Monday, November 19, 2018
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
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
Tue, Nov 27  4:00 pm        Free Self Defense Class, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Tue, Nov 27  4:00 pm        PBSC Vocational Info Sessions, PBSC, Belle Glade
Glades Area
Support The Glades Initiative on #Giving Tuesday!

#GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. 

The Glades Initiative works hard to connect people to critical services and advocates on behalf of our residents for the betterment of our community. We seek to keep our community healthy, fed, engaged, informed and connected. Be a supporter of worthwhile local nonprofits this holiday season -- consider making a donation to support vital programs at The Glades Initiative for #GivingTuesday! 

Giving Tuesday
WHEN: Thursday, November 29, 2018 
 Click here to donate
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, 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 
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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Free Self Defense Class - The Glades Initiative SELFDEFENSE

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 to save your spot

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PBSC Adult Vocational Program Info Sessions INFOSESSION

From PBSC: " Palm Beach State College will be holding Adult Vocational monthly Info-sessions. The monthly sessions will be held on the last Tuesday of each month.  The Glades community is invited to hear about our Welding, Diesel Mechanic, Cosmetology, Barbering, Nails and Facials programs. We'll have representatives from Advising, Registrar, Financial Aid departments and Career Source.  In addition, we will arrange tours of the Welding, Diesel Mechanic, Cosmetology shops.  This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered and jump start your future."
WHEN: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Palm Beach State College, Room TEC128, 1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  For more information, contact Doug Brown 561-993-1143, or Gloria McAllister 561-993-1175
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Celtic Angels Christmas at Dolly Hand Center

Celtic Angels Christmas captivates audiences of all ages with the magic of Christmas in an awe-inspiring show which encompasses vocal and instrumental seasonal and Irish favorites along with spectacular world class champion Irish dancing.
WHEN: Thursday, December 6, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center,1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  For tickets, call the box office at 561-993-1160 or visit (service charges apply)
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Home Health Aide Open House at West Tech

West Tech announces a Medical Sciences Home Health Aide Open House. Registration opens in December. Students have the option of attending a 12-week day program (Monday-Friday) or a 15-week evening program (Monday-Thursday). The cost is $755 which includes books, uniforms, and other materials needed for the program.
WHEN: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE:   West Technical Education Center,  2625 Northwest 16th Street,  Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  For more information contact Cosha Jackson at 561-992-2109 ext. 42109, or
Click here to learn more
Click here to learn more about the Home Health Aide Program
Epilepsy Florida Navigation Services - Phone Assistance is Available

Open Enrollment runs from November 1st  through December 15th , with only a few short weeks left for consumers to enroll. Unfortunately, due to budget cuts, Epilepsy Florida is unable to provide in-person assistance in the Belle Glade area during this enrollment period.  Consumers are urged to make an appointment with a Navigator at one of our locations in the Palm Beach area by calling 1-877-553-7453. Phone assistance is available to consumers who are unable to travel to Palm Beach but must be requested at the time of scheduling via our call center (877-553-7453).

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Grant Opportunity: Allegany Franciscan Ministries

"Allegany Franciscan Ministries is pleased to announce the release of the Letter of Intent (LOI) for our 2019 Major Grants. Grant seekers may now review important information about the process on the Major Grants web page. LOIs may be submitted anytime between now and the January 17, 2019 deadline."

Deadline for applying
WHEN: Thursday, January 17, 2019

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Scholarship Opportunity: PC Professor Scholarship

From PC Professor: "If you know someone who is unemployed (or under-employed) and lives in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin or Port St. Lucie County, Florida, please have them contact us soon! We are eager to help provide in-demand, high-tech career training to those committed to obtaining work immediately after graduation. For those who qualify, ALL expenses and services will be covered including tuition, books, registration fees, job placement assistance, phone support, lab time & certification vouchers -- with ZERO out-of-pocket costs."

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Grant Opportunity: Video Production for Nonprofits


The organization "Eyes On Your Mission" provides an annual grant for free video production for nonprofit organizations. This grant opportunity opens in February, 2019. 


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Tax Talk with PBC Tax Collector


Read the latest issue of Tax Talk with Anne Gannon, Palm Beach County's Constitutional Tax Collector. 


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LWV Palm Beach County News


The League of Women Voters shares news of upcoming events. 


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CSC: Monday Morning Update, November 19, 2018


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


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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

Community Partners
  • Targeted Case Manager
  • School Based Mental/Behavioral Health Therapist
  • Child Watch Provider
  • 28 Positions Open
Other Areas

  • Director of Development
  • Special Events Coordinator
  • Pediatric Outreach Specialist
Other Areas
Computer and Career Classes at Mandel Public Library

The Mandel Public Library in West Palm Beach announces its December 2018 Computer and Career Classes.   

Click here to see full schedule of events
Community Action Advisory Board Meeting

The Palm Beach County Community Action Agency announces advisory board meeting.  

WHEN: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: 810 Datura Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please contact - Elcana Dantzler, Lead Clerk,, 561-355-4792

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Urban League 2018 Annual Meeting

The Urban League of Palm Beach County invites you to their 2018 Annual Meeting.  

WHEN: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. (board meeting), 8:50 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (general meeting)
WHERE: Urban League of Palm Beach County,1700 N. Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please contact Soulan Johnson
561-833-1461 ext. 3002 or

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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, or contact Brandy Macaluso,, or 561-966-4288 ext. 118

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2018 Reignite Florida Leadership Summit

The 2018 "Reignite Florida" Leadership Summit is expected to attract 200+ business owners and professionals from all over the state - all who will benefit from the Summit's mission to "Reignite" a passion in leaders that will lead to personal and professional growth, resulting in a new level of Excellence.

WHEN: Saturday, December 15, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Riviera Beach Marina Event Center,  200 East 13th Street,  Riviera Beach, FL 33404
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please call (561) 574-6378 or via email at

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Nonprofits First: Mix, Mingle, and Member Network

From Nonprofits First: "Please be our guest for a member networking event at Guardians Credit Union. Explore the brand new West Palm Beach facility, learn something new about their services, and catch up with your peers in the sector. This is a members-only exclusive event; please feel free to bring members of your team."

WHEN: Thursday, January 24, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Guardians Credit Union, 3469 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
CONTACT INFO: Contact Charlotte at 561-910-3891 or

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
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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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!"

Click here to learn more
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
Previous Postings - Other Areas
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