Monday, May 25, 2018
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The Glades Initiative will be closed on Memorial Day

In recognition of Memorial Day The Glades Initiative office will be closed Monday, May 28th. We will re-open with normal hours (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) on Tuesday, May 29th. 
~~~ This Week ~~~  
Tue, May 29  4:00 pm   PBSC Information Session, Palm Beach State College, Belle Glade       
Fri, June 1  1:15 pm      Donate Blood event, Walgreens, Belle Glade    
Sat, June 2  10:30 am  Summer Reading Celebration, Pahokee Library  
Mon, June 4  2:00 pm  Rock painting, Belle Glade Library  
Mon, June 4  By appt   Group Counseling sessions, Caridades Catolicas, Pahokee
Glades Area
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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Donate Blood Event at Walgreens DONATEBLOOD

Donate blood and receive two free movie tickets, a Lion Country Safari discount coupon ($8 off admission for each passenger in the car), and a wellness checkup, including blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening. Please bring your ID. 

WHEN: Friday, June 1, 2018 | 1:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
WHERE: Walgreens, 101 N Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Visit or call 1-888-9-DONATE

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Community Summer Reading Celebration at Pahokee Library SUMMEREADINGCELEBRATION

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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Rock Painting at Belle Glade Library, and Other Programs ROCKPAINTING

Show your neighborhood pride and create colorful rocks that reflect your favorite hobbies, sports, animals, and more. Ages 6 and up. 

WHEN: Monday, June 4, 2018 | 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  Call 561-996-3453

Click here for more information and to check out other events at the Belle Glade Library
Catholic Charities Programs Serve Community GROUPCOUNSELING

Catholic Charities offers a number of programs, ranging from Counseling, to Support and Healing (post-abortive and miscarriage support), as well as Group Counseling for children and parents. 

Group Counseling for children
WHEN: Monday, June 4, 2018 - June 8, 2018
WHERE: Caridades Catolicas, 1200 E Main St, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: Please call 561-924-5677

Click here to learn more about Project Rachel (support and healing)
Click here to learn more about Catholic Charities' Counseling Program
Click here to learn more about Group Counseling sessions (flyer in Spanish)
Diabetes: Don't Sugar Coat It Event 

Attend a FREE Diabetes education health fair, offering diabetes risk assessments, on-site A1C testing, access to local resources, raffle prizes, and more!

WHEN: Sunday, June 10, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Community United Methodist Church (Jameson Hall), 401 SW 1st St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for more information
Click here if you are an agency and would like to register to participate in the event
RFP, 2018-2019 Civic Engagement Projects

From Leadership Palm Beach County: Are you a nonprofit that could use some help? We are now accepting proposals for the 2018 - 19 Civic Engagement Projects!  We empower leadership class members to take active roles in the community through our interactive curriculum as well as year-long civic engagement partnerships with civic organizations.  Civic engagement projects utilize the intellectual capacity of each class to address the needs and goals of civic organizations in Palm Beach County. RFPs are due before 5 p.m. on June 29, 2018. 

To be considered, you must register for and attend one of the following workshops:

WHEN: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
WHERE:  Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County 3651 Quantum Blvd, Boynton Beach FL 33426
CONTACT INFO: Please call 561-279-9103

WHEN: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Palm Beach Post - Auditorium Room (1st Floor Room next to LPBC Office) 2751 S. Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, FL 33405
CONTACT INFO:  Please call 561-833-4321

Click here to learn more and to register for one of the workshops
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • 18 Positions Open
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 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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Literacy Coalition Offers Free Books to the Community

The Literacy Coalition has received an abundance of donated adult books in recent months and we would like to share them with community providers to share with those you serve. Please stop by our Blume Literacy Center to select some free books. We have sorted the books in categories including general, self-help, business, etc. Please bring boxes. 

Book Pick-up Times
WHEN: Books will be available until Thursday, May 31, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Blume Literacy Center, 3651 Quantum Blvd, Boynton Beach, FL 33426
CONTACT INFO: Please call 561-279-9103

Click here to learn more, along with exceptions to pick-up times
Wanted: Future Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

Develop important life skills in the areas of leadership, global citizenship, self management and more, along with learning how to develop a business plan and starting and growing your own business. Selected candidates will participate in a six-week training program. After the training, successful candidates are encouraged start and run a business; incubated by GBDC Entrepreneurship Institute. Prize winners must commit to starting the business!

Mandatory Orientation and Program Kick off
WHEN: Friday, June 8, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Program training dates: June 18, 2018 - July 31, 2018, Mondays and Tuesdays)
WHERE:  Delray Beach Housing Authority (Conference room), 82 NW 5th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444
CONTACT INFO: Call 561-894-4510 or email

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Town Hall Meeting with Local, State, Federal Elected Officials and Candidates for Office

The West Palm Beach Alumnae Chapter of Dellta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. invites the public to attend its upcoming Town Hall Meeting in West Palm Beach. The event is free and open to the public. 

WHEN: Saturday, June 9, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach Lakes Community High School Auditorium, 3505 Shiloh Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

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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   or  by June 1, 2018. Please include your organization's logo to be added to the printing materials.

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Click here service provider application form
Previous Postings - The Glades Area
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. 

Click here  to learn more
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

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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

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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
Click here to see month's full schedule
CSC: Monday Morning Update, May 21, 2018

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

Click here to read newsletter
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church
  • Director, After-School Program
Previous Postings - Other Areas
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

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