Monday, July 31, 2017
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~~~ This Week ~~~
Tue, Aug  1       9:00 am      Introduction to Finding Grants, Boca Raton
Tue, Aug  1        10 :00 am    Community Action Advisory Board , West Palm Beach
Thu, Aug  3        9 :00 am     Jamaicans of Palm Beaches Health Fair,  West Palm Beach
Sat, Aug  5        10:00 am    Boost Mobile Back to School Bash, Citi Trends Plaza, Belle Glade
Sat, Aug  5        11:00 am    Caring Hearts Back to School Jam, 301 SE 1st St., Belle Glade
Mon, Aug 7       2 : 00 pm     CSC Great Ideas (GRANT DUE)
Glades Area ________________________
BoostBoost 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
CaringCaring 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
Caption Phone Presentation 

Learn how you can qualify for a no-cost caption phone. Your local Clear Captions representative, Erik Sodemann, will be on-hand to explain this federal program that provides caption phone service to anyone who is hard of hearing at no cost. No income qualifications. 

WHERE: Thursday, August 17, 2017   11:30 a.m.
WHEN: West County Senior Center, 2916 State Road 15, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for flyer and for more info
Florida Community Health Centers Present: A Community Baby Shower

Florida Community Health Centers invites residents to its Community Baby Shower at O'Say Child Development Center. Join for lunch, educational sessions, door prizes, and more. The event is free and open to any new, expectant, or young parents.

WHERE: Saturday, August 19, 2017   11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHEN: O'Say Child Development Center, 255 S. Lake Ave., Pahokee, FL 33476

Click here for flyer and for more info
Community Health and Awareness Event at the Loading Ramp

Triple -H- Community Center and Glades Central Class of 1972 are working to host a Health and Awareness event for all ages. The event will be free and a fun way to bring prevention
knowledge to the attention of our community residents; including a combination of activities, speakers, refreshments, incentives, entertainment, testing, wellness checks and a multitude of informational resources. Free HIV testing, food and entertainment, $1 yard sale, Walmart gift card raffle, and more. Local agencies are invited to participate. 

WHERE: Saturday, August 26, 2017   8:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
WHEN: Loading Ramp, 500 SW Avenue C Place, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for flyer and for more info
Click here for registration/donation form
Click here for letter to partners
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 
Caring Hearts Family Medical Offers Back to School Physicals

If your child is in need of a physical, and is not insured, Caring Hearts Family Medical in Belle Glade will be providing school and sport physicals for the months of August and September for a reduced price. No appointments are needed, walk-ins are welcome.

WHEN: August and September, 2017
WHERE: Caring Hearts Family Medical, 301 SE 1st St., Belle Glade, FL 33430
COST: $20 

Click here for more information
8th Annual Girls Leadership Institute & STEAM Academy Comes to Belle Glade

The Women's Foundation of Florida (WFF) is excited to host our 8th Annual Girls Leadership Institute & STEAM Academy (GLI/STEM) twice in 2017 with the support of a grant from the Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County. The free and interactive programs provide training and support for underserved girls in PBC. The program is aimed at developing middle and high school girls' leadership skills and passion in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). We will provide this program for 100 girls and their parents in the Glades community with your help. The WFPBC is looking for companies in STEAM fields and other community partners to participate in the September 16th program.

Informational call:
WHEN: Wednesday, August 2, 2017  12:00 p.m.

STEAM Academy
WHEN: September 16, 2017
WHERE: Palm Beach State College Belle Glade campus, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for more information, and to participate
Round up of Glades Library Events for Month of August

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
Glades Residents: Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Centro Campesino is a Weatherization Assistance Program Agency in the Glades. We can help you repair/replace AC units, improve your home's insulation, seal/replace windows and doors, etc. ... ALL repairs/replacement at no cost to you!

Click here  for more info, or call Nancy at 305-245-7738, ext. 236
West County 'Senior Times' August Newsletter

Job Opportunities

In the Glades
The Sun Classifieds 
Indeed Job Search

Grant Opportunities________________________
GrantdueCSC'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
Free Webinar: How Nonprofits Can Get Free Google Advertising
Google Grants gives eligible nonprofits $10,000 per month in free online advertising to promote their organizations and causes on Simon Choy, who currently manages over $2 million in annual Google Grants funding, will tell you everything you need to know about the program, how it can benefit your nonprofit, and the process of applying for the grant.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 8, 2017  3:00 p.m.
WHEN: Thursday, August 17, 2017  1:00 p.m.

Click here for more information
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________________________
FindinggrantsIntroduction 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  9:00 a.m. - 10:00 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 
AdvisoryboardCommunity Action Advisory Board Event Planning Committee Meeting
The Palm Beach County Community Action Agency's (CAA) mission is to collaborate with other organizations to remove barriers and create opportunities for low-income individuals and families that will enable them to become more self-sufficient.

P lease be advised of the following upcoming meeting:

WHEN: Tuesday, August 1, 2017   10:00 a.m.
WHERE: 810 Datura Street, Admin West Conference Room, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Click here for more information
JamaicanJamaicans 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
Community Partners Success Stories

Children's Services Council Monday Morning Update

Previous Postings - The Glades Area ___
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
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
McKinlay Memo: News From District 6

Job Opportunities

In the Glades
The Sun Classifieds 
Indeed Job Search
Medical Case Manager

In Other Areas

Palm Beach County

Previous Postings - Other Areas
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

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