Monday, March 9, 2020
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Tue, March 10  5:30 pm    Swimming Adult Presentations, Bridges at Belle Glade
Wed, March 11  3:00 pm   STAR System of Care Meeting, Lakeside Medical, Belle Glade
Wed, March 11  4:00 pm   Small Steps Great Parents Classes, Bridges at Belle Glade
Thu, March 12  10:00 am  Financial Literacy Training in Spanish, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Thu, March 12  10:30 am  Here to Stay Upkeep Program, Habitat for Humanity, Belle Glade
Thu, March 12  7:00 pm    Music of the Beatles, Dolly Hand, Belle Glade
Sat, March 14  10:30 am   Glades Lake to Ocean Day, Boys & Girls Club Teen Center, Belle Glade
Sat, March 14  7:00 pm     Jekalyn Carr Performs, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade
Tue, March 17  9:00 am    Glades PATCH Meeting, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Glades Area
Money Smart Financial Literacy Training in SpanishMONEYSMART

The Glades Initiative presents Money Smart Financial Literacy Training. Improve your
knowledge of banking by attending our sessions! Topics covered: What can financial institutions do for you? and How to save and keep track of money.

WHEN: Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310

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Free Swimming Lessons for Glades Area Children, Adult Presentations and Water Safety PracticesSWIMMING

The Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County will once again be providing free, water safety swimming lessons this summer for non-swimming Glades area children ages 2-12 - at Pioneer Park Aquatic Center. Attend one of 2 adult presentations where parents can learn more information about these lessons, as well as general water safety practices.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Bridges at Belle Glade, 33 Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-992-8210

WHEN: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Bridges at Pahokee, 170 South Barfield Hwy #102, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: 561-924-9225

Click here for dates, available sessions and more information
STAR System of Care MeetingSTAR

The Glades STAR System of Care meeting will be held at Lakeside Medical Center in Belle Glade.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Highway, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: 561-506-7144
Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Small Steps Great Parents ClassesHEALTHYMOTHERS

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies provides free hands-on education programs for parents and their support partners through our Small Steps Great Parents program. Classes are taught by trained and/or certified Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies staff, as well as community partners throughout Palm Beach County.

Glades Classes Infant/Child CPR
WHEN: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: BRIDGES at Belle Glade, 49 W Ave A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Sara Mendoza, 561-517-2541,
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Workshop: Here to Stay Upkeep ProgramUPKEEP

Join Habitat for Humanity for an interactive workshop on their "Here to Stay: Home Upkeep for All" program. Learn how home maintenance can save you money. 

WHEN: Thursday, March 12, 2019 | 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Habitat for Humanity-Belle Glade, 1077 A S Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: 561-253-2080
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The Music of the Beatles Comes to Dolly HandBEATLES

Here Comes the Sun celebrates the music of the Beatles in a way you've never seen or heard before.

WHEN: Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Glades Lake to Ocean DayLAKE

Children and families are invited to a free day of ocean adventure with Loggerhead Marinelife Center. All ages are welcome. 

WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Boys & Girls Club Teen Center, 350 SW 10th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Space is limited. Register online at

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Jekalyn Carr to Perform at the Dolly HandJEKALYN

Palm Beach State College is excited to present the acclaimed gospel singer, Jekalyn Carr, at The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. Carr is a GRAMMY® Award nominee and GMA Dove Award-winning independent recording artist. She is a profound speaker, entrepreneur, actress, and author.

WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Glades PATCH Meeting - Open to AllPATCH1PATCH

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 the 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 17, 2020  | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Ave C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
Earned $66,000 or Less Last Year, File Taxes for Free!

From the United Way of Palm Beach County: Was your 2019 household income $66,000 or less? You can receive free tax preparation assistance at one of our several VITA locations throughout the county! Our VITA Program gives you three choices to electronically file your tax return. All options are confidential, safe and free.

VITA Site at Community Partners Prosperity Center
WHEN:  Tuesdays and Thursdays until April 14, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (English/Spanish)
WHERE: Community Partners Prosperity Center (located within Bridges at Belle Glade), 33 West Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL 33430

VITA Site at West County Senior Center
WHEN:  Mondays and Saturdays until April 13, 2020  | Monday 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: West County Senior Center, 2916 State Road 15, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Mentors Needed for 20 Belle Glade Students 

From Take Stock in Children: Do you want to Change a Life Over Lunch? We need caring adults to become a mentor for the 20 new Take Stock in Children students in the Belle Glade community. Mentors = College Scholarship for each new student in the Take Stock in Children program. Meet once a week. Meet at least 15 sessions per school year. Log in mentor sessions.

CONTACT: For more information, contact Kimberly Briard at 561-307-5485

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Census Info Comes This Week

Invitations to each household to participate in the 2020 Census will be sent this week, on March 12,13 and 14. The easiest way to respond to the Census is online, and you will need the 12-digit number contained in the invitation.

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CareerSource Launches Pre-Apprenticeship Programs

CareerSource Palm Beach County today announced that applications are open to students and employers for new pre-apprenticeship programs in the marine and aviation/aerospace industries. These new programs are in addition to other local and statewide pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs in the high-demand fields of information technology, construction, healthcare and hospitality.

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How to Make Hand Sanitizer

Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to make your own hand sanitizer using only a few simple ingredients.

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Prime Time Post, News From Palm Beach County

Prime Time Palm Beach County March news: nominate your colleague for the Advancing Afterschool Awards 2020.

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March 2020 Chamber Chatter: Belle Glade Chamber

The Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce publishes its March 2020 edition of Chamber Chatter. In this issue: West Tech students help chamber, Black Gold Jubilee is almost here, and more.

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, March 9, 2020

Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: April Pool's Day, Census info, and more!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 
Other Areas
Strategic Steps to Growing Your Business Certificate Program-SCORE

For business owners looking to take the next step, a five-workshop series covering topics such as: Financial Management, Grow Your Business with People, Marketing Your Business, Growing Your Sales, and Managing Operations.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2020 
WHERE: SCORE Learning Center, 500 S Australian Ave, Suite 115, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT: Richie Repetti, SCORE Palm Beach,, 561-833-1672

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Human Trafficking Coalition Meeting

The next meeting of the Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches will be feature Spotlight Speaker speaker Takesha Richardson from Cohen and Milstein and Featured Speaker will be Brandy Macaluso of CILO. 

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 10:00 a.m.
Youth Summit 2020: Mission I'm Possible
Join us in the celebration of the 10th Year Anniversary of the Youth Summit, "Mission   I'm   Possible:   We're   Worth It"   Middle and High School aged youth, please register online at   If you are a parent of a youth, you can also register to attend the "Time For Your Teen" workshop.   We are currently looking for dynamic presenters.  Please see the attached facilitator's proposal.

WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach Lakes Community High School, 3505 Shiloh Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Click here to learn more
Click here  for facilitator's proposal
2020 Education Conference
The 23rd Annual Alzheimer's Community Care Education Conference theme for 2020 is Influencing Change. Experts in the field will offer innovative approaches for the care of patients with Alzheimer's disease or related neurocognitive disorders, as well as ways to protect brain health.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: PGA National Resort & Spa, 400 Ave of the Champions, West Palm Beach, FL 33418

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Save the Date: 10th Community Health Worker/Promotores Southeast Regional Symposium
Save the date for the 10th anniversary Community Health Worker/Promotores Southeast Regional Symposium - registration details to follow.

WHEN: Friday, May 15, 2020

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
Dialogue to Change: PBC Criminal Justice

The dialogues will focus on engaging a diverse set of community stakeholders to determine ways to address local drivers of jail over-incarceration; address racial disparities in incarceration; and work through systems to improve the overall behavioral health and well-being of our community. The commitment for dialogue participation is for FIVE consecutive weeks.

Healthier Glades dialogue
WHEN: Beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Barbara Cheives, 561-351-6864,

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Second Chance Workshop: Sealing and Expungement

Sponsored by the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc., Career Source, and FRRC - residents will have the opportunity to meet with attorneys regarding the possibility of restoration of rights, reinstatement your driver's license, employment opportunities, as well as community ID.

WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library and Civic Center, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Please RSVP on or before March 13, 2020 by calling Jenny Rodriguez at 561-655-8944 ext 120, or

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Apply for Passport During Special Saturday HoursPASSPORT

Apply for your passport during special Saturday hours on March 7 and 21, in Belle Glade. No appointment is necessary.

WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: West County Courthouse, 2950 State Road 15 Room S-100, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: 561-996-4843
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2020 Black Gold Jubilee at Torry Island

The annual Black Gold Jubilee returns to Torry Island, with headliner Sara Evans performing at a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Other activities include: art show, free kid's rides, cornhole tournament, car show, fireworks at 9 p.m. and much more. 

WHEN:   Saturday, April 4, 2020  | 10:00 a.m. 
WHERE: Torry Island, 5000 W Canal St N, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here to learn more (festival flyer)
Click here to learn more (BG Children's Fishing Tournament on March 28, 2020)
Click here to learn more (BG Cornhole Tournament on April 4, 2020)
Click here to learn more (BG Volleyball Tournament on April 4, 2020)
Click here to learn more (BG Gospel Sing on March 29, 2020)
Golden Dragon Acrobats Return to Dolly Hand

The Golden Dragon Acrobats, the premiere Chinese acrobatic troupe who represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago, will return to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. 

WHEN: Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For tickets, call the box office at 561-993-1160 or visit (service charges apply)
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2020 PBCSD Paid Summer Internships
The purpose of the Palm Beach County School District Paid Summer Internships is to provide meaningful work experiences for Palm Beach County high school students and graduates. 

WHEN: Monday, March 16 - April 3, 2020
CONTACT: Visit for more information:

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Apply for the Summer Camp Scholarship Program
Palm Beach County Youth Service's Department Summer Camp Scholarship Program provides full-tuition and fees for summer camp for children. Pahokee's Summer of Fun schedule includes field trips, games, science, technology, arts, robotics and so much more. Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks. 

WHEN: Monday, June 8, 2020 | 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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RCMA Belle Glade Now Accepting Applications
RCMA is now accepting applications for EHS/MSHS/CCP, Head Start, VPK and School Readiness classrooms-for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. RCMA is currently needing pre-school age children and toddlers.

WHERE:  RCMA Belle Glade CDC,  20 Carver Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT:  561-992-2062 Fax: (561) 992-2062; EHS/MSHS/CCP: 0 to 3 year old-Griselda Villarreal;  Head Start - 3 year old to 5 years old-Maria Gonzalez;  School Readiness/VPK - Amanda Garcia
COVID-19/Coronavirus Factsheets

There is a lot of information out there regarding the COVID-19 aka the Coronavirus. To dispel myths that may make us anxious, the Florida Department of Health has come up with Factsheets in English and Spanish.  

Click here to learn more (English)
Click here to learn more (Spanish)
Fall 2020 Jim Moran Institute Executive Programs

Free training programs for business owners, CEOs, and nonprofit leaders. Applications accepted through March 31, 2020

WHEN: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 

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Count-e-News: News from Palm Beach County

In this month's issue of Count-e-News: Palm Beach County dedicates first addiction stabilization unit. 

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CareerSource March 2020 Calendar

CareerSource has a number of events and programs to aid local job seekers - see their March 2020 calendar for more information.

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501c News - News from Nonprofits First

Read the February 2020 newsletter from Nonprofits First. This month's profile is on Loggerhead Marinelife Center, an ocean conservation organization.

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League of Women Voters News

The League of Women Voters News provides an update on a variety of programs and events.

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Prime Time Post - March 2020

Read the latest edition of Prime Time Post. In this issue: Prime Time Palm Beach County is seeking nominees for its Advancing Afterschool Awards 2020, honoring exemplary individuals for their work in the field of afterschool.

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The McKinlay Memo: January/February 2020

Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay provides an update for her constituents in District 6. 

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, March 2, 2020

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council. Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: Florida Counts RFP open, quality afterschool programming benefits children, and more!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 
Previous Postings - Other Areas
5th Annual Philanthropy Tank Live Event

From Philanthropy Tank: Hear from our young CHANGEmakers as they pitch their high impact and sustainable initiatives to a panel of Philanthropist Investors for a chance to receive up to $15,000 in funding and one year of mentorship. Glades Central student Analiah Graham is among the finalists.

WHEN: Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Kravis Center - Cohen Pavilion, 701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT: (561) 910-3893,

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