Monday, February 13, 2017
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Tues, Feb 14   3:00pm     A "Pinkalicious" Valentine Activity for Kids, Belle Glade Library 
Tues, Feb 14   4:00pm     Hearts & Kisses Activity for Teens , Belle Glade Library 
Wed, Feb 15    5:00pm    Chocolate Lovers' Month, South Bay Library
Sat, Feb 18      9:00am     FREE College Planning Day, Palm Beach State College 
Sat, Feb 18
     9:00am     American Red Cross Training, Red Cross Center, Belle Glade
Sat, Feb 18      6:00pm     Canal Point Movie Night, Canal Point Baptist Church 
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Money Smart for Spanish Speakers

The Glades Initiative is presenting a series of financial literacy trainings in Spanish based on the FDIC's Money Smart program, designed to teach residents how to enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships.

WHEN: Beginning Friday, February 24, 2017  10:00am - 11:30am
            ( March 3, 10, 17, 24, 28, 31)

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430

For more information, call Yasmin Gama at (561)996-3310

Click here for more information
Money Smart for Creole Speakers

The Glades Initiative is presenting a series of financial literacy trainings in Creole based on the FDIC's Money Smart program, designed to teach residents how to enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships.

WHEN: Monday, March 6, 7, 8, 9, 2017  9:00am - 12:00pm
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430

For more information, call Marie Jean Jacques at (561)996-3310

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A "Pinkalicious" Valentine VDAY1

Valentine, O, valentine, will you be our valentine? We'll share "pinkalicious" treats, crafts and read aloud some of our favorite "Pinkalicious" stories. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.)

WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, 2017  3:00pm

WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th Street, Belle Glade 33430

To register, call (561)996-3453
Hearts & Kisses VDAY2

Drop by after school for a Valentine's Day treat. We'll be making valentine "Marshmallow Pops" and share some of the must read romance and friendship teen books. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, 2017  4:00pm

WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th Street, Belle Glade 33430

To register, call (561)996-3453
Chocolate Lovers' Month VDAY3

Celebrate Valentine's Day and Chocolate Lovers' Month with chocolate games. After all your hard work, enjoy some sweet chocolate treats. Ages 10 & up.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 15, 2017  4:00pm

WHERE: South Bay Branch Library, 375 SW 2nd Avenue, South Bay 33493

To register, call (561)992-8393
College is Possible: Free College Planning Day College
For High School Juniors, High School Seniors, and Parents

FREE continental breakfast, workshops, and advising.

WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 2017  9:00am - 1:00pm

WHERE: Palm Beach State College, Technical Education Center - Room TEC109, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430

RSVP by Wednesday, February 15, 2017 to (561)993-1023 or
Train-In-A-Day: American Red Cross Volunteer Training RedCross

The American Red Cross is offering training for current and new volunteers. This training is helpful to any agency working with clients in time of disaster.

WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 2017  9:00am - 4:00pm
            Saturday, February 25, 2017  9:00am - 4:00pm

WHERE: American Red Cross Belle Glade Service Center, 149 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Space is limited & lunch/refreshments are provided, so pre-registration is required

To register online: Visit

To register by email or phone: Please contact Pat Lucey, Community Volunteer Leader for the Glades, at 561.996.4291 or
Canal Point Movie Night Movie

Movie to be determined. Call the Canal Point Baptist Church for more information: (561)924-7346

WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 2017  6:00pm

WHERE: Canal Point Baptist Church, 37061 1st St, Canal Point, FL 33438
Blood Drive at Lakeside Medical Center

All donors will receive a OneBlood Long Sleeve T-Shirt, a $5 Golden Corral Coupon, a Lion Country Safari coupon for $8 off every passenger, and a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse, and cholesterol screening!

You can make an appointment online at and use sponsor code #10071

WHEN: Wednesday, February 22, 2017  12:00pm - 5:00pm

WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Highway, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for a flyer
C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics: Seeing the World

The C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics will be providing FREE comprehensive eye examinations and glasses to children in low-income areas with no form of health insurance. All children, regardless of financial consequences, deserve a fair chance because vision is vital to the learning process.

WHEN: Thursday, February 23, 2017  11:00am - 4:00pm (MUST HAVE APPOINTMENT)

WHERE: C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics, 941 SE 1st Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

To make your appointment, call (561)642-1023
SAVE THE DATE: 2nd Annual Glades Family Fun Fest

Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce the date of our 2nd Annual Family Fun Fest!

WHEN: Saturday, February 25th, 2017   11:00am - 3:00pm

WHERE: Pioneer Park, 866 SR 715, Belle Glade, FL

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at this event, call: (561)355-1125

Click here for a flyer

Click here for a vendor registration form
FREE Community Lunch for Seniors (60+)

Please join us for a nutritious meal and the opportunity to socialize with friends.

WHEN: Monday - Friday  12:00pm

WHERE: West County Senior Center, 2916 State Road 15, Belle Glade 33430  
              Tanner Park Community Center, 105 E. Palm Beach Road, South Bay 33493

If you are interested in more information on the Lunch Program for adults over 60 years of age or for volunteering opportunities, please call us at the Senior Nutrition Program, (561) 355-4740.
C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinic Dental Services

The C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics provide preventive dental services to adults and children. Costs for dental services are based on a patient's family size and income. All patients will be served, with or without insurance.

WHEN: Monday - Friday  8:00am - 5:00pm

WHERE: C.L. Brumback Health Center, 38754 State Road 80, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Patients can call (561)642-1000 to make an appointment for dental checkups, cleanings, fillings, and extractions.

To learn more about other services provided by the C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics, visit
Donate to The Glades Initiative for a Chance to Win a Car!
Want an opportunity to win a car while helping organizations like The Glades Initiative? Here's your chance.

Make a donation of $20 or more to any participating American Honda Birdies for Children and then guess the total number of birdies that will be made by the entire field in all four rounds of the 2017 Honda Classic for a chance to win a brand new 2017 Honda vehicle. Your donation will offer a chance to win a new Honda automobile, while at the same time, the charity benefits from the proceeds plus a 10% matching contribution courtesy of The Honda Classic.

To help you along, here are the total number of birdies made in each of the last three tournaments (all have been played at PGA National Resort & Spa - Champion Course):
  • Birdies 2013: 1,244
  • Birdies 2014: 1,363
  • Birdies 2015: 1,168
 Click here to learn more and donate!
PEPPI Headstart

Now accepting applications for 3 and 4 year olds to be added to our wait list. Child must be 3 on or before September 1st of the current school year.

WHERE: 301 SW 8th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for more information
FRAC Weekly Digest

Food Research and Action Center's weekly newsletter.

Click here to view
Groundbreaking Ceremonies for:
Covenant Villas and South Bay Villas

The Palm Beach County Housing Authority asks you to please mark your calendars and save the date for Monday, March 6th for this special and long-awaited event.

WHEN: Monday, March 6, 2017  11:00am

WHERE: The first groundbreaking ceremony will begin at Covenant Villas, located at 601 Covenant Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430 followed by a ground breaking ceremony and lunch at the New South Bay Villas, located at 110 Harrelle Drive, South Bay, FL 33493

For more information, contact Kenyon Link at
Emergency Food and Shelter Program Grant Opportunity

Our Local EFSP Board recently announced that Phase 34 applications will be made available starting Monday, February 13, 2017, at under "Get Help - Nonprofit Resources". This decision has been made even though the EFSP National Board still has not allocated funds to any local jurisdictions. That means our Local Board still does not know how much money Palm Beach County will be getting for Phase 34.  We have been in communication with the National Board, and our County does anticipate receiving an award similar to Phase 33.  However, due to circumstances beyond our control, the Local Board is unsure when the official EFSP Award Notice will be received.

The deadline for completed Phase 34 applications to be submitted is 12:00 (NOON) on Friday, March 10, 2017.  All submissions must be returned to United Way of Palm Beach County, 477 South Rosemary Avenue, Suite 230, West Palm Beach, FL  33401 (and in my possession). Though mailed-in submissions are allowed, hand-delivered submissions are strongly suggested. NO LATE PROPOSALS WILL BE ACCEPTED!

If you are interested, please read the linked PDF carefully > Click here
CDA National Credential Online Training Course

The Child Development Associate (CDA) National Credential Course is the "best first step" for career advancement in early learning.  This online interactive course, is designed to fulfill the CDA requirement for 120 hours of formal education in specific child-care competency areas. We'll help you develop the professional portfolio you need to apply for the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™. You could finish in as few as 4 months, completing nearly all of the requirements for your portfolio.

WHEN: Monday, May 1, 2017

Available online
Registration Fee: $50
Tuition: $1,375

Click here for more information and to apply
CareerSource Job Opportunities in the Glades Career 

Are you 17-24 years old?
Not employed?
Out of school?
Ready to work?

Find out if you are eligible to participate in a five-week, paid work readiness program.

Looking to get into a Geriatric Healthcare career? Click here for more information

Click here

Job Opportunities

In the Glades

The Sun
Indeed Jobs
In Other Areas

Associate Director of Development ~ Caridad Center, Boynton Beach, FL
Cook ~ East Coast Migrant Head Start Project
President/CEO ~ Community Partners
Youth and Family Development Specialist ~ American Association of Caregiving Youth
Juvenile Court Case Manager ~ 15th Judicial Circuit Court, West Palm Beach, FL
Administrative Secretary ~ 15th Judicial Circuit Court, West Palm Beach, FL
Receptionist ~ 15th Judicial Circuit Court, West Palm Beach, FL
Magistrate Assistant
~ 15th Judicial Circuit Court, West Palm Beach, FL
Resource Development Assistant ~ Leadership Broward
Program Associate ~ Health Foundation of South Florida, Miami, FL
Direct Care Provider ~ The ARC of Palm Beach County, Riviera Beach, FL 
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Valentine's Day Group Wedding

Celebrate your big day with a one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony for just the cost of a marriage license! The National Croquet Center and other local businesses are donating the venue and services to make this wedding ceremony a memorable one for couples wishing to tie the knot on Valentine's Day - February 14, 2017.  Couples must register and obtain a license before Friday, February 10, 2017, to participate and must present a valid marriage license at the ceremony. Registration open now and is limited to the first 40 couples. Last day to register if February 10. To register, please RSVP to 561-355-2468 or email:

WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, 2017  

WHERE: The National Croquet Center, 700 Florida Mango Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Contact for more information: To register, please RSVP to 561-355-2468 or email:

Applicant Orientation: United Way FY 2017-18

Agencies that plan to submit an application in response to United Way of Palm Beach County's Fiscal Year 2017-18 Request for Proposals (RFP) in the Area of Health are strongly encouraged to attend an orientation session. The session will offer instructions and tips for applying and explain the timeline for application and RFP review. Both program and finance staff should attend. Please reserve your seat(s) by Monday, February 13, 2017 for this FREE event. Room capacity is limited - send only essential staff.

WHEN: Thursday, February 16, 2017  9:30am - 11:30am

WHERE: Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County, 2300 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Click here for more information and to register
SCORE Workshop:
FREE Introduction To Business Ownership

Are you thinking about starting your own business? Do you know if you have what it takes to be a successful business owner?

This workshop will help you decide if you are ready to take the plunge to become a business owner or if you may be better off keeping your day job.

WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 2017  10:30am - 12:30pm

WHERE: Palm Beach Gardens Library, 11303 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Click here to register
Riding the Waves:
Tools for the Management of Bipolar Disorder

Please join us next week (February 22nd) for this very special workshop to discuss new information about Bipolar Spectrum Disorder. This workshop will feature two great experts in the field: Jacintha Cauffield and Mr. Michael Peterson. Dr. Cauffield is Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Palm Beach Atlantic University and will discuss the newest information about treatment and medications for Bipolar.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 22, 2017  10:00am - 12:00pm

WHERE: Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County, 909 Fern Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Click here for more information and to register
Keys to Homeownership Event

This event will help educate the public on the home purchasing process.

WHEN: Saturday, February 25, 2017  8:30am - 2:30pm

WHERE: South Olive Park, 345 Summa Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Must preregister - Click here
CHW Care Coordinator Training
  • Overview of chronic disease symptoms and management
  • Scope of Community Health Worker Care Coordinator job responsibilities
  • Motivational interviewing - patient engagement skills
  • Cultural sensitivity, competency and diversity training
  • Strategies to work as a team member to improve patient/clinic outcomes
  • Tools to develop a comprehensive community resource directory
  • Understanding professional responsibility and tools for patient advocacy
WHEN: Fridays: Friday, March 3 - Friday, May 26, 2017  1:00pm - 4:00pm
            (No class April 14 & 21)

WHERE: CareerSource Palm Beach County, 3400 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

COST: $999.00 (includes all classes, course materials and simulation sessions) *Scholarships available!

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, February, 2017
Click here for an application

For more information, contact Karen Harwood at (561)433-3940 x114 or

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Call for Proposals

The Florida Health Care Coalition is now accepting proposals for "The Leading Edge - Innovations in Health Care." This is a unique opportunity to secure a more visible role with our national audience at our 24th Annual National Conference on May 1, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.

For more information, click here.
Catholic Charities Pahokee Counseling Program

The Catholic Charities Counseling Program, with an office in Pahokee, provides professional counseling and therapy for adults, children, families, and couples in five locations serving five counties. The team of therapists addresses issues such as marital/relationship discord, child and family dynamics, depression, loneliness, grief and loss, anxiety, stressful relationships, child and adolescent problems and other life stressors. Our team of counselors are all highly qualified clinicians with a minimum of a master's degree who are dedicated to providing the best services possible to the community. In an effort to better serve the community we have bilingual (Spanish, French, Dutch, Italian, and German) counselors available at various locations, including Pahokee, and in an effort to serve all clients, including those with financial hardship, the counseling program offers its services to clients on a sliding scale based on their household income. The counseling program strives to make counseling services accessible and affordable to the community.

Call the Program Director, Nicole Looney, for more information or to make an appointment 561-345-2008
2017 Tax Planner & Services Guide

Our 2017 Tax Planner & Services Guide has arrived! This publication includes a handy calendar, detailed information about our services, frequently asked questions and a glossary of tax terms. Pick up a free hard copy at any of our offices or click here to view online/download.

If you would like extra copies for your community, group or house of worship, email us at
Palm Beach County Library Events - February 2017

See what's happening at your local library!

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The Light House Café Newsletter - January 2017

See What's Happening at the Light House Café!

Click here to view  
CROS Ministries Newsletter - January 2017

See What's Happening at CROS Ministries!

Click here to view  
Spring Training Group Tickets Available

From everyone at Roger Dean Stadium, the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals, we would like to invite you and your group out for a 2017 Spring Training game. Group tickets are on sale now with a minimum of 15 tickets.

To order your group tickets:
  • Select your game date(s)
  • Group seating is available on a first come, first serve basis
  • Place a 50% non- refundable deposit
Click here for the schedules:
Miami Marlins     St. Louis Cardinals
Palm Beach County Library System Celebrates
Black History Month   

Click here for event listings in your area
Prime Time Palm Beach County Newsletter

See What's Happening at Prime Time Palm Beach County!

Click here to view  
Trustbridge Provides Free Grief Support in Belle Glade Grief

Since 1978, Trustbridge Hospice (you may know us as Hospice of Palm Beach County) has been caring for our community. Our compassionate professionals provide hospice care for families facing serious illness. We also offer grief support to any family that has suffered the loss of a loved one.

Please know, you are not alone in your grief. We are here to support you.
Our Belle Glade Grief Support Group is free of charge and open to the public.

WHEN: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month  9:00am - 10:00am

WHERE: Trustbridge Office, 327 SE 2nd Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

If you have any questions, please call (561)227-5175, otherwise you are welcome to stop by and join us.
FREE Legal Services at The Glades Initiative, Inc. Legal

Need legal services? (Child Support, Fair Housing, Immigration, etc.)

Services will be provided by attorney working through the Legal Aid Society, Pro Bono Division, Richard Abedon. All services are offered in
English, Spanish, and Creole.

Call the Glades Initiative, Inc. to make an appointment and find out if you are eligible:

Click here to learn more

Previous Postings - Other Areas___
Fearless Caregiver Conference

Attendees Will Learn How To:
  • Become a fearless member of your loved ones care team
  • Balance family, work & caregiving
  • Motivate family members to help
  • Convince Dad to stop driving
  • Persuade Mom to listen to you
  • Legally protect your aging parents
WHEN: Wednesday, February 15, 2017  10:00am - 2:30pm

WHERE: Riviera Beach Marina Event Center, 190 East 13th Street, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Click here to register

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the Glades area
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