Monday, July 16, 2018
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~~~ This Week ~~~  

Mon, July 16 6:00 pm    Hurricane Preparedness Event, Belle Glade        
Thu, July 19 1:00 pm      Literacy Plus in Motion for Adults, Belle Glade Library       
Tue, July 24 2:30 pm       Kids' Music Circle, Pahokee Library   
Ongoing                          Summer Food Sites for Children, Glades area     
Ongoing                          Catholic Charities Disaster Recovery Program, St. Mary's, Pahokee
Glades Area
Hurricane Preparedness Event in Belle Glade HURRICANEPREPAREDNESS

Come hear professionals from Palm Beach County Emergency Management discuss the 2018 hurricane season and how residents can prepare. Also at the event, an update on the Herbert Hoover Dike. 

WHEN: Monday, July 16, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Lois D. Lewis/Mary O. Evans Resource Center, 1224 SW Avenue E Place, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Literacy Plus in Motion for Adults LITERACYPLUS

For your summer enjoyment and enhancement, The Belle Glade Branch Library is offering a "free" 4 week, one-hour course for adults in July. "Literacy Plus in Motion classes will be held Thursdays, starting July 5, 2018 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm in the Belle Glade Branch Library's conference room. Topics will include creative and resume writing, basic grammar, and public speaking.

WHEN: Thursday, July 19 - July 26, 2018 (every Thursday) | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Please contact Sandra Lusunariz, Glades Literacy Coordinator, (561) 996-3453 for additional information.

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Kids' Music Circle at Pahokee Library KIDSMUSICCIRCLE

Sing, shake and play along with music specialist Noam Brown during this fun, engaging and 100 percent interactive Kids' Music Circle, for ages 2 to 11 (45 mins.).

WHEN: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
WHERE: Loula V York Library,  525 Bacom Point Rd, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: Please call 561-924-5928

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Shoes of Hope Provides Shoes for Children in Need

Shoes of Hope is an annual shoe and school supply distribution for children in need who are entering grades K-5!  Shoes of Hope 2018 will take place at Community of Hope in Loxahatchee, Florida. During this time, volunteers will be providing a message of hope and supplying each child with a new pair of shoes, school supplies, and a haircut.

WHEN: Saturday, July 29, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Community of Hope, 14055 Okeechobee Blvd, Loxahatchee, FL 33470
CONTACT INFO: Please call 561-753-8883

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5th Annual Back to School Bash - Boost Mobile

From Boost Mobile: "Over 1,000 backpacks  will be given away at  Boost Mobile of Belle Glade  5th Annual Back To School Bash.  This is our way of showing love and support to our community and to those that support us all year. It will be a day for the whole family to have fun. Free food, free haircuts, free face painting, free ice cones, bounce house, game truck on wheels and alot more."

WHEN: Saturday, August 4, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Boost Mobile of Belle Glade,  551 SW 16th St,  Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  If you have any question about the event or sponsorship details contact  Amin Mohamad  561-449-1039

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13th Pastoral Anniversary at St. John First Missionary

A weeklong slate of events will mark the 13th Pastoral Anniversary at St. John First Missionary Baptist Church in Belle Glade. The events will honor Reverend Dr. Robert L. Rease. 

WHEN: Tuesday, August 7 - August 12, 2018 | 7:00 p.m. 
WHERE: St. John First Missionary Baptist Church, 600 SW 8th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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LORHN's 2018 Rural Health Symposium

This full-day, catered event with plenary speakers and breakout sessions, will include health care topics impacting our rural communities around Lake Okeechobee. 

WHEN: Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Indian River State College - Hendry-Dixon Campus, 2229 NW 9th Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please call 561-844-4220 ext. 1600, or email

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Catholic Charities Disaster Recovery Program CATHOLICCHARITIES

Catholic Charities Diocese of Palm Beach County is providing a number of services to help individuals and families impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, including: case management, basic needs assistance, home repair assistance, financial assistance (if eligible), and assistance replacing damaged furniture (as available). Spanish and Creole speaking case managers available. 

WHEN: Ongoing
WHERE: St. Mary's Center, 1200 East Main Street, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call 561-360-3324 or email

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West Tech Adult Education Fall 2018 Registration and Testing Information

From West Tech: "West Technical Education Center wants to help you grow and expand your horizons. Applications are now being accepted for our Pre-Apprenticeship programs. If you are seeking better employment opportunities or to advance in your current career, then West Technical Education Center is where you learn to earn! For more information call 561-829-4620."

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Key Dates You Should Know for 2018 Florida Elections

It's an important election year up and down the ballot. Are you ready to vote? Take a look at a number of important dates for this year's elections. Learn more by visiting

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Palm Beach County Releases Back to School Website

From the School District of Palm Beach County: "School begins on Monday, August 13, and now is the time begin preparations for the return to the classroom. The School District of Palm Beach County has created a Back to School website with everything families need to get ready to return to District schools. is a one-stop-shop with information on finding your school and registering, health requirements and immunizations, applying for free and reduced-priced meals, this year's student and family handbook, school times, calendars and back to school news as it's available."

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Do You Watch TV Using an Antenna? July 23 is Rescan Day

From WXEL: "Do you watch TV using an antenna? If so, on this day you will need to rescan your television. If you watch television through a cable or satellite service, you do not need to rescan. Your service provider will do it for you."

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Interested in Hosting Event for Intergenerational Month?

From the Department of Elder Affairs: "The Department of Elder Affairs is gearing up for September, which is Intergenerational Month. Please consider hosting one or more intergenerational activities in your community, center, school, library, etc., during this special month ..."

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League of Women Voters News - July 15, 2018

News and information from the League of Women Voters Palm Beach County. 

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, July 16, 2018

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

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades
The Sun Newspaper

  • 10 Positions Open
Other Areas

  • Job Developer/Rsettlement Program Case Manager
Other Areas
Powerpoint - Presenting Like a Pro

Delivering your presentation can be as simple or as complex as you make it. One of the scariest things about giving a presentation is ensuring that the equipment - both hardware and software - functions correctly when you're standing up in front of a live audience. Learn to control a presentation on-screen, jump to different slides, take notes during the meeting and package a presentation to use on another computer.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Nonprofits First,  1818 S Australian Avenue, #450,  West Palm Beach, FL 33409
CONTACT INFO:  Shari J. Hanglan,  shanglan@nonprofitsfirst.org561-214-7435

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Fearless Caregiver Conference

Are you a family caregiver looking for advice, support and help for your caregiving issues?
This Workshop will educate family caregivers on: How to choose a homecare agency, what Financial Options are available, Evaluating types of Facilities, Selecting Insurance ... and much more.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL 33446
TO REGISTER:  You can register at

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Saving the Census - The Importance of 2020 Census

From the League of Women Voters: "The 2020 census is only two years away. The Census Bureau is dealing with budget cutbacks, lack of leadership, failed field tests, and more. These problems alone have the potential to seriously hurt the success of the census, but the introduction of the citizenship question to the document raises many problems that will have long lasting, negative effects.

Palm Beach County Mayor McKinlay and members of the County Administration staff will be talking about the importance of the Census and how Palm Beach County is working to preserve the census at our Saving the Census Hot Topic lunch at the Atlantis Country Club."

WHEN: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Atlantis Country Club, 190 Atlantis Blvd, Atlantis, FL 33462
TO REGISTER:  You can register at

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Presenting our Palm Beach County 2018 Candidates

Join for the 5th Biennial Candidates Forum in West Palm Beach, presented by the Puerto Rican / Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce. 

WHEN: Thursday, July 26, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: WPTV News Channel 5, 1100 Banyan Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT INFO: For further details please feel free to call 561-889-6527 or email
COST: $5 (members), $15 (non-members)

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Facing the Crisis - Taking Action Against the Opioid Epidemic

The purpose of this event is to report progress on opioid response plan; discuss latest research and trends as it relates to substance abuse and treatment; and learn ways to engage in the collective effort to address substance abuse locally. 

WHEN: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Vista Center, 2300 North Jog Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
CONTACT INFO: For more information, contact John Hulick at 561-355-4777 or via email at

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Accepting Online Applications for Project Based Assistance

The WPBHA will open its Project Based Wait List on Tuesday July 17th, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. and close on Friday July 27, 2018 11:59 p.m. Applications for project based assistance will be taken for each of the following developments; Royal Palm Place - one and two bedroom units available. You must be 62 years of age or older to apply. A preference will be given to U.S. veterans or widows of veterans killed in action who are 62 years of age.

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
SummerFoodFREE Meals All Summer - Summer Food Sites for Children in the Glades

Summer BreakSpot provides nutritious meals at no cost to children while school is out for the summer. There is no application necessary and any child age 18 or younger can come during meal times to receive a free meal. Many meal sites are located at places like schools, libraries and churches and offer breakfasts, lunches, snacks or supper. Note: not all sites are open daily or provide every meal service. Review the selected site details prior to visiting, and contact the site directly if you have any questions.

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Back to School Bash - Pahokee High School - Vendors Wanted

On Saturday, August 4th, 2018, The Palm Beach County Back to School Bash will host our annual community Back to School Bash from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. We would like to extend to you, your business, non-profit and civic organization, an invitation to participate in this annual community event. We are seeking vendors that specialize in products and services geared towards families. During the Bash, your business will have the opportunity to display their products/services and distribute literature to thousands of families in Palm Beach County. There are 5 Bash sites happening throughout the county on the same day.

WHEN: Saturday, August 4, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee High School, 850 Larrimore Road Pahokee, FL 33476

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Breath of Life Pregnancy Resource Center and Children's Boutique BREATHOFLIFE

We help ALL communities in crisis situations. We help with items such as but not limited to children's clothing from NB-TEENS, diapers, toiletries, wipes, formula, baby furniture, and more. We run strictly on donations so we take anything and everything and we do pick-ups. To help fund the resource center we have a Children's Boutique with new or gently used clothing and other items for sale at a very reasonable price. Soon we will be able to offer classes to help youth and adults with GED, communications, finding your personality, self-defense, and more.

WHEN: Tuesdays - Saturdays (Ongoing) | 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: 296 East Main Street, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: If you have any questions, please email

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Boxed for Success School Supply Drive Will Benefit Local School

From the Town of Palm Beach United Way: "We need your help collecting supplies for our back-to-school 'Boxed for Success School Supply Drive' organized by the Town of Palm Beach United Way's Youth United Committee.

The drive benefits local Title 1 elementary schools in Palm Beach County. This year, students at Belle Glade Elementary, C.O. Taylor/Kirklane and Highland Elementary Schools will receive thousands of pencils, crayons, glue sticks, paper and other supplies collected during the drive.

Now through August 6, supply donations and checks made payable to Town of Palm Beach United Way and decorated shoe boxes will be accepted at the United Way Office: 44 Cocoanut Row, Suite M201; the Palm Beach Daily News: 400 Royal Palm Way, Suite 100; and the Palm Beach Fire-Rescue Stations at 300 N. County Road, 355 S. County Road and 2185 South Ocean Blvd."

WHEN: (Ongoing)
CONTACT INFO: For more information contact the Town of Palm Beach United Way at 655-1919 or visit

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Palm Beach County Economic Inclusion Policy Deliberation Phase Timeline

From Palm Beach County: "As many of you know, the County began looking at possible racial, gender and ethnic disparities in its contracting practices back in 2014 at the direction of former County Commissioner Priscilla Taylor. Upon her departure from the Board, current Vice Mayor Mack Bernard made it a cornerstone of his priorities. The study and legal analysis has concluded and staff has begun the public input process. Below are the dates for stakeholder meetings, if you would like to participate. These meetings are open to the public."

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Lighthouse Cafe - June 2018 Newsletter

News, information, and updates from Lighthouse Cafe. 

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Friday Forecast - Prime Time Palm Beach County

News and more from Prime Time Palm Beach County.  

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, July 9, 2018

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

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

New Hope Charities
  • CDL Licensed Bus Driver / Custodian
  • 12 Positions Open
Previous Postings - Other Areas
LINC Care Coordination and Monitoring Workshop

The FL LINC Project is a collaborative suicide prevention grant working to implement the Zero Suicide Initiative within systems throughout the State of Florida.

WHEN: Friday, July 27, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Children's Services Council - A.A. Milne Room, 2300 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33426
TO REGISTER: To attend the workshop, participants must RSVP to Lindsay Slattery-Cerny, Regional Suicide Prevention Specialist, FL LINC Project,, 561-809-4068

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health or substance use problem. Learn an action plan to help. Anyone 18 or older can take Youth Mental Health First Aid, but it is recommended for those who regularly have contact with young people ages 12 to 18: teachers, coaches, social workers, faith leaders, and other caring citizens. 

WHEN: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Children's Services Council - St. Lucie, 546 NW University Blvd 201, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please contact or 561-536-7716

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It's All About Me - Health Fair, Fashion Show

Heart, Health & Healing (Triple "H") Community Center is collaborating with Florida Health- Palm Beach County to host a "It's All About Me" Health Fair: Fashion Show event at the Riviera Beach Marina Event Center.

The event theme will be "Dress for Success-Stepping Up to A Healthy Lifestyle." Our goals are to promote Health and Wellness awareness, in a fun and entertaining way, and to empower women and men to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support/resources.  In addition, we hope to have over 250 community residents participating; creating a perfect atmosphere to promote good personal and mental health habits, to present the necessary tools that will help them thrive in life and work environment, and to introduce a professional and personal attire outlook.

WHEN: Friday, August 10, 2018 | 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
WHERE: Riviera Beach Marina Event Center 190 East 13th Street Riviera Beach, FL 33404
CONTACT INFO: For more information, ticket donation, agencies/businesses registration, and sponsorship opportunities please contact Caroline Hill at 561-255-7711 or

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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

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or (561) 996-3310
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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
Donate to the Glades Initiative, Inc.



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