Tuesday, Feb 16, 2021
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~~~ This Week ~~~
 
Wed, Feb 17, 8:30 am - Food Distribution, (For all), The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade (every Wed)
Wed, Feb 17 9:00 am - Quiet Waters Accepting Applications for Apartments, BG
Wed, Feb 17 12:00 pm - League of Women Voters Present 'National Popular Vote': Zoom
Wed, Feb 17 1:00 pm - Powerful Tools for Caregivers, by Area Agency on Aging: Virtual
Wed, Feb 17 5:00 pm - Job Corps Scholars Program, by Palm Beach State College: Virtual
Wed, Feb 17 5:30 pm - Virtual Mentors Training Session, by Take Stock PBC: Zoom
Wed, Feb 17 6:00 pm - Sources for Your Business, by SCORE PBC: Zoom
Thu, Feb 18 6:00 pm - Virtual Support Group for Caregivers of Youth with Disabilities
Fri, Feb 19 7:00 pm - Free Friday Movie & Chick Fil A at Dolly Hand CAC, BG
Mon, Feb 22 10:00 am - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Presentation: Zoom
Mon, Feb 22 6:00 pm - Getting Google, Understanding SEO, by SCORE PBC: Zoom
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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Quiet Waters Accepting Applications for Apartments

From Quiet Waters: Quiet Waters was developed and is operated by McCurdy Senior Housing, a 501(c )3 non-profit organization that provides housing & supportive services to low-income seniors and disabled adults. All residents of Quiet Waters are issued a subsidy voucher from the PBC Housing Authority. The Waiting List will be opening for applications on Wednesday, 2/17, and Thursday, 2/18 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM...ONLY. Applications will be taken inside Quiet Waters' lobby.

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb 17 & 18, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Quiet Waters Apartments, 306 SW 10th Street, Belle Glade, Florida 33430

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League of Women Voters Present: National Popular Vote

Cynthia and Kathleen discuss the national popular vote and the efforts of organizations working towards "getting rid of the Electoral College" without a US Constitutional Amendment.

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Zoom

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'Powerful Tools for Caregivers', Presented by the Area Agency on Aging

This an evidence-based program that will provide caregivers with the tools and strategies to better handle the unique challenges that come with being a caregiver. Regardless if your loved one has a disability, is a veteran, or suffering from any chronic condition this program will benefit you as their caregiver. Presented by the Area Agency on Aging Palm Beach/Treasure Coast.

WHEN: Wednesdays, Feb 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Virtual
CONTACT: For Questions or to Register contact Maureen at: 561-684-5885 ext. 59103

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'Job Corps Scholars Program' Presented by Palm Beach State College

Learn how your clients and students can take advantage of the full-ride scholarships (plus other benefits) available for low-income adults, ages 18-24, through Palm Beach State College’s $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Virtual
CONTACT: For more details about the grant and requirements visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/Job-Corps

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Virtual Mentors Needed to Help Students in the Glades Schools, Take Stock in Children PBC

Take Stock in Children is seeking to find at least 5-10 mentors in the Glades area to mentor students that are part of our Take Stock in Children Program. Our mentors meet with their students once a week at least three times a month via Zoom, Google Meets or using our Mentor App. We need community members to support their students at Glades Central. Our mentors are the most important component of our program and through mentoring our students receive a two-year full-tuition scholarship to attend college.

Training Sessions
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb 17 or 19, 2021 | 5:30 p.m. (on Feb 17), 12 p.m. (on Feb 19)
WHERE: Zoom
CONTACT: If you are interested, please contact, Kimberly Briard, Mentor Coordinator at kbriard@takestockpalmbeach.org. Visit their website www.takestockpalmbeach.org to complete a mentor application.

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'Sources of Business for Your Business', Presented by SCORE PBC

How do you find sources of business for your business? This sales webinar will discuss the many sources available and how to get them.

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Via Zoom
COST: $15

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Virtual Support Group for Caregivers of Youth with Disabilities, Presented by CILO

Join a free virtual support group for caregivers of youth with disabilities covering topics that include: self care, keeping focused, reaching goals, virtual school days, life during COVID and Zoom fatigue. Presented by the Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc.

WHEN: Thursdays (Feb 18 - April 15, 2021) | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Virtual
CONTACT: For Information, Contact: Laura Cusack, lcusack@cilo.org

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Free Friday Movie & Chick Fil A Coming to the Dolly Hand

Free Friday Movie returns to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center with the showing of “Grease”.

WHEN: Friday, Feb 19, 2021 | 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For more information, call the box office at 561-993-1160.

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'LOSOM Plan Form/Modeling Sub-Team Meeting', Presented by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

From the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: We want to hear from our Project Delivery Team (PDT) and members of the public regarding what you consider a balanced plan for Lake Okeechobee management. We will devote the entire 2 hours to PDT/Public presentations and discussion. If necessary, we’ll schedule a follow-up to make sure we have enough time to hear from everyone who would like to participate.

WHEN: Monday, Feb 22, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Via Zoom

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'Getting Google' Understanding SEO and Creating Content, Presented by SCORE PBC

In this course, you'll learn basic SEO, effective website SEO tactics, and how to create an optimized content strategy that will grow your online visibility.

WHEN: Monday, Feb 22, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Via Zoom

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How to Use Your Tax Refund to Start a Business, Presented by PBC Community Services

Take part in a presentation titled "How to Use Your Tax Refund to Start a Business," presented by the Palm Beach County Community Services Department.

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Online

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'Let's Hang On!' Coming to the Dolly Hand Feb 23

Let’s Hang On has established itself as America’s preeminent Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons tribute group by combining spot-on vocals and crisp choreography with a genuine ability to entertain an audience. Its performers respectfully pay tribute to all these classic “Seasons” details while also saluting to the Broadway show, The Jersey Boys.

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021 | 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For more information, call the box office at 561-993-1160.

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Earn Your Forklift Safety Certification in One Day at West Tech

West Tech is pleased to announce our newest training program - Forklift Operator Safety Certification. This program is being offered in partnership with the Safety Council of Palm Beach County, Inc.

WHEN: Friday, Feb 26, March 26, April 9, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: West Technical Education Center, 2625 NW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
COST: $200

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'Over the Edge': Fiscal Benefit Cliff and the Case for Reform

The purpose of this webinar is to: Increase participant’s understanding about the
fiscal benefit cliff; Discuss how the “fiscal cliff” impacts economic mobility for individuals and families; Discuss strategies that government and other organizations can use to address the issue.

WHEN: Friday, Feb 26, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Online
CONTACT: For more information, contact James Green at jgreen1@pbcgov.org or 561-355-4703.

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Jekalyn Carr Coming to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center

GMA Dove Award winner and GRAMMY® Award nominee Jekalyn Carr is coming to the Dolly Hand! She has spent half a decade at the helm of gospel music charts. As a top selling recording artist, Jekalyn Carr has earned eight career Billboard #1’s before the age of 21, including hit singles “You’re Bigger” and “You Will Win”.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb 27, 2021 | 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For tickets, call the box office at 561-993-1160.

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'The Spike of Teen Suicide During COVID-19', 7th Annual Juvenile Webinar/Conference

Join the Broward County Crime Commission for Troubled Teens & COVID-19: The Lost Generation Of America's Youth, the 7th Annual Juvenile Webinar/Conference, providing 4 continuing education training hours.

WHEN: Thursday, March 4, 2021
WHERE: Online

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Virtual Substitute Teacher Training, Presented by West Technical Education Center

Join the Broward County Crime Commission for Troubled Teens & COVID-19: The Lost Generation Of America's Youth, the 7th Annual Juvenile Webinar/Conference, providing 4 continuing education training hours.

WHEN: Saturday, March 6, April 3, May 8, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Online
COST: $30 per trainee

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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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Free Box of Produce at West County Senior Center

West County Senior Center, in partnership with U.S. Sugar, is providing a select number of area seniors with a FREE box of locally sourced fresh produce!

CONTACT: For more information or to sign up, contact: Willie A. Miller, Jr. WCSC Manager, 561-386-9897.

Click here to learn more

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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 - Feb 2, 2021

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2021 Municipal Elections in Palm Beach County: All You Need to Know

Learn important dates and deadlines for the upcoming 2021 Municipal Elections in Palm Beach County from Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link.

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Florida Department of Health Publishes COVID-19 Resources List

The Florida Department of Health has published a COVID-19 Resources list to help residents navigate resources, programs, and more.

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PBC Looking for People Interested in Serving on Low-Income Advisory Board

The County is looking for people interested in serving on a low-income Advisory Board. Those selected must live in Belle Glade, Riviera Beach, Delray Beach and Lake Worth and in the designated Zip Codes listed on the attached flyers to be eligible to represent your community. This is your chance to have input. 

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CareerSource Young Adult Program, Stipend, and Career Prep

CareerSource offers career prep, paid internships, on-the-job training, and much more to young adults 17 to 24, who are Palm Beach County residents.

CONTACT: For more information email youthteam@careersourcepbc.com

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Jim Moran Institute Small Business & Nonprofit Executive Programs - Apply Now for Fall 2021

From The Jim Moran Institute: Operating a small business or nonprofit is stressful enough on top of the new challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to help companies navigate through the opportunities and challenges ahead.

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YSD Scoop - Newsletter of the Palm Beach County Youth Services Department

Read updates from the Palm Beach Couty Youth Services Department.

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Nonprofits First - Community Update Feb 12, 2021

Read Nonprofits First's latest COVID-19 Community Update. 

Click here to learn more (COVID-19 Resources)
CSC: Monday Morning Update, Feb 16, 2021

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

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • Licensed Therapist


Other Areas

  • Director of Community Impact
Other Areas
Previous Postings - Glades Area
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
School District of PBC: Not Registered? Join us!

Students new or returning to the School District are always welcome, no need to wait. Register your child for a Palm Beach County School District-operated school online or in-person.

CONTACT: To find your school, get information on registration and health requirements, visit https://www.palmbeachschools.org/students_parents/student_registration

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501c News: Nonprofits First Feb 2021 Newsletter

Nonprofits First provides an update in its latest 501c News publication.

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Take Stock in Children PBC Feb 2021 Newsletter

See what Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County is doing to provide mentors to area high school students by reading their latest newsletter.

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, Feb 8, 2021

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

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County


Other Areas

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies

Palm Beach County Food Bank
Posting Information
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. 

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