Monday, March 29, 2021
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~~~ This Week ~~~
 
Tue, Mar 30, 9:00 am - On-site Hiring Event at CareerSource, Belle Glade
Tue, Mar 30, 9:30 am - QuickBooks Online Software Overview by Nonprofits First: Online
Tue, Mar 30, 11:00 am - New Rental Assistance Program by Legal Aid: Zoom
Wed, Marc 31, 8:30 am - Food Distribution, (For all), The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade (every Wed)
Wed, Mar 31, 2:00 pm - LifePlanning Virtual Workshop on Legal Planning by Jewish Family Services
Wed, Mar 31, 6:00 pm - How the SBA Can Help You Workshop by SCORE PBC: Online
Thu, Apr 1, 1:00 pm - Race-Based Implicit Bias Presentation for Crim. Justice Professionals: Online
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 9:30 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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On-site Hiring Event at CareerSource

CareerSource is hosting a hiring event to fill local restaurant jobs.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 | 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: West Career Center, 1085 S Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Maria Torres, 561-829-2040 ext. 2117, mtorres@careersourcepbc.com

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QuickBooks Online Software Overview Workshop, Presented by Nonprofits First

A cursory overview to familiarize yourself with the online version of QuickBooks. Tour of features & menus, set up of tools for receiving and disbursing funds, chart of accounts editing and Q & A.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Online
CONTACT: Barbara Shafer, bshafer@nonprofitsfirst.org, 561-910-5069

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New Rental Assistance Program for Undocumented Households

Legal Aid of Palm Beach County just opened its Rapid Response Eviction Assistance III Program (RREAP III). This program will provide legal representation and rental assistance to undocumented tenant households that have experienced loss of income, reduction in hours, or unemployment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Information/Training session for organizations working with noncitizen populations
WHEN: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 | 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Zoom
CONTACT: Please RSVP cdawson@legalaidpbc.org with the name, phone number
and email address of the staff members that will attend.

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LifePlanning Virtual Workshop on Legal Planning

Attend a virtual workshop on LifePlanning, presented by Jewish Family Services.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Online

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How the SBA Can Help You, Presented by SCORE PBC

From SCORE PBC: "As we forge ahead in this new year, learn how SCORE's resource partner, the SBA, can help you and your business not just survive but thrive."

WHEN: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Online

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Race-Based Implicit Bias and Microaggressions Presentation for Criminal Justice Professionals

There is one week left to register for the Palm Beach County Youth Services Department Raced-Based Implicit Bias and Microaggressions Training for Criminal Justice Professionals.

WHEN: Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
CONTACT: REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CHPDJNL

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League of Women Voters of PBC's Annual Meeting

The League of Women Voters Palm Beach County’s Annual Meeting will be held on April 21, 2021.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
CONTACT: Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0udO6spjIqG9

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Empower 21, a Virtual Event by the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County

The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County is pleased to announce the 2021 Annual Early Childhood Education Conference, “EMPOWER 21,” on Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This year, we look forward to this virtual event and we are excited to share that we will offer sessions for Parents to attend as well!

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

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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 10:00 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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Free Grab-and-Go Food Distribution Now on Thursdays

The School Food Service grab-and-go food distribution has changed. Rather than a twice-a-week pick-up, distributions will now be held weekly on Thursdays at 89 school locations across the District.

Click here to learn more

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Hunger Relief Update - March 8, 2021

Read the United Way of Palm Beach County's latest Hunger Relief Update.

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FEMA Provides Funeral Assistance for Families of COVID-19 Victims

From FEMA: "Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020."

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Learn How you Can Get the COVID Vaccine

Governor DeSantis has announced that starting Monday, March 29, all individuals 40 years of
age or older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Also, beginning on Monday, April 5, all individuals 18 years of age or older will be eligible for the vaccine. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine gives you an added layer of protection against COVID-19 and
could also protect others.

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Need Help Enrolling in Obamacare? Epilepsy Florida Provides Enrollment Assistance

Epilepsy Florida is the only federally authorized ACA Navigation organization in South Florida. Please see the attached flyers for information on the current Special Enrollment Period (SEP) and free insurance enrollment assistance. For further assistance visit www.epilepsyfl.com or call (877) 553-7453.

Click here to learn more (in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole)
BCI Present Summer STEM Camp in Pahokee

Boldin Community Impact presents Summer STEM Camp for students in Grades 4 and 5 in Pahokee. Applications are now being accepted.

WHEN: Monday, June 21, 2021 - July 30, 2021 | 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee Elementary School campus, 560 E Main Pl, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: For more information or help with completing the online application, please
call Ms. Christine Boldin at 561-281-5532. The deadline to register is Friday, April 2, 2021.

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Second Chance Reentry Month Events Throughout PBC

Events dedicated to reentry programs will be held throughout the month of April. Click below for information on each of these events.

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Early Bird Registration Now Open for Prime Time's Afterschool Symposium

Prime Time Palm Beach County is seeking nominees for our Advancing Afterschool Awards 2021, honoring exemplary individuals for their work in the field of afterschool.

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Jim Moran Institute Small Business & Nonprofit Executive Programs - Apply for Fall 2021

From The Jim Moran Institute: Our Small Business Executive Program and Nonprofit Executive Program are ideal for CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners, executive directors, and presidents of small businesses and nonprofit organizations.

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New Patient Care Assistant Program at PBSC

From Palm Beach State College: "Through continued efforts and partnerships with West Technical Education Center, CareerSource Palm Beach County and Lakeside Medical Center, I am thrilled to announce that Palm Beach State College – Belle Glade Campus has initiated a new Patient Care Assistant program which started this semester."

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Beauty/Barbershop Space Available for Rent at Quiet Waters

From Quiet Waters: "We have a Beauty/ Barbershop space available for rent. Must have a license. Any person interested please contact via email at quietwaters@royalamerican.com or call Fran 561-996-7040."
Crossroads Academy Holds Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser for Students

Crossroads Academy is having a fundraiser for its students in partnership with Chick-Fil-A. Find out how you can support the school by clicking below.

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College Access Event to Focus on Hispanic Serving Institutions

The School District of Palm Beach County is collaborating with Broward County, Miami-Dade Public Schools, The School District of Osceola County, St. Lucie Public Schools, and Polk County Schools on the implementation of a college access event highlighting Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI). A Hispanic-serving institution (HSI) is defined in federal law as an accredited, degree-granting, public or private nonprofit institution of higher education with 25% or more total undergraduate Hispanic full-time student enrollment.

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Recruiting Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for Study

Recruiting parents and/or guardians for one-to-one interviews, as part of a research project to better understand the lived experiences of Black parents and guardians through the autism spectrum disorder identification process.

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Nonprofits First - Community Update March 26, 2021

Read Nonprofits First's latest COVID-19 Community Update. 

Click here to learn more (COVID-19 Resources)
The Skidmore Scoop: News from House District 81, March 26, 2021

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

Click here to learn more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, March 29, 2021

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

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

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Other Areas

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Previous Postings - Glades Area
The Glades Initiative is HIRING!
Position: Front Desk Assistant

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!

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL
CONTACT: How to apply: Please email resume and cover letter in an email- titled Front Desk Position to jobs@gladesinitiative.org

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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
Palm Health Mini Grant Learning Series

Palm Health Foundation and the Healthier Together Communities is hosting a Mini Grant Learning Series.

Session I: Community-led Grantmaking; Mini Grants with Healthier Together + BeWellPBC
WHEN: Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Zoom
CONTACT: Registration via Eventbrite

Session II: Mini Grant Showcase featuring Awardees from Healthier Together + BeWellPBC
WHEN: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Zoom
CONTACT: Registration via Eventbrite

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People of Purposes's Job and Resource Fair

If you are a returning citizen and having a hard time getting a job, this is for you. If you are on probation and can't get a job, this is for you.

WHEN: Saturday, April 24, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: County Barn, 2990 N Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For more information, contact William Freeman at 561-530-9169

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Verizon Provides Funding to Support The Glades Initiative's Food Security Programs

Thank you to Verizon for partnering with The Glades Initiative to provide funding supporting our food security programs, including our Glades Area Food Bank serving 14 partner agencies, and Food Pantry providing more than 17,000 lbs. of food to our residents every week! We look forward to a successful partnership and remain grateful for Verizon's support.
"I'm Homeless, How do I get my COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Payment"

Are you homeless? Find out if you qualify to receive your Economic Stimulus Payment today.

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Homebound Seniors can now Request Vaccine Delivery

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) recently announced a new way for homebound seniors to sign up to have a COVID-19 vaccine come directly to them.

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Summer Camp Scholarships from PBC Youth Services Department

The Palm Beach County Youth Services Department is accepting parent applications for summer camp scholarships beginning January 22 through April 2. The Summer Camp Scholarship Program offers eligible children, ages 5-14 and a special population up to age 17, a full scholarship to day camp for the entire summer.

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Florida Supervisors of Elections Scholarship Contest

The Florida Supervisors of Elections (FSE) Scholarship Committee will award three (3) $1,200 scholarships in 2021 to full-time college students around the state. Applicants must be either a Political Science/Public or Business Administration, or Journalism/Mass Communications major and have completed enough credits for enrollment as a junior. Eligible students who are registered to vote in Palm Beach County should submit their application to the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office by March 26, 2021.

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Do You Know Families Who Need Help Paying for Child Care?

The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County is now in open enrollment. We are currently enrolling children in the School Readiness Program. The School Readiness program provides financial assistance to low-income families for early childhood education and child care so families can become financially self-sufficient and their young children can be successful in the future.

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CARES Act Food Cards Must be Activated by March 31

Palm Beach County residents who qualified for pre-paid debit cards through the CARES ACT funding for food purchases must activate their cards by March 31, 2021. As of March 11, 2021, 12,883 food cards have been activated, and 303 cards totaling $185,500 have not been activated.

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The Growing Brain: From Birth to 5 Years

Zero to Three has organized the latest research in the field and developed a comprehensive understanding of how the brain develops, along with ways a practitioner can encourage healthy brain development in children from birth to 5 years old. This innovative workshop presents the information using lecture, hands-on activities and discussion to illustrate the comprehensive concepts every practitioner should know when working with young children and their families.

Click here to learn more
The Skidmore Scoop: News from House District 81

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

Click here to learn more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, March 22, 2021

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

Click here to learn more
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