Monday, May 21, 2018
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Mon, May 21 6:00 pm    Resume Building and Soft Skills Workshop, West Tech, Belle Glade     
Wed, May 23 10:00 am  GEO Group Hiring Event, CareerSource, Belle Glade
Thu, May 24 9:30 am      GTAC Meets, Pahokee Campground and Marina
Thu, May 24 5:30 pm      Using Social Media to Promote Business, First United Methodist, Pahokee
Tue, May 29 4:00 pm      PBSC Information Session, Palm Beach State College, Belle Glade
Glades Area
Resume Building and Soft Skills Workshops RESUME

From TRiO: "In the 4th installment of our Spring Workshop Series, we're partnering with Career Source to get you career ready! This workshop provides resume building tips that are sure to help you land that dream interview! You'll also have the opportunity to hone soft skills such as: professionalism, effective communication, teamwork and critical thinking, ensuring your success in the workplace. Light refreshments will be provided."

WHEN: Monday, May 21, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
WHERE: West Technical Education Center - Building 1, 2625 State Hwy 715, Belle Glade, FL 33430
RSVP: or for more information, call 561-868-4068 or [email protected]

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GEO Group Hiring Event in Belle Glade GEOHIRING

The GEO Group is hiring May 23 at CareerSource's West Career Center in Belle Glade for the following jobs: welder instructors, correctional officers (certified and non-certified) academic instructors, vocational instructors, licensed practical nurse.  

WHEN: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: CareerSource Palm Beach County - West Career Center, 1085 S. Main Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Please call Maria Torres at 561-829-2040, ext. 2117. 

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GTAC Meets in Pahokee GTAC

From The Glades Technical Advisory Committee: "Our featured presenter for this month is Chandra Cosby, Victim Advocate for Palm Beach County's Public Safety-Victim Services.  Ms. Cosby will be providing an overview of the services and responsibilities of Palm Beach County's Victim Services."

WHEN: Thursday, May 24, 2018 | 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Pahokee Campground & Marina, 190 N. Lake Avenue, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO:  Contact Houston L. Tate, OCR Director, at 233-5303 or  [email protected]  or Audley G. Reid, Senior Planner, at 233-5567 or  [email protected]  

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Free Using Social Media to Promote Your Business Workshop SOCIALMEDIAPROMOTE

LORE, the Lake Okeechobee Regional Economic Alliance, is hosting a FREE WORKSHOP for business owners. Do you have a small business? Haven't bought into the social media craze? Guess what? Silence is no longer an option. People are online talking about your company as you read this, whether you like or not. If you don't engage in the conversation, you risk losing your customers. Join  Rachelle Franklin, Interim Director of  College Relations & Marketing at  Palm Beach State College, in a discussion about how to get engaged, attract customers and grow your business.

WHEN: Thursday, May 24, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE:  First United Methodist Church of Pahokee,  491 E Main Street,  Pahokee, FL  33476
CONTACT INFO:  Chris Radentz,  [email protected]  or  561-889-8343

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Palm Beach State College Information Sessions INFORMATION

Palm Beach State College will be holding Post Secondary Adult Vocational monthly Info-sessions. The  monthly sessions will be held on the last Tuesday of each month. 
The Glades community is invited to hear about Welding, Diesel Mechanic, Cosmetology, Barbering, Nails and Facials programs. Representatives from Advising, Registrar, Financial Aid departments and CareerSource.  In addition, tours of the Welding, Diesel Mechanic, Cosmetology shops.  This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered and jump start your future. 

WHEN: Tuesday, May 29, June 26, July 31, 2018 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  Call 561-993-1143

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Community Summer Reading Celebration at Pahokee Library

Join the Pahokee library for music by DJ Bigshow, line dancing, face painting, crafts, a bit of inspiration, and a cookout. This is also the first opportunity to sign up for the Library's Summer Reading Program, open to all, ages 0-100. Great prizes will be awarded for those who complete their "point trackers". 

WHEN: Saturday, June 2, 2018 | 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Loula V York Library, 525 Bacom Point Road Pahokee, FL  33476
CONTACT INFO:  Call 561-924-5928

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Evening Classes Offered to Community at WTEC

A Natural Hair Care & Styling class, Chair Yoga, Beginning Yoga, and a Beauty Makeup Seminar, all for $35 are available at West Technical Education Center in Belle Glade. 

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Grant Opportunity: 2018 Great Ideas Initiative

Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County is releasing funds to encourage local nonprofits to be creative - to try something new, address a community need or fuel a pilot project.  This year, The Great Ideas Initiative targets nonprofits, in business for at least two consecutive years, with operating budgets of $1 million or less that currently do not receive funding from the Council.

Those interested in this opportunity must submit an application by mail or hand-delivered by 2 p.m., July 10, 2018, that shows how their Great Idea would enhance the lives of Palm Beach County's children (prenatal - age 18) and their families.
Deadline for application
WHEN: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County, 2300 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33426
CONTACT INFO: Jennifer Hardy, Operations Associate, at [email protected]

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Summer Program: Gotta Get a Bike

This summer, Jack the Bike Man is opening up a formal summer program for youths 12 to 15 years of age. Applications for the program are now being accepted. Participants gain life skills and develop self-confidence through a hands on bicycle education program. The Gotta Get a Bike Program will incorporate informal mentoring, physical education, community service, centered around instruction on bicycle repair.

CONTACT INFO: Please contact Program Director Alex Hernandez at 561-832-0071, or email him at [email protected]

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Initiative in the Glades Spotlighted at Congressional Panel

From CareerSource PBC: "CareerSource Palm Beach County's initiatives to increase employment and economic development in the Glades communities received national exposure when Ron Painter, CEO of the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB), participated in a roundtable last week for the co-chairs of the House Rural Caucus in Washington, DC."

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What Does Hunger Look Like in South Florida? 

From Feeding South Florida: "The Map the Meal Gap 2018 study recently released by Feeding America® provides statistics about the population of those struggling with food insecurity throughout South Florida. Feeding America also has an interactive map, with a new responsive design that is mobile and tablet friendly! Map the Meal Gap (MMG) 2018 is a detailed landmark analysis of food insecurity for every county and congressional district in the United States, and the only study that provides local-level estimates of food insecurity across the country ..."

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New Brief Examines Potential Effects of Public Charge Changes on Health Coverage for Citizen Children

From Kaiser Family Foundation: The Trump Administration is pursuing changes that, for the first time, would allow the federal government to take into account the use of federal health, nutrition, and other non-cash public programs, including Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), when making a determination about whether someone is likely to be a "public charge."

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Round up of Glades Library Events for the Month of June

Glades area libraries are chock-full of great events and happenings for the month of June. Make sure to mark your calendars with events you plan to attend!  

Glades area branches
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CSC: Monday Morning Update, May 21, 2018

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

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church
  • Director, After-School Program
Other Areas
Tax Reform & Charitable Giving: How Finance Can Help Sustain Giving Webinar HOWFINANCE

With uncertainty around the impact of the " Tax Cuts and Jobs Act " legislation, many people are wondering what the real impact will be for charitable giving.  What will the shift from itemizers to non-itemizers do to the donations you depend on to sustain your mission? How will corporate giving be impacted by the legislation, how will it affect your organization, and most importantly -  what can you as a financial leader do to help sustain giving ? Attend this webinar to find out. 

WHEN: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
TO REGISTER:  Click here to register

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Mentors Wanted - Upcoming Mentor Trainings Available

From Take Stock in Children: "We need over 100 new mentors by the Fall.  We need you!  Why? because without our mentors our program cannot continue. Mentors are the key and make the difference for our students to stay in school and go to college.  The mentor training will cover the necessary information to get started as a Take Stock in  Children mentor."

WHEN: Thursday, May 24, 2018 | 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Take Stock in Children Palm Beach Office, 1896 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, Suite 103, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
CONTACT INFO: Please contact Kimiberly Briard at 561-307-5485 or email [email protected]

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Making the Ask Presentation

From Nonprofits First: "They say the fear of asking for money ranks right up there with the fear of death. Come learn how to increase your odds for getting a 'yes' and, thus,
raise more money!"

WHEN: Thursday, May 24, 2018 | 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 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,  [email protected]561-214-7435

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SCORE Business Women's Round Table

The facilitator for this event will be Suzana Macario. Susy is a SCORE counselor and she has 20 years of marketing and market research experience with multinational cosmetic and consumer goods manufacturers. Susy has experience with new product development, new product launches and marketing strategies. Susy was the owner of a market research and consulting firm in Caracas, Venezuela.

WHEN: Friday, May 25, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: SCORE Small Business Learning Center, 7999 N. Federal Highway, Suite 201, Boca Raton, FL 33487
COST: This event is free but seating is limited to 15.
TO RSVP: RSVP to Dawn, 561-981-5180 or [email protected]

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
Community Economic Development

The Community Economic Development ("CED") Project at the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. is seeking to work with residents to help them gain access to resources to provide them the opportunity to attain safe and affordable housing.  CED wants to assist in removing any barriers in the person's life and help them get on the path to self-sufficiency.

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance and is trying to make a better way, please contact the Community Economic Development Project - Carlton Smith, J.D., Community Advocate  -  561-655-8944  ext. 250 or  [email protected] 

CONTACT INFO: Please contact CED at 561-655-8944 or [email protected]

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Open Table Faith-Government Conference

RSVP to take part in the Open Table Faith-Government Conference at St. John's Missionary Baptist Church in Belle Glade. 

WHEN: Friday, June 29, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: St. John's Missionary Baptist Church, 600 Southwest 8th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Contact Mrs. Eva Reese at 561-358-4434 [email protected]

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Resume Builder Workshop

Learn from the experts - create your resume, improve your resume, and stand out from the crowd. Join the West Career Center in Belle Glade for a resume workshop that will help you land your next job. 

WHEN: Every Thursday  | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: CareerSource Palm Beach County, 1085 South Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Please visit

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, May 14, 2018

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

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • 29 Positions Open
Previous Postings - Other Areas
8 CPE Credit Series: Legal and Tax Implications, Business Plan, Quickbooks, and Financial Forecasting

Palm Beach SCORE is proud to announce that we are now registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.SCORE's workshops are conducted by subject experts and are content-rich and conveniently located for Palm Beach County professionals.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 16, May 30, June 7, June 20, 2018 | 4:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
WHERE: Keiser University, 2085 Vista Parkway, Room 105, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
TO REGISTER:  Click here
COST: Book in advance, all 4 workshops for $100 or $150 at the door. Individual Workshops are $30 in advance or $50 at the door.

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Connecting People to Mental Health Resources

Please join the Health Council of Southeast Florida for a valuable information session with Lindsay Slattery-Cerny, MSW, Regional Suicide Prevention Specialist, from Florida Linking Individuals Needing Care (FL LINC Project) on how to connect people to mental health resources within our community.

Learning Objectives
* To enhance knowledge and skills of social service professionals, care coordinators, case managers, and wraparound specialists.
* To build a community safety net for those at-risk for suicide and mental health issues.
* To know the alliance for resource utilization, partnership building and networking.

WHEN: Thursday, May 24, 2018 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County, 5150 NW Milner Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34983
TO REGISTER: Please click here

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Civic Engagement Proposer Workshop

Are you a nonprofit that could use some help?  We are now accepting proposals for the 2018 - 19 Civic Engagement Projects! To be considered, you must register for and attend at least one of the TWO workshops that are offered. 

Link to RFP:

WHEN: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Palm Beach Post, 2751 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

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World Refugee Day in Lake Worth

This year, members of the Palm Beach Area Refugee Task Force are organizing a World Refugee Day event to be held in Lake Worth. The event's theme this year is "Many Cultures, One Nation" will take place at Palm Beach State College Lake Worth Campus in the Duncan Theater. We have sought the participation of federal, state agencies, Palm Beach County public officials, community organizations, and media. The event will include a naturalization ceremony by USCIS. During this event, various refugee service providers will have information tables with resources for the community.

WHEN: Thursday, June 28, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Duncan Theater, 4200 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33461
TO RESERVE A TABLE:  If you are interested in participating and having a table at this event, please fill out this form and send it to  [email protected]   or  [email protected]  by June 1, 2018. Please include your organization's logo to be added to the printing materials.

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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 [email protected]
or (561) 996-3310
If you would like to submit your volunteer opportunities on our site below, please email us at [email protected]

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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