Monday, July 29, 2019
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Ongoing                                Free Summer Meal Sites, Glades area
Tue, July 30  4:00 pm          Learn About Trade Professions, PBSC, Belle Glade
Tue, July 30  4:30 pm          Your Health Matters, Bridges at Pahokee
Wed, July 31  10:30 am        Thank You Party and Line Dancing, Belle Glade Library
Thu, Aug 1  2:00 pm            Volunteering for 2020 Census, South Bay City Hall
Sat, Aug 3  9:00 am              Boost Mobile Back to School Bash, Belle Glade
Sat, Aug 3  12:00 pm            New Birth Deliverance Back to School Giveaway, Belle Glade
Glades Area
Medical Interpreter Training - In the Glades

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);  Registration ends Wednesday, July 31, 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
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
Your Health Matters - Health Literacy Workshop Series HEALTHMATTERS
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, July 30, 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
Thank You Party and Line Dancing THANKYOUPARTY
Slide to the left, slide to the right and slide right into some new line dances with Ms. Elaine. An ice cream sundae station will also help you stay cool.

WHEN:  Wednesday, July 31, 2019  | 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3453

Click here to learn more
U.S. Army Corps Job Fair - Local Jobs Available OPENHOUSE
Open house to provide information on job opportunities open to the public by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 

WHEN:  Thursday, August 1, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 525 Ridgelawn Road, Building SF-2, Classroom 525, Clewiston, FL 33440

Click here for more information
Volunteering for Census 2020 at South Bay CENSUS2020
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)
Boost Mobile Back to School Bash 2019 BOOST
The Boost Mobile Back to School Bash returns to Belle Glade. Important times: Set up, 7:00 a.m.; Registration, 8:30 a.m.; Games & food: 10:00 a.m.; Backpack Giveaway, 11:00 a.m.

WHEN:  Saturday, August 3, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Boost Mobile of Belle Glade, 551 SW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For more information, contact Amin Mohamad at 561-449-1039
New Birth Deliverance Back to School Giveaway NEWBIRTH
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
Movie & Popcorn: The Biggest Little Farm
"The Biggest Littel Farm" is a delightful and uplifting documentary film that follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to their lives and the land. Film is rated PG.  Event is FREE. Popcorn and light refreshments will be served. Kids are welcome with adult supervision. Doors open at 6:30 pm, film starts at 7:00 pm.  RSVP  is required as seating is limited.

WHEN:  Friday, August 9, 2019 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Sierra Club, 136 S Main Street, Unit A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Diana Umpierre, 983-8655

Click here to learn more
Click  here for movie trailer
Backyard Safari: Birds, Butterflies and Flowers
Dr. Jaeson Clayborn will present a lively talk about South Florida's butterflies and how to create a healthy and colorful garden that's good for people and wildlife.  Light refreshments will be served. Kids are welcomed. At the end of the workshop and while supplies last, free butterfly-friendly plants will be given out to start your own backyard safari!  Please RSVP as supplies and seating are limited.

WHEN:  Saturday, August 24, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Sierra Club, 136 S Main Street, Unit A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Diana Umpierre, 983-8655

Click here to learn more
Lakeside Medical Graduates 7th Class of Family Medicine residents

Press Release: Strength, courage, character, confidence and dignity. Those were the words of encouragement and guidance given to three new physician graduates of Lakeside Medical Center's Family Medicine Residency Program.

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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

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
Become a Changemaker - Philanthropy Tank

Philanthropy TankĀ® is a program that challenges, empowers, and equips the next generation of CHANGEmakers in grades 8-12 to develop and implement a sustainable social service, activism, or impact idea that aims to serve and solve a problem in our community.

Application deadline
WHEN: Friday, October 4, 2019 | 11:59 p.m.

Click here to learn more
Glades Area Libraries August 2019 Activities

Read about upcoming Glades Area Library events planned for June 2019.        

Click here to see all Glades area library activities for the month
501c News - Nonprofits First Newsletter

Catch up on the latest news from Nonprofits First: consultant directory, career opportunities, upcoming awards ceremony and more! 

Click here to learn more
Florida Rural Health Association Newsletter

Read the July 2019 edition of the Florida Rural Health Association Newsletter for information on Project Echo, CPR training sites, and more. 

Click here to learn more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, July 29, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council. Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: Choosing an Afterschool Program, Summer Immunization Campaign, and more!

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 

Other Areas
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: Tuesday, 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
Understanding Financial Statements
Learn to analyze the following financial documents: Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow Statement, Statement of Changes in Equity.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: 1000 NW 17th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33445
CONTACT:  Please RSVP for the in-person seminar (seats are limited) or webinar by July 30th:

Click here for more information
501cPro Toolkit and Accreditation Q&A
Come learn about the Nonprofits First products and services that can help ensure your organization meets legal requirements and implements best practices that are important to staff, clients, and donors.

WHEN: Friday, August 2, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
CONTACT: Adriene Tynes,, 561-214-7438

Click here for more information
PBSO is Hiring - Job Fair
PBSO will be answerin questions and accepting applications for the following positions at the event: Certified Law Enforcement (full- and part-time), Certified Corrections, Communications Officer (911 Dispatcher), Corrections Support Personnel, and School Crossing Guard.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: James B Callaway U.S. Army Reserve Center, 3193 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Click here for more information
Palm Beach Opportunity Zone Convening
Hosted by the Florida Housing Coalition, this half-day convening brings local stakeholders together to discuss the Opportunity Zones (OZ) incentive and better understand market opportunities in the County's designated Opportunity Zones neighborhoods.

WHEN: Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Riviera Beach Marina Event Center, 190 East 13th Street, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Click here for more information
Fearless Caregiver Conference
The Fearless Caregiver Conference comes to Okeechobee.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Indian River State College, Williamson Conference Center, 2229 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972

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
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
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 ...

Click here to read more
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!

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 

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