Tuesday, May 30, 2017
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~~~ This Week ~~~

Wed, May 31   9:00am                  CNA/HHA Career Fair, West County Career Center
Thur, June 1   11:00am                 Partnership Luncheon, Bridges at Belle Glade
Thur, June 1   1:00pm                   English Exchange, Belle Glade Library
Fri, June 2       9:30am                   Bereavement Support Group, Community United Methodist
Sat, June 3     10:00am                 Lutheran Services Florida Annual Health Fair, PEPPI Headstart
Sat, June 3     10:00am                 Tri-City Softball Challenge, Pioneer Park
Sat, June 3      2:00pm                  Teen Hangout, Belle Glade Library
Mon, June 5    8:00am/1:00pm   Tri-City Basketball Camp, Glades Central High School
Mon, June 5    5:30pm                  Criminal Justice Academy, Belle Glade Library

Glades Area ________________________

Job Opening at The Glades Initiative: Food Bank Coordinator

There is currently a job opening at the Glades Initiative for a Food Bank Coordinator.
Requirements include:
  • Good organizational skills and time management
  • Good computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • The ability to lift 40-50 lbs
  • A current Florida driver's license and good driving record
  • Bilingual candidate preferred but not required.
  • High school diploma/GED required, college preferred.
Click here for a full job description
For more information or to send your resume, contact jobs@gladesinitiative.org
Congratulations Reverend Rease!

Congratulations to Belle Glade's own Rev. Robert Rease on winning the Palm Beach County Leadership Excellence Award, Non Profit category! Rev. Rease, pastor at St. John First Missionary Baptist Church, will be among those honored on June 8 during the Leadership Celebration at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Great job for representing the Glades well, Rev. Rease!

Looking for a job in health care? Join us May 31st at 9:00am at CareerSource Palm Beach County's West Career Center and learn how you can get a job as a Home Health Aid or a Certified Nursing Assistant.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 31, 2017  9:00am

WHERE: CareerSource Palm Beach County, West Career Center, 1085 South Main Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Bridges at Belle Glade Quarterly Partnership Luncheon BRIDGES

We are looking forward to having you and/or your staff join us. During this luncheon, we will continue focusing on building networks through collaborative partnerships using SMART goals.  Please contact Trenesia Rozier or Shilondra Sheppard at 561-992-8210 if you would like to showcase your business or agency with a 5 minute presentation.

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

WHERE: Bridges at Belle Glade's Parent Café, 33 West Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL 33430

The luncheon will be catered, so please RSVP by May 24th at 12:00pm
Glades Adult Literacy Project - English Exchange ENGLISH

Meet new friends and practice speaking English!

WHEN: Thursdays beginning June 1, 2017 (June 8, 15, 22, & 29)  1:00pm - 3:00pm

WHERE: Belle Glade Branch, 725 NW 4th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Call (561)996-3453 to preregister

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Lutheran Services Florida Annual Health Fair PEPPI

Please join us for a day filled with free health information, community resources, and fun activities for the children!

WHEN: Saturday, June 3, 2017  10:00am - 12:00pm

WHERE: PEPPI Head Start, 301 SW 8th Street Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Tri-City Softball Challenge SOFTBALL

Co-ed softball for adults 18 and over

WHEN: Saturday, June 3, 2017  10:00am

WHERE: Glades Pioneer Park, 866 SW 16th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for more information
Teen Hangout at The Belle Glade LibraryTEEN

Play video games, board games, card games, or just hang out with friends! Snacks provided. Grades 6 and up.

WHEN: Saturday, June 3, 2017  2:00pm - 3:30pm

WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for more information and for more fun teen activities this summer at your local library! 
4th Annual PBSO/PAL Tri-City Basketball Camp BASKETBALL

Participants will train with former NBA players during the BallStars Youth Camp. Space is limited.

WHEN: Monday, June 5 - Friday, July 28, 2017 
            8:00am - 12:00pm (Ages 7-12)
            12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch served
            1:00pm - 3:30pm  (Ages 13-18)

WHERE: Glades Central Community High School, 1001 SW Ave M, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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The Glades Criminal Justice Academy JUSTICE

There is no charge to attend the classes. It is an information and casual way to learn about criminal justice and its impact on its citizens. Dinner provided.

WHEN: Mondays beginning June 5 (June 12, 19, and 26), 2017  5:30pm - 8:30pm

WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for a flyer

Click here for a registration form
The Amazing Mr. A's Summer Magic Spectacular
is Coming to the Glades!

It's a variety-style magic show you don't want to miss. With magic, comedy, ventriloquism, and audience participation, Mr. A will leave you laughing. All ages - Preregistration is required.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 6, 2017  10:00am - 10:45am 
WHERE: Loula V. York Branch Library, 525 Bacom Point Rd, Pahokee, FL 33476
To preregister, call: (561)924-5928

WHEN: Thursday, June 8, 2017  10:00am - 10:45am 
WHERE: Clarence E. Anthony Branch Library, 375 SW 2nd Ave, South Bay, FL 33493
To preregister, call: (561)992-8393

WHEN:  Thursday, June 15, 2017  10:00am - 10:45am 
WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
To preregister, call: (561)996-3453

Click here for a flyer and more show times/locations 
Glades Interagency Network (GIN)
Community Awards Recognition Celebration

The Glades 2017 Community Awards Recognition Celebration is designed to bring the Western Communities of Palm Beach County together to honor and pay tribute to individuals, who have made outstanding contributions to local organizations and to the Glades Communities.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 27, 2017  11:30am - 1:30pm

WHERE: O'Say Child Development, 225 South Lake Avenue, Pahokee, FL 33476

Click here for a registration/nomination form - Register by Friday, June 9, 2017!
(Please see nomination qualification guidelines)
Glades Adult Literacy Project: Free Reading Help for Adults

Basic literacy and pre-GED instruction, one-on-one tutoring, flexible scheduling, and lessons designed to meet individual goals.

COST: Free!

Contact the Glades Adult Literacy Project for more information: (561)996-3453
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Glades Adult Literacy Project: Be a Library Literacy Tutor!

  • No special skills or degrees required
  • Tutor training is offered throughout the year
  • Instructional books and manuals are provided
  • Scheduling is flexible - meet with your student during library hours
  • Two hours a week can change someone's life forever!
  • Tutoring is free
  • Tutoring is one-on-one
  • Students are adult English speakers who read below 8th grade
  • Instruction is designed to meet the student's needs
  • Students meet twice a week at the library
WHERE: Belle Glade Branch, 725 NW 4th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Call (561)996-3453 for more information
Covenant Villa Apartments - Correction

The flyer distributed on April 21, 2017 incorrectly indicated that the Section 8 waitlist was open, only Palm Beach County Housing Authority is able to open or close the Section 8 waitlist. On behalf of HTG Management and Covenant Villas we apologize for any confusion that this may have caused.

Please direct any inquiries regarding Covenant Villas waitlist to Palm Beach County Housing Authority located at 3432 45th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

Office Hours
8:00am - 6:00pm

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Merchant Strategy: May Newsletter

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Glades Area Library Events: June 2017

See what's happening at your local library!

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Street Beat Teen Leadership Summer Program

For teens grade 9-12, Street Beat offers leadership activities, mentoring, life skills, academics, and various field trips.

Contact us at summercamp@streetbeatincorporated.org

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FREE SUMMER LUNCHES at the Belle Glade Library

The Board of County Commissioners approved a proposal to partner with the School District of Palm Beach County to serve free nutritious lunches and snacks to children during the summer at seven branches of the Palm Beach County Library System. The service, for all children through age 18, will be available from Tuesday, June 6 through Friday, July 28 excluding holidays and weekends. The Summer Food Service will be provided in geographic locations where 50 percent or more of students qualify for free or reduced lunch during the school year which includes:
  • Acreage Branch
  • Belle Glade Branch
  • Greenacres Branch
  • Jupiter Branch
  • Lantana Road Branch
  • Main Library
  • Wellington Branch
According to the USDA, "The Summer Food Service Program ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session." The Library System is proud to partner with the School District to make sure that all Palm Beach County children are well-fed and well-read throughout the summer.
Florida Disaster Fund Notice of Funding Opportunity

Proposals are due by June 9, 2017 at 5:00pm
Email proposals to Hurricane@volunteerflorida.org
The Florida Disaster Fund, which is administered by the Volunteer Florida Foundation, is the state's private official fund established to assist Florida's communities as they respond to and recover from emergency or disaster. In partnership with the public sector, private sector and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities. Established in 2004, the Florida Disaster Fund has received almost $27 million in private contributions and allocated funding to more than 300 nonprofit organizations working on response and recovery across Florida's disaster-impacted communities.

The Volunteer Florida Foundation has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for nonprofits, service organizations, and faith-based organizations to meet disaster recovery needs resulting from Hurricane Matthew in 2016. The total funding available for this RFP is $100,000. Grants will range from $10,000 to $25,000.

Eligible applicants must be a long-term recovery, faith-based or community organization that maintains a 501(c)(3) nonprofit status and participates in an existing or developing long-term recovery committee or organization. Additional eligibility requirements can be found within the RFP.

To download the Florida Disaster Fund Hurricane Matthew RFP click here.

If you have any questions regarding the funding process, please contact Ken@volunteerflorida.org.
Volunteer Florida 2017-2018
Funding Opportunity For Rural Communities

Volunteer Florida's Rural Community Assets Fund (RCAF) allows grantees to recruit, equip and mobilize volunteers in eligible rural areas across the state to address the acute educational needs of underserved children and youth in early childhood education settings and within the K-12 education system.  RCAF is open to any community or faith-based organization that maintains 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, or government entity in Florida. Volunteer Florida will distribute a total of $100,000 through the Rural Community Assets Fund. Respondents may request between $5,000 and $10,000 and must provide a 25% cash or in-kind match. Grantees will receive funding as well as training and support for their participation in the FY2017-2018 RCAF program.

Proposals are due by 5:00pm on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

The full proposal package includes the following documents:
  • Download the Rural Community Assets Fund Request for Proposals here. Note: Additional rural counties in Florida are eligible for RCAF funding this year.
  • Download Appendix A: Eligible Counties and Municipalities here.
  • Download Appendix B: Reporting Requirements (3): Pre-Assessment, Volunteer Demographics and Reporting, Data and Activities here.
  • Download Appendix C: Proposal Budget Worksheet and Sample here.
  • Download Appendix D: Proposal Narrative here.
A technical assistance conference call is scheduled for Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 10:00am.

To ensure that this funding process is carried out in a fair and equitable manner, all questions concerning the application should be submitted to RCAF@volunteerflorida.org.

If you have any questions regarding the funding process, please contact Ken@volunteerflorida.org.
Children's Services Council Monday Morning Update

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

The Sun Classifieds
Indeed Jobs
Food Bank Coordinator ~ The Glades Initiative, Inc.

In Other Areas

Childhood VISTA ~ United Way of Palm Beach County
Infrastructure VISTA ~ United Way of Palm Beach County
Senior Hunger VISTA ~ United Way of Palm Beach County
Caring Kitchen Assistant Program Director ~ CROS Ministries, Lake Worth, FL 
Care Coordinator ~ Mental Health Assocation of Palm Beach County
Integrated Care Specialist ~ Mental Health Assocation of Palm Beach County
Senior Director of Resource Development ~ United Way of Palm Beach County 

Additional listings in Palm Beach County: Click here

Other Areas________________________

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
Nonprofits First Membership 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, June 2, 2017  11:00am - 12:00pm

WHERE: Nonprofits First, 1818 S Australian Avenue, Suite 450, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Click here to register
Ethics Connections Program
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
Untangling Trauma

This day-long workshop will focus on advanced Art and Play Therapy techniques to help untangle children's and teens' grief, loss, and trauma.

WHEN: Monday, June 26, 2017  9:00am - 4:00pm

WHERE: Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County, 2300 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Click here for more information or to register

FREE Eye Care for Rest of 2017

The Florida Optometry Eye Health Fund in Coordination with Community Health Center of West Palm Beach will be offering FREE eye care to eligible residents for the rest of the year.

WHEN: Rest of 2017
WHERE: Community Health Center of West Palm Beach, 2100 W 45th Street, Suite A, WPB 

For more information call: (561) 840-8681
FREE Hepatitis C Testing 

Foundcare is offering FREE hepatitis C testing for the rest of the year

WHEN: Rest of 2017
WHERE: Foundcare, 2330 S. Congress Ave., West Palm Beach

For more information call: (561) 472-9160
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Foster Home Recruitment - Camelot Community Care

Camelot Community Care is excited to expand our presence in the glades.  We license foster home in Palm Beach County for children removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect.  An orientation/information session has been scheduled for late July, with a training class set to begin soon after.  Both events will be held in South Bay.

WHEN: Saturday, July 29, 2017  2:00pm

WHERE: Tanner Park, 105 Palm Beach Road, South Bay, FL 33493

Registration: Please send email to jemartin@camelotcommunitycare.org
Please put: SOUTH BAY EVENT in the subject line and advise of how many will be attending.  Alternately, you may call the office to register (561) 649-0877.

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FREE Legal Services at The Glades Initiative, Inc. Legal

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:

Click here to learn more
Attention Construction Job Seekers
and those that assist connecting local Glades workers with construction jobs:

The Palm Beach County Housing Authority and McCurdy Senior Housing Corporation have partnered for the redevelopment of Marshall Heights and South Bay Villas into a premier affordable housing community in South Bay. D. Stephenson Construction is partnering with CareerSource Palm Beach County to staff this construction project. All inquiries regarding employment opportunities must be made at CareerSource Palm Beach County - 1085 S. Main Street, Belle Glade, FL or by contacting Gwen Tillman at (561)829-2040 ext. 2119

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Community Connect Grant Calendar

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May Deadlines for Applications for CareerSource Palm Beach County Summer Internship and Work Readiness Programs for Youth and Young Adults

Deadlines are approaching to submit applications for CareerSource Palm Beach County's 5-week paid summer internship and work readiness programs for youth and young adults.

To apply for the paid summer youth programs, applicants must be:
  • Between 17 and 24 years old
  • Not employed
  • Not enrolled in school (high school or college)
Summer internship program: Participants gain valuable, paid work experience in various sectors and local employers access an eager workforce that is willing to learn and experience all that their business has to offer.  Deadline for applications is May 15 and the program starts July 10.

Work readiness programs: Participants can attain nationally recognized hospitality career credentials at the Central Career Center in West Palm Beach and Microsoft proficiency credentials at the West Career Center in Belle Glade. Deadline for applications is May 31 and both programs start July 10.

Applications and details are available online at http://www.careersourcepbc.com/ABOUTUS/JOBSEEKERS/YouthServices.aspx. If you need assistance with your application or would like more information, call 561-340-1060 ext. 2361.

If you need access to computers, printers and/or phones for your application or job search, visit any of our two career centers or www.careersourcepbc.com. Programs and services are provided at no cost and include:
  •     Classes and facilities for job search
  •     Career development/consulting/placement services
  •     Grants for job training for those who qualify
  •     Talent identifiers and assessments
  •     Programs for youth and young adults
  •     Programs for persons with disabilities
  •     Priority of service for U.S. military veterans
Career center is located at:
West Career Center-1085  S. Main Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430; (561) 829-2040 ext. 2361
Palm Beach County Human Services: Need funds to Move?

Currently Rental Entry Assistance Program funds are available for people to relocate. This is a once in a lifetime type of assistance to move. There are eligibility requirements. Assistance available for first month rent, last month rent, rental security deposit and utility deposits.

First come , first served. The funds must be used before June 30, 2017. Applications available through Palm Beach County Human Services.

You must call Palm Beach County Human Services - Western Service Area for an application and an appointment at (561)996-1630.

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
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 

CareerSource Job Opportunities in the Glades Career 

Are you 17-24 years old?
Not employed?
Out of school?
Ready to work?

Find out if you are eligible to participate in a five-week, paid work readiness program.

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World Refugee Day & Citizenship Ceremony

Please join Palm Beach State College and The Palm Beach Refugee Task Force for World Refugee Day and Citizenship Ceremony. Member organizations of the Palm Beach Area Refugee Task Force, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Dr. Kathryn W. Davis Global Education Center are joining forces to celebrate the diversity of our community. There will be information tables from various service organizations to provide resources to refugee families. The morning will conclude with a swearing-in ceremony for new U.S. citizens. Sponsored by Global Education Center. This event is free and open to the public.

WHEN: Friday, June 23, 2017  9:00am - 12:30pm

WHERE: Palm Beach State College - Lake Worth Campus, 4200 S Congress Avenue, PSD 108, Lake Worth, FL

For more information, call (561)868-3970 or email manzanej@palmbeachstate.edu
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the Glades area
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