Monday, July 10, 2017
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~~~ This Week ~~~
Wed, July 12           9:00 am        Construction Jobs Hiring Event, Lake Shore Civic Center, Belle Glade
Wed, July 12            5 :30 pm         Toastmasters , Palm Beach State College, Belle Glade
Wed, July 12            10 :00 am       Human Trafficking Coalition , Palm Beach Post Building, WPB
Wed, July 12            By appt         Dress for Success Sale, Dress for Success, Lantana
Thurs, July 13          6:00 pm        Relationship Workshop, PBC Extension Office, West Palm Beach
Sat, July 15              9:00 am         DT Prime Experience, Pioneer Park, Belle Glade
Glades Area ________________________
HiringCareerSource Announces Construction Jobs Hiring Event in the Glades

CareerSource is inviting residents interested in construction jobs to participate in one of several job expos and hiring events coming to the Glades. 

WHEN: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Lake Shore Civic Center,  1224 SW Avenue E Pl, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for more information
ToastmastersToastmasters Club Meet in Belle Glade

The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback-and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 12, 2017  5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Second and Fourth Wednesday)
WHERE: Palm Beach State College (Second Floor), 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL

For more information and how to join, call: 561-261-5043

Click here to view the website 
DressDress for Success Half-Off Sale

Get designer clothing at unheard of prices (Suits $125, Dresses $75, Shoes $35, and many more incredibly low prices), all while supporting Dress for Success Palm Beaches' mission of empowering women to achieve economic independence.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 12, 13, 14, 2017 By appointment
WHERE: Dress for Success Palm Beaches, 118 E Ocean Ave, Lantana, FL 33462

Click here for more information or to make your appointment
DTDT Prime Experience, Football Clinic and 7-on-7 Tournament at Pioneer Park

NFL players will be in attendance for this week's DT Prime Experience at Pioneer Park. Prizes ranging from $500 to $2,000 will be awarded throughout the day, along with a combine field training, and a football clinic for players ages 10 to 14. A 7-on-7 tournament will also take place.

WHEN: Saturday, July 15, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (football clinic), 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (7-on-7 tournament)
WHERE: Pioneer Park,  866 S.R. 715,  Belle Glade , FL 33430
Cost: Free

Click here for more information 
Students grade 8 and up are invited to participate in a band camp to start later this month. "If you are interested in playing an instrument, joining our percussion squad, or being a part of our dazzling auxiliary, we have a spot for you!"

WHEN: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - August 10, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
WHERE:  Glades Central Community High School, 1001 SW Ave M, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here  for more information 
Palm Beach State College is hosting an Adjunct Recruitment Fair in the Glades in an effort to recruit and hire instructors. Those interested are asked to bring copies of their resumes and unofficial transcripts, and be prepared for informal interviews for teaching positions.

Instructors are needed for:
  • IT/Computer Science
  • Business
  • Psychology
  • Early Childhood
  • and more
WHEN: Wednesday, July 26, 2017  5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Dolly Hand Theater Lobby (Belle Glade Campus), 1977 College Drive , Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here  for more information 
Back to School Bash - Belle Glade 

Attached are flyers for this year's Back to School Bash. The event will be held at the Belle Glade Boys and Girls Gymnasium on July 29, and backpacks, school supplies and more will be distributed. Individuals who are affiliated with an agency must call to RSVP.

We are currently soliciting for volunteers to assist with set up prior to the event, which will take place at West Tech beginning on July 14th through July 28th. We will need volunteer support on the day of the event.  

Back to School Bash:
WHEN: Saturday, July 29, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Boys & Girls Club Gym, 1101 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Volunteers needed:
WHEN: Friday, July 14 - July 28, 2017
WHERE: West Technical Education Center,  2625 NW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for more information on event (English)
Click here for more information on event (Spanish)
Click here for more information on event (Creole)
Click here for more information (vendors)
Click here for more information (volunteers)
CSC's Great Ideas Initiative Awards Funding to Local Nonprofits

For a second year, Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County is releasing funds to encourage local nonprofits to be creative - to try something new, address a community need or fuel a pilot project.

Those interested in this opportunity must submit an application by mail or hand-delivered that shows how their Great Idea would enhance the lives of Palm Beach County's children (prenatal - age 18) and their families.

Funding is available in four categories:
  • Essential Services
  • Supplies/Equipment
  • Community Outreach/Engagement
  • Capacity Building
Deadline for the Great Ideas Initiative:
WHEN: Monday, August 7, 2017 2:00 p.m.

Click here for full more information on how to apply
Don't Wait: Vaccines Required for Back to School

"Up-to-date immunizations are required for all Palm Beach County students from Pre-K through 12th grade.  Physicals are also required for students registering for kindergarten and seventh grade as well as students who are new to Palm Beach County schools ..."

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Palm Beach Post: Families First CEO Says Early Intervention is Key

The Palm Beach Post features a local nonprofit, Families First of Palm Beach County. CEO Julie Swindler is also a board member at The Glades Initiative. Find out how the organization serves Palm Beach County residents: 

" Julie Swindler, CEO of Families First of Palm Beach County, has been at the helm for 25 years and worked at the nonprofit since its founding in 1990.  Since its beginning, Families First, based in West Palm Beach, has focused on prevention and early intervention, understanding that it is better in human and economic terms to help solve emerging issues rather than trying to "fix" them later, Swindler said  ..."

Click here for full story
West Tech Enrolling Students

Enroll today in High School Programs and Adult Programs offered at West Technical Education Center in August. Programs include a Construction Academy and a Mechatronics Academy. Adult programs include GED, ESOL, and Workforce Development. 

Click here for more information
Click here for more information (Spanish)
Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center to Benefit from Grants

" Palm Beach State College has received two grants totaling more than $183,000 to expand programming and boost marketing for its three campus theaters.  The grants include $136,425 from the Palm Beach County Cultural Council and $46,184 from the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs ... "

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PBSC Offers Residents Slate of Career Programs

Palm Beach State College would like to inform the community of a number of career programs offered at the Glades campus. A daytime welding program, along with the re-opening of a cosmetology program, are among the courses offered. 

For more information on a program, please see the following links: 

Certified Nursing Assistant
Heavy Equipment Mechanics
Welding Day Program
Welding Dual Enrollment 

For general information, please contact Palm Beach State College, Belle Glade, at 561-993-1175, or visit the college website at
Round up of Glades Library Events for Month of July

Glades area libraries are chock-full of great events and happenings for the month of July. Make sure to mark your calendars with events you plan to attend! 

Belle Glade Branch
Click here to see month's full schedule

Loula V. York Branch (Pahokee)
Click here to see month's full schedule

Clarence E. Anthony Branch (South Bay)
Click here to see month's full schedule
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

Food Bank Coordinator ~ The Glades Initiative, Inc.
The Sun Classifieds
Indeed Job Search

In Other Areas

Palm Beach County

Children's Harbor

Other Areas________________________
TraffickingHuman Trafficking Coalition Meeting
The Human Trafficking Coalition Meeting guest speaker is Ana Vallejo from VIDA Law and the spotlight speaker is Jacob Webb from Desert Rose Recovery.

This is the second month of a three-part Summer Series Trainings with a focus, this year, on Labor Trafficking. All participants will be issued a certificate for training contact hours for attending this presentation. Certificates will be distributed at a later meeting.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 12, 2017   10 :00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach Post Building, 2751 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
For more information, please email Brandy Macaluso, Coordinator of Victim Services for
Palm Beach & the Treasure Coast Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc., at
RelationshipRelationship Enhancement Workshop Planned
Couples who are married, dating, cohabiting or engaged are encouraged to attend a fun, free and powerful relationship enhancement workshop to help improve their communication skills and strengthen their relationships.
Classes will be held on Thursdays:

WHEN: Thursdays, July 13, 20, 27, 2017   6 :00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
WHERE:  PBC Cooperative Extension Office, 559 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415
Click here for more details and instructions
Hot Topic Luncheon: PBC's Opiate and Sober Home Crisis
The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County invites you for an informative discussion on the Opiate Epidemic and Sober Home Crisis in Palm Beach County, featuring two leading experts on the subject: Christine Stapleton of the Palm Beach Post, and Alan S. Johnson, Esq. of the State Attorney's Sober Home Task Force.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 19, 2017   11 :00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Atlantis Country Club, 190 Atlantis Blvd., Atlantis, FL 33462
COST: $25 - $35
Click here for more information, and to reserve online
Ethics Connections Program
Giving Voice to Values Seminar
We often believe we know what is right and want to do it, but experience external pressures to do otherwise. Learn practical approaches to recognize, clarify, speak, and effectively act on your values when those conflicts arise. (Four hours)
Pre-requisite: Ethical Lens Inventory™ Seminar
WHEN: Thursday, July 20, 2017 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College - Lake Worth Campus, 4200 S Congress Avenue, PSD 108, Lake Worth, FL 33461
Click here for more details
Forum: End Homelessness in Palm Beach County
The Palm Beach County Community Services Department, Homeless and Housing Alliance (HHA) and Homeless Advisory Board invites you to participate in a forum to discuss ending homelessness in Palm Beach County.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 25, 2017   9 :00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Vista Center, Conference Room 1W 47/50, 2300 N. Jog Road, West Palm Beach 33411
Click here for more information
Nonprofit Chamber to Honor Tina Philips at Community Spirit Award Luncheon
The Nonprofit Chamber is recognizing Tina Philips, retiring President/CEO of Palm Beach Habilitation Center for her 33 years of dedication to the physically and mentally disabled
and to the nonprofit sector in Palm Beach County.

WHEN: Thursdays, Sept. 28, 2017   11 :30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Embassy Suites, 1601 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Click here for more details or to register
Philanthropy Awards Available to Anyone in Palm Beach County
Both members and  non- members of the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals are eligible to nominate candidates for the 2017 National Philanthropy Day Awards. National Philanthropy Day is a celebration of philanthropy - giving, volunteering and charitable engagement - that highlights the accomplishments, large and small that philanthropy, and all those involved in the philanthropic process, make to our society and our world.  

National Philanthropy Day Luncheon
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 17, 2017  
WHERE: Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Click here for more details 
Nonprofits First Updates and Seminars

FRAC Weekly News Digest

Children's Services Council Monday Morning Update

Previous Postings - The Glades Area ___
LEW Museum Presents Three Programs

The Lawrence E. Will Museum in Belle Glade invites residents and visitors to stop by the museum this summer to enjoy three programs on display: Expedition Ice Age, Donald Neal: A Plethora of Styles, and People of the Water. 

WHEN:     Wednesdays, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays - Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: The Lawrence E. Will Museum of the Glades, 530 South Main Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430 

Click here for more information
Back to School Bash - City of Pahokee
The City of Pahokee asks residents to save the date for the 2017 Putting Kids First Back to School Bash. Residents will enjoy a fun-filled event with food, games, face painting, vendors, prizes and give-aways. The city will be giving away book bags and school supplies just in time for school. 
WHEN:  Saturday, July 29, 2017  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee High School, 900 Larrimore Road, Pahokee, FL 33476
Click here for more details
Foster Home Recruitment - Camelot Community Care

Camelot Community Care is excited to expand our presence in the Glades.  We license foster home in Palm Beach County for children removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect.  An orientation/information session has been scheduled for late July, with a training class set to begin soon after.  Both events will be held in South Bay.

WHEN: Saturday, July 29, 2017  2:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Tanner Park, 105 Palm Beach Road, South Bay, FL 33493

Registration: Please send email to
Please put: SOUTH BAY EVENT in the subject line and advise of how many will be attending.  Alternately, you may call the office to register (561) 649-0877.

Click here for a flyer
Introduction to Finding Grants and Other Free Trainings
Learn how to effectively utilize the VCRC library resources, including the Foundation Directory Online database. Research potential funders for your organization by developing targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization's funding needs. (Audience: Beginning funding researchers or those desiring a refresher.)

WHEN:  Tuesday, August 1, 2017  9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
WHERE: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Click here for more details and to pre-register 
FREE Legal Services at The Glades Initiative, Inc. Legal

Need legal services? (Child Support, Fair Housing, Immigration, etc.)

Services will be provided by attorney working through the Legal Aid Society, Pro Bono Division, Richard Abedon. All services are offered in
English, Spanish, and Creole.

Call the Glades Initiative, Inc. to make an appointment and find out if you are eligible:

Click here to learn more
County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay honored for efforts to fight opioid epidemic

From The Palm Beach Post: 

"Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay has been honored by the Florida Association of Counties for her efforts to help communities across the state deal with the opioid epidemic. At a ceremony at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, McKinlay received the Marlene Young Presidential Advocacy Award, which is presented to a county elected official who has shown extraordinary leadership...."
Click here for full story
Lakeside Medical Center's Family Medicine Residency Program graduates class of four

"Family, friends and colleagues gathered June 21st at Lakeside Medical Center, Palm Beach County's only public hospital, to celebrate the graduation of four residents from its Family Medicine Residency Program. Richard Roche, Hospital Administrator and Chief Administrative Officer with the Health Care District of Palm Beach County welcomed the more than 70 attendees ..."
Click here for full story
Lois Kwasman Program For Community Impact Grant Nominations Open
The Lois Kwasman Program For Community Impact Grant Nominations for 2017-2018 are open. Please go to the Members Only section of the EWPB website to print your nomination form today. The deadline for Nominations is Monday, July 17, 2017 by 5:00 pm.
Click here for more details 
Bock sworn in as President-Elect of Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers
Click here for full story
LORHN Rural Health Newsletter July 2017

Job Opportunities

In the Glades

Food Bank Coordinator ~ The Glades Initiative, Inc.
The Sun Classifieds
Indeed Job Search

In Other Areas

Children's Harbor

Previous Postings - Other Areas
CHW Care Coordination Training
Palm Beach County Medical Society Services is excited to offer a training program for Community Health Workers. Throughout the United States, the community health worker field is burgeoning, both in interest and demand. 

CHW Care Coordination Training Program offers the full complement of education hours and content areas needed to fulfill the training requirements (30 CEUs) for the certification application as a community health worker. 

WHEN: Fridays, beginning August 25 - November 10, 2017
WHERE: CareerSource Palm Beach County, 3400 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
COST: $999.00 (includes all classes, course material and simulation sessions) **Limited Scholarships Available**
Click here for more information, and to register
Hats Off Nonprofit Awards - Nonprofits First

Hats Off, a hat-themed cocktail reception and awards celebration honoring 10+ local nonprofit organizations will be held in October at the Harriet Himmel Theater, CityPlace, West Palm Beach. Proceeds raised from this unique event benefit Nonprofits First Education Programs and Rising Leaders. These programs focus on the professional development, leadership, and training our nonprofit community volunteers and employees need to lead and succeed.

The event supports Nonprofits First's mission to strengthen the nonprofit sector by maximizing their capacity to deliver services through accreditation, leadership development, education, and management support services.

WHEN:   Tuesday, October 3, 2017  5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Harriet Himmel Theater, CityPlace, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Click here for more information, for nomination forms, and sponsorship opportunities
Children's Services Council Monday Morning Update

Florida Rural Health Association June Updates

The Latest - Kaiser Family Foundation

Community Partners June Updates

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

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or (561) 996-3310
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for additional activities scheduled in
the Glades area
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