Monday, July 15, 2019
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Ongoing                               Medical Interpreter Training - In the Glades - Accepting Applications
Ongoing                                Free Summer Meal Sites, Glades area
Mon, July 15-19  4:00 pm    Living Healthy Chronic Disease Self Management, Pahokee
Wed, July 17  11:00 am        Situational Awareness Training for Seniors, West County Senior Center, BG
Thu, July 18  9:00 am          Mobile Health Clinic, Loading Ramp, Belle Glade
Sun, July 21  10:00 am        Mango Madness, Erickson Farm, Canal Point
Glades Area
Medical Interpreter Training - In the Glades - Accepting Applications

We are currently enrolling bilingual participants in our upcoming Medical Interpreter Training (40 hrs) from  Monday, August 5  th   - Friday, August 9th in Belle Glade!   The flyer and applications are attached. This training is only offered once every few years here in the Glades area of Palm Beach County. Other similar trainings charge much higher registration fees and travel expenses, so don't miss out on this opportunity! Read more:
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
"Living Healthy" Chronic Disease Self-Management LIVINGHEALTHY
For adults and seniors living with any chronic condition (heart disease, COPD, asthma, cancer, depression, anxiety, etc.) who want to learn skills and share experiences with peers to improve self-management of disease(s). Family and friends welcome to join as well to build support system. Program presented in English.

WHEN:  Monday, July 15-August 19, 2019 (Monday evenings)  | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Florida, Community Health Center, 170 S Barfield Hwy-Suite 101, Pahokee, FL 33476

Click here to learn more
Situational Awareness Training for Seniors 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 Health Clinic Visits the Glades in July HEALTHCLINIC
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

Mango Madness 2019 at Erickson Farm MANGO
From Erickson Farms: " Come join us on the farm for farm tours, samples of up to 10 varieties of mangos, tropical fruit tree sale, local vendors and of course farm fresh mangos! Free admission and parking. This will be our 10th year!"

WHEN:  Sunday, July 21, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Erickson Farm, Inc, 13646 US Highway 441, Canal Point, Florida 33438
CONTACT: Find Erickson Farms on FB for more information

Click here for more information
Learn About Trade Professions at PBSC
Build a new career in a high-demand trade profession by attending a free information session at Palm Beach State College. Learn about careers in the beauty industry, and skilled trades.

WHEN:  Tuesday, July 30, August 13, 2019 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College-CRB 126, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-993-1143

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New Birth Deliverance Back to School Giveaway
New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church will have their back to school giveaway in August.

WHEN:  Saturday, August 3, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church, 1650 S Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 786-266-1818 for more information
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)
Grant Opportunity: Quantum in the Community

As part of its largest Quantum in the Community grant to date, Quantum Foundation is granting $1 million to Palm Beach County grassroots nonprofits supporting basic needs. Receive up to $25,000 to support your nonprofit.

Application Deadline
WHEN: Friday, August 2, 2019
CONTACT: To apply, visit

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Moreland is Lakeside Medical Center's New  Leader

Press release: Belle Glade, FL - Janet D. Moreland, who was raised and educated in the Glades, has been named Hospital Administrator of Lakeside Medical Center, the 70-bed, acute care facility in Belle Glade ...

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Survey: Glades Student Grantmaking Association

The Glades Student Grant-Making Association is a group of high school students looking for organizations in the Glades area that need funds to do great and positive things to benefit the people of the following cities: Belle Glade, Pahokee, South Bay. We need your voice to be heard.

Click here to complete survey
Dress for Success Clearance Sale

Get designer clothing, shoes, purses and accessories at unheard of prices, all while supporting Dress for Success Palm Beaches' mission of empowering women to achieve economic independence.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 24, 25, 26, 2019 | 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (by appointment only)
WHERE: Call for location
CONTACT: Call your Designer Guide, Henny, at 561-445-2177, to find out more and reserve your spot

Click here to learn more
Recruiting for AmeriCorp Volunteers: Seniors to Help Seniors

Recruiting for AmeriCorps volunteers for seniors to help seniors  and there is a stipend. There is lots of training and support, and a thorough screening process. But the need is great and social isolation can be ameliorated by this program!

Click here to learn more
Have a Unique Idea for Ending Hunger in Florida? Pitch Your Idea!

Do you or someone you know have a unique idea to end food insecurity for the 14% of Floridians suffering from hunger? GuideWell Innovation Center is seeking individuals, local non-profits, grass root community efforts and social innovators to help solve critical barriers to food security in their communities. Your idea may not only change the face of hunger in Florida, but may be eligible for our regional prizes of $2,000 or the state prize of $20,000.

Click here to learn more and to apply
CSC: Monday Morning Update, July 15, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council. Read the latest from the Children's Services Council!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 

Other Areas
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
Palm Beach Area Refugee Task Force Meeting
The next Palm Beach Area Refugee Task Force meeting will be held at the West Palm Beach City Hall. Note: Due to security protocols please allow extra time to arrive. 

WHEN: Friday, July 19, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: West Palm Beach City Hall, 401 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Click here to learn more
Workshop: Why Rent When You Can Own?
Community Partners of South Florida present a homebuying workshop. 

WHEN: Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
COST: $25 Individual, $45 Couple

Click here to learn more
Workshop: Refocusing in a Changing Environment
SCORE Palm Beach presents a free workshop: Refocusing in a Changing Environment. 

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, 561-833-1672  

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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.

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
Workshop: LinkedIn for Entrepreneurs
This overview will inform and educate entrepreneurs as to the power LinkedIn holds as a branding and marketing tool. Reference documents included. Attendees must have an established profile on LinkedIn; workstations provided.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Keiser University, 2085 Vista Parkway-Room 101, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Click here for more information
LEAP Mental Health Training
This course teaches Family Caregivers, Healthcare Professionals, Criminal Justice Professionals, and Peer Specialists how to create relationships with persons who have serious mental illness that can lead to treatment and recovery, reducing involuntary hospitalizations, homelessness, incarceration and other devastating outcomes.

WHEN: Saturday, August 10, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Keiser University, 2085 Vista Parkway-Room 101, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
COST: $30 and includes lunch (scholarships available)

Click here for more information
Previous Postings - The 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
Florida Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys Will Hold Public Forum in Belle Glade
The purpose of the Public Forum is to engage in positive dialogue with citizens and community leaders; to identify and bring awareness to any socioeconomic disparities that may be affecting the community. 

WHEN:  Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade City Hall Commission Chambers, 110 Dr Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd, West, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Michelle Blanton, 850-414-3369,

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Farmworker Career Development Program Advisory Board Meeting
The Farmworker Career Development Program is to strengthen the ability of eligible  migrant and seasonal farm workers and their dependents to achieve economic self-sufficiency through their participation in education, skills training and supportive services.

WHEN:  Wednesday, July 24, 2019  | 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: West Technical Education Center, 2625 State Highway 715-Building #6-Training #1, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Natalie Diaz Rodriguez, Community Action Program Manager,, 561-355-4208

Click here to learn more
"Your Health Matters" Health Literacy
For all adults 18+ that want to learn how to navigate the health system, about insurance and local resources available to stay healthy. Participants should attend all three sessions. Sessions provided in English.

WHEN:  Tuesday, July 30, August 6 & 13, 2019 (Tuesday evenings)  | 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Bridges at Pahokee, 170 S Barfield Hwy, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: Call or text to sign up: 863-532-3099, or

Click here to learn more
Pahokee Pride Football & Cheerleading Registration PRIDE
Registration is now open for this year's Pop Warner Football & Cheerleading programs. Registrants require original birth certificate, proof of residency, report card, and registration fees ($150-football, $225-cheerleading). Registration is open until slots are filled.

WHEN: Ongoing
CONTACT: For registration and details, contact Bryan Crawford, 561-902-4050, or email

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Adult Education Classes Available at West Tech
Learn about upcoming classes available at West Technical Education Center in Belle Glade, including pre-apprenticeship trades (carpentry, HVAC, electrical, welding, plumbing).

Click here for more information
Scholarship Opportunity: Florida Crystals

Florida Crystals Scholarship is a scholarship opportunity for 2019 graduates of Western Palm Beach County, FL (Pahokee, Belle Glade, or South Bay) planning to enroll a t any Historically Black College or University (HBCU) for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Deadline to apply
WHEN:  Friday, July 26, 2019 | 11:59 p.m.
CONTACT: Yvonne Nash,, apply by clicking here

Click here to learn more
Applications Open: Jim Moran Institute Executive Programs Broward & Palm Beach County

Apply now for the Jim Moran Institute Executive Programs Broward & Palm Beach County, a free training program for business owners, CEOs, and nonprofit leaders.

Deadline to apply
WHEN: Monday, September 30, 2019

Click here to learn more
Pahokee Branch Library: July 2019 Activities

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

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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.

Click here to learn more
McKinlay Memo: News From PBC District 6

Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay provides an update for the Spring/Summer 2019. Find out what your local commissioner has been up to! 

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Take Stock in Children: July 2019 Newsletter

Get the latest update on the programs and activities of Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County.

Click here to learn more - Newsletter

Looking for something new and exciting to do with your kids this summer? Palm Beach County has plenty of fun, family activities that are off the beaten path. Learn more by reading the newsletter!

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, July 8, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council: National Summer Learning Week, Summer Immunization Campaign, and much more!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 

Previous Postings - Other Areas
Ask an Expert: Mental Health in the Workplace
The Black Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County presents a workshop on, "Ask a Mental Health Expert: Mental Health in the Workplace."

WHEN: Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Black Chamber Offices, 400 Hibiscus Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT: For more information contact

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7th Annual Community Spirit Awards September 27 
Bertram "Bud" Tamarkin will be honored by the community he has served at the Nonprofit Chamber's 7th Annual Community Spirit Awards Luncheon. The award is given annually to an individual in Palm Beach County who has contributed to the overall well-being of nonprofits and their clients.

WHEN: Friday, September 27, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. (registration), 12:00 p.m. (lunch and program)
WHERE: Embassy Suites Hotel, 1601 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

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Posting Information: eBlast and Volunteers
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Check the Glades Community Calendar 
for additional activities scheduled in
the Glades area
Check out Volunteer Opportunities at the Glades Initiative or opportunities with our Partners in the Glades
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