Monday June 10, 2019
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Wed, June 12                    Glades S.T.A.R. System of Care Meeting  
Wed, June 12                    Take Stock in Children Mentor Training
Friday June 14                  Deadline Regitration for "Back 2 School Bash"
   

Glades Area
Medical Interpreter Training Offered by The Glades Initiative - Early Registration Ends on July 19
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This is a 40-hour basic training for bilingual individuals interested in medical or community interpreting. Participants must attend all 5 days to complete the course. Topics covered: Consecutive Interpretation; Specialized Terminology, such as Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology; Common Medical Problems; Code of Ethics; Multicultural Awareness; Interpreter Skill Development. Scholarships are available 
 
WHEN:  Monday, August 5 - 9, 2019   (Monday - Friday); early registration ends Friday, July 19, 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   kengle@gladesinitiative.org
Summer Break Spot - Free Meals

Summer BreakSpot provides FREE, NUTRITIOUS meals to KIDS AND TEENS 18 AND UNDER during the summer break.
To find a location Dial 211, Text "Food FL to 877-877", or Visit www.SummerBreakSpot.org

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Glades S.T.A.R. System of Care Meeting

Community Partners, please save the date for the Glades STAR meeting - System of Care for mental health.
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WHEN:  Wednesday June 12, 2019, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE:   Lakeside Medical Center-39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430.  
CONTACT:  Nicole King - 561-506-7144 or  email to  nicole@flfamilies.net

Click here  for the agenda
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Take Stock in Children needs Mentors!

TSIC need mentors to mentor students at Glades Central High School, Lake Shore Middle and Pahokee High School. Without a mentor the students cannot receive their two-year college scholarship. Please Attend a mentor training. 
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WHEN:  Wednesday June 12, 2019, 5 : 00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE:   Boys & Girls Clubs-Palm Beach, 350 SW 10th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430, 
CONTACT:  Kimberly Briard at kbriard@takestockpalmbeach.org or 561-307-5485.

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West Technical Education Center HHA Graduation

Please join West Technical Education Center as we celebrate the graduation of Cohort 2 from our Home Health Aide (HHA) program.

WHEN: Thursday  June 12, 2019, 1 :00 p .m. - 2:30 p.m.
WHERE:  West Technical Education Center 2625 Northwest 16th Street Belle Glade, FL 33430 in the atrium of building 2. 
CONTACT:  Cosha R. Jackson Assistant Principal, (561)992-2109 / Px 42109 Cosha.Jackson@palmbeachschools.org

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Children Service Council - Free Summer Safety Celebration

Families are invited to a free summer safety celebration Register on the spot for FREE swim lessons!  FREE pool admission, FREE food, FREE bicycle helmets, FREE drawstring backpack for every child!  Music from X 102.3 FM! Learn about FREE services for families! Limited space and food so come early!

WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 2019 10:00 am-1:00 pm
WHERE: Pioneer Park Pool, 866 State Road 715, Belle Glade, FL

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PBSO/PAL Tri-City 2019 Basketball, Academics, and Mentoring Camp

Breakfast and Lunch provided. Academic Sessions, and daily interactions with PBSO deputies
 
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WHEN:   June 10 - August 1, 2019, 8 :0 0 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE:   Lakeshore Middle School (ages 7-12), Glades Central (ages 13-18), 
CONTACT:  Kenneth Torrence, "Coach T" 561.321.8322

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Free Health Classes - Your Health Matters!
 
Take Charge of Your Health A free Health Literacy Workshop Series.
Health literacy is the ability to help a person find, manage, understand, and use basic health information & services needed to make appropriate health decisions.

WHEN:    Friday's June 14th, 21st, 28th,2019  3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE:  West County Senior Center 2916 FL-15, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT:  863-532-3099 or mrangel@lorhn.org

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WHEN:    Mondays June 10th, 17th, and 21st, 2019  12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Covenant Villas, 601 Covenant Dr. Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT:  863-532-3099 or mrangel@lorhn.org

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2019 Legislative Wrap Up
 
Representative  Tina Polsky and PBC Commisioner Melissa McKinlay will present this Legislative Wrap Up.

WHEN:   Monday June 24, 2019 -  5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE:  West Technical Education Center, 2625 NW 16 St, Belle Glade, FL 
CONTACT:  Robert Rease at (561) 829-1459 or Robert.Rease@MyFloridaHouse.gov

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Chronic Disease Self-Management
 
For adults and seniors living with chronic conditions. Family and caregivers welcome too! Weekly 2.5 hour meeting for 6-weeks, Small groups provide peer support

WHEN:   July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 2019 - Mondays  4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Florida Comunity Health Center 170 S. Barfield Hwy Suite 101, Pahokee, FL
CONTACT: 863-532-3059, Info@lorhn.org, www.lorhn.org

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Western County Back to School Bash Health and Wellness Day

Triple -H- Community Center, The Florida Department of Health and Palm Beach County, Monarch Health Services, Inc, Planned Parenthood, Crossing Bridges of Palm Beaches, U-2 Health and AIDS Healthcare Foundation are working together to host our inaugural Western County Back to School Bash Health and Wellness Day. Our primary goal is to promote a healthy community and environment by assuring essential health, educational and prevention services. By providing opportunities for the community to come together to learn and explore resources available to them throughout Palm Beach County. The Western County Back to School Bash Health and Wellness Day will educate, empower and encourage the community to take control of their personal and sexual health, and well-being

To receive a special confirmation code for the school supplies, etc., the child/youth registration process must be completed by June 14th. Please Note: No confirmation code, No supplies!

WHEN: Saturday   July 20, 2019, 10 :00 a .m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Loading Ra mp 524 SW Ave C, Belle Glade, Florida.
CONTACT: Jessica Valby at Jessica@friendsoffosterchildren.com

Click here for flyer 
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Hurricane Season is Here

Get the Hurricane Guide to help you plan, prepare and protect you and your family. This popular resource is available for download from the Palm Beach County Tax Collector website www.pbctax.com/publications.

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 

Community Breast Health Navigator in Belle Glade.
Susan G. Komen Florida is hiring a Community Breast Health Navigator in Belle Glade. The position is full time, located in the Glades with one day a week at the Komen office in West Palm Beach. We are looking for someone who is from the area, bi-lingual and has a background as a community health worker job description and interested candidates should send their resume to  kelly@komenflorida.org
Click here  for job description.
Other Areas

Indeed Jobs                                                    Project Coordinator

U.S. Sugar Jobs                                                            Health Wellness Manager
  • 17 Positions Open
 
 
CSC: Monday Morning Update, June 10, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council: Council commits additional funds to summer camp, Hepatitis A is on the rise, and much more!

Click here to learn more
Other Areas
United Way of PBC Celebrates 90 years this Month

The United Way of Palm Beach County is celebrating their 90th Anniversary at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium and You're Invited!

WHEN:  Saturday June 22, 2019  4:30 p.m. Gates Open | 5:30 p.m. Game Starts
WHERE: 4751 Main Street | Jupiter, Florida

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Human Traficking Coalition Meeting
We hope that you can join us for our next coalition meeting

WHEN:  June 12, 2019 - 10 am to 12 pm
WHERE:  Mounts Botanical Garden Auditorium 531 N Military Trail, in West Palm
CONTACT:  Laura Cusack, MSW ph 561.544.7337

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area

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Benefiting The Glades Initiative- Community Bag Program - purchase at our Belle Glade Winn Dixie

Have you heard the news? The Glades Initiative has been selected as the beneficiary of the Community Bag Program! Each time the $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at the Winn Dixie in Belle Glade during the month of June, we will receive a $1 donation.

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Emergency Preparedness Supply Drive SUPPLYDRIVE

Donate much-needed supplies to neighbors in need to United Way's Emergency Preparedness Supply Drive between June 3 and June 14, 2019.

WHEN: Monday, June 3-June 14, 2019 
WHERE: West Technical Education Center, 2625 NW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430  
CONTACT:  For more information about donations or to organize your own supply drive please contact:  Meghan Foley, MeghanFoley@UnitedWayPBC.org, 561-375-6678

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Boost Mobile Back to School Bash 2019

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
Glades Area Career Source Center June 2019 Skills building Calendar

Build your skills to help secure a job. Read about upcoming Glades Area Career Source events planned for June 2019.       

Click here to see all Glades area Career Source activities for the month
CSC: Monday Morning Update, June 3, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council: Council commits additional funds to summer camp, Hepatitis A is on the rise, and much more!

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

In the Glades
 
Community Breast Health Navigator in Belle Glade.
Susan G. Komen Florida is hiring a Community Breast Health Navigator in Belle Glade. The position is full time, located in the Glades with one day a week at the Komen office in West Palm Beach. We are looking for someone who is from the area, bi-lingual and has a background as a community health worker job description and interested candidates should send their resume to kelly@komenflorida.org.  Click here for job description.



  • 20 Positions Open
Previous Postings - Other Areas
League of Womens' Voters Luncheon 
"A WHOLE NEW WORLD" is the topic for the next Womens' Voters Luncheon.

WHEN:  June 19, 2019 - 11 am to 1 pm
WHERE:  Atlantis Country Club, Atlantis, Florida
CONTACT: Estelle Friedman - 561.968.4123

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