Monday, June 24, 2019
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Ongoing                              Medical Interpreter Training - In the Glades - Accepting Applications
Mon, June 24  5:00 pm       2019 Legislative Wrap Up, West Technical Education Center, Belle Glade
Wed, June 26  9:30 am      Glades Technical Advisory Committee, Belle Glade Library
Thu, June 27  6:00 pm        Pahokee Community Update Meeting, Pahokee Parks & Rec
Sat, June 29  6:00 pm        Glades Senior Citizens Prom, Lake Shore Middle, Belle Glade
Mon, July 1  7:30 pm           New Birth Anniversary, Belle Glade
Glades Area
Find Out Where to Get Free Nutritious Meals This Summer in the Glades
Summer BreakSpot provides nutritious meals at no cost to children 18 and under while school is out for the summer. Many meal sites are located at places like parks, libraries and churches and offer breakfasts, lunches, snacks or supper. Below is a listing of locations in the Glades. 

Click here for a listing of Glades sites
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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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Glades Technical Advisory Committee Meets in BG GTAC
GTAC will continue the focus on hurricane preparedness for the 2019 season.  Our guest speaker will be PBC Animal Care and Control Field Supervisor, Lieutenant Wesley White. Lt. White will be providing advice and information for families with pets and how best to take care of animals in preparation for the hurricane season. 

WHEN:  Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE:  Belle Glade Civic Center, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Houston L. Tate, OCR Director, 561-233-5303 or [email protected]

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Pahokee Brownfields Community Update Meeting BROWNFIELD
Join PPM Consultants Inc. to learn more about the Brownfields in Pahokee.  Brownfields are properties that are not being used to their full potential and may be impaired by the presence of petroleum or hazardous substances. Cleaning up and reinvesting in these properties increases local tax bases, facilitates job growth, utilizes existing infrastructure, takes development pressures off of undeveloped land, and both improves and protects the environment.

WHEN:  Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Pahokee Parks & Rec Cafeteria Building, 360 Main Street, Pahokee, FL 33476

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Glades Senior Citizens Prom PROM
Kings Tutoring and Mentoring and The 2019 Senior Citizens Prom Committee present the Glades Senior Citizens Prom.

WHEN:  Saturday, June 29, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lake Shore Middle School Cafeteria, 425 W Canal St N, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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New Birth Celebrates 19 Years Pastoral/Church Anniversary CHURCHANNIV
New Birth Deliverance Baptist will be celebrating 19 years of pastoral/church anniversary. The church invites residents to celebrate with them. Featured speakers on both nights.

WHEN:  Monday, July 1 & 2, 2019 | 7:30 p.m. each night
WHERE: New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church, 1650 S Main St, Belle Glade, FL. 33430
CONTACT: For more information, call 786-266-1818

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Belle Glade's Fourth of July Celebration BGFOURTH
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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Pahokee's Fourth on the Marina PAHOKEEFOURTH
The City of Pahokee invites you to come celebrate the Fourth of July with a evening of fun and family! Get ready for the fun and fireworks scheduled at Marina.

WHEN:  Thursday, July 4, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (fireworks at 9 p.m.)

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Health Outreach at the Loading Ramp
Heart, Health , & Healing Ministries, Inc., Florida Department of Health, AIDS HEALTH FOUNDATION, Planned Parenthood, Crossing Bridges of the Palm Beaches are collaborating  to provide f ree HIV/STI testing, haircuts, vision, dental screenings, diabetes and hypertension screenings, Drowning Prevention, Early Learning Coalition, free food, music and more.  

WHEN:  Saturday, July 20, 2019 | (time to be announced)
WHERE: Loading Ramp, 500 SW Ave C Place, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Caroline Hill, 561-766-1769
Enroll Today: Home Health Aide Classes
Home Health Aide classes begin in August - enroll today! Scholarships are available. 

WHEN:  Monday, August 26, 2019
WHERE: West Technical Education Center, 2625 NW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Medical Sciences at West Tech, 561-829-4620

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Flipany Mobile Van Summer Hours and Locations

Free summer meals will be provided throughout the Glades by Flipany's Mobile Van.   FLIPANY is an approved Meal Sponsor for The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a program federally funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Summer Foods is a great opportunity for children in the community to have nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snacks during the summer term. See attached flyer for detail on times and locations.

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Pahokee's Back to School Bash: Vendors Wanted

Back to School Bash is always in August. But the planning starts now. This is an all-call for our Community Partners and Educational Vendors to participate. The City of Pahokee puts our "Children 1st (first)" Please use this link to register your agency today.

WHEN: In August (exact date to be announced)
WHERE: Pahokee High School Gymnasium, 900 Larrimore Road, Pahokee, FL 33476

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Commissioner McKinlay Shares Glades News

From Commissioner Melissa McKinlay: "On June 18th, Palm Beach County Property Appraiser Dorothy Jacks made a presentation on county property values to the Board of County Commissioners. She shared wonderful news about the rise in property values in the Glades: from 2018 to 2019, taxable property values increased an estimated 5.84% in Belle Glade, 5.96% in Pahokee, and 2.55% in South Bay!"

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Training Scholarship: Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act

CareerSource is offering its Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act Training Scholarship to qualified candidates. Click on link below for application form, and to learn more. 

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Grant Opportunity: Quantum in the Community

Applications are now being accepted for the Quantum in the Community (QIC) Grant. To be eligible, organizations must have cash expenses of $500,000 or less, and must provide basic needs assistance to individuals and families in Palm Beach County, among other qualifications.

WHEN: Friday, August 2, 2019 | 5:00 p.m.

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Funding Opportunity: HUD for Elderly Housing

This program will provide capital advance funds for the development and operation of supportive rental housing for very low-income persons aged 62 years or older and project rental subsidies in the form of a project rental assistance contract (PRAC) to maintain ongoing affordability.

Deadline for application
WHEN: Wednesday, August 28, 2019

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Extended: Civic Excellence Awards 

In 2019 Florida Civic Advance will be recognizing intergenerational (IG) civic excellence initiatives that address a community and civic need, involve multiple generations and offer the potential for replication in other communities in Florida. The deadline for submission of initiatives has been extended to July 15, 2019.

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LORHN Spring Newsletter 2019

The Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network published its Summer Newsletter 2019. This edition contains information about upcoming workshops, webinars, and more.

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, June 24, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council: register for a disaster preparedness webinar, volunteer opportunities, and much more!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 

Other Areas
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.

Grants Training Sessions
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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Workshop: Refocusing in a Changing Environment

Determining if, when, and how to entrepreneurially "pivot" your business strategy has saved many well-known highly-successful companies, such as Groupon, Starbucks, Instagram, and Pinterest among many others. Join for this free roundtable. 

WHEN:  Tuesday, July 23, 2019  | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Keiser University, 2600 N Military Trail-Turner Building Room 206, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
CONTACT: Larry Ornstein, SCORE Palm Beach, [email protected], 561-833-1672

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Register Now! Real Estate Development Training

Housing Center of the Palm Beaches and First Housing will be offering a training on Real Estate Development. Only 30 spots are available, RSVP today. 

WHEN:  Thursday, July 25 & 26, 2019  | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior Complex,  620 Grant Street,  West Palm Beach, FL 33407

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7th Annual Women's Business Conference & Expo

Florida Women's Business Center presents the 7th Annual Women's Business Conference & Expo at the South County Civic Center in Boynton Beach. 

WHEN:  Saturday, October 5, 2019  | 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL 33446
CONTACT: Nicole, 561-265-3790, ext. 111

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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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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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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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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
Previous Postings - Other Areas
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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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
If you would like to submit your volunteer opportunities on our site below, please email us at [email protected]

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the Glades area
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