Monday, March 25, 2019
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~~~ This Week ~~~  

Mon, March 25  6:00 pm    Business Class-Quick Books Online , West Tech, Belle Glade
Wed, March 27  5:00 pm    Broken Places Film, Dolly Hand Center, Belle Glade
Wed, March 27  6:00 pm    Business Class-How to Start a Business , West Tech, Belle Glade
Thu, March 28  9:30 am    Glades Technical Advisory Committee Meeting, Belle Glade Civic Center
Thu, March 28  2:00 pm     Worklife Balance Training, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Sat, March 30  9:00 am      Black Gold Children's Fishing Tournament, Torry Island, Belle Glade
Mon, April 1  All Day          Young Adult Program, CareerSource, Belle Glade
Mon, April 1  3:30 pm        Hall of Famer Basketball Clinic, First Baptist Church, Belle Glade
Mon, April 1  6:00 pm        Nails Technician Class, PBSC, Belle Glade
Glades Area
Business Classes at West Technical Education Center BUSINESSWESTTECH

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 BROKENPLACES

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 emailcommunityrelations@palmbeachstate.edu 
 
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Glades Technical Advisory Committee Meeting GTAC

The Glades Technical Advisory Committee meeting will be taking place at the Belle Glade Civic Center, with speakers Chrystal Matthews, PBC Office of Community Revitalization, and Rosalind Murray, PBC Criminal Justice Commission.
 
WHEN: Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Civic Center, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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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. 
 
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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Black Gold Children's Fishing Tournament FISHING

The Black Gold Jubilee 2019 Children's Fishing Tournament will be held at Torry Island Campground and Marina. 
 
WHEN: Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Torry Island Campground and Marina, 5000 W Canal St N, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Young Adult Program at CareerSource YOUNGADULT

CareerSource invites youth ages 17-24 to apply to its Young Adult Program. Develop leadership skills, explore interests and careers, and more. The next class begins April 1, 2019.
 
WHEN: Monday, April 1, 2019 (deadline to apply March 25, 2019)
WHERE:  CareerSource Palm Beach County - West Career Center,  1085 S. Main St. Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For questions call 561-340-1060 or email youthteam@careersourcepbc.com

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Hall of Famer to Conduct Basketball Clinic HALLOFFAMER

Bobby Hurley Sr. will conduct a clinic at First Baptist Church at First Baptist Church.
 
WHEN:
Monday, April 1, 2019 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: First Baptist Church, 17 NW Ave B, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information contact Coach T at 561-329-8322

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Nails Technician Class - Register Now NAILS

Palm Beach State College will be starting an evening Nails Technician class on our Belle Glade campus on April 1st.  Our students will be prepared for employment as a registered nail specialist. Students will gain skills in manicuring, pedicuring and in applying artificial nails and nail wraps. Prospective students may apply to the Farmworker Career Development Program for financial assistance.
 
WHEN:
Monday, April 1 - July 16, 2019 (Mondays through Thursdays) | 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For questions call Doug Brown at 561-993-1143

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Healthier Glades Calendar and Workgroup Meeting

Healthier Glades (HG) invites you to the table. Come out and learn more about how Healthier Glades Steering Committee and Action Workgroups come together to support what Glades residents have shared with regards to "Behavioral Health".
 
HG Community/Resident Engagement Action Workgroup Meeting
WHEN:
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: BRIDGES at Belle Glade, 49 West Ave A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Please contact Inger Harvey for more information at 561-818-5529 or email at inger@htpbc.org

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CEO Connections at The Glades Initiative

CEOs of nonprofits often feel isolated and rarely have the opportunity to meet with their peers informally to get to know each other, share common issues, successes, concerns, and just talk. We invite you to one of our informal get-togethers to do just that.
 
WHEN:
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Ave C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information contact Karis Engle at 561-996-3310 or kengle@gladesinitiative.org

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The Glades Initiative Presents
Go Glades Info Event

Join The Glades Initiative and Palm Tran for an informational event highlighting Go Glades - Palm Tran's newest transportation service in the Glades (provided in English, with Haitian Creole and Spanish interpreters available). 
 
WHEN:
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Ave C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information call or email Jose at jzaragoza@gladesinitiative.org

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Training: Clergy/Lay Ministers Certification Gambling Addiction

From ECBC Educational and Crossing Bridges: Become certified in gambling addictions - newest innovation in gambling addiction and recovery, which is a strengths-based support for persons with gambling addictions or in recovery from gambling, or other addictive behaviors.

WHEN: Friday, April 12, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Crossing Bridges of the Palm Beaches, 1100 North Main Street, Suite C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For Information contact ECBC Educational Services at (904) 373-8135 or (561) 889-4815, email Eastwardcbcollege@gmail.com

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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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Glades Area Libraries April 2019 Activities

Read about upcoming Glades Area Library events planned for April 2019.     

Click here to see all Glades area library activities for the month
Free Swimming Lessons Through Red Cross Program

Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with the American Red Cross Centennial Program to offer free swimming lessons to kids older than 12 years of age - limited slots available.

CONTACT INFO: For more information, contact Kamar Williams, Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department, at 561-966-6632 or kcwilliams@pbcgov.org

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Full-time National Service Positions Focus on Anti-Poverty, Health and Capacity Building of Nonprofits

"Community Partners of South Florida has announced nine AmeriCorps VISTA position openings for individuals interested in gaining valuable experience at service organizations and creating community impact. Openings are available in various locations across Palm Beach County, including Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach, Riviera Beach and Belle Glade ..."

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Medlink, PBC Medical Society Newsletter

In this edition of Medlink, a Doctors' Day Celebration reaches 100 years, Heroes in Medicine announced, and more!

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, March 25, 2019

Get all the latest information from the Children's Services Council, including: deadline extended for the Summer Camp Scholarship Program, and call for proposals for the 6th Annual Student Mental Health and Wellness Conference!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades
 

  • Family Services Specialist (Belle Glade)
  • 19 Positions Open
Other Areas
How to Write a Business Plan - And Other Workshops

Attend a FREE workshop to learn "How to Write a Business Plan" - also available online.
 
WHEN: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE:  IBMSECU Delray Beach Branch,  1000 NW 17th Ave,  Delray Beach FL   33445

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Changer Leadership 101 - 6 CEUs

This course will engage the participants through:  Completing a DISC Profile prior to the course's implementation;  A full-day workshop will be conducted regarding Change Leadership.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Nonprofits First, 1818 S Australian Avenue, #450, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
CONTACT INFO: Shari J. Hanglan, shanglan@nonprofitsfirst.org, 561-214-7435

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National Shoe the World Day

Donate your gently used or new pair of shoes to those in need. Drop off location will be the Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County. 
 
WHEN: Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County, 1000 45th St, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
CONTACT INFO: For more information call 561-355-HOME

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Men's Health Day Luncheon

The public is invited to a Men's Health Day Luncheon presented by the Urban League of Palm Beach County. 
 
WHEN: Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Urban League of Palm Beach County, 1700 N Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
CONTACT INFO: RSVP at www.ulpbc.org

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Teaching our History - a Status Report

This town hall meeting is to update the community on the status of infusion of African and African American Studies in Palm Beach County Schools.  
 
WHEN: Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach Lakes High School, 3505 Shiloh Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
CONTACT INFO: For more information contact Brian Knowles at 561-434-8879 or Brian.Knowles@palmbeachschools.org

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HLC/Freddie Mac Take Root Stakeholder Event

Housing Leadership Council of Palm Beach County and Freddie Mac invite you to attend the Take Root South Florida stakeholder event.
 
WHEN: Tuesday, 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: Seats still remaining - RSVP at rlorenzo@hlcpbc.org

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Victims Rights Opening Ceremony

The West Palm Beach Police Chief, the City of West Palm Beach Mayor's Office, the Office of the State Attorney, US Representative's Office, State Representative's Office, Palm Beach County Commissioner, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have been invited to give briefings and open the 2019 National Crime Victims' Rights Week for Palm Beach County.
 
WHEN: Monday, April 8, 2019 | 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: WPB Police Department, 600 Banyan Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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2019 Diabetes Coalition Annual Symposium


The Annual Professional Development Symposium 2019 by the Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County returns in April. 

WHEN: Friday, April 26, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
WHERE: Scripps Research - Florida Campus Building B, 120 Scripps Way, Jupiter, FL 33458
CONTACT INFO: For more information email Debby Walters at debby@diabetescoalitionpbc.org

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Certificate Program: Strategic Marketing Methods

SCORE Palm Beach presents a certificate program "Strategic Marketing Methods for the Success of Your Business". Register for all five sessions and save. 
 
WHEN: Thursday, May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2019 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: 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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The XX Factor: Excelling and Expanding Our Impact

One major component of success is understanding the necessity  of networking and cultivating relationships.  Gain the valuable networking and economic relationships  necessary to significantly expand your career or business.
 
WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hilton West Palm Beach,  600 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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Alzheimer's Community Care Education Conference

You are invited to attend the 2019 Education Conference by Alzheimer's Community Care. 
 
WHEN: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: PGA National Resort and Spa, 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
CONTACT INFO: For more information, call 561-683-2700

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2019 World Refugee Day & Citizenship Ceremony

Members of the Palm Beach Area Refugee Task Force are organizing a World Refugee Day event and you are invited to attend and have your organization represented at a table at the event.  Attached is information about the event and an application to apply. 
 
WHEN: Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 4200 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33461
CONTACT INFO: Applications to be a vendor at the event must be sent to  bahiam@pbso.org  and  mirodrig@hcdpbc.org .

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
Financial Literacy at The Glades Initiative - in Spanish

The Glades Initiative presents Money Matters Financial Literacy Training in Spanish. Improve your knowledge of banking - attend all three sessions and earn a gift card!
 
WHEN: Thursdays, April 4, 11 & 18, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Call or email Jose at 561-996-3310, or jzaragoza@gladesinitiative.org

Click here to learn more (English and Spanish)
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
Achieve Training for Organizations Working with Middle School Students

Achieve Palm Beach County, in partnership with the SDPBC and others, will be offering a training on MyCareerShines for organizations and individuals that work with middle and high school students. The training is primarily aimed at the mentors, counselors, and others who work with the students, not the students themselves. 
 
WHEN: Thursday, April 4, 2019 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Glades Central Community High School-Room 3130,  1001 SW Ave M, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Please RSVP http://bit.ly/mycareershines, or if you have questions email gregory.maxwell.sdpbc@gmail.com

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Register for Adult Education Classes at West Tech

The Summer term registration is open for adult education classes at West Tech. Daytime and evening classes are available.
 
WHEN: Monday, April 15-April 26, 2019 (Class schedule April 29-July 18, 2019 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: West Technical Education Center, 2625 NW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, call 561-829-4620

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Webinar: Human Trafficking and the Child Welfare Population in Florida

The Center for Victim Research invites you to attend its upcoming webinar, "Human Trafficking and the Child Welfare Population in Florida".

WHEN: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more
2019 Palm Beach County Paid Summer Internships

The purpose of the paid summer internships provided through the School District of Palm Beach County is to create meaningful work experiences for PBSCD high school students and graduates. 

WHEN: Monday, June 17-July 25, 2019

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CareerSource March 2019 Calendar

CareerSource has a number of events and programs to aid local job seekers - see their March 2019 calendar for more information.

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League of Women Voters of PBC News

The League of Women Voters announces upcoming events, a report on activities, and more.

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, March 18, 2019

Get all the latest news and information from the Children's Services Council's Monday Morning Update!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades
 
The Glades Initiative

  • 19 Positions Open
Previous Postings - 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
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