Monday, Feb 22, 2021
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~~~ This Week ~~~

Mon, Feb 22 6:00 pm - Getting Google, Understanding SEO, by SCORE PBC: Zoom 
Tue, Feb 23 12:30 pm - How to Use Your Tax Refund to Start a Business: Online
Tue, Feb 23 7:00 pm - 'Let's Hang On' Coming to the Dolly Hand, BG
Wed, Feb 24, 8:30 am - Food Distribution, (For all), The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade (every Wed)
Wed, Feb 24 8:30 am - Hiring Event for Laborers at CareerSource, BG
Wed, Feb 24 10:00 am - 'The Color of Law', Presented by PNC Bank: Online
Wed, Feb 24 11:30 am - Shaping Responsible Investing Through a Racial Lens: Webinar
Wed, Feb 24 6:00 pm - PBC Medical Society Hosts PBC Legislative Update: Online
Thu, Feb 25 3:00 pm - 'What Goes on in the House' African Americans and Mental Health: Zoom
Fri, Feb 26 9:00 am - Earn Forklift Safety Certification in One Day, West Tech, BG
Fri, Feb 26 10:00 am - 'Over the Edge' Fiscal Benefit Cliff and the Case for Reform: Online
Sat, Feb 27 7:00 pm - Jekalyn Carr Coming to Dolly Hand, BG
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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'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

Click here to learn more
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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Hiring Event for Laborer Positions at CareerSource

CareerSource in Belle Glade is hosting a hiring event to fill laborer positions with the SCOSTA Corporation.

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021 | 8:30 a.m.
WHERE: CareerSource West Career Center, 1085 S Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-829-2040 x2117

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'The Color of Law', Presented by PNC Bank

Join PNC as we celebrate Black History Month with special guest Richard Rothstein, New York Times best-selling author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. Rothstein has spent years documenting evidence that the U.S. government promoted discriminatory residential and homeownership practices.

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021 | 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Online

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Shaping Responsible Investing Through a Racial Lens Webinar by the Community Foundation

From the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties: Join our expert panel discussion to explore the many ways to grow and deepen commitments to racial justice and
equity through various investment practices.

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021 | 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Online

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PBC Medical Society Hosts PBC Legislative Update

The Palm Beach County Medical Society is hosting a Palm Beach County Legislative Update to be attended by local elected representatives.

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Online

Click here to learn more
'What Goes on in the House Stays in the House': African Americans and Mental Health

This session will offer a glimpse into the root of trauma and its consequences in the Black community while exploring the cultural challenges and barriers associated with seeking services, presented by Mental Health America of Palm Beach County.

WHEN: Thursday, Feb 25, 2021 | 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Zoom

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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

Click here to learn more
'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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Promoting Emotional Regulation in Children, by PBC Youth Services Department

The training will also explore various practical strategies derived from evidence-based practices that can promote emotional regulation in children. Lastly, internet-based resources that can be used by various practitioners engaging in remote service delivery will be highlighted. 2 CE credits will be offered.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Zoom

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'Drowning Prevention' Weekly Webinars in March

Water Smart Broward will be hosting weekly webinars in March for Family Strengthening Month. The webinars are scheduled for 11 am and require pre-registration.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2021 | 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Zoom

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Restorative Justice Training Project by Circuit 15 Juvenile RED/DMC

Please join the Circuit 15 Juvenile RED/DMC (Racial Equity & Disparity / Disproportionate Minority Contact) Committee as we work on incorporating restorative justice practices into juvenile probation. Restorative Justice practices have been shown to have positive impacts on community relationships and to decrease recidivism. 

WHEN: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Zoom

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League of Women Voters Present: Why Care About Solar?

Diane Marks spearheads a topic on Solar energy, presented by the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Zoom

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'Here Comes the Sun' Back at Dolly Hand by Popular Demand on March 4

Here Comes the Sun is an extraordinary musical celebration of a decade of Beatles music. From “She Loves You” to “Sgt. Peppers” and “Tax Man” to “Let It Be,” these phenomenal artists recreate the music, high energy and excitement of the Fab 4 in this exciting modern rock n roll experience.

WHEN: Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Zoom

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'Reimagined in America: Advancing Food Justice' by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Join on March 5, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. ET for the webinar Reimagined in America: Advancing Food Justice to hear: What's needed to create a more equitable and sustainable food system; How communities around the world are fostering food sovereignty; What steps U.S. communities can take to transform their food systems.

WHEN: Friday, March 5, 2021 | 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Zoom

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Virtual Substitute Teacher Training, Presented by West Technical Education Center

Learn how to be a substitute teacher! Fulfill the requirements to become a Substitute Teacher in Palm Beach County by attending the Virtual Substitute Training Class at West Technical Education Center. You will have an opportunity to learn real-world examples of how to positively manage students in the absence of the regular teacher; as well as get helpful information about school centers. This class is required by the School District in order to be a substitute teacher in Palm Beach County.

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

Click here to learn more
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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FINROCK to Create 200 Jobs in Belle Glade

FINFROCK, a Central Florida design-builder and manufacturer and one of that area’s largest employers, has completed an extensive search of South Florida properties, identifying the Glades Gateway Commerce Park located at 500 Orange Avenue Circle in Belle Glade for the company’s future expansion into Palm Beach County.

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Catholic Charities Providing up to 12 Free Teletherapy Sessions

Need someone to talk to? Are you experiencing increased stress and anxiety due to COVID-19? Catholic Charities is offering free services up to 12 sessions thanks to Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network, the CARES ACT, and DCF. Services are provided in English and Spanish.

Click here to learn more
Improve How Your Mask Protects You, by the CDC

Read the latest info from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to learn how to improve how your mask protects you.

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East Canal Street in BG to be Closed at South Central Florida Express Railroad Crossing for a Week

East Canal Street (CR 880) near Belle Glade will be closed at the South Central Florida Express Railroad crossing for grade maintenance on Tuesday, March 2, at 9 a.m. and is expected to reopen at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 8.

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'A Way of Being with Children' by a Center for Child Counseling

Based on over 20 years of work in childcare centers and schools in Palm Beach County, A Way of Being with Children is an 80-page educational guide for parents, caregivers, and teachers of young children.

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Expert Advice on Temper Tantrums, Sibling Rivalry and More, from EveryParent

From EveryParent: We all know children are not born with an instruction manual, and sometimes parents need some expert advice. When should my baby start smiling? How do I handle my toddler's public temper tantrum? How can I get my kids to stop fighting? What can I do to connect more with my teen? Our local and national experts are here to answer these questions and more! Our Ask an Expert videos can be found on the FREE EveryParent app and on EveryParentPBC.org.

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McKinlay Memo: February 2021

District 6 Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay provides an update on COVID-19 vaccine access in her latest monthly newsletter.

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, Feb 22, 2021

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

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

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
'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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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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'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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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.

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • Licensed Therapist


Other Areas

  • Director of Community Impact
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