Monday, July 30, 2018
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Mon, July 30 By Appt       Back to School Immunizations, C.L. Brumback Health Center, Belle Glade
Tue, July 31 10:00 am      Community Baby Shower Planning Meeting, Lakeside Medical, Belle Glade
Tue, July 31 4:00 pm        PBSC Info Sessions, Palm Beach State College, Belle Glade
Sat, August 4 10:00 am  Pahokee Back to School Bash, Pahokee High School
Sat, August 4 11:00 am    Boost Mobile Back to School Bash, Boost Mobile of Belle Glade
Glades Area
Department of Health Palm Beach Readies for Back to School Immunizations IMMUNIZATIONS

Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County is consolidating its back to school immunization clinics and outreaches to better serve those needing school shots from July 30 to August 17. "We want every student in need of immunizations for school to be able to get those shots in plenty of time before school starts," said Dr. Alina Alonso, Director Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County. "We've consolidated our staff and will be offering appointments and accommodating walk-ins at three locations." The three locations will be West Palm Beach Health Center, 1150 45th Street, Lantana Health Center, 1250 Southwinds Drive and C.L. Brumback Health Center 38754 SR 80, Belle Glade.

WHEN: Monday, July 30 - August 17, 2018 | By appointment
WHERE: C.L. Brumback Health Center, 38754 State Road 80, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Call 561-625-5180

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Community Baby Shower Planning Meeting BABYSHOWER

To Glades Partners: " It's that time of the year to plan for our Community Baby Shower that addresses infant mortality among Glades residents. Community partners who may be interested in participating in the baby shower are urged to contact Annie at 561-992-8210 for more information. Our first planning meeting will be held at Lakeside Medical Center. Bridges of Belle Glade is the lead agency for this event."

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please call Annie at 561-992-8210
Palm Beach State College Information Sessions INFOSESSIONS

Palm Beach State College will be holding Post-Secondary Adult Vocational monthly Info-sessions. The monthly sessions will be held on the last Tuesday of each month. 
The Glades community is invited to hear about our Welding, Diesel Mechanic, Cosmetology, Barbering, Nails and Facials programs. We'll have representatives from Advising, Registrar, Financial Aid departments and Career Source.  In addition, we will arrange tours of the Welding, Diesel Mechanic, Cosmetology shops.   This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered and jump start your future.   

WHEN: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade, FL 33430
TO REGISTER: Call 561-993-1143

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City of Pahokee 2018 Back to School Bash CITYPAHOKEEBACKTOSCHOOL

It's that time of year again, the City of Pahokee's  Annual 2018 "PUTTING KIDS FIRST" Back to School Bash  at the Pahokee High School Gymnasium. The day's events will include music, give-a-ways, lunch, haircuts, and fun and excitement.

WHEN: Saturday, August 4, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee High School Gymnasium, 900 Larrimore Road, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please call 561-924-5534, ext. 2005, or email

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5th Annual Back to School Bash - Boost Mobile BOOSTMOBILEBACKTOSCHOOL

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 a lot 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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Glades Day Back to School Orientation GLADESDAYORIENTATION

Glades Day School will have a back to school orientation on August 7, 2018. 

WHEN: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (lower school), 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (upper school) 
WHERE:  Glades Day School, 400 Gator Blvd, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Glades Central - Freshman and New Student Orientation GLADESCENTRALORIENTATION

All incoming 9th graders and students new to Glades Central Community High School are encouraged to attend in the gymnasium.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
WHERE:  Glades Central Community High School,  1001 South West Avenue M,  Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, call  561-993-4400 ext. 44402

Click here for information relating to this year's student dress code policy
Pahokee Middle Senior High School Freshman Orientation PAHOKEEFRESHMAN

Parents of students entering 9th grade at Pahokee Middle Senior High School are encouraged to participate in freshman orientation. 

WHEN: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 | 5:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Pahokee Middle Senior High School, 850 Larrimore Road, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: For more information, call  561-924-6500

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Expand Your Horizons at West Tech

From West Tech: "West Technical Education Center wants to help you grow and expand your horizons. Applications are now being accepted for our Adult Education and Pre-Apprenticeship programs. We are offering ABE/GED, ESOL, Carpentry, HVAC, Electrical, Welding, and Plumbing. If you are seeking better employment opportunities or to advance your career, then West Technical Education Center is where you LEARN  to EARN !"

WHERE:  West Technical Education Center,  2625 Northwest 16th Street,  Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  For more information, contact 561-829-4620

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Round up of Glades Library Events for the Month of August

Glades area libraries are chock-full of great events and happenings for the month of June. Make sure to mark your calendars with events you plan to attend!    

Glades area branches
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Submit Your Nomination for Nonprofit Professional

Do you know a nonprofit professional who is making an impact in Palm Beach County?
Nominate Today!  Nomination forms close August 10th at 5 p.m.  Mark Your Calendar!  The 2018 Hats Off Nonprofit Awards will take place on Tuesday, October 2nd at the Harriet Himmel Theatre in downtown West Palm Beach.  VIP Pre-Party for Sponsors and Nominees begins at 5 p.m.  Awards program from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Deadline to submit nomination
WHEN: Friday, August 10, 2018 | 5 p.m.
CONTACT INFO:  For more information contact 561-214-7435, or visit

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Exciting SCORE Workshops Coming Up

Take a look at upcoming workshops provided through SCORE! 

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For the Record: Sharon R. Bock, Clerk & Comptroller July 2018

Catch up on the latest news from the Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller. 

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Trefoil Talk: Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida - July 26, 2018

Read up on the latest news, events, and information from the Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida. 

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, July 30, 2018

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

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades
The Sun Newspaper
CareerSource Hot Jobs

  • 15 Positions Open
Other Areas
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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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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Two-Day Intensive Grants Seminar

Take part in a two-day intensive grants seminar covering grant seeking and grant writing hosted by Community Caring Center of Boynton Beach. 

WHEN: Monday, August 13-14, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Junior League of Boca Raton,  Vegso Community Resource Center, 261 NW 13th St, Boca Raton, FL 33432
COST: $385 ($50 early bird discount if registered by June 30)

Click here for more information and to register
Six Steps to Maximize Your Productivity With Technology

Today's professionals are busier than ever before. Implementing a system to organize and take control of your inbox, action items, meetings, and notes is essential to minimizing the potential for mistakes and increasing productivity. 

WHEN: Thursday, August 16, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 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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Learn Legislative Advocacy From the Experts

Know how important legislative advocacy is for your organization and clients, but don't know where to begin? Learn from the experts. Palm Beach County Government Affairs Director Rebecca De La Rosa and a lobbyist specializing in nonprofit lobbying and advocacy will provide a primer and advice on what nonprofits should be doing before, during, and after legislative sessions. 

WHEN: Friday, August 24, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Headquarters, 405 Pike Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

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Registration for the 8th Annual FL CHW Summit Now Open

You are cordially invited to the 2018 Florida Community Health Worker Coalition 8th Annual FL CHW Summit at the Holiday Inn Orlando-International Airport, September 14-15, 2018.
The Florida Community Health Worker Coalition is proud to announce the opening plenary speaker for the 8th Annual FLCHW Summit is Captain Sheila Pradia-Williams, Acting Deputy Associate Administrator, Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) - Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The agenda also includes speakers from the Florida Department of Health in Tallahassee, and sessions on topics such as Communication Skills, Hepatitis C, Cancer Prevention, Addressing the Social Determinants of Health and much more.

WHEN: Friday, September 14 - 15, 2018
WHERE: Holiday Inn Orlando-International Airport, 5750 T.G. Lee Blvd, Orlando, FL 32822
CONTACT INFO: For more information visit

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
Prosperity Center - One Stop Center of Opportunity

From Prosperity Center: "Prosperity Center is a program that provides Palm Beach County low-income residents a one-stop source of financial empowerment services. Our two centers are located in Belle Glade and West Palm Beach. The staff are tri-lingual (English, Creole & Spanish).

Services include:
* Certified Financial Coaching & Credit Counseling
* Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)
* Individual Development Account (IDA)
* Financial Capability Workshops
* First Time Homebuyer Program
* Other Services (Medicaid, SNAP & Benefit Screening)"

WHEN: Ongoing
WHERE: Prosperity Center - Belle Glade, 33 W Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please call 561-996-2479

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Breath of Life Pregnancy Resource Center & Children's Boutique

From Breath of Life: "NOW OPEN Parents, mothers, fathers, or families who find themselves in crisis situations can come receive resources and assistance with items such as but not limited to diapers, formula, clothing, food, etc. To help fund the center we have a Children's Boutique where we sell new and gently used items for children. Everything is priced appropriately so the communities can come in and purchase nice things for their children. Items we sell include clothing, toys, shoes, books, bedding, baby & children furniture, strollers, baby carriers, jewelry, bags, and more."

Ongoing (Tuesdays - Saturdays) | 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: 296 East Main Street, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: Olivia Clark, Director,  954-655-2087

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2018 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

Planning your back-to-school shopping? Make sure to mark your calendar for August 3-5 for Florida's Back to School Sales Tax Holiday!  Want to check what items are on the tax-free list? You can find the full list here from the Florida Department of Revenue: click here

WHEN: Friday, August 3 - 5, 2018

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Alert: Telephone Scam Targeting Migrants

Article: "A new type of telephone scam targeting migrants, requesting an electronic transfer of money to resolve some aspect of their family's immigration cases in the United States, is now on the radar of the Department of Homeland Security's Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor (JTF-W STC) and consular officials from several neighboring countries. 
People are receiving unsolicited calls from scammers posing as an authority figures from several DHS entities like Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers and U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) agents, as well as consular officers and shelter administrators, where they request money to be sent electronically to help their family obtain some service or consideration, or to purchase travel tickets ..."

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Corps Announces Public Meetings for Lake Okeechobee Watershed Study

From the Army Corps of Engineers: "The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces a series of public meetings for the Draft Integrated Project Implementation Report (PIR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project (LOWRP). The Corps proposes an above-ground wetland attenuation feature (WAF) and several aquifer storage & recovery (ASR) wells in an area north of the lake. The proposed plan also calls for restoration of 5,300 acres of wetlands in the area. The draft document was released for review on July 6, 2018 ..."

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Take Survey to Support Funding for Afterschool Programs

From the Florida Afterschool Network: "As you may be aware, the Florida Afterschool Network (FAN) is working to establish the case for an increase in funds available for afterschool and summer learning programs. The United Way plays an important role in afterschool and summer learning and we want to make sure all programs are included in this research.  Please help us by sending this to all of your United Way affiliates for afterschool and summer learning programs to complete this ten minute survey ... "

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, July 23, 2018

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

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades
The Sun Newspaper

  • 16 Positions Open
  • Full time CNAs for 1st and 2nd shifts
  • Full time RNs for 1st shift
  • Full time LPNs for 1st shift
Other Areas

  • Paralegal
Previous Postings - Other Areas
6th Community Spirit Awards Luncheon Honors Michael Gauger

For the sixth year, the Nonprofit Chamber of Palm Beach County is honoring an outstanding member of our community who has given so much to the nonprofit community with dedication and compassion. This year's recipient is Chief Sheriff Deputy Michael Gauger, who will be receiving the Chamber's Community Spirit Award. 

WHEN: Thursday, September 13, 2018 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Embassy Suites Hotel, 1601 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
TO REGISTER: To register, click here

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Turn On The Light: 15th National Conference on the Wellbeing of Children and Families

Take part in the 15h Annual National Conference on the Wellbeing of Children & Families presented by The Children's Healing Institute in West Palm Beach in October.  There are a limited number of  partial scholarships  for this year's conference. Applicants who work as a volunteer with children, are employed by a nonprofit organization, or can demonstrate financial need will be considered for scholarships. Final award determinations will be made no later than October 2nd.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
WHERE:  Palm Beach County Convention Center,  650 Okeechobee Blvd,  West Palm Beach, FL 33401
TO REGISTER: To register, click here
COST: $99 (early registration), $124; discounted registration for full-time students is available

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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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Check the Glades Community Calendar 
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Check out Volunteer Opportunities at the Glades Initiative or opportunities with our Partners in the Glades
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