Monday, November 22, 2021
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The Glades Initiative Closed for Thanksgiving

The Glades Initiative, Inc. will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 25th and 26th to celebrate Thanksgiving. Wishing you a safe and enjoyable holiday!
~~~ This Week ~~~
 
Tue, Nov 23, 7:00 pm - Combined Thanksgiving Worship Service, Canal Point Baptist Church
Tue, Nov 23, 3:00 pm - The Glades Initiative Pantry of Choice Hours, The Glades Initiative, BG
Wed, Nov 24, 8:30 am - The Glades Initiative Pantry of Choice Hours, The Glades Initiative, BG
Wed, Dec 1 - Free Walk-up Pediatric and Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines, See Listing for Locations
Glades Area
The Glades Initiative Pantry of Choice Hours

We hope that the flexibility of our new “Pantry of Choice” hours helps us to serve you better. You may come to shop in the pantry once per week at any time during open hours. In a “Pantry of Choice”, you choose the foods that you want and need (within guidelines)! Food will no longer be distributed outside.

Required to participate:
• Valid ID or your Glades Initiative Food Pantry ID
• ONE time per week

WHEN: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Tuesday)
  • 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Wednesday)

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 149 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310

Click here to learn more (English)
Click here to learn more (Haitian Creole and Spanish)
Combined Thanksgiving Worship Service

Canal Point United Methodist Church and Canal Point Baptist Church are having a combined Thanksgiving worship service - All are welcomed. Fellowship around pies after the worship service.

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021 | 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Canal Point Baptist Church, 37061 1st St, Canal Point, FL 33438
Free Walk-up Pediatric and Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines

The Health Care District of Palm Beach County reminds families that free, walk-up access to adult and pediatric doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines are available at sites countywide and weekdays.

WHEN: Wednesday, Dec 1, 4, 2021 | Check link for times
WHERE:
  • K. E. Cunningham/Canal Point Elementary, 3000 E. Main St, Canal Point, FL 33438
  • Glade View Elementary, 1100 SW Ave. G, Belle Glade, FL 33430
  • West Technical Education Center, 2625 NW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
  • Pioneer Park Elementary, 39500 Pioneer Park Rd, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Visit www.hcdpbc.org and click the blue COVID-19 Information Center button for updates to the Health Care District’s COVID-19 vaccination schedule.

Click here to learn more
2021 Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair by the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce

Join the 2021 Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair, hosted by the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce, by filling out an application/registration form today.

WHEN: Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Corner of MLK Blvd and Main Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here to learn more
Applying a Health Equity Lens to Environmental Issues

Join ACHI and ASHE for this interactive conversation on how hospitals are addressing the differential impact of environmental factors on the communities they serve.

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec 7, 2021 | 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Online

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Hiring Event - Finfrock, at CareerSource BG

Take part in a hiring event for Finfrock. There are 40 positions available.

WHEN: Thursday, Dec 9, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: CareerSource PBC West Career Center, 1085 S Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Maria Torres 561-340-1060 x2117, mtorres@careersourcepbc.com

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The Glades Initiative Pantry of Choice Hours

We hope that the flexibility of our new “Pantry of Choice” hours helps us to serve you better. You may come to shop in the pantry once per week at any time during open hours. In a “Pantry of Choice”, you choose the foods that you want and need (within guidelines)! Food will no longer be distributed outside.

Required to participate:
• Valid ID or your Glades Initiative Food Pantry ID 
• ONE time per week

WHEN: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Tuesday)
  • 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Wednesday)

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 149 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310

Click here to learn more (English)
Click here to learn more (Haitian Creole and Spanish)

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Palm Beach County Food Finder Map

An interactive tool using Google Maps to help people easily locate free food and hot meals in Palm Beach County. This online tool was created to connect individuals seeking food resources to sites near them. Information is English, Spanish, and Creole. United Way updates the information listed on this map weekly. However, locations and hours of distribution may change. Please consider calling the site prior to visiting to verify the information listed. Please note that sites may have specific requirements such as ID.

CONTACT:  To access the United Way of Palm Beach County's Food Finder map, click here

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United Way of Palm Beach County Hunger Relief Update - November 2021

The Hunger Relief Team is excited to bring you a transformed Hunger Relief Monthly Update! It contains all the same great information you're used to, in a new, refreshed format.

Click here to learn more
Coats for Kids by KTM Youth

KTM Youth and Community Network Inc are hosting their 5th Annual Coat Drive. We want to provide a coat for every child in the Glades that may not have a coat to keep warm this winter season. Accepting donations/donated items until December 17, 2021 before giveaway event.

WHERE: The Bridge, 1025 Palm Beach Road, South Bay, FL 33493
CONTACT: Barbara King 562-449-3793, ktmyouth@att.net

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League of Women Voters Wants You!

League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County wants to join hands with Glades-area friends and neighbors to strengthen the community through voter education. We are looking for high school and college students, as well as adults, to work with us on issues important to the Glades.

CONTACT: If you’re interested in a great volunteer opportunity, or if your group wants to partner on a presentation, please email Christene Campbell-Gabor at Christene.lwvpbc@gmail.com
Leadership Lab by Palm Health Foundation

Beginning in December 2021, Palm Health Foundation will support a cohort of five Palm Beach County-based leaders addressing various aspects of change-making efforts through a 9-month Leadership Lab.

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PBC Community Services Department Launches Grocery Card Program

The Palm Beach County Community Services Department (CSD) has launched a new Grocery Card Program for eligible Palm Beach County residents. The department is issuing $400 pre-loaded grocery cards to be used for food purchases within the county. The program will end when the funding source has been depleted.

CONTACT: For additional information, please contact the CSD’s Contact Center at 561-355-4700.

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Count-e-News: News from Palm Beach County, Nov 17, 2021

Redistricting Program, Updated policy on the Use of Facial Coverings, November Events County wide, and more in this issue of Count-e-News.

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The Friday 5: News from PBC School District, Nov 19, 2021

Learn what the School District of Palm Beach County has been doing by reading the latest issue of The Friday 5.

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, Nov 22, 2021

Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: CSC Statement and COVID-19 Resources.

Click here to learn more
Other Areas
Previous Postings - Glades Area


The Glades Initiative is Hiring!


We are hiring! Do you want to make a difference in the lives of the residents of the Glades? Are you looking for a new career opportunity? Come join us at The Glades Initiative! We are accepting applicants for the following positions:

TO APPLY: Send an email resume and cover letter to jobs@gladesinitiative.org with the word OPERATIONS in the title of the email.

TO APPLY: Send an email resume and cover letter to jobs@gladesinitiative.org with the word SENIOR in the title of the email.
In Need of Masks? Contact The Glades Initiative, Inc.

If you or people you know need masks, The Glades Initiative has masks and will share them with anyone in the Glades who needs them. These are the white two-ply reusable washable masks given by the health department. Call or come by to pick them up as long as supplies last. 

If you are with a group of vulnerable people and need more than 20, call us first and we will do our best to help you get what you need.

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc., 149 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310
Community Foundation Scholarship Applications are now Open

Do you know a graduating high school senior or current undergraduate student from Palm Beach or Martin County? Do they plan on attending a college, university, trade, or vocational school? Share the Community Foundation's scholarship opportunity with them! In the 2020-2021 scholarship cycle, the Community Foundation awarded over $1 million dollars to 107 local students. Once a student completes our general scholarship application, they are automatically considered for over 110 scholarship funds! Application deadline is Jan. 31, 2022.

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Clerk Report: News from Clerk of the Court & Comptroller of Palm Beach County

Clerk’s Community Programs connect customers to critical services - learn more by reading the latest edition of Clerk Report.

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PBC Youth Services Summer Camp Scholarship Program

The Summer Camp Scholarship Program provides full-tuition and fees for summer camp for children residing in families with income at or below 150% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. It allows parents to work with the knowledge that their children are safe. It gives children educational and recreational opportunities for growth. Parents may choose from participating camps in Palm Beach County.

Click here to learn more
Struggling with Anxiety or Depression?

Study seeks adults 18 years and older who experience anxiety and/or depression to examine two online adaptations of a brief version of a treatment called the Unified Protocol. The Unified Protocol is an evidence-based treatment for anxiety, depression, and other emotional problems.

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Belle Glade CDC Head Start & EHS-MSHS-CCP Accepting Applications

Belle Glade CDC is now recruiting children between the ages of 6 weeks to 5 years old for the 2021-2022 School Year, which will start in August of 2021. Offer full time childcare 7:00 am – 5:30 pm.

WHERE: RCMA, Belle Glade CDC 20 Carver Street Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Griselda Villarreal  Family Support Worker for EHS/MSHS/CCP
          Maria Gonzales   Family Support Worker for Head Start
          Wilmide Joseph   Family Support Worker School readiness & VPK
          Center number:   (561) 992-2060/992-2061

Click here to learn more
Apply for Internet Essentials for Possible Free Service

As part of our ongoing commitment to keeping you connected, Comcast is proud to support the Federal Government’s Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB), a temporary subsidy program available for all tiers of Xfinity Internet service, including Internet Essentials.

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Center for Child Counseling Newsletter

Learn about the September Healthy Babies, Healthy Children symposium by reading the latest issue of the Center for Child Counseling's newsletter.

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McKinlay Memo - Nov 9, 2021

From Commissioner Melissa McKinlay: "On October 29th, I attended the COVID-19 Memorial/Vaccination Appreciation Lunch in Belle Glade. During this event, we remembered the more than 140 Glades residents who have died from the virus. We also recognized the nearly 6000 residents who contracted COVID, many of whom are still dealing with lingering effects."

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

The Glades Initiative, Inc.

Arc of the Glades

West Technical Education Center

Posting Information
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*If you want to submit a posting please email us at updates@gladesinitiative.org
or (561) 996-3310.*
 
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