Monday, July 12, 2021
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Mon, July 12, 6:00 pm - Boot Camp at Glades Pioneer Park, BG
Mon, July 12, 6:00 pm - District Dialogue: Women's Health, presented by Rep Skidmore: Zoom
Mon, July 12-16, 6:00 pm - Vacation Bible School, St. Paul Church of God in Christ, BG
Tue, July 13, 10:00 am - Designing an Effective Survey by Nonprofits First: Online
Tue, July 13, 12:00 pm - Successfully Start Up Your Business, by SCORE PBC: Online
Tue, July 13, 12:00 pm - What Medicare Recipients Need to Know, by SHINE: Zoom
Wed, July 14, 8:30 am - Food Distribution, The Glades Initiative
Wed, July 14, 3:00 pm - Glades STAR Meeting: Zoom
Thu, July 15 - Disability Sensitivity and Disaster Preparedness, by HTCPB: Online
Thu, July 15, 11:00 am - The Glades Initiative Financial Literacy, Covenant Villas, BG
Thu, July 15, 12:00 pm - Financial Assistance Presentation by SHINE: Zoom
Thu, July 15, 6:00 pm - PBC Community & Policing Dialogue: Online
Glades Area
The Glades Initiative's Food Distribution at New Location (One Block South of Previous Office)

The Glades Initiative offers food distribution at its new location to anyone in need. Those coming in cars are asked to line up as usual beside the office at 149 SE Avenue D for drive-through pick-up on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Both drivers and walkers will receive food bags on a first-come-first-serve basis.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 149 SE Ave D, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310

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Your Spending and Savings Plan Financial Literacy Session presented by The Glades Initiative

The Glades Initiative presents Money Smart, designed to provide you with information to strengthen your financial literacy. This session will focus on developing a spending and saving plan, and how to prioritize spending when money is short. This training is limited to 10 participants and masks are required– gift cards will be given to participants.

WHEN: Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 a.m.
WHERE: Covenant Villas, 601 Covenant Dr, Belle Glade, FL
CONTACT: For questions, call us at 561-996-3310

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FREE - Office Items Available for our Glades Partners

Our move has left us with a surplus of miscellaneous furniture, including desks, filing cabinets, and chairs that we hate to throw away. We would like to offer these items to our non-profit partners on a first come, first served basis. 

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 149 SE Ave D, Belle Glade, FL
CONTACT: Contact Heather Love at 561-996-3310 if you would like any of the items listed in the link below

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Boot Camp at Glades Pioneer Park

Community based physical activity. Fun, energetic class with a combination of short resistance and endurance training bursts, followed by recovery periods to give you the ultimate total body workout. Includes a large variety of upper body, leg strength and cardio exercises. This class is for all fitness levels.

WHEN: Mondays and Wednesdays | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Glades Pioneer Park, 866 SR 715, Belle Glade, FL 33430 (Orange Bowl Field)
CONTACT: For inquiries, please call 561-966-7034 or email mgonzalez@pbcgov.org

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Rep. Skidmore Presents 'District Dialogue: Women's Health'

Join panelists for a community discussion about women's health issues, presented by Florida Representative Kelly Skidmore.

WHEN: Monday, July 12, 2021 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Zoom

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Vacation Bible School S.T.U. Super Training University

Super Training University with Jesus curriculum will assist in training students of all ages to be more than conquerors--to be superheroes who master the power or praise, boldness, truth, and justice. Face mask covering is required and will be available.

WHEN: Monday, July 12-16, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: St Paul Church of God in Christ, 915 W Ave A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Please Contact Vernell Williams-Desrosier for more information, 562-983-7171, vernellwilliamsdesrosier@yahoo.com
Designing an Effective Survey by Nonprofits First

Join us to help you jump start the survey process and provide a framework for you to design the right survey questions so you get the right information.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Online
CONTACT: Barbara Shafer, Bshafer@nonprofitsfirst.org, 561-910-5069

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Successfully Start Up Your Business, by SCORE PBC

Do you dream of being your own boss? Dive into the reality of starting-up your own business with this workshop. Learn what it takes to own your own business and discover how you can succeed.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Online

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What Medicare Recipients Need to Know, Presentation by SHINE

Learn how to Detect, Protect, and Report Medicare fraud, waste, and abuse. SHINE is a subsidiary of the Department of Elder Affairs.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Zoom

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Glades STAR Meeting

The Glades S.T.A.R. System of Care meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 14. We have prepared a Zoom video and phone call meeting for everyone to participate.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Zoom
CONTACT: If you have any questions please contact me at nicole@flfamilies.net Thanks Nicole

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Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches July Presentations

The following are upcoming presentations that the Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches will be having in July.

Disability Sensitivity and Disaster Preparedness | Thursday, July 15, 2021

Human Trafficking and our Community | Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Online Safety: A Guide for Parents and Guardians | Wednesday, July 28, 2021

World Day Against Trafficking: Thriving, Not Just Surviving | Friday, July 30, 2021
Financial Assistance Presentation by SHINE

A concise presentation of MSP and LIS programs. SHINE is a subsidiary of the Department of Elder Affairs.

WHEN: Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Zoom

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PBC Community & Policing Dialogue by the PBC Criminal Justice Commission

The dialogue goals are to bring together residents, police, and criminal justice system stakeholders to make a positive community change that creates respect, justice, better policies, and safety for everyone. During the discussions, people will get a chance to make their voices heard, gain greater understanding, and learn from each other. Following up the dialogues will be an Action Forum, to implement the ideas discussed.

WHEN: Thursday, July 15, 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Online
CONTACT: If interested in signing up, click here

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Countywide Community Revitalization Team Virtual Meeting, by the Office of Community Revitalization PBC

OCR will be hosting the Countywide Community Revitalization Team (CCRT) Virtual Meeting Tuesday, July 20, at 10 a.m. via Webex.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 20, 2020 | 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Virtual
CONTACT: If you have any questions, please contact OCR Director Houston L. Tate, at 233-5303, htate@pbcgov.org

Click here to learn more (meeting flyer)
Click here to learn more (meeting agenda)
Recent Graduates Invited to Attend Open House, Pre-Register for Free Pre-Apprenticeship Programs

The School District of Palm Beach County’s Department of Adult Education is holding an open house and registration to learn more about its pre-apprenticeship programs at West Tech. Pre-apprenticeship programs are available in welding, electrical, carpentry, air conditioning repair, and plumbing and are offered through a partnership with Florida Training Services.

WHEN: Thursdsay, July 22, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: West Tech, 2625 State Road 715, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For more information, call 561-829-4620.

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Part D Prescription Drug Coverage Presentation by SHINE

Provides an overview of Medicare prescription drug coverage available through private insurers. SHINE is a subsidiary of the Department of Elder Affairs.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Zoom

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Health Care District Offers Free, Walk-up COVID-19 Vaccinations Tuesdays in Belle Glade

Getting vaccinated is quick, easy and free! The Health Care District of Palm Beach County encourages those 12 years and older to receive the COVID-19 vaccine this summer. Stop by West Technical Education Center, a School District of Palm Beach County site, at 2625 NW 16th Street in Belle Glade from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday through the first week of August. Those who are vaccinated here can receive a $10 gift voucher for grocery shopping! 12 to 17 year-olds must be with a parent or guardian. Look for the Health Care District’s big blue bus!

WHEN: On Tuesdays through first week of August | 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: West Technical Education Center, 2625 NW 16th Street in Belle Glade

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The Glades Initiative's Food Distribution at New Location (One Block South of Previous Office)

The Glades Initiative offers food distribution at its new location to anyone in need. Those coming in cars are asked to line up as usual beside the office at 149 SE Avenue D for drive-through pick-up on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Both drivers and walkers will receive food bags on a first-come-first-serve basis.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 149 SE Ave D, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310

Click here to learn more

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Palm Beach County Food Finder Map

An interactive tool using Google Maps to help people easily locate free food and hot meals in Palm Beach County. This online tool was created to connect individuals seeking food resources to sites near them. Information is English, Spanish, and Creole. United Way updates the information listed on this map weekly. However, locations and hours of distribution may change. Please consider calling the site prior to visiting to verify the information listed. Please note that sites may have specific requirements such as ID.

CONTACT:  To access the United Way of Palm Beach County's Food Finder map, click here
The Child Tax Credit is Here to Help You

The Child Tax Credit will put money into the pockets of most families with young children - including those that do not normally file taxes. Parents can receive up to $300/month per dependent - including children, adopted children, step-children, foster children, and others.

Click here to learn more (in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole)
PBC to Continue Conversation on Policing and Criminal Justice Reform

The Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission is continuing the conversation on policing and criminal justice reform in Palm Beach County. Nine weekly dialogues are set to begin the week of July 12 concluding in mid-August. Specific dates and times provided upon registration.

Click here to learn more
South Bay Jaguars Football/Cheer and Dance Registration

2021 Football season has started and South Bay Jaguars are looking for youth ages 5yr-13yr and football & Cheerleader coaches.

Click here to learn more
Scholarship: The John A Foley, Esq Legal Scholarship

The Nonprofit Chamber of Palm Beach County is awarding a $2,000 scholarship to a current law student attending a Florida law school who is planning to practice Public Interest Law. The scholarship is in memory of John A. Foley, Esq., an attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County who established its Nonprofit Legal Aid Project, providing legal assistance to nonprofits in Palm Beach County for more than 30 years. The Nonprofit Chamber is comprised of the CEOs of some 100 health and human services nonprofits in Palm Beach County.

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Nominations Accepted - 5th Annual Hats Off Nonprofits Awards

The celebration will honor Palm Beach County nonprofit organizations, staff and volunteers who are dedicated to the business of doing good in our community. The awards will showcase Nominees in 10+ categories and one Honoree from each category will be announced *live* during the celebration.

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PBC Animal Care and Control Extends $4 Pet Adoptions

Due to a sudden influx of pets coming into the shelter, Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, a division of the Public Safety Department is extending its $4.00 adoption promotion.

Click here to learn more
Bus Riders Must Register by July 25

The Register Your Ride portal will open on Monday, July 12. Parents and guardians must complete a brief registration to ensure their child is assigned to a bus. The child must have a student ID to use when registering.

Click here to learn more
McKinlay Memo: July 2021

District 6 Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay provides an update on COVID-19 vaccine access in her latest monthly newsletter.

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Chamber Chatter - News from BG Chamber July 2021

Read the latest edition of Chamber Chatter for updates from the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce.

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Count-e-News: News from Palm Beach County

Read the latest updates from Palm Beach County!

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Take Stock in Children Quarterly News and Updates

From Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County: Leadership Message, "Long before 111 Class of 2021 seniors celebrated their realization of earning scholarships awarded at our annual graduation ceremony, each was already re-writing their story years before when they first signed on as a Take Stock student. Then, a child living in poverty with college a dream away – and now, a high school graduate, transitioning to college, focused on the reality of a college education."

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Clerk Report: News from Clerk of the Circuit Court PBC

All filers of circuit civil, county civil and small claims court documents are now solely responsible for ensuring that confidential information is redacted or is identified for redaction.

Click here to learn more
The Skidmore Scoop: House District 81, July 9, 2021

Get the latest update from the Florida House of Representative for District 81, Kelly Skidmore.

Click here to learn more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, July 12, 2021

Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: CSC Statement and COVID-19 Resources.

Click here to learn more
Other Areas
Bus Drivers Needed - Transportation Job Fair

Attend a transportation job fair at the School District for an opportunity to get hired.

WHEN: Monday, July 12, 2021 | 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: School District Central Bus Facility, 3376 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Click here to learn more
Volunteers Wanted for Food Distribution Event - Community Service Hours Provided

We are giving out food to approximately 1200 families in need across unincorporated Palm Beach County! Your role will be to assist with the placement of the food items (at least 8 of each type) into the trunks of participating residents' vehicles. Details will be provided at the event.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: 2100 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Click here to learn more
Previous Postings - Glades Area
Meaningful Career Opportunities at The Glades Initiative Inc: 2 Positions Open!

We are hiring! Do you want to make a difference in the lives of the residents of the Glades? Are you looking for a new career opportunity? Come join us at The Glades Initiative!

TO APPLY: Send an email resume and cover letter to jobs@gladesinitiative.org with the word SENIOR in the title of the email.

TO APPLY: Send an email resume and cover letter to jobs@gladesinitiative.org with the word NAVIGATOR in the title of the email.
In Need of Masks? Contact The Glades Initiative, Inc.

If you or people you know need masks, The Glades Initiative has masks and will share them with anyone in the Glades who needs them. These are the white two-ply reusable washable masks given by the health department. Call or come by to pick them up as long as supplies last. 

If you are with a group of vulnerable people and need more than 20, call us first and we will do our best to help you get what you need.

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc., 149 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310
Mentors Needed in the Glades and Pahokee Area

Take Stock in Children is recruiting caring individuals who want to make a difference in a child's life. They need strong role models to support their male and female students at a local middle or high school. Every student who receives a mentor and fulfills the program's requirements will receive a two-year full tuition college scholarship.

Mentor Orientation Sessions
WHEN: Friday, July 22, Aug 12 and 24, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. (Aug 12); 5:30 p.m. (July 22 and Aug 24)
WHERE: Zoom
CONTACT: Go to www.takestockpalmbeach.org to complete a mentor application. Choose a date below that you can attend a Mentor Orientation and RSVP to Kimberly Briard kbriard@takestockpalmbeach.org.
West Tech Upcoming Offerings - Medical Sciences, Pre-Apprentice Trades, Adult Education, and More

Interested students can begin registering for classes at West Tech. Program offerings are as follows:

CONTACT: Please review the attached flyers for additional information or call 561-829-4615 or 561-829-4603.
Intake for Rent and Utility for Clients Impacted by COVID Remain Open

Eligible Palm Beach County residents must be a renter household in which at least one or more individuals meets all of the following criteria, including but not limited to: qualifies for unemployment or experienced a reduction of household income; incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardships due to COVID-19; demonstrates a risk of homelessness or housing instability; and has a household income at or below 80% of the area median.

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Habitat Aims to Build 12 Homes in 12 Months in the Glades

From the Palm Beach Post: Habitat for Humanity PBC chapter has set its sights on construction projects to house low-income families in Belle Glade, Pahokee, and South Bay.

Click here to learn more
Mandel Public Library: Online Computer Classes

Click on link below to learn all about this month's library events, presented by the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach online.

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Child-Centered Play Therapy, from the Center for Child Counseling

From the Center for Child Counseling: "Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) is seen as the foundational theoretical orientation in Play Therapy. CCPT is grounded in the theoretical underpinnings of Carl Roger's person-centered theory ..."

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Caregiving Youth Project Newsletter - June 2021

The Caregiving Youth Project (CYP) helps identify, recognize, educate, and support students who care for chronically ill, injured, elderly, or disabled family members. This allows caregiving youth to achieve success, have fun, and make new friends, while promoting academic and personal growth.

Click here to learn more
Take Stock in Children - July 2021 Newsletter

Find out what Take Stock in Children has going on for the summer by reading their July 2021 newsletter.

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Tax Talk with Anne Gannon, COVID-19 Vaccines

From Anne Gannon: "I am writing to you today with a special public service message regarding the COVID-19 vaccines. With the availability of very effective vaccines, the fact is that only 49% of the Palm Beach County population is currently fully vaccinated with 61% having received at least one dose of the vaccine ..."

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Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies July 2021 Educational Calendar

HMHB Educational Classes Continue Virtually. In doing our part to keep the community healthy and safe. Small Steps Great Parents workshops for pregnant women and new families. Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies provides free hands-on education programs for parents and their support partners through our Small Steps Great Parents program. Classes are taught by trained and/or certified Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies staff, as well as community partners throughout Palm Beach County.

WHEN: Participants can register for classes/groups on HMHB website www.hmhbpbc.org. Check out our YouTube Channel for Small Steps, Great Parents presentations or our Calendar for a full list of our upcoming Zoom meetings!
WHERE: Zoom
CONTACT: Anitra Moss at amoss@hmhbpbc.org

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501c News - July 2021 Newsletter

Inner City Innovators are featured in the latest issue of 501c News.

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The United Way Beat: News from United Way PBC

The United Way of Palm Beach County provides an update in this month's edition of The United Way Beat.

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Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network - Summer 2021 Newsletter

Learn more about the Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network by reading their summer newsletter.

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Nonprofits First - COVID-19 Resources, July 2, 2021

Read the latest information on COVID-19 resources from Nonprofits First.

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The Skidmore Scoop: House District 81, July 2, 2021

Get the latest update from the Florida House of Representative for District 81, Kelly Skidmore.

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, July 6, 2021

Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: CSC Statement and COVID-19 Resources.

Click here to learn more
Posting Information
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. 

*If you want to submit a posting please email us at updates@gladesinitiative.org
or (561) 996-3310.*
 
If you would like to submit your volunteer opportunities on our site below, please email us at volunteer@gladesinitiative.org