Monday, March 5, 2018
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Tue, March 6     8:00 am  Racial Equity Workshop, Lakeshore Resource Center, Belle Glade  
Thu, March 8     9:30 am  Financial Literacy (Haitian Creole session), The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade 
Mon, March 12  4:00 pm  Howard University Programs, Pahokee High and Glades Central   
Mon, March 12  6:00 pm  Healthier Glades Steering Committee, Pahokee location not yet released  
Mon, March 12  6:00 pm  Paying for College Workshop by TRIO, West Tech, Belle Glade
Mon, March 12   7:30 pm  US Army Field Band (free show), Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade 
Glades Area
Financial Literacy in the Glades FINANCIALLITERACY

The Glades Initiative is presenting a series of financial literacy trainings in Haitian Creole based on the FDIC's Money Smart program, designed to teach residents how to enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships. Take control of your money to reach your goals!

WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Ave C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Jose Zaragoza, 561-996-3310,

Click here to read flyer
Racial Equity Institute: Workshop RACIAL

The workshop will provide the basis for understanding and addressing racism and its history along with tools for future discussions to proactively work toward dismantling racism. This workshop is funded by Palm Healthcare. 

Participants must commit to both days of the Two-Day workshop designed to help community members and organizational leaders to understand and address racism, both in their organizations and in the community. This workshop is only for people who work, live, or have great interest in advocating for the health of Belle Glade, Pahokee, South Bay, and surrounding areas. 

WHEN: Monday, March 5, 2018 - Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Lakeshore Resource Center, 1224 SW Ave E Place, Belle Glade, FL 33430
COST: Free
TO RSVP: Please RSVP at or email

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Healthier Glades Steering Committee Meeting HEALTHIERGLADES

The next Healthier Glades Steering Committee Meeting will be held in March. 

Steering Committee Meeting Date
WHEN:  Monday, March 12, 2018  | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Location to be announced
FOR MORE INFO: Contact Lety Gonzalez at
STAR Partners: System of Care Meeting STAR

The next Glade Star System of Care meeting will be held at Lakeside Medical Center.  

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 14, 2018  | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430
FOR MORE INFO: Contact Nicole King at

Click here to look at the Federation of Families March 2018 calendar
Glades Students: Three Exciting Days with Students from the Historical Black College, Howard University HOWARD

Local students, come spend three exciting days with students from Howard University. Topics to include: college life, communication skills, stress relief, creating your own identity, navigating scholarships. Community service hours will be given for attendance and active participation at Pahokee Senior High School. 

Monday, March 12, 2018 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 15, 2018 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Pahokee Senior High School - Auditorium, 900 Larrimore Rd, Pahokee, FL 33476
Glades Central High School - Auditorium, 1001 SW Ave M, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Pahokee High School, 561-924-6400; Glades Central High School, 561-993-4400

Click here to learn more (Pahokee High School)
Click here to learn more (Glades Central High School)
Educational Opportunity Centers Spring Workshop Series at West Technical Education Center TRIO

Join the TRIO Educational Opportunities Center for free professional and personal development workshops at West Technical Education Center in Belle Glade. The first of these workshops will focus on Paying for College (Financial Aid/Scholarships).

Monday, March 12, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: West Technical Institute - Building 1, 2625 State Hwy 715, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Call 561-868-4068

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Farmworker Career Development Program

Our program is currently recruiting Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers and their family members for Vocational Training Programs at Local Vocational Schools and Palm Beach State College.

WHERE:  607 South Main St, Suite 103,  Belle Glade, Florida 33430
CONTACT INFO:  Contact Cynthia R. McMillan, Alma Rios, Mario Ajax, at 561-992-7405

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Grant Opportunity
Palm Beach County FAA Releases RFPs: Homelessness and Domestic Abuse/Sheltering

The Financially Assisted Agencies (FAA) Division of the Palm Beach County Community Services Department has released their FY2019 Request for Proposals on the service categories of Homelessness and Domestic Abuse/Sheltering.

Mandatory Bidder's Conference (for agencies submitting proposals for the RFP)
WHEN: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Mayme Frederick Building, 1440 MLK Blvd, Riviera Beach, FL 33404
CONTACT INFO: RSVP to Stessy Cocerez,, with the first and last name of the attendee(s) and the service category interested in applying for (you can apply for both)

The FY19 RFP Guidance and Resource documents can be found on the FAA website here, or through the Palm Beach County Vendor Self Service Site here
One Month Left! - Jim Moran Institute Executive Programs for Broward and Palm Beach County

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. Created to be a world-class learning experience that accommodates busy schedules, the programs equip executives to emerge stronger leaders ready to capitalize on business opportunities, implement best-practice management and turn challenges into strategic advantages. Nine sessions are held every other week, beginning in July.

Deadline for Applications
WHEN: Saturday, March 31, 2018
COST: Free
CONTACT INFO:  Contact , or 954-399-2849

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Amended Action Alert! - SB 1044 

From the National Council of Jewish Women (Palm Beaches): Senator Lauren Book pulled SB 1044, the bill she had sponsored to allow human trafficking victims to sue "facilitators", as well as traffickers. Facilitators would include hotels and motels where the victims had been trafficked -- and where staff closed their eyes and did nothing. The bill would also have allowed hotels to use training of their staff on how to recognize and report trafficking as an affirmative defense against such suits. This Senate bill, along with its House companion HB167 had passed all the other assigned committees unanimously. Human trafficking survivors, advocates and prosecutors came repeatedly to Tallahassee to testify to the unspeakable crimes that have been occurring in the state's hotels and motels. Some of the hearings were wrenching. So what happened?

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Poll: Public Mixed on Whether Medicaid Work Requirements are to Cut Spending or to Lift People Up

From Kaiser Family Foundation: "At a time when the Trump Administration is encouraging state efforts to revamp their Medicaid programs through waivers, the latest Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll finds the public split on whether the reason behind proposals to impose work requirements on some low-income Medicaid beneficiaries is to lift people out of poverty or to reduce spending. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in January provided new guidance to states and has since approved such waivers in two states (Kentucky and Indiana). Eight other states have pending requests ... "

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Spring Break Fun at Pahokee Library! SPRINGBREAKFUN

The Loula V York Library in Pahokee has a number of fun activities for school-aged children, starting with Family Story Times!

Family Story Times!
WHEN: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | 11:00 a.m.
WHERE:  Loula V York Library, 525 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: Contact  Ellen Kentner,  Children's Services,  Palm Beach County Library System,  561-924-5928.

Click here to learn more and to see other events happening during Spring Break
Free Concert! - US Army Field Band Ambassadors ARMYFIELD

Residents are invited to attend a free concert at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, with a performance by the US Army Field Band Ambassadors! 

WHEN: Monday, March 12, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Palm Beach State College, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Call the box office at 561-993-1160 or visit

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Million Dollar Quartet Comes to Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center

The Tony® Award-winning smash hit Broadway musical is coming to the Dolly Hand! Inspired by the true story of the recording session that brought together rock 'n roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time, Million Dollar Quartet brings that singular moment in time to life. The show features rock hits "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "That's All Right," "Sixteen Tons," "Great Balls of Fire," "Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Who Do You Love?," "Matchbox," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Hound Dog" and more!

WHEN: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Palm Beach State College, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Call the box office at 561-993-1160 or visit

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Musical Arts Consortium of the Glades at Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center

Don't miss this performance of the Musical Arts Consortium of the Glades! 

WHEN: Friday, March 16, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Palm Beach State College, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
COST: All seats are $10
CONTACT INFO: Call the box office at 561-993-1160 or visit

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FRAC: Weekly News Digest

A weekly digest from the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC). 

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Palm Healthcare March 2018 Newsletter

This month's newsletter from the Palm Healthcare Foundation. 

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Prime Time Palm Beach County Thanks Pink Shirt Participants

From Prime Time Palm Beach County: "Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes and on social media. Each year, on Pink Shirt Day, we encourage everyone to wear something pink to raise awareness about bullying and to make a statement that it will not be tolerated. The simple act of wearing a shirt can start conversations ... "

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SCORE: One Day University to Grow Your Business

This is a terrific opportunity to learn from some of the smartest and most successful business men and women in South Florida.

First Course: Hiring, Managing, and Developing Talent
WHEN: Saturday, March 17, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: SCORE Small Business Learning Center, 7999 N Federal Highway, Suite 201, Boca Raton, FL 33487
COST: $99
CONTACT INFO:, or 561-981-5180

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, March 5, 2018

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

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • Vice President for Hunger Relief
  • Custodian
  • 21 Positions Open
  • Director, Bridges Belle Glade
  • 11 Glades-area Positions Open
Other Areas
A Practical Training for Healthcare Providers in Identifying and Responding to Human Trafficking Patients

The University of Miami Dept. of OB/GYN in conjunction with Jackson Memorial Hospital and the U.S. Department of Justice is sponsoring an upcoming training regarding human trafficking for healthcare providers. The two-hour training will be held multiple times over a three-day period by Dr. Hanni Stoklosa from March 20th - 22nd. Dr. Stoklosa is a preeminent expert in the area of human trafficking. She is also a practicing ER physician and faculty member at Brigham & Women's Hospital Department and Harvard Medical School.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (first session)
WHERE: Multiple locations offered
COST: Free
CONTACT INFO: Contact 305-243-1046 or

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Diabetes Awareness Day Event

Join The Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County, Keiser University, and Hadassah for a Diabetes Awareness Day event in West Palm Beach. 

WHEN: Thursday, March 15, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Keiser University - Vista Parkway Campus, 2085 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
CONTACT INFO: Email Debby Walters, Executive Director, at

Click here to learn more
Nonprofits First: The ABC's of Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding can be a useful part of your overall fundraising strategy. But how do you get started? How do you choose the appropriate platform and the best project for a campaign? How do you grab people's attention? This introductory level, three-hour, hands-on workshop will look at the basic setup of crowdfunding, review samples of successful projects, discuss how to fit crowdfunding into your Development Plan, and help ensure you are processing gifts and connecting with donors appropriately.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Nonprofits First, 1818 S Australian Avenue, #450, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
COST: Free (members), $35 (non-members)
CONTACT INFO:  Shari Hanglan,, 561-214-7435

Click here to learn more
Comerica Small Business Resource Center

This six-session business program provides education and business preparation for small business owners and start-ups. 

Session 1
WHEN: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE:  1229 East Blue Heron Blvd, Riviera Beach, FL 33404
COST: Free
CONTACT INFO: Register at

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Next Meeting of the Inter-Agency Network of Palm Beach County

Learn about important resources and events, with an average of 35 to 40 individuals attending and close to 100 agencies represented throughout the year. For the next meeting: Tiffany Parrish from the Health Council of Southeast Florida will present the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) for Palm Beach County. The goal is to increase awareness of the plan and engage new community partners and individuals.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
WHERE:  Children's Home Society Bldg. (ground floor), 3333 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL, 33406
COST: $10 per agency

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Ready by 21: 2018 National Meeting Palm Beach County

Please join us for the Ready by 21 National Meeting, which will bring together more than 500 local, state and national leaders who are committed to improving partnerships, policies and practices for children and youth. These leaders manage change at all levels - from state policy coordination and community-wide cradle-to-career efforts to out-of-school time systems, single-issue coalitions and neighborhood-based initiatives. They come from business, nonprofits, education, policy, philanthropy and intermediaries at the national, state and local levels.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Friday, April 20, 2018  | 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
WHERE:  Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT INFO: Register online at or call the Forum for Youth Investment at 202-207-3325. 

Click here to learn more
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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
Health and Human Service Gaps Consumer Survey

From the Palm Beach County Community Services Department: "We are asking consumers to complete a basic survey before March 31, 2018 that will assist us in determining the greatest service gaps within our community. We are asking that providers post the flyer in their waiting room(s). At this time, the survey is only in English so translation may be needed at your agencies for non-English speaking consumers.

CONTACT INFO: Please contact Sonja Holbrook at

VITA Tax Preparation

Tax Returns prepared free. Returns are e-filed. 

Tuesday and Thursday
from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
starting January 16, 2018 through April 16, 2018.
Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

during the month of February only.

WHERE:  Belle Glade Prosperity Center - Bridges, 33 W. Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL
FOR MORE INFO: Contact April Golphin, Site Coordinator (561) 996-2479

Click here to learn more (English)
Click here  to learn more (Spanish)
Hunger Relief Newsletter: Volunteer at Your Local Meal Site Today!

If you are a newly retired individual seeking to make appropriate use of your free time. If you are a college student looking to complete community hours. If you are an individual that is available to help during lunch time. We ask you to become part of a large network that is committed to ending senior hunger. This New Year make the resolution to help improve someone else's life. Volunteer to deliver food to a home-bound senior or serve seniors at a congregate meal site. You can volunteer during your lunch break, during your free time, or if you're a student, between classes. Volunteer schedules are flexible.

Click here to learn more
FRAC: Sign up for the #SNAPtoEndHunger Thunderclap

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the first line of defense against hunger in the U.S. This essential program that ensures millions of struggling Americans - including millions of children, seniors, people with disabilities, low-wage workers, and
veterans - get the nutrition they need is under attack. We're asking advocates to call on the Senate and House Agriculture Committees to strengthen and protect SNAP in the upcoming Farm Bill. Thunderclap is a platform that allows social media users to share the same message at the same time to create a lot of noise around an issue. Think of it as a virtual rally where anyone with a Twitter or Facebook account can participate.

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Montana Repertory Theatre Returns to the Dolly Hand with On Golden Pond

One of the most dynamic and respected touring companies in the country, Montana Repertory Theatre, will present On Golden Pond at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. On Golden Pond is an American treasure. Beguilingly simple, this humane, poetic, and often very funny portrayal of a family in crisis as it pulls apart and then finds itself again has been touching audiences for decades. Something deep and profound resonates through the events that unfold in this American masterpiece brilliantly penned by Ernest Thompson. 

WHEN: Friday, March 23, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Palm Beach State College, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Call the box office at 561-993-1160 or visit

Click here to learn more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, February 26, 2018

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

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SCORE: Want to Improve Your Sales? 

From SCORE: You worked SO hard to get your website up. Maybe even paid some big bucks for a "developer". And what happened? NOTHING. You're INVISIBLE on the Net. Google doesn't know you exist! If this is YOU, it's time to call South Palm Beach SCORE and arrange to meet with one of our SCORE Mentors. We're here to help you develop or improve your
website and it's a FREE service. We will do our best to make your website ring the cash
register for you. But don't wait, appointments go fast.

CONTACT INFO: Call now to arrange your free appointment, 561-981-5180

Click here to learn more
501c News: Rising Leaders Spotlight and More

501c News: News and information for area nonprofit organizations.

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • 4 Full Time CNAs
  • 2 Full Time LPNs
  • Dietary Aide
  • 16 Positions Open
  • Director, Bridges Belle Glade
  • 11 Glades-area Positions Open
Previous Postings - Other Areas
Movie Screening: Paper Tigers

Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc., in partnership with Center for Child Counseling, invites you to join us for a screening of Paper Tigers and to participate in a debrief and reflection session following the film. Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of the Lincoln High Alternative School in Walla Walla, Washington. The school has become a promising model of how to break the cycles of poverty, violence, and disease that affect families through the practice of traumainformed educational strategies, and is a testament to what the latest research on childhood adversity is proving: that one caring adult can change the trajectory of a young person's life.

WHEN:  Thursday, March 8, 2018  | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Doors open at 8:30 a.m.)
WHERE: Keiser University Auditorium, 2600 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
CONTACT INFO:  Prime Time Palm Beach County, 561-732-8066,

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Spirituality, Religion, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Lunch and Learn

Please join us for this special Lunch and Learn on Spirituality, Religion, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Dr. David H. Rosmarin is returning to us from McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School to share insights from his new book. Whether you are a clinician or just interested, please join us on March 6th at noon for this very interesting presentation and a delicious lunch! Bring a friend. There is parking behind the building.

WHEN:  Tuesday, March 6, 2018  | 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Mental Health Association of PBC, 909 Fern St., West Palm Beach, FL 33401
COST: $25 (MHA Members), $30 (Non Members)
TO REGISTER: Call 561-832-3755 in advance of the event

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Personalized Grant Support Workshop

Are you just beginning your organization's grant-seeking journey? Looking for guidance researching foundations? Need another set of eyes on that proposal? Maybe you are new to grant writing and not sure where to begin? Sign up for one hour of customized one-on-one support with our development expert.

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018  | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Nonprofits First,  1818 S Australian Avenue, #450,  West Palm Beach, FL 33409
CONTACT INFO: Shari Hanglan,, or  561-214-7435

Click here to learn more, and to see other workshops offered by Nonprofits First
Posting Information: eBlast and Volunteers
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the Glades area
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