Monday, June 26, 2017
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~~~ This Week ~~~
Tues, June 27           11:30 am     GIN Awards, O'Say, Pahokee
Tues, June 27            3 :00 pm        Foundcare HIV testing , Walgreens, Belle Glade
Wed, June 28            9 :00 am        Foundcare HIV testing , FoundCare, Belle Glade
Wed, June 28           12:00 pm      LEW Museum programs, LEW Museum, Belle Glade
Thurs, June 29         10:00 am     Construction job hiring event, Tanner Park, South Bay
Fri, June 30              9:00 am       AYS Youth Summer Camp, Pahokee Parks and Rec Dept.
Fri, June 30               9 :00 am        Foundcare HIV testing , FoundCare, Belle Glade
Fri, June 30              7:30 pm        New Birth Deliverance Pastoral and Church Anniversary, Belle Glade
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GINGlades 2017 Community Awards - Glades Interagency Network

The Glades 2017 Community Awards Recognition Celebration, presented by Glades Interagency Network, is designed to bring the Western Communities of Palm Beach County together to honor and pay tribute to individuals, who have made outstanding contributions to local organizations and to the Glades Communities.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: O'Say, 225 South Lake Avenue, Pahokee, FL 33476

Click here for more information
HIVFoundcare Hosts Free HIV Testing

FoundCare, Inc., a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center, is offering free HIV and Hepatitis C tests at multiple locations throughout Palm Beach County during the week of June 26 in recognition of National HIV Testing Day.

Free, walk-in testing will be provided at the following locations and times:

WHEN: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Walgreens, 101 N. Main St., Belle Glade, FL 33430

WHEN: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  FoundCare Belle Glade, 1500 NW Avenue L, Belle Glade, FL 33430

WHEN: Friday, June 30, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  FoundCare Belle Glade, 1500 NW Avenue L, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for more information
ExpoCareerSource Announces Construction Jobs Hiring Events in the Glades

CareerSource is inviting residents interested in construction jobs to participate in one of several job expos and hiring events coming to the Glades. 

WHEN: Thursday, June 29, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Tanner Park, 791 NW 1st Ave., South Bay, FL 33493
Click here for more information

WHEN: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Lake Shore Civic Center,  1224 SW Avenue E Pl, Belle Glade, FL 33430
Click here for more information
PastorNew Birth Deliverance Baptist Church Pastoral and Church Anniversary

From Rev. Willie Williams: "Greeting in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church will be celebrating their 17th Pastoral and Church anniversary. Therefore, we cordially invite you to come out and worship with us."

WHEN:    Friday, June 30, 2017 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker Pastor Lionel Camel.
                Sunday, July 2, 2017   5:00 p.m. Guest speaker Pastor Leslie Camel.
WHERE: New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church, 1650 S. Main Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

For more information call: 786-266-1818 or 561-261-2300. You can also send an email to:
FootballAYS Youth Summer Camp Open for Enrollment

The AYS Youth Summer Camp is currently accepting children ages 8 to 15 for its football and cheer camps. Children participating will receive free lunches. 

WHEN:    Friday, June 30, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (football camp starts)
                Saturday, July 1, 2017   9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (cheer camp starts)
WHERE: City of Pahokee Parks and Rec Complex, 360 E Main St, Pahokee, FL 33476
COST:     $15 per child

Click here for more information and to register
MuseumLEW Museum Presents Three Programs

The Lawrence E. Will Museum in Belle Glade invites residents and visitors to stop by the museum this summer to enjoy three programs on display: Expedition Ice Age, Donald Neal: A Plethora of Styles, and People of the Water. 

WHEN:     Wednesdays, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays - Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: The Lawrence E. Will Museum of the Glades, 530 South Main Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430 

Click here for more information
Free Computer Classes at CareerSource
Residents can take advantage of basic computer classes offered at CareerSource's Belle Glade location. Classes are offered free of charge and teach residents the fundamentals of using a computer, including: how to create and send emails, use the Internet, and more. 
Click here for more information
PBC Human Services: Need funds to Move?

Currently Rental Entry Assistance Program funds are available for people to relocate. This is a once-in-a-lifetime type of assistance to move. There are eligibility requirements. Assistance available for first month rent, last month rent, rental security deposit and utility deposits.

First come, first served. The funds must be used before June 30, 2017. Applications available through Palm Beach County Human Services.

You must call Palm Beach County Human Services - Western Service Area for an application and an appointment at (561)996-1630.
Impact the Palm Beaches 2017 Grant Opportunities Information Session
Join 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 November 6, 2017, 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.

Six sessions are available:

WHEN: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 (two sessions), Thursday, July 6, 2017 (three sessions), Friday, July 7, 2017
WHERE: Town of Palm Beach United Way, 44 Cocoanut Row, Suite M201, Palm Beach, FL 33480
COST: Free (RSVP is required and space is limited to the first 25 registrants for each session)
Click here for more information, times, and instructions for registering
Introduction 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, July 11, 2017  9 :00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., and 
     Tuesday, August 1, 2017  9 a.m. - 10 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 
Quantum in the Community Grant
If you're a nonprofit that works in Palm Beach County to meet the basic needs of our communities, you may be eligible for a Quantum in the Community Grant. Applications for 2017 Quantum in the Community Grants will open on June 12th. Applications must be received by Friday, August 18th.

Click here for more information
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
How Senate Bill Will Affect People With Disabilities

Scot Kannel, Arc of the Glades Executive Director, shares a breakdown of the effect a proposed Senate Bill will have on people with disabilities:

"Any legislation should be measured by who it benefits against who it hurts. In this instance I stand strongly opposed to what this legislation will do to those our mission demands we protect and I urge all of us to make that clear to our legislators. This legislation harms our most vulnerable citizens ..."

Click here to read full letter
County-level Map Compares Premiums and Tax Credits Under Senate Health Bill and ACA 

A new interactive map from the Kaiser Family Foundation compares county-level estimates of premiums that consumers would pay under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2020 with what they would pay under the Senate's discussion draft, Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), a replacement plan unveiled last Thursday. 

This map includes premium and tax credit estimates by county for current ACA marketplace enrollees at age 27, 40, or 60 with an annual income of $20,000, $30,000, $40,000, $50,000, $60,000, $75,000, $100,000, or 351% of the federal poverty level (which is just above the cutoff for tax credits under the BCRA).

Click here to use the interactive map
West County Senior Center June Newsletter

Job Opportunities

In the Glades

Food Bank Coordinator ~ The Glades Initiative, Inc.
The Sun Classifieds
Indeed Job Search
Hot Jobs
CNAs needed ~ Glades Health Care Center
Program Supervisor Families First

In Other Areas

Opportunity Early Childhood Education & Family Center


Other Areas________________________
Job Fair at West Palm Beach Marriott June 27 (tomorrow)
Job seekers will get a chance to meet with more than 25 employers at a career fair tomorrow in West Palm Beach. According to organizer, more than 1,000 positions will be available. 

WHEN: Tuesday, June 27, 2017   10 :00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Marriott West Palm Beach, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm BeachFL 33401
Click here for more details and to pre-register 
Boynton Beach Movie Theater Offers $1 Summer Flicks
The Cinemark movie theater in Boynton Beach is offering some summer deals for the kids. Cinemark's annual Summer Movie Clubhouse offers family-friendly films for $1 per person. Parents can also buy children a series card allowing 10 movies for $5. 

WHEN: Monday, June 26 - August 9, 2017
WHERE: CINEMARK Boynton Beach 14 & XD, 1151 North Congress Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Click here for full movie schedule and dates
CHW Care Coordination Training
Palm Beach County Medical Society Services is excited to offer a training program for Community Health Workers. Throughout the United States, the community health worker field is burgeoning, both in interest and demand. 

CHW Care Coordination Training Program offers the full complement of education hours and content areas needed to fulfill the training requirements (30 CEUs) for the certification application as a community health worker. 

WHEN: Fridays, beginning August 25 - November 10, 2017
WHERE: CareerSource Palm Beach County, 3400 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
COST: $999.00 (includes all classes, course material and simulation sessions) **Limited Scholarships Available**
Click here for more information, and to register
Relationship Enhancement Workshop Planned
Couples who are married, dating, cohabiting or engaged are encouraged to attend a fun, free and powerful relationship enhancement workshop to help improve their communication skills and strengthen their relationships.
Classes will be held on five consecutive Thursdays:

WHEN: Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017   6 :00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
WHERE:  PBC Cooperative Extension Office, 559 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415
Click here for more details and instructions
FREE Eye Care for Rest of 2017

The Florida Optometry Eye Health Fund in Coordination with Community Health Center of West Palm Beach will be offering FREE eye care to eligible residents for the rest of the year.

WHEN: Rest of 2017
WHERE:  Community Health Center of West Palm Beach, 2100 W 45th Street, Suite A, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

For more information call: (561) 840-8681
FREE Hepatitis C Testing 

Foundcare is offering FREE hepatitis C testing for the rest of the year

WHEN: Rest of 2017
WHERE: Foundcare, 2330 S. Congress Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33406

For more information call: (561) 472-9160
Children's Services Council Monday Morning Update

Previous Postings - The Glades Area ___
PBSC enhances Glades career programs
"Two career programs, Welding and Cosmetology, at Palm Beach State College's Belle Glade campus are rolling out new options to better meet student needs ..."
Click here for full story
Back to School Bash - City of Pahokee
The City of Pahokee asks residents to save the date for the 2017 Putting Kids First Back to School Bash. Residents will enjoy a fun-filled event with food, games, face painting, vendors, prizes and give-aways. The city will be giving away book bags and school supplies just in time for school. 
WHEN:  Saturday, July 29, 2017  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee High School, 900 Larrimore Road, Pahokee, FL 33476
Click here for more details
Foster Home Recruitment - Camelot Community Care

Camelot Community Care is excited to expand our presence in the Glades.  We license foster home in Palm Beach County for children removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect.  An orientation/information session has been scheduled for late July, with a training class set to begin soon after.  Both events will be held in South Bay.

WHEN: Saturday, July 29, 2017  2:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Tanner Park, 105 Palm Beach Road, South Bay, FL 33493

Registration: Please send email to
Please put: SOUTH BAY EVENT in the subject line and advise of how many will be attending.  Alternately, you may call the office to register (561) 649-0877.

Click here for a flyer
Summer Food Program offers kids free breakfast, lunch

The Summer Food Service Program, which began on June 6 and runs through July 28, provides free, nutritious breakfast and lunch meals to all children up to the age of 18. No application is necessary and any child can stop by a location closest to them to receive a free meal. 

Summer Food Service sites provide meals to all children in the immediate vicinity of the school, in addition to those enrolled in summer school/camp. A partnership between the School District of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach County Library System also provides for free nutritious lunches and snacks to children during the summer. The Belle Glade Branch Library in the Glades is a participating location. 

According to the USDA, "The Summer Food Service Program ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session." The Library System is proud to partner with the School District to make sure that all Palm Beach County children are well-fed and well-read throughout the summer.

To see if your school is offering free meals this summer, and for meal times, click here
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
Glades Adult Literacy: Free Reading Help for Adults

Basic literacy and pre-GED instruction, one-on-one tutoring, flexible scheduling, and lessons designed to meet individual goals.

COST: Free!

Contact the Glades Adult Literacy Project for more information: 561.996.3453

Click here for a flyer
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

Food Bank Coordinator ~ The Glades Initiative, Inc.
The Sun Classifieds
Indeed Job Search
Hot Jobs
CNAs needed ~ Glades Health Care Center
Program Supervisor Families First

In Other Areas

Opportunity Early Childhood Education & Family Center


Wayside House, Inc. Job Opportunities

Glades Area Library Events: June 2017

See what's happening at your local library!

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Previous Postings - Other Areas
Ethics Connections Program
Giving Voice to Values Seminar
We often believe we know what is right and want to do it, but experience external pressures to do otherwise. Learn practical approaches to recognize, clarify, speak, and effectively act on your values when those conflicts arise. (Four hours)
Pre-requisite: Ethical Lens Inventory™ Seminar
WHEN: Thursday, July 20, 2017 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College - Lake Worth Campus, 4200 S Congress Avenue, PSD 108, Lake Worth, FL 33461
Click here for more details
Hats Off Nonprofit Awards - Nonprofits First

Hats Off, a hat-themed cocktail reception and awards celebration honoring 10+ local nonprofit organizations will be held in October at the Harriet Himmel Theater, CityPlace, West Palm Beach. Proceeds raised from this unique event benefit Nonprofits First Education Programs and Rising Leaders. These programs focus on the professional development, leadership, and training our nonprofit community volunteers and employees need to lead and succeed.

The event supports Nonprofits First's mission to strengthen the nonprofit sector by maximizing their capacity to deliver services through accreditation, leadership development, education, and management support services.

WHEN:   Tuesday, October 3, 2017  5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Harriet Himmel Theater, CityPlace, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Click here for more information, for nomination forms, and sponsorship opportunities
Summer Reading Program: "Build a Better World"
The Summer Reading Program returns to the Palm Beach County Library System! All ages are encouraged to explore ways to "Build a Better World." Sign up at any Palm Beach County Library System location or Bookmobile stop from Mon, June 5 - Fri, July 28 and begin earning and tracking points.
Once completed, return your log or tracker to receive:
·       A construction duck (ages 0-5), a basil growing kit (ages 6-11), or a multi-device charging pouch (ages 12 & up).
·       A ticket to a Roger Dean Stadium baseball game on Sat, July 29.
·       An invitation to an all ages, end-of-summer ice cream social.
·       A voucher to the Great Book Giveaway (ages 17 & under).
·       A Chipotle coupon.
Click here for more information 
Children's Services Council Monday Morning Update

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.