Monday, November 14, 2016
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Mon, Nov. 14   On-Going            Affordable Care Open Enrollment
Mon, Nov. 14   7:30pm               Experience the Extraordinary, Dolly Hand, Belle Glade
Wed, Nov. 16   2:00pm-5:00pm   Healthcare Career Expo, Dolly Hand, Belle Glade
Thur, Nov. 17   9:30am-11:30am  GTAC Meeting, Pahokee Marina
Thur, Nov. 17  12:00pm-1:30pm  Common Sense Parenting, Fed. of Families, South Bay
Thur, Nov. 17  12:00pm-1:30pm  Annual Potluck Luncheon, The Glades Initiative, Inc.
Fri, Nov. 18     10:30am              Election Notice Meeting, Community Action Program
Sat, Nov. 19    12:30pm-3:00pm  Pre-Thanksgiving Feast, New Birth Deliverance,BelleGlade
Glades Area ________________________

Affordable Care Open Enrollment OPEN

Do you have Health Insurance?  Affordable Care Open Enrollment 2017 is November 1, 2016 to January 31 st, 2017. A certified Healthcare will be at the Belle Glade and Pahokee Library. The epilepsy foundation of Florida (EFOF) provides FREE assistance to consumers to sign for affordable healthcare on the Federal Marketplace. EFOF is a non-profit organization and is not affiliated or paid by any insurance company. EFOF offers consumers trusted unbiased advice regarding their Health insurance needs

Belle Glade Library
WHEN: Monday - Wednesday and Saturday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL
Pahokee Library

WHEN: Thursday and Friday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee Library, 525 Bacom Point Rd, Pahokee, FL
For more information or to schedule an appointment call: 1(877) 553-7453

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Craig Karges: Experience the Extraordinary Karges

Get ready to be amazed by Craig Karges in Experience the Extraordinary on Monday, November 14th, as the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center begins its 2016-2017 35th Anniversary Season! Craig Karges' performance is a touch of magic in an age dominated by technology. He combines the art of magic with the science of psychology and the power of intuition to create extraordinary events, live, on stage.

WHEN: Monday, November 14, 2016  7:30pm

WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430

COST: Tickets for the show are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors and $10 for students, children and PBSC faculty & staff

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Glades Healthcare Career Expo Expo

WHEN: Wednesday, November 16, 2016   2:00pm - 5:00pm

WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Glades Technical Advisory Team Meeting Advise

With a presentation from Dr. Lisa Williams-Taylor, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Children's Services Council Palm Beach County.

WHEN: Thursday, November 17, 2016  9:30am - 11:30am

WHERE: Pahokee Marina, 190 N. Lake Avenue, Pahokee, FL 33476

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The Glades Initiative, Inc. Annual Potluck Luncheon Yum

The Glades Initiative, Inc. invites all our partners and community supporters to join us at our annual Thanksgiving Potluck Luncheon (with an optional gift exchange).  

WHEN: Thursday, November 17, 2016   12:00pm  - 1:30pm

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade

Please RSVP to Sandy by November 15th at (561) 996-3310 or with the number attending and what dish you will bring.

Don't wait! There are ONLY 30 SEATS AVAILABLE!

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Boys Town South Florida: Common Sense Parenting Boys

Parenting can be tough! Boys Town Common Sense Parenting classes are here to help. If you have a child, chances are you've had your fair share of challenging days. Parents are invited to join in our fun and interactive classes.

WHEN:  Thursday, November 17, 2016  10:00am - 12:00pm
            Tuesday, November 22, 2016  10:00am - 12:00pm
            Thursday, December 1, 2016  10:00am - 12:00pm

WHERE: Federation of Families, Chamber of Commerce Building, 101 NW 1st Avenue, South Bay, Florida 33493

If you are interested in attending or would like to refer a parent/caregiver, please contact Rebecca Harley at 561-723-0835 or now.

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Palm Beach County Community Action Program
Advisory Board Election Notice

A public meeting will be held for the purpose of selecting a representative of Target Area: Tri-City Glades Area to the Palm Beach County Community Action Program Advisory Board.

WHEN: Friday, November 18th, 2016  10:30am

WHERE: Community Action Program, 607 S. Main Street, Suite 102, Belle Glade, FL  33430 (Conference Room)

Click here to learn more
New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church  
Pre-Thanksgiving Agape Feast Feast 

New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church will be celebrating their 16th Pre-Thanksgiving Agape Feast! You are cordially invited to come and enjoy FREE DINNER and CLOTHES.

WHEN: Saturday, November 19, 2016 12:30pm - 3:00pm

WHERE: 1650 South Main Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Call for more information: (561)261-2300

AVID Family Thanksgiving on the Loading Ramp

Glades Central Students are giving back to their community!
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If you would like to contribute your time and/or service to the cause please contact Ms. Dorn Gordon @ 561 993-1903 or 993-4400.  They are in need of bounce houses, outdoor cooking equipment, tents, games, food items etc.   
SAVE THE DATE: 2nd Annual Glades Family Fun Fest

Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce the date of our 2nd Annual Family Fun Fest!

WHEN: Saturday, February 25th, 2017   Times TBA

WHERE: Pioneer Park, 866 SR 715, Belle Glade, FL

If you are intereste in becoming a vendor at this event, call: (561)355-1125
December 2016 Library Events

Here's what's happening at your local library in December!

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Free Eye Care for the Rest of 2016

The Florida Optometry Eye Health Fund, in coordination with Community Health Center of West Palm Beach (2100 W 45th Street, Suite A-8, West Palm Beach, FL) will be offering free eye care to eligible residents for the rest of the year. Call (561)840-8681 for more information.

AARP Foundation Senior Community Service
Employment Program (SCSEP)

"Our Job is to Help You Get a Job" - AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program is currently accepting applications for community service training assignments throughout Palm Beach County.

Click here to learn more
The Light House Café Newsletter

Find out whats happening at the Light House Cafe!

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FRAC Weekly Digest

Food Research and Action Center's weekly newsletter.

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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
Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County
Monday Morning Update

See how the Children's Services Council is working for our children:

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades
The Sun
Indeed Jobs

In Other Areas

Housing First Supervisor ~ The Lord's Place, West Palm Beach, FL
Client Advocate - Operation Home Ready ~ The Lord's Place, West Palm Beach, FL
President/CEO ~ Florida Impact, Tallahassee, FL
Director of Marketing ~ Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Lake Worth, FL
Grant Writer ~ Caridad Center, Boynton Beach, FL
Administrative Assistant ~ Caridad Center, Boynton Beach, FL

Other Areas________________________

Urban League of Palm Beach County Annual Meeting

WHEN: Tuesday, November 15, 2016  9:00am

WHERE: Urban League of Palm Beach County, 1700 N Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Click here to register
Young Leaguers in the K(now)

For young adults 16-45 interested in good government!

WHEN: Thursday, November 17, 2016  6:00pm

WHERE: Brogues Downunder, 621 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL

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7th Annual Health & Human Services Legislative Summit

On Friday, November 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. we will hold the Seventh Annual Legislative Summit to be attended by members of our legislative delegation and their aides to hear the top two priorities in each area and receive a copy of the Legislative Green Book which they will use during the 2017 legislative session.

WHEN: Friday, November 18, 2016  9:30am - 11:00am

WHERE: First Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches, 900 Brandywine Drive, West Palm Beach, FL

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Palm Beach County Proposals Panel Review Meeting

Eligible applicants: Not-for-Profit agencies holding current and valid 501(c) (3) status as determined by the Internal Revenue Service.

WHEN: Friday, November 18, 2016  1:00pm

WHERE: Basement Conference Room, 810 Datura Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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Community Dialogue With Health Care Foundation Dialogue

Please join Palm Healthcare Foundation to learn more about the Healthier Together initiative, a community-driven, multi-year, place-based funding approach to solving our community's most complex health issues, neighborhood by neighborhood.  Palm Healthcare Foundation will talk about the upcoming Health Dialogue to Action Sessions taking place in January and February, in partnership with Community Partners, Inc. Together, we will think about the forces impacting health in the Glades communities and learn from the experiences in other Healthier Together communities. The success of Healthier Together will be driven by teams of residents, key community leaders, businesses, civic organizations and faith communities who develop shared vision, common goals and action plans to address critical health issues. We are hosting community dialogue sessions in the Belle Glades (November 9th) and Pahokee (November 30th) to build on the work from the visioning sessions which took place in February and March 2015. This event will provide an opportunity for Glades residents to voice their aspirations, values and opportunities for this work, and begin creating a shared, long-term vision across the Glades communities for good health and a strong community through Healthier Together.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Pahokee Marina, 190 North Lake Ave, Pahokee, FL

For more information and to RSVP to Abby Goodwin: or (561) 833-6333

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PEPPI Headstart

Now accepting applications for 3 and 4 year olds to be added to our wait list. Child must be 3 on or before September 1st of the current school year.

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

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Pahokee Senior High School Upcoming Events

School Advisory Council meetings, Meet the Counselor Day, FASFA training, and more!

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The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, which assists high-achieving low-income students reach their full potential through education, is inviting applications for its College Scholarship Program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the country.

Scholarship recipients will be awarded as much as $40,000 per year for four years to cover the cost of tuition, books, living expenses, and other fees.

The deadline for all application materials is November 30, 2016 at noon.

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Career Source 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.

Click here for a flyer

Previous Postings - Other Areas___

The Impact of Violence and Trauma on Children
Presented by the Nonprofit Chamber of Palm Beach County

Workshop participants will learn effective interventions for healing trauma and creating buffering relationships for children that promote resilience, empathy, executive functioning, and self-regulation.

WHEN: Thursday, November 17, 2016  9:00am - 4:00pm

WHERE: Quantum Foundation, 2701 N Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL

Click here to learn more and to register
South Florida Human Trafficking Task Force Meeting

The South Florida Human Trafficking Task Force Meeting Announcement The South Florida Human Trafficking Task Force (SFHTTF) has scheduled its last meeting for 2016 on November 18, 2016, by joining Rescue Upstream, the anti-trafficking initiative at Journey Church and their hosting of an all-day conference on November 18th.  

WHEN: Friday, November 18, 2016  10:00am

WHERE: Journey Church Lake Worth, 6201 S. Military Trail, Lae Worth, FL

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Camp Kangaroo

Camp Kangaroo is a free music therapy grief camp experience providing a supportive and therapeutic environment for children and teens who have experienced the death of someone special. Music Therapy activities, therapeutic horse games, art and play will ensure that each child and teen is supported on their grief journey. Provided free of charge for children 5-18 years old through a partnership with Seasons Hospice and Tomorrow's Rainbow.

WHEN: November 19 - 20, 2016  9:00am - 7:00pm

WHERE: Tomorrow's Rainbow, 4341 NW 39th Ave, Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Click here to register
Leadership Aspire Series

Leadership Aspire is a series of quarterly 4 hour workshops of themes including communication, strategic planning, leading change, and
maximizing leadership.

WHEN:    Strategic Planning ~ November 18, 2016    8:00am -  12:00pm
               Leading Change ~ February 24, 2017    8:00am -  12:00pm
               Maximizing Leadership ~ April 28, 2017    8:00am -  12:00pm

WHERE: 4200 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33461
Click here to learn more
Health & Human Service Legislative Advocacy Initiative

No matter how large or small your nonprofit may be, it is crucial that YOU be part of the legislative process on behalf of the clients you serve. This is an important initiative, well received by legislators and gives you an opportunity to be heard. Brought to you by the Nonprofit Chamber of Palm Beach County and the Human Service Coalition.

Legislative Summit
Friday, November 18, 2016  9:30am - 12:00am

Join our legislators as we present top priorities and distribute the Green Book for them to take to Tallahassee for the 2017 legislative session. Brought to you by the Nonprofit Chamber of Palm Beach County and the Human Service Coalition.


WHERE: United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches,
              900 Brandywine Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Click here to register

Urban League of Palm Beach County and FPL:
Youth Empowerment Luncheon

All proceeds will benefit the Urban League of Palm Beach County's NULITES Program, promoting education, character building, and leadership in our Youth.

WHEN: Tuesday November 29, 2016 11:30am - 1:30pm

WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County  
Upcoming Events

Click here for a flyer and to register for the events listed below

Treating Schizophrenia: New Advances

Join us on FRIDAY December 9 for this panel of experts to talk about the latest understanding about Schizophrenia. We will feature Dr. Rajiv Tandon, who is the executive vice-chair and a professor at the University of Florida department of psychiatry. He also is chief of psychiatry at the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Also with us is Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO of Mental Health America and author of Losing Tim

WHEN: December 9, 2016   1:00pm - 5:00pm

WHERE: Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County,
              909 Fern St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401


Be Merge and Be Merge for Infants and Children Online Training

Sign up today for our Be Merge and Be Merge for Infants and Children Online Training. 6 CMEs available through USF Health for doctors, 6 CEUs for nurse practitioners and mental health professionals.561-832-3755

WHEN: December 20, 2016   8:00am

WHERE: Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County,
              909 Fern St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401


In an Age of Violence: Helping Children and Families Cope

This conference will examine ways to decrease the effects of toxic stress, depression, and anxiety resulting from violence in their neighborhoods, homes, and in the media.

WHEN: April 20 - 21, 2017

WHERE: Hilton Palm Beach Airport, 150 Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Leadership Focus

Leadership Focus is our program for those interested in deepening their knowledge about Palm Beach County, but who just don't have the time or experience to participate in our nine-month Leadership Program.  It's a 2 ½ day program for executives and professionals who want to broaden their understanding of our community, connect with people of influence, and explore Palm Beach County's strengths, challenges and initiatives.

WHEN: January 18, 19, and 26, 2017

Click here to learn more

1HTC Consortium Summit

This summit will bring together Florida's SE Region (Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami
Dade, and Monroe counties), Anti Human Trafficking Coalitions, and the communities to
coordinate, collaborate, and cooperate in the fight against Human Trafficking.

WHEN: January 24-25, 2017

WHERE: Broward College Bailey Hall, 3501 Davie Rd, Davie, FL 33314

Registration is due by October 1, 2016
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Save the Date:
23rd Annual FRHA Rural Health Educational Summit

Summit Topics:
  • Drugs, Heroin, and Opiods in Rural Florida
  • Florida Legislative Panel
  • POLST and the Legislature
  • Billing and Coding
  • Physician Workforce Trends
  • Florida Surgeon General
  • Medicaid Managed Care and Rural Providers
  • What Rural Health Care Leaders are Saying
  • Healthcare Workforce

WHEN: February 28 - March 1, 2017 (Times TBD)

WHERE: Adam W. Herbert University Center, 12000 Alumni Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32224

Click here for more information

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