Monday, November 4, 2019
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Tue, Nov 5  5:00 pm           Pizza with a Cop, Belle Glade Teen Center
Thu, Nov 7  11:00 am         Glades Gas 90th Birthday Celebration, Belle Glade
Thu, Nov 7  7:00 pm          Mayhem Poets, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade
Fri, Nov 8  9:00 am             Pahokee Honors Veterans Day, Commissioners Park, Pahokee
Sat, Nov 9  9:15 am           Diabetes Self Management Class, Bridges at Belle Glade
Sat, Nov 9  10:00 am         Communitywide Health and Wellness Festival, Belle Glade Loading Ramp
Sat, Nov 9  1:00 pm           Lakeside 10th Anniversary Celebration, Belle Glade
Wed, Nov 13  12:00 pm     On the Table Conversation, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Glades Area

FREE Lunch - Attend our On the Table Conversation TABLEON

The Glades Initiative is hosting an On the Table conversation and you're invited! On the Table is a forum for civic conversation that brings together residents to share a meal and discuss the challenges and opportunities they face in their communities. This is your chance to talk about the issues, big and small, that impact our quality of life in the Glades.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 (multiple tables for both English and Haitian Creole) & Thursday, November 14, 2019 (Spanish only) | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Call or email Kassandra at (RSVP required by noon, Monday, November 11, 2019)

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The Glades Initiative Newsletter - Fall 2019

Want to learn what we do here at The Glades Initiative? Click below and read our Fall 2019 Newsletter for the answer!

Click here to read our Fall 2019 newsletter!
Pizza with a Cop at Belle Glade Teen Center PIZZA
From PBSO: Let's have an open and honest conversation in a safe and non-confrontational space. The teens and cops dialogue provides an opportunity to learn about each other's diverse cultures, backgrounds, and experiences. 

WHEN:  Tuesday, November 5, 2019  | 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Teen Center, 350 SW 10th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-992-5399

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Glades Gas 90th Birthday Celebration GAS
Glades Gas will be celebrating 90 years. We will be serving up deep southern fried turkey and local foods. Come join us for lunch, fun and great prizes for our clients. Everyone is welcome!

WHEN:   Thursday, November 7, 2019  | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Glades Gas, 5 West Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3046
Mayhem Poets Return to Dolly Hand CAC MAYHEM
The Mayhem Poets will be doing a three-day residency in Belle Glade that will include four poetry-writing workshops for Palm Beach State English classes and a poetry slam on campus. The residency will conclude with a performance at the Dolly Hand on Thursday, November 7. Students from Palm Beach State will be invited to share their poetry during the show!
WHEN: Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT  : For tickets, call the box office at 561-993-1160 or visit
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City of Pahokee Honors Veterans Day VETERANS
Join the City of Pahokee as it honors veterans who have served. 
WHEN: Friday, November 8, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Commissioners Park, 601 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, FL 33476
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Lakeside Medical Center 10th Anniversary Celebration LAKESIDE10YR
Join us for a day of family fun to celebrate your community hospital's 10th anniversary! There will be games, music, prizes, an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, balloon art, free hotdogs and hamburgers, and more! 
WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430
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Diabetes Self-Management Classes at Bridges of BG DIABETESCLASSES
Do you or someone you care for have diabetes or prediabetes and would benefit from learning self-management strategies?   Take action to control Diabetes - Now Enrolling for Diabetes Self-Management Program Fall Classes -- No Cost to Participate -- Locations in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Belle Glade, and Boynton Beach.
Class in the Glades
WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 2019 | 9:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
WHERE: Bridges at Belle Glade, 33 West Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Contact Robin Nierman to enroll: or 561-300-3227
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3rd Ann. Communitywide Health & Wellness Festival COMMUNITYWIDE
The PBC HIV CARE Council is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Communitywide Health & Wellness Festival at The Loading Ramp in Belle Glade. As we continue our efforts to reduce HIV-related health disparities and assure adequate treatment and support services are accessible to the most vulnerable populations, we want to invite you to the opportunity for your organization to align itself with a unique event and worthwhile cause. We want to cordially invite you to be a vendor at our event. 
WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Loading Ramp, 524 SW Avenue C Place, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT  : For more information, please contact Neeta Mahani at 561-355-4820 or; you may also RSVP by clicking here
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2020 Open Enrollment is Here - Ends Dec 15

Marketplace Open Enrollment starts this week -- Friday, November 1 -- and lasts until December 15.
Now is the time to visit to get ready for this year's Open Enrollment and review your 2020 health plan options.
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Click here for flyers
Palm Beach County Nonprofit Sign-up for 2020 Great Charity Challenge

Will you be one of the lucky beneficiaries of the 11th Annual Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity InvestmentsĀ®? The application process for the 2020 Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity InvestmentsĀ® (GCC) is now open.

WHEN: Friday, November 15, 2019 | 5:00 p.m.

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Join an Open Conversation About Economic Development in the Glades Community
Palm Beach State College hosts an event entitled "Strengthening Communities for the Future: Economic Development of the Glades Area." Join for an open conversation. 
WHEN: Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade, FL 33430
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Young Adult Program at CareerSource
Develop leadership skills, earn valuable credentials, explore interests, and much more by participating in CareerSource's Young Adult Program. 
WHEN: Next class starts Tuesday, November 12, 2019
CONTACT: To apply, go to (Youth Services page), or call 561-340-1060 x2361
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Light House Cafe & Ella's Closet - Christmas Hygiene Gift Bags Wish List

From the Light House Cafe: The Light House Cafe and Ella's Closet invite you to make a difference in the lives of others by helping gift personal hygiene bags to those in need this Christmas. Items needed include: bath towels, socks, deodorants, toothbrushes, and more.

Donations can be delivered to:
WHERE: The Light House Cafe, 400 SW Avenue B, Belle Glade, FL 33459
CONTACT: To schedule a pick-up or delivery, call: Martha Lynn Weeks, 561-993-7020
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Holiday Festival and Tree-Lighting Nov. 19 at DHCAC
Come out and join Santa, the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches' Choir in the Glades and the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center for the Holiday Festival and Tree-Lighting! The event includes refreshments, entertainment from the Choir in the Glades, a visit from Santa and the beautiful tree-lighting for the 14th Annual Festival of Trees. This free event begins at 6:00 p.m.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade, FL 33430
Click here to learn more
Scholarship Opportunity: Latinas First Foundation

Do you know/are you an emerging Latina seeking higher education? Encourage her to apply for the Latinas First Foundation scholarship! Application deadline January 17.

WHEN: Friday, January 17, 2019

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JLBC: Register for 2019 Nonprofit Trainings
Trainings are offered either at no cost or at a nominal fee, with scholarship opportunities often available. Training topics include: The Importance of Nonprofit Strategic Planning, and Marketing and Branding.

WHEN:  Tuesday, November 5, December 3, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
CONTACT: If you would like more information or wish to speak to someone about these opportunities please call 561-620-2553 or email

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Call for Nominations: 2020 MLK Leadership Awards

DEADLINE EXTENDED! The Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Awards were established by Palm Beach State College to honor individuals and organizations that have made major innovative contributions toward improving the lives of others, particularly the underserved, through leadership, service and/or programs. These contributions can be in the areas of education, diversity, race relations, health care, social justice and economic empowerment.

WHEN: Friday, November 8, 2019 (extended from previous deadline day of October 29, 2019) | 5:00 p.m.

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Learn about FAU's Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)

Please see the attached resources available through FAU's Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD). CARD serves children and families in Palm Beach County and beyond. Programs are tailored, depending on the child's age and diagnosis. CARD also provides training and family support.

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211 Help Me Grow Program for Palm Beach County

211 Help Me Grow Palm Beach/Treasure Coast is part of a state and national program that is designed to identify children at-risk for developmental, behavioral, or social challenges. Parents and caregivers of young children (0 - 8 years) who live in Palm Beach, Martin, Okeechobee, St. Lucie or Indian River counties are eligible to participate in the Help Me Grow program. This free program is designed to support questions and concerns of families, while providing access to resources and supports.

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Prime Time Post - Weekly News

Prime Time Palm Beach County shares information about upcoming events, programs, opportunities, and more! 

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501c News - Nonprofits First Newsletter

Catch up with Nonprofits First by reading the October 2019 edition of 501c News! In this edition: 2019 Hats Off Nonprofit Awards, member profile, and much more.

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Count-e-News: News from Palm Beach County

In this month's issue of Count-e-News: learn about the sixth annual Lagoonfest, Countdown 2 Zero Pet Adoption event, and more!

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Early Learning Coalition Fall 2019 Newsletter

Read the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County's Fall 2019 Newsletter for information about Governor Ron DeSantis proclaiming November as Florida's Family Engagement in Education Month. 

Click here to learn more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, November 4, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council. Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: Council proclaims November Prematurity Awareness Month, scholarships, and more!

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 
Other Areas
Sealing & Expungement Workshop
Do you have an arrest record? We may be able to help remove it from your record. If you were charged with a crime in Palm Beach County and the case did not result in a conviction/prison, you may be eligible to have a single arrest record sealed/expunged.

WHEN:  Saturday, November 9, 2019  | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Lindsey Davis Community Center, 1550 W 28th St, Riviera Beach, FL 33404
CONTACT: Please RSVP on or before November 1, 2019 by calling Michka Guerrier at 561-655-9844, x145 or by email,

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Inter-Agency Network November Meeting
The Inter-Agency Network is one of Palm Beach County's oldest "community-wide" networking groups. Attend the group's November meeting. 

WHEN:  Tuesday, November 5, 2019  | 8:45 a.m.
WHERE:  Children's Home Society Bldg-ground floor, 3333 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
CONTACT: For more info contact:

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Financial Tools for Your Business - 3 Workshops
Attend a three-workshop series featuring the following topics: Basic Excel, QuickBooks 101, and QuickBooks Online. 

WHEN:  Tuesday, November 5, 12, 19, 2019  | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE:  SCORE Learning Center, 500 S Australian Ave-Suite 115, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT: Richard Calcote, SCORE Palm Beach,, 561-833-1672

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Youth Mental Health First Aid
Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warnings.
WHEN: Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, 401 North Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT: For more information, email at
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Catholic Charities Lunch & Learn
From Catholic Charities Diocese of the Palm Beaches: Are you a social service provider that is interested in learning more about our programs and services? Join us for a lunch and tour of our Riviera Beach operation center. 
WHEN: Friday, November 15, 2019 | 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: St. Francis Center, 100 W 20th St, Riviera Beach, FL 33404
CONTACT: To register or for more information, contact Sara Haas, 561-360-3329
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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
Glades Area Libraries November 2019 Activities 

Read about upcoming Glades Area Library events planned for November 2019.         

Click here to see all Glades area library activities for the month
PBC Publishes Commodity Waiver List

The Office of Equal Business Opportunity is providing information designed to inform the vendor community and the public of the current commodity codes that Palm Beach County uses to solicit contracts that currently lack sufficient S/M/WBE participation resulting in waivers of Affirmative Procurement Initiatives (APIs) being granted. While the County is not required to do so, we believe providing this information will foster full and open competition among all available vendors registered with Palm Beach County and encourage S/M/WBE vendors to pursue certification for the commodities where deficits are present.

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RFP: Rising Leaders Service Learning Projects

The purpose of this Rising Leaders Service Learning Project RFP is to solicit proposals from nonprofit organizations in Broward and Palm Beach counties who need assistance with mitigating or solving a present challenge within their organization. This is an excellent opportunity for an organization to address a need or complete a project for which there are limited resources available.

Submission Deadline
WHEN: Friday, November 1, 2019 | 5:00 p.m.

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Food Research & Action Center Newsletter

The Food Research & Action Center invites you to register for upcoming webinars and looks at a SNAP proposal that could leave nearly 1 million children without free school meals.

Click here to learn more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, October 28, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council. Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: November is Prematurity Awareness Month, 2020 Spring Semester Scholarship deadlines, and more!

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 
Previous Postings - Other Areas
Florida Community Leadership Institute
Community Partners is co-hosting the first annual Florida Community Leadership Institute in Tampa this November and we are inviting like-minded individuals to join us in the hopes they will learn, network and be inspired.

WHEN:  Thursday, November 7-8, 2019
WHERE:  Tampa Marriott Water Street, 700 S. Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602 US

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Take Stock Mentor/College Readiness Coaches Event
Here's your opportunity to meet and connect with our College Readiness Coaches who are working directly with your students.

WHEN:  Wednesday, November 13, 2019  | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
WHERE:  Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center Cafeteria, 3300 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

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Posting Information: eBlast and Volunteers
Anyone wishing to add their local announcements or events is welcome to submit their information by Friday to be posted the following week. Please include a brief summary of the information to be posted with your contact name, phone number, and/or flyer. Advertise

*If you want to submit a posting please email us at
or (561) 996-3310
If you would like to submit your volunteer opportunities on our site below, please email us at

Check the Glades Community Calendar 
for additional activities scheduled in
the Glades area
Check out Volunteer Opportunities at the Glades Initiative or opportunities with our Partners in the Glades
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