Tuesday, May 28, 2019
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~~~ This Week ~~~  

Now                                    Sign up for Belle Glade Summer Rec Activities, Belle Glade
Wed, May 29  6:00 pm      Glades Technical Advisory Committee Meeting, South Bay City Hall
Wed, May 29  10:00 am      Farmworker Development Program , Belle Glade
Thu, May 30  9:00 am        Community Health and Wellness Conference, Dolly Hand, Belle Glade
Sat, June 1                        Super Hero-Super Health Block Party, South Bay
Sat, June 1 (deadline)      South Bay Jaguars Registration
Mon, June 3-14                  Emergency Preparedness Supply Drive, West Tech, Belle Glade
Glades Area
Glades Technical Advisory Committee Meeting GTAC

From GTAC:  We will continue our focus on preparing and informing Glades residents on the 2019 hurricane season. Personnel from Palm Beach County Emergency Management will be our main presenters. 

WHEN: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: South Bay City Hall, 335 SW 2nd Ave, South Bay, FL 33493

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Farmworker Career Development - Advisory Board FARMWORKERS

The Farmworker Career Development Program is to strengthen the ability of eligible  migrant and seasonal farm workers and their dependents to achieve economic self-sufficiency through their participation in education, skills training and supportive services.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 29, 2019  | 10:00 a.m.  
WHERE:  West Tech, 2625 State Highway 715, Building #1, Training Room #1, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For additional information please contact - Natalie Diaz Rodriguez, Community Action Program Manager, NDiazRod@pbcgov.org, 561-355-4208

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Community Health and Wellness Conference COMMUNITYHEALTH

Crossing Bridges of the Palm Beaches is collaborating with other organizations to host a Community Health and Wellness Conference; introducing "Sistas Organizing to Survive" Florida Health Department Initiative. 

WHEN: Thursday, May 30  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center,  1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT:  Linda Warren at 561-779-6734 or Coretha Moore-Smith at 561-889-4815

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Belle Glade's Recreation Programs Starting in June RECPROGRAMS

The City of Belle Glade's Recreation Department is gearing up for a busy summer by offering a number of recreation programs free to residents. 

Activities starting in June:

CONTACT: For more information contact City of Belle Glade Parks and Recreation Department at 561-996-0100 x4148, or visit www.bellegladegov.com
Super Hero-Super Health Wellness/Safety/Prevention and Preparedness Awareness Block Party SUPERHERO

Kings Tutoring Mentoring Foundation/New Beginnings Community Outreach Ministry and other community partners are hosting a community fair. There will be: health checks, HIV testing, mammograms, hurricane awareness, drowning prevention, and more at two locations in South Bay.

WHEN: Saturday, June 1, 2019
WHERE: Cox Park, 791 NW 1st St, South Bay, FL 33493 & New South Bay, 850 Palm Beach Road, South Bay, FL 33493
CONTACT:  Contact for more information:  Barbara King  561-449-3793,  kingstutoringmentoring@gmail.com

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South Bay Jaguars Registration & Coach Recruiting JAGUARS

The South Bay Youth Football Program is looking for dedicated coaches for football and cheerleading. Registration is now open for youth ages 5 to 14. Early registration, save $50 until June 1.

WHEN: Now-Saturday, June 1, 2019 (deadline)  
CONTACT: For more information, call 561-449-3793

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Emergency Preparedness Supply Drive SUPPLYDRIVE

Donate much-needed supplies to neighbors in need to United Way's Emergency Preparedness Supply Drive between June 3 and June 14, 2019.

WHEN: Monday, June 3-June 14, June 1, 2019 
WHERE: West Technical Education Center, 2625 NW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430  
CONTACT:  For more information about donations or to organize your own supply drive please contact:  Meghan Foley, MeghanFoley@UnitedWayPBC.org, 561-375-6678

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Mobile Clinic Visits the Glades in June

The Health Care District's Mobile Clinic will be visiting the Glades area in June.

WHEN:  Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Loading Dock  
CONTACT:  For more information, contact Millie Rodriguez at 561-578-2916 or mirodrig@hcdpbc.org
Boost Mobile Back to School Bash 2019

The Boost Mobile Back to School Bash returns to Belle Glade. Important times:  Set up,  7:00 a.m.;  Registration,  8:30 a.m.;  Games & food:  10:00 a.m.;  Backpack Giveaway,  11:00 a.m.

WHEN:  Saturday, August 3, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Boost Mobile of Belle Glade,  551 SW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL   33430
CONTACT:  For more information, contact Amin Mohamad at 561-449-1039
Glades Area Libraries June 2019 Activities

Read about upcoming Glades Area Library events planned for June 2019.       

Click here to see all Glades area library activities for the month
Grant Opportunity: CSC's 2019 Great Ideas Initiative

Children's Services Council has released their 2019 Great Ideas initiative. Click below for more information about this grant opportunity, where to access the grant guidelines and the application. CSC is hosting information sessions in early June. Any questions regarding this opportunity should be sent to bidsadmin@cscpbc.org .

WHEN: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 2:00 p.m.

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$440,000 in Scholarships Awarded to Glades Students

From Take Stock in Children: "50 seniors from Glades Central High School received $440,000 in Florida Prepaid scholarships as a result of their commitment to the Take Stock in Children Palm Beach & Johnson Scholars program. These graduating seniors joined the program back in 2015 and have maintained their participation in the program throughout high school ... "

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Library and School District to Serve Free Summer Lunches

The Palm Beach County Library System is serving free nutritious lunches and snacks to children during the summer, in partnership with the School District of Palm Beach County.
The service, offered to all children through age 18, will be available Tue, Jun 04 through Fri, Jul 26, excluding holidays and weekends at all branch locations.

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A Book for EveryChild

From EveryParent website: "To encourage summer reading, every child in public elementary schools in Palm Beach County will receive a free book this month courtesy of Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County ... "

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, May 28, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council: Council commits additional funds to summer camp, Hepatitis A is on the rise, and much more!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • Bus Driver / Custodian
  • 25 Positions Open
Other Areas
League of Women Voters Hot Topic Luncheon

Michelle Jacobs is the guest speaker at the June Hot Topic Luncheon by the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County. 

WHEN: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Atlantis Country Club, 190 Atlantis Blvd, Lake Worth, FL 33462
CONTACT: Register online at lwvpbc.org or call Estelle Friedman at 561-968-4123

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2019 Palm Beach World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day is an opportunity to recognize the contributions refugees make to their communities and to honor the courage and determination of those who are forced to flee their homes under threat of persecution, conflict and violence.

WHEN: Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 4200 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33461
CONTACT: If you are interested in having a table at this event, please fill out this form and send it to bahiam@pbso.org  and mirodrig@hcdpbc.org by June 1, 2019

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
Glades Area Resource Guide - Calling New Orgs

If you are a new organization - or know of a new organization - providing services in the Glades, please submit information to be included in our new edition of the Glades Area Resource Guide! We are currently updating the listings in our Glades Area Resource Guide - a listing of more than 175 service providers offering services in the Glades. 

CONTACT INFO: For more information, contact Julio Mariaca at 561-996-3310; to submit new listings or change to current listings, please email resourceguide@gladesinitiative.org
Click here to read our last edition
Earn While You Learn with CareerSource's NextStep

NextStep is open to young adults, ages 17-24, who have recently graduated high school and are residents of Palm Beach County. This fast-paced, 4-week paid program requires participants to commit to five days a week and five hours each day. 

WHEN: Monday, June 3 - June 28, 2019
WHERE: West Career Center, 1085 South Main Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For more information, visit   www.careersourcepbc.com/job-seekers/young-adult-program

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2019 Glades Senior Citizens Prom

From Kings Tutoring and Mentoring and The 2019 Senior Citizens Prom Committee:  For our pillars of the Glades Tri Cities of South Bay-Pahokee-Belle Glade who have laboured in paving the way for today's generations.  

WHEN: Saturday, June 29, 2019  
WHERE:  Lake Shore Middle School Cafeteria, 425 W Canal St N, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: See flyer for contact information

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Collecting Dorm Essentials for 1st Time Students

Sending a child to college can be a struggle for some families even with financial aide and scholarships.  We will be collecting items such as: trunks, c omforters, sheet sets, personal hygiene items, toiletry items, and more.

WHEN: Now, until July 31, 2019
CONTACT: Contact Barbara King for more information, 561-449-3793

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ChildNet PBC Launches Foster Parent Recruitment

From ChildNet: ChildNet Palm Beach County is pleased to announce the launch of our new multimedia recruitment campaign to help meet the county's growing need for foster parents.

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Dept. of Elder Affairs Newsletter - May 2019

Learn about the Florida Department of Elder Affairs by reading their May 2019 newsletter!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • 25 Positions Open
Other Areas

  • Program Administrator (Anti-Human Trafficking Department)
  • Paralegal (Elder Law Project)
Previous Postings - Other Areas
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