Monday, June 18, 2018
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Ongoing                            Summer Food Sites for Children, Glades area
Mon, June 18 5:30 pm     A Community Conversation, Belle Glade Civic Center   
Tue, June 19 9:00 am      Glades PATCH Meeting, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Tue, June 19 10:30 am    Dept of Housing and Economic Sustainability Public Meeting, BG Library
Wed, June 20 9:00 am     Pet Vaccine Clinic, West County Spay/Neuter Clinic, Pahokee   
Thu, June 21 10:00 am   Free Amplified Phones, C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinic, Belle Glade  
Fri, June 22 5:00 pm       Travis Benjamin Back to School Event, Glades Central, Belle Glade   
Ongoing                           Free Meals for Seniors, Glades area
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
A Community Conversation at Belle Glade Civic Center CONVERSATION

Residents are invited to take part in A Community Conversation focusing on criminal justice, community relations, and more. The event is presented by the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission Community Engagement Task Force and hosted by Healthier Glades and the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. Join for a short video, followed by a discussion.

WHEN: Monday, June 18, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Civic Center, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Rosalind Murray, Criminal Justice Commission,, 561-355-2332. 

Click here to learn more
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 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 19, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
Public Meeting on 2018-2019 Action Plan DHES

Palm Beach County Department of Housing and Economic Sustainability (DHES) will host two public meetings (one in the Glades) to receive public comment on the FY 2018-2019 Action Plan, inclusive of the Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Solutions Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Programs. DHES will also hold a public meeting before the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners to seek approval of the Plan. 

WHEN: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Civic Center, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Pet Vaccine Clinic and Hurricane Preparedness Event PETCLINIC

Residents are invited to take advantage of a low-cost vaccine clinic for pets residing in the Glades. The costs for vaccines will be $5 for shots, $5 for rabies tags, and $5 for microchips (free for residents on public assistance - proof required). You can also pre-register for the pet-friendly hurricane shelter. Get your pet up-to-date on their annual vaccines, rabies vaccine and county license tag and microchip. There will be giveaway items, vet staff on hand to answer questions, and more. 

WHEN: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control West County Spay/Neuter Clinic, 3615 State Road 715, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: Call Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control at 561-233-1261

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Free Amplified Phones for Persons with Hearing Loss PHONE

Florida Communications Relay, Inc. will be distributing free amplified phones to persos with hearing loss. To receive a phone, please bring the following with you: Florida Drivers License, Florida State ID, Florida Voters Card. 

WHEN: Thursday, June 21, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: CL Brumback Primary Care Clinic, 941 SE 1st St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Travis Benjamin Backpack and School Supply Giveaway - MUST REGISTER ONLINE BACKTOSCHOOL

The Travis Benjamin Back to School event will be held at Glades Central Community High School for students in grades 1st through 10th. 

WHEN: Friday, June 22, 2018 | 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Glades Central High School, 1001 SW Avenue M, Belle Glade, FL 33430
TO REGISTER: Register online at

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Palm Beach College Holds Information Sessions COLLEGESESSIONS

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 Welding, Diesel Mechanic, Cosmetology, Barbering, Nails and Facials programs. Representatives from Advising, Registrar, Financial Aid departments and CareerSource.  In addition, 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, June 26, July 31, 2018 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 1977 SW College Dr - TEC Building Patio, Belle Glade, FL 33430 
CONTACT INFO: Call 561-993-1143 

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Sealing or Expunging a Criminal Record Workshop

The Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller will be presenting a workshop on the topic of Sealing or Expunging a Criminal Record. The event is part of a series of "Do-It-Yourself in Court workshops offerd each month by the Self Service Center of the Clerk & Comptroller. 

WHEN: Thursday, July 5, 2018 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 - p.m.
WHERE: West County Courthouse Conference Room, C-121 2950 State Road 15, Belle Glade, FL 33430 

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A number of sites in the Glades area offer meals for senior citizens on an ongoing basis. To find out what locations are nearest to you, click on the following link. Reservations must be made a day in advance for all Palm Beach County meal sites. 

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The Glades Initiative - Free Items for Tax-Exempt Organizations

The Glades Initiative has three used pc monitors, large nice cloth tablecloths, some are maroon and others are gold. We also have a couple of older chairs available free of charge for tax-exempt organizations (churches, non-profits, etc.).  
CONTACT INFO: If you're interested, please call us at 561-996-3310 and ask for Jessica or send an email to

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PBC Farmworker Career Development Program

We are currently recruiting migrant and seasonal Farmworkers and family member for Vocational training, and Job Placement. Call or visit us for more information

ONGOING - Open Monday through Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: 607 South Main Street, Suite 103,  Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Farmworker Program   561-992-7405

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FRAC: Weekly News Digest, June 18, 2018

Newsletter from the Food Research & Action Center. 

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, June 18, 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

  • 19 Positions Open
Other Areas
24th Annual African and African American Studies Summer Institute

Please see the attached information regarding the 24th Annual African and African American Studies Summer Institute. 

WHEN: Monday, June 18, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach Lakes High School, 3505 Shiloh Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
CONTACT INFO: Brian Knowles,

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Personalized Grant Support

Are you just beginning your organization's grant-seeking journey? Looking for guidance researching foundations? Need another set of eyes on that proposal? Maybe you are new to grant writing and not sure where to begin? Sign up for one hour of customized one-on-one support with our development expert.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
WHERE:  Nonprofits First,  1818 S Australian Avenue, #450,  West Palm Beach, FL  33409
COST: Free (members); $45 (non-members)
CONTACT INFO:  Charlotte Gill,  cgill@nonprofitsfirst.org561-214-7435

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
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, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL  

Click here for more details 
Fourth of July Celebration in Belle Glade

Join the city of Belle Glade and the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce for a Fourth of July Celebration at Torry Island! The band The Clique will be performing. 

WHEN: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 | 4:00 p.m. (fireworks at dusk)
WHERE: Torry Island, 5000 W Canal St N, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Grant Opportunity: Impact the Palm Beaches

Please join Impact 100 of the Palm Beaches and the Community Foundation for this free information session as we review the grant guidelines, explain the application process and answer questions about the high-impact grant from Impact the Palm Beaches.

On January 31, 2019, 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.  Eligible projects or programs must be implemented and serve residents of Palm Beach County (Lake Worth Road north to the Martin County line). To apply you must be an active 501(c)(3) for a minimum of 19 months.

Information Sessions
WHEN: Tuesday, July 10, 11, 17, 19, 2018 
| 10:00 a.m. (3:00 p.m., July 19 session)
WHERE: United Way Office Town of Palm Beach, 44 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach, FL 33480 (July 10, 11 sessions); Northern Trust Company, 11301 US-1, North Palm Beach, FL 33408 (July 17, 19 sessions)
TO RSVP: Please email Lauren Sterlacci at to reserve your space

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Grant Opportunity: TD Ready Challenge

The TD Ready Challenge is an annual North American initiative that has up to ten $1 million (CAD) grants available to catalyze innovative solutions for a changing world. Recipients will be organizations that have scalable solutions that will help open doors for a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow.

Each year, the TD Ready Challenge will invite eligible organizations to submit applications that offer solutions for a problem statement that is connected to one of the four drivers of change of the Ready Commitment: Financial Security, Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health. The 2018 TD Ready Challenge Problem Statement focuses on Financial Security.

Application deadline
WHEN: Friday, July 27, 2018 
| 4:00 p.m.

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Grant Opportunity: Quantum in the Community

Applications are now being accepted for "Quantum in the Community" (QIC) 2018 funding cycle. The deadline date to submit an application is July 27th.

Application deadline
WHEN: Friday, July 27, 2018

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Grant Opportunity: Knight Foundation Journalism 360 Challenge

The Journalism 360 Challenge is now open for applications, seeking ideas that help expand best practices in immersive journalism, including narratives, ethics and production.
Journalism 360 is a joint initiative of Knight Foundation, Google News Initiative and Online News Association. Winners will receive a share of $200,000 for early-stage projects that address the question: How might we experiment with immersive storytelling to advance the field of journalism?  It is open to anyone; news organizations, businesses, nonprofits and individuals anywhere in the world can submit an idea.
Application deadline
WHEN: Saturday, July 28, 2018

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RFP Opportunity: Homelessness, Rapid Re-Housing

The Financially Assisted Agencies (FAA) Division of the Palm Beach County Community Services Department will release an additional FY2019 Request for Proposal (RFP) on Homelessness, specifically for Rapid Re-Housing.
RFP Closes
WHEN:  Friday, June 15, 2018 | 11:59 p.m.  

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RFP Opportunity: Civic Engagement Projects

From Leadership Palm Beach County: Are you a nonprofit that could use some help? We are now accepting proposals for the 2018 - 19 Civic Engagement Projects!  We empower leadership class members to take active roles in the community through our interactive curriculum as well as year-long civic engagement partnerships with civic organizations.  Civic engagement projects utilize the intellectual capacity of each class to address the needs and goals of civic organizations in Palm Beach County. RFPs are due before 5 p.m. on June 29, 2018.  

To be considered, you must register for and attend one of the following workshops:

WHEN: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County 3651 Quantum Blvd, Boynton Beach FL 33426
CONTACT INFO: Please call 561-279-9103

WHEN: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach Post - Auditorium Room (1st Floor Room next to LPBC Office) 2751 S. Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, FL 33405
CONTACT INFO:  Please call 561-833-4321

Click here to learn more and to register for one of the workshops
Funding Opportunity: Comprehensive Services for Victims of Human Trafficking

OVC is seeking applicants to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to assist victims of human trafficking, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, as amended. OVC is interested in supporting programs that focus on one of three purpose areas. Apply by June 25, 2018.

Deadline to apply:

WHEN: Monday, June 25, 2018

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Funding Opportunity: Seeking Applications for Specialized Human Trafficking Training

Through the FY 2018 Specialized Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance solicitation, OVC is seeking applicants to provide specialized training and technical assistance to victim service providers and court personnel to enhance their response to victims of human trafficking.

Successful applicants will provide specialized training and technical assistance in the following three purpose areas-
* Purpose Area 1: Comprehensive Legal Services,
* Purpose Area 2: Trauma-Informed Responses and Services, and
* Purpose Area 3: Increased Identification, Referrals, and Assistance of Human Trafficking in Court Settings.

OVC anticipates making up to three awards (one per purpose area) of up to $900,000 each, with an estimated total amount awarded of up to $2.7 million.

Deadline to apply:

WHEN: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Click here to learn more
Fellowship Opportunity: Barb Schmidt Fellowship

Across the country student activists have made their voices heard as agents of social change through leading and participating in community-based movements. Their efforts have captured media attention and have raised awareness on issues as diverse as racial justice, gun control, sexual assault, gender discrimination, equal protection for members of the LGTBQ community, immigration, the need for economic fairness and opportunity, student rights and environmental degradation.

Today's activism is only the beginning - and we'd like to do our part to nurture and sustain it.  The fellowship is open to high school students grades 11-12 living in Palm Beach or Broward County who qualify for dual enrollment at FAU. Successful completion of the program earns each fellow 6 college credits. All fellowship meetings will take place on FAU's Boca Raton campus.
Fall Schedule
WHEN: Saturday, August 25, September 8, 22, October 6, 27, November 10, December 1, 15, 2018
WHERE: Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please contact Suzy Livingston, Fellowship Coordinator via email ( or phone at 561-297-3158

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Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities: Become a Partner in Policymaking

Only four more weeks left before the deadline to apply for the 2018 Partners in Policymaking Program. Do NOT miss this opportunity to become the advocate you were always meant to be! The Florida DD Council fully sponsors the Florida Partners in Policymaking program, which is a leadership and advocacy training program for parents of children with developmental disabilities and self-advocates.

Classes begin in September and run through February (1 session a month - all travel, hotel/accommodations, and child care reimbursement covered by the DD Council). The class is taught by state-of-the-art presenters from all over the country!

Application deadline
WHEN: Sunday, July 1, 2018
CONTACT INFO: Stacey Hoaglund, 954-252-8764

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Hats Off Nonprofit Awards: Nominations Open

Your work changes lives. Who has inspired you this year? Shine a spotlight on a worthy organization or nonprofit professional by submitting a nomination for the 2018 Hats Off Nonprofit Awards. The online nomination forms open June 11 and close August 10 at 5 p.m.

Nomination deadline
WHEN: Friday, August 10, 2018 | 5:00 p.m.

Click here for more information
FRAC: Weekly News Digest

Newsletter from the Food Research & Action Center. 

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Lighthouse Cafe: News From May 2018

Lighthouse Cafe, newsletter for the month of May. 

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, June 11, 2018

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

Click here to read newsletter
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • 19 Positions Open
Other Areas

  • Manager, Leadership Programs
Previous Postings - Other Areas
Take Stock in Children Upcoming Mentor Orientations

Our mentor orientation will cover the necessary information to get started as a Take Stock in Children mentor. Three training dates are available at Take Stock in Children's West Palm Beach location. 

WHEN: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 
| 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Take Stock in Children Palm Beach Office, 1896 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, Ste 103, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
CONTACT INFO: For more information, contact Kimberly Briard by phone at 561-307-5485, or by email
Click here to learn more
Click here to read Mentor Job Description
Mental Illness Workshop

One in five adults in the U.S. experience a mental illness in a given year. Youth (ages 13-18) experience rates comparable to this. Unfortunately, the data also show that a significant number of those affected are not treated or are inadequately treated. With a commitment to a "no wrong-door approach" to behavioral health services, we know that understanding the resources available is critically important in making the right referrals and helping those we serve and work with in our community access the most appropriate systems of care.
Please join us for a valuable information session with Lindsay Slattery-Cerny, MSW, Regional Suicide Prevention Specialist,from Florida Linking Individuals Needing Care (FL LINC Project) and the Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network (SEFBHN).

WHEN: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Quantum Foundation, Community Room, 2701 N Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
COST: Free

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World Refugee Day in Lake Worth

This year, members of the Palm Beach Area Refugee Task Force are organizing a World Refugee Day event to be held in Lake Worth. The event's theme this year is "Many Cultures, One Nation" will take place at Palm Beach State College Lake Worth Campus in the Duncan Theater. We have sought the participation of federal, state agencies, Palm Beach County public officials, community organizations, and media. The event will include a naturalization ceremony by USCIS. During this event, various refugee service providers will have information tables with resources for the community.

WHEN: Thursday, June 28, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Duncan Theater, 4200 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33461
CONTACT INFO: If you are interested in participating and having a table at this event, please fill out this form (provider application form) and send it to or

Click here for more information
Click here service provider application form
The Guatemalan-Maya Center is collecting donations

The Guatemalan-Maya Center is collecting donations for those devastated by the volcanic eruption in Guatemala.  They also need volunteers to help sort, organize and pack supplies. 

WHEN: Ongoing
WHERE: Multiple drop off locations & dates.
CONTACT INFO: Tim Gamwell,

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Educational Opportunity Center Provides Service

The TRiO Educational Opportunity Center provides students with a variety of services, including assistance with college applications, GED referrals, financial aid application assistance, and more! All services provided free of charge. 

CONTACT INFO: Please call 561-868-4068

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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
or (561) 996-3310
If you would like to submit your volunteer opportunities on our site below, please email us at

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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