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Tue, Jan 19, 11:00 am - Finding Funding - Keys to Grant Preparedness: Online
Wed, Jan 20, 8:30 am - Food Distribution, (For all), The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade (every Wed)
Wed, Jan 20, 5:30 pm - Take Stock in Children Mentor Training: Online
Thu, Jan 21, 11:00 am - Dr Martin Luther King Jr Celebration: Online
Thu, Jan 21, 1:00 pm - Small Business Technology Needs for 2021: Online
Thu, Jan 21, 7:00 pm - PBC to Hold Virtual COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall
Fri, Jan 22, 10:00 am - Palm Beach Area Refugee Task Force Meeting: Online
Fri, Jan 22, 1:00 pm - ACEs, Trauma and Toxic Stress Workshop: Online
Fri, Jan 22, 2:00 pm - Speaking with Confidence: Webinar (Nonprofits First)
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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Finding Funding - Keys to Grant Preparedness: Online

Take part in virtual workshops to ensure your business is prepared to apply for funding - presented by the Palm Beach County Office of Equal Business Opportunity.

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan 19, 26 & Feb 2, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. or 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Click here to learn more 
Take Stock in Children Mentor Training in Jan

Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County is hosting two training sessions for prospective mentors who are interested in the program.

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021 | 5:30 p.m.
CONTACT: Kimberly Briard, 561-683-1704, kbriard@takestockpalmbeach.org

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22nd Annual Dr Martin Luther King Jr Celebration: Online

Palm Beach State College hosts their 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration virtually. The keynote speaker will be Yvette Miley, Riviera Beach Native, Award-Winning Journalist and Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at NBCU News Group

WHEN: Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 | 11:00 a.m.

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Small Business Technology Needs for 2021: Online

Are you running a small business and trying to manage your technology needs on your own, but you aren’t a technology expert? If the teenagers in your life know more about computers than you do, join for an informative webinar on the technology needs of every small business. Presented by SCORE Palm Beach County.

WHEN: Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 | 1:00 p.m.

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County to Hold Virtual COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall

Join Palm Beach County and community health partners on Thursday, January 21, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for a virtual COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall. The town hall will be an insightful open dialogue of questions and answers

WHEN: Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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Palm Beach Area Refugee Task Force Meeting: Online

From the Palm Beach Area Refugee Task Force: We will be having our next Palm Beach Area Refugee Task Force Meeting next Friday (January 22). This will be our first “Virtual” refugee task force meeting of the year and will be taking place via Microsoft Teams. 

WHEN: Friday, Jan 22, 2021 | 10:00 a.m.

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ACEs, Trauma and Toxic Stress Workshop

Interested in learning more about ACEs and becoming trauma-informed? You won't want to miss this workshop on January 22nd. In the absence of buffering or protective relationships, toxic stress in childhood can impact an individual's well-being across the lifetime. By the Center for Child Counseling.

WHEN: Friday, Jan 22, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Dominika Nolan, Center for Child Counseling, Inc., dominika@centerforchildcounseling.org, 561-244-9499

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Speaking with Confidence, Whether on Zoom or in the Room: Webinar

Nonprofit professionals are frequently called upon to share their message with a
wider audience. Having the skills to speak extemporaneously in an engaging manner while minimizing anxiety is vital for all nonprofit professionals when sharing an organization’s vision. Presented by Nonprofits First.

WHEN: Fridays, Jan 22 through Feb 5, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Post Election Wrap Up: Online

Please join for a post-election assessment of how those systems may have impacted the results of the 2020 Election. Presented by the League of Women Voters

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more
A Forum on Policing in PBC - The Glades Area

Join for the 4th in a series of forums for an open dialogue that will allow the public an opportunity to ask questions of representatives of law enforcement regarding policing in Palm Beach County.

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
CONTACT: Visit pbcgov.com/criminaljustice for all event information.

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2021 Economic Outlook & Access to Capital for Small Businesses Forum: Online

The public is invited to attend the 2021 Economic Outlook & Access to Capital for Small Businesses Forum, presented by Bank of America.

WHEN: Thursday, Jan 28, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more
Palm Beach County Housing Summit

The Housing Needs Assessment report for Palm Beach County commissioned by the Housing Leadership Council of Palm Beach County (HLC) is based on a regional housing assessment conducted by the Metropolitan Center of Florida International University. Register and join to hear the report findings and discuss a path forward in addressing the lack of affordable and workforce housing in the community.

WHEN: Friday, Jan 29, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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Birth to 22: 2021 Community Conversations

A conversation to address what's working, what's not working, and what's needed in our communities. Youth, young adults, parents/guardians, community-based agencies, local businesses, and more are invited.

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb 3, 9, 18 & 23, 2021 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

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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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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 - January 11, 2021

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Online Telehealth Certification

This 20-hour, fully online, telehealth certification course provides the essential knowledge to deliver skilled telehealth services with competence and care. Presented by Florida Atlantic University.

Registration Deadline
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021

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CSC's Community Driven Innovations RFP

Applicants must be a nonprofit and the Service must support parents or caregivers raising young children birth to five (0-5) and/or expecting a child in promoting their children’s optimal development so that ultimately children grow up healthy, safe, and strong.

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Grant Opportunity: Neighborhood Engagement and Transformation Grants Program

Palm Beach County’s Office of Community Revitalization (OCR) is accepting applications for its Neighborhood Engagement and Transformation (NEAT) grants program. It provides grants of up to $10,000 to neighborhood-based groups and/or organizations for resident-driven neighborhood improvement projects proposed within unincorporated Palm Beach County and the Lake Region municipalities of Belle Glade, South Bay and Pahokee.

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Grant Opportunity: Grant for Solar for Businesses in Rural Areas

The program provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements. Agricultural producers may also apply for new energy-efficient equipment and new system loans for agricultural production and processing.

Click here to learn more
Young Entrepreneurs Business Pitch Contest

From the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County: Entrepreneurship is the future, especially during these trying times. In an effort to assist with bringing businesses into fruition and to aid Palm Beach County, we have developed a Young Entrepreneurship Workshop and a Business Pitch Competition via Zoom. Our Young Entrepreneurs Workshop and
Business Pitch Competition are geared towards assisting bright young adults reach their
entrepreneurship goals.

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Watch the 36th Annual Dr Martin Luther King Jr Virtual Oratorical Contest

Approximately 19 participants competed in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Contest. It was pre-recorded and presented on January 13, 2021, at 6:00 pm. The event is sponsored annually by the City of South Bay, Dr. Esther Berry, and Rosenwald Elementary School, during the month of January, to honor Dr. King and his legacy.

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Center for Child Counseling Newsletter

The Center for Child Counseling's latest newsletter is out now. Learn about available grants and important topics affecting our children.

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Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County

Read the Parent Connection Newsletter from the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County.

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, Jan 19, 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

Families First of Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County Public Defenders Office

Other Areas
County Wide Job Fair 2021

Attend a County Wide Job Fair, presented by local companies, Manpower, and Palm Beach County.

WHEN: Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 | 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Riviera Beach Marina, 200 E 13th St, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Click here to learn more
Community Action Advisory Board

Community Action removes barriers and creates opportunities for low-income individuals and families that will enable them to become more self-sufficient.

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021 | 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: 2300 North Jog Road, Vista Center Conference Room 158E/59, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
CONTACT: Members of the public who plan to attend the meeting in person are asked to please notify the PBC Community Action Program, if possible a MImitola@pbcgov.org or call 561-355-4791.

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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
Try Tai Chi: Virtual Class

You're invited to attend online Tai Chi classes - mandatory commitment of 12 weeks, twice a week, presented by the Area Agency on Aging.

WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
CONTACT: To register call Maureen at 561-684-5885 x59103

Click here to learn more
Boys Town "Common Sense Parenting" Begins in Feb: Virtual

Common Sense Parenting (CSP)® Café’s offer one-hour trainings to parents and caregivers who want to build on their existing skills or learn new ways of dealing with their children’s behaviors. A professional parent trainer presents on the topic.

WHEN: Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

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PBC Student, Emerging & Professional Artists Invited to Transform Lake Region Traffic Signal Boxes

Palm Beach County Art in Public Places invites student, emerging and professional artists
residing throughout Palm Beach County to participate in Outside the Box, a community public art project that transforms up to 23 ordinary traffic signal boxes into vibrant artworks. Located in municipal and unincorporated Belle Glade, Pahokee, and South Bay, public infrastructure
provides ideal “canvases” to enhance streetscapes and foster a unique sense of place for
residents and visitors to the Lake Region.

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PBC Operations Coronavirus Update

Palm Beach County provides updates on its efforts combating COVID-19.

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What's Your ACE IQ?

In the absence of buffering, protective relationships, toxic stress in childhood can impact an individual's health and well-being throughout their lifetime. Center for Child Counseling's ACEs and Trauma-Informed Care workshops provide participants with the knowledge and effective strategies that they can immediately implement to mitigate the impact of ACEs or trauma, while promoting resilience and wellbeing.

Click here to learn more
Human Trafficking Prevention Month Raises Awareness Through Variety of Events in January

January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Palm Beach County ranks third in the state,
and Florida ranks third in the nation for incidents of human trafficking. Palm Beach County
Victim Services, in partnership with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and the Human
Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches, have collaborated to heighten awareness about
human trafficking through a variety of events during January.

Click here to learn more
Take Stock in Children January 2021 Newsletter

Catch up with Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County by reading their January 2021 Newsletter.

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Commissioner McKinlay Provides COVID-19 Vaccine Update

"The vaccine roll-out has been extremely confusing. I'm frustrated, too. Please understand this is a state-run plan executed in accordance with Florida Governor DeSantis’ executive orders and carried out by the Florida Department of Health."

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501cNews from Nonprofits First

Nonprofits First has published its first newsletter of the year - click below to read.

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Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network News & Updates

Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network (LORHN) remains committed to supporting and
improving the health and safety of our communities. It is unfortunate that so many have lost
their jobs, their health insurance, and may need support for the first time with food, utilities,
or rent. LORHN staff is here to help individuals, and community partners, connect with the
resources they need.

Click here to learn more
Food Research & Action Center Weekly News Digest

Check out FRAC’s Weekly News Digest for updates, statements, and resources on actions to address the food security, public health, and economic impacts of COVID-19.

Click here to learn more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, Jan 11, 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

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