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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Tue, Nov 28  ALL DAY  Giving Tuesday! - Donate to The Glades Initiative!
Thu, Nov 30    2:00 pm   Glades Area Food Meeting, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Fri, Dec 1      10:30 am    2018 Legislative Session, Palm Beach State College, Belle Glade  
Sun, Dec 3    3:00 pm    29th Annual Living Christmas Tree, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade
Tue, Dec 5     10:00 am  Credit Workshop/Financial Literacy, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
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GivingTuesdayThe Glades Initiative Takes Part in #GivingTuesday

#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! 

Because of our participation with Honda Birdies for Children, your donation to The Glades Initiative will be matched at 10%, and you will have the chance to win a new car by guessing the total number of birdies made at the 2018 Honda Classic!

WHEN: Tuesday, November 28, 2017  ALL DAY

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Click here to donate to The Glades Initiative
FoodMeetingGlades Area Food Meeting

Attention all pantries and soup kitchens in the Glades area:  Please join The Glades Initiative, Inc., and the United Way of Palm Beach County for a meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at the Glades Initiative office.

The meeting will serve two purposes. As part of the Hunger Relief Plan for PBC, The United Way wants to have a comprehensive meeting with all the pantries in the Glades area. The second part the meeting is a mandatory meeting for all pantries and soup kitchens that are members of The Glades Area Food Bank.  

We prefer if the on-site decision-maker at each organization attends the meeting, each agency needs representation at the meeting if they would like to continue receiving food support from The Glades Area Food Bank. We look forward to continuing the discussion and partnering that will reduce hunger in our community. 

WHEN: Thursday, November 30, 2017   2:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc. 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade 

For more information and to RSVP contact: Sandy - 561-996-3310 or
LegislativeDelegation2018 Legislative Session Information

Please read the Hearing Information Sheet for the 2018 Legislative Session if you are interested in being placed on the official agenda of a delegation hearing. One of the hearings will be held at Palm Beach State College in Belle Glade. 

Time Change: The start time of the public hearing has been changed from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The meeting will now be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Belle Glade Legislation Delegation Meeting
WHEN: Friday, December 1, 2017  10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here to read the information sheet
LivingChristmas29th Annual Living Christmas Tree and 12th Annual Festival of Trees at Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center

This year, the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches' Choir in the Glades will join with the children and adult choirs to present, "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year," under the direction of Carol Schmidt. Bring your family to share in the joys of the season in this traditional Glades holiday classic! Prior to the show, enjoy 20 beautifully decorated trees and wreaths in the Dolly Hand's 12th Annual Festival of Trees! Twenty local businesses, schools and organizations have contributed to the success of this event by providing the decorations and the manpower to put those decorations on the trees and wreaths!

WHEN: Sunday, December 3, 2017    3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College (Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center), 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
COST: $5

For tickets, call the box office at 561-993-1160, or visit

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Click here to learn how to bid on a decorated tree
Alternatives Public Workshops: State Road 80 from US 27 to I-95

On behalf of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Four, you are invited to an Alternatives Public Workshop, as part of our on-going State Road 80 Corridor Planning Study. The purpose of the workshop is to give interested persons an opportunity to comment and provide input on the alternatives and design concepts under evaluation. 

Some alternatives have been identified to address existing and future transportation needs along the roadway:
- US Hwy. 27 to Hooker Hwy: (South Bay and Belle Glade Area) new pedestrian and bicycle facilities, transit service improvements, new transit stations, better freight accommodations, transportation safety elements, and downtown Belle Glade beautification feature
- Hooker Hwy. to 20-Mike Bend: regional greenway trail, more in-depth assessment of transportation safety, and rehab of County Rd. 880. 

WHEN: Tuesday, December 5, 2017    5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library, 725 NW 4th St., Belle Glade, FL 33430

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FinancialLiteracyCredit Workshop, Financial Literacy by The Glades Initiative and Wells Fargo

The Glades Initiative and Wells Fargo are teaming up to provide a Credit Workshop and Financial Literacy program to residents. Learn about the importance of credit, how to build and use credit to meet financial goals, and much more. Program will be in Spanish. 

WHEN: Tuesday, December 5, 2017    10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430

For more information, contact Jose Zaragoza at 561-996-3310, or at
Applications Accepted for Annual Q81 Christmas Shopping Spree

The Q81 Foundation is now accepting submissions for the annual Christmas shopping spree. The spree is open to children in grades K-12, residing in Palm Beach County. Groups must provide own transportation and submissions must include program name and number of students. 

Deadline for submissions
WHEN: Thursday, November 30, 2017  
WHERE: Online

Christmas Shopping Spree
WHEN: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 

Click here to apply, or for more information
26th World AIDS Day Luncheon

World AIDS Week is a week designated for remembering all residents who have been affected and/or infected by the HIV and AIDS virus. HIV/AIDS affects more families every year, so to create awareness of the risks of HIV/AIDS, please show your support by participating in a week full of activities, leading up to the World AIDS Day Luncheon.

World AIDS Day Luncheon
WHEN: Thursday, December 7, 2017    12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: St. John's First Missionary Baptist Church, 600 SW 8th St., Belle Glade, FL 33430
COST: $15 donation

Click here to read more, and to see a listing of World AIDS Week activities
Toastmasters Program in the Glades

The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback-and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 13, 2017    5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade , FL 33430

For more information and how to join, call 561-261-5043.
Round up of Glades Library Events for Month of December

Glades area libraries are chock-full of great events and happenings for the month of December. Make sure to mark your calendars with events you plan to attend! 

Glades area branches
Click here to see month's full schedule
The Glades Initiative - Free Items for Tax-Exempt Organizations

The Glades Initiative has three old copiers that need work and marginally function, 50+ large nice cloth tablecloths, some are maroon and others are gold.  We also have a couple of older office chairs available free of charge for tax-exempt organizations (churches, non-profits, etc.).  

If you're interested, please call us at (561) 996-3310 and ask for Jessica or send an email to
Support The Glades Initiative When You Shop Amazon

Remember to support The Glades Initiative when you shop on Cyber Monday. Go to and Amazon donates to Glades Initiative Inc.
Project Director Sought for Healthier Glades

In 2014, Palm Healthcare Foundation, Palm Beach County's leading public healthcare foundation, announced the launch of Healthier Together, its new community-driven, collaborative, place-based funding approach to solving complex health issues neighborhood by neighborhood in six communities throughout Palm Beach County. 

The initiative brings together neighborhood leaders and residents, listens carefully to their needs and provides financial support and other resources to help the neighborhood make positive, healthy changes. Palm Healthcare Foundation plans to maximize impact by allocating $1 million to each of the six Healthier Together communities over the next five to seven years for collaborative, health-related projects around the foundation's priority areas of diabetes prevention and management, family caregiving and behavioral health.

To lead this important work, the Healthier Glades is seeking a passionate, dynamic, detail-oriented professional who can facilitate the collective success of this effort, and serve as a public ambassador for the project. The Project Director will help drive and implement Healthier Together activities in the Glades communities, including strategy, program activities, communications, community engagement and data functions. 

Click here to read full Job Description
Job Opportunities

In the Glades
The Sun
Indeed Jobs

  • Diesel Mechanic - PMT
  • Foreman - Railroad - Maintenance of Way
  • Electrical & Instrumentation Technician
  • Water Treatment Plant Operator
  • Pay Loader Operator
  • Journeyman Welder
  • Forklift Operator - PMW
  • Electrical Engineer
Other Areas________________________
Capital Access Fund Launch & M3 Business Summit: Money, Market, Management

Attention established entrepreneurs! Morgan Stanley, National Urban League Urban Empowerment Fund, National Development Council, and the Urban League of Broward County will launch the Capital Access Fund of Florida and host the M3 Business Summit: Money, Market & Management at the Urban League of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale. Learn about an exciting new loan fund that will provide up to $8 Million for Minority-Owned Businesses in Florida, how to gain market exposure, and management strategies to grow your business. Attendance is Free and includes Lunch.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 28, 2017  8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Urban League of Broward County,  560 Northwest 27th Avenue,  Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Click here for more information
Great Charity Challenge: First Round of Drawings

The 2018 Great Charity Challenge invites everyone to come out to the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center for the First Round of Drawings in this year's event. Fun for guests of all ages, including family-friendly dining, face-painting, a Venetian carousel, Santa, petting zoo and more!

WHEN: Saturday, December 2, 2017  6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, 14440 Pierson Road, Wellington, FL 33414

Click here to read flier
TEA with the TOP

Talk, Empower, and Accelerate Your Business - Conversations with Top Business Women. Bring your desire to expand the road map for your business and development relationships with business owners while sharing potential opportunities.

WHEN: Thursday, December 14, 2017  2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Florida Women's Business Center, 401 West Atlantic Avenue, Suite 09, Delray Beach, FL 33444
COST: $25 (Free for FWBC clients)

Click here to read more
Behavioral Health Resource Fair

Please join us for this drop-in event. Behavioral Health providers and system partners will share information about their programs, services and resources available for youth and families. 

WHEN: Thursday, December 14, 2017  12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: ChildNet, 4100 Okeechobee Blvd., 2nd Floor West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Click here to read flier
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Take Stock in Children Upcoming Mentor Orientations

Our mentor orientation will cover the necessary information to get started as a Take Stock in Children mentor. Three training dates are available at Take Stock in Children's West Palm Beach location. 

For more information, contact Kimberly Briard by phone at 561-307-5485, or by email:
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Click here to read Mentor Job Description
CSC: Monday Morning Update

Children's Services Council's weekly news and information bulletin. 
Nonprofits First: 501c News

News, events and information from Nonprofits First. 
SCORE: Upcoming Workshops

Workshops for Entrepreneurs. 
Nonprofits First: Training and Programs

Nonprofits First publishing of events for nonprofit agencies. 
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Holiday Potluck at The Glades Initiative

Join The Glades Initiative for their Holiday Potluck and bring your favorite dish. Come mingle and have fun! Following our tradition, we'll be having a gift exchange. If you would like to participate, please bring a $10 value gift suitable for a male or female. Please RSVP if you would like to attend. 

WHEN: Friday, December 15, 2017    12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430

To RSVP, contact Sandy at 561-996-3310, or at

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Career Fair at West Technical Education Center

U.S. Sugar will be holding a hiring event at West Technical Education Center in Belle Glade. 

WHEN: Thursday, December 7, 2017    3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: West Technical Education Center,  2625 State Hwy 715, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for more information
Marketplace Open Enrollment Ends Dec. 15

Marketplace Open Enrollment for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2018 starts November 1, 2017, and ends December 15, 2017. Licensed Navigators and Certified Application Counselors (CAC) are located throughout the county to help you, including a site in Belle Glade. They can help you find and explain the right plan that fits your needs. 

Open Enrollment Navigators in the Glades: 

C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics -  Belle Glade 
941 SE 1st Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430  
Phone: 561-642-1014
Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Mondays - Fridays (1st Thursday of each month all clinics are closed at noon)
Contact:  561-582-5559
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Creole
For appointments, visit

For more information, or to make an appointment, call 1-888-880-8242, or visit
Alliance of Women Executives Scholarship

The Alliance of Women Executives (AWE) proudly offers scholarships to young women graduating from a Palm Beach County high school who choose to continue their college education locally in Palm Beach County. Our mission is to provide an opportunity for executive women to share business experience and knowledge, as well as promote higher education for the next generation of women through academic scholarships. 

  Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

In the Glades
The Sun
Indeed Jobs

Palm Healthcare
  • Project Director, Healthier Glades
  • Electrical & Instrumentation Technician
  • Water Treatment Plant Operator
  • Pay Loader Operator
  • Journeyman Operator Heavy Equipment
  • Journeyman Welder
  • Forklift Operator - PMW
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Utility Worker
  • Certified Court Interpreter - Haitian Creole
  • Certified Court Interpreter - Spanish
  • Court Program Specialist II (Unified Family Court)
  • Digital Court Reporter
  • Drug Court Manager
  • Magistrate Assistant (Administrative Secretary II)
  • Mediator - Family Court
  • Mediator - Family Court (Part-Time)
  • Scopist
  • Senior Court Program Specialist / Permanency Coordinator
  • Senior Secretary (Part-time)
Previous Postings - Other Areas
CSC: Monday Morning Update

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