Monday, March 11, 2019
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~~~ This Week ~~~  

Open Now                            The Glades Initiative is hiring, Belle Glade 
Wed, March 13  6:00 pm     PBC Commissioner McKinlay Town Hall Meeting , Belle Glade Library
Thu, March 14  2:00 pm      Conflict Management Training , The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Thu, March 14  7:00 pm      Motown Magic , Dolly Hand Center, Belle Glade
Sat, March 16  11:30 am      I Love Pahokee Day , Pahokee Marina
Tue, March 19  9:00 am       Glades PATCH , The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Glades Area
Trainings at The Glades Initiative with Nonprofits First TGITRAININGS

Nonprofits First, in partnership with The Glades Initiative, presents three exciting workshops starting in March for both professionals and community residents. RSVP required - registration is free. 
 
Conflict Management
WHEN: Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Worklife Balance
WHEN:  Thursday, March 28, 2019  | 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking
WHEN:  Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, contact Shari J. Hanglan at 561-910-5069 or shanglan@nonprofitsfirst.org
 
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PBC Commissioner McKinlay Hosts Town Hall Meeting TOWNHALL

Area residents are invited to share their thoughts and concerns with Commissioner McKinlay and Palm Beach County staff. 
 
WHEN: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For additional information, please contact Kelley Burke,  kburke@pbcgov.org or call 561-355-2206.
 
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Motown Magic Returns to Dolly Hand Center MOTOWN

Featuring Belle Glade's own Earnest Lovely, the group's world class showmanship and Vegas-like sound will leave you amazed and wanting more.
 
WHEN: Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, call the box office at 561-993-1160 or visit www.dollyhand.org
 
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Annual I Love Pahokee Day - FREE for All Ages ILOVEPAHOKEE

Residents are invited to attend the annual I Love Pahokee Day, featuring a kids' fishing tournament, live entertainment, food, games, raffles, vendors, Zumba, and much more!
 
WHEN: Saturday, March 16, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee Marina and Campground, 190 North Lake Ave, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: For more information, contact Regina at 561-924-5579, or email pahokeechamber@att.net
 
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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, March 19, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
Black Business Expo - Free Admission

Are you a Black business owner? Let the community know you are here. Sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Mu Rho Omega chapter. 
 
WHEN: Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 3:08 p.m. - 6:08 p.m.
WHERE: Lomax Harrelle Pavilion, 5000 W Canal St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, call 772-985-1246, or email TinaRumph@gmail.com

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Palm Beach County Certification Workshop

The Palm Beach County Office of Equal Business Opportunity (OEBO) will be hosting Get Ready, Get Set, Get Certified workshops throughout Palm Beach County, including one in Belle Glade, to help the owners of small/minority/ women-owned businesses become certified to do business with the county.

WHEN: Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library, 727 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information email Angie Whitaker at awhitake@pbcgov.org, or call 561-616-6840

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Project Rachel - A Day of Healing Retreat

From Catholic Charities: "Project Rachel invites women who are suffering from the experience of abortion to a one-day retreat. We invite you for a reconnection in your journey of healing and reconcilement. You are not alone."

WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CONTACT INFO: For more information and confidential registration call: 561-360-3325 or email Prachel@ccdpb.org

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Community Action & Farmworker Career Development Programs Move to New Location

On March 13, 2019 Community Action and Farmworker Career Development Programs will begin the merger and relocation of its Belle Glade office to 38754 State Rd  80, Room 216, Belle Glade.  Community Action Program and Farmworker Career Development Program's current office location (607 South Main Street, Suite 103, Belle Glade) will remain open until April 26 providing limited services.

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WPB Opens Non-elderly Disabled Choice Vouchers

From the West Palm Beach Housing Authority: "The Non-elderly disabled (NED) housing choice voucher assistance enables non-elderly disabled households to lease affordable private housing of their choice. Only income eligible disabled households whose head, spouse or co-head is non-elderly (under age 62) and disabled may receive a NED voucher."

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MyLakeO.com - Find Community Information Online

From MyLakeO.com: " Our Mission  is to bring the information to you for what you need to know. Want to help? Send us an e-mail telling all you know about a business anywhere around Lake Okeechobee. We will verify the info and share it on the site."

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Food4OurKids - Weekend Feeding Program

From Palm Beach County Food Bank: " Food4OurKids is a year-round weekend feeding program for children.  During the summer months we partner with schools, summer camps, and other non-profit organizations serving children." Click link below to learn how to apply!

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Tune in: Brain Health Awareness Week Speaker Series

From Palm Health Foundation: "Palm Health Foundation proudly supports HOW Foundation's Brain Health Awareness Week Speaker Series, launching next week! Visit the HOW Foundation's Facebook page every day from March 11-15th at 12:00 pm to watch live interviews of dynamic brain health experts!"

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Koehn is New Achieve Executive Director

From United Way of Palm Beach County: "We are pleased to announce that Achieve Palm Beach County will welcome Christine Koehn, Ph.D. as its new Executive Director on March 25, 2019. Dr. Koehn originally cast the vision for creating this community collaborative that would work to ensure the college access and success of Palm Beach County high school graduates ..."

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PBC Commissioners Vacancy Report

Palm Beach County has released its report for available vacancies on local boards. 

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Pink Images Black Visions, Glades Nonprofit Ministry

From Pink Images: "The  Pink Images  Black Visions Youth Ministry LLC is a non-profit Ministry for youth ages 10-18. We are getting young ladies ready for college and prepared for life. Our focal points are spirituality, education, nutrition, self-worth, conflict resolution, anti-bullying, team building and life skills."

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EveryParent App - Childhood Transitions

From EveryParent: "Children go through so many changes - from crawling to running, from talking to reading, from pedaling a trike to driving a car. But don't fret - EveryParent is with you every step of the way as you navigate childhood's many transitions."

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, March 11, 2019

Early Learning Coalition accepting proposals for Early Childhood Educators Conference, and much more in this week's Monday Morning Update!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades
 
The Glades Initiative
Healthier Glades

  • 19 Positions Open
Other Areas
Medical Interpreter Training Offered by The Glades Initiative

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. 
 
WHEN: Monday, April 29-May 3, 2019 (Mondays and Fridays) | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Keiser University, 2085 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

For information, please see flyer, click here
For Application, click here
For additional questions, call 561-996-3310, or email kengle@gladesinitiative.org
Commissioner Hosts Area Roads and Traffic Meeting

Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay will hold a community meeting at Seminole Ridge High School in Loxahatchee to discuss Acreage-area roads and traffic.
   
WHEN: Monday, March 11, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Seminole Ridge High School Auditorium, 4601 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road, Loxahatchee, FL 33470
CONTACT INFO: For additional information, contact Kelley Burke at 561-355-2206 or kburke@pbcgov.org
 
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Planned Giving Council Breakfast Meeting

The presenter for this workshop is Barbara Coombs Lee. 
   
WHEN: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 | 7:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
WHERE:  Embassy Suites Hotel, 1601 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
COST: FREE (members), $40 (non-members)
 
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Urban League Economic Empowerment Series

Millionaire Moves - seven proven principles of entrepreneurship by William F. Pickard, Ph.D.
   
WHEN: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Addie Greene Hall - Gaines Park, 1501 Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT INFO: RSVP at www.ulpbc.org, or call 561-833-1461
 
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Take Root South Florida Stakeholder Event

The Housing Leadership Council of Palm Beach County and Freddie Mac invite you to the Take Root South Florida Stakeholder event. Panel topics include trends in homeownership, full appropriation of SHIP, subsidy options, opportunities, and more!
   
WHEN: Saturday, April 2, 2019 | 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lake Worth Casino Building, 10 South Ocean Blvd, Lake Worth, FL 33460
CONTACT INFO: RSVP to Rachel at rlorenzo@hlcpbc.org by March 25, 2019
 
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Stewards of Children Training Program

Stewards of Children is a prevention-training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for organizations that serve youth and for individuals concerned about the safety of children.
   
WHEN: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Coalition for Independent Living Options, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
CONTACT INFO: Space is limited to 20 registrants. Register Here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RX5XH5D, or email kim@rescueupstream.com
 
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Strategic Marketing Methods for Your Business

Join this certificate program from SCORE Palm Beach. Register for all workshops and save.
   
WHEN: Thursday, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: The SCORE Learning Center, 500 S Australian Ave, Suite 115, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT INFO: Register today by visiting PalmBeach.Score.org or by calling 561-833-1672
 
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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
The Glades Initiative is Hiring! HIRING

The Glades Initiative is currently accepting applicants for two open positions. If you are passionate about serving the Glades area, and have the required experience, please email your cover letter and resume for consideration to jobs@gladesinitiative.org
 
Director of Programs
 - Apply by 03/22/2019
Program Coordinator - Food
 - Apply by 03/19/2019
VITA Sites Open in the Glades - File for Free! VITA

United Way of Palm Beach County has partnered with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to bring free tax preparation service to those in our community with an annual household income of $66,000 or less in 2018 and focus on those who may be eligible to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit  (EITC) of up to $6,431. VITA sites will open on Monday, January 28, 2019.
 
Glades VITA Sites
WHEN:
Tuesday, January 29 to Thursday, April 11, 2019 (Tuesdays & Thursdays) | 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Housing Partnership Prosperity Center-Bridges at Belle Glade, 33 West Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: If you have any questions call 561-992-8210

WHEN: Wednesday, January 30 to Mondays, April 15, 2019 (Mondays & Wednesdays) | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Community Action Center, 607 South Main Street, Suite 102, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: If you have any questions call 561-996-0660
 
Click here to view VITA sites
Business Classes at West Technical Education Center

West Tech is offering business classes - How to Start a Business, and Quick Books Online. Attend Part 1 of each program, starting in March. 
 
Quick Books Online - Part 1
WHEN: Monday, March 25-April 22, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
How to Start a Business - Part 1
WHEN:  Wednesday, March 27-April 24, 2019  | 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: West Technical Education Center, 2625 NW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, call 561-829-4620, or visit wtec.palmbeachschools.org
 
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Broken Places Film at Dolly Hand Center

Attend a showing and panel discussion with Roger Weisberg, the director of Broken Places. 
 
WHEN: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, call 561-862-4311 or email communityrelations@palmbeachstate.edu
 
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Seven Last Words at St. John First Missionary

The public is invited to a special program: Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross. 
 
WHEN: Friday, April 19, 2019 | 6:45 p.m.
WHERE: St John First Missionary Baptist Church, 600 SW 8th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
 
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Need Extra Food on the Weekend, Benefits Enrollment or Rental Assistance? 

Come and sign in at Catholic Charities St. Mary's Center in Pahokee.  Kids from 6-12 can get a bag of food/snack each Friday.  We also assist with sign up for Food Stamps and Medicaid.  Please call to inquire about rental assistance.
 
WHEN: 
Mondays-Tuesdays, and Thursdays-Fridays (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.), 
also open Saturdays (8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
WHERE:  1200 E. Main Street, Pahokee FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: Deisy Corona Community Outreach Specialist at 561-924-5677, or visit https://www.catholiccharitiesdpb.org/
 
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Let's Move for a Healthier Glades - March 2019

From Healthier Glades: Healthier Glades has formed a "Let's Move" Team and is inviting all Glades residents, agencies, and churches to join forces!  The goal is to promote physical health through nutrition, exercise and healthy behaviors. If you and/or your church/agency would like to have a Let's Move t-shirt - contact Inger Harvey.
 
CONTACT INFO: If you want to know more about how to form a local Glades Let's Move Team, call Inger Harvey for more information at 561-261-6137or email at: inger@htpbc.org.

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March Activities for Kids at Belle Glade Library

Dr. Seuss' birthday, baby play date, St. Patrick's Day crafts and much more! Click to see the Belle Glade Library Kids' activities for March. 

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Scholarship Opportunity: Apply to 200 Scholarships

Apply for 2019-20 Foundation Scholarships now through June 15, 2019 - one application gives you access to more than 200 scholarships. 

DEADLINE: Saturday, June 15, 2019

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Grant Opportunity: Education and Mentoring

The United Way of Palm Beach County has released its Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Request for Applications (RFA) to implement its funding strategies in the areas of education and mentoring. 

DEADLINE: Friday, April 12, 2019 | 5:00 p.m.

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The Brain Building Power of Hugs

Want to know how you can help build your baby's brain in this pivotal time? During their first year, babies are developing bonds of love and trust with their parents and others. A hug encourages bonding by increasing the levels of oxytocin in the body...

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501c News - February 2019

Nonprofits First published its February 2019 newsletter - click to learn more!

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West Tech Updates - February 2019

West Technical Education Center shares an update with the community about their latest programs, additions, and more!

Click here to learn more (Updates)
Click here to learn more (Student Spotlight)
The McKinlay Memo - February 2019

Palm Beach County Commissioner opposes Everglades oil drilling, gives an update on Town Hall Meetings in her district, and more. 

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, March 4, 2019

Read information about the Circles program, and new locations of the Early Learning Coalition that are opening, and much more in this week's Monday Morning Update!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades
 
The Glades Initiative
Healthier Glades

  • 19 Positions Open
Other Areas

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc.
Previous Postings - Other Areas
Kids in the Kitchen, Ages 4-12, by Junior League

Enjoy free interactive, fun, and healthy activities. Kids will work hands-on in the kitchen with a professional chef, explore a garden and scavenger hunt, and more. 
   
WHEN: Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415
CONTACT INFO: Reservations are required at www.jlpb.org/KITK
 
Click here to learn more (English and Spanish)
Youth Summit 2019 at Palm Beach Lakes

The public is invited to the Youth Summit 2019: Be Bold, Be Brave, Be Heard, at Palm Beach Lakes Community High School in West Palm Beach. 
   
WHEN: Saturday, April 6, 2019 | 8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach Lakes Community High School, 3505 Shiloh Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
CONTACT INFO: Register now at pbcyouthsummit.org
 
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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 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

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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