Monday, August 23, 2021
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~~~ This Week ~~~
 
Tue, Aug 24, 6:00 pm - Community Action Advisory Board Meeting: Online
Wed, Aug 24, 6:00 pm - Basic Data Security for Startups, by SCORE PBC: Online
Wed, Aug 23, 8:30 am - Weekly Food Distribution, The Glades Initiative, BG
Thu, Aug 26, 12:00 pm - Victim Services Virtual Open House, by CILO: Online
Sat, Aug 28, 1:00 pm - Women's Equality Day, by Young Leaguers of PBC: Online
Glades Area
Meaningful Career Opportunities at The Glades Initiative Inc: 2 Positions Open!

We are hiring! Do you want to make a difference in the lives of the residents of the Glades? Are you looking for a new career opportunity? Come join us at The Glades Initiative!

TO APPLY: Send an email resume and cover letter to jobs@gladesinitiative.org with the word SENIOR in the title of the email.

TO APPLY: Send an email resume and cover letter to jobs@gladesinitiative.org with the words FRONT DESK POSITION in the title of the email.
The Glades Initiative's Food Distribution at Our New Office Location (One Block South of Previous Office)

The Glades Initiative offers food distribution at its new location to anyone. Those coming in cars are asked to line up as usual beside the office at 149 SE Avenue D for drive-through pick-up on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Both drivers and walkers will receive food bags on a first-come-first-serve basis.

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug 25, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 149 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310

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Community Action Advisory Board Meeting

The Community Action Advisory Board will be meeting in West Palm Beach this week. The meeting is available in person or online.

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug 24, 2021 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: 2300 North Jog Road-Vista Center Conf. Room 158E/59, WPB, FL 33411 (The meeting is also available online)
CONTACT: For more information, please contact – Natalie Diaz Rodriguez, Program Manager, Ndiazrod@pbcgov.org, 561-355-4208

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Basic Data Security for Startups, by SCORE PBC

Since the start of the pandemic, the FBI has reported a 300% increase in cybercrime. And small businesses are prime targets of these attacks due to their lack of awareness and sophistication when it comes to protecting systems and data.

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug 25, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Online

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Victim Services Virtual Open House, by Coalition for Independent Living Options

The Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc., presents "Victim Services Virtual Open House".

WHEN: Thursday, Aug 26, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Online

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Women's Equality Day, by the Young Leaguers of Palm Beach County

Take part in Women's Equality Day by participating in a zoom meeting. Presented by the Young Leaguers of Palm Beach County.

WHEN: Saturday, Aug 28, 2021 | 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Online

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Tax Changes that Will Impact You, Presented by Families First of Palm Beach County

Tax laws change frequently which require individuals to stay current to understand the impact of these changes on their personal tax returns. There are currently several proposals in Congress that could be implemented by year-end. This practical webinar provides a comprehensive update and an instant working knowledge of all key tax provisions that will allow the attendee to determine what strategies might work best for them. 

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept 1, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Online

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Sunvalley Health Care Services Greeting Event

Sunvalley Health Care is bringing its services to the Belle Glade area. Attend a special welcome event that will include free health check ups, consultations, and food.

WHEN: Sunday, Sept 5, 2021
WHERE: 156 West Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-574-3165

Click here to learn more (English)
Click here to learn more (Spanish)
Road to Success Free Career Workshops

Road to Success is an 8-week series of free career workshops for women over age 25 to
enhance your professional development. Whether you are employed, underemployed, or
seeking employment, these sessions are designed to help you.

WHEN: Thursdays, Sept 23 - Nov 17, 2021 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Zoom

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COVID-19: Growing Virus Risk
Vaccination Sites

There are numerous locations in Palm Beach County to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. See the below links to find a convenient location near you:

Vaccines for Homebound Seniors Email. If a homebound senior needs a vaccination, please send an email to HomeboundVaccine@em.myflorida.com for assistance.








For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, please visit Vaccines.gov.
The Glades Initiative's Food Distribution at Our New Office Location (One Block South of Previous Office)

The Glades Initiative offers food distribution at its new location to anyone. Those coming in cars are asked to line up as usual beside the office at 149 SE Avenue D for drive-through pick-up on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Both drivers and walkers will receive food bags on a first-come-first-serve basis.

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug 25, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 149 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310

Click here to learn more

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School District of Palm Beach County Afterschool Meals Program

The School District of Palm Beach County will have the majority of schools participating in the Afterschool Meals Program for the 2021-2022 school year.

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Palm Beach County Food Finder Map

An interactive tool using Google Maps to help people easily locate free food and hot meals in Palm Beach County. This online tool was created to connect individuals seeking food resources to sites near them. Information is English, Spanish, and Creole. United Way updates the information listed on this map weekly. However, locations and hours of distribution may change. Please consider calling the site prior to visiting to verify the information listed. Please note that sites may have specific requirements such as ID.

CONTACT:  To access the United Way of Palm Beach County's Food Finder map, click here
Grant Opportunity: Lois Kwasman Program for Community Impact for Girls and Women

The Lois Kwasman grant will accept applications for a program/project that assists girls and young women between the ages of 8 and 24 who reside in Palm Beach County, Florida. The program/project should offer services that assist girls and young women who need help to develop life skills to gain self-confidence, become resourceful and self-sufficient, and position themselves to have a successful life.

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Letter from PBC School: Mandatory Facial Coverings

Out of an abundance of caution, and in a profound effort to mitigate the rapidly rising COVID-19 positivity rate in our community and on our campuses, School Board members approved Policy 5.326 Student Protocols due to COVID-19, making facial coverings mandatory for students in District-operated schools.

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Community Connections for Life Inc Offers Programs in the Glades

Learn more about Community Connections for Life Inc., and the programs they offer to residents of the Glades.

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Jim Moran Institute Small Business & Nonprofit Executive Programs

Invest in yourself and plan the next chapter of your business. What’s stopping you from applying today? Trainings are only two days a month. There is no cost. Apply now for the 2022 Spring programs in Palm Beach and Broward County and gain the clarity and knowledge to turn challenges into opportunities.

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PBC Animal Care and Control Hosts Community Event

Mark your calendars for August 23 through September 19 for Name Your Price pet adoptions; pets age 6 years and older are free to adopt. Whether looking for a dog or cat, rabbit or pig, your new best friend is waiting for you! Newly adopted pets will be spayed/neutered, microchipped, current on vaccinations, and come with a free goodie bag courtesy of Hill’s Science Diet as well as a free rabies shot and county tag.

Click here to learn more
Sign up for Active Parenting Classes through the Hanley Foundation

The Hanley Foundation is presenting active parenting sessions designed for parents of children 5 to 12 years of age, and youth 12 to 18.

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Staying Calm in Times of Change: Center for Child Counseling

Change can be difficult, even for adults, so we're here to offer helpful, practical advice and tips that will help you assist your children to embrace all life's changes -- large and small. You can learn more about children's anxieties in our latest blog: ''Beating Back to School Worries.''

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Chamber Chatter: News from the BG Chamber

Catch up with the latest news from the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce!

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Nonprofits First: COVID-19 Community Update, Aug 20, 2021

From Nonprofits First: "In this newsletter you will find the most current information on local coronavirus response in Palm Beach County and community resources."

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The Friday 5: News from PBC School District, Aug 20, 2021

Learn what the School District of Palm Beach County has been doing by reading the latest issue of The Friday 5.

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Count-e-News: News from Palm Beach County, Aug 18, 2021

Local State of Emergency declared in Palm Beach County. COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Sites updated. Mortgage Assistance and more in this issue of Count-e-News.

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The Skidmore Scoop: House District 81, Aug 20, 2021

Get the latest update from the Florida House of Representative for District 81, Kelly Skidmore.

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, Aug 23, 2021

Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: CSC Statement and COVID-19 Resources.

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Other Areas
Additional COVID-19 Testing Sites in Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County is reminding the public that both COVID-19 vaccination and testing locations are widely available for all Palm Beach County residents.

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Mega Job Fair in Sunrise Looking to Fill 5,000 Positions

More than 75 companies will be looking to fill 5,000 positions at a mega-job fair next week. Whether you’re looking for an entry-level position or a more experienced management job, this hiring event will have something for you.

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug 25, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise, FL 33323

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Previous Postings - Glades Area
In Need of Masks? Contact The Glades Initiative, Inc.

If you or people you know need masks, The Glades Initiative has masks and will share them with anyone in the Glades who needs them. These are the white two-ply reusable washable masks given by the health department. Call or come by to pick them up as long as supplies last. 

If you are with a group of vulnerable people and need more than 20, call us first and we will do our best to help you get what you need.

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc., 149 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310
FREE COVID-19 Vaccines at Lakeside Medical Center

The Health Care District of Palm Beach County mobile bus will be providing COVID-19 vaccines free-of-charge at Lakeside Medical Center. No appointments necessary.

WHEN: Monday-Friday | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center Parking Lot, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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PBC Racial Justice Action Team Discuss Race Equity and Child Welfare

Parents, teens and the community are invited to the Palm Beach County Racial Justice Action Team's upcoming conversation around race equity and child welfare.

WHEN: Monday, Aug 16, 23, 30, 2021 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Online

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Calling on Florida Residents to Improve Understanding of Key Health Issues - $25 Gift Card for Your Time

CALLING FL RESIDENTS! Help us improve Florida’s health and understand the key health issues by participating in one of our virtual focus groups! You will receive a $25 gift card for your time!

Click here to learn more (English)
Click here to learn more (Spanish)
Boys and Girls Club Provide Services to Glades Residents

Learn more about all of the services provided to Glades residents by the Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County.

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Mortgage Assistance Available to Homeowners in PBC

Up to 6 months of assistance (not to exceed $10,000) will be provided to income eligible households who are at least one-month (30+ days) delinquent (after February 29, 2020) in their home mortgage, escrow payments (PITI) and/or condominium and homeowners’ association payments. Assistance cannot be used to cover payments already made; and will be provided as a grant or a forgivable loan.

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No Health Insurance? Need COVID-19 Services?

Everyone is eligible for COVID-19 services, no matter their immigration status. Testing, treatment or vaccinations paid for by the federal government will not affect anyone’s immigration status or be shared with immigration agencies.

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Virtual Trainings Support Disaster Planning, Resources

The beginning of hurricane season is a good annual reminder to dust off your personal and organizational preparedness plans, review them, and ensure they still meet current needs. The Palm Beach County Long-Term Recovery Coalition Executive Committee has collected several virtual trainings to support your organization’s planning process. They can all be accessed here: https://unitedwaypbc.org/volunteer/

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Beating Back to School Worries, by Center for Child Counseling

Are you being calm, supportive, positive, and loving to help your child transition back to school and adjust to new socialization challenges?

Click here to learn more
The Friday 5: News from PBC School District, Aug 13, 2021

Learn what the School District of Palm Beach County has been doing by reading the latest issue of The Friday 5.

Click here to learn more
Nonprofits First: COVID-19 Community Update, Aug 13, 2021

From Nonprofits First: In this newsletter you will find the most current information on local coronavirus response in Palm Beach County and community resources. It is our priority to share helpful and timely resources to keep you safe and informed during this time."

Click here to learn more
The Skidmore Scoop: House District 81, Aug 6, 2021

Get the latest update from the Florida House of Representative for District 81, Kelly Skidmore.

Click here to learn more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, Aug 16, 2021

Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: CSC Statement and COVID-19 Resources.

Click here to learn more
Posting Information
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. 

*If you want to submit a posting please email us at updates@gladesinitiative.org
or (561) 996-3310.*
 
If you would like to submit your volunteer opportunities on our site below, please email us at volunteer@gladesinitiative.org