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Wed, Jan 27, 8:30 am - Food Distribution, (For all), The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade (every Wed)
Wed, Jan 27, 12:00 pm - League of Women Voters' Post Election Wrap Up: Online
Wed, Jan 27, 5:30 pm - A Forum on Policing in PBC - The Glades Area: Online
Wed, Jan 27, 6:00 pm - How to Write a Business Plan: Online
Thu, Jan 28, 9:00 am - Substance Use in the Perinatal Period: Zoom
Thu, Jan 28, 9:00 am - SBA Certification Programs: Zoom
Thu, Jan 28, 12:00 pm - 2021 Economic Outlook & Access Capital for Small Businesses: Online
Fri, Jan 29, 11:00 am - Palm Beach County Housing Summit: Online
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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League of Women Voters' 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.

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A Forum on Policing in PBC - The Glades Area: Online

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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How to Write a Business Plan: Online

A well-thought-out plan with measurable milestones is key to a successful business. Prepare your roadmap to success with this dynamic, interactive webinar. Presented by SCORE Palm Beach County.

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
CONTACT: SCORE Palm Beach County, 800-634-0245, tegan.mckim@scorevolunteer.org 

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Substance Use in the Perinatal Period: Zoom

Join for an important workshop focusing on how substances affect perinatal women and their babies. In this workshop, participants will learn how substances affect pregnant and postpartum women, their developing fetuses, and newborns. Presented by Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies. 1.5 CEU hours available.

WHEN: Thursday, Jan 28, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

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SBA Certification Programs: Zoom

Join a presentation on Small Business Certification Programs WOSB & 8(a). Presented by the Florida Women's Business Center, and SBA Business Opportunity Specialists Aimee Perez and Gus Vergara.

WHEN: Thursday, Jan 28, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

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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.

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Palm Beach County Housing Summit: Online

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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Grant Opportunity: Funding for PBC Nonprofits with Innovative Ideas for Families with Young Children

Do you have a local nonprofit and a creative idea to help Palm Beach County families with young children? Do you need a financial boost to make it happen? Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County is proud to announce the creation of Community-Driven Innovation (CDI) Services funding to give communities the chance to determine for themselves what services or supports they need.

CONTACT: The Community-Driven Innovation (CDI) application and guidelines can be found at: https://www.cscpbc.org/types-funding

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PBC Youth Services Accepting Summer Camp Scholarship Applications

The Palm Beach County Youth Services Department is accepting parent applications for summer camp scholarships beginning January 22 through April 2. The Summer Camp Scholarship Program offers eligible children, ages 5-14 and a special population up to age 17, a full scholarship to day camp for the entire summer. It allows parents to work with the knowledge that their children are safe and gives children educational and recreational opportunities for growth.

Application Deadline
WHEN: Friday, April 2, 2021

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Coalition for Independent Living Options is Now Taking Applications for Financial Assistance

CILO has financial assistance available to families who are able to provide verification of disability for one of the household members.

CONTACT: Please see the attached flyer and have eligible individuals/families contact Tara Turene to be screened, 561-966-4288 ext. 108

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LORHN Community Health Advocate is Available to Assist Glades Residents

From Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network: LORHN’s Community Health Advocate is available in the Glades region to screen individuals for health and social needs and work with residents one-on-one to help apply for programs, services, and benefits needed. LORHN staff can help enroll in health insurance, apply for discounted medication, establish a medical home, get help with transportation or housing, apply for financial assistance for home, food, or medical bills, link individuals or families with health care providers, and more.

CONTACT: Call us today to see how we can help you, a family member, or friend (561) 557-9273.

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Receive Free Tax Prep if You Made Less than $66,000

Was your 2020 household income $66,000 or less? You can receive free tax preparation assistance at one of several VITA locations throughout the county! The VITA Program, made possible by the United Way of Palm Beach County, gives you three choices to electronically file your tax return for a fast refund. All options are by appointment only and supported by IRS-certified volunteers.

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Outside the Box Exhibition at the Dolly Hand

The “Outside the Box” exhibition at Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center features original artworks inspired by contemporary and historical attributes of The Glades’ natural and human-made environments, communities, recreational activities, education, arts, culture and industry. Featured artworks are made of diverse materials; from oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings to mixed media works with beads and found objects.

Exhibition Schedule
WHEN: Now until Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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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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PBC Cancels Point-in-Time Homeless Count in 2021 due to COVID

Due to the heightened risks of COVID-19, Palm Beach County will not conduct its
annual Point-in-Time (PIT) count. PIT is a 24-hour count of sheltered and unsheltered
individuals who are experiencing homelessness.

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Mandel Public Library February 2021 Technology Classes

Learning to Drive, Social Media 101, Talk with a Tech, and other technology classes are on offer at the Mandel Public Library!

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FRAC Weekly News Digest

The Food Research & Action Center covers COVID-19 and the role of the federal nutrition programs in its latest news digest.

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EveryParent: Setting Rules Involving Screen Time

With the world going virtual during the pandemic, there's no escaping smartphones, tablets, computers and other devices. That's why it's so important to help your children develop healthy habits when it comes to using technology. Whether it's keeping screen time under control or setting limits on social media, the EveryParent app and EveryParentPBC.org website are your local, trusted resources for expert advice on all things tech and kids.

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Nonprofits First - Community Update Jan 22, 2021

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

Click here to learn more (COVID-19 Resources)
CSC: Monday Morning Update, Jan 25, 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

Other Areas
HomeSafe

CROS Ministries
Other Areas
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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New Passport Services Available at the Palm Beach County Main Library

The Palm Beach County Library System is now an official Passport Acceptance Facility for the U.S. Department of State. The service is by appointment only. Appointments begin Tuesday, Feb. 2 at the Main Library in West Palm Beach.

WHEN: Beginning Tuesday, Feb 2, 2021
WHERE: Main Library, 3650 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
CONTACT: To schedule an appointment, call the Palm Beach County Main Library Passport Acceptance Facility at 561-233-2788.

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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
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 
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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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.

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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.

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

Families First of Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County Public Defenders Office

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