Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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~~~ This Week ~~~  

Open Now                            The Glades Initiative is hiring, Belle Glade
Wed, March 6  1:30 pm       Donate Blood , Lakeside Medical Center, Belle Glade
Sat, March 9  9:00 am         Federation of Families Golf Tournament , Belle Glade Municipal Golf Club
Wed, March 13  6:00 pm     PBC Commissioner McKinlay Town Hall Meeting , Belle Glade Library
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
Trainings at The Glades Initiative with Nonprofits First

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
Click here to learn more
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
Donate Blood at Lakeside Medical Center BLOOD

All donors will receive a free OneBlood hat; a $5 Golden Corral gift card (Okeechobee location), a Lion Country Safari discount coupon ($8 off each passenger), and more!  
WHEN: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Make an appointment online at www.oneblooddonor.org and use the sponsor code #10071
Click here to learn more
Federation of Families Golf Tournament GOLF

Golf fundraiser - all proceeds go to supporting good mental health in the Glades.  
WHEN: Saturday, March 9, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. (registration), 10:00 a.m. (tee time)
WHERE: Belle Glade Municipal Golf Club, 2619 W Canal St N, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please call Nicole King, Federation of Families of Florida, Inc.,  nicole@flfamilies.net, or  561-506-7144
COST: $55 per person 
Click here to learn more
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.
Click here to learn more
Motown Magic Returns to Dolly Hand Center

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
Click here to learn more
Annual I Love Pahokee Day - FREE for All Ages

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
Click here to learn more
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
Click here to learn more
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
Click here to learn more
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
Click here to learn more
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.
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/
Click here to learn more
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.

Click here to learn more
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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PBC Parks and Rec - Leisure Times

Find out what's happening at Palm Beach County Parks!

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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

Click here to learn more
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.

Click here to learn more
755,000 May Face Hunger: Submit Your Opposition

From the Food Research & Action Center: Submit your comment to the proposed Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) rule during the 60-day public comment period that ends on April 2, 2019.

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Opportunities in the Glades Growing Faster Than Cane

Press Release: Assistant Vice President of Business Services Charles Duval presented an update on the agency's activities in the Glades communities. New opportunities for residents are growing faster than sugar cane! During the past program year, staff in the CareerSource Center in Belle Glade assisted in placing more than 4,000 Glades residents in jobs ...

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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.
Other Areas
One-on-One Grant Writing Support and Other Events

Nonprofits First provides a number of workshops during the month of March, including a One-on-One Grant Writing workshop on March 6. 
WHEN: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Nonprofits First,  1818 S Australian Avenue, #450,  West Palm Beach, FL 33409
CONTACT INFO: For more information, contact Charlotte Gill, cgill@nonprofitsfirst.org561-214-7435
Click here to learn more, and to read about other workshops in March
Community Partners Housing Fair

This fair features partners that want to support you with: credit counseling, purchasing a home, home maintenance, filing your taxes the right way, and more!
WHEN: Saturday, March 9, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Riviera Beach Marina, 200 East 13th St, Riviera Beach, FL 33404
CONTACT INFO: For more information, call 561-841-3500, ext 1002
Click here to learn more
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
Click here to learn more
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
Click here to learn more
Previous Postings - The Glades Area
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
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
PBSC Offers Nails Technician Class

From PBSC: Palm Beach State College will be starting an evening Nails Technician class on our Belle Glade campus on April 1st. S tudents will be prepared for employment as a registered nail specialist. Student will gain competencies 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 | 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, contact  Doug Brown  561-993-1143
Click here to learn more
Health Wellness Safety & Awareness Block Party

Bringing awareness and safety/prevention/hurricane preparations through:  Health checks/screenings, alcohol- drugs and opioid awareness, HIV/AIDS awareness, and more! 

WHEN: Saturday, June 1, 2019
WHERE: Cox Park 791 N.W. 1st Street South Bay FL 33493
CONTACT INFO: If you or your organization would like to join our team on the block in helping to bring awareness, email your request for a registration or for additional info at: kingstutoringmentoring@gmail.com
Click here to learn more
ARC Cleaning Out Warehouse - Items Available

The Arc of The Glades is cleaning out their warehouse and has items for home and business.

CONTACT INFO: 561-996-9583 ext 24

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Lawrence E. Will Museum Closes its Doors

From Dorothy Block: "As you may know the Lawrence E. Will Museum of the Glades has traditionally been operated with funding by the Glades Historical Society (GHS). In December of 2018 I was advised that GHS was experiencing financial hardship rendering them unable to cover employee salaries ..."

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Glades Area Libraries March 2019 Activities

Read about all of the upcoming events planned for the Glades Area Branch Libraries in March of 2019.    

Click here to see all Glades area library activities for the month
South Bay Head Start Now Accepting Applications

From Lutheran Services South Bay Head Start:  Lutheran Services South Bay Head Start/Early Head Start are currently taking applications for the upcoming school term (2019 - 2020). Children who will be turning three before September 01, 2019 are eligible.

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PBC Housing Authority Accepting Applications

From the Palm Beach County Housing Authority: The Palm Beach County Housing Authority will accept online applications (ONLY) for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program Waiting List beginning at 12:01 a.m., Monday, March 4, 2019, until Friday, March 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more
144 HS Seniors Honored at Ceremony

From Glades Central: "On Friday, February 8, 2019 at Glades Central Community High School, 144 seniors were honored at this year's Principal's A Team Ceremony. This ceremony highlighted seniors who met the following graduation requirements by the end of the first semester ..."

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, February 25, 2019

This week's Monday Morning Update: Request for Workshop Proposal for Afterschool Symposium 2019, Increasing system capacity/enhancing provider network, and more! 

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • Therapist
Community Partners
  • Targeted Case Manager
  • 19 Positions Open
Other Areas

  • Kinship Connections Coordinator
  • Long Term Recovery Coordinator
Previous Postings - Other Areas
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
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