Monday, July 1, 2019
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Ongoing                                  Medical Interpreter Training - In the Glades - Accepting Applications
Ongoing                                   Free Summer Meal Sites, Glades area
Mon, July 1 & 2  7:30 pm        New Birth Anniversary, New Birth Deliverance, Belle Glade
Thu, July 4  4:00 pm               Belle Glade Fourth of July Celebration
Thu, July 4  6:00 pm               Pahokee's Fourth on the Marina
Glades Area
Find Out Where to Get Free Nutritious Meals This Summer in the Glades FREEMEALS
Summer BreakSpot provides nutritious meals at no cost to children 18 and under while school is out for the summer. Many meal sites are located at places like parks, libraries and churches and offer breakfasts, lunches, snacks or supper. Below is a listing of locations in the Glades. 

Click here for a listing of Glades sites
Click here for more information
New Birth Celebrates 19 Years Pastoral/Church Anniversary CHURCHANNIV
New Birth Deliverance Baptist will be celebrating 19 years of pastoral/church anniversary. The church invites residents to celebrate with them. Featured speakers on both nights.

WHEN:  Monday, July 1 & 2, 2019 | 7:30 p.m. each night
WHERE: New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church, 1650 S Main St, Belle Glade, FL. 33430
CONTACT: For more information, call 786-266-1818

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Belle Glade's Fourth of July Celebration BGFOURTH
The public is invited to the City of Belle Glade's 4th of July Celebration at Torry Island. Waterslides and games for the kids, barbeque, golf cart parade, The Motowners and more!

WHEN:  Thursday, July 4, 2019 | 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Torry Island Campground and Marina, 5000 W Canal St N, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Pahokee's Fourth on the Marina PAHOKEEFOURTH
The City of Pahokee invites you to come celebrate the Fourth of July with a evening of fun and family! Get ready for the fun and fireworks scheduled at Marina.

WHEN:  Thursday, July 4, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (fireworks at 9 p.m.)

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Situational Awareness Training for Seniors
This program is for older adults concerned about personal safety. This 2-hour workshop covers non-contact safety techniques specifically tailored to senior citizens,  designed especially for the elderly individual that cannot or does not want to undertake demanding self-defense training but wants the self-confidence of knowing what to do in a bad situation. 

WHEN: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
WHERE: West County Senior Center, 2916 State Road 15 , Belle Glade, FL 33430

Mobile Clinic Visits the Glades in July
The Health Care District's Mobile Clinic will be visiting the Glades area in July. 

WHEN: Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Belle Glade Loading Ramp,  500 SW Ave C Place, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For more information, contact Millie Rodriguez at 561-578-2916 or  [email protected]

Thank You Party & Line Dancing
Slide to the left, slide to the right and slide right into some new line dances with Ms. Elaine. An ice cream sundae station will also help you stay cool. 

WHEN:  Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3453

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Pahokee Back to School Bash 2019

From the city of Pahokee: Join us as we prepare our kids to return to school for another awesome year of learning and growth. Fun, prizes, give-a-ways, bookbags, school supplies, music, food and so much more!

WHEN: Saturday, August 10, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee High School Gymnasium,  900 Larrimore Rd, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: 561-924-5534

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Call for Nominations - Hats Off Nonprofit Awards

The Hats Off Nonprofit Awards honor Palm Beach County nonprofit organizations, staff and volunteers who are dedicated to the business of doing good in our community. 

Deadline for Nominations
WHEN: Thursday, August 14, 2019 | 5:00 p.m.
CONTACT INFO: Charlotte Gill, [email protected]

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Registration for Palm Beach County Back to School Bash - for Mobile Home Park Residents Only

In order to participate in the Palm Beach County Back to School Bash, you must register, and also be a resident living in a Mobile Home Park. Registrations can be completed online at:  

Palm Beach County Back to School Bash
WHEN: Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: West Technical Education Center, 2625 NW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Vernell Williams-Desrosier, 561-829-4632

Click here to learn more
Know Your Rights: What to do if ICE Agents Show up at Your Door

Please read information in various languages to know what to do in the event that Immigrations and Customs Enforcement shows up at your door.

Click here to learn more (in English and Spanish)
RCMA Belle Glade Now Accepting Applications

We are now accepting applications for EHS/MSHS/CCP,  Head Start, VPK and School Readiness classrooms - for children 6 weeks to 4 years of age. 

WHERE: RCMA Belle Glade CDC, 20 Carver Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-992-2062, EHS/MSHS/CCP: 6 weeks to 3 year old-Griselda Villarreal, Head Start - 3 year old to 5 years old-Maria Gonzalez, School Readiness/VPK - Amanda Garcia

Click here to learn more (in English and Spanish)
Learn about PBC's New Opportunity Zone Website

The Opportunity Zone Program is an economic development tool designed to spur economic development and job creation in economically distressed communities. Updates include links to business and housing-related resources for investors and developers, and more.

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CareerSource July 2019 Calendar

CareerSource has a number of events and programs to aid local job seekers - see their July 2019 calendar for more information.

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Belle Glade Branch Library: July 2019 Activities

Check out all of the planned activities at the Belle Glade Branch Library for the month of July!

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Training Scholarship: Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act

CareerSource is offering its Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act Training Scholarship to qualified candidates. Click on link below for application form, and to learn more. 

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Register for Upcoming Conference Calls and Webinars

The Food Research & Action Center shares information on upcoming conference calls and webinars. Click on the link to find out more

Click here to read about upcoming FRAC events
501cNews: Nonprofits First's June 2019 Newsletter

Nonprofits First shares its June 2019 Newsletter. Read their June spotlight story, and learn about their latest graduates of their Rising Leaders Class. 

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, July 1, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council: Council CEO accepted into Leadership Florida Cornerstone Program, Summer Immunization Campaign, and much more!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 

Other Areas
Score Presents Three Workshops
SCORE Palm Beach presents three workshops: Financial Forecasting for your Business Plan, Introduction to Business Ownership, and Refocusing in a Changing Environment. 

Financial Forecasting for your Business Plan
WHEN:  Tuesday, July 2, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Score Learning Center,  500 S Australian Ave- Suite 115,  West Palm Beach, FL 33401  

Free: Introduction to Business Ownership
WHEN: Saturday, July 13, 2019 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach Gardens Library, 11303 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 

Free: Refocusing in a Changing Environment
WHEN: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Keiser University (Flagship Campus), 2600 N Military Trail-Turner Building-Room 206, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

CONTACT: Larry Ornstein,  SCORE Palm Beach,  [email protected] 561-833-1672  

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Human Trafficking Meeting in July - Location Change
From the Human Trafficking Coalition: We will continue to meet at Mount Botanical Garden, but will be in a different building this month. The meeting will be held at the Clayton Hutcheson Complex, usually referred to as the Ag Center, in Exhibit Hall A.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Clayton Hutcheson Complex, 559 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415

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PBC Clerk Free DIY Workshops
Are you representing yourself in court? The Clerk & Comptroller's Self-Service Center hosts free workshops each month on a variety of topics.

Sealing and Expunging Your Criminal History Record
WHEN: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Main Courthouse, First Floor Cafeteria, 205 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Landlord/Tenant Eviction
WHEN: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: North County Courthouse, Law Library, 3188 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Click here for more information and to read the PBC Clerk Newsletter
Hot Topic Luncheon: A Whole New World
Glenn Jergensen, executive director of the Palm Beach County Tourism Development Council, speaks at this month's Hot Topic Luncheon. Mr. Jergensen's topic is, A Whole New World: Economic and Other Impacts of Tourism on Palm Beach County.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Atlantis Country Club,  190 Atlantis Blvd,  Lake Worth, FL  33462

Click here for more information and to read the League of Women Voters' Newsletter
Previous Postings - The Glades Area
Medical Interpreter Training - In the Glades - Accepting Applications
This is a 40-hour basic training for bilingual individuals interested in medical or community interpreting. Participants must attend all 5 days to complete the course. Topics covered: Consecutive Interpretation; Specialized Terminology, such as Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology; Common Medical Problems; Code of Ethics; Multicultural Awareness; Interpreter Skill Development. Scholarships are available 
WHEN:  Monday, August 5 - 9, 2019   (Monday - Friday); early registration ends Friday, July 19, 2019  | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430

For information, please see flyer,  click here
For Application,  click here
For additional questions, call 561-996-3310, or email   [email protected]
Enroll Today: Home Health Aide Classes
Home Health Aide classes begin in August - enroll today! Scholarships are available. 

WHEN:  Monday, August 26, 2019
WHERE: West Technical Education Center, 2625 NW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Medical Sciences at West Tech, 561-829-4620

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Health Outreach at the Loading Ramp
Heart, Health , & Healing Ministries, Inc., Florida Department of Health, AIDS HEALTH FOUNDATION, Planned Parenthood, Crossing Bridges of the Palm Beaches are collaborating  to provide f ree HIV/STI testing, haircuts, vision, dental screenings, diabetes and hypertension screenings, Drowning Prevention, Early Learning Coalition, free food, music and more.  

WHEN:  Saturday, July 20, 2019 | (time to be announced)
WHERE: Loading Ramp, 500 SW Ave C Place, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Caroline Hill, 561-766-1769
Flipany Mobile Van Summer Hours and Locations

Free summer meals will be provided throughout the Glades by Flipany's Mobile Van.   FLIPANY is an approved Meal Sponsor for The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a program federally funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Summer Foods is a great opportunity for children in the community to have nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snacks during the summer term. See attached flyer for detail on times and locations.

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Pahokee's Back to School Bash: Vendors Wanted

Back to School Bash is always in August. But the planning starts now. This is an all-call for our Community Partners and Educational Vendors to participate. The City of Pahokee puts our "Children 1st (first)" Please use this link to register your agency today.

WHEN: In August (exact date to be announced)
WHERE: Pahokee High School Gymnasium, 900 Larrimore Road, Pahokee, FL 33476

Click here to read more
Commissioner McKinlay Shares Glades News

From Commissioner Melissa McKinlay: "On June 18th, Palm Beach County Property Appraiser Dorothy Jacks made a presentation on county property values to the Board of County Commissioners. She shared wonderful news about the rise in property values in the Glades: from 2018 to 2019, taxable property values increased an estimated 5.84% in Belle Glade, 5.96% in Pahokee, and 2.55% in South Bay!"

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Grant Opportunity: Quantum in the Community

Applications are now being accepted for the Quantum in the Community (QIC) Grant. To be eligible, organizations must have cash expenses of $500,000 or less, and must provide basic needs assistance to individuals and families in Palm Beach County, among other qualifications.

WHEN: Friday, August 2, 2019 | 5:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more
Funding Opportunity: HUD for Elderly Housing

This program will provide capital advance funds for the development and operation of supportive rental housing for very low-income persons aged 62 years or older and project rental subsidies in the form of a project rental assistance contract (PRAC) to maintain ongoing affordability.

Deadline for application
WHEN: Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Click here to learn more
Extended: Civic Excellence Awards 

In 2019 Florida Civic Advance will be recognizing intergenerational (IG) civic excellence initiatives that address a community and civic need, involve multiple generations and offer the potential for replication in other communities in Florida. The deadline for submission of initiatives has been extended to July 15, 2019.

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LORHN Spring Newsletter 2019

The Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network published its Summer Newsletter 2019. This edition contains information about upcoming workshops, webinars, and more.

Click here to learn more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, June 24, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council: register for a disaster preparedness webinar, volunteer opportunities, and much more!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 

Previous Postings - Other Areas
Grant Opportunity: Impact 100 of the Palm Beaches

Impact 100 of the Palm Beaches is hosting free information sessions to review its grant guidelines and explain the application process. In 2020, high-impact grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to successful nonprofit applicants in one or more of the following focus areas: Arts & Culture; Education; Environment; Family and Health & Wellness. Four information sessions are available. RSVP required by July 5, 2019.

Grants Training Sessions
WHEN:  Tuesday, July 9, 11, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. (July 9 session), 4:00 p.m. (July 11)
WHERE: Town of Palm Beach United Way, 44 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach, FL 33480

WHEN:  Tuesday, July 16, 18, 2019  | 10:00 a.m. (July 16 session), 4:00 p.m. (July 18)
WHERE: Northern Trust, 11301 US-1, North Palm Beach, FL 33408

CONTACT: Please email Emily Snider at [email protected] to reserve your space. Please send her your name, organization and telephone number and list which training session you will be attending.

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Workshop: Refocusing in a Changing Environment

Determining if, when, and how to entrepreneurially "pivot" your business strategy has saved many well-known highly-successful companies, such as Groupon, Starbucks, Instagram, and Pinterest among many others. Join for this free roundtable. 

WHEN:  Tuesday, July 23, 2019  | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Keiser University, 2600 N Military Trail-Turner Building Room 206, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
CONTACT: Larry Ornstein, SCORE Palm Beach, [email protected], 561-833-1672

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Register Now! Real Estate Development Training

Housing Center of the Palm Beaches and First Housing will be offering a training on Real Estate Development. Only 30 spots are available, RSVP today. 

WHEN:  Thursday, July 25 & 26, 2019  | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior Complex,  620 Grant Street,  West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Click here to learn more and to register
7th Annual Women's Business Conference & Expo

Florida Women's Business Center presents the 7th Annual Women's Business Conference & Expo at the South County Civic Center in Boynton Beach. 

WHEN:  Saturday, October 5, 2019  | 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL 33446
CONTACT: Nicole, 561-265-3790, ext. 111

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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 [email protected]
or (561) 996-3310
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for additional activities scheduled in
the Glades area
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