Monday, November 21, 2016
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Mon, Nov. 21   On-Going              Affordable Care Open Enrollment
Tues, Nov 22  10:00am-12:00pm   Common Sense Parenting, Fed of Families, South Bay
Thur, Nov 24                               ~~~~~~~~~~~ Happy Thanksgiving! ~~~~~~~~~~~
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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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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:  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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Upcoming Pahokee Chamber Events

Chamber Member Holiday Mixer

     WHEN: Thursday, December 1, 2016  5:30pm - 8:00pm
     WHERE: PNC Bank, 104 S Lake Ave, Pahokee, FL 33476

Tri-Cities BBQ and Farm Tour

     WHEN: Friday, December 2, 2016  11:00am - 1:00pm
     WHERE: Pahokee Marina, 190 N Lake Ave, Pahokee, FL 33476

Pahokee Annual Holiday Parade

     WHEN: Monday, December 5, 2016  6:00pm - 8:00pm
     WHERE: Parade Route - Larrimore Road to Bacom Point Road

For more information or an application please contact Regina at (561)924-5579
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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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

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
Executive Assistant ~ Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, Jupiter, FL

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Art Show Benefiting Community Partners

Community Partners is thrilled to be partnering with artist Charles Bane and Studio 1608 for an art show. Please come out and enjoy light bites, cocktails and art from over 40 artists working in a variety of mediums.

WHEN: Saturday, November 26, 2016  5:00pm - 8:00pm

WHERE: 1608 South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL

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League of Women Voters Legislative Preview

Join our newly elected and returning Palm Beach County State Legislators as they discuss their 2017 legislative priorities and answer your questions.

WHEN: Monday, November 28, 2016  6:00pm - 8:00pm

WHERE: Duncan Theater, Palm Beach State College, 4200 S Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL

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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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Business Readiness Certification Program

Are you thinking of starting a small business or want to be sure that your business is on the right path? Do you need a small business loan? This FREE two-session business program features distinguished guest speakers and provides education and business preparation for existing small business owners and start-ups.

WHEN:  Session 1 - Friday, December 9, 2016  8:00am - 5:30pm
             Session 2 - Saturday, December 10,2016  8:00am - 2:45pm

WHERE: Paragon Florida, 400 Hibiscus St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Click here to learn more and to register
Two-Day Grant Writing Seminar

Learn how to seek out and write grants! ($175 for one day or $300 for both days)

WHEN: December 15-16, 2016  10:30am - 4:30pm

WHERE: Compass Community Center, 201 N Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth, FL

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area ___

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:

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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.

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December 2016 Library Events

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

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The Light House Café Newsletter

Find out whats happening at the Light House Cafe!

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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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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
FRAC Weekly Digest

Food Research and Action Center's weekly newsletter.

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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.

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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:    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
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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

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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

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