Monday, Dec 28, 2020
Happy New Year!

The Glades Initiative Office Will be Closed Dec 31 through Jan 1

Happy New Year! Our office will be closed Thursday, Dec 31, 2020, through Friday, Jan 1, 2021, for New Year's.

We will re-open on Monday, Jan 4, 2020, at 8:00 a.m.
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Monday-Friday 11:00 am - Grab N Go Meals (For children), See below for locations
Wed, Dec 30 8:30 am - Food Distribution, (For all), The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade (every Wed)
Glades Area
Open to All: Food Distribution Every Wednesday at The Glades Initiative

The Glades Initiative offers weekly food distribution to anyone in need. Those coming in cars are asked to line up beside the office for drive-through pick-up on Wednesdays from 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM. Both drivers and walkers will receive food bags on a first-come first-serve basis. 

Our staff and volunteers will wear personal protective gear as we handle and distribute the food bags. We ask that drivers and their passengers remain in their vehicles and practice social distancing measures to keep everyone safe.

WHEN: Every Wednesday | 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL
CONTACT: For questions, call us at 561-996-3310

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Successfully Start Up Your Business: Webinar

Do you dream of being your own boss? Dive into the reality of starting-up your own business with this workshop. Learn what it takes to own your own business and discover how you can succeed.

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.

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Food Distributions in the Glades

The Glades Initiative Food Distribution Every Wednesday (Open to Everyone)

For the past year and a half, and continuing into the future, The Glades Initiative offers weekly food distribution to anyone in need. Those coming in cars are asked to line up beside the office for drive-through pick-up on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM. Both drivers and walkers will receive food bags on a first-come first-serve basis.

Our staff and volunteers will wear personal protective gear as we handle and distribute the food bags. We ask that drivers and their passengers remain in their vehicles and practice social distancing measures to keep everyone safe.

WHEN: Every Wednesday | 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For questions, call us at 561-996-3310

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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 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

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Hunger Relief Update - Nov 16, 2020

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Early Head Start Program Accepting Applications

The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County's Early Head Start Program is receiving applications for childcare services for children six weeks to three years of age. 

CONTACT: Receiving application at: https://www.elcpalmbeach.org/early-head-start-parents

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EveryParentPBC: 5 Things to Know to Feel Less Stressed

From EveryParent: Feeling overwhelmed? With the pandemic persisting and the holidays fast
approaching, you and your family may be feeling especially stressed this time of
year. Take care of your mental health, and your family's too, with
the EveryParent app and EveryParentPBC.org website.

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Clerk Alert: News from the Clerk & Comptroller of PBC

Sharon Bock delivers a personal message to her constituents.

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The McKinlay Memo

District 6 Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay provides a wrap up of 2020 in her final newsletter of the year.

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, Dec 28, 2020

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

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Job Opportunities

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Mandel Public Library Career Jump Start Campaign

From the Mandel Public Library: We are heading into the new year with our “Career Jump Start” campaign, which includes our Get That Job workshop, various webinars, one-on-one resume and career advice assistance, and other supplemental resources to aid job seekers.

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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., 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310
Music of the Knights & Free Friday Movie at Dolly Hand

Music of the Knights & Free Friday Movie Coming to the Dolly Hand. In accordance with county regulations, seating will be social distanced, masks will be required and hand sanitizer stations will be available in the lobby.

Phantom of the Opera Movie
WHEN: Friday, Jan 8, 2021 | 7:00 p.m.

Music of the Knights Performance
WHEN: Thursday, Jan 14, 2021 | 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Belle Glade Campus of Palm Beach State College, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Post Election Wrap Up, League of Women Voters: Online

Please join for a post-election assessment of how those systems may have impacted the results of the 2020 Election

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.

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22nd Annual Dr Martin Luther King Jr Celebration: Online

Palm Beach State College hosts their 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration virtually. The keynote speaker will be Yvette Miley, Riviera Beach Native, Award-Winning Journalist and Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at NBCU News Group

WHEN: Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 | 11:00 a.m.

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Speaking with Confidence, Whether on Zoom or in the Room: Webinar

Nonprofit professionals are frequently called upon to share their message with a
wider audience. Having the skills to speak extemporaneously in an engaging manner while minimizing anxiety is vital for all nonprofit professionals when sharing an organization’s vision.

WHEN: Fridays, Jan 22, 29 & Feb 5, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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3rd Annual Race for Freedom Virtual 5K

Proceeds go directly to local agencies that assist victims of Human Trafficking.

WHEN: February 2021
CONTACT: Jennifer Barrett, barrettj@pbso.org

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Farmworker Career Development Program

The Farmworker Career Development Program is currently enrolling eligible seasonal or migrant farmworkers or their dependents who are interested in career/ job placement services and training which will lead to year-round, unsubsidized employment. Additional services may include employability skills, referral services, career planning, tuition assistance.

CONTACT: Please call 561-992-7405 to speak to a staff member.

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Boys Town Supports Glades Families

From Boys Town: Boys Town of South Florida continues its efforts to support families within the Glades community with our In-Home Family Services Program as well as our Common Sense Parenting Workshops. Both of these programs are offered virtually at this time for safety.

CONTACT: For more information on either program please contact Rebecca Harley, MS at Rebecca.harley@boystown.org or 561-946-5339

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Youth Refugee Services Program

Learn more about the Youth Refugee Services program with Youth Co-op, Inc.

CONTACT: Any questions please contact; Ms. Maylin Cortes at 561-964-1693 ext. 612 or maylin.cortes@ycoopmail.org

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Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Jan 2021 Educational Calendar

From Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies: Educational classes continue virtually. In doing our part to keep the community healthy and safe, HMHB has temporarily suspended all in-person educational classes. However, we are continuing to hold classes online!

WHEN: Check out our YouTube Channel for Small Steps, Great Parents presentations, or our Calendar for a full list of our upcoming Zoom meetings
CONTACT: Anitra Moss at amoss@hmhbpbc.org

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McKinlay Memo - News from PBC District 6

Read the latest issue of the McKinlay Memo - updates from Palm Beach County District 6 Commissioner Melissa McKinlay.

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School District's Digital Inclusion Initiative - Dec 2020

The goal of the Digital Inclusion Initiative is to grant all students, regardless of zip code, access to reliable internet access in their homes.

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, Dec 21, 2020

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

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Job Opportunities

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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. 

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