Monday, December 10, 2018
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
  
                     
Tue, Dec 11  6:00 pm        Honor Society Induction, West Tech, Belle Glade
Wed, Dec 12  12:00 pm     Annual Potluck & Gift Exchange, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Wed, Dec 12  1:00 pm       Annual Toy Giveaway, New Hope Charities, Pahokee
Wed, Dec 12  3:00 pm       Glades STAR Meeting, Lakeside Medical, Belle Glade
Wed, Dec 12  5:00 pm       Mentor Sessions, Pahokee
Wed, Dec 12  6:00 pm       Home Health Aide Open House, West Tech, Belle Glade
Fri, Dec 14  10:00 am        Money Matters Financial Literacy, Covenant Villas, Belle Glade
Sat, Dec 15  11:00 am      Norton Museum Community Art Talks, Pahokee Library
Sat, Dec 15  12:00 pm       Grow Food at Home Talk, Sierra Club, Belle Glade
Sat, Dec 15  2:00 pm         Norton Museum Community Art Talks, Belle Glade Library
Glades Area
The Glades Initiative Annual Potluck & Gift Exchange POTLUCK

The Glades Initiative invites partners and friends to its annual Holiday Potluck and Gift Exchange! Bring a food dish and join us as we celebrate the holidays in good company. Following the potluck, we will have a gift exchange. If you would like to participate, bring a wrapped gift suitable for a man or woman valued at $10 or more. Everyone is welcome, but limited seating is available. RSVP today with number of guests and food dish you plan to bring.
 
WHEN: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Contact Sandy at  sdesty@gladesinitiative.org (RSVP by Tuesday, December 12, 2018 at noon).

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Money Matters Financial Literacy-The Glades Initiative  MONEYMATTERS

The Glades Initiative presents Money Matters Financial Literacy Training at Covenant Villas. Understand how to manage money by preparing a personal spending plan and identify ways to decrease spending and increase income. RSVP today to ensure your spot. Everyone is welcome to participate. 
 
WHEN: Friday, December 14, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
WHERE:  Covenant Villas-Community Center, 601 Covenant Drive, Belle Glade, Fl. 33430
CONTACT INFO:  Call or email Jose at jzaragoza@gladesinitiative.org, 561-996-3310
 
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West Tech Adult Honor Society Induction Ceremony HONOR

West Technical Education Center will induct 10 students into the National Adult Education Honor Society. 
 
WHEN: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE:  West Technical Education Center, 2625 NW 16 St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  For more information, contact Cosha R Jackson, 561-992-2109 ext 42109
 
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New Hope Charities Annual Toy Giveaway NEWHOPE

Rain or shine, Santa will be giving each child a toy and candy cane. Hot dogs, soda, and chips will be served to everyone. Children must be present in order to receive a gift from Santa. Ages infant to 12 years. 
 
WHEN: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE:  New Hope Charities, Inc., 7450 SR 15 US 441 N, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO:  For more information, call 561-924-7986
 
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Glades STAR System of Care Meeting STAR

Attention community partners: Please save the date for the Glades STAR System of Care Meeting at Lakeside Medical Center in Belle Glade. 
 
WHEN: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430 
CONTACT INFO: If you have any questions, please call Nicole at 561-506-7144
 
Click here  for Federation of Families of Florida December 2018 calendar
Balanced Living Mentorship - Weekly Sessions MENTORSHIP

Balanced Living Mentorship presents "Let's Talk" weekly mentoring sessions in Pahokee.
 
WHEN: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: 691 E Main St, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: For more information call 561-293-5097, or visit www.balancedlivingmentorship.org
 
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Home Health Aide Open House at West Tech HOMEHEALTH

West Tech announces a Medical Sciences Home Health Aide Open House. Registration opens in December. Students have the option of attending a 12-week day program (Monday-Friday) or a 15-week evening program (Monday-Thursday). The cost is $755 which includes books, uniforms, and other materials needed for the program.
 
WHEN: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE:  West Technical Education Center,  2625 Northwest 16th Street,  Belle Glade, FL 33430 
CONTACT INFO: For more information contact Cosha Jackson at 561-992-2109 ext. 42109, or cosha.jackson@palmbeachschools.org 
 
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Norton Museum Presents Community Art Talks NORTON

The Norton Museum of Art is undergoing a major expansion that opens next February. Learn about upcoming exhibitions and new community programs while enjoying an art project with museum staff. 
 
WHEN:Saturday, December 15, 2018 | 11:00 a.m.
WHERE:  Loula V York Branch Library, 525 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO:  For more information call 561-924-5928

WHEN:Saturday, December 15, 2018 | 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information call 561-996-3453
 
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Learn to Grow Food at Home During the Holidays LEARNGROW

Celebrate the Holidays while learning about organic gardening from "Farmer Alex", a retired boat builder of English and Jamaican origin. He's a Master Gardener, an expert on sprouting, container gardening using grow bags, growing herbs, composting and community gardening. He's an inspirational speaker with a great sense of humor, frequently speaking at health stores and at community events like fresh markets. He will be joining our holiday celebration by giving a lively and interactive talk and demonstrating the basics of growing your own food.
 
Doors will open at 12 noon with holiday cheer, light refreshments and an opportunity to learn about Nearby Nature in the Glades. Farmer Alex will begin his 2-hr workshop at 1 pm.  Due to limited seating, RSVP is recommended. 

WHEN: Saturday, December 15, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Sierra Club, 136 S Main Street, Unit A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:   Diana Umpierre,  diana.umpierre@sierraclub.org 561-983-8655

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Orange Bowl Field Opening Celebration

The Orange Bowl and Palm Beach County invite you to attend Orange Bowl Field at Glades Pioneer Park Opening Celebration.  

WHEN: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 | 4:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Glades Pioneer Park, 866 SR 715, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  RSVP by Friday, December 14, 2018 to Danny Arzu, 305-341-4740 or darzu@orangebowl.org

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Tots for Seniors Christmas Brunch

Thrive for a Change of the Palm Beaches, Inc. presents Tots for Seniors Brunch - donations are welcome. 

WHEN: Friday, December 21, 2018 | 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Glades Pioneer Terrace, 200 Dorothy Wilford Circle, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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PB Post: Prosecutors Detail How Sex Trafficker Beat, Zapped Victims as Trial Begins

From the Palm Beach Post: " Shoving needles under their fingernails, zapping them with tasers, scalding them with hot water or simply beating them with his fists,  Alston Williams  forced young women who lived at his sprawling house near Greenacres to sell  their bodies for sex  to bankroll his opulent lifestyle, a federal prosecutor told a jury on Monday."

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RFP - Rising Leaders Service Learning Project

The purpose of this Rising Leaders Service Learning Project RFP is to solicit proposals from nonprofit organizations in Broward and Palm Beach counties who need assistance with mitigating or solving a present challenge within their organization. This is an excellent opportunity for an organization to address a need or complete a project for which there are limited resources available.

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23 Scholarships to Apply to in December

A list of  23 scholarships to apply for this December . Some deadlines are as late as December 31, 2018.

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Light House Cafe November 2018 Newsletter

 

Learn more about the Light House Cafe Ministries of the Glades. 

 

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, December 10, 2018

 

Children's Services Council's weekly news and information bulletin. 

 

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades
 

  • Targeted Case Manager - Belle Glade
  • 28 Positions Open
Other Areas
Free Workshop: Introduction to Business Ownership

SCORE hosts a free workshop: Introduction to Business Ownership. 
 
WHEN: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Office Depot 101a South State Road 7, Wellington, FL 33414
CONTACT INFO:  Larry Ornstein, Palm Beach SCORE, larry.ornstein@scorevolunteer.org, 561-833-1672 
 
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Dress for Success Lunch & Learn

Existing and prospective referral agencies who have not visited Dress for Success are invited to attend a lunch. 
 
WHEN: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Dress for Success Palm Beaches, 118 East Ocean Ave, Lantana, FL 33462
CONTACT INFO:  If you are interested in attending, please email Colleen Fitzgerald at palmbeaches@dressforsuccess.org or call 561-249-3898. 
 
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Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches

"Our next coalition meeting will be on Wednesday, December 12th, at 10:00am-Noon. We meet at the Palm Beach Post building, located at 2751 South Dixie HighwayWest Palm BeachFlorida 33405. Our speakers will be from Wren and Roch. We hope to see you there!"
 
WHEN: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Palm Beach Post building, 2751 South Dixie HwyWest Palm BeachFL 33405
CONTACT INFO:  For more information, call 561-544-7337
SCORE Sales Round Table

Growing Your Business through Knowledge.
 
WHEN: Friday, December 14, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE:  South Palm Beach SCORE, 7999 N. Federal Highway, Suite 201, Boca Raton, FL 33487
CONTACT INFO:  To register call 561-981-5180 or www.southpalmbeach.score.org
 
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Community Health Worker Focus Group

The focus group is aimed at understanding the role of Community Health Workers in improving access to health services, studying how this role varies based on rural and urban settings.
 
WHEN: Friday, December 14, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
WHERE:  Okeechobee County Public Library 206 SW 16th Street Okeechobee, FL 34974
CONTACT INFO:  For more information, email info@lorhn.org or call 561-844-4220 ext 2600
 
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Saturday Workshops for Small Businesses

Learn innovative ways to grow your business and increase your bottom line. Saturday workshops beginning in January. 
 
WHEN: Saturday, January 12, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: SCORE South Palm Beach, 7999 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33487
CONTACT INFO:  For more information and to register, contact South Palm Beach Score, 561-981-5180, dawn@score412.net 
 
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Human Trafficking Awareness Luncheon and Advocate Awards

Please join for our inaugural Human Trafficking Awareness Luncheon and Advocate Awards
 
WHEN: Tuesday, January 22, 2018 | 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Saint Lucy Catholic Church, 3510 S Ocean Blvd, Highland Beach, FL 33487
CONTACT INFO:  For more information call  561-483-0962 or email  KaleyC@placeofhoperinker.org
 
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2019 Homeless Point-in-Time Count

Save the date for the upcoming Palm Beach County Counts, 2019 Homeless Point-in-Time count.
 
WHEN: Thursday, January 24 & 25, 2018 | 12:00 p.m.
CONTACT INFO:  For more information and to register, contact: Keianna Pierre Louis at kpierrel@pbcgov.org
 
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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
Youth Basketball Skills Clinic BASKETBALL

Learn fundamental basketball skills, City of Belle Glade Youth Basketball League. For ages 6 - 15. Free registration available. 
 
WHEN: Saturdays, December 8 - 22, 2018
WHERE:  Bill Bailey Gymnasium, 1101 SW Martin Luther King Blvd, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  For more information, contact City of Belle Glade Parks and Recreation Department, 561-996-0100 ext 4148.
 
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Town Center Cafe Christmas Social

Wear your ugly Christmas sweater to the first Town Center Cafe Christmas Social. 
 
WHEN: Saturday, December 22, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Town Center Cafe, 119 North Lake Ave, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO:  For more information call the Cafe at 561-288-9688
 
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Belle Glade Library December Events

 

Check out all of the Belle Glade Branch Library's events for the month of December 2018. The goal for the library this year is to increase the number of cardholders by 1%, attracting more community members to library activities. 

 

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CareerSource - December 2018 Calendar

Click on the link to see CareerSource's December 2018 calendar. 

501c News - November 2018

Nonprofits First's 501c News - November 2018 edition. 

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EveryParent App Gives Expert Advice for Parents

Learn more about Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County's app for parents.

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League of Women Voters News - December 2018

Get the latest news and information from the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County. 

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For the Record - News from PBC Clerk & Comptroller


A very special thank you from The Glades Initiative to Sharon R. Bock, Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller's office, for donating 933 pounds of canned goods to the Glades Area Food Bank in November! Click on the link to read more information from her office. 

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FRAC Advocate - November 2018 Newsletter

Read this month's Advocate from the Food Research & Action Center.

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, December 3, 2018

 

Children's Services Council's weekly news and information bulletin. 

 

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades
 

  • 28 Positions Open
Previous Postings - Other Areas
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