Monday, January 27, 2020
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Thu, Jan 30  1:00 pm       Grand Opening, Habitat for Humanity, Belle Glade
Thu, Jan 30  1:00 pm        English Exchange, Belle Glade Library
Thu, Jan 30  7:00 pm       The Jason Bishop Show, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade
Fri, Jan 31  11:00 am        English Exchange, Pahokee Library
Wed, Feb 5  5:30 pm         Sail Away: Black History Month Celebration, Pahokee Library
Glades Area
Grand Opening of Habitat for Humanity BG OfficeHABITAT

Join Habitat for Humanity for the grand opening of their new office in Belle Glade. 

WHEN:  Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
WHERE: Habitat for Humanity, 1085A S Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Please RSVP to Ashley Cacicedo at by January 22, 2020

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English Exchange at Glades Area LibrariesEXCHANGE

Make new friends and practice speaking English! Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills.

WHEN:  Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

WHEN:  Friday, January 31, 2020  | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Loula V. York Branch, 525 Bacom Point Rd, Pahokee, FL 33476

CONTACT: Brenda Gonzalez at 561-996-3453
The Jason Bishop Show at Dolly Hand Cultural ArtsBISHOP

From his breathtaking Double Levitation to his cutting-edge Op-Art and Plasma illusions, Jason Bishop features stunning & original state of the art magic. He will be performing at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. 

WHEN:  Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-993-1160

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Sail Away: Black History Month CelebrationSAIL

Be inspired by the lyrical poems of Langston Hughes and the vibrant art of Ashley Bryan, at this celebration of their collaborative work, "Sail Away." Refreshments provided (60 mins). 

WHEN:  Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 5:30 p.m. 
WHERE: Loula V York Branch Library, 525 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: 561-924-5928

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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

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"Tee-Off for Kids" Fundraising Golf Tournament

Palm Beach State College's Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center Advisory Board is excited to announce that its inaugural "Tee-Off for Kids" fundraising golf tournament will be held at the Belle Glade Municipal Golf Club in February. Proceeds from the tournament will help to fund arts-based educational outreach programs in our local schools.

WHEN:  Saturday, February 15, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. 
WHERE: Belle Glade Municipal Golf Course, 2619 W Canal St N, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Information is available at the Belle Glade Municipal Golf Course, on the theatre's website at or by calling the Dolly Hand box office at 561-993-1160

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PBC Victim Services "Coffee & Conversation"

This focus group will inform strategies for increasing access to free services for sexual assault survivors in the Glades. Continental breakfast will be served. 

WHEN:  Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Holly Carotenuto, PBCVS Sexual Assault Outreach Coordinator,, 561-625-2526

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Nonprofit Security Grant Program Webinars (NSGP) for Nonprofit Partners

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate, in partnership with the DHS Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives, invites faith-based, community, and nonprofit partners to participate in one of the upcoming webinars regarding the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). The Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 NSGP will provide $90 million in funding support to nonprofit organizations for security related activities.

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RFP: PBC Home Investment Partnerships Program

The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds are to provide financial assistance to Community Housing Development Organization (CHDOs) for the creation of affordable rental or homeownership housing through new construction or acquisition and/or rehabilitation of residential property. This RFP will make available $1,211,286 for CHDO Reserve, and up to $100,000 for CHDO operating funds.

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Stay Informed on PBSC Activities

Keep in touch with the happenings at the Belle Glade Campus of Palm Beach State College as well as receive college-wide information by liking and/or following their social media pages.

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Glades Area Libraries February 2020 Activities 

Read about upcoming Glades Area Library events planned for February 2020.         

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, January 27, 2020

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council. Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: apply for summer camp scholarship, funding opportunity, and more!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 
Other Areas
Computer & Career Classes at Mandel Library
Improve your computer and career skills by attending classes at the Mandel Public Library. Click below for the full February 2020 schedule.

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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, January 28 & 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,

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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,, 561-214-7435

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Corps Announces January LOSOM Project Meeting

The Lake Okeechobee LOSOM Project Delivery Team Meeting will be held at South Florida Water Management District headquarters in West Palm Beach. The public is welcome to listen and provide input during public comment periods. You may also attend via the online web meeting (click below for details). 

WHEN: Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: South Florida Water Management District Headquarters-Governing Board Auditorium, 3301 Gun Club Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 

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"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

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Haitian American Culture Collaborative
Three civic responsibility and engagement seminars will be held at the Delray Beach Public Library in Delray Beach. 

Civic Responsibility and Engagement
WHEN: Saturday, February 1, 2020 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Immigration Issues & Temporary Protection Status (TPS)
WHEN: Saturday, February 15, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The U.S. Census
WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Delray Beach Public Library, 100 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444
CONTACT: For more information please contact Arlene Ustin at email:

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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 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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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

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
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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Previous Postings - Other Areas
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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