Monday, November 12, 2018
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
  
                     
Tue, Nov 13  5:30 pm       Become Certified PBC Vendor, West County Senior Center, Belle Glade
Wed, Nov 14  10:00 am    Head Start Community Meeting, PEPPI Head Start, Belle Glade    
Wed, Nov 14  3:00 pm      Glades STAR Meeting, Lakeside Medical, Belle Glade
Wed, Nov 14 & 15  6:00 pm    Turkey Shoot, Belle Glade
Thu, Nov 15  4:00 pm       Thanksgiving Giveaway, Anquan Boldin Stadium, Pahokee
Sat, Nov 17  12:00 pm      Love Agape Feast, New Birth Deliverance, Belle Glade
Tue, Nov 20  9:00 am        PATCH Meeting, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Tue, Nov 20  11:00 am      Glades Interagency Network (GIN), Bridges, Belle Glade
Glades Area

Free Self Defense Class - The Glades Initiative

Join us for a free Jiu-Jitsu and Kenpo-based self-defense class. This program provides the lesson "finesse over force" to enable even the weakest students to disorient a stronger assailant. Classes will consist of two sessions. 

WHEN: Tuesday, November 27 & 30, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Call or email Jose at jzaragoza@gladesinitiative.org to save your spot

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Become Certified PBC Vendors CERTIFICATION

The Office of Small Business Assistance (OSBA) will be hosting a certification workshop in the Glades to assist small, minority- and woman-owned businesses become certified with Palm Beach County on-site for free.  

WHEN: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: West County Senior Center, 2916 State Road 15, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Head Start Community Meeting HEADSTART

Head Start in Palm Beach County is considering expanding their Early Head Start services by serving children from 6 weeks to 3 years of age in the Glades. Please participate in an informational meeting to learn more. 

WHEN: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: PEPPI Head Start, 301 SW 8th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Call 561-233-1600

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Glades STAR System of Care Meeting STAR

Attention community partners: Please save the date for the Glades STAR System of Care meeting at Lakeside Medical Center in Belle Glade. 

WHEN: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430  
CONTACT INFO: If you have any questions, please call 561-506-7144
Belle Glade Rotary Club Turkey Shoot TURKEY

The annual Belle Glade Rotary Club Turkey Shoot returns. All shells are provided. Guns are available for your use. 

WHEN: Wednesday, November 14, 15, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
WHERE: 628 NW Avenue L, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Q81 Foundation Annual Thanksgiving Giveaway Q81

The Anquan Boldin Foundation invites residents to its annual Thanksgiving event. 

WHEN: Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Anquan Boldin Stadium, Pahokee, FL 33476

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2nd Annual Health and Wellness Festival WELLNESSFESTIVAL

Palm Beach County HIV CARE Council announce that the 2nd Annual Community Wide Health and Wellness Festival will be held at the Loading Ramp in Belle Glade.  

WHEN: 
Saturday, November 17, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Loading Ramp, 524 SW Avenue C Place, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: If you have any questions, feel free to contact Neeta Mahani at 561-355-4820,  Nmahani@pbcgov.org,  or Tammy Martinez, 561-355-4501,  lmartine@pbcgov.org

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Love Agape Feast at New Birth Deliverance AGAPE

New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church will be celebrating their 18-year Love Agape Feast.
Free Thanksgiving dinners. 

WHEN:
Saturday, November 17, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: 1650 S Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, call 786-266-1818 or 561-261-2300. 
FREE Screening of Toxic Puzzle Documentary TOXICPUZZLE

Residents are invited to see the award-winning documentary " Toxic Puzzle " narrated by Harrison Ford. This film explores the link between toxic blue-green algae and neurodegenerative disorders like ALS, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the film will start at 6 pm. Afterward, Dr. Larry Brand, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, who is featured in the film, will answer questions. Light refreshments will be served.  Due to limited seating, RSVP is required. 

WHEN: Monday, November 19, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Sierra Club, 136 S Main Street, Unit A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT:  Diana Umpierre,  diana.umpierre@sierraclub.org 561-983-8655
COST: This FREE event is sponsored by Sierra Club and local members of the Waterkeeper Alliance.
 
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Glades PATCH Meeting PATCH

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 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 20, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430 
Glades Interagency Network (GIN) Meets in the Glades GIN

GIN meetings will be held the third Tuesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. (Recurring). All community agencies are encouraged to attend. The public is welcomed. 
 
WHEN: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 | 11:00 a.m.
WHERE:  Bridges of Belle Glade, 33 West Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  Sandra Daniels Stewart 561-755-2439, Shirley Walker-Turner 561-449-1371
 
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Glades Region Teacher Interview Day TEACHERINTERVIEW

Those interested in teaching in the Glades are invited to participate in an upcoming Glades Region Teacher Interview Day. Request an interview today. 
 
WHEN: Thursday, November 29, 2018
WHERE:  Glades Region Office, 2625 NW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  For more information, call 561-357-7638
 
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Living Christmas Tree and Festival of Trees at DHCAC

The Young Singers of the Palm Beaches' Choir in the Glades will join with the adult choir to present, "30 Years of Favorites", under the direction of Carol Schmidt and accompanied by Karen Carbin-Wheeler. Bring your family to share in the joys of the season in this traditional Glades holiday classic!  Prior to the show, enjoy 22 beautifully decorated trees and wreaths in the Dolly Hand's 13th Annual Festival of Trees!
 
WHEN: Sunday, December 3, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  Call the box office at 561-993-1160
COST: $5
 
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Scholarship: 2019 Anti-Hunger Policy Conference

Scholarships offered by FRAC and Feeding America expand access to the conference by covering registration fees, and the application process is easy - simply register for the conference as a "Scholarship Applicant," and answer a few short questions.

Application deadline
WHEN: Friday, December 14, 2018

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Looking for Organizations to Partner With

Does your organization want to play a part in developing the next generation of researchers and policymakers dedicated to improving equity and health in communities across America?
If so, we hope you'll apply to serve as the national program center for Health Policy Research Scholars, one of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's national leadership development programs.

Informational Webinar
WHEN: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.

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Need Legal Assistance? Legal Aid Online Intake 

The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County provides free civil legal assistance to financially eligible individuals and families in Palm Beach County. Visit Legal Aid's website to do online intake.

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Duval Named Asst. Vice President at CareerSource

"Charles Duval has been appointed to Assistant Vice President at CareerSource Palm Beach County, the nonprofit organization chartered by the state to lead workforce development in the county ..."  

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Mayor McKinlay Appointed to Nat'l Assoc. of Counties

"The Florida Association of Counties Board of Directors voted unanimously to appoint Palm Beach County Mayor Melissa McKinlay as its Florida appointee on the National Association of Counties (NACo) Board of Directors ..."

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EveryParent - Expert Advice for Parents

From CSC: "Raising kids is tough these days. We're here to make it a little easier. Create a free family profile today to get trusted tips, expert advice and Palm Beach County resources on topics like breastfeeding, tantrums, child care, bullying, school success, things to do and more!"

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Business Workshops Available at SCORE

SCORE Palm Beach is offering a slate of workshops for businesses. Click on the link to learn more. 

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Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network Newsletter

Read the 2018 Fall Newsletter by the Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network.   

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades
 

  • Bicycle Technician
  • 28 Positions Open
Other Areas
Learning Lab: Microsoft PowerPoint

This Microsoft PowerPoint training course aims to provide new PowerPoint users with the essentials skills needed to create, edit and present professional looking presentations using text, tables, diagrams, charts and pictures as well as providing presentations tips.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Nonprofits First, 1818 S Australian Avenue #450, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
CONTACT INFO: Shari J. Hanglan,  shanglan@nonprofitsfirst.org561-214-7435

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Human Trafficking Coalition Meeting

This is a friendly reminder for the Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches general meeting scheduled Wednesday, November 14. The main speaker will be Renaldo Franklin, Supervisory Special Agent of Homeland Security Investigations. The Spotlight Speaker will be Craig Goldenfarb, Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, PA.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Palm Beach Post building, 2751 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please contact Laura Cusack, Human Trafficking Prevention and Education Coordinator, at 561-775-1758

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FREE Statewide Respite Conference

Join for a free, interactive day of connection and collaboration. 

WHEN: Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Florida Atlantic University Auditorium, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458
CONTACT INFO: Register today at RespiteConference.eventbrite.com

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Fair Housing Rights for Victims of Domestic and Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking

This session is geared towards those that may be in contact with crime victims. You will learn the statutes and laws that pertain to fair housing practices under the Violence Against Women Act and reasonable accommodations in housing for crime victims that acquired disabilities.

WHEN: Friday, November 16, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: CILO, 2751 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
CONTACT INFO: To register, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/96RT6TB, or contact Brandy Macaluso, bmac@cilo.org, or 561-966-4288 ext. 118

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
Save the Date, Annual Potluck and Gift Exchange!

The Glades Initiative invites partners and friends to its annual Holiday Potluck and Gift Exchange! Bring a food dish and join us as we celebrate the holidays in good company. Following the potluck, we will have a gift exchange. If you would like to participate, bring a wrapped gift suitable for a man or woman valued at $10 or more. Limited seating available. RSVP today with number of guests and food dish you plan to bring.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE:  The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C,  Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT:  Call or email Sandy at sdesty@gladesinitiative.org (RSVP by Monday, Dec. 10, 2018)
 
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Scholarship Opportunity: TheDream.US Scholarships for Dreamers

TheDream.US scholarships are for highly motivated DREAMers to achieve a college education. Two scholarships are available. The National Scholarship is for high school or community college graduates. The Opportunity Scholarship is for students who live in targeted, locked-out states where they cannot get in-state tuition. Eligibility for both is based upon where you live.
 
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2019 Open Enrollment is Here - Ends Dec 15

Open enrollment started November 1, 2018 and ends December 15, 2018. If you or someone you know needs health care, visit  HealthCare.gov. With  financial help, most people can find plans for $75/month or less, so check out your options and find a plan that works for you.
 
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Want to Make a Difference? You can in 4 Hours a Week!

United Way of Palm Beach County is looking for volunteers to greet clients, prepare taxes and manage sites for its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. Free training is available from November 26, 2018 - January 31, 2019 for volunteers committing to 4 hours a week during tax season, January 22 - April 15, 2019 at one of several VITA sites in the county. Go to www.TaxesFiledFree.org to learn more!
 
CONTACT INFO: For questions, please email volunteer@unitedwaypbc.org

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Click here to see the VITA upcoming training schedule
Click here for the VITA Volunteer Profile
Enter in the 2019 Great Charity Challenge

The Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity InvestmentsĀ® (GCC), was created in 2009 for the purpose of assisting not-for-profit organizations located in and serving Palm Beach County, FL. Each year, the GCC transforms the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida into a field of dreams for more than 30 local charities eligible to receive money via the GCC fundraising effort through the application and selection process. 
 
Deadline to register
WHEN: Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 5:00 p.m.

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Health Insurance Marketplace Calculator for 2019

KFF's Health Insurance Marketplace Calculator now includes local data on the 2019 health plans being sold through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces during the 2019 open enrollment period. With the tool, consumers around the nation can generate estimates of their health insurance premiums and what financial help may be available -- based on household income, family size, ages of family members, and zip code -- for ACA marketplace plans sold in their local area. The calculator also helps consumers determine whether they could be eligible for Medicaid. A Spanish-language version of the calculator is also available. 

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League of Women Voters News - November 2018

Read the League of Women Voters newsletter for the month of November. 

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For the Record - County Clerk Newsletter

Read the latest news from the Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller. 

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501c News - Nonprofits First Newsletter

News, information, and more from Nonprofits First's newsletter 501c News. 

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CareerSource - November 2018 Calendar

Learn more about the programs and events CareerSource has planned this month. 

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, November 5, 2018

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

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades
 

  • 28 Positions Open
Previous Postings - Other Areas
Don't Miss These SCORE Small Business Workshops!

Read flyer to learn about all of the exciting SCORE workshops coming up this month. 

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Free Food and Snack Boxes at Vickers House

Vickers House South, in conjunction with Restoration Bridge, will be providing free food and snack boxes every Friday. First come, first serve. 

WHEN: Friday, November 9, 2018 (to repeat every Friday) | 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Vickers House South, 3801 Georgia Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33405
CONTACT INFO: For more information, call 561-804-4975

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Working with Child Abuse Victims

Jay Howell, Esquire, will discuss issues of privilege versus confidentiality as it pertains to child interviews. Who is protected by statute? Who is at-risk of being called to testify? He will highlight the issues faced by interviewers, the challenges, and a brief overview of the report that was generated from their finding. 

WHEN: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Jupiter Community Center, 200 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL 33458
CONTACT INFO: To register, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SSNXKD6, or contact Brandy Macaluso, bmac@cilo.org, or 561-966-4288 ext. 118

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Join the Human Trafficking Symposium 2018

Jay Howell, Esquire, will discuss issues of privilege versus confidentiality as it pertains to child interviews. Who is protected by statute? Who is at-risk of being called to testify? He will highlight the issues faced by interviewers, the challenges, and a brief overview of the report that was generated from their finding. 

WHEN: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: SandyPines Gymnasium, 11301 SE Tequesta Terrace, Tequesta, FL 33469

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Date Change: Diabetes Awareness Day

Are you, a family member, or friend at risk for diabetes? Free risk assessment screenings will be provided during Diabetes Awareness Day, hosted by the Palm Beach Outlets.

WHEN: 
Saturday, January 19, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Palm Beach Outlets,  1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT INFO: For more information, contact Debby Walters at  debby@diabetescoalitionpbc.org

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Save the Date: Florida Rural Health Advocate Summit 2019

From The Florida Rural Health Advocate: "We invite you to join FRHA in Jacksonville, FL for the opportunity to keep alive rural health voices in Florida."

WHEN: Monday, March 4, 5, 2018
WHERE: Adam W. Herbert, University Center, 12000 Alumni Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32224

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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 updates@gladesinitiative.org
or (561) 996-3310
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If you would like to submit your volunteer opportunities on our site below, please email us at volunteer@gladesinitiative.org

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
Donate to the Glades Initiative, Inc.

 
 

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