Monday, July 22, 2019
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Ongoing                               Medical Interpreter Training - In the Glades - Accepting Applications
Ongoing                                Free Summer Meal Sites, Glades area
Tue, July 23  6:00 pm          Public Forum - Council on the Social Status of Black Men, BG City Hall
Thu, July 25  9:30 am          GTAC Meets, Pahokee Marina
Thu, July 25  6:00 pm          Alzheimer's Neighborhood Forum, Community United Methodist, BG
Sat, July 27  2:00 pm          Ice Cream Social and Great Book Giveaway, Pahokee Library
Sat, July 27  10:00 am        Glades Back to School Bash, West Tech, Belle Glade
Tue, July 30  4:00 pm          Learn About Trade Professions, PBSC, Belle Glade
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
Florida Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys Will Hold Public Forum in Belle Glade SOCIALSTATUS
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,

Click here for more information
GTAC Meets at Pahokee Marina GTAC
GTAC continues to focus on hurricane preparedness for the 2019 season and is pleased have as our featured presenter Anna Stewart, Manager of the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County. Under Ms. Stewarts' guidance the Coalition has been recognized nationally for their outstanding efforts on water safety and education. 

WHEN:  Thursday, July 25, 2019  | 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Pahokee Marina, 190 N Lake Ave, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: Houston L. Tate, OCR Director, 233-5303 or

Click here to learn more
Alzheimer's Neighborhood Forum ALZHEIMERS
Learn about Alzheimer's, dementia, and memory loss. Bring a friend who has been affected by the disease.  

WHEN:  Thursday, July 25, 2019  | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Community United Methodist Church, 401 SW 1st Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Register by calling 1-800-272-3900 or by emailing

Click here to learn more
Glades Back to School Bash BASH
Free backpacks, school supplies, haircuts, physicals, and immunizations. Disclaimer: Must be pre-registered to participate. Please disregard the time on your invitation and arrive at the event between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

WHEN:  Saturday, July 27, 2019  | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: West Tech Education Center, 2625 State Road 715, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Vernell Williams-Desrosier, 561-829-4632

Click here to learn more
Ice Cream Social and the Great Book Giveaway ICECREAM
Beat the heat and celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program in refreshing style. Children and teens may visit the Great Book Giveaway table to receive one of many books hand-selected by library staff to take home for free!  

WHEN:  Saturday, July 27, 2019  | 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Loula V York Library, 525 Bacom Point Rd, Pahokee, FL 33476

Click here to learn more
Learn About Trade Professions at PBSC TRADE
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

Click here for more information
Volunteering for Census 2020 at South Bay
Those interested in volunteering in the city of South Bay with the upcoming Census 2020 are encouraged to attend a Complete Count Committee (CCC) workshop at the South Bay chambers. 

WHEN:  Thursday, August 1, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: City of South Bay, 335 SW 2nd Ave, South Bay, FL 33493

Click here for more information (English)
Click here for more information (Spanish)
Click here for more information (Haitian Creole)
Your Health Matters - Health Literacy Workshop Series
Health Literacy is the ability a person has that helps them find, manage, understand, and use basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions. Topics include: Your Healthcare, Your Doctor, Your Medicine, Nutrition, and Staying Healthy. Open to all.  18+participants should attend all three sessions. This workshop is in English, contact us to schedule a workshop in Spanish.

WHEN:  Tuesdays, August 6 & 13, 2019  | 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Bridges at Pahokee, 170 S Barfield Hwy, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: Maricruz Rangel, 863-532-3099 or

Click here to learn more
Hurricane Preparedness Event
Glades Community Organization, Inc. is hosting a "Hurricane Preparedness Event", presented by the P.B.C. Fire Rescue Community Educational Specialist, Charbel Khajij. 

WHEN:  Monday, August 19, 2019  | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: 366 South Main Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-758-1457

Click here to learn more
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
RFP Opportunity: Glades Student Grant-Making Assoc

The Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County (CSC) is increasing their investment in the Glades (Belle Glade and Pahokee) through shared leadership with the Student ACES organization. Through an RFP process, Student ACES youth, known as the Glades Student Grant-Making Association (GSGA), will award grant dollars to support initiatives designed to improve conditions leading to a healthy, youth-centered community.

Deadline to apply
WHEN:  Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Click here to learn more
Hats Off Nonprofit Awards Still Accepting Nominations

Now accepting nominations for the 2019 Hats Off Nonprofit Awards Nonprofit of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Volunteer of the Year AND MORE. Do not miss your chance to take part in this lively celebration of Palm Beach County's thriving nonprofit sector.

Submission Deadline
WHEN: Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 5:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more
Know Your Rights: What to do if ICE Agents Show up at Your Door, at Work or in Public

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

Click here to learn more (in English)
Click here  to learn more (in Spanish)
Click here to learn more (in Haitian Creole)
U.S. Sugar Welcomes BG Native to Company

Press release: Clewiston, FL - U.S. Sugar Monday announced the hire of Brannan Thomas, a Belle Glade native, as its Community Relations Manager. Thomas will manage the company's community support and initiatives, serving the Glades and coastal communities where the people of U.S. Sugar live, work, and enjoy ...

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, July 22, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council. Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: Apply to be a census taker, 211's Back to School events, and more!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 

Other Areas
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  

Click here for more information
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
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
"The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness:" A Panel Discussion
Michelle Alexander's New York Times best-seller is a stunning account of the rebirth of a castelike system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class, their status denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement. Discuss the book along with a panel facilitated by the PBC Criminal Justice Commission.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Lantana Road Branch Library, 4020 Lantana Rd, Lake Worth, FL 33462

Click here for more information
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

Click here for more information
Free Workshop: Introduction to Business Ownership
The Black Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County presents a workshop on, "Ask a Mental Health Expert: Mental Health in the Workplace."

WHEN: Saturday, July 30, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE:  SCORE Learning Center,  500 S Australian Ave-Suite 115, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT:  Larry Ornstein,  Palm Beach SCORE, 561-833-1672  

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
"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
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
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
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
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!

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 

Previous Postings - Other Areas
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
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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