Monday, August 26, 2019
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The Glades Initiative Will be Closed for Labor Day
In honor of Labor Day, The Glades Initiative office will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Our office will re-open with normal hours (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019.  
~~~ This Week ~~~  
Monday-Friday                  First Serve Mentoring Registration, First Baptist Church, Belle Glade
Thu, Aug 29  12:00 pm     Boys Town Parenting Cafe, Belle Glade
Fri, Aug 30  12:00 pm       Home Health Aide Graduation, West Tech, Belle Glade
Fri, Aug 30  12:30 pm       The Glades Initiative Presents Financial Literacy, Covenant Villas, Belle Glade
Glades Area
Financial Literacy at Covenant Villas  FINANCIAL

The Glades Initiative presents Money Matters Financial Literacy Training at Covenant Villas. Improve your knowledge of doing business with banks, saving money, and budgeting - attend all three sessions and earn a gift card! This event is open to all. 

WHEN:  Fridays, August 30, September 13 & 20, 2019  | 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Covenant Villas, 601 Covenant Dr, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Jose at

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First Serve Tri-city After School Mentoring Program FIRSTSERVE

Applications are now being accepted for The First Serve Tri-city After School Mentoring Program. Free registration.

WHEN: Mondays - Fridays | 2:20 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: First Baptist Church, 17 NW Ave B, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Coach Jones, 754-422-8965; Coach Leslie, 561-449-6404; Ms. Hytower, 561-983-2196

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Boys Town Parenting Cafe PARENTING
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,

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Home Health Aide Program Graduation Ceremony HHA
Please join West Technical Education Center as they celebrate the graduation of Cohort 3 from their Home Health Aide (HHA) program.

WHEN:  Friday, August 30, 2019  | 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE:  West Technical Education Center-Building 2 Atrium, 2625 Northwest 16th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Cosha R. Jackson-Rease, Assistant Principal, 561-992-2109 x42109,
Farmworker Career Development Program Advisory Board Meeting  
The Farmworker Career Development Program scheduled for Wednesday August 28th has been moved to Thursday, September 5, 2019 at the Belle Glade Civic Center.

WHEN:  Thursday, September 5, 2019  | 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Civic Center-Meeting Room A, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430 
CONTACT: Natalie Diaz Rodriguez, Community Action Program Manager,, 561-355-4208

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Reading Buddies at Loula V York Library
Young children practice their reading skills with trained teen mentors in a comfortable, supervised setting. Grades K-5 (60 mins.). Preregister. 

WHEN:  Saturday, September 14, 21 & 28, 2019  | 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Loula V York Branch Library, 525 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, FL 33462
CONTACT: 561-924-5928

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Christ Fellowship's Sunday Services Launch Party
Are you ready for a party? Join us for our Sunday Service Launch Party and come enjoy free food, games, music, and more! 

WHEN:  Sunday, September 15, 2019  | 11:00 a.m.
WHERE:  Christ Fellowship Church in Belle Glade, 400 W Ave A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
Jack the Beanstalk Auditions at Dolly Hand CAC
An audition will be held for the Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) production of Jack and the Beanstalk at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. Among the roles to be cast are Jack, Mother, Milky White, the Magic Harp, Farmers, Merchants, the Giant, Jill, Circus Performers and Wonder Beans. Students in grades K-5 through 12th grade, are encouraged to audition.

WHEN:  Monday, September 23, 2019  | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (3:30 p.m. registration)
WHERE:  Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-993-1160

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Sign Up for 2019 Angel Tree Program
Are you in need of assistance this Christmas? The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County invites you to sign up for the 2019 Angel Tree 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 may apply for help through our program.

Belle Glade Sign up
WHEN:  Tuesday, October 8 & 9, 2019  | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE:  West Technical Educational Center, 2625 NW 16th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-686-3530

Pahokee Sign up
WHEN:  Wednesday, October 9, 2019  | 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Pahokee Community Center, 360 East Main Street, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: 561-686-3530

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National Night Out Against Crime 2019
Join the men and women of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, local businesses and community leaders as they unite together to decrease crime. This free event includes fun for kids, face painting, cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones, hot dogs and more! 

WHEN:  Thursday, October 24, 2019  | 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Glades Pioneer Park, 866 SR 715, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: PBSO District 13, 561-992-1261 and 561-992-1265

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Call to Artists: Outside the Box Grant Opportunity

Palm Beach County Art in Public Places invites student, emerging and professional artists residing throughout Palm Beach County to participate in Outside the Box, a community public art project that transforms up to 36 ordinary traffic signal boxes into vibrant artworks.

Application Deadline
WHEN: Friday, September 6, 2019 | 5:00 p.m.

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Grant Opportunity: Healthier Glades Grant

Healthier Glades is seeking to fund mini grants up to $3,000 for Glades residents and up to $2,500 for nonprofit organizations in the Glades communities. The mini grants are designed to promote the mission and vision of Healthier Glades in the following areas:
  1. Promoting health and wellness (behavioral and physical)
  2. Storytelling - "Changing the Narrative" (e.g. cultural and visual arts, social connectedness, etc.)
  3. Developing and nurturing participation channels (e.g. Advocacy (Youth and Adult), Youth Development, etc.)
Application Deadline
WHEN: Friday, September 20, 2019 | 5:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Inger Harvey, Healthier Glades Project Director, 561-818-5529,

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Grant Opportunity: Allegany Franciscan Ministries 

Allegany Franciscan Ministries is excited to share the news of their next Major Grant cycle beginning on August 15, 2019. An informational webinar is scheduled to provide grant applicants with more in-depth information. The deadline to submit an LOI application is September 13, 2019.  

Informational Webinar
WHEN:   Wednesday, August 28, 2019  | 11:00 a.m.

Click here to learn more
Click here to apply
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. 

Click here to learn more
New Certificate Programs at Palm Beach State College-Belle Glade Campus!

The Belle Glade Campus of Palm Beach State College introduces new certificate programs, including Business Specialist, Computer Programming Specialist, and Business Operations.

Click here to learn more (Business Specialist)
Click here to learn more (Computer Programming Specialist)
Click here to learn more (Business Operations)
Glades Region: Important School Dates to Remember

The Palm Beach County School District-Glades Region publishes important dates to remember, including open house dates, curriculum nights, and school advisory council meetings. 

Click here to see dates
Glades Area Libraries September 2019 Activities 

Read about upcoming Glades Area Library events planned for September 2019.         

Click here to see all Glades area library activities for the month
Click here to see October Hispanic Heritage events throughout the library system
Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center's 2019-2020 Season
From Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center: The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center is proud to announce the line-up for the 2019-2020 season, entitled "Cultural Mosaic." The season features a six-performance series as well as seven special events.

Click here to learn more, and to review the upcoming theater series
McKinlay is President-Elect of FL Assoc. of Counties

Press Release: Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay was named President-Elect of the Florida Association of Counties at the organization's annual conference in June.

Click here to read press release
CSC: Monday Morning Update, August 26, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council. Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: PBC Head Start/Early Head Start, Jupiter mini-grants, and more!

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Census 2020 is Hiring - $13.50 to $24 an Hour

From Census: We are hiring! If you know anyone that may be interested in a job with the Census, we have part-time and full-time jobs, field and office jobs, supervisor and management jobs available.  And the requirements are as follows:  must be 18 and over;  must have an email;  must have a valid social security card;  must be a US Citizen.

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Job Opportunities

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Other Areas
Learning Lab: Getting Acquainted with Excel
Learn the basics of Excel. You will enter and edit information in a worksheet, modify the worksheet by resizing, adding and deleting columns and rows, learn new techniques for navigating in the worksheet, and find the method for making column and row headings locked so you can always see them. 

WHEN:  Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
WHERE:  Nonprofits First,  1818 S Australian Avenue, #450, West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
CONTACT:  Shari J. Hanglan,, 561-214-7435

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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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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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Workshop: Legal and Tax Implications of Starting a Business in Florida
This workshop will show you how to set up your business the right way, minimize taxes and personal liability, and protect your hard earned assets.

WHEN:  Thursday, September 12, 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,

Click here to learn more and to see a listing of other SCORE workshops
Workshop: Everything You Need to Know About Getting a Business Loan
This workshop will help you zero in on the right lending choices for your business and avoid money scams. Learn how to ask for a loan, get prepared for the lender, and find out what lenders are looking for from you. 

WHEN:  Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
WHERE: Palm Beach Gardens Library, 11303 Campus Dr, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
CONTACT: Larry Ornstein, SCORE Palm Beach, 561-833-1672,

Click here to learn more and to see a listing of other SCORE workshops
Nonprofit Chamber Community Spirit Awards
Bud Tamarkin has the means to do just about anything he wants, and what he wants is to be a full-time volunteer. Bud will be honored by the community he has served at the Nonprofit Chamber's 7th Annual Community Spirit Awards Luncheon.

WHEN:  Friday, September 27, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. 
WHERE: Embassy Suites Hotel, 1601 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

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LEAP Training at Mental Health America of PBC
This course teaches Family Caregivers, Healthcare Professionals, Criminal Justice Professionals, and Peer Specialists how to create relationships with persons who have serious mental illness that can lead to treatment and recovery, reducing involuntary hospitalizations, homelessness, incarceration and other devastating outcomes.

WHEN:  Friday, October 25, 2019 | 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (check in  at noon) 
WHERE: Mental Health America of Palm Beach County, 909 Fern Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Click here to learn more
Previous Postings - The Glades Area
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,

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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,

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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.

Click here to learn more
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

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Previous Postings - Other Areas
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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