Monday, January 8, 2018
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Mon, Jan 8      7:30 pm     The Modern Gentlemen, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade
Tue, Jan 9        3:00 pm      LORE Meeting , Careersource, Belle Glade
Wed, Jan 10     CLOSING DATE    Healthier Glades Project Director Job Position
Wed, Jan 10     2:00 pm    Community CPR Awareness, Lakeside Medical Center,  Belle Glade
Wed, Jan 10     3:00 pm    Glades STAR Comm. Partners Meeting, Lakeside Medical Center,  Belle Glade
Sat, Jan 13      9:00 am     Pahokee's MLK Day Parade Extravaganza
Mon, Jan 11    7:00 pm       Harvey J Poole Scholarship Banquet, Dolly Hand CAC, Belle Glade
Mon, Jan 15    10:00 am    BG MLK Parade, Lineup at Lake Shore Middle, Belle Glade
Mon, Jan 15    AFTER BG MLK PARADE     Memorial Service, Loading Ramp, Belle Glade 
Glades Area ________________________
HealthierGladesProject Director Sought for Healthier Glades - Job Posting Reopens

~~~ Position Closing Date January 10 ~~~

In 2014, Palm Healthcare Foundation, Palm Beach County's leading public healthcare foundation, announced the launch of Healthier Together, its new community-driven, collaborative, place-based funding approach to solving complex health issues neighborhood by neighborhood in six communities throughout Palm Beach County. 

To lead this important work, Healthier Glades is seeking a passionate, dynamic, detail-oriented professional who can facilitate the collective success of this effort, and serve as a public ambassador for the project. The Project Director will help drive and implement Healthier Together activities in the Glades communities, including strategy, program activities, communications, community engagement and data functions. 

Click here  to read full Job Description 
ModernGentlemanThe Modern Gentlemen are Coming to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center

For the last decade, these four amazing vocalists and dancers have provided all the background vocals and choreography for rock 'n' roll icon Frankie Valli and they are coming to the Dolly Hand! The Modern Gentlemen's own signature style blends modern voices in four-part harmonic perfection with tight, high-energy dance moves to create a thrilling performance of the classic hits of Motown, Pop, Rock, DooWop and of course, The Four Seasons!

WHEN: Monday, January 8, 2018    7:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center - Palm Beach State College's Belle Glade Campus, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430

For more information, call the box office at 561-993-1160 or visit

Click here to learn more
LORELake Okeechobee Regional Economic Alliance Meeting

The Lake Okeechobee Regional Economic Alliance of Palm Beach county, Inc. (LORE) meeting will be held at CareerSource. 

WHEN: Tuesday, January 9, 2018    3:00 p.m.
WHERE:  CareerSource, 1085 S Main Street, Belle Glade, FL 33476
CPRCommunity CPR Awareness by Saving Lives LLC

Saving Lives LLC will be holding a Community CPR Awareness event at Lakeside Medical Center. The event will feature a First Aid, CPR and AED class, and is offered free of charge. 

WHEN: Wednesday, January 10, 2018    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy , Belle Glade, FL 33476

Register at, or call direct at 561-601-8055.

Click here to read flyer
STARGlades STAR Community Partners Meeting

Attention Glades STAR partners: the next Glades STAR Community Partners meeting will be held at Lakeside Medical Center in Belle Glade. 

WHEN: Wednesday, January 10, 2018    3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy , Belle Glade, FL 33476

Click here for the agenda
PahokeeMLKMartin Luther King Jr. Day Parade Extravaganza

Come celebrate and march for the dream with the city of Pahokee in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

Martin Luther King Jr Day Parade 
WHEN: Saturday, January 13, 2018    9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Lineup at 7 a.m.)

For parade and volunteer info call 561-924-5534, ext. 2005, or email

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BGMLKParticipants Wanted: 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Belle Glade

The City of Belle Glade invites you to participate in the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade. This year's theme is "Together We Win with Love and Humanity." If you are interested in entering a float, car, or walking unit in the parade, please complete form in link below. 

Deadline for participants
WHEN: Monday, January 8, 2018

2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade
WHEN: Monday, January 15, 2018   10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Lake Shore Middle School,  425 W Canal St N, Belle Glade, FL 33430 (Parade line-up)

Other events in conjunction with parade:

Harvey J. Poole Scholarship Banquet
WHEN: Thursday, January 11, 2018   7:00 p.m.
WHERE:  The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center - Palm Beach State College, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
COST: $20

Annual MLK Memorial Service
WHEN: Monday, January 15, 2018   (Held immediately after parade)
WHERE: Belle Glade Loading Ramp, Belle Glade, FL 33430 

Click here to learn more
Click here to read about Banquet and Memorial Service events
Glades PATCH Meeting

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 16, 2018    9 :00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE:  The Glades Initiative, Inc.,  141 SE Ave C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
Glades Interagency Network (GIN) Meeting

The Glades Interagency Network's regularly scheduled meeting is as follows:

WHEN: Tuesday, January 16, 2018    11 :00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Bridges at Belle Glade, 33 Ave A, Belle Glade, FL 33430

For more information, contact Shirley Walker at 561-449-6421, or 561-449-1371. 
LEWM Presents: Art Around the Glades

The Lawrence E. Will Museum of the Glades is Proud to Announce: Art Around the Glades, a show of fine and decorative art by the Glades Art Group. The presentation will include music and light refreshments.

WHEN: Thursday, February 15, 2018    6 :00 p.m.
WHERE:  Lawrence E. Will Museum of the Glades,   530 S Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430  

Click here to learn more 
English Exchange Classes at Glades Libraries

Were you born in another country or in the United States and would like to improve your English? If the answer is "yes" the "free" weekly, informal conversational English Exchange class offered by the Adult Literacy Project is just for you! Meet new friends, practice your English skills, and learn from each other.

Belle Glade Branch
WHEN: Sessions are held: Wednesdays    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 N.W. 4th St., Belle Glade, FL 33430 

Loula V. York Library
WHEN: Sessions are held: Thursdays    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Loula V. York Branch Library, 525 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, FL 33476

Click here for more information
Loula V. York Library: Become a Reading Buddy Workshop and Other Events

The Loula V. York Library in Pahokee invites the community to a number of events being held in January. Local teens are invited to participate in this informative workshop, which is a prerequisite for becoming a "Reading Buddy" to children in grades K-5.

Become a Reading Buddy
WHEN: Friday, January 19, 2018   4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Loula V. York Branch, 525 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee 33476

Click here to read about all events happening this month at the Loula V. York Library 
Become a Volunteer Adult Literacy Tutor

Did you know?  Millions of children have never been read a bedtime story. The single greatest indicator of a child's future success is the literacy level of the parents. Thirty six million adults in America struggle to read. Adults who can read and write are more likely to be involved in educating their children. 

Literacy can change lives. You can too! Become a Volunteer Adult Literacy Tutor.  Current teachers, retired teachers, community leaders, aspiring teachers, passionate and patient individuals ... we need you!

For more information please contact Sandra Lusunariz, Adult Literacy Project Coordinator, Belle Glade Branch Library, 561-996-3453.
2018 Black Gold Jubilee Vendor Booth Applications Now Open

It is time to start thinking about The Black Gold Jubilee. This is our 40th anniversary. We are expecting another great event and we hope you will join us. Our date is Saturday, April 14, 2018. In addition to our local entertainment, our amphitheater will have Seven Bridges (an Eagles Tribute Band) and Nashville recording star, Joe Diffie.  
If you have any questions, please e-mail or call us at 561-996-2745 or visit

Click here for vendor application
Lighthouse Cafe - December 2017 Newsletter

News and information from the Lighthouse Cafe in Belle Glade.

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

Palm Healthcare
  • Project Director, Healthier Glades
The Sun
Indeed Jobs

  • 15 Positions Open
  • Recovery Navigator
Grant Opportunities
Mentoring Support Opportunity

The Mentoring Support Opportunity was conceived to help mentoring programs develop additional matches, and help alleviate the wait list of mentees in Palm Beach County. Through the Mentoring Support Opportunity, the United Way of Palm Beach County seeks to support capacity-building efforts that enhance the quality of mentoring programs and increase the number of youth being mentored. The typical Mentoring Support Opportunity mini-grant is between $2,000 up to a maximum of $5,000 (based on available funds) to be used to increase program capacity and become eligible to join the Mentor Center Network.

Application Deadline
WHEN: Friday, January 26, 2018    5:00 p.m.

Mentoring Support Guidelines
Mentoring Support Application
Allegany Franciscan Ministries: 2018 Tau Grant Announcement and Webinar

From Allegany Franciscan Ministries: Our next cycle of Tau Grants will support Organizational Capacity Building. Grant applications should show how the organization aligns with Allegany Franciscan Ministries' mission and strategies. Requests up to $10,000 will be considered.
Organizations with an operating budget of $2 million and over are not eligible for Tau Grants. Please see our website for more information about eligibility and limitations.  We invite you to participate in a webinar about this Tau Grant cycle on January 16, 2018 at 10 am.

Tau Grant Webinar
WHEN: Tuesday, January 16, 2018    10:00 a.m.

Tau Grant Application Deadline
WHEN: Thursday, February 8, 2018    12:00 p.m.

Click here to read more and to find out how to participate in the webinar
Other Areas________________________
SCORE: Strategic Steps to Growing Your Business

SCORE, in partnership with the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, is presenting a multi-program series titled "Strategic Steps to Growing Your Business." Register for this five-session certificate program today. 

First workshop: Financial Management
WHEN: Tuesday, January 9, 2018    9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, 12794 West Forest Hill Boulevard, Suite 19, Wellington, FL 33414
COST: $20 - 40 (this session only)

Click here to learn more
Junior League of Boca Raton Presents: What do Great Leaders Do?

How many Great Leaders have you had the opportunity to work with in your life? If you're like most of us, sadly the answer is "not that many." Even though "great" can be in the eye of the beholder, it turns out there are some common attributes and characteristics that differentiate good from great leadership.

We will be discussing 4 pillars that define great leadership: demonstrate emotional intelligence; build great teams; develop other great leaders; Produce great results. Come prepared to share stories and discuss attributes, and see how you match up against these characteristics.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 9, 2018    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: VCRC, 261 NW 13 Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Click here to learn more
Nonprofits First: Preventing Harassment in the Workplace

Nonprofit organizations are not immune from these workplace issues. Harassment can not only result in lawsuits and damages, but can severely impact employees, compromise the delivery of services to clients and cripple fundraising efforts. This workshop is for executive and human resources leadership of nonprofit organization, and will address all aspects of harassment and bullying in the workplace, as well as required policies and procedures which must be in place and steps your organization can take to ensure a workplace free from unlawful harassment.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 9, 2018    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Nonprofits First, 1818 S Australian Avenue, #450, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
COST: Free (Members), $35 (Non-Members)

Click here to learn more about this event, and other workshops offered
Community Action Board Meeting

The Palm Beach County Community Action Agency's (CAA) mission is to collaborate with other organizations to remove barriers and create opportunities for low-income individuals and families that will enable them to become more self-sufficient. 

P lease be advised of the following upcoming meeting:

WHEN: Tuesday, January 16, 2018    6:00 p.m.
WHERE: 810 Datura Street, Basement Conference Room West Palm Beach, FL 33401

For more information, please contact Grant Compliance Specialist, Doris Davis at
Tax Talk with Anne Gannon: New Tax Planner Guide

From the office of Anne Gannon: Complimentary issues of our new 2018 Tax Planner & Services Guide, Guiding You Through 2018, will be available at all service centers in mid-January. This award-winning publication is a handy resource guide to Tax Collector services, tax transaction tips, frequently asked questions and important payment dates. We've also included a tax planner calendar so you'll never miss a payment deadline.

Click here to read more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, January 8, 2018

Children's Services Council's weekly news and information bulletin. 

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area ___
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

Palm Healthcare
  • Project Director, Healthier Glades
The Sun
Indeed Jobs

  • 15 Positions Open
Rising Leaders Service Learning Project - Request for Proposals

The purpose of this Rising Leaders Service Learning Project RFP is to solicit proposals from nonprofit organizations in Broward and Palm Beach counties who need assistance with mitigating or solving a present challenge within their organization. This is an excellent opportunity for an organization to address a need or complete a project for which there are limited resources available. As a component of Nonprofits First's Rising Leaders program, organizations can expect a team of between 4-6 program candidates to work collaboratively with the organization and other professionals as needed to address the area of concern and identify possible solutions.

Click here to learn more
Previous Postings - Other Areas
FWBC Presents January 2018 Workshops

Registration is open for workshops in January, presented by the Florida Women's Business Center. Workshops include: How Should I Register My Business, Apply to Become a Vendor With the State of Florida, and more. All workshops are free of charge. 

Click here to see all January workshops, and to register
FWBC Anniversary Extravaganza

The Florida Women's Business Center and The Center for Technology, Enterprise & Development invite you to their Anniversary Extravaganza celebrating 12 years of service to women throughout South Florida. 

WHEN: Tuesday, January 30, 2018    1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum, 7901 North Federal Hwy., Boca Raton, FL 33487
COST: $10

Registration is required. For more information contact Victoria or Germaine, 561-265-3790.

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