Monday, July 3, 2017
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~~~ This Week ~~~
Tues, July 4           8:10 pm        Fourth of July Fireworks Show, Pahokee Campground & Marina
Tues, July 4            4 :00 pm         Fourth of July Celebration , Torry Island, Belle Glade
Wed, July 5            1 :00 pm         Impact Grant Info Session , Palm Beach United Way, Palm Beach
Thur, July 6            10:30 am      Belle Glade Teen Center Dedication, Boys & Girls Club, Belle Glade
Thur, July 6            6:00 pm        Relationship Workshop, PBC Extension Office, West Palm Beach
Sat, July 8             10:00 am       Intro to Business Ownership, Mandel Library, West Palm Beach
Glades Area ________________________
Pahokee4thFourth of July Fireworks Show - Pahokee

A fireworks display over Lake Okeechobee will light up the sky this Fourth of July in Pahokee. Bring the family and some lawn chairs for a show you won't forget. 

WHEN: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 8:15 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee Campground & Marina, 190 North Lake Avenue, Pahokee, FL 33476

Click here for more information
TorryFourth of July Celebration on Torry Island - Belle Glade

The third annual Belle Glade Fourth of July Celebration is returning to Torry Island. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a day full of food, music, arts and crafts, free children's games and rides, and more! A fireworks show caps off the event at 9 p.m.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Torry Island , Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for more information
Click here for Schedule of Events
ImpactImpact the Palm Beaches 2017 Grant Opportunities Information Session
Join the Community Foundation for this free information session as we review the grant guidelines, explain the application process and answer questions about the high-impact grant from Impact the Palm Beaches.

On November 6, 2017, high-impact grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to successful nonprofit applicants in one or more of the following focus areas: Arts & Culture; Education; Environment; Family and Health & Wellness.

Six sessions are available:

WHEN: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 (two sessions), Thursday, July 6, 2017 (three sessions), Friday, July 7, 2017
WHERE: Town of Palm Beach United Way, 44 Cocoanut Row, Suite M201, Palm Beach, FL 33480
COST: Free (RSVP is required and space is limited to the first 25 registrants for each session)
Click here for more information, times, and instructions for registering
RibbonMLB and Marlins unveil refurbishment of the Boys & Girls Club of Belle Glade Teen Center

As part of bringing the All-Star Game to Miami, Major League Baseball is contributing millions of dollars to community projects. One of those projects - refurbishment of the Belle Glade Teen Center, which serves 100 area teens daily - will be unveiled on Thursday. A dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at the site.

WHEN: Thursday, July 6, 2017 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Boys & Girls Club of Belle Glade, 350 SW 10th Street, Belle Glade

Click here for more information
SCORESCORE: Introduction to Business Ownership
Do you know if you have what it takes to be a successful business owner? This workshop will help you decide if you are ready to take the plunge to become a business owner or if you may be better off keeping your day job. Have all of your questions answered by SCORE Certified Mentor Tim Coppage.

WHEN: Saturday, July 8, 2017  10 :00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, FL 33401
COST: Free
Click here for more details and to register 
CareerSource Announces Construction Jobs Hiring Event in the Glades

CareerSource is inviting residents interested in construction jobs to participate in one of several job expos and hiring events coming to the Glades. 

WHEN: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Lake Shore Civic Center,  1224 SW Avenue E Pl, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for more information
Get designer clothing at unheard of prices (Suits $125, Dresses $75, Shoes $35, and many more incredibly low prices), all while supporting Dress for Success Palm Beaches' mission of empowering women to achieve economic independence.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 12, 13, 14, 2017 By appointment
WHERE: Dress for Success Palm Beaches, 118 E Ocean Ave, Lantana, FL 33462

Click here for more information or to make your appointment
Back 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

Volunteer 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)
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
County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay honored for efforts to fight opioid epidemic

From The Palm Beach Post: 

"Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay has been honored by the Florida Association of Counties for her efforts to help communities across the state deal with the opioid epidemic. At a ceremony at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, McKinlay received the Marlene Young Presidential Advocacy Award, which is presented to a county elected official who has shown extraordinary leadership...."
Click here for full story
Lakeside Medical Center's Family Medicine Residency Program graduates class of four

"Family, friends and colleagues gathered June 21st at Lakeside Medical Center, Palm Beach County's only public hospital, to celebrate the graduation of four residents from its Family Medicine Residency Program. Richard Roche, Hospital Administrator and Chief Administrative Officer with the Health Care District of Palm Beach County welcomed the more than 70 attendees ..."
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Lois Kwasman Program For Community Impact Grant Nominations Open
The Lois Kwasman Program For Community Impact Grant Nominations for 2017-2018 are open. Please go to the Members Only section of the EWPB website to print your nomination form today. The deadline for Nominations is Monday, July 17, 2017 by 5:00 pm.
Click here for more details 
Bock sworn in as President-Elect of Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers
Click here for full story
LORHN Rural Health Newsletter July 2017

Job Opportunities

In the Glades

Food Bank Coordinator ~ The Glades Initiative, Inc.
The Sun Classifieds
Indeed Job Search

In Other Areas

Children's Harbor

Other Areas________________________
RelationshipRelationship Enhancement Workshop Planned
Couples who are married, dating, cohabiting or engaged are encouraged to attend a fun, free and powerful relationship enhancement workshop to help improve their communication skills and strengthen their relationships.
Classes will be held on five consecutive Thursdays:

WHEN: Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017   6 :00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
WHERE:  PBC Cooperative Extension Office, 559 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415
Click here for more details and instructions
The Human Trafficking Coalition Meeting guest speaker is Ana Vallejo from VIDA Law and the spotlight speaker is Jacob Webb from Desert Rose Recovery.

This is the second month of a three-part Summer Series Trainings with a focus, this year, on Labor Trafficking. All participants will be issued a certificate for training contact hours for attending this presentation. Certificates will be distributed at a later meeting.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 12, 2017   10 :00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach Post Building, 2751 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
For more information, please email Brandy Macaluso, Coordinator of Victim Services for
Palm Beach & the Treasure Coast Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc., at
Forum: 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
Nonprofit Chamber to Honor Tina Philips at Community Spirit Award Luncheon
The Nonprofit Chamber is recognizing Tina Philips, retiring President/CEO of Palm Beach Habilitation Center for her 33 years of dedication to the physically and mentally disabled
and to the nonprofit sector in Palm Beach County.

WHEN: Thursdays, Sept. 28, 2017   11 :30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Embassy Suites, 1601 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Click here for more details or to register
Children's Services Council Monday Morning Update

Florida Rural Health Association June Updates

The Latest - Kaiser Family Foundation

Community Partners June Updates

Previous Postings - The Glades Area ___
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
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
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, July 11, 2017  9 :00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., and 
     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 
Back 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
Foster 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
Free Computer Classes at CareerSource
Residents can take advantage of basic computer classes offered at CareerSource's Belle Glade location. Classes are offered free of charge and teach residents the fundamentals of using a computer, including: how to create and send emails, use the Internet, and more. 
Click here for more information
Quantum in the Community Grant
If you're a nonprofit that works in Palm Beach County to meet the basic needs of our communities, you may be eligible for a Quantum in the Community Grant. Applications for 2017 Quantum in the Community Grants will open on June 12th. Applications must be received by Friday, August 18th.

Click here for more information
County-level Map Compares Premiums and Tax Credits Under Senate Health Bill and ACA 

A new interactive map from the Kaiser Family Foundation compares county-level estimates of premiums that consumers would pay under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2020 with what they would pay under the Senate's discussion draft, Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), a replacement plan unveiled last Thursday. 

This map includes premium and tax credit estimates by county for current ACA marketplace enrollees at age 27, 40, or 60 with an annual income of $20,000, $30,000, $40,000, $50,000, $60,000, $75,000, $100,000, or 351% of the federal poverty level (which is just above the cutoff for tax credits under the BCRA).

Click here to use the interactive map
Summer Food Program offers kids free breakfast, lunch

The Summer Food Service Program, which began on June 6 and runs through July 28, provides free, nutritious breakfast and lunch meals to all children up to the age of 18. No application is necessary and any child can stop by a location closest to them to receive a free meal. 

Summer Food Service sites provide meals to all children in the immediate vicinity of the school, in addition to those enrolled in summer school/camp. A partnership between the School District of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach County Library System also provides for free nutritious lunches and snacks to children during the summer. The Belle Glade Branch Library in the Glades is a participating location. 

According to the USDA, "The Summer Food Service Program ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session." The Library System is proud to partner with the School District to make sure that all Palm Beach County children are well-fed and well-read throughout the summer.

To see if your school is offering free meals this summer, and for meal times, click here
How Senate Bill Will Affect People With Disabilities

Scot Kannel, Arc of the Glades Executive Director, shares a breakdown of the effect a proposed Senate Bill will have on people with disabilities:

"Any legislation should be measured by who it benefits against who it hurts. In this instance I stand strongly opposed to what this legislation will do to those our mission demands we protect and I urge all of us to make that clear to our legislators. This legislation harms our most vulnerable citizens ..."

Click here to read full letter
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
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

Food Bank Coordinator ~ The Glades Initiative, Inc.
The Sun Classifieds
Indeed Job Search
Hot Jobs
CNAs needed ~ Glades Health Care Center
Program Supervisor Families First

In Other Areas

Opportunity Early Childhood Education & Family Center


Glades Area Library Events: June 2017

See what's happening at your local library!

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Previous Postings - Other Areas
Boynton Beach Movie Theater Offers $1 Summer Flicks
The Cinemark movie theater in Boynton Beach is offering some summer deals for the kids. Cinemark's annual Summer Movie Clubhouse offers family-friendly films for $1 per person. Parents can also buy children a series card allowing 10 movies for $5. 

WHEN: Monday, June 26 - August 9, 2017
WHERE: CINEMARK Boynton Beach 14 & XD, 1151 North Congress Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Click here for full movie schedule and dates
Ethics Connections Program
Giving Voice to Values Seminar
We often believe we know what is right and want to do it, but experience external pressures to do otherwise. Learn practical approaches to recognize, clarify, speak, and effectively act on your values when those conflicts arise. (Four hours)
Pre-requisite: Ethical Lens Inventory™ Seminar
WHEN: Thursday, July 20, 2017 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College - Lake Worth Campus, 4200 S Congress Avenue, PSD 108, Lake Worth, FL 33461
Click here for more details
CHW Care Coordination Training
Palm Beach County Medical Society Services is excited to offer a training program for Community Health Workers. Throughout the United States, the community health worker field is burgeoning, both in interest and demand. 

CHW Care Coordination Training Program offers the full complement of education hours and content areas needed to fulfill the training requirements (30 CEUs) for the certification application as a community health worker. 

WHEN: Fridays, beginning August 25 - November 10, 2017
WHERE: CareerSource Palm Beach County, 3400 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
COST: $999.00 (includes all classes, course material and simulation sessions) **Limited Scholarships Available**
Click here for more information, and to register
Hats Off Nonprofit Awards - Nonprofits First

Hats Off, a hat-themed cocktail reception and awards celebration honoring 10+ local nonprofit organizations will be held in October at the Harriet Himmel Theater, CityPlace, West Palm Beach. Proceeds raised from this unique event benefit Nonprofits First Education Programs and Rising Leaders. These programs focus on the professional development, leadership, and training our nonprofit community volunteers and employees need to lead and succeed.

The event supports Nonprofits First's mission to strengthen the nonprofit sector by maximizing their capacity to deliver services through accreditation, leadership development, education, and management support services.

WHEN:   Tuesday, October 3, 2017  5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Harriet Himmel Theater, CityPlace, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Click here for more information, for nomination forms, and sponsorship opportunities
FREE Hepatitis C Testing 

Foundcare is offering FREE hepatitis C testing for the rest of the year

WHEN: Rest of 2017
WHERE: Foundcare, 2330 S. Congress Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33406

For more information call: (561) 472-9160
FREE Eye Care for Rest of 2017

The Florida Optometry Eye Health Fund in Coordination with Community Health Center of West Palm Beach will be offering FREE eye care to eligible residents for the rest of the year.

WHEN: Rest of 2017
WHERE:  Community Health Center of West Palm Beach, 2100 W 45th Street, Suite A, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

For more information call: (561) 840-8681
Children's Services Council Monday Morning Update

Posting Information: eBlast and Volunteers
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