Monday, June 17, 2019
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Ongoing                              Medical Interpreter Training - In the Glades - Accepting Applications
Tue, June 18  9:00 am         Glades PATCH Meeting, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Wed, June 19  1:30 pm       Donate Blood, Lakeside Medical Center, Belle Glade
Thu, June 20  10:00 am      Magician Brent Gregory, Pahokee Library
Sat, June 22  10:00 am       Summer Safety Celebration, Pioneer Park Pool, Belle Glade
Sat, June 22  10:00 am       Backyard BBQ, Commissioner's Park, Pahokee
Mon, June 24  5:00 pm       2019 Legislative Wrap Up, West Technical Education Center, Belle Glade
Glades Area
Glades PATCH Meeting PATCH
The Glades PATCH (Planned Approach To Community Health) is a program designed to help the community evaluate, plan and implement health education and disease prevention and intervention programs. PATCH helps promote the health of the community to include the social, emotional and physical well-being of its citizens. PATCH is a partnership of concerned citizens and organizations. This partnership provides a forum for identifying health problems affecting the community and mobilizing the community to plan, conduct and evaluate intervention services. The meeting is open to all who wish to join. 

WHEN:  Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
Donate Blood at Lakeside Medical Center BLOOD
Donate blood at Lakeside Medical Center - receive gifts for your donation. Participants will also receive a wellness checkup including blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count, and cholesterol screening. 

WHEN:  Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Make an appointment online at and use sponsor code #10071

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PBC Homeless Outreach at the Loading Ramp HOMELESSOUTREACH
The Palm Beach County Homeless Outreach Services (HOT TEAM) announces the availability of the PBC Health Department Unit at the loading ramp. The outreach is targeted to residents in need of health care screenings or Health Care District insurance. 

WHEN:  Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Loading Ramp, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Herb Weary, PBC-HOT TEAM, 561-315-5301

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Magician Brent Gregory at Pahokee Library MAGIC
Celebrate the summer with amazing magic, audience participation, music and more (all ages).

WHEN:  Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Loula V York Library, 525 Bacom Point Rd, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: Ellen Kentner, 561-924-5928

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CSC's Free Summer Safety Celebration CSCSUMMERSAFETY

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 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pioneer Park Pool, 866 State Road 715, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Backyard BBQ Event at Commissioner's Park BBQ

Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. - Pahokee Center, invites residents to come out to its Backyard BBQ Event at Commissioner's Park. 

WHEN:  Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Commissioner's Park, 601 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: LaSophia King, 561-924-6100

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2019 Legislative Wrap Up WRAPUP
Representative Tina Polsky and PBC Commissioner 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 33430
CONTACT: Robert Rease at 561-829-1459 or [email protected]

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Applications Accepted for Leadership Academy

EmpowHER of the Palm Beaches is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Class of EmpowHER Leadership Academy for Girls. EmpowHER Leadership Academy for Girls will empower female students from various schools throughout the Palm Beach County School District. The academy supports diversity and will introduce junior and senior girls to organizations that are led by women executives.

Deadline for application
WHEN: Sunday, June 30, 2019

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Belle Glade 4th of July Celebration

The public is invited to the City of Belle Glade's 4th of July Celebration at Torry Island. Waterslides and games for the kids, barbeque, golf cart parade, The Motowners and more!

WHEN:  Thursday, July 4, 2019 | 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Torry Island Campground and Marina, 5000 W Canal St N, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Notice of Funding Opportunity: Senior Housing

The Community Services Department is opening a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) through Financially Assisted Agency (FAA) funding to address Housing for Seniors. The amount of funding to allocate is fixed at $100,000.00 for a two (2) year contract. The project will need to compete for FAA funding again during the 2021 NOFO under the service category of Homelessness. The department will open a NOFO for projects serving seniors who need housing and will provide roommate matching services as well as assistance with locating housing. A senior is defined as any adult over the age of 60.

Interest Meeting
WHEN:  Monday, July 1, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
CONTACT: RSVP to Stessy Cocerez, [email protected] by 5:00 p.m. on June 24, 2019 if you would like to attend the Interest Meeting 

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Grant Opportunity: Impact 100 of the Palm Beaches

Impact 100 of the Palm Beaches is hosting free information sessions to review its grant guidelines and explain the application process. In 2020, 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. Four information sessions are available. RSVP required by July 5, 2019.

WHEN:  Tuesday, July 9, 11, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. (July 9 session), 4:00 p.m. (July 11)
WHERE: Town of Palm Beach United Way, 44 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach, FL 33480

WHEN:  Tuesday, July 16, 18, 2019  | 10:00 a.m. (July 16 session), 4:00 p.m. (July 18)
WHERE: Northern Trust, 11301 US-1, North Palm Beach, FL 33408

CONTACT: Please email Emily Snider at [email protected] to reserve your space. Please send her your name, organization and telephone number and list which training session you will be attending.

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RFP: Citizens' Institute on Rural Design

The Request for Applications from communities is open now until July 22! The Citizens' Institute on Rural Design™ will continue its tradition of offering local design workshops that address specific community challenges, and also create a new cohort learning program that will engage rural leaders from up to 20 additional communities.

Deadline for application
WHEN: Monday, July 22, 2019
CONTACT: Apply by clicking here

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, June 17, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council: volunteer opportunities with the Palm Beach County Substance Abuse Coalition, reminder to apply for Great Ideas Initiative, and much more!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 

  • Positions available
Other Areas
Learning Lab: Managing the Calendar 

Learn to schedule appointments and events, even audio reminders to get your attention and use color-coded entries to quickly pick out important appointments at a glance. Use reminders to keep yourself on time and well prepared for that next meeting.

WHEN:  Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Nonprofits First, 1818 S Australian Avenue, #450, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
CONTACT:  Shari J. Hanglan,  [email protected]561-214-7435

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League of Womens' Voters Luncheon 

"A WHOLE NEW WORLD" is the topic for the next Womens' Voters Luncheon.

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

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World Sickle Cell Day

Attend a World Sickle Cell Day event organized by Sickle Cell Palm Beach County. 

WHEN:  Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Palm Beach Post, 2751 South Dixie Hwy West Palm Beach, FL 33405
CONTACT: Please RSVP online at or call 561-833-3113

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"Handling Difficult Conversations" Workshop
Deal with a difficult client, co-worker, or supplier; reduce resistance to new ideas or new ways of doing things; confronting disrespectful or hurtful behavior; learn what to do when your first approach doesn't work.

WHEN:  Friday, June 21, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
WHERE: SCORE South Palm Beach, 7999 N Federal Hwy-Ste 201, Boca Raton, FL 33487
CONTACT:  SCORE South Palm Beach,  561-981-5180,  [email protected]

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United Way Celebrates 90th Anniversary
From United Way of Palm Beach County: "We're taking all our friends out to the ballgame for our 90th anniversary celebration at Family Fun Night at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, compliments of presenting sponsor Bank of America."

WHEN:  Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 4:30 p.m. (gates open), 5:30 p.m. (game starts)
WHERE: Roger Dean Stadium,  4751 Main St, Jupiter, FL 33458

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2019 Hats Off Nonprofit Awards
The 2019 Hats Off Nonprofit Awards will be held this October at the Harriet Himmel Theater. The night honors nonprofit organizations and individuals from the Palm Beach County nonprofit community. A Lifetime Achievement Award has been added to this year's awards.

WHEN:  Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Harriet Himmel Theater, 700 S Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT: Tickets can be purchased by clicking here

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
Medical Interpreter Training - In the Glades - Accepting Applications
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   [email protected]
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

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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
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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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, [email protected],

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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 Ramp 524 SW Ave C, Belle Glade, Florida.
CONTACT: Jessica Valby at [email protected]
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

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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!

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Previous Postings - 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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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 [email protected]
or (561) 996-3310
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