Monday, December 4 , 2017
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Tue, Dec 5   10:00 am  Credit Workshop/Financial Literacy Program, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Tue, Dec 5     5:00 pm   Pahokee Annual Holiday Parade, Pahokee High School
Tue, Dec 5     5:00 pm   State Road 80 Public Workshop, Belle Glade Library
Wed, Dec 6   12:00 pm   Anthropology Works, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade  
Thu, Dec 7    3:00 pm   Career Fair, West Technical Education Center, Belle Glade 
Thu, Dec 7    12:00 pm  World AIDS Day Luncheon, St. John's First Missionary Baptist, Belle Glade 
Fri, Dec 15    12:00 pm  Holiday Potluck, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade 
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FinancialLiteracyCredit Workshop, Financial Literacy by The Glades Initiative and Wells Fargo

The Glades Initiative and Wells Fargo are teaming up to provide a Credit Workshop and Financial Literacy program to residents. Learn about the importance of credit, how to build and use credit to meet financial goals, and much more. Program will be in Spanish. 

WHEN: Tuesday, December 5, 2017    10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430

For more information, contact Jose Zaragoza at 561-996-3310, or at

Click here to read flier
RoadState Road 80 Public Workshop

On behalf of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Four, you are invited to an Alternatives Public Workshop, as part of our on-going State Road 80 Corridor Planning Study. The purpose of the workshop is to give interested persons an opportunity to comment and provide input on the alternatives and design concepts under evaluation. 

Some alternatives have been identified to address existing and future transportation needs along the roadway:
- US Hwy. 27 to Hooker Hwy: (South Bay and Belle Glade Area) new pedestrian and bicycle facilities, transit service improvements, new transit stations, better freight accommodations, transportation safety elements, and downtown Belle Glade beautification feature
- Hooker Hwy. to 20-Mike Bend: regional greenway trail, more in-depth assessment of transportation safety, and rehab of County Rd. 880. 

WHEN: Tuesday, December 5, 2017    5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library, 725 NW 4th St., Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for more information
Click here to read article in The Palm Beach Post
ParadePahokee Annual Holiday Parade, Santa Visit

Pahokee's Annual Holiday Parade makes a return! Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the festivities and see Santa!  Lineup for parade participants is at 5 p.m. at Pahokee High, with the parade starting at 6 p.m. Once again, the parade route will start at the high school and end at PNC Bank.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 5, 2017    5:00 p.m. (parade lineup, parade at 6:00 p.m.)
WHERE: Pahokee High School,  900 Larrimore Rd, Pahokee, FL 33476

For more information, please contact Regina Bohlen, Pahokee Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, at, or by calling 561-924-5579. 
AnthropologyAnthropology Works: PBSC Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Live Stream Event

Join PBSC's anthropology faculty for a combination live and live stream event connecting the Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses. Learn about the fascinating pre-Columbian archaeology of the Glades region and exciting career opportunities right here in Palm Beach County! 

WHEN: Wednesday, December 6, 2017    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430

RSVP (no later than Monday, December 4, 2017) at 561-790-9007, or email

Click here for more information
CareerfairCareer Fair at West Technical Education Center

U.S. Sugar will be holding a hiring event at West Technical Education Center in Belle Glade. 

WHEN: Thursday, December 7, 2017    3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: West Technical Education Center,  2625 State Hwy 715, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for more information
AIDS26th World AIDS Day Luncheon

World AIDS Week is a week designated for remembering all residents who have been affected and/or infected by the HIV and AIDS virus. HIV/AIDS affects more families every year, so to create awareness of the risks of HIV/AIDS, please show your support by participating in a week full of activities, leading up to the World AIDS Day Luncheon.

World AIDS Day Luncheon
WHEN: Thursday, December 7, 2017    12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: St. John's First Missionary Baptist Church, 600 SW 8th St., Belle Glade, FL 33430
COST: $15 donation

Click here to read more, and to see a listing of World AIDS Week activities
WTEC's National Adult Education Honor Society Inaugural Induction Ceremony

West Technical Education Center will induct 17 students into the National Adult Education Honor Society. Students chosen for this prestigious recognition are working towards their GED® and/or learning English as a second language. The inductees have demonstrated a cooperative attitude, dependable attendance, and outstanding work ethic.  

WHEN: Tuesday, December 12, 2017    6:00 p.m.
WHERE: West Technical Education Center (school atrium), 2625 NW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

For more information regarding this event, please contact Ms. Cosha Jackson, Assistant Principal at 561-829-4620.

Click here to read more
PBC Public Notice - FY 2016-2017 CAPER Public Meetings

Palm Beach County Department of Housing and Economic Sustainability (HES) will host two public meetings to discuss the draft FY 2016-2017 Palm Beach County Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). This document reports on progress the County has made realizing the goals and objectives outlined in the Consolidated Plan (FY 2015-2020) and Action Plan (FY 2016-2017), with respect to the Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Solutions Grant, and HOME Investments Partnership Program, as well as other Federal and State funded programs.

Western Meeting
WHEN: Wednesday, December 13, 2017    10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Civic Center, 725 NW 4th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Eastern Meeting
WHEN: Thursday, December 14, 2017    10:00 a.m.
WHERE:  Airport Center I,  100 Australian Avenue, Suite 1-470,  West Palm Beach, FL 33406

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Glades STAR Partners: Community Partners Meeting in December

Attention Glades STAR partners: the next Glades STAR Community Partners meeting will be held at Lakeside Medical Center in Belle Glade. 

WHEN: Wednesday, December 13, 2017    3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy., Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for the agenda
PotluckHoliday Potluck at The Glades Initiative

Join The Glades Initiative for their Holiday Potluck and bring your favorite dish. Come mingle and have fun! Following our tradition, we'll be having a gift exchange. If you would like to participate, please bring a $10 value gift suitable for a male or female. Please RSVP if you would like to attend. 

WHEN: Friday, December 15, 2017    12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430

To RSVP, contact Sandy at 561-996-3310, or at

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An Evening of Celebration with The Young Mens' Club

The Federation of Families and the city of South Bay are requesting your presence at an evening of elegance, dining and entertainment as "We Celebrate Our Young Men."

WHEN: Friday, December 15, 2017    6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Tanner Park 105 Palm Beach Road, South Bay, FL 33493
COST: $10

Call 561-644-4400 or 561-763-6510 for more information. 

Click here to read flier
2nd Annual Community Health and Wellness Fair, Vendor Opportunity

Triple H presents the 2nd Annual Community Health and Wellness Fair in February. The free event will feature food, live entertainment, health and wellness checks, prizes and more. Vendor opportunity available. 

WHEN: Saturday, February 10, 2018    11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: 500 S.W. Avenue C Place Belle Glade, Florida 33430

Click here to read flier
To Agriculture Families: "Enroll Your Children in East Coast Migrant Head Start Programs"

East Coast Migrant Head Start: "To families that work in agriculture: do you have an infant, toddler or preschooler? East Coast Migrant Head Start Project provides Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start services. Our programs can help prepare your child for school success. We also support the mental, social, and emotional development of children from birth to kindergarten. Contact your local center today."

Click here to read flier (in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole)
Lawrence E. Will Museum Resumes Regular Hours

Please note that the Lawrence E. Will Museum (LEWM) has resumed regular hours after several weeks of being on an abbreviated schedule. 

LEWM's regular hours of operation are:
Wednesday - Thursday, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Fridays - Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, contact the museum at 561-853-4443.

From the Florida Department of Children and Families: SCAM ALERT -- There is misinformation being spread online regarding unspent FEMA money and doubling your EBT balance. This did not come from DCF and the information is false.

Click here to read more 
SailFuture Seeks to Partner With Local Nonprofits

SailFuture is a specialized sailing programs for teenage foster youth in Florida. Boys in the program spend three months living on a 65' sailboat and tour the state participating in volunteer projects, educational programming, and business tours. We'll be traveling to West Palm Beach from Dec. 6th - 11th. We are looking to coordinate with nonprofits and other organizations to organize a multi-day project our boys can help lead. We have four boys, accompanied by 2-3 staff.

Feel free to learn more about us here:

Or see the type of work we've been doing here:

Contact Hunter Thompson at 941-685-0958 to learn more. 
West County Senior Times, December Edition

Read this month's West County Senior Times!

Click here to read more 
Job Opportunities

In the Glades
Indeed Jobs

  • PMO Serviceman - CDL Driver
  • Journeyman Diesel Mechanic
  • Apprentice Equipment Operator Area 3
  • Diesel Mechanic - PMT
  • Foreman - Railroad - Maintenance of Way
  • Electrical & Instrumentation Technician
  • Pay Loader Operator
  • Journeyman Welder
Other Areas________________________
7th Annual Youth Empowerment Luncheon

The 7th Annual Youth Empowerment Luncheon, presented by the Urban League of Palm Beach County, will feature Eric Kelly, Quantum Foundation President, as its keynote speaker. The event will be held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. 

WHEN: Friday, January 26, 2017    
WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center,  650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

For more information, please contact the Urban League at 561-833-1461.

Click here for more information
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.
Click here to read more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, Dec. 4, 2017

Children's Services Council's weekly news and information bulletin. 
Previous Postings - The Glades Area ___
Toastmasters Program in the Glades

The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback-and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 13, 2017    5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade , FL 33430

For more information and how to join, call 561-261-5043.
Marketplace Open Enrollment Ends Dec. 15

Marketplace Open Enrollment for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2018 starts November 1, 2017, and ends December 15, 2017. Licensed Navigators and Certified Application Counselors (CAC) are located throughout the county to help you, including a site in Belle Glade. They can help you find and explain the right plan that fits your needs. 

Open Enrollment Navigators in the Glades: 

C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics -  Belle Glade 
941 SE 1st Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430  
Phone: 561-642-1014
Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Mondays - Fridays (1st Thursday of each month all clinics are closed at noon)
Contact:  561-582-5559
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Creole
For appointments, visit

For more information, or to make an appointment, call 1-888-880-8242, or visit
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
The Glades Initiative - Free Items for Tax-Exempt Organizations

The Glades Initiative has three old copiers that need work and marginally function, 50+ large nice cloth tablecloths, some are maroon and others are gold.  We also have a couple of older office chairs available free of charge for tax-exempt organizations (churches, non-profits, etc.).  

If you're interested, please call us at (561) 996-3310 and ask for Jessica or send an email to
Support The Glades Initiative When You Shop Amazon

Remember to support The Glades Initiative when you shop on Cyber Monday. Go to and Amazon donates to Glades Initiative Inc.
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
Nonprofits First Program: Personalized Grant Support

Are you just beginning your organization's grantseeking journey? Looking for guidance researching foundations? Need another set of eyes on that proposal? Maybe you are new to grant writing and not sure where to begin? Sign up for one-hour of customized one-on-one support with our development expert.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 6, 2017  9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Nonprofits First,  1818 S Australian Avenue, #450,  West Palm Beach, FL 33409
COST: Free (members), $45 (non-members)

Click here to read information and to register
Take Stock in Children Upcoming Mentor Orientations

Our mentor orientation will cover the necessary information to get started as a Take Stock in Children mentor. Three training dates are available at Take Stock in Children's West Palm Beach location. 

For more information, contact Kimberly Briard by phone at 561-307-5485, or by email:
Click here to read more
Click here to read Mentor Job Description
Behavioral Health Resource Fair

Please join us for this drop-in event. Behavioral Health providers and system partners will share information about their programs, services and resources available for youth and families. 

WHEN: Thursday, December 14, 2017  12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: ChildNet, 4100 Okeechobee Blvd., 2nd Floor West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Click here to read flier
Click here for table registration
TEA with the TOP

Talk, Empower, and Accelerate Your Business - Conversations with Top Business Women. Bring your desire to expand the road map for your business and development relationships with business owners while sharing potential opportunities.

WHEN: Thursday, December 14, 2017  2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Florida Women's Business Center, 401 West Atlantic Avenue, Suite 09, Delray Beach, FL 33444
COST: $25 (Free for FWBC clients)

Click here to read more
Nonprofits First: 501c News

News, events and information from Nonprofits First. 
SCORE: Upcoming Workshops

Workshops for Entrepreneurs. 
Nonprofits First: Training and Programs

Nonprofits First publishing of events for nonprofit agencies. 
CSC: Monday Morning Update

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

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