Monday, July 9, 2018
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Ongoing                          Summer Food Sites for Children, Glades area  
Mon, July 9 5:30 pm      Healthier Glades Steering Committee Meeting, Pahokee      
Wed, July 11 3:00 pm    Glades STAR System of Care Meeting, Lakeside Medical, Belle Glade     
Thu, July 12 1:00 pm     Literacy Plus in Motion, Belle Glade Library     
Thu, July 12 6:30 pm    Project C4OPE Meeting, Lakeside Medical, Belle Glade    
Sat, July 14 9:00 am      Back 2 School Bash, Tanner Park, South Bay     
Glades Area
Healthier Glades Steering Committee Meeting HEALTHIERGLADES

The next Healthier Glades Steering Committee meeting will be held in Pahokee. 

WHEN: Monday, July 9, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: 170 S Barfield - Suite 102, Pahokee, FL 33476

Click here for meeting agenda
Glades STAR System of Care Meeting STAR

Attention community partners: Please save the date for the Glades STAR System of Care Meeting at Lakeside Medical Center in Belle Glade. 

WHEN: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: If you have any questions, please call 561-506-7144

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Literacy Plus in Motion for Adults LITERACYPLUS

For your summer enjoyment and enhancement, The Belle Glade Branch Library is offering a "free" 4 week, one-hour course for adults in July. "Literacy Plus in Motion classes will be held Thursdays, starting July 5, 2018 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm in the Belle Glade Branch Library's conference room. Topics will include creative and resume writing, basic grammar, and public speaking.

WHEN: Thursday, July 12 - July 26, 2018 (every Thursday) | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Please contact Sandra Lusunariz, Glades Literacy Coordinator, (561) 996-3453 for additional information.

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Project C4OPE Meeting PROJECTC4OPE

Project C4OPE will connect families who have had been affected by overdose, or at high risk for overdose.  We are meeting the 2nd Thursday of each month May - Sept.  This will an opportunity for those individuals to express their needs and wants around the topic of opioid overdose. The meetings are free and open to the public with advance reservations.

WHEN: Thursday, July 12, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information contact Barbara Shafer at or 561-268-2357

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Back 2 School Bash - Kids Fest in South Bay BACK2SCHOOL

The city of South Bay presents Clive Walford Day - Kids Fest and 2nd Annual Neighborhood BBQ. The public is invited to participate in the event, which will feature a 3-on-3 Tournament, prizes, shirt and backpack giveaways, autograph signing, health screenings, haircuts, and free food. Proof of residency required for South Bay residents. 

WHEN: Saturday, July 14, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Tanner Park, 105 Palm Beach Road, South Bay, FL 33493
CONTACT INFO: If you have any questions, please call 561-996-6751

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Back to School Bash - Pahokee High School - Vendors Wanted

On Saturday, August 4th, 2018, The Palm Beach County Back to School Bash will host our annual community Back to School Bash from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. We would like to extend to you, your business, non-profit and civic organization, an invitation to participate in this annual community event. We are seeking vendors that specialize in products and services geared towards families. During the Bash, your business will have the opportunity to display their products/services and distribute literature to thousands of families in Palm Beach County. There are 5 Bash sites happening throughout the county on the same day.

WHEN: Saturday, August 4, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee High School, 850 Larrimore Road Pahokee, FL 33476

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Breath of Life Pregnancy Resource Center and Children's Boutique BREATHOFLIFE

We help ALL communities in crisis situations. We help with items such as but not limited to children's clothing from NB-TEENS, diapers, toiletries, wipes, formula, baby furniture, and more. We run strictly on donations so we take anything and everything and we do pick-ups. To help fund the resource center we have a Children's Boutique with new or gently used clothing and other items for sale at a very reasonable price. Soon we will be able to offer classes to help youth and adults with GED, communications, finding your personality, self-defense, and more.

WHEN: Tuesdays - Saturdays (Ongoing) | 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: 296 East Main Street, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: If you have any questions, please email

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Boxed for Success School Supply Drive Will Benefit Local School

From the Town of Palm Beach United Way: "We need your help collecting supplies for our back-to-school 'Boxed for Success School Supply Drive' organized by the Town of Palm Beach United Way's Youth United Committee.

The drive benefits local Title 1 elementary schools in Palm Beach County. This year, students at Belle Glade Elementary, C.O. Taylor/Kirklane and Highland Elementary Schools will receive thousands of pencils, crayons, glue sticks, paper and other supplies collected during the drive.

Now through August 6, supply donations and checks made payable to Town of Palm Beach United Way and decorated shoe boxes will be accepted at the United Way Office: 44 Cocoanut Row, Suite M201; the Palm Beach Daily News: 400 Royal Palm Way, Suite 100; and the Palm Beach Fire-Rescue Stations at 300 N. County Road, 355 S. County Road and 2185 South Ocean Blvd."

WHEN: (Ongoing)
CONTACT INFO: For more information contact the Town of Palm Beach United Way at 655-1919 or visit

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Palm Beach County Economic Inclusion Policy Deliberation Phase Timeline

From Palm Beach County: "As many of you know, the County began looking at possible racial, gender and ethnic disparities in its contracting practices back in 2014 at the direction of former County Commissioner Priscilla Taylor. Upon her departure from the Board, current Vice Mayor Mack Bernard made it a cornerstone of his priorities. The study and legal analysis has concluded and staff has begun the public input process. Below are the dates for stakeholder meetings, if you would like to participate. These meetings are open to the public."

Click here to see timeline and meeting dates
Lighthouse Cafe - June 2018 Newsletter

News, information, and updates from Lighthouse Cafe. 

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Friday Forecast - Prime Time Palm Beach County

News and more from Prime Time Palm Beach County.  

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, July 9, 2018

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

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

New Hope Charities
  • CDL Licensed Bus Driver / Custodian
  • 12 Positions Open
Other Areas
CareerSource: Register for Internship Event

Summer break is half over and it's time to start thinking about your fall interns. Meet your future interns July 10. There is no cost for businesses to register or attend this exciting Fall Internship Event at the Palm Beach Convention Center. 

WHEN: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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Community Action Advisory 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.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: 810 Datura Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please contact - Elcana Dantzler, Lead Clerk, Community Action Program,, 561-355-4792

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Unlocking a More Productive You

In mission-driven organizations, it's difficult not to be overwhelmed by feeling you're always trying to catch-up, there are too many worthy things demanding your attention at the same time, or that your to-do list just never ends. Sometimes there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day!

In this 60 minute session, you will learn 3 Keys that will enable you to:
* Get to the most important things every day, even
working fewer hours
* Never be railroaded by interruptions, distractions, and
ineffective processes in your business
* Be energized and build momentum every day

WHEN: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE:  Nonprofits First,  1818 S Australian Avenue, #450,  West Palm Beach, FL 33409
CONTACT INFO: Shari J. Hanglan,, 561-214-7435
COST: FREE (members), $35 (non-members)

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How to Collect a Money Judgment - PBC Clerk

The Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller will be presenting a workshop on the topic of "How to Collect a Money Judgment". The event is part of a series of "Do-It-Yourself in Court workshops offered each month by the Self Service Center of the Clerk & Comptroller. 

WHEN: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Main Courthouse - First Floor Cafeteria, 205 North Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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Free Workshop - Intellectual Property: Patent, Trademark and Copyright for Small Businesses

As you grow your business you build value in its name, logos, trademarks, and bylines. They can be as valuable as the reputation and profit levels. Are you in a creative business? Designers, illustrators, painters, software engineers, writers, authors can all create works with long lasting value.  Are you an inventor? How do you establish proof of ownership of your invention?

By investing a few hours in this workshop, you will have up-to-date information on a key issue that you should address to decide if you need to protect or enhance the value of your business for any intellectual property that you have developed.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Keiser University 2085 Vista Parkway Room 105 West Palm Beach, FL 33411
TO REGISTER: You can register by clicking here
COST: Free

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Free Workshop - IT and Small Business - What's in it for Me? 

Businesses of all sizes struggle with how to effectively leverage Information Technology - from startups through ongoing operations to supporting growth over time.

We will cover the big picture and dive deeper into the individual tools, integrated solutions, business and IT processes, your web presence, leveraging social media, infrastructure options, and how to address security concerns. 

WHEN: Saturday, July 14, 2018 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach Gardens Library 11303 Campus Dr Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
TO REGISTER:  You can register by clicking here
COST: Free

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Fearless Caregiver Conference

Are you a family caregiver looking for advice, support and help for your caregiving issues?
This Workshop will educate family caregivers on: How to choose a homecare agency, what Financial Options are available, Evaluating types of Facilities, Selecting Insurance ... and much more.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL 33446
TO REGISTER:  You can register at

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Designer Clothing at Unheard Prices

Get designer clothing at unheard of prices, all while supporting Dress for Success Palm Beaches' mission of empowering women to achieve economic independence. You and up to three of your friends can shop Thursday, July 12, between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.; Fridya, July 13, between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.; or Saturday, July 14, between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., by appointment only. 

WHEN: Thursday, July 12 - July 14, 2018 | By appointment
WHERE: Dress for Success Palm Beaches, Inc.,118 E. Ocean Avenue, Lantana, FL 33462
TO REGISTER: Call your designer guide, Henny, 561-445-2177, to reserve your spot today

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LINC Care Coordination and Monitoring Workshop

The FL LINC Project is a collaborative suicide prevention grant working to implement the Zero Suicide Initiative within systems throughout the State of Florida.

WHEN: Friday, July 27, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Children's Services Council - A.A. Milne Room, 2300 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33426
TO REGISTER: To attend the workshop, participants must RSVP to Lindsay Slattery-Cerny, Regional Suicide Prevention Specialist, FL LINC Project,, 561-809-4068

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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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It's All About Me - Health Fair, Fashion Show

Heart, Health & Healing (Triple "H") Community Center is collaborating with Florida Health- Palm Beach County to host a "It's All About Me" Health Fair: Fashion Show event at the Riviera Beach Marina Event Center.

The event theme will be "Dress for Success-Stepping Up to A Healthy Lifestyle." Our goals are to promote Health and Wellness awareness, in a fun and entertaining way, and to empower women and men to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support/resources.  In addition, we hope to have over 250 community residents participating; creating a perfect atmosphere to promote good personal and mental health habits, to present the necessary tools that will help them thrive in life and work environment, and to introduce a professional and personal attire outlook.

WHEN: Friday, August 10, 2018 | 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
WHERE: Riviera Beach Marina Event Center 190 East 13th Street Riviera Beach, FL 33404
CONTACT INFO: For more information, ticket donation, agencies/businesses registration, and sponsorship opportunities please contact Caroline Hill at 561-255-7711 or

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
SummerFoodFREE Meals All Summer - Summer Food Sites for Children in the Glades

Summer BreakSpot provides nutritious meals at no cost to children while school is out for the summer. There is no application necessary and any child age 18 or younger can come during meal times to receive a free meal. Many meal sites are located at places like schools, libraries and churches and offer breakfasts, lunches, snacks or supper. Note: not all sites are open daily or provide every meal service. Review the selected site details prior to visiting, and contact the site directly if you have any questions.

Click here for listing of participating locations
South Bay Youth Football and Cheer Now Accepting Registration for Ages 5-14 SOUTHBAYFOBAL

Kings Tutoring & Mentoring Foundation has formed a new youth football/cheer program in the Treasure Coast Pop Warner League. South Bay have not had a program of such in over 18 years. KTM and former coaches from South Bay Youth Football League have teamed up and put this program together in the city of South Bay. We are looking to have 3 teams and 3 cheer squad of youth ages 5 to 14. Completed Registration, Medical/Physical forms/Fees and Parents Contacts* (Due by 07.15.18)

Registration ongoing
WHEN: Practice Monday - Thursday
WHERE:  NW 10th Ave Corner Field across from South Bay Market
CONTACT INFO:  Barbara King  561-449-3793,

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Farmworker Career Development Program

We are currently taking recruiting and  excepting  applications for Migrant and seasonal Farmworkers for Vocational Trainings with local vocational  schools and colleges in the glades and West Palm Beach Area.  Please call or stop by our office for more information. If you or a family member is a Farmworker , You may be eligible for our program. We assist with tuition fees, materials and other support while enrolled in this program.

Registration ongoing
ONGOING - Open Monday through Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

CONTACT INFO:  Cynthia McMillan, Program Coordinator at  561-992-7405,  Alam Rios, Program Counselor,  Mario Ajax, Program Counselor

Click here for more information (English, Spanish, Haitian Creole)
Workshops and Programs for the Month of June at CareerSource

Review all of CareerSource's workshops and training programs for the month of June 2018, including Microsoft Word Certification, Basic Resume Building, Re-Entry Interviewing Skills, HTG On-Site Hiring Event, and more. 

Click here to see calendar
Shine a Spotlight on a Worthy Organization or Nonprofit Professional

Have you been inspired this year? Shine a spotlight on a worthy organization or nonprofit professional by nominating them for a 2018 Hats Off Nonprofit Award. Nomination forms close August 10, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ... "

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Senate Passes Farm Bill, and Other News From FRAC

Senate Passes Farm Bill: "On June 28, the Senate passed a Farm Bill on a 86-11 vote that keeps food in the refrigerators and on the tables of struggling individuals and families. FRAC commends the Senate for passing a bill that protects Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit levels and eligibility for so many people in need - children, seniors, people with disabilities, working families and those seeking work, veterans, and others ... "

Click here to read more
Click here to read the FRAC Weekly News Digest
For the Record: News from Sharon R Bock, PBC Clerk

News and information from Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller Sharon R. Bock. 

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Kaiser Family Foundation: The Latest, June 29, 2018

News and information from the Kaiser Family Foundation. 

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, July 2, 2018

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

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades
The Sun Newspaper Jobs Listing

Glades Health Care Center
  • Full Time CNAs for 1st and 2nd shifts
  • Full Time RNs for 1st shift
  • Full Time LPNs for 1st shift
  • 17 Positions Open
Other Areas

  • Assistant Director of Food Pantries
Previous Postings - Other Areas
Strategic Steps to Growing Your Business Certificate Program - 5 Session Workshop

5 Workshop Series For Business Owners Looking to Take the Next Step.

Workshop #1: July 6 - Financial Management
Workshop #2: July 13 - Grow Your Business with People
Workshop #3: July 20 - Marketing Your Business
Workshop #4: Juy 27 - Growing Your Sales
Workshop #5: August 3 - Managing Operations

WHEN: Friday, July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE:  SCORE Learning Center,  500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 115, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT INFO:  Larry Ornstein,  Palm Beach SCORE, 561-833-1672
COST: Book in advance, all 5 workshops for $89, Early Bird by June 30, 2018; $99 after June 30, 2018; or $109 at the door. Individual Workshops are $30 in advance or $50 at the door.

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Saving the Census - The Importance of 2020 Census

From the League of Women Voters: "The 2020 census is only two years away. The Census Bureau is dealing with budget cutbacks, lack of leadership, failed field tests, and more. These problems alone have the potential to seriously hurt the success of the census, but the introduction of the citizenship question to the document raises many problems that will have long lasting, negative effects.

Palm Beach County Mayor McKinlay and members of the County Administration staff will be talking about the importance of the Census and how Palm Beach County is working to preserve the census at our Saving the Census Hot Topic lunch at the Atlantis Country Club."

WHEN: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Atlantis Country Club, 190 Atlantis Blvd, Atlantis, FL 33462
TO REGISTER:  You can register at

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Global Development Solutions 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
2018 Rural Health Symposium and LORHN Newsletter

Save the date for the 2018 Rural Health Symposium in Okeechobee. Read about this and other Information and events in the Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network Newsletter. 

2018 Rural Health Symposium
WHEN: Thursday, September 27, 2018
WHERE: Indian River State College, Dixon-Hendry Campus, 2229 NW 9th Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972

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5th Annual Women's Business Conference - "Strategies to Grow"

The Florida Wonen's Business Center presents the 5th Annual Women's Business Conference - "Strategies to Grow" in October. 

WHEN: Saturday, October 6, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL 33446
CONTACT INFO: For more information, call Germaine at 561-265-3790, ext. 111, or visit
COST: $75 (early registration - ends August 31), $99

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Joshua Catering - Online Ordering

From Joshua Catering, a social enterprise of The Lord's Place: "Did you know that Joshua Catering bakes their own breads? Introducing their new fresh baked whole grain bread. Celebrate by ordering one of our delicious mouth watering and satisfying sandwiches on our new whole grain bread. Also, if you didn't know... You can now order all your favorite sandwiches, wraps, fresh sides, and delicious desserts easily online!"

Click here to learn more
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

*If you want to submit a posting please email us at
or (561) 996-3310
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Check the Glades Community Calendar 
for additional activities scheduled in
the Glades area
Check out Volunteer Opportunities at the Glades Initiative or opportunities with our Partners in the Glades
Donate to the Glades Initiative, Inc.



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