Monday, June 4, 2018
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Mon, June 4  CALL         Free Meals and Summer Fun, Glades area
Mon, June 4  2:00 pm     Rock painting, Belle Glade Library  
Mon, June 4  By appt     Group Counseling sessions, Caridades Catolicas, Pahokee
Mon, June 4  CALL         Evening classes, West Tech, Belle Glade 
Mon, June 4  5:30 pm    Criminal Justice Academy, Belle Glade Library/Civic Center 
Mon, June 4  5:30 pm     South Bay Jaguars Registration open, Tanner Park
Sun, June 10 12:00 pm  Diabetes: Don't Sugar Coat It, Community United Methodist, Belle Glade
Glades Area
The Glades Initiative - Free Items for Tax-Exempt Organizations

The Glades Initiative has three used pc monitors, 50+ 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

Click here to see items available
Free Meals and Summer Fun for Kids and Teens FREEMEALS

Flipany presents activities for Glades children, including free meals and more! 

WHEN: Monday, June 4 - August 10, 2018
WHERE: Locations around the Glades (see flyer for more details)
CONTACT INFO:  Amy Gough,  FLIPANY, Senior Program Manager,  808-225-9949,

Click here for more information on sites and dates
Rock Painting at Belle Glade Library, and Other Programs ROCKPAINTING

Show your neighborhood pride and create colorful rocks that reflect your favorite hobbies, sports, animals, and more. Ages 6 and up. 

WHEN: Monday, June 4, 2018 | 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  Call 561-996-3453

Click here for more information and to check out other events at the Belle Glade Library
Catholic Charities Programs Serve Community GROUPCOUNSELING

Catholic Charities offers a number of programs, ranging from Counseling, to Support and Healing (post-abortive and miscarriage support), as well as Group Counseling for children and parents. 

Group Counseling for children
WHEN: Monday, June 4, 2018 - June 8, 2018
WHERE: Caridades Catolicas, 1200 E Main St, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: Please call 561-924-5677

Click here to learn more about Project Rachel (support and healing)
Click here to learn more about Catholic Charities' Counseling Program
Click here to learn more about Group Counseling sessions (flyer in Spanish)
Evening Classes Offered to Community at WTEC EVENINGCLASSES

A Natural Hair Care & Styling class, Chair Yoga, Beginning Yoga, and a Beauty Makeup Seminar, all for $35 are available at West Technical Education Center in Belle Glade. 

Click here  to learn more
Third Glades Citizens Criminal Justice Academy CRIMINALJUSTICE

Members of the public are invited to attend the third annual Glades Citizen's Criminal Justice Academy. Sessions will be held on five consecutive Mondays at the Belle Glade Library/Civic Center. The classes are free, and dinner will be served. Anyone over the age of 14 is welcome, and up to 15 hours of community service credit can be earned.

The purpose of the Citizen's Criminal Justice Academy is to provide fundamental information to citizens of Palm Beach County regarding the criminal justice system and how decisions are made. Participants will see demonstrations, meet with decision makers, and tour the jail. It is a valuable opportunity to learn about procedures, meet experts, ask questions and see facilities in person. The Palm Beach County's Criminal Justice Commission, Sheriff's Office, and Office of Community Revitalization sponsor the academy. 

WHEN: Monday, June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library/Civic Center, 725 NW 4th St Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  For more information and to apply, visit the Criminal Justice Commission website (under Programs),, call 561-355-4943, fax at 561-355-4941 or email at 

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Diabetes: Don't Sugar Coat It Event DIABETES

Attend a FREE Diabetes education health fair, offering diabetes risk assessments, on-site A1C testing, access to local resources, raffle prizes, and more!

WHEN: Sunday, June 10, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Community United Methodist Church (Jameson Hall), 401 SW 1st St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for more information
Click here if you are an agency and would like to register to participate in the event
Fair Housing and Tenant Rights Workshop

The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County presents a free workshop on Fair Housing and Tenant Rights. Topics to be discussed include: overview of fair housing laws, overview of landlord/tenant laws. 

WHEN: Friday, June 15, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Clarence E. Anthony Library Branch, 375 SW 2nd Avenue, South Bay, FL 33493
RSVP: Please RSVP by calling Amy Pettway, Esq. at 561-655-8944 ext. 217, or by e-mail at

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Open Table Faith-Government Conference

RSVP to take part in the Open Table Faith-Government Conference at St. John's Missionary Baptist Church in Belle Glade. 

WHEN: Friday, June 29, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: St. John's Missionary Baptist Church, 600 Southwest 8th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
RSVP: Click here to register for free
CONTACT INFO: Contact Mrs. Eva Reese at 561-358-4434 

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South Bay (Jaguars) Youth Football & Cheer Registration Now Open REGISTRATION

Kings Tutoring and Mentoring (KTM)Foundation Inc, are now accepting Registration for youth 5-14 years of age. After seeing the need for a positive outlet for the youth, we decided to start up a football program in the city of South Bay. KTM Foundation has formed a new football andcheer program in the Pop Warners Treasure Coast League for the youth in the City of South Bay and any youth within the Glades who would like to be apart of this program.  

WHEN: Mondays - Thursdays | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Tanner Park, 105 Palm Beach Road, South Bay, Florida 33493
CONTACT INFO: Barbara King 561-449-3793,
Community Economic Development

The Community Economic Development ("CED") Project at the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. is seeking to work with residents to help them gain access to resources to provide them the opportunity to attain safe and affordable housing.  CED wants to assist in removing any barriers in the person's life and help them get on the path to self-sufficiency.

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance and is trying to make a better way, please contact the Community Economic Development Project - Carlton Smith, J.D., Community Advocate - 561-655-8944 ext. 250 or  

CONTACT INFO: Please contact CED at 561-655-8944 or 

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, June 4, 2018

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

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • 19 Positions Open
Other Areas
Mindful Communication - 6 CEUs

The mindful communication training will help you listen beyond reactivity and discover more effective ways of making requests, giving feedback, and holding difficult conversations. Participants will receive 6 CEUs from the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE:   Nonprofits First, 1818 S Australian Avenue, #450, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
CONTACT INFO: Shari J. Hanglan,, 561-214-7435
COST: $99 (member), $149 (non-member)

Click here to learn more
Wanted: Future Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

Develop important life skills in the areas of leadership, global citizenship, self management and more, along with learning how to develop a business plan and starting and growing your own business. Selected candidates will participate in a six-week training program. After the training, successful candidates are encouraged start and run a business; incubated by GBDC Entrepreneurship Institute. Prize winners must commit to starting the business!

Mandatory Orientation and Program Kick off
WHEN: Friday, June 8, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Program training dates: June 18, 2018 - July 31, 2018, Mondays and Tuesdays)
WHERE:  Delray Beach Housing Authority (Conference room), 82 NW 5th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444
CONTACT INFO: Call 561-894-4510 or email

Click here to learn more
Town Hall Meeting with Local, State, Federal Elected Officials and Candidates for Office

The West Palm Beach Alumnae Chapter of Dellta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. invites the public to attend its upcoming Town Hall Meeting in West Palm Beach. The event is free and open to the public. 

WHEN: Saturday, June 9, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach Lakes Community High School Auditorium, 3505 Shiloh Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Click here for more information
Previous Postings - The Glades Area
Palm Beach State College Information Sessions

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, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  Call 561-993-1143

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RFP, 2018-2019 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
Previous Postings - Other Areas
8 CPE Credit Series: Legal and Tax Implications, Business Plan, Quickbooks, and Financial Forecasting

Palm Beach SCORE is proud to announce that we are now registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.SCORE's workshops are conducted by subject experts and are content-rich and conveniently located for Palm Beach County professionals.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 30, June 7, June 20, 2018 | 4:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
WHERE: Keiser University, 2085 Vista Parkway, Room 105, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
TO REGISTER:  Click here
COST: Book in advance, all 4 workshops for $100 or $150 at the door. Individual Workshops are $30 in advance or $50 at the door.

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