Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Wed, Jan 22  5:30 pm     How to Use Your Tax Refund to Start a Business, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts, BG
Thu, Jan 23  9:30 am      GTAC Meeting, Pahokee Marina
Thu, Jan 23  6:00 pm      Enhancing Government Relations Meeting, South Bay Chambers
Sat, Jan 25  9:00 am        Mental Health First Aid Training, West Tech, Belle Glade
Glades Area
How to Use Your Tax Refund to Start a BusinessREFUND
Attend a workshop at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center that discusses the following topics: investing your tax refund wisely, 5 types of businesses you can start with your tax refund, getting your business started, and more. 

WHEN: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For more information contact James Green at 561-355-4702 or  jgreen1@pbcgov.org

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GTAC Meets at Pahokee MarinaGTACGTACMARINA
The  guest speaker of this month's Glades Technical Advisory Committee meeting will be Mr. Christopher F. Irizarry, Chief Operating Officer for Foundcare. The presentation will focus on The Importance of Preventative Medicine and Healthcare.

WHEN: Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Pahokee Marina, 190 N Lake Ave, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: If you have any questions, please contact Houston L. Tate, OCR Director, at 233-5303 or  htate@pbcgov.org or Audley Reid, OCR Senior Planner, at 233-5567 or  areid@pbcgov.org

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Enhancing Government Relationships MeetingGOVERNMENTRELATIONS
Leondrae D. Camel, city manager of the city of South Bay, invites you to attend "Enhancing Governmental Relationships" at the city chambers in January. 

WHEN: Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: South Bay City Chambers, 335 SW 2nd Ave, South Bay, FL 33493
CONTACT: RSVP by January 17, 2020, 561-996-6751

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Mental Health First Aid Training MENTALHEALTHFIRST
Mental Health First Aid Training, help trains individual to understand and respond to people in distress. Attendees will be more aware and informed of what Mental illness is and is not. Mental Health First Aid Course teaches people how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses; and substance use disorders in their community and also where they can turn for help. The course will be offered in 2 sessions of two (4 hours, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm). Attendees must complete the full 8 hours in order to receive certification for the course.

WHEN:  Saturday, January 25 and February 1, 2020  | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Bridges at Belle Glade, 33W Ave A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT:  561-992-8210 or email ffrancoeur@cp-cto.org

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Reserve Your Spot for Project Homeless Connect

A message to local organizations: there is still time to join this year's Project Homeless Connect in Belle Glade. 

WHEN:  Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Lake Shore Civic Center, 1224 SW Avenue E Place, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: RSVP by January 31, 2020 by emailing events@homelesscoalitionpbc.org

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Earned $66,000 or Less Last Year, File for Free!

From the United Way of Palm Beach County: Was your 2019 household income $66,000 or less? You can receive free tax preparation assistance at one of our several VITA locations throughout the county! Our VITA Program gives you three choices to electronically file your tax return. All options are confidential, safe and free.

VITA Site at Community Partners Prosperity Center
WHEN:  Tuesdays and Thursdays until April 14, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Community Partners Prosperity Center (located within Bridges at Belle Glade), 33 West Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL 33430

VITA Site at West County Senior Center
WHEN:  Mondays and Saturdays until April 13, 2020  | Monday 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: West County Senior Center, 2916 State Road 15, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Help Fight Sex Trafficking in Only 15 Minutes

Become acquainted with the new series from Shared Hope International that will empower you with new, cutting edge tools to help you fight sex trafficking in only 15 minutes

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Fall 2020 Jim Moran Institute Executive Programs

Free training programs for business owners, CEOs, and nonprofit leaders. Applications accepted through March 31, 2020

WHEN: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 

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Leadership Palm Beach County Weekly News

Catch up with Leadership Palm Beach County to learn how to apply for this year's Leadership Engage Class of 2021, and much more! 

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, January 21, 2020

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council. Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: United Way Launches Taxes Filed Free Campaign, scholarship opportunities, and more!

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Job Opportunities

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Other Areas
Workshop: Strategic Marketing Methods
Is your business maximizing sales through the execution of a strategic marketing plan? Attend this program of five Marketing workshops taught by a group of experienced entrepreneurs. 

WHEN: Tuesday, 21, 28 and February 4, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: SCORE Learning Center, 500 S Australian Ave-Suite 115, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT: Richie Repetti, 561-833-1672, wpbadmin@scorevolunteer.org

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Palm Beach International Airport Projects Workshop
Learn how to bid on airport projects and meet current prime contractors and consultants by participating in the Palm Beach International Airport's 2020 First Quarter Upcoming Projects Workshop. 

WHEN: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: DOA Conference Room, 846 Palm Beach International Airport, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
CONTACT: Please RSVP to Lorraine Gassett at lorrainegassett29@gmail.com or 954-854-1894

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"Money, Power & Purpose" Women's Forum
Learn what actions you can take to align your finances with your future so you can fulfill your dreams and help create the kind of world you want to live in.

WHEN: Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Manatee Lagoon, 6000 N Flager Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33408

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Free Health Literacy Workshop Series
Your Health Matters is a free health literacy workshop series to be presented at four different sites throughout Palm Beach County. 

WHEN: Saturday, January 25, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach County Main Library, 3650 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
CONTACT:  www.hcsef.org, 561-844-4220

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Is Your Financial House in Order, and Other Events from SCORE South Palm Beach
Attend a workshop titled "Is Your Financial House in Order?" and other events presented by SCORE South Palm Beach. 

WHEN: Friday, January 24, 2020 | 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: SCORE South Palm Beach, 7999 N Federal Hwy Ste 201, Boca Raton, FL 33487

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Essential Skills for New Managers
The workshop is designed for those newly promoted or on their way to becoming a manager that would like to learn the fundamentals necessary to assume the new role. The session can also provide experienced managers with a leadership refresher and new insights for growth.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Children's Services Council, 2300 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
CONTACT: Shari J. Hanglan, shanglan@nonprofitsfirst.org, 561-214-7435

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CareerSource Job Fair
From CareerSource: Companies are looking for job seekers just like you! Join us February 12 for a job fair in West Palm Beach and speak with hiring businesses. Priority of service for veterans and persons with disabilities.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Holiday Inn Airport, 1301 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
CONTACT: Contact ttwteam@careersourcepbc.com or 561-340-1060 x2632

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The Power of Women Event
Join a dynamic group of Palm Beach County's professional women CEOs and organizations to learn about resources available to women entrepreneurs, and networking time to build strong, high value alliances with other professionals.

WHEN: Friday, February 21, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Manatee Lagoon, 6000 N Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

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Race for Freedom 5K
Participate in the Race for Freedom 5K Run and Walk event, sponsored by the Palm Beach County Human Trafficking Task Force. 

WHEN: Saturday, February 22, 2020 | 6:30 a.m. (registration), 8:00 a.m. (race start)
WHERE: Micanopy Pavilion-Okeeheelee Park, 7715 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33413

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Philanthropy Tank's Live Event
From Philantrhropy Tank: We are pleased to announce the 8 projects that will be presented during our 5th Annual Live Finals Event. The presentations will take place on stage, in-front of a live audience and streamed to the world, as our Philanthropist-Investors decide which projects they will mentor, award, and how much funding these teens will receive for their community betterment idea.

WHEN: Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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R.E.A.C.H. 2020: Employment Access & Career Hiring
R.E.A.C.H. is an interactive business-to-business conference that provides real-life experiences and a practical guide on best practices for hiring, training, and retaining individuals with disabilities. 

WHEN: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Holiday Inn Airport, 1301 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
CONTACT: Learn more at www.careersourcepbc.com

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
5th Annual Glades Family Fun Fest
Families are invited to the 5th Annual Glades Family Fun Fest at Louis Butts Park in Belle Glade. This free family event includes bounce houses, rock climbing walls, DJ/dancing, jumbo games, community resources, and more.

WHEN:  Saturday, February 22, 2020  | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Louis Butts Park (Lake Shore Park), 1224 SW Ave E , Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT:  Sarah Thompson, 561-966-7054

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Grant Opportunity: PBC NEAT Grant

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

Mandatory Pre-Application Conference
WHEN: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach County Vista Center (Room 1E 58/59), 2300 N Jog Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
CONTACT: Reserve attendance by registering at: https://2021ocrneatgrant.eventbrite.com.  Please contact Chrystal Mathews, NEAT Grants Program Manager, at cmathews@pbcgov.org if you do not receive a timely confirmation of your registration.

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Prime Time Post: January 6 Newsletter

Find new job opportunities, events, program offerings and more in the Prime Time Post!        

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, January 13, 2020

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council. Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: Register your 4-year-old for VPK, News and updates from Drowning Prevention Coalition, and more!

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Job Opportunities

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Previous Postings - Other Areas
"Broadway Musicals" at 2020 Great Charity Challenge
The public is invited to a Saturday night lights event at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington. Free general admission and parking. 

WHEN: Saturday, February 1, 2020 | 6 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, 13500 Southshore Blvd, Wellington, FL 33414
CONTACT: Anne Caroline Valtin, 727-678-8677, or acv@greatcharitychallenge.com

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Supervisor of Elections, "Get Ready to Vote" Event
Supervisor of Elections representatives will help prepare you for the upcoming 2020 election
season with information on different ways to cast your vote, upcoming election dates and
understanding closed primaries. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice voting on the
new voting equipment that will be used in upcoming elections. (60 min.) Preregister.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3453

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Fearless Caregiver Conference
Find the money, support, and resources you need now: get family members to help, interact with caregiving experts, have your questions answered, etc.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Carolyn Sims Center, 225 NW 12th Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 34435
CONTACT: Register at caregiver.com. Questions? Call 954-362-8126.

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"Confronting Human Trafficking"
Attend a showing of Place of Hope film "Invisible". Learn how you can be a part of the solution and the how, why, where and who of Human Trafficking in our county. 

WHEN: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Community of Hope, 14055 Okeechobee Blvd, Loxahatchee, FL 33470
CONTACT: Register at communityofhope.church/trafficking

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