Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Tue, Jan 22  9:00 am        GED Program, CareerSource, Belle Glade
Wed, Jan 23  5:30 pm      Mindfulness Meditation, Pahokee Library      
Thu, Jan 24  10:30 am     Diabetes Self Management, Padgett Island, Pahokee
Sat, Jan 26  5:00 pm        Designer Bags and Bingo, Town Center Cafe, Pahokee
Mon, Jan 28  2:00 pm       Legislative Delegation, Lakeside Medical Center, Belle Glade
Glades Area
GED Program at CareerSource GED

Need your high school diploma (equivalent)? Register for CareerSource's GED Program today.
WHEN: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 (Monday-Thursday) | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE:  CareerSource, 1085 S Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, contact Lisa at 561-829-2040 ext 2105
Click here to view flyer
Mindfulness Meditation at Pahokee Library MINDFULNESS

Professor Mindy Yale of Palm Beach State College Lake Worth will offer mindfulness tips, resources, and a guided meditation as we ease into the new year. Refreshments provided. 
WHEN: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | 5:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Loula V. York Branch, 525 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: For more information, call 561-924-5928
Click here to view flyer
Living Healthy Diabetes Self-Management Workshop LIVINGHEALTHY

Attend a free Diabetes Self-Management Workshop at Pahokee Housing (Padgett Island).  
WHEN: Thursday, January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, 24, 2019 | 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Pahokee Housing-Padgett Island, 899 Padgett Circle, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: For more information, call 561-844-4220 Ext 2600 or 1500
Click here to learn more
Boldin Community Impact: Designer Bags and Bingo BINGO

Residents are invited to play bingo and have a chance to win designer bags. Proceeds will benefit scholarships for Glades Area students and service projects for Boldin Community Impact. 
Saturday, January 26, 2019 | 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Town Center Cafe, 129 N Lake Avenue, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: Contact Christine Boldin at 561-281-5532, or via email at boldincommunityimpact@gmail.com
Click here to learn more
Legislative Delegation Public Hearing in Belle Glade LEGISLATIVE

The final public hearing of the Legislative Delegation before the 2019 session begins will be held at Lakeside Medical Center in Belle Glade. 
WHEN: Monday, January 28, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the delegation office at 561-355-2406 or email Christine Shaw, Executive Director at  CShaw1@pbcgov.org.
Click here to learn more
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training YOUTHMENTAL

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

WHEN: Thursday, January 31, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Bridges of Belle Glade, 33 West Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, contact Nancy.Reese@palmbeachschools.org

Click here to learn more
Farewell Angelina is Coming to the Dolly Hand

Named after a haunting Bob Dylan song, Farewell Angelina is an all-female country group with four powerhouse vocalists, dynamic songwriters and accomplished multi-instrumentalists.
WHEN: Friday, February 1, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For tickets, call the box office at 561-993-1160 or visit www.dollyhand.org (service charges apply)
Click here to learn more
An Evening of Christian Comedy with Aunt Flossie

Enjoy an evening of Christian comedy at Glades Central High School. Proceeds to benefit Pillar Community Foundation Inc. 
WHEN: Saturday, March 2, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Glades Central High School, 1001 SW Avenu e M, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For tickets, call 561-628-2495
COST: VIP Reception and VIP Seating is $20
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Talking about HIV and STDs, HCSEF

The Health Council of Southeast Florida will be at Pahokee Housing Authority-Padgett Island every Tuesday to talk about HIV and STDs and provide information on resources for care.

WHEN: Every Tuesday | 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee Housing Authority-Padgett Island, 899 Padgett Circle, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: Visit, call or email Joanna Peluso with any questions at 561-323-0381

Click here to learn more
Belle Glade Basketball and Cheer - Register Now

The City of Belle Glade invites residents to sign up their children for its upcoming basketball league. It is looking for volunteer coaches, as well, background checks required. Leagues include boys and girls, ages 6 to 15. Games are played Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Call the City of Belle Glade for more information. The city is also accepting registration for its Shining Stars Cheer program. 

CONTACT INFO:  For more information, contact the City of Belle Glade Parks & Rec Department at 561-996-0100 ext 4148

Click here to view flyer (basketball)
Click here to view flyer (cheer)
Lakeside Raises Funds in Honor of Sandra Chamblee

From Lakeside Medical Center: "The Komen Race for the Cure has special meaning for us this year. We are dedicating our team in memory of our dear friend and LMC Board member,  Sandra Chamblee.  Sandra beat breast cancer twice in recent years, driving herself to radiation treatments, determined to win the fight. She was the first to call several LMC employees when they received their breast cancer diagnosis helping and encouraging them to fight.  So now, we fight in her memory."

Please donate to her page by going to:  http://bit.ly/sandrachamblee (all donations will remain in the Glades).

CONTACT INFO: For more information, contact Terri Calsetta at 561-996-6751

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2020 Census Jobs Available in Your Community

U.S. Census: "Working with the 2020 Census is a flexible job that you can fit in with your existing commitments. It's the perfect way to supplement your income while helping make history."

CONTACT INFO:   To apply, click here

Click here to learn more 
List of Resources for Furloughed Federal Employees

Because of the federal government shutdown, individuals and families in the community may be struggling more than usual.  The following link contains  resources that may be helpful for those needing additional assistance. 

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WPB Housing Authority Accepting Online Application for Veterans

The WPBHA will open its Project Based Wait List for VETERANS ONLY, on Friday January 18th, 2019 for the following newly built development: Royal Palm Place - one and two bedrooms. The head of household must be a Veteran 62 years of age or older to apply.

WHEN: Beginning Friday, January 18, 2018
CONTACT INFO: Interested applicants must apply on this website: www.wpbha.org

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Volunteers Needed - PBC Point-in-Time Count

The Division of Human and Veteran Services is conducting its Point-In-Time Count from January 24 to January 25 with the goal to identify all of the individuals and families who are facing homelessness in Palm Beach County. This information will provide vital information to use when obtaining funding to support programs in the County. Multiple times and locations are available.

CONTACT INFO:   To register go to: www.thehomelessplan.org

Click here to learn more 
PBC Summer Camp Scholarship Program

The Summer Camp Scholarship Program provides full-tuition and fees for summer camp for children residing in families with income at or below 150% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. It gives children educational and recreational opportunities for growth. Parents may choose from participating camps in Palm Beach County.

CONTACT INFO:   For more information, contact Jacqueline Burke,  Program Coordinator,  561-242-5738, or   YSD-Summercamp@pbcgov.org

Click here to learn more (in English, Haitian Creole, and Spanish)
Grant Opportunity: Everglades Training Program

As the workforce needs of the state change, opportunities for new skills training for residents is important to maintain and to grow communities. The Florida Legislature created and funded the Everglades Training Program to provide tuition grants and employer-based grants for nonagricultural occupational training.

CONTACT INFO:  To apply online, visit www.FloridaJobs.org/EvergladesTrainingProgram

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Leadership PBC Class of 2020 - Apply Today

Leadership Palm Beach County: "We are now accepting applications for the Leadership Engage class of 2020. Since 1983, our flagship program has existed to unite and educate our county's most promising leaders. 

CONTACT INFO:  To apply online, visit https://www.leadershippbc.org/
EveryParentPBC - Resource for Parents

It's hard for kids to stay motivated (and parents to keep cheering them on) halfway through the school year. That's why EveryParent offers tons of strategies to help you help your child continue to have a successful year. This week's newsletter provides valuable information for calming test anxiety, addressing homework struggles, and more!
Click here to read newsletter
PBSC Corporate & Continuing Education Newsletter

From PBSC: "The Workforce Education staff at Palm Beach State College would like to welcome you into 2019 with our new newsletter. For some, this will be another way to learn about our services and the role we play within the community to offer Workforce education."
Click here to read newsletter
Prime Time Friday Forecast - January 18, 2019

Learn more about Prime Time PBC, its upcoming Afterschool Symposium, Resource Fair and more!
Click here to read newsletter
CSC: Monday Morning Update, January 22, 2019

This week's Monday Morning Update: resources available for those affected by the Federal Government Shutdown, PBSO Scout Patch program, and more!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • 15 Positions Open
Other Areas

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Other Areas
Boy Energy in Play Therapy Workshop

'Boy Energy in Play Therapy' will begin with a review of the three stages of boyhood, the role of testosterone, and the differences between boys' and girls' brains.  Specific activities and strategies for working with boys will be explored. 

WHEN: Friday, January 25, 2018 | 9:00 a.m.
WHERE:  Quantum Foundation, 2701 N Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
CONTACT INFO:  Dominika Nolan,  Center for Child Counseling, Inc.,  561-244-9499 ext12

Click here to learn more 
2019 Great Charity Challenge 

The 2019 Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments will be held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington. 

WHEN: Saturday, February 2, 2018 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, 13500 Southshore Blvd, Wellington, FL 33414
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please visit www.greatcharitychallenge.com

Click here to learn more 
PBCMS Future of Medicine Summit XII

This year's Future of Medicine Summit will be held at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. 

WHEN: Thursday, February 7 & 8, 2018 | 5:00 p.m. (Feb. 7), 8:00 a.m. (Feb. 8)
WHERE: Kravis Center-The Cohen Pavilion, 701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please contact Katherine Zuber at 561-433-3940 ext. 102, or katherinez@pbcms.org

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Conference: Sistas Organizing to Survive

Triple -H- Community Center, The Department of Health-Palm Beach County, Community AIDS Network (CAN), Planned Parenthood, FoundCare and Palm Beach County-Community Services, Ryan White Program are working together to host a health and educational awareness/empowerment blow-out "Sista Organizing to Survive (SOS) mini conference.
WHEN: Friday, March 29, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Mounts Botanical Gardens, 531 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415
CONTACT INFO: For more information, contact Linda Warren, 561-547-6852
Click here to learn more
Previous Postings - The Glades Area
Food Assistance for Furloughed Federal Employees

Any residents of the Glades who are furloughed federal employees in need of assistance with food can contact Sandy at The Glades Initiative for assistance from our Food program.
CONTACT INFO:  For questions, contact Sandy at 561-996-3310 
Super Bowl Senior Watch Event

Come out to West County Senior Center and celebrate with friends and neighbors. Pre-registration required. 
WHEN: Sunday, February 3, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
WHERE:  West County Senior Center, 2916 State Road 15, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, call 561-996-4808
Click here to learn more
Story Nights and Black History Month Events

From PBC Library System: "In branches throughout the entire county we will be offering events that honor the heritage, contributions and achievements of the African American community. Join us for book discussions, musical performances, films, African American
genealogical research, and much more. With over 20 events being offered, there will be something for all ages and interests."

Black History Month Story Nights with BG Vice Mayor Mary Ross Wilkerson
WHEN: Tuesday, February 5 & 19, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: 561-996-3453

Click here to see full schedule of events
PBC Commissioner Will Host Town Hall Meeting

Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay has announced she will hold a town hall meeting in the Glades in March. 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Belle Glade Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
Click here to learn more
Vendors Wanted for Black Gold Jubilee 2019

The 2019 Black Gold Jubilee will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019. If you are interested in being a vendor at this year's event, please complete and return the attached vendor booth application. 
WHEN: Saturday, April 6, 2019
WHERE:  Torry Island Campground, 5000 W Canal St N, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, call 561-996-2745
Click here to access vendor application
Scholarship Opportunity: LGBTQ HS Seniors

The  Palm Beach County Human Rights Council (PBCHRC)  is accepting applications for the  Daniel S. Hall Social Justice Award  -- a college scholarship available to graduating LGBTQ high school seniors from Palm Beach County. 

WHEN:  Applications are due no later than midnight March 15, 2019

Click here to learn more
Scholarship Opportunity: Nursing Scholarship

Palm Health Foundation partners with The George Snow Scholarship Fund to annually provide a needs-based scholarship program that encourages individuals in the community to enter and advance in the nursing profession. 

WHEN:  Scholarship applications are accepted November 1, 2018 - February 1, 2019

Click here to learn more
Scholarship Opportunity: Computer Scholarship

PC Professor has been approved to participate in a 2019 job-training grant to help provide technology skills to the South Florida workforce. This is a limited time opportunity and applications will be processed in the order in which they are received. For participants who qualify, all expenses and services will be covered including tuition, books, registration fees, job placement assistance, phone support, lab time and certification vouchers.

Click here to learn more
Free HP Cartridges for Tax Exempt Organizations

Free HP cartridges are available to tax exempt organizations, please call The Glades Initiative if you would like and can use the following: HP45, HP56, HP57, HP60, HP78, HP95, Office Jet 88 - Black, Yellow, Cyan & Magenta.

CONTACT INFO: Please call The Glades Initiative at 561-996-3310
Taxes Filed Free Campaign

United Way of Palm Beach County has partnered with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to bring free tax preparation service to those in our community with an annual household income of $66,000 or less in 2018 and focus on those who may be eligible to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) of up to $6,431. VITA sites will open on Monday, January 28, 2019. 

Click here to learn more
Hardship Guide & Hotline for Furloughed Federal Employees

The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County presents the 2019 Hardship Guide for Furloughed Federal Employees and a Helpline for employees residing in Palm Beach County impacted by the shutdown. 

Click here to read Hardship Guide
Click here to learn about Helpline
Community Connections for Life, CMHC, New Location

"Community Connections is proud to announce the location of our brand new facility now located on Southwest 16th Street in Belle Glade, in the Citi Trends Plaza next to Boost Mobile. Community Connections is now accepting new applications for clients 5-17. FREE to Medicaid Participants, and Transportation is provided. Please see the attached forms for more information as well as our upcoming activities."

Click here to learn more about the programs of Community Connections for Life
AA Meetings Available in Pahokee

Regular Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings are held three times a week at First United Methodist Church of Pahokee. 

WHEN: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (ongoing) | 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: First United Methodist Church of Pahokee, 491 East Main St, Pahokee, FL 3376
CONTACT INFO: Call 561-924-7241

Click here to learn more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, January 14, 2019

This week's Monday Morning Update features local resources available for those affected by the Federal Government Shutdown, and festivals and more for Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Palm Beach County. 

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • 21 Positions Open
Previous Postings - Other Areas
Save the Date: 2019 Race to Equity Summit

My Brother's Keeper Network (MBK) in partnership with Birth to 22: United for Brighter Futures, brings forth the 2019 Race to Equity Summit: Facing, Embracing and Leading with Equity. As a community, Palm Beach County recognizes the vital importance of collective convening, connecting and collaborating to address the systemic barriers that limit opportunity for communities of color.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 20 & 21, 2019
WHERE:  Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee BlvdWest Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT INFO:  Please visit www.MBKPBC.com for more information
Click here to read flyer
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Posting Information: eBlast and Volunteers
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. Advertise

*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

Check the Glades Community Calendar 
for additional activities scheduled in
the Glades area
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