Monday, November 11, 2019
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Tue, Nov 12  10:00 am     Glades Career Readiness Roundtable Meeting, West Tech, Belle Glade
Wed, Nov 13  12:00 pm    On the Table Conversation (English & Creole), The Glades Initiative, BG
Wed, Nov 13  5:30 pm      Paint Your Treasure Family Party, Pahokee Library
Thu, Nov 14  12:00 pm     On the Table Conversation (Spanish), The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Thu, Nov 14  5:30 pm       Open Conversation: Economic Development, PBSC, Belle Glade
Glades Area

FREE Lunch - Attend our On the Table Conversation TABLEON

The Glades Initiative is hosting an On the Table conversation and you're invited! On the Table is a forum for civic conversation that brings together residents to share a meal and discuss the challenges and opportunities they face in their communities. This is your chance to talk about the issues, big and small, that impact our quality of life in the Glades.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 (multiple tables for both English and Haitian Creole) & Thursday, November 14, 2019 (Spanish only) | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Call or email Kassandra at [email protected] (RSVP required by noon, Monday, November 11, 2019)

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Glades Career Readiness Roundtable Meeting ROUNDTABLE
The Glades Career Readiness Roundtable (GCRR) meeting will be held at the West
Technical Education Center in Belle Glade.

WHEN:  Tuesday, November 12, 2019  | 10:00 a.m. 
WHERE: West Technical Education Center, 2625 NW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
"Paint Your Treasure" Family Party PAINTTREASURE
Children, teens and parents are invited to paint what they treasure, as we celebrate Families Reading Together and the book, "What a Treasure!" Refreshments provided. All ages. 
WHEN: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Loula V York Branch, 525 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: 561-924-5928
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Join an Open Conversation About Economic Development in the Glades Community ECONOMICDEVELOPMENT
Palm Beach State College hosts an event entitled "Strengthening Communities for the Future: Economic Development of the Glades Area." Join for an open conversation. 
WHEN: Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade, FL 33430
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The Glades PATCH (Planned Approach To Community Health) is a program designed to help the community evaluate, plan and implement health education and disease prevention and intervention programs. PATCH helps promote the health of the community to include the social, emotional and physical well-being of its citizens. PATCH is a partnership of concerned citizens and organizations. This partnership provides a forum for identifying health problems affecting the community and mobilizing the community to plan, conduct and evaluate intervention services. The meeting is open to all who wish to join.

WHEN:   Tuesday, November 19, 2019  | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Ave C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
Boys Town Parenting Cafe BOYSTOWN
If you have a child, chances are you've had your fair share of challenging days. Parents are invited to join in fun and interactive classes. 

WHEN:  Tuesday, November 19, 2019  | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Boys Town office, 607 S Main St #106, Belle Glade, FL 33430 
CONTACT: If you are interested in attending or would like to refer a parent/caregiver, please contact Shalonda Herndon at 561-612-6000 or [email protected]

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Holiday Festival and Tree-Lighting Nov. 19 at DHCAC TREELIGHTING
Come out and join Santa, the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches' Choir in the Glades and the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center for the Holiday Festival and Tree-Lighting! The event includes refreshments, entertainment from the Choir in the Glades, a visit from Santa and the beautiful tree-lighting for the 14th Annual Festival of Trees. This free event begins at 6:00 p.m.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade, FL 33430
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Public Meeting: Five Year Consolidated Plan 2020-2024
Palm Beach County must prepare a Five Year Consolidated Plan in order to receive certain federal grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Department of Housing and Economic Stability (DHES) will host several public meetings to provide information and to hear from community members.
WHEN: Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library/Civic Center, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Please direct any questions to Carlos Serrano, Director of Strategic Planning and Operations, at 561-233-3608 or [email protected]
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Join Consortia to Increase Broadband Services

LORHN is a network of professionals committed to identifying innovative ways to meet the ever-changing needs and demands of its members and provide a structure necessary for rural health providers to collaborate to improve quality, reduce cost, and avoid duplication of services. One area we have identified is a need for broadband services, to provide the structure for the adoption of telehealth services and improve overall work efficiencies of healthcare providers.

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Belle Glade Chamber Chatter - November 2019

Click below to find out what the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce has been up to! In this issue: 2019 Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet. 

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Take Stock in Children - November 2019 Newsletter

Take Stock in Children provides an update on its program in this month's edition of Mentor News!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 
Other Areas
Strategic PR Planning for Nonprofits
In this workshop, you'll learn about the four phases of communications planning and how to create a realistic, achievable, and measurable plan that gets results. 

WHEN:  Tuesday, November 12, 2019  | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Nonprofits First, 1818 S. Australian Avenue-Suite 450, West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
CONTACT: Shari J. Hanglan, [email protected], 561-214-7435

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Human Trafficking Coalition November Meeting
The Spotlight Speaker will be Dr. Gena Rowlands from the Palm Beach County Task Force. Our Featured Speaker will be Dr. Brianna Kent from NSU's Coalition for Research and Education Against Trafficking and Exploitation.

WHEN:  Wednesday, November 13, 2019  | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Palm Beach County Department of Planning, Building & Zoning-Central Office Vista Center-Meeting Rooms W47/50, 2300 N Jog Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

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Take Stock Mentor/College Readiness Coaches Event
Here's your opportunity to meet and connect with our College Readiness Coaches who are working directly with your students.

WHEN:  Wednesday, November 13, 2019  | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
WHERE:  Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center Cafeteria, 3300 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

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Workshop: Growing Your Sales
How to maximize customer reach and retention - setting marketing goals, social media and online marketing, public relations and advertising strategies, event marketing, cause marketing.

WHEN:  Wednesday, November 13, 2019  | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
WHERE:  Fire Station #5 - Training Room, 2080 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33426
CONTACT: Richard Calcote, SCORE Palm Beach, 561-833-1672, [email protected]

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Financial Forecasting for your Business Plan
When you attend this workshop, you will leave with an understanding of how to accomplish this task as well as a blueprint and structured method to develop realistic projections for a good business plan: Learn how to do your research, analysis, and outlook.

WHEN:  Thursday, November 14, 2019  | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
WHERE:  SCORE Learning Center, 500 S Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
CONTACT: Richard Calcote, SCORE Palm Beach, 561-833-1672, [email protected]

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Catholic Charities Lunch & Learn
From Catholic Charities Diocese of the Palm Beaches: Are you a social service provider that is interested in learning more about our programs and services? Join us for a lunch and tour of our Riviera Beach operation center. 
WHEN: Friday, November 15, 2019 | 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: St. Francis Center, 100 W 20th St, Riviera Beach, FL 33404
CONTACT: To register or for more information, contact Sara Haas, 561-360-3329
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15th Anniversary - Family Festival in Boynton Beach
Caridad Center hosts its 15th Annual Family Festival in Boynton Beach. 
WHEN: Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: 8645 W Boynton Beach Blvd, Boynton Beach, FL 33472
CONTACT: Luz E. Smith, Caridad Center, P.E.T Program Outreach Coordinator, 561-737-6336 x109,  [email protected]
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Wellington Library's Sensory Friendly Fall Festival
The Wellington Branch will hold a Sensory Friendly Fall Festival. The festival is open for all to attend and will celebrate the season with games, crafts, face painting and more for children and teens, ages 0-17, with special needs and their families.
WHEN: Sunday, November 17, 2019 | 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Wellington Branch Library, 1951 Royal Fern Drive, Wellington, FL 33414
CONTACT: To preregister, call 561-790-6070
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Navigating Your Community: Veterans Health
Please join to learn from Richard "Buzz" Bryan, former member of the Navy/Marine Corps team who served multiple combat tours, and retired from the US Navy after 22 years as a Fleet Marine Force Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman. Mr. Bryan is the Outreach Coordinator at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center and will provide information about Veteran's benefits and how to navigate the healthcare system to better help veterans who are in need.

WHEN:  Friday, November 22, 2019  | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Quantum Foundation Community Room, 2701 N Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach 33407

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Boys Town Parenting Cafe
If you have a child, chances are you've had your fair share of challenging days. Parents are invited to join in fun and interactive classes. 

WHEN:  Monday, November 25, 2019  | 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Boys Town of S Fl, 1655 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd-Ste 100, West Palm Beach, Fl 33411
CONTACT: If you are interested in attending or would like to refer a parent/caregiver, please contact Shalonda Herndon at 561-612-6000 or [email protected]

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
The Glades Initiative Newsletter - Fall 2019

Want to learn what we do here at The Glades Initiative? Click below and read our Fall 2019 Newsletter for the answer!

Click here to read our Fall 2019 newsletter!
Palm Beach County Nonprofit Sign-up for 2020 Great Charity Challenge

Will you be one of the lucky beneficiaries of the 11th Annual Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity InvestmentsĀ®? The application process for the 2020 Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity InvestmentsĀ® (GCC) is now open.

WHEN: Friday, November 15, 2019 | 5:00 p.m.

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2020 Open Enrollment is Here - Ends Dec 15

Marketplace Open Enrollment starts this week -- Friday, November 1 -- and lasts until December 15.
Now is the time to visit to get ready for this year's Open Enrollment and review your 2020 health plan options.
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Young Adult Program at CareerSource
Develop leadership skills, earn valuable credentials, explore interests, and much more by participating in CareerSource's Young Adult Program. 
WHEN: Next class starts Tuesday, November 12, 2019
CONTACT: To apply, go to (Youth Services page), or call 561-340-1060 x2361
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Light House Cafe & Ella's Closet - Christmas Hygiene Gift Bags Wish List

From the Light House Cafe: The Light House Cafe and Ella's Closet invite you to make a difference in the lives of others by helping gift personal hygiene bags to those in need this Christmas. Items needed include: bath towels, socks, deodorants, toothbrushes, and more.

Donations can be delivered to:
WHERE: The Light House Cafe, 400 SW Avenue B, Belle Glade, FL 33459
CONTACT: To schedule a pick-up or delivery, call: Martha Lynn Weeks, 561-993-7020
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Scholarship Opportunity: Latinas First Foundation

Do you know/are you an emerging Latina seeking higher education? Encourage her to apply for the Latinas First Foundation scholarship! Application deadline January 17.

WHEN: Friday, January 17, 2019

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JLBC: Register for 2019 Nonprofit Trainings
Trainings are offered either at no cost or at a nominal fee, with scholarship opportunities often available. Training topics include: The Importance of Nonprofit Strategic Planning, and Marketing and Branding.

WHEN:  Tuesday, November 5, December 3, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
CONTACT: If you would like more information or wish to speak to someone about these opportunities please call 561-620-2553 or email [email protected]

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Call for Nominations: 2020 MLK Leadership Awards

DEADLINE EXTENDED! The Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Awards were established by Palm Beach State College to honor individuals and organizations that have made major innovative contributions toward improving the lives of others, particularly the underserved, through leadership, service and/or programs. These contributions can be in the areas of education, diversity, race relations, health care, social justice and economic empowerment.

WHEN: Friday, November 8, 2019 (extended from previous deadline day of October 29, 2019) | 5:00 p.m.

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Learn about FAU's Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)

Please see the attached resources available through FAU's Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD). CARD serves children and families in Palm Beach County and beyond. Programs are tailored, depending on the child's age and diagnosis. CARD also provides training and family support.

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211 Help Me Grow Program for Palm Beach County

211 Help Me Grow Palm Beach/Treasure Coast is part of a state and national program that is designed to identify children at-risk for developmental, behavioral, or social challenges. Parents and caregivers of young children (0 - 8 years) who live in Palm Beach, Martin, Okeechobee, St. Lucie or Indian River counties are eligible to participate in the Help Me Grow program. This free program is designed to support questions and concerns of families, while providing access to resources and supports.

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Prime Time Post - Weekly News

Prime Time Palm Beach County shares information about upcoming events, programs, opportunities, and more! 

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501c News - Nonprofits First Newsletter

Catch up with Nonprofits First by reading the October 2019 edition of 501c News! In this edition: 2019 Hats Off Nonprofit Awards, member profile, and much more.

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Count-e-News: News from Palm Beach County

In this month's issue of Count-e-News: learn about the sixth annual Lagoonfest, Countdown 2 Zero Pet Adoption event, and more!

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Early Learning Coalition Fall 2019 Newsletter

Read the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County's Fall 2019 Newsletter for information about Governor Ron DeSantis proclaiming November as Florida's Family Engagement in Education Month. 

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, November 4, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council. Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: Council proclaims November Prematurity Awareness Month, scholarships, and more!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 
Previous Postings - Other Areas
Financial Tools for Your Business - 3 Workshops
Attend a three-workshop series featuring the following topics: Basic Excel, QuickBooks 101, and QuickBooks Online. 

WHEN:  Tuesday, November 5, 12, 19, 2019  | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE:  SCORE Learning Center, 500 S Australian Ave-Suite 115, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT: Richard Calcote, SCORE Palm Beach, [email protected], 561-833-1672

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Youth Mental Health First Aid
Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warnings.
WHEN: Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, 401 North Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT: For more information, email at [email protected]
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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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