Monday, July 24, 2017
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~~~ This Week ~~~
Mon, July  24       6:00 pm    Community Conversations, Bridges at Belle Glade
Tue, July  25        5 :00 pm     1-2-3s of Starting a Business , Belle Glade Public Library
Tue, July  25        9 :00 am     End Homelessness , Vista Center, West Palm Beach
Wed, July  26        9:00 am    Maroon Machine Band Camp, Glades Central, Belle Glade
Wed, July  26        5:00 pm    PBSC Adjunct Recruitment, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade
Wed, July  26       4 : 00 pm    Falafel and Philanthropy, Leila Restaurant, West Palm Beach
Wed, July  26        7:00 pm    Preventing Child Sexual Abuse, Shoppe 561, West Palm Beach
Thu, July  27       1 0:00 am   Financial Planning for Baby, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies, Belle Glade
Sat, July  29       9 : 00 am      Back to School Bash, Boys and Girls Club, Belle Glade
Sat, July  29        10:00 am    Back to School Bash, Pahokee High School
Sat, July  29        2:00 pm      Foster Home Recruitment, Tanner Park, South Bay

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ConversationCommunity Conversations by Palm Healthcare
Palm Healthcare encourages residents to join the 'Community Conversations' to talk about what a healthier Glades looks like to you. The organization invites everyone to the conversation and encourage you to bring neighbors, friends and colleagues. A light dinner will be provided. 

WHEN: Monday, July 24, 2017   6 :00 p.m.
WHERE: Bridges at Belle Glade, 33 West Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
Click here for more information
FWBCFWBC Workshop: 1-2-3s of Starting a Business 
Do you have what it takes to start your own business? It is more than just having a good idea. If you are an aspiring, first time business owner, learn about a step-by-step approach into business including the basic first steps, testing your idea, basic research, and using outside resources to get you started.  You will explore personal potential as a future business owner and receive valuable information and resources. Sponsored by the Florida Women's Business Center. 

WHEN: Tuesday, July 25, 2017   5 :00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Public Library, 725 NW 4th Street, Belle Glade 33430
COST: FREE - Registration required - Space Limited
Click here to register, or call 561-265-3790, ext. 111. 
MarchingMarching Maroon Machine Band Camp

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 
AdjunctPBSC Hosts Adjunct Recruitment Fair

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 
The 3 Essential Steps of Building a Powerhouse Brand

SCORE and The Office Depot Foundation are proud to present The 3 Essential Steps of Building a Powerhouse Online Brand, presented by Brett Napoli. Join us to learn how to create a powerful and lasting online brand. Presenter Brett Napoli, founder of the web development and media firm Ambition Insight, explains how to understand your constituency and stakeholders, and then create content and images which appeal to them.

With a special focus on nonprofit organizations, the presenter will cover:
  • How to create an eye-catching logo and website
  • Ways to create and publish SEO-friendly content on an ongoing basis
  • Other tips to make your brand, content, social media and online marketing efforts stand out
WHEN: Wednesday, July 26, 2017  

Click here for more information and to reserve your spot
BabyFinancial Planning for Baby's Future
Join Wells Fargo at Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies in Belle Glade for a free "Financial Planning for Baby's Future" workshop for pregnant women, new parents and their support partners. 

WHEN: Thursday, July 27, 2017   10 :00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies, 1079 South Main St., Belle Glade 33430
COST: FREE - Registration required - Space Limited
For more information, call 561-996-7112
BGBashBack 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)
Click here for blood drive flyer
PahokeeBashBack 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
FosterFoster 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
Caring Hearts Back to School Summer Jam

Join Caring Hearts for a fun event and help children prepare to go back to school. Free school supplies and backpacks will be given out, and the first 15 children will receive a free physical exam. 

WHEN: Saturday, August 5, 2017  11:00 a.m. 
WHERE: 301 SE 1st St., Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for more information
Jessie Levi Memorial Scholarship for Glades Health Students

The scholarship is awarded by Heka Healthcare Consulting, LLC to undergraduate, minority college students from the Glades area. One recipient will be selected to receive a $250 stipend to help offset the cost of books and tuition. 

DEADLINE: Thursday, August 31, 2017

Click here for more information and application link 
McKinlay Memo: News From District 6

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Grant Opportunities________________________
Micro Grants Offered for Awareness Activities
1HTC supports the existing, and newly formed coalitions within the SE region (Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Dade, Monroe), and provides technical assistance, as well as funds for community education. The 1HTC will work with POC's within the respective organizations to produce training materials, and enhance their respective publications that create awareness through a variety of media sources, by providing funding for projects.

DEADLINE: Thursday, August 31, 2017
Click here for more information
Other Areas________________________
HomelessnessForum: 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
FalafelCommunity Partners: Falafel and Philanthropy
Community Partners invites the public to a special event in West Palm Beach. Enjoy a night of delicious food, with 10% of the night's sales donated to Community Partners. Bring your friends and family and enjoy Falafel and philanthropy!

WHEN: Wednesday, July 26, 2017   4 :00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
WHERE: Leila Restaurant, 120 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Click here for more information
My Life Event for Youth
Do you know a young person (13 - 23 years) in Palm Beach County who might want to have fun with other youth, enjoy free pizza and fun activities, show off their talents and hear stories from their peers? 

WHEN: Wednesday, July 26, 2017   6 :00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: McDonald Wilson Center in Gaines Park, 1501 N. Australian Ave. West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Click here for more information
SexualabuseStewards of Children: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Workshop
Stewards of Children is a prevention training program that teaches adults how to prevent,
recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for
organizations that serve youth and for individuals concerned about the safety of children. It is
the only nationally distributed, evidence based program proven to increase knowledge,
improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 26, 2017   7 :00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Shoppe 561, 1905 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
COST: $15.00 (includes workbook)
Click here for more information
SCORE: Starting a Nonprofit Organization Workshop
Hoping to start a nonprofit organization? Find out the secrets to launch a successful nonprofit in Florida. Learn how to show that your organization is established for the "greater good," to make it easier to qualify for both IRS and Florida's regulations. Instructor Penny Pompei, a nonprofit expert and SCORE's Chapter Chair shows you how to complete your application and helps guide you to success.
WHEN: Thursday, July 27, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach SCORE Office, 500 S. Australian Ave, Suite 115, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
COST: $30 - $50
Click here for more information
Jamaicans of the Palm Beaches, Inc. Health Fair
Jamaicans of the Palm Beaches, Inc. is presenting its 26th Annual Health Fair in West Palm Beach. The event will feature free back to school physicals and immunizations (2 months - 12th grade), as well as breast examinations/mammogram prescriptions, HIV testing for adults, and more. 

WHEN: Thursday, August 3, 2017   9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Grace Episcopal Church, 3600 N. Australian Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Click here for more information
Senator Latvala to Hold Opioid Crisis Roundtable
Senator Jack Latvala, Chairman of the Florida Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that he will hold a roundtable discussion on the opioid epidemic next month in Palm Beach County. Latvala was invited by Senator Kevin Rader and Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay to visit Palm Beach County to learn first-hand about the issues surrounding the epidemic of opioid overdoses.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 8, 2017   9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, Room PSD 108, 4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33461
Click here for more information
8th Annual Health & Human Services Legislative Advocacy Initiative
Never before has it been so crucial for health and human services organizations to be a part of our legislative process. And, never before have YOU had such a great opportunity to let legislators know what you want and need. Together nonprofits and stakeholders can help build a very loud voice by participating in the Legislative Advocacy Initiative.Submit your legislative priorities, advocate for your clients. 

DEADLINE: Friday, September 8, 2017
Click here for more information
Prime Time and National Summer Learning Day

Prime Time Palm Beach County called on all out-of-school time programs to create a  public service announcement (PSA) to bring awareness to the importance of keeping  children learning, safe and healthy during the summer months. Out-of-school time  programs had the opportunity to create a PSA, using Prime Time's Public Service  Announcement Contest Starter Kit.

Click here to learn more and see winning PSA entries
FRAC: Weekly News Digest

Nonprofits First News and Events

Junior League of Boca Raton events, presentations

Children's Services Council Monday Morning Update

Previous Postings - The Glades Area ___
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 
Boost Mobile, Muck City Riders Back to School Bash 
Boost Mobile of Belle Glade and the Muck City Riders are hosting their Fourth Annual Back to School Bash to support the community. Come out for free food and other giveaways, as well as a backpack full of school supplies for students entering school. 

WHEN: Saturday, August 5, 2017   10 :00 a.m.
WHERE: Citi Trends 551 SW 16th ST Belle Glade, FL 33430
Click here for more information
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
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
Dot & Ruby Helping Hands Moves to New Location

Dorthena Harris, of Dot & Ruby Helping Hands, would like to announce that the food and clothing distribution site has moved to a new location: 

Regular Hours
WHEN: Monday - Friday  8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dot & Ruby Helping Hands, 200 SW 5th, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Food Distribution Times
WHEN: Saturdays  8:00 a.m.
WHERE:  Dot & Ruby Helping Hands, 200 SW 5th, Belle Glade, FL 33430

For more information, please contact Ms. Harris at 561-983-3744. 
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
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
Commissioner Melissa McKinlay Earns FAC Certified County Commissioner Designation

"The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) presented Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay with the Certified County Commissioner (CCC) designation following completion of a comprehensive study program developed by the association. Commissioner McKinlay received the designation with 10 other county commissioners during an awards ceremony held at the FAC Annual Conference in Palm Beach County, Florida. ..."

Click here for full article
Water Safety During the Dog Days of Summer

"Increased water safety awareness can help ensure that you and your loved ones have fun this summer and return home safely," said Nelson Colón, natural resource program manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District. "The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the nation's leading federal providers of outdoor recreation, with more than 400 lake and river projects in 43 states. Visitor safety at Corps parks and recreation areas is our highest priority ..."

Click here for full article
Mentors Needed at Pioneer Park Elementary

The mentoring program at Pioneer Park Elementary is looking for mentors to work with children grades 2nd through 5th. 

Mentors are needed during the following hours:
WHEN: Monday - Friday, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pioneer Park Elementary, 39500 Pioneer Park Rd, Belle Glade, FL 33430

For more information, contact Curtis Holley at 561-755-3384
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
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)
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PBC Clerk: Free Workshop on Sealing or Expunging Criminal Records
Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller will be holding a free workshop on the subject of sealing or expunging criminal records. The event is part of a series of free "Do-It-Yourself in Court" workshops offered the first Wednesday of each month by the Self-Service Center of the Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County. 
WHEN: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Main Courthouse, First Floor Cafeteria, 205 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Click here for more information
Estimated 1.5 million with Pre-Existing Conditions Could Face Higher Premiums Under Cruz Amendment
"A new analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that 1.5 million people with pre-existing conditions could face higher premiums under an amendment suggested by Sen. Ted Cruz to the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), the Senate's proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ..."
Click here for full story
Children's Services Council Monday Morning Update

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