25 and over (see flyer for conditions)
For more information contact Alexandra Marcovitch, coordinator: (561) 742-2779

Click here for flyer
Dress for Success: The Next Step

A free 10-week job program for young women 18 to 25 that builds:

* Confidence - Believe in you
* Job Focus - Your unique strengths and interests
* Resume - Your skills and experience
* Interview Skills - Make a great impression
* Professional Dress - Provided by Dress for Success

WHEN: Tuesdays, beginning September 19, 2017 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (10 weeks)
WHERE: Palm Beach State College,  4200 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33461
COST: Free, lunch provided
For more information contact Dr. Diane Katz: (520) 275-3112

Click here for flyer
Click here to apply
Fearless Caregiver Conference in Okeechobee

A special event for family caregivers, with conference host Gary Barg, editor-in-chief of Today's Caregiver magazine, and author of books, The Fearless Caregiver, and Caregiving Ties That Bind. 

WHEN: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Indian River State College, Williamson Conference Ctr., 2229 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972
COST: FREE, limited tickets, lunch included

Click here for flyer
Palm Beach Refugee Task Force Meeting

The Palm Beach County Refugee Task Force has been active in the Palm Beach County area for many years, with participants representing governmental and private agencies providing services to refugees in the area. Services provided by the agencies include employment, English language and vocational training, youth and family services, child care, employment-related immigration services, and refugee health services. The purpose of the meetings is to discuss refugee program service needs and possible solutions. 

WHEN: Friday, September 22, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: West Palm Beach City Hall, 401 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
For more information, please contact Miriam Bracero-Rosario, community liaison for the Southeast Region Refugee Services Program at Florida Department of Children & Families, at 561-459-6098, or by email:   
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:
2018 Loop for Literacy at John Prince Park

The eighth annual Loop for Literacy is scheduled for Saturday, February 3, 2018 at John Prince Park. Your participation in this family friendly, healthy event and pledges of support from families and friends benefit the programs of the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County that ensure that adults, children, youth and families gain the literacy skills necessary to succeed in life. Enjoy family friendly activities for kids of all ages and a delicious lunch following the walk, run and bike ride. 

WHEN: Sunday, February 3, 2017 7:00 a.m.
WHERE: John Prince Park, 2700 6th Ave S, Lake Worth, FL 33461
If you would like to register as a team or participant please e-mail and you will get a notification when registration opens. Registration is anticipated to open in September 2017. 

Click here for more information 
PBC Youth Services Newsletter, YSD Scoop!

CSC - Monday Morning Updates August 21, 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
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 
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
Birdies for Children Registration Open

Introduced at The Honda Classic in 2010, the Birdies for Children program serves to help 501(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
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 14, 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
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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
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