Monday, December 18 , 2017
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Happy Holidays from The Glades Initiative!

Our office will be closed Dec. 25, 2017 - Jan. 1, 2018. 
There will not be a Glades Community Updates edition next week. 
Our next edition will be published on Jan. 2, 2018. 

Remember the spirit of the holiday -- consider giving so that The Glades Initiative can continue helping Glades residents in need. 

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~~~ This Week ~~~  
  
Mon, Dec 18     ALL DAY    WTEC Adult Courses Enrollment, West Tech, Belle Glade
Tue, Dec 19      11:00 am    Glades Interagency Network (GIN), Bridges at Belle Glade
Tue, Dec 19      4:00 pm       Community Christmas Celebration, Belle Glade
Tue, Dec 19      4:00 pm       City of Pahokee Toy Give-Away , City of Pahokee  Parks and Rec Cafeteria
Glades Area ________________________
Project Director Sought for Healthier Glades - Job Posting Reopens

~~~ Applications Desired for Key Community Position ~~~

In 2014, Palm Healthcare Foundation, Palm Beach County's leading public healthcare foundation, announced the launch of Healthier Together, its new community-driven, collaborative, place-based funding approach to solving complex health issues neighborhood by neighborhood in six communities throughout Palm Beach County. 

To lead this important work, Healthier Glades is seeking a passionate, dynamic, detail-oriented professional who can facilitate the collective success of this effort, and serve as a public ambassador for the project. The Project Director will help drive and implement Healthier Together activities in the Glades communities, including strategy, program activities, communications, community engagement and data functions. 

Click here  to read full Job Description
WTECWest Technical Education Center Adult Education Winter Course Offerings

Register now for ABE/GED & ESOL classes at West Technical Education Center. The programs are offered as part of West Technical Education Center's Adult Education Winter Course offerings for 2018. 

Registration Open:
WHEN: Monday, December 11, 2017 - Friday, January 12, 2018  8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: West Technical Education Center 2625 N.W. 16th Street , Belle Glade, FL 33430
COST: $30

Click here to learn more
GINGlades Interagency Network (GIN) Meeting

The Glades Interagency Network's regularly scheduled meeting is as follows:

WHEN: Tuesday, December 19, 2017    11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Bridges at Belle Glade,  33 W Ave A,  Belle Glade, FL 33430

For more information, contact Shirley Walker at 561-449-6421, or 561-449-1371.
CelebrationCity of Belle Glade Community Christmas Celebration

The city of Belle Glade is throwing a Christmas party at the Louis D. Lewis/Mary O. Evans Resource Center in downtown Belle Glade. The event will feature food, family fun, character appearances, music, a gift give away, Motown Singing Group, and much more. The event is free and open to the public. 

WHEN: Tuesday, December 19, 2017    4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Louis D. Lewis/Mary O. Evans Resource Center, 1224 SW Ave E Place, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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ToysCity of Pahokee Toy Give-Away

The city of Pahokee is having a Toy Give-Away for local children at the City of Pahokee Parks and Recreation Cafeteria. Child must be present to receive toy. 

WHEN: Tuesday, December 19, 2017    5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: City of Pahokee Parks and Recreation Cafeteria, 360 East Main Street, Pahokee, FL 33476

Click here to learn more
SNAP Enrollment Assistance in Pahokee

Need to enroll or renew benefits for Foodstamps/Medicaid, we can help! No appointment necessary, please call to check availability.

WHEN: Monday - Friday  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: 1200 E. Main Street Bld. F, Pahokee, FL. 33476

Contact for more information: Deisy Corona Community Outreach Specialist, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Palm Beach, at 561-924-5677. Visit us at www.catholiccharitiesdpb.org
Take Stock in Children - Seeking Male and Female Mentors in the Glades

Mentor a student at Glades Central High School. Each student receives a college scholarship upon high school graduation. Each student must meet with mentor to receive the scholarship. Meet once a week during the student's lunch period, 2 - 3 times a month. Our students need you. "Change a Life Over Lunch."

Our next mentor orientation will be held at Glades Central High School. 

WHEN: Tuesday, January 16, 2018  3:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. (email for more info)
WHERE: Glades Central Community High School,  1001 SW Ave M, Belle Glade, FL 33430

If you are interested, please contact Kimberly Briard at kbriard@takestockpalmbeach.org

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Free Food and Snack Boxes for Kids Over the Holiday Break

In partnership with South Florida Hunger Coalition, Living Hungry, Restoration Bridge, and Farm Share, our goal is to feed hungry children, teens, and the homeless during the holiday school break. 40 pallets of "white box" snack boxes are available. Each pallet contains 350 snack boxes and requires 4' x 4' x 6' of storage space. 

The snack boxes contain 18 snack items (cereal, shelf-stable milk, 2 puddings, 3 graham crackers packs, 2 Nature Valley granola bars, Pop Tart, fruit cup, raisins, trail mix, 2 chips, and 2 Chef Boyardee meals) to last a child, teen, or adult 2-days of meals. Food and snack boxes can also be used for your clients during holiday events. 

Claim your pallet by registering. We will add your name to your pallet for pick up during scheduled times (December 20th from 8:00 am - 11:00 am). Pick-up location is Mecca Farms at 7965 Lantana Road, Lake Worth, FL 33467.

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PBSC Welding Technology and Heavy Equipment Mechanic Classes Starting in January

Registration for Palm Beach State College's Welding Technology and Heavy Equipment Mechanic classes are now open. Call today to visit the campus and tour shop facilities. Financial aid is available, and a high school diploma is not required to enter or complete the program. 

For more information, call 561-993-1143. 

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Become a Nail Specialist at PBSC

Unlock your creativity and begin a new career as a Nail Specialist at Palm Beach State College. Learn the art and science of nail care, and get hands-on training in the highest standards of safety and sanitation. Classes start in February. 

For more information, call 561-993-1143. 

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LEWM Presents: Sarah Brown, Nature Photographer

Photographer, Sarah Brown, presents on over a decade of photographic work of Lake Okeechobee and surrounding areas. Her presentation includes stories behind her photographs in the exhibit and her approach to photographing natural landscapes. Sharing her process for capturing images, Ms. Brown will highlight her hope for nature photography in our communities and preserving the historical landscape of Lake O.

WHEN: Thursday, January 4, 2018    3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lawrence E. Will Museum of the Glades,  530 S Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Participants Wanted: 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Belle Glade

The City of Belle Glade invites you to participate in the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade. This year's theme is "Together We Win with Love and Humanity." If you are interested in entering a float, car, or walking unit in the parade, please complete form in link below. 

Deadline for participants
WHEN: Tuesday, January 8, 2018

2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade
WHEN: Monday, January 15, 2018   10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Lake Shore Middle School,  425 W Canal St N, Belle Glade, FL 33430 (Parade line-up)

Other events in conjunction with parade:

Harvey J. Poole Scholarship Banquet
WHEN: Thursday, January 11, 2018   7:00 p.m.
WHERE:  The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center - Palm Beach State College, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
COST: $20

Annual MLK Memorial Service
WHEN: Monday, January 15, 2018   (Held immediately after parade)
WHERE: Belle Glade Loading Ramp, Belle Glade, FL 33430 

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Click here to learn more about Banquet and Memorial Service events
The 3 Redneck Tenors Return to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center

The "infamous" 3 Redneck Tenors are back and better than ever and they're returning to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center! Get ready for one sidesplitting ride as we go on an excursion only the 3 Redneck Tenors could have had, delighting audiences with their vocal prowess and a smorgasbord of songs and music ranging from Gospel, to Country, to Broadway, Pop and Classical. You're going to love them and so will anyone with a sense of humor and an appreciation for incredible voices.

WHEN: Thursday, January 18, 2018    7:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center - Palm Beach State College, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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LEWM Presents: Art Around the Glades

The Lawrence E. Will Museum of the Glades is Proud to Announce: Art Around the Glades, a show of fine and decorative art by the Glades Art Group. The presentation will include music and light refreshments.

WHEN: Thursday, February 15, 2018    6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lawrence E. Will Museum of the Glades,  530 S Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here to learn more
Same Day Recording Now Available at All Clerk Locations

Enjoy same-day recording of documents into the Official Records of Palm Beach County at all Clerk & Comptroller locations. Record Notice of Commencement, Declaration of Domicile and other documents, and get your certified copy right away. 

Click here to learn more
Round up of Glades Library Events for Month of December

Glades area libraries are chock-full of great events and happenings for the month of December. Make sure to mark your calendars with events you plan to attend! 

Glades area branches
Click here to see month's full schedule
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

Palm Healthcare
  • Project Director, Healthier Glades
  • Therapist (Master's Level)
  • Group Facilitator (Bachelor's Level)
The Sun
Indeed Jobs

United Way of Palm Beach County
  • VITA Site Coordinator
A Better Way Home Care
  • Home Health Aides
  • Certified Nursing Aides
  • 12 Positions Open
Other Areas________________________
FRAC: Weekly News Digest #50

Food Research & Action Center - Weekly News Digest Issue #50, December 11, 2017
 
CSC: Monday Morning Update, Dec. 18, 2017

Children's Services Council's weekly news and information bulletin. 
 
Previous Postings - The Glades Area ___
Community Connections for Life Update

CCFL will have a Winter Break Psychosocial Skills Retreat for kids ages 7-17 starting December 26, 2017- January 5, 2017. Topics discussed will strengthen youth on becoming Socially Empowered.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - January 5, 2018    1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
WHERE: Community Connections for Life, 1100 N Main Street, Suite C, Belle Glade, FL 33430

For more information regarding this event, please contact Ms. Tabatha Bailey, Program Director at 786-702-7688.
December GTAC Meeting Cancelled

From Audley G. Reid Jr. PhD, Senior Planner with the Office of Community Revitalization: "The scheduled December 14th meeting of the Glades Technical Advisory Committee has been cancelled. The next meeting of GTAC will take place in the new year on Thursday, January 25th at the Belle Glade City Hall. As customary, the Office of Community Revitalization will forward specific information on subject and speaker 1 to 2 weeks prior to our meeting date. Thank you all for your interest and attendance throughout this year and see you in 2018."
The Modern Gentlemen are Coming to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center

For the last decade, these four amazing vocalists and dancers have provided all the background vocals and choreography for rock 'n' roll icon Frankie Valli and they are coming to the Dolly Hand! The Modern Gentlemen's own signature style blends modern voices in four-part harmonic perfection with tight, high-energy dance moves to create a thrilling performance of the classic hits of Motown, Pop, Rock, DooWop and of course, The Four Seasons!

WHEN: Monday, January 8, 2018    7:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center - Palm Beach State College's Belle Glade Campus, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430

For more information, call the box office at 561-993-1160 or visit www.dollyhand.org

Click here to learn more
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade Extravaganza

Come celebrate and march for the dream with the city of Pahokee. Parade participants are encouraged to submit an application to the city.

Martin Luther King Jr Day Parade
WHEN: Saturday, January 13, 2018    9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Lineup at 7 a.m.)

Application Dates
WHEN: Friday, December 15, 2017 (early entry deadline)
WHEN: Friday, December 22, 2017 (late entry deadline)
WHEN: Friday, January 5, 2018 (parade entry closed)

For parade and volunteer info call 561-924-5534, ext. 2005, or email jadams@cityofpahokee.com

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Glades PATCH Meeting - No Meeting in December

There will be no PATCH Meeting during the month of December. The next meeting will be in January. The Glades PATCH (Planned Approach To Community Health) is a program designed to help the community evaluate, plan and implement health education and disease prevention and intervention programs. PATCH helps promote the health of the community to include social, emotional and physical well-being of its citizens. PATCH is a partnership of concerned citizens and organizations. This partnership provides a forum for identifying health problems affecting the community and mobilizing the community to plan, conduct and evaluate intervention services. The meeting is open to all who wish to join.

Next Meeting:
WHEN: Tuesday, January 16, 2017    9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
WHERE:  The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
3rd Annual Glades Family Fun Fest, Attention Vendors

The 3rd Annual Glades Family Fun Fest returns to Glades Pioneer Park in February. Vendors are encouraged to submit an application to participate in the event.

WHEN: Saturday, February 24, 2018    11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Glades Pioneer Park, 866 SR 715, Belle Glade, Florida 33430

Click here to learn more
Click here for vendor application
PBC Housing Authority Opens Waiting Lists

The Palm Beach County Housing Authority will open its waiting lists for New South Bay Villas, Covenant Villas and Quiet Waters, in accordance with Palm Beach County Housing Authority (PBCHA) policy. Applications will be accepted ONLINE ONLY at www.pbchafl.org. (Other sites listed below.)

Applications will be accepted beginning:
WHEN: Wednesday, December 27, 2017    8:30 a.m.

Click here to learn more (Glades - New South Bay Villas, Quiet Waters, Covenant Villas)
Click here to learn more information (Dyson Circle Apartments)
Click here to learn more (Schall Landings Apartments)
Job Opportunities

In the Glades
The Sun
Indeed Jobs

  • Diesel Mechanic - PMT
  • Foreman - Railroad - Maintenance of Way
  • Electrical & Instrumentation Technician
  • Water Treatment Plant Operator
  • Pay Loader Operator
  • Journeyman Welder
  • Forklift Operator - PMW
  • Electrical Engineer
Previous Postings - Other Areas
Mental Health Association: PEARLS (Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives)

Have you been feeling down or blue? Have you lost interest in doing things? If you are 50 years or older there may be something we can do to help you! Call us and ask about our Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives (PEARLS). PEARLS is a NO cost in-home program! Call us for more information: 561-832-3755.
 
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CSC: Monday Morning Update, Dec. 11, 2017

Children's Services Council's weekly news and information bulletin. 
 
Posting Information: eBlast and Volunteers
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. Advertise

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

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for additional activities scheduled in
the Glades area
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Check out Volunteer Opportunities at the Glades Initiative or opportunities with our Partners in the Glades
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