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~~~ This Week ~~~  
  
                     
Wed, Jan 9  3:00 pm        Glades STAR System of Care Meeting, Lakeside Medical, Belle Glade
Thu, Jan 10  5:30 pm      Housing Insecurities Forum, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade
Fri, Jan 11  7:00 pm         Gospel Concert & Comedy Show, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade
Sat, Jan 12  Time TBA     MLK Day Parade, First Holiness Church, South Bay
Sat, Jan 12  12:00 pm      Business & Tax Service Grand Opening, Belle Glade
Tue, Jan 15  9:00 am      Glades PATCH Meeting, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Glades Area
Glades STAR System of Care Meeting STAR

Attention community partners: Please save the date for the Glades STAR System of Care meeting at Lakeside Medical Center in Belle Glade. 
 
WHEN: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430 
CONTACT: If you have any questions, please call 561-506-7144
Housing Insecurities Forum in Belle Glade HOUSINGINSECURITIES

Join for a conversation about the affordable housing crisis in Palm Beach County. 
 
WHEN: Thursday, January 10, 2019 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE:   Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Call 561-868-3377, or email communityrelations@palmbeachstate.edu for more information; Click here to RSVP
 
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FREE Glades Gospel Concert & Comedy Show COMEDY

The Glades Area Ministerial Association (GAMA) is hosting the FREE Glades Gospel Concert & Christian Comedy Show at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. 
 
WHEN: Friday, January 11 & 12, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. on Jan. 11, 6:00 p.m. on Jan. 12
WHERE:   Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Call 561-755-0770 for more information. 
 
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MLK Day Parade in South Bay MLKSOUTHBAY

New Beginning Community Outreach Ministry shares information about the MLK Day parade in South Bay. 
 
WHEN: Saturday, January 12, 2019
WHERE:  (Parade line-up) First Holiness Church, 125 SW 12th Ave, South Bay, FL 33493
CONTACT INFO: For more parade information and sign up call Barbara at 561-449-3793.
 
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Business & Tax Service Grand Opening GRANDOPENING

Grassroots Consulting Business & Tax Services announces the opening of its Belle Glade location. 
 
WHEN: Saturday, January 12, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE:   Grassroots Consulting Business & Tax Services, 800 West Canal Street-Suite 808, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Call 561-385-4657 for more information
 
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Glades PATCH Meeting PATCH

The Glades PATCH (Planned Approach To Community Health) is a program designed to help the community evaluate, plan and implement health education and disease prevention and intervention programs. PATCH helps promote the health of the community to include social, emotional and physical well-being of its citizens. PATCH is a partnership of concerned citizens and organizations. This partnership provides a forum for identifying health problems affecting the community and mobilizing the community to plan, conduct and evaluate intervention services. The meeting is open to all who wish to join.   
 
WHEN: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
WHERE:  The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430 
Enhancing Governmental Relationships ENHANCING

The City of South Bay invites you to attend: "Enhancing Governmental Relationships" Connecting Government, Economy and Community by "Bridging the Gap" Part II, at the City Chambers. 
 
WHEN: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | 11:00 a.m.
WHERE:   City Chambers, 335 SW 2nd Avenue, South Bay, FL 33493
CONTACT INFO: Please call if you will be attending, 561-996-6751.
 
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Continuing the Community Conversation COMMCONVERSATION

Birth to 22: United for Brighter Futures wants to ensure that all of its young people have the chance to thrive as children and succeed as adults. Now is your chance to help shape the future of youth in Palm Beach County by joining this upcoming community conversation. 
 
WHEN: Thursday, January 17, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE:   Community United Methodist Church, 401 SW 1st St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: To RSVP or more information, contact Lashonda Lacey or Geeta Loach Jacobson at llacey@pbcgov.org or 561-242-5713. 
 
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CareerSource Young Adult Program

The next class of CareerSource's Young Adult Program, for residents ages 17-24, begins Jan. 28, 2019, with an application deadline of Jan. 18, 2019. Develop leadership skills, explore interests and careers, receive money management training and stipend, and more. 
 
Application deadline
WHEN: Friday, January 18, 2019
CONTACT INFO: To apply, visit www.careersourcepbc.com (Youth Services page); for questions, call 561-340-1060 ext 2361. 
 
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Boldin Community Impact: Designer Bags and 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. 
 
WHEN:
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
 
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Career Day Volunteers Needed at Gove

From Gove: We are looking for community members to volunteer to speak about their profession at Gove. You will be asked to give a short 20-minute presentation about your job, education, training, and how you made the transition from school to your current occupation.
 
WHEN:
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
WHERE: Gove Elementary School, 1000 SE Ave G, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Should you have any questions and/or would like to volunteer please contact Michelle Riker, School Counselor at michelle.riker@palmbeachschools.org
 
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Belle Glade Fastbreak League Registration

The City of Belle Glade invites residents to sign up their children for its upcoming basketball league. It is also looking for volunteer coaches - 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.

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Community Connections for Life Opens 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."

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Glades Area Libraries January Activities

Read about all of the upcoming events planned for the Glades Area Branch Libraries in January.    

Click here to see all Glades area library activities for the month
Government Shutdown Affects SCORE


The Small Business Administration administers a Congressional grant which provides SCORE with funding.  Therefore, due to the government shutdown, SCORE offices are closed. We will not be able to provide mentoring services or conduct workshops until the government officially reopens.

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CareerSource - January 2019 Calendar

CareerSource has a slate of programs residents can take advantage of in January. Follow the link to learn more. 

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Take Stock in Children - January 2019 Newsletter

Learn all about National Mentoring Month in this edition of Take Stock in Children's newsletter. 

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, January 7, 2019

This week's Monday Morning Update features trainings, events, and important information for local residents.  

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades
 

  • 21 Positions Open
Other Areas

  • Human Trafficking Caseworker
Other Areas
FREE Trainings at Junior League of Boca Raton

Join us for two complementary trainings with noted speaker, Vicki Clark, on January 8th! Vicki Clark has devoted the past 30 years of her life to building capacity in organizations and inspiring community and business leaders.
 
WHEN: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Vegso Community Resource Center 261 NW 13 Street, Boca Raton FL 33432
CONTACT INFO: Please contact 561-620-2553 for more information
 
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Create Great Fundraising Videos - Nonprofits First

In this interactive workshop, nonprofit storytelling expert Leon Fooksman will teach you how to produce videos your audiences will want to watch and how to avoid the most critical mistakes before you turn on your camera. 
 
WHEN: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
WHERE:   Nonprofits First, 1818 S Australian Avenue, Suite 450, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
CONTACT INFO:  Shari J. Hanglan,  shanglan@nonprofitsfirst.org561-214-7435
 
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Human Trafficking Coalition Meeting

The next meeting of the Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches will be held in West Palm Beach. 
 
WHEN: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Palm Beach Post, 2751 South Dixie HighwayWest Palm BeachFL 33405
CONTACT INFO: For more information contact Laura Cusack at 561-544-7337
How to Use Your Tax Refund to Start a Business

Learn ways for investing your tax return wisely. 
 
WHEN: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Urban League of Palm Beach County, 1700 North Australian Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
CONTACT INFO: For more information contact James Green at 561-355-4702, or by email at jgreen1@pbcgov.org
 
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Diabetes Awareness Day at the Outlets

Are you, a family member, or friend at risk for diabetes? Free risk assessment screenings will be provided during Diabetes Awareness Day, hosted by the Palm Beach Outlets.

WHEN: Saturday, January 19, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Palm Beach Outlets, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT INFO: For more information, contact Debby Walters at  debby@diabetescoalitionpbc.org

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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
 
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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
City of Belle Glade MLK Banquet and Parade

The City of Belle Glade's Dr. MLK Committee is excited to announce the celebratory activities for the 2019 MLK weekend. This year's theme is "Unity in the Glades".
 
MLK Banquet
WHEN: Saturday, January 19, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.
WHERE:   St. John First Missionary Baptist Church, 600 SW 8th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
COST: $25 per ticket

MLK Parade
WHEN: Monday, January 21, 2019 | 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Line up is at Lake Shore Middle School, 425 W Canal St N, Belle Glade, FL 33430

CONTACT INFO: Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased from one of the following persons: Mary Evans 561-983-2425, Raheem Benjamin 561-692-5893, or any member of the Glades Area Ministerial Alliance .
 
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Resurgence in the City at St John First Missionary

Residents are invited to a free event featuring Bishop Marvin Sapp.
 
WHEN: Saturday, January 19, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.
WHERE:   St. John First Missionary Baptist Church, 600 SW 8th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information call 561-900-6062.
 
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Legislative Delegation Public Hearing in Belle Glade

There is still an opportunity to speak before the legislative delegation before the 2019 Session begins. The final public hearing 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.
 
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4th Annual Glades Family Fun Fest

Glades Family Fun Fest returns to Belle Glade for a fourth year.  
 
WHEN: Saturday, February 23, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Lake Shore Park, 1224 SW Avenue E Place, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information or to partner, please call Rico Adona at 561-694-5432.
 
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Glades Community Service Awards

Thrive For a Change of the Palm Beaches, Inc. presents "You Don't Know My Story Glades Community Service Awards". 
 
WHEN: Saturday, February 23, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Coco's Banquet Hall, 691 East Main St, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: For tickets or more information, call Ty Hanna at 561-334-8609
 
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Black Gold Jubilee 2019

This year's Black Gold Jubilee starts with a 5K/10K race, and follows with a parade down Main Street. Food, games, rides and more at Torry Island, with concerts starting at 5:30 p.m., and a fireworks show at dusk. 
 
WHEN:
Saturday, April 6, 2019 | 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

WHERE:   Torry Island Campground and Marina, 5000 W Canal St N, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Call 561-996-6322 for more information
 
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Run to Belle Glade Marathon

Poverty and homelessness are serious matters that effect our communities and our world. Help raise awareness and funds to address these issues in Belle Glade. 
 
WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2019 
WHERE:   To be determined
CONTACT INFO: Call 561-713-0368 for more information
 
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Volunteer for PBC Guardian Ad Litem Program

Would you like to become a Guardian Ad Litem? "Guardian Ad Litem is a state supported program consisting of trained volunteers (21 years of age and older) and professional staff. These volunteers are citizens from the community who now become part of the court process in order to represent and advocate for a child's best interest. Most of these children, now subjects of judicial proceedings, have been removed from their homes because of alleged abuse, abandonment or neglect. In Palm Beach County, there are approximately 1400 children in the system at this time. To be part of Guardian ad Litem, there are no special legal skills necessary- just good common sense and the desire to help abused and neglected children."

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Rising Leaders Service Projects Accepting RFPs

From Nonprofits First: " If your organization needs assistance solving a present challenge, this is an excellent opportunity to address a need or complete a project for which there are limited resources available. Organizations can expect a team of 4-6 Rising Leaders to work collaboratively to address the area of concern and identify possible solutions."

Deadline for RFPs
WHEN: Friday, January 11, 2019

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Great Savings Available at Your Local Library

The Palm Beach County Library System urges cardholders to take advantage of the many free services available. "Why spend money purchasing e-books and audiobooks from Audible and Amazon when you can get them for FREE from the Library. There is no need to pay for a subscription to Pandora or Spotify either ..."

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Palm Beach SCORE Offers Entrepreneurial Mentorship

Learn more about Palm Beach SCORE's three-month workshop program for Palm Beach County entrepreneurs. 

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January Computer Class Schedule, Mandel Library

Mandel Public Library in West Palm Beach publishes its January 2018 computer class schedule.
 
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McKinlay Memo - End of Year Review

Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay reviews the accomplishments of the previous year. 

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December 2018 Edition of 501cNews

Meet the new 2019 class of Nonprofits First's Rising Leaders program, and more in this edition of 501cNews. 

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EveryParent: Family Fun in Palm Beach County

EveryParent offers great family fun ideas beyond just going to the beach. "Did you know your kids can learn archery, go dirt biking, watch manatees swim and visit an old-fashioned pioneer house all without leaving Palm Beach County? Our community has so much to offer, it can be a bit overwhelming. That's why EveryParent brings it all together in one place ..."

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FRAC Weekly News Digest

In the latest issue of the Food Research & Action Center's Weekly News Digest, learn about  the Farm Bill, Proposed Public Charge Rule, and School Meal Nutrition Standards.

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades
 

  • 21 Positions Open
Other Areas

  • Executive Director
Previous Postings - Other Areas
Posting Information: eBlast and Volunteers
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