Monday, June 7, 2021
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~~~ This Week ~~~
 
Mon, June 7, 12:00 pm - Three Hurdles of Productivity, presented by SCORE PBC: Online
Tue, June 8, 12:00 pm - Franchising: A Business Strategy for Creating Wealth: Online
Wed, June 9, 8:30 am - Food Distribution, (For all), The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade (every Wed)
Wed, June 9, 2:00 pm - LifePlanning Program for Families with a Loved One With Disability: Zoom
Wed, June 9, 6:00 pm - Tackling Climate Change in PBC, by the League of Women Voters: Online
Thu, June 10, 10:00 am - Countywide Community Revitalization Meeting, by PBC OCR: Virtuall
Sat, June 12, 8:00 am - Empower21: Making the Most of Every Interaction: Virtual
Glades Area
Open to All: Food Distribution Every Wednesday at The Glades Initiative

The Glades Initiative offers weekly food distribution to anyone in need. Those coming in cars are asked to line up beside the office for drive-through pick-up on Wednesdays from 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM. Both drivers and walkers will receive food bags on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

Our staff and volunteers will wear personal protective gear as we handle and distribute the food bags. We ask that drivers and their passengers remain in their vehicles and practice social distancing measures to keep everyone safe.

WHEN: Every Wednesday | 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL
CONTACT: For questions, call us at 561-996-3310

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Three Hurdles of Productivity, Presented by SCORE PBC

Maximizing your time and productivity is the lifeblood of your business in today's fast-paced world. Join us to discover: Tips to manage and minimize distractions; Best practices as you grow your business and hire employees; Ways to prevent burnout and increase job satisfaction for you and your employees.

WHEN: Monday, June 7, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Online

Click here to learn more
Franchising: A Business Strategy for Creating Wealth

Franchising today is much more than fast food and retail. There are over 3,100 national franchise systems that do just about anything you can imagine – from home tutoring to home cleaning.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Online

Click here to learn more
LifePlanning Program for Families with a Loved One With a Disability

Join a free virtual workshop to learn strategies and tips for individuals with developmental disabilities.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 | 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Zoom

Click here to learn more
Tackling Climate Change in PBC, Presented by the League of Women Voters

Join to learn about the results of a climate change vulnerability assessment recently completed by the Coastal Resilience Partnership of Southeast Palm Beach County, a group consisting of the county and seven jurisdictions along the coast.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Online

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Countywide Community Revitalization Team Virtual Meeting, by the Office of Community Revitalization PBC

OCR will be hosting the Countywide Community Revitalization Team (CCRT) Virtual Meeting Thursday, June 10, at 10 a.m. via Webex.

WHEN: Thursday, June 10, 2020 | 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Virtual
CONTACT: If you have any questions, please contact OCR Director Houston L. Tate, at 233-5303, htate@pbcgov.org

Click here to learn more (meeting flyer)
Click here to learn more (meeting agenda)
Empower21: Making the Most of Every Interaction

Topics such as: structuring a playful environment, communicating with children through play-based techniques, activities, and skills that promote children’s social-emotional development and self-esteem will be covered. Come learn some easy techniques from our experts!

WHEN: Saturday, June 12, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Virtual

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Grand Opening: Crossroads Farmers Market at City of South Bay

The City of South Bay will host a farmers market on the first and third Saturday of each month. Admission is free. All vendors MUST register by June 30, 2021.

WHEN: Saturday, July 3, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Setup 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.)
WHERE: Nature Park, 100 Levee Road, South Bay, FL 33493
CONTACT: For more information about registering, please call 561-996-6751 ext 129

Click here to learn more
Food Distributions in the Glades

The Glades Initiative Food Distribution Every Wednesday (Open to Everyone)

For the past year and a half, and continuing into the future, The Glades Initiative offers weekly food distribution to anyone in need. Those coming in cars are asked to line up beside the office for drive-through pick-up on Wednesdays from 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM. Both drivers and walkers will receive food bags on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Our staff and volunteers will wear personal protective gear as we handle and distribute the food bags. We ask that drivers and their passengers remain in their vehicles and practice social distancing measures to keep everyone safe.

WHEN: Every Wednesday | 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For questions, call us at 561-996-3310

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Palm Beach County Food Finder Map

An interactive tool using Google Maps to help people easily locate free food and hot meals in Palm Beach County. This online tool was created to connect individuals seeking food resources to sites near them. Information is English, Spanish, and Creole. United Way updates the information listed on this map weekly. However, locations and hours of distribution may change. Please consider calling the site prior to visiting to verify the information listed. Please note that sites may have specific requirements such as ID.

CONTACT:  To access the United Way of Palm Beach County's Food Finder map, click here

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School District List of Summer Feeding Sites

The summer feeding sites listed are considered open sites for children 18 and under to receive breakfast and lunch, times are determined by the school site.

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PBC Library System to Expand Services

On Saturday, June 5 the Palm Beach County Library System will be expanding many services to pre-COVID operations.

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Health Care District Offering COVID-19 Vaccine for Adults and Children 12 and Older at West Tech, Other Locations

The School District of Palm Beach County, in partnership with the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, will offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for students, staff, and their families (ages 12 and older) at four School District locations.

Click here to learn more
U.S. Treasury Emergency Rental/Utility Assistance Program Portal Reopens June 7, 2021

Palm Beach County Community Services Department needs your help in getting the message out to the families who might qualify for the Emergency Rental/Utility Assistance Program that will reopen on June 7, 2021.

Click here to learn more (English)
Click here to learn more (Haitian Creole)
Click here to learn more (Spanish)
The Friday 5 - PBC School District News, June 4, 2021

Read this week's edition of The Friday 5, news, information, and more from the School District of Palm Beach County.

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Clerk Report: News from Clerk of the Circuit Court PBC

Changes Coming to Online Foreclosure and Tax Deed Auctions. A new third-party provider, Real Auction, will begin administering our online foreclosure and tax deed auctions on June 17.

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Chamber Chatter - News from BG Chamber of Commerce

Read the latest edition of Chamber Chatter for updates from the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce.

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501c News - News from Nonprofits First, June 2021

Read the latest edition of 501c News from Nonprofits First.

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

The Glades Initiative, Inc.

Other Areas
Power of Personhood Event by Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola

Lumen Vitae (a non-profit of Jesus Youth) is organizing a conference in association with the Diocese of Palm Beach with the theme: Power of Personhood - The Mystery of the Unrepeatable Human Person. The speakers for the event are Dr. Greg Bottaro & Fr Loius Merosne.

WHEN: Friday, June 11, 2020 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: Cathedral of St Ignatius Loyola, 9999 North Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
REGISTER: Here is the link to the Eventbrite which we will require for registration in order to make sure we remain under the capacity based on CDC guidelines:

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Health and Human Services Career Fair in Riviera Beach

Organizations are working together to host a health and human services career fair in Riviera Beach on June 15.

WHEN: Thursday, June 15, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Riviera Beach Marina, 200 E 13th St, Riviera Beach, FL 33404
CONTACT: Contact Jodie Boisvert at jboisver@pbcgov.org

Click here to learn more (For Job Seeker)
Click here to learn more (For Employer)
Previous Postings - Glades Area
The Glades Initiative is Accepting Applications for Two Positions

Front Desk Position (full time): Click here to learn more
Do you enjoy working with people? We are looking for someone at our Front Desk. If you have excellent customer service skills, enjoy multi-tasking, and have meticulous attention to detail, you might be a good fit! If you are interested, be sure to email your resume and cover letter in an email- titled Front Desk Position to jobs@gladesinitiative.org

Cooking Matters Nutrition Education Program Coordinator (part-time)
Do you enjoy teaching adults and children about how to eat healthy and shop on a budget? We're looking for someone with education and/or experience in the area of nutrition. This part-time position is 10-20 hours a week. If you are interested, be sure to email your resume and cover letter in an email- titled Nutrition Education to jobs@gladesinitiative.org

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 
In Need of Masks? Contact The Glades Initiative, Inc.

If you or people you know need masks, The Glades Initiative has masks and will share them with anyone in the Glades who needs them. These are the white two-ply reusable washable masks given by the health department. Call or come by to pick them up as long as supplies last. 

If you are with a group of vulnerable people and need more than 20, call us first and we will do our best to help you get what you need.

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310
Road to Success Free Career Workshop

Road to Success is an 8-week series of free career workshops to enhance your professional development. Whether you are employed, underemployed, or seeking employment, these sessions are designed to help you.

WHEN: Thursdays, June 3 - July 22, 2021 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Online
CONTACT: 561-249-3898 or dfspalmbeaches@gmail.com

Click here to learn more
Hurricane Preparedness and Business Continuity

Is your organization considered "resilient" and will your company be able to mitigate unforeseen risks and have contingency plans in place which will allow the continuation of business operations regardless of the specific incident, weather-related or not? Join us to learn how to be prepared and stay safe.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Online
CONTACT: Barbara Shafer, Bshafer@nonprofitsfirst.org, 561-910-5069

Click here to learn more
Community Connections for Life Presents Summer Mental Health Retreat 2021

Community Connections for Life presents a Summer Mental Health Retreat for participants aged 5-17 - learn about topics that empower and strengthen youth socially.

WHEN: Week of June 21 - Aug 3, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: 555 SW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For more information, 786-657-3276

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Missoula Children's Theatre and Auditions Returning to the Dolly Hand

The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center is excited to announce the return of Missoula Children’s Theatre the week of June 21-25! The Snow Queen auditions are for students grades K-12.

WHEN: Week of June 21 - 25, 2021
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Cente, 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For more information, call the box office at 561-993-1160.

Click here to learn more
Click here to learn more (auditions)
Forklift Operator Safety Certification at West Tech

West Tech is pleased to announce our newest training program - Forklift Operator Safety
Certification. This program is being offered in partnership with the Safety Council of Palm Beach County, Inc. This safety certification is required by law for ALL employees operating a forklift. This certification meets OSHA standards and must be renewed every 3 years.

WHEN: Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: West Tech, 2625 NW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
COST: $200

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Students Eligible for Free WiFi

Please read the May Issue of the Digital Inclusion Initiative Newsletter to learn how students become eligible for Free Wifi.

Click here to learn more (external link)
Legal Aid Society of PBC Celebrates Older Americans Month with the Elder Law Project

"At the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, we believe all residents ages 60 and above who have been victims of abuse and exploitation by relatives, merchants, or others deserve legal advice and representation. Our Elder Law Project aims to enhance the quality of life, personal dignity, and right to self-determination for older PBC residents experiencing economic and social needs."

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PBSO's Scout Patch Program

PBSO’s Scout Patch Program offers scouts of all ages the opportunity to earn a patch from PBSO’s Scout Patch program. You choose your experience! You may choose to host a professional from PBSO at your site to give a presentation one week and participate in an online presentation another week.

WHEN: Ongoing
WHERE: To start the program go to PBSO’s Scout Patch website by clicking the link below. Choose 4 activities from the list of options. Once the activities are completed, claim your troop’s patches by submitting the pdf form on the site to Dr. Klarich at klarichs@pbso.org.
CONTACT: Dr. Klarich at klarichs@pbso.org

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Too Good Curriculum, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office will purchase the Too Good curriculum for any instructor who works for a non-profit organization. The curricula is designed to increase social and emotional skills in a 10-week program. The curricula is taught within 30-50 minutes once a week for 10 weeks per grade level. The training can begin at any age, however, as children are able to grasp the concepts without any prior knowledge.

Also available are After School Activities from the same Too Good model. These activities are ideal for After School organizations or if a quick lesson is needed to fill time. Each engaging lesson can be taught within 30-45 minutes approximately.

WHEN: Open
WHERE: Your Office
CONTACT: Dr. Klarich at klarichs@pbso.org

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Vaping Dangers eLearning Community Service Hours

From the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office: "Give me 12 minutes of your time and earn an hour of community service!! Click the link and watch the 12-minute presentation online. Fill in your name and print the certificate worth an hour of community service. Attach the certificate to the form from the school."

WHEN: Ongoing
WHERE: Online - click on link below
CONTACT: Dr. Klarich at klarichs@pbso.org

Click here to learn more (external link)
911 Good Samaritan eLearning Community Service Hours

From the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office: "Give me 12 minutes of your time and earn an hour of community service!! Click the link and watch the 12-minute presentation online. Fill in your name and print the certificate worth an hour of community service. Attach the certificate to the form from the school."

WHEN: Ongoing
WHERE: Online - click on link below
CONTACT: Dr. Klarich at klarichs@pbso.org

Click here to learn more (external link)
Fighting ACEs - Center for Child Counseling

The recording of last week's statewide panel on adverse child experiences is available now.

Click here to learn more
The Friday 5 - PBC School District News, May 28, 2021

Read this week's edition of The Friday 5, news, information, and more from the School District of Palm Beach County.

Click here to learn more
The Skidmore Scoop: House District 81, May 28, 2021

Get the latest update from Florida House of Representative for District 81 Kelly Skidmore.

Click here to learn more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, June 1, 2021

Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: CSC Statement and COVID-19 Resources.

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

The Glades Initiative, Inc.


Other Areas

  • Navigation Supervisor
  • Program Director of Youth Services
  • Division Director of Housing Residential Services
  • Lead Clinical Director of Residential Services

Posting Information
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. 

*If you want to submit a posting please email us at updates@gladesinitiative.org
or (561) 996-3310.*
 
If you would like to submit your volunteer opportunities on our site below, please email us at volunteer@gladesinitiative.org