Monday, May 01, 2017
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~~~~~~ This Week ~~~~~~

Immediately                            Take Stock In Children in Urgent Need of Mentors in the Glades
Thurs. May 4   Appt.Only       Free Legal Service, The Glades Initiative, Inc
Mon, May 1       8:00 am         2017 InnovateHER-Palm Beach County, Online
Fri, May 5          9:30 am         Bereavement Support Group, Community Methodist Church, Belle Glade
                                       


Glades Area ________________________
FREE Legal Services at The Glades Initiative, Inc. GI

Need legal services? (Child Support, Fair Housing, Immigration, etc.)

Services will be provided by attorney working through the Legal Aid Society, Pro Bono Division, Richard Abedon. All services are offered in
English, Spanish, and Creole.

Call the Glades Initiative, Inc. to make an appointment and find out if you are eligible:
(561)996-3310

Click here to learn more
Take Stock In Children Palm Beach County has Urgent Need of Mentors
 
Kimberly of Take Stock says:
Our Glades students did awesome this year with great meetings with mentors, and club meetings with their coaches.  However,  we have 5 students that do not have a mentor and they have not had mentor for quite sometime now.  I must match these students immediately or they can lose their scholarship.  If you can take on another student if you are graduating a student, or if you can take on a second student or if you can refer a friend, coworker, or community supporter to mentor, please send me their contact information and I will be sure to contact them right away.  Let me know how you can help. I have 4 males and 1 female without mentors.  I appreciate any assistance you can give. If I have several new mentors, I can do a training in Belle Glade .

For more information contact Kimberly Briard: (561) 683-1704 kbriard@takestockpalmbeach.org 
2017 InnovateHER - Palm Beach County

InnovateHER is an annual prize competition to showcase the most innovative products and services that impact and empower women's lives.
InnovateHER
WHEN: Monday, May 8, 2017  8:00am - 6:00pm

Click here for more information or to register
Fantastic Food Giveaway
 
Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay and other elected officials in District 6 will host the Fantastic Food Giveaway. At this event; families will receive a carton of food including fruits, vegetables, bread and other staples at no charge, while supplies last. Registration is not required. Farm Share, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, is dedicated to recovering, sorting, and distributing nutritious food for people in need by administering a combination of USDA commodity programs and produce recovery operations.
 
WHEN: Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:00 am -1:00 pm

WHERE: Hands Park 500 NW 5th Street, Belle Glade
 
For additional information contact Kelley Burke: kburke@pbcgov.org or call 561-355-2206
 
Click here for more details
FPL Free Event & BBQ
 
Join us for a free neighborhood barbeque and sign up for a limited-time offer of free energy savings valued at $500*.  Limited-time offer for the first 500 customers to sign up only you and your neighbors can get this special offer.
  • $350 value of FPL energy makeover, which includes:
  • A/C unit inspection
  • Duct system testing and repair
  • Water heater pipe-wrap installation
  • Faucet aerator installation
  • Caulking and weather-stripping installation
Plus, $150 estimated annual energy savings.
 
WHEN: Thursday, May 11, 2017 11:00 am-2:00 pm
WHERE: Community United Methodist Church, 401 SW 1st St., Belle Glade

Click here for more details
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Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce Eighteenth Annual Golf Tournament
 
Scramble Format there will be first, second and third place prizes! 50/50 raffle longest Drive from the gold and the white closest to the pin on all Par 3's
 
WHEN: Saturday, May 13, 2017 7:00 a.m.
WHERE:  Sugarcane Golf Club, 2619 W Canal St N, Belle Glade, FL
 
For more information contact Brenda Bunting at 561-996-2745
 
Click here for more details

Children's Mental Health Awareness Month: Good Old School Family Day Event

I hope you will join the Federation of Families and the Glades STAR Community Partners Group in celebrating Children's Mental Health Awareness Month. We are planning a very special event, and it just won't be the same without you!  We are having a "Good Old School Family Day Event". Yes, the food, fun and festivities of the day will be reminiscent of the good ole' days back when games did not have batteries or chargers! We are asking you to pull out those old bat and balls, jack rocks, and Double Dutch ropes.  Yes! Put on your sneakers and blue jeans and get ready to have some fun. There is no registration fee.  We are asking each vendor to sign-up to sponsor one old school event and to bring one food item. 
 
WHEN: Wednesday , May 17, 2017  4:00 pm- 6:00 pm  
WHERE: Tanner Park, 105 Palm Beach Road, South Bay
 
For more information contact Nicole King: 561-506-7144 or nicole@flfamilies.net
 

Catholic Charities Pahokee Counseling Program Accepting New Clients
 
The Catholic Charities Counseling Program, with an office in Pahokee, provides professional counseling and therapy for adults, children, families, and couples in five locations serving five counties. The team of therapists address issues such as marital/relationship discord, child and family dynamics, depression, loneliness, grief and loss, anxiety, stressful relationships, child and adolescent problems and other life stressors. Our team of counselors are all highly qualified clinicians with a minimum of a master's degree who are dedicated to providing the best services possible to the community. In an effort to better serve the community, we have bilingual (Spanish, French, Dutch, Italian, and German) counselors available at various locations, including Pahokee.  In an effort to serve all clients, including those with financial hardship, the counseling program offers its services to clients on a sliding scale based on their household income. The counseling program strives to make counseling services accessible and affordable to the Glades community.
 
Please call the Catholic Charities Counseling Program hotline  for more information or to make an appointment 1-844-848-6777.

Summer Youth & Young Adult Program

Look for a Challenge this Summer? Apply Today For The Youth & Young Adult Program

IF YOU ARE:
*Between the ages of 17-24 years old
*Not employed or working
*Not enrolled in school (high school/college)c

ARE YOU READY TO?
*Attain Microsoft credentials (classes in Belle Glade)?
*Attain hospitality credentials (classes in West Palm Beach)?
*Be selected for a PAID internship?
*Be considered for an education scholarship?

Apply before May 31st to build your future!

Click here for more details: 
Legislation - Our Neighbors Need Your Help Today

I wanted to bring to your attention a few bills that are being sent to the senate for vote. These bills will have negative repercussions for our clients.
The first bill is House Bill 23.  This bill is seeking to revise penalties for noncompliance with work requirements for temporary cash assistance. You can read more about the bill here: http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2017/23/BillText/e1/PDF
This can have severe consequences for those families we support. 
Please read about this bill and call the four Florida senators asking them to vote against the bill. Here is the contact information for the Florida Senators: https://www.flsenate.gov/Senators
This bill will likely be voted on TODAY. So, please call ASAP.
The two others bills are HB 581 and Senate Bill 1016; they are seeking to lower SNAP eligibility to 130% of the Federal Poverty Line.  These two don't seem to be going anywhere at this point. 
Food Research & Action Center: FRAC News Digest - SNAP, School Meal Shaming, Summer Meals

Job Opportunities

In the Glades

The Sun 

Other Areas________________________
Junior League of Boca Raton Upcoming Trainings

Introduction to Finiding Grants

Presented by Liz Locke

Audience: Beginning funding researchers or those desiring a refresher.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 2, 2017     9:00am - 10:00am  
        WHERE: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL 3343

Click here to register for any of the listed events

Nonprofits First Sharpen Your Professional Skill Set May & June Workshops

Relationship Effectiveness through Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence, also known as EQ, is the ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and your skill at using this awareness to guide your thinking and behavior so you can effectively connect with others. Studies have shown that people with high Emotional Intelligence have greater mental health, exemplary job performance, and more potent leadership skills. In this workshop you will gain a better understanding of what Emotional Intelligence is and why it matters. And you will gain insight into your own EQ and how to increase it so you can build strong, effective and impactful relationships.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 1:30p pm- 4:30 pm
WHERE: Nonprofits First, 1818 S Australian Avenue, Suite 450 West Palm Beach, Florida 

   
New Member Orientation
 
Being a member of Nonprofits First provides for you a wealth of resources and tools. Existing members are invited to review member benefits and how to take advantage of them. New and prospective members are invited to an introduction on maximizing your benefits.
 
WHEN: Friday May 5, 2017 8:30 am - 9:30 am
WHERE: Nonprofits First, 1818 S Australian Avenue, Suite 450 West Palm Beach, Florida
 
 
Enneagram for Leaders
 
The Enneagram is an extraordinarily accurate tool for self-knowledge. It gives you a clear picture of how you presently function and reveals the heights that you are capable of achieving. By uncovering your unconscious motivations and the reasons you get stuck, the Enneagram provides insights into the decisions you make and the relationships you create. Rather than put you in a box the way many personality profiles do, the Enneagram shows you the box you are already in--- and the way out! What emerges is a more functional and authentic version of yourself.
 
WHEN: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHERE: Nonprofits First, 1818 S Australian Avenue, Suite 450 West Palm Beach, Florida 
   
For more information contact Shari Hanglan:  shanglan@nonprofitsfirst.org or (561) 214-7435

Click here for more details and upcoming training

Ethics Connections Program
 
Ethical Excellence Seminar 
Experience this highly interactive session that provides the tools, skills, and strategies to recognize and address a broad range of emerging ethical challenges, blind spots that can derail your decision making, and an action plan for sustained ethical readiness you can apply both at work and at home.
 
WHEN: Thursday, May 18, 2017 8:30 am-12:30 pm
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 4200 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth
 
Ethical Lens Inventory™ Seminar
Combine a powerful personal assessment survey with this interactive seminar to help you understand the values that influence ethical reasoning and choices, as well as how you and others prioritize values when making ethical decisions. (Four hours) Pre-requisite: Ethical Excellence Seminar
 
WHEN: Thursday, June 15, 2017 8:30 am -12:30 pm
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 4200 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth
 
Giving Voice to Values Seminar
We often believe we know what is right and want to do it, but experience external pressures to do otherwise. Learn practical approaches to recognize, clarify, speak, and effectively act on your values when those conflicts arise. (Four hours)
Pre-requisite: Ethical Lens Inventory™ Seminar
 
WHEN: Thursday, July 20, 2017 8:30 am-12:30 pm
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 4200 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth
 
Click here for more details

Palm Beach County Housing Summit 2017

Join the Palm Beach County Commissioners, County Administrator and key decision makers at the Palm Beach County Housing Summit. Purpose of Summit: To bring together a diverse group of community leaders, practitioners and stakeholders to identify and garner support for a framework that will make housing attainable to all income levels.  The focus will be on reducing financial barriers, policy and regulatory barriers while exploring innovative tools and models that will provide the housing options that will keep pace with growth in our community.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach

Click here for more details
 
Previous Postings - The Glades Area ___
Palm Beach County Library System Celebrates Haitian Heritage Month

Teen Book Discussion
 
"Untwine," by Edwidge Danticat. Guest speaker: Lana St. Hilaire from the School District of PBC Multicultural Department. Copies are available at the children's desk. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.  

WHEN: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:30am or 4:00pm
WHERE: Belle Glade Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade
 
I nteractive Storytelling
 
The Louines Louinis Haitian Dance Theater, Inc. presents "Dance-A-Story," a performance of traditional Haitian tales with audience participation, drums, dance and rhymes. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.
 
WHEN: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:30am
WHERE: Belle Glade Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade


Tales & Riddles from Haiti 

Telling stories around the fire is an important part of Haitian culture. Join us for a series of oral Haitian wisdom, proverbs, jokes, riddles and stories. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 2017 1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade

For more information call: 996-3453

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Covenant Villas Newly Renovated Community

Covenant Villas is now accepting applications to be placed on the waiting list for Project based Section 8 Vouchers

For more information call: (561) 463-7199

Click here for more details
Glades Fest Teacher Job Fair

Why Work in the Glades?
✓ Annual Glades Supplement of $3,750
✓ Additional Jobs to Supplement Income
✓ Professional Development
✓ Small Community with 12 Schools
✓ Leadership & Career Advancement

WHEN: Thursday, May 11, 2017  8:30am - 1:00pm

WHERE: Glades Region Office, 2625 NW 16th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for a flyer
Click here to register
Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards

Sponsored by the Ascena Foundation, the Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards program provides financial awards to everyday heroes who are making the world a better place for women and children, with a focus in the areas of health, education, social reform, and esteem. Each year, the program chooses a single grand-prize winner to receive $100,000 and two runners up to receive $25,000 based on work they do that empowers women and children in the fields listed above. Now in its third year, the program has issued a call for anyone to nominate themselves or their peers (any eligible organization) for their chance to win the 2017 Jaffe Award.

Nomination Deadline: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Click here for more information or to nominate
Introducing the M.A.S.S. Project

Providing uninsured women access to FREE breast health education and mammography screenings at their places of worship.

Click here for more information
South Bay Head Start and Early Head Start Now Accepting Applications!

We will accept applications for all ages (0 to 5). Head Start and Early Head Start provides the following services:
  • Medical and Dental Examinations
  • Vision, Hearing & Speech Screenings                   
  • Nutritional/dietary supervision
  • Mental Health/Psychological
  • Disability Services
All services are FREE for income-eligible families!

Click here to learn more and what you need to apply!
Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County
Monday Morning Update
 
See how the Children's Services Council is working for our children:  

Click here to view
Palm Beach County Library Events: May 2017 
  
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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

Multiple positions at the City of Belle Glade

In Other Areas
 
Multiple Positions Open ~ Family Central, Broward/Miami-Dade, FL 
Communication and Grants Manager ~ ArtServe, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Director of Innovative Initiatives ~ Junior Achievement of South Florida, Coconut Creek, FL
Director of Campaign Development & Strategy ~ Junior Achievement of South Florida
Office Manager/Admin Assistant ~ Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Palm Beach, FL
Director of Programs & Services ~ Palm Beach Habilitation Center

Director of Community Relations and Fundraising ~ St. Andrew's Episcopal Academy 

Additional listings in Palm Beach County: Click here

Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. - Pahokee Center
Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. - Pahokee Center provides primary and preventive medical services for the entire family. We accept most major insurances along with Medicaid. For anyone that does not have health insurance coverage, services are available on a sliding fee scale.

Walk-ins welcome, appointments preferred.
Come visit us at 170 South Barfield Highway, Suite #101, Pahokee, FL 33476.

Our office hours are:
  • Monday/Thursday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm  NEW EXTENDED HOURS!       
  • Tuesday/Wednesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Call (561) 924-6100 to make an appointment or for more information, visit www.fchcinc.org
Previous Postings - Other Areas___
Palm Beach County Library System Celebrates Haitian Heritage Month

Haitian Heritage Celebration & Unveiling of the Haitian Cultural Collection

J oin us for the unveiling of the new Haitian Cultural Collection. Beloved Haitian author Jessica Fièvre will discuss her experiences as a writer. Enjoy a festive afternoon with dance performances by Dayana Dolne and more. (90 min.) Preregister.

WHEN:  Saturday, May 13, 2017 2:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Lantana Road Branch, 4020 Lantana Rd, Lake Worth, FL
 
Haitian Heritage Month Film

"Deported."  ©Third World Newsreel. (72 min.) Follow the plight of Haitian criminal deportees from North America. Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.

WHEN:  Thursday, May 18, 2017 2:00pm or 6:00pm
WHERE:  Lantana Road Branch, 4020 Lantana Rd, Lake Worth, FL
 
Book Festival

Meet the winners of the School District of PBC Haitian Heritage Month essay contest. Join host, Bito David, for a celebration of Haitian authors and literature. Featured authors include: Regine Coicou Stewart, Diane Allerdyce, Dovilas Anderson, Margaret Papillon, and others. (2 hr.) Preregister.

WHEN:  Saturday May 20, 2017 2:00 pm
WHERE: Palm Beach County Library, 3650 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach

Click here for more locations
Job Fair @ CityPlace

All Job Seekers Welcome! On-site recruiting by 30+ local West Palm Beach employers. Full time, part time, and weekend positions available.

WHEN: Thursday, May 11, 2017  4:00pm - 7:00pm

WHERE: Harriet Himmel Theater at CityPlace, 600 S Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

FREE to the public!
5th Annual Young Adult Job and Resource Fair

Bring your resume, dress for success, and prepare to be interviewed!

WHEN: Saturday, May 13, 2017  9:00am - 12:00pm

WHERE: Mary McDonald Wilson Center at Gaines Park, 1501 N Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Click here for a flyer

Also see flyer for Pre-Job Fair Workshops!
Early Childhood or After School Training Information Session

Join us for a FREE Information Session to review the requirements of local and state licensing.We also will look at the educational pathway offered at Palm Beach State College to assist you in reaching your professional goals.

WHEN: Tuesday May 16, 2017  6:30pm - 8:30pm

WHERE: Palm Beach State College, Continuing Education Building, Room CE118, 4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL

Click here for a flyer
43rd Annual Equal Opportunity Day Awards Luncheon

FPL & Urban League of Palm Beach County invite you to the 43rd Annual Equal Opportunity Day Awards Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Steve Pemberton, author of "A Chance in the World" and honoring the lifetime achievement of Clarence D. Williams and Beatrice J McKoy on May 23rd. Also honoring Michael Gauger and David Bernhardt Tickets are $125.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 23, 2017  11:30am - 1:30pm

WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Click here to register
Palm Beach County Housing Summit 2017

Purpose of Summit: To bring together a diverse group of community leaders, practitioners and stakeholders to identify and garner support for a framework that will make housing attainable to all income levels.  The focus will be on reducing financial barriers, policy and regulatory barriers while exploring innovative tools and models that will provide the housing options that will keep pace with growth in our community.

Who should attend: Those who depend on a thriving, sustainable community including business leaders, employers, elected officials, municipal leaders, developers, real estate professionals, lenders, housing organizations, housing counselors, non-profits, advocates, and policymakers.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 31, 2017  8:00am - 2:00pm

WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Click here for more information or to register

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
Donate to the Glades Initiative, Inc.

 
 

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