Monday, February 26, 2018
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Tue, Feb 27      10:00 am  Toddler Story Time, Pahokee Library 
Wed, Feb 28     5:30 pm    Toastmasters, Palm Beach State College, Belle Glade 
Thu, March 1    3:30 pm    Free Passport Workshop, West County Courthouse, Belle Glade  
Sat, March 3     8:30 am    Red Cross Volunteer Training, First Baptist Church, Belle Glade 
Mon, March 5   8:00 am    Racial Equity Institute Workshop, Belle Glade Library (Eligibility required)
Glades Area
Financial Literacy in the Glades

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

WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Ave C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Jose Zaragoza, 561-996-3310,

Click here to read flyer
Health and Human Service Gaps Consumer Survey

From the Palm Beach County Community Services Department: "We are asking consumers to complete a basic survey before March 31, 2018 that will assist us in determining the greatest service gaps within our community. We are asking that providers post the flyer in their waiting room(s). At this time, the survey is only in English so translation may be needed at your agencies for non-English speaking consumers.

CONTACT INFO: Please contact Sonja Holbrook at

South Florida Region Training Forum: Mass Care and Logistics for Red Cross Volunteers REDCROSS

Red Cross is in great need for volunteers to continued our Mission and services in the Glades communities. We invite you to participate in an upcoming Training Forum especially for you. Disaster Cycle Services will be hosting a series of courses, including National Updates in an effort to strengthen our growing team. This past Hurricane Season was unexpected and triggered a need. There is no better time than the present to prepare ourselves with the knowledge and skills needed for the provision of quality service delivery during times of disaster. Let's give some time to our awesome instructors, network with colleagues from across the Region and partake in lunch, snacks and raffle prizes.

WHEN: Saturday, March 3, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE:  First Baptist Church 17 NW Ave B, Belle Glade, FL 33430
FOR MORE INFO: Call American Red Cross Glades Region, 561-996-4291

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Racial Equity Institute: Workshop RACIAL

The workshop will provide the basis for understanding and addressing racism and its history along with tools for future discussions to proactively work toward dismantling racism. This workshop is funded by Palm Healthcare. 

Participants must commit to both days of the Two-Day workshop designed to help community members and organizational leaders to understand and address racism, both in their organizations and in the community. This workshop is only for people who work, live, or have great interest in advocating for the health of Belle Glade, Pahokee, South Bay, and surrounding areas. 

WHEN: Monday, March 5, 2018 - Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
COST: Free
TO RSVP: Please RSVP at or email

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Free Passport Workshop, PBC Clerk & Comptroller PASSPORT

Attend a free workshop on the subject of passports. The event is part of a series of free "Do-It-Yourself in Court" workshops offered each month by the Self-Service Center of the Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County.  

Passport Workshop
WHEN:  Thursday, March 1, 2018  | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: West County Courthouse, Conference Room C-121, 2950 SR 15, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here to learn more
Click here to learn about other workshops offered by the Clerk
Glades Students: Three Exciting Days with Students from the Historical Black College, Howard University

Local students, come spend three exciting days with students from Howard University. Topics to include: college life, communication skills, stress relief, creating your own identity, navigating scholarships. Community service hours will be given for attendance and active participation at Pahokee Senior High School. 

Monday, March 12, 2018 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 15, 2018 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Pahokee Senior High School - Auditorium, 900 Larrimore Rd, Pahokee, FL 33476
Glades Central High School - Auditorium, 1001 SW Ave M, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Pahokee High School, 561-924-6400; Glades Central High School, 561-993-4400

Click here to learn more (Pahokee High School)
Click here to learn more (Glades Central High School)
Toastmasters Program in the Glades Meets TOAST

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, February 28, 2018  | 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade , FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Call 561-261-5043

Please join this National Field Webinar to hear from groups across country about the current policy and organizing updates for DACA and TPS, learn how institutions across sectors are providing community-based legal services for DACA and TPS recipients, discuss tools and resources available, and find out ways to get involved in the fight and support your neighbors.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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FRAC: Sign up for the #SNAPtoEndHunger Thunderclap

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the first line of defense against hunger in the U.S. This essential program that ensures millions of struggling Americans - including millions of children, seniors, people with disabilities, low-wage workers, and
veterans - get the nutrition they need is under attack. We're asking advocates to call on the Senate and House Agriculture Committees to strengthen and protect SNAP in the upcoming Farm Bill. Thunderclap is a platform that allows social media users to share the same message at the same time to create a lot of noise around an issue. Think of it as a virtual rally where anyone with a Twitter or Facebook account can participate.

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Hunger Relief Newsletter: Volunteer at Your Local Meal Site Today!

If you are a newly retired individual seeking to make appropriate use of your free time. If you are a college student looking to complete community hours. If you are an individual that is available to help during lunch time. We ask you to become part of a large network that is committed to ending senior hunger. This New Year make the resolution to help improve someone else's life. Volunteer to deliver food to a home-bound senior or serve seniors at a congregate meal site. You can volunteer during your lunch break, during your free time, or if you're a student, between classes. Volunteer schedules are flexible.

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Toddler Story Time at Pahokee Library! PAHOKEESTORYTIME

Join us for Toddler Story Time on Tuesday, Feb. 27th at 10:00 a.m.! We'll share a simple story about who lives in the ocean, play with sea life puppets and create an oceanscene with stamps.  Thanks for letting us know if you and your toddlers will attend by calling the branch or by return email.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.
WHERE:  Loula V York Pahokee Branch Library, 525 Bacom Point Rd, Pahokee, FL 33476
RSVP: Call 561-924-4828, or email
Montana Repertory Theatre Returns to the Dolly Hand with On Golden Pond

One of the most dynamic and respected touring companies in the country, Montana Repertory Theatre, will present On Golden Pond at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. On Golden Pond is an American treasure. Beguilingly simple, this humane, poetic, and often very funny portrayal of a family in crisis as it pulls apart and then finds itself again has been touching audiences for decades. Something deep and profound resonates through the events that unfold in this American masterpiece brilliantly penned by Ernest Thompson. 

WHEN: Friday, March 23, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Palm Beach State College, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Call the box office at 561-993-1160 or visit

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, January 26, 2018

Children's Services Council's weekly news and information bulletin. 

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SCORE: Want to Improve Your Sales? 

From SCORE: You worked SO hard to get your website up. Maybe even paid some big bucks for a "developer". And what happened? NOTHING. You're INVISIBLE on the Net. Google doesn't know you exist! If this is YOU, it's time to call South Palm Beach SCORE and arrange to meet with one of our SCORE Mentors. We're here to help you develop or improve your
website and it's a FREE service. We will do our best to make your website ring the cash
register for you. But don't wait, appointments go fast.

CONTACT INFO: Call now to arrange your free appointment, 561-981-5180

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501c News: Rising Leaders Spotlight and More

501c News: News and information for area nonprofit organizations.

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • 4 Full Time CNAs
  • 2 Full Time LPNs
  • Dietary Aide
  • 16 Positions Open
  • Director, Bridges Belle Glade
  • 11 Glades-area Positions Open
Other Areas
Student Roundtable School Safety and Student Services

Palm Beach County Mayor Melissa McKinlay and West Palm Beach Commissioner Cory Neering will host a student roundtable on school safety and support services. Students are invited to lead a discussion with elected officials to explore what potential reform programs should look like at the state and federal level and to create proposals for draft legislation.

WHEN:  Wednesday, February 28, 2018  | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach County Main Library, 3650 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Click here to learn more
Presentation: The Dangerous Side of Technology and the Reality of Human Trafficking

From the Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches: The PTSA at Christa McAuliffe Middle School will be hosting an event: The guest speaker, Crista Miller, will speak from personal experience on the dangerous side of technology and the reality of human trafficking.
This is going to be a very informative event - one not to miss! The event is free and open to the public, including students 4th grade and older. Feel free to share this flyer freely within your networks and circles of influence.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Christa McAuliffe Middle School, 6500 Le Chalet Blvd, Boynton Beach, FL 33472
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please visit

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Spirituality, Religion, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Lunch and Learn

Please join us for this special Lunch and Learn on Spirituality, Religion, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Dr. David H. Rosmarin is returning to us from McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School to share insights from his new book. Whether you are a clinician or just interested, please join us on March 6th at noon for this very interesting presentation and a delicious lunch! Bring a friend. There is parking behind the building.

WHEN:  Tuesday, March 6, 2018  | 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Mental Health Association of PBC, 909 Fern St., West Palm Beach, FL 33401
COST: $25 (MHA Members), $30 (Non Members)
TO REGISTER: Call 561-832-3755 in advance of the event

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Movie Screening: Paper Tigers

Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc., in partnership with Center for Child Counseling, invites you to join us for a screening of Paper Tigers and to participate in a debrief and reflection session following the film. Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of the Lincoln High Alternative School in Walla Walla, Washington. The school has become a promising model of how to break the cycles of poverty, violence, and disease that affect families through the practice of traumainformed educational strategies, and is a testament to what the latest research on childhood adversity is proving: that one caring adult can change the trajectory of a young person's life.

WHEN:  Thursday, March 8, 2018  | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Doors open at 8:30 a.m.)
WHERE: Keiser University Auditorium, 2600 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
CONTACT INFO:  Prime Time Palm Beach County, 561-732-8066,

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Personalized Grant Support Workshop

Are you just beginning your organization's grant-seeking 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, March 7, 2018  | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Nonprofits First,  1818 S Australian Avenue, #450,  West Palm Beach, FL 33409
CONTACT INFO: Shari Hanglan,, or  561-214-7435

Click here to learn more, and to see other workshops offered by Nonprofits First
Previous Postings - The Glades Area
Housing Authority Waiting Lists for South Bay Villas, Quiet Waters, Covenant Villas

The Palm Beach County Housing Authority has opened 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

Click here to learn more  (Glades - New South Bay Villas, Quiet Waters, Covenant Villas) 
Healthier Glades Steering Committee Meeting

The next Healthier Glades Steering Committee Meeting will be held in March. 

Steering Committee Meeting Date
WHEN:  Monday, March 12, 2018  | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Location to be announced
FOR MORE INFO: Contact Lety Gonzalez at
CANCELLED -- Diabetes: Don't Sugar Coat It, a Diabetes Education Fair

The previously published event has been cancelled: Lakeside Medical Center, the Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County, and Glades PATCH present: Diabetes: Don't Sugar Coat It, a free diabetes education health fair. Visitors will receive Diabetes Risk Assessments, on-site A1C testing, access to local resources, raffle prizes, and more. 

WHEN: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here to learn more
Parents as Teachers Home Visiting Program Recruiting Participants

From Parents as Teachers, Lutheran Services Florida: "We are a "Home-Based" program that exists to help improve your child's School Readiness Skills, such as Social Emotion, Cognitive Thinking, Mathematics, and Fine Motor Skills. Space is available now ..."

Click here to learn more  about the program 
VITA Tax Preparation

Tax Returns prepared free. Returns are e-filed. 

Tuesday and Thursday
from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
starting January 16, 2018 through April 16, 2018.
Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

during the month of February only.

WHERE:  Belle Glade Prosperity Center - Bridges, 33 W. Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL
FOR MORE INFO: Contact April Golphin, Site Coordinator (561) 996-2479

Click here to learn more (English)
Click here  to learn more (Spanish)
Community Connections for Life, Inc. Moves to New Location

Community Connections for Life, INC has moved to a new location. The new address is as follows:  241 W Avenue A,  Belle Glade, FL 33430
Community Connections for Life, INC has also changed the office number and the fax number. The new numbers are:  Main Office,  561-983-8870;  Fax Number,  561-983-8892.
Informational Material Regarding Florida Medicaid Threat

From FL Voices for Health: "Over halfway done with the current legislative session, a serious threat to Florida Medicaid has emerged. The Florida Senate introduced a proposal to reduce Medicaid retroactive eligibility from 90 to 30 days. If a person is uninsured and has an accident or falls seriously ill, there's a chance, in Florida, to enroll for Medicaid after the fact. If you qualify for Medicaid, the program will pay your medical bills going back three months ... Advocacy on this issue will be critical over the next few weeks. Please share the call to action with your networks and stay tuned as more is shared over the next few days ..."

Click here to read full information
TPS Termination Haiti and El Salvador

Reminder: The Federal government has released the official notices for termination of TPS for Haiti and El Salvador. Both have a FINAL 18-month extension, which runs for 60 days from January 18, 2018 through March 19, 2018. Current TPS recipients who do not re-register within the 60 days may be subject to removal.

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Jim Moran Institute Executive Programs Broward and Palm Beach County

Our Small Business Executive Program and Nonprofit Executive Program are ideal for CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners, executive directors and presidents of small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Created to be a world-class learning experience that accommodates busy schedules, the programs equip executives to emerge stronger leaders ready to capitalize on business opportunities, implement best-practice management and turn challenges into strategic advantages. Nine sessions are held every other week, beginning in July. 

Deadline for Applications
WHEN:  Saturday, March 31, 2018 
COST: Free
FOR MORE INFO: Contact, or 954-399-2849

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, January 20, 2018

Children's Services Council's weekly news and information bulletin. 

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • 17 Positions Open
  • Court Program Specialist II (Criminal Court)
  • Court Program Specialist II (Family Court)
  • Court Interpreter - Haitian Creole
  • Digital Court Reporter
  • Finance and Accounting Manager
  • Magistrate/Hearing Officer
  • Mediator - Family Court (Part-time)
  • Senior Court Program Specialist II (Contractual)
Previous Postings - Other Areas
Training Program for Community Health Workers

Palm Beach County Medical Society Services is excited to offer a training program for Community Health Workers. Throughout the United States, the community health worker field is burgeoning, both in interest and demand. CHW Care Coordination Training Program offers the full complement of education hours and content areas needed to fulfill the training requirements (30 CEUs) for the certification application as a community health worker. Florida Certification Board Provider Number: 5284-A. 

WHEN: Fridays, March 3, 2018 - May 18, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: CareerSource PBC, 3400 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
COST: $999 (Scholarships available)
FOR MORE INFO: Contact Karen Harwood at 561-433-3940, ext. 122, or via email:

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Rural Health Educational Summit: Healthcare, Politics, and Funding in Uncertain Times

From the crisis leadership tactics of Antarctic explorers to safe opioid prescribing and veteran's mental health, the FRHA Summit 2018 agenda is exciting, diverse and designed for rural health professionals. We invite you to join FRHA in Orlando, FL for the opportunity to keep alive rural health voices in Florida.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
COST: $250

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the Glades area
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