Monday, August 28, 2017
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Tue, Aug 29       5:30 pm        Future Leaders, Youth Services Dept., West Palm Beach
Wed, Aug  30     10:00 am      College Day, Palm Beach State College, Belle Glade
Thu, Aug 31       DEADLINE   Jessie Levi Memorial Scholarship due
Thu, Aug  31      DEADLINE   Awareness Activities Micro Grant due
Sat, Aug  2         9:30 am        Foster Parent Training, Lakeside Medical, Belle Glade
Glades Area ________________________
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
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 
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
Philanthropy "Shark Tank" Application Opens

Developed by Advisors for Philanthropic Impact (API), Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank challenges and empowers young philanthropists in Palm Beach County to develop and execute high impact and sustainable projects that address social issues confronting our community. Palm Beach County 7th to 12th grade students have the opportunity to secure mentoring and funding (up to $15,000) over a 12-month period. In 2016, local studnet Je'Cynthia Nonar, of Glades Central High, was a winner for teen summit project.

DEADLINE: Sunday, November 12, 2017

Click here for flyer

For more information on how to apply or about our students, program, event,   or if you'd like to volunteer, click here to visit our website. 
Emergency Assistance Home Energy for the Elderly

The Palm Beach County Division of Senior Services provides Emergency Home Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP), which assists low-income households who include at least individual age 60 and older and are experiencing a home energy crisis. 

Households are eligible for one summer (cooling) crisis benefit during the period from April 1 to September 30, and one winter (heating) benefit from October 1 to March 31 each year, not to exceed $600. 

Click here for flyer and more information
Applications Open for Spring 2018 Jim Moran Small Business & Nonprofit Executive Programs

Applications are now being accepted for the Jim Moran Institute Executive Programs Broward and Palm Beach County Spring 2018 Free training program. The Small Business Executive Program (SBEP) is ideal for CEOs, entrepreneurs, owners, and presidents of small businesses. Created to be a world-class learning experience that accommodates busy schedules, the program equips executives to emerge stronger leaders ready to capitalize on business opportunities. 

DEADLINE: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Click here for more information
Grant Opportunities________________________
Micro Grants Offered for Human Trafficking Awareness MicroGrants
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
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

The Sun Classifieds
Indeed Job Search
Glades Health Care Center

Other Areas
Other Areas________________________
Future Leaders United for Change Council Meeting

Attend a meeting and become a leader. The council's mission is to be the voice for the youth of Palm Beach County, creating leaders through self-motivation, determination, and education. The Youth Council provides input on identified issues, informs the work of the county's Youth Master Plan, and raises awareness about issues youth are experiencing. 
Requirements for Participants:
* Must be between the ages of 11 - 22
* Reside within Palm Beach County 

WHEN: Tuesday, August 29, 2017   5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Youth Services Department, 50 S Military Trail, 2nd Floor - Room 2N-123, West Palm Beach, FL 33415

Click here for flyer and for more info
Smart Couples classes planned

Couples who are married, dating, cohabiting or engaged are encouraged to attend a fun, free and powerful relationship enhancement workshop to help improve their communication skills and strengthen their relationships.
Classes will be held on Tuesdays: 

WHEN: Tuesdays, beginning September 12 - October 10, 2017   6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: PBC Cooperative Extension Office, 559 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415

Click here for flyer and for more info
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: Women Achieving Growth in Employment

A free program that empowers working women to succeed:

* Manage your career and set goals
* Know your rights in the workplace
* Manage relationships at work
* Take control of your finances
* Discover the leader within

WHEN: Saturdays, beginning September 16, 2017 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (4 sessions)
WHERE: Palm Beach State College,  4200 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33461
COST: Free
For more information call: (520) 275-3112

Click here for flyer
Dress for Success: The Next Steps

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
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:
Homelessness: Youth 100-Day Challenge

Palm Beach County Youth 100 day Challenge  initiative. The focus of this initiative is to house 141 Homeless Youth in 100 days in Palm Beach County. If you know a homeless youth and/or family, you can start helping in this initiative by spreading the word and sharing this information.
Click here for flyer
Nonprofits First Events and Programs

Prime Time Friday Forecast

Health Council of Southeast Florida Newsletter

Children's Services Council: 
Monday Morning Update August 28, 2017

Previous Postings - The Glades Area ___
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
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 
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
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
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
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

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

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