Monday, January 10, 2022
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Mon-Sat - COVID Testing at various sites throughout the Glades, see listing for locations and times
Tue, Jan 11, 7:00 am - Special Election, see post to access polling locations
Tue, Jan 11, 3:00 pm - The Glades Initiative Pantry of Choice Hours, The Glades Initiative, BG
Tue, Jan 11, 7:00 pm - Drumline Live at Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, BG
Wed, Jan 12, 8:30 am - The Glades Initiative Pantry of Choice Hours, The Glades Initiative, BG
Wed, Jan 12, 10:00 am - ComForCare Hiring Event, Careersource, Belle Glade
Wed, Jan 12, 6:00 pm - Rosenwald Elementary Hosts Oratorical Contest, South Bay
Fri, Jan 14, 7:00 pm - Belle Glade-Pahokee Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Hosts Meeting, Belle Glade
Glades Area
The Glades Initiative Pantry of Choice Hours

We hope that the flexibility of our new “Pantry of Choice” hours helps us to serve you better. You may come to shop in the pantry once per week at any time during open hours. In a “Pantry of Choice”, you choose the foods that you want and need (within guidelines)! Food will no longer be distributed outside.

Required to participate:
• Valid ID or your Glades Initiative Food Pantry ID
• ONE time per week

WHEN: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Tuesday)
  • 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Wednesday)

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 149 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310

Click here to learn more (English)
Click here to learn more (Haitian Creole and Spanish)
COVID Testing Sites in the Glades

COVID Testing Sites Listing

Click below for an updated listing of locations offering COVID testing

WHEN: Monday-Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Florida Department of Health (FDOH) in PBC C.L. Brumback Health Center, 38754 State Road 80, Belle Glade, FL 33430 (near county jail)

WHEN: Monday-Thursday | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Friday | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430

WHEN: Tue & Thu | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Florida Community Health, 170 S. Barfield Highway., #101, Pahokee, 33476

Click here for more information and to access testing sites throughout the county
Jan 11 Special Elections

Election Day is Tuesday, January 11, 2022, in the Special General Election for U.S. Congressional District 20 and Special Primary Election for Florida House District 88. You can find your polling place on your Voter Registration Card or you may enter your voter information at www.votepalmbeach.gov/Voters/Precinct-Finder

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022 | 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more
Drumline Live! at Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center

Drumline Live! was created by the musical team behind 20th Century Fox’s hit movies, “Drumline” and “Drumline: A New Beat”. Complete with dazzling choreography and explosive percussion, Drumline Live! is a thrilling spectacle with musical highlights from hip-hop, American soul, gospel, and jazz to name a few.

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022 | 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Call the box office at 561-993-1160
COST: $29 Adults; $15 Age 17 & under

Click here to learn more
ComForCare Hiring Event in Belle Glade

Are you a caring and passionate individual who wants to help seniors within your community? Are you interested in a career where you can make meaningful connections with people, enjoy a flexible work schedule as well as opportunities for ongoing education and career development? Join for an upcoming hiring event where you will have the opportunity to speak with hiring staff.

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan 12, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: CareerSource Palm Beach County, West Career Center, 1085 S Main Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-829-2040 x2117

Click here to learn more
Rosenwald Elementary Hosts 37th Annual MLK Jr Oratorical Contest

On Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 6:00pm, The 37th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical “Speech” contest will be at Rosenwald Elementary School. Eligible participants are students residing in and/or attending Glades area schools. The students will present their speeches “live and in-person”. A Google Meet link will be available to students, faculty and parents to view the speeches remotely.

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan 12, 2022 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Rosenwald Elementary, 1321 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, South Bay, FL 33493

Click here to learn more
Belle Glade-Pahokee Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Hosts Informational Meeting

The Belle Glade-Pahokee Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is hosting an Informational Meeting for those interested in membership into the Belle Glade-Pahokee Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. for the Spring 2022 Intake.

WHEN: Friday, Jan 14, 2022 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lois D. Lewis/Mary O. Evans Resource Center, 1224 SW Avenue E Place, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For additional information contact Kirk Patrick at 561-983-3930

Click here to learn more
League of Women Voters Present Workshop: 'Beyond Roe: Reproductive Rights in Florida'

Amy Weintraub is the Reproductive Rights Program Director for Progress Florida and chairs the Reproductive Rights Task Force for Florida NOW. A seasoned organizer, Amy has worked most of her adult life identifying, educating, and activating citizens toward social justice.

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022 | 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Online

Click here to learn more
Community Emergency Response Team Training

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as: • Fire Safety • Team Organization • Light Search and Rescue • Disaster Medical Operations CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.

WHEN: Saturday, Jan 22 - Feb 12, 2022
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Jane Fisher, fisherjm@palmbeachstate.edu, 561-868-3561

Click here to learn more
Community Police Relations Forum on Sex Trafficking, by Urban League of Palm Beach County

Join for the virtual COMMUNITY POLICE RELATIONS: Forum on Sex Trafficking. Moderator: Tania Rogers, Anchor/Reporter, WPTV News Channel 5.

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Online
CONTACT: Soulan Johnson, Urban League of Palm Beach County, 561-833-1461, sjohnson@ulpbc.org

Click here to learn more
Mental Health First Aid 1-Day Training for Families and Professionals

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance abuse disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb 15, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Must RSVP by Jan 14, 2022)
WHERE: Online

Click here to learn more
Lead the Fight: Giving Children with Trauma a Voice, by Center for Child Counseling

Join on February 22nd for a virtual, international book reading and conversation about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the power of positive relationships.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb 22, 2022 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Online

Click here to learn more
The Glades Initiative Pantry of Choice Hours

We hope that the flexibility of our new “Pantry of Choice” hours helps us to serve you better. You may come to shop in the pantry once per week at any time during open hours. In a “Pantry of Choice”, you choose the foods that you want and need (within guidelines)! Food will no longer be distributed outside.

Required to participate:
• Valid ID or your Glades Initiative Food Pantry ID 
• ONE time per week

WHEN: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Tuesday)
  • 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Wednesday)

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 149 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310

Click here to learn more (English)
Click here to learn more (Haitian Creole and Spanish)

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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 the 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
PBSC NextGen 2-Week Summer Bridge Program

The Dr. Carey-Shuler Equity Institute is announcing the NextGen Summer Bridge Program. This 2-week program includes up to 7 college credits, self-assessments, college readiness and financial education workshops, fun cultural enrichment activities, and meaningful faculty, staff, and peer networking opportunities for new students. Apply today! Only 250 seats available.

Priority Application Deadline
WHEN: Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Click here to learn more
School Bus Media Contest 2022 - Over $4,600 in Scholarships and Prizes

It’s the 12th Annual School Bus Media Contest for students K-12th grade from Palm Beach County. Create a poster, video or dance with a positive prevention message. Students earn community service hours just for entering any of the three contests.

Deadline
WHEN: Sunday, Jan 16, 2022 | 11:59 p.m.
CONTACT: All details, rules, entry links on https://pbcbusposter.org

Click here to learn more
OCR Survey: Palm Beach County Top Public Health Issues

Thank you for helping Community Partners of South Florida understand what Public Health Issues you think are most concerning for Palm Beach County.

Click here to learn more
2022 Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network Stakeholder Survey

Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network (SEFBHN), in partnership with the Health Council of Southeast Florida (HCSEF), is seeking information on your experiences and awareness of our local mental health and substance use services and resources, from the perspective of someone who is providing services to the community. Completing this survey will help to strengthen our system of care for everyone in our community and ensure that all can access needed care and supports.

Click here to learn more
Solid Waste Authority Recycled Paint Program

Learn how to apply to the Solid Waste Authority's recycled paint program and keep your home looking beautiful.

Click here to learn more
Jim Moran Institute Small Business & Nonprofit Executive Programs

Apply now for the 2022 Fall programs in Palm Beach and Broward County and gain the clarity and knowledge to turn challenges into opportunities.

Click here to learn more
Health Alert Issued for Blue-Green Algae in Three Lake Okeechobee Locations in Palm Beach County

The Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County has issued a Health Alert for the presence of harmful blue-green algal toxins in the Lake Okeechobee RITTAE2, LZ30, and CLV10A water bodies. This is in response to surface water samples taken on January 5th, 2022. The public should exercise caution in and around these areas.

Click here to learn more
Apply to the Advancing Leaders Program from Nonprofits First

The Advancing Leaders program uses didactic instruction and panel discussions to drill down into the hard knowledge and skills needed for upper management, including governance, data-driven leadership, finances and budgeting, HR laws and practices, development, and strategic leadership and innovation. The ideal candidates are individuals who are in or moving into upper-level management positions in an organization.

Click here to learn more
RCMA Belle Glade CDC is Currently Recruiting Children Ages 0-5 Years Old

Attention families who work in agriculture: Do you have an infant or toddler that needs daycare services infant to three years old? Do you have children ages 3-5 years old? RCMA Belle Glade CDC can help prepare your child for school success. Hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: RCMA Belle Glade CDC, 20 Carver Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Maria, Griselda, Wilmide, 561-992-2060

Click here to learn more
Count-e-News: News from Palm Beach County, Jan 6, 2022

Important FCC Announcement, New Testing Sites in Belle Glades, Boynton Beach and Riviera Beach. PBC Day is on its way, Final Adopted Redistricting Map. January events, and more in this issue of Count-e-News.

Click here to learn more
Chamber Chatter: News from BG Chamber of Commerce

Read the Dec 2021 edition of the Chamber Chatter, a newsletter from the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce.

Click here to learn more
Clerk Report: News from Clerk of the Court & Comptroller of Palm Beach County

The Clerk's office celebrates a year of success - learn more by reading the latest edition of Clerk Report.

Click here to learn more
McKinlay Memo: Jan 7, 2022

Commissioner Melissa McKinlay (PBC District 6) shares news from her office.

Click here to learn more
The Friday 5: News from PBC School District, Jan 7, 2022

Learn what the School District of Palm Beach County has been doing by reading the latest issue of The Friday 5.

Click here to learn more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, Jan 10, 2022

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

The Glades Initiative, Inc.

Other Areas
PBC Office of Equal Business Opportunity presents Bank on Your Business

From the Palm Beach County Office of Equal Business Opportunity: "January is Financial Wellness Month. Start 2022 off right! Join us for lunch as local bankers and lending institution leaders share information and tips about keeping your business financially fit!"

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022 | 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Vista Center, 2300 N Jog Road, Room 1W47/1W50, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Click here to learn more
Previous Postings - Glades Area


The Glades Initiative is Hiring!


We are hiring! Do you want to make a difference in the lives of the residents of the Glades? Are you looking for a new career opportunity? Come join us at The Glades Initiative! We are accepting applicants for the following positions:

TO APPLY: Send an email resume and cover letter to jobs@gladesinitiative.org with the word OPERATIONS in the title of the email.

TO APPLY: Send an email resume and cover letter to jobs@gladesinitiative.org with the word SENIOR in the title of the email.
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., 149 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310
Belle Glade Sites Offer Testing; New COVID Testing Site in Boynton Beach

A drive-through COVID-19 testing site will be opened at Caloosa Park, 1300 S.W. 35th Avenue, Boynton Beach, 33426. Enter the site from Congress Avenue, south of Woolbright Road. Testing will start Monday, January 3 and the hours of operation will be 9 A.M. to 5 P.M., 7 days a week until further notice.

Click here to learn more
Updated Policy on the Use of Facial Coverings for County Staff and General Public

From Palm Beach County: "After consulting with the Director of the Florida Department of Health of Palm Beach County, whose data indicates our daily cases, the daily positivity rate and the number of cases per one hundred thousand are on the rise - and in conjunction with the CDC recommendation – effective 12:01 a.m. on January 3, 2022, facial coverings/masks will be required of employees and the public while in all county owned and leased buildings until further notice."

Click here to learn more
PBC Victim Services and Certified Rape Crisis Center Provides Special Events

From Palm Beach County: "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
PBC Elections Report - Jan 11, 2022 Special Election

Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link provides an Elections Report regarding the January 11, 2022, Special General Election for U.S. House of Representatives, District 20, and the Special Democratic Primary Election for Florida House of Representatives, District 88.

Click here to learn more
McKinlay Memo: 2021 End of Year Update

Commissioner Melissa McKinlay (PBC District 6) shares news from her office.

Click here to learn more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, Jan 3, 2022

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

Click here to learn more
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