Monday, November 5, 2018
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Glades Area
Save the Date, Annual Potluck and Gift Exchange!

The Glades Initiative invites partners and friends to its annual Holiday Potluck and Gift Exchange! Bring a food dish and join us as we celebrate the holidays in good company. Following the potluck, we will have a gift exchange. If you would like to participate, bring a wrapped gift suitable for a man or woman valued at $10 or more. Limited seating available. RSVP today with number of guests and food dish you plan to bring.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE:  The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C,  Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT:  Call or email Sandy at sdesty@gladesinitiative.org (RSVP by Monday, Dec. 10, 2018)
 
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Glades Region Choice & Career Academy Programs Showcase GLADESSHOWCASE

Come out and see what Choice & Career Academy Programs are available in the Glades Region.

WHEN: Monday, November 5, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: West Technical Education Center, 2625 State Hwy 715, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information contact Cosha Jackson at 561-829-4620 or Sherry Canty at 561-993-4400

Click here to learn more (in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole)
Election Day is Tuesday! ELECTIONDAY

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 is Election Day. Polling locations will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Click on the link below to locate your precinct. 

WHEN: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 | 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more and to locate your voting precinct
FREE for nonprofits! Desks, drawers, cubes, etc


Nonprofits and other agencies who help people in need are invited to pick up FREE office furniture/ workstations.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: At the Palm Beach Post Warehouse, 2751 South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, Florida 33405
CONTACT INFO: For more information contact Warren Witter, Director Operations & Logistics, at Warren@livinghungry.org or 561-723-2314

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GTAC Special Workshop Meeting GTAC

From GTAC: "OCR would like to remind our GTAC members and guests that the next GTAC meeting will be a workshop format taking place in early November.  Our guest speaker and workshop leader for the Nov. 8th GTAC is Attorney Amy Pettway of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc."

WHEN: Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: South Bay City Hall, 335 SW 2nd Avenue, South Bay, FL 33493

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Modifying Your Child Support or Custody Order MODIFYING

This event is part of a series of free 'Do-It-Yourself in Court' workshops offered each month by the Self-Service Center of the Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County. 

WHEN: Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: West County Courthouse, Conference Room C-121, 2950 State Road 15, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: To register or for more information, visit  www.mypalmbeachclerk.com/workshops

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Community Connections for Life Grand Opening COMMCONNECTIONS

Community Connections for Life, Inc. is opening a second location in Belle Glade. Join them for a grand opening of their New Y-Prep Location. Raffles, on-site registration, and food will be available.

WHEN: Saturday, November 10, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: 555 SW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Call 561-983-8870, or visit www.ccflinc.com

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Belle Glade Rotary Club Turkey Shoot

The annual Belle Glade Rotary Club Turkey Shoot returns. All shells are provided. Guns are available for your use. 

WHEN: Wednesday, November 14, 15, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
WHERE: 628 NW Avenue L, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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FREE Screening of Toxic Puzzle Documentary

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,  diana.umpierre@sierraclub.org 561-983-8655
COST: This FREE event is sponsored by Sierra Club and local members of the Waterkeeper Alliance.
 
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Scholarship Opportunity: TheDream.US Scholarships for Dreamers

TheDream.US scholarships are for highly motivated DREAMers to achieve a college education. Two scholarships are available. The National Scholarship is for high school or community college graduates. The Opportunity Scholarship is for students who live in targeted, locked-out states where they cannot get in-state tuition. Eligibility for both is based upon where you live.
 
Click here for more information and to apply
2019 Open Enrollment is Here - Ends Dec 15

Open enrollment started November 1, 2018 and ends December 15, 2018. If you or someone you know needs health care, visit  HealthCare.gov. With  financial help, most people can find plans for $75/month or less, so check out your options and find a plan that works for you.
 
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Enter in the 2019 Great Charity Challenge

The Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity InvestmentsĀ® (GCC), was created in 2009 for the purpose of assisting not-for-profit organizations located in and serving Palm Beach County, FL. Each year, the GCC transforms the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida into a field of dreams for more than 30 local charities eligible to receive money via the GCC fundraising effort through the application and selection process. 
 
Deadline to register
WHEN: Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 5:00 p.m.

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Want to Make a Difference? You can in 4 Hours a Week!

United Way of Palm Beach County is looking for volunteers to greet clients, prepare taxes and manage sites for its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. Free training is available from November 26, 2018 - January 31, 2019 for volunteers committing to 4 hours a week during tax season, January 22 - April 15, 2019 at one of several VITA sites in the county. Go to www.TaxesFiledFree.org to learn more!
 
CONTACT INFO: For questions, please email volunteer@unitedwaypbc.org

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Click here to see the VITA upcoming training schedule
Click here for the VITA Volunteer Profile
Health Insurance Marketplace Calculator for 2019

KFF's Health Insurance Marketplace Calculator now includes local data on the 2019 health plans being sold through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces during the 2019 open enrollment period. With the tool, consumers around the nation can generate estimates of their health insurance premiums and what financial help may be available -- based on household income, family size, ages of family members, and zip code -- for ACA marketplace plans sold in their local area. The calculator also helps consumers determine whether they could be eligible for Medicaid. A Spanish-language version of the calculator is also available. 

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League of Women Voters News - November 2018

Read the League of Women Voters newsletter for the month of November. 

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For the Record - County Clerk Newsletter

Read the latest news from the Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller. 

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501c News - Nonprofits First Newsletter

News, information, and more from Nonprofits First's newsletter 501c News. 

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CareerSource - November 2018 Calendar

Learn more about the programs and events CareerSource has planned this month. 

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, November 5, 2018

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

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades
 

  • 28 Positions Open
Other Areas
Don't Miss These SCORE Small Business Workshops!

Read flyer to learn about all of the exciting SCORE workshops coming up this month. 

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Free Food and Snack Boxes at Vickers House

Vickers House South, in conjunction with Restoration Bridge, will be providing free food and snack boxes every Friday. First come, first serve. 

WHEN: Friday, November 9, 2018 (to repeat every Friday) | 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Vickers House South, 3801 Georgia Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33405
CONTACT INFO: For more information, call 561-804-4975

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Community Action Advisory Board-Executive Committee Meeting

The purpose of this Executive Committee Meeting is to establish an agenda for the next regular meeting, and coordinate the recruiting and selection of board members for vacant seats.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: 810 Datura Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please contact - Elcana Dantzler, Palm Beach County Community Action Program, Edantzle@pbcgov.org, 561-355-4791

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Get Your Business Online with Google

Led by Pamela Starr, one of Google's professional national trainers, this is a can't miss workshop for every small business owner. 

WHEN: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, FL 33020
CONTACT INFO: For additional information contact Germaine at 561-265-3790 ext. 111

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2018 Fall Nonprofit Leadership Series

From the Junior League of Boca Raton: "Register now for our upcoming Nonprofit Leadership Presentations. Trainings are offered either at no cost or at a nominal fee, with scholarship opportunities often available."

The Nonprofit Board and Committee Organizational Structure (1st training)
WHEN: Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Vegso Community Resource Center (VCRC), 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432
CONTACT INFO: If you would like more information or wish to speak to someone about these exciting opportunities please call 561-620-2553 or email library@jlbr.org

Click here t o view or print a copy of the Fall Nonprofit Leadership Series
8th Annual Youth Empowerment Luncheon

This is an annual event by the Urban League of Palm Beach County supporting its youth and education programs. 

WHEN: Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: West Palm Beach Marriott, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT INFO: For more information, and to register, click here

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Civil Justice for Crime Victims

This presentation is geared towards those that work with crime victims. Attendees will learn the difference between the criminal and civil court process, various techniques used for successful case outcomes, and mistakes that could leave theri agency vulnerable to civil litigation. 

WHEN: Friday, November 9, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: CILO, 2751 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
CONTACT INFO: To register, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SKJVYBG, or contact Brandy Macaluso, bmac@cilo.org, or 561-966-4288 ext. 118

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Human Trafficking Coalition Meeting

This is a friendly reminder for the Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches general meeting scheduled Wednesday, November 14. The main speaker will be Renaldo Franklin, Supervisory Special Agent of Homeland Security Investigations. The Spotlight Speaker will be Craig Goldenfarb, Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, PA.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Palm Beach Post building, 2751 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please contact Laura Cusack, Human Trafficking Prevention and Education Coordinator, at 561-775-1758

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Fair Housing Rights for Victims of of Domestic and Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking

This session is geared towards those that may be in contact with crime victims. You will learn the statutes and laws that pertain to fair housing practices under the Violence Against Women Act and reasonable accommodations in housing for crime victims that acquire disabilities.

WHEN: Friday, November 16, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: CILO, 2751 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
CONTACT INFO: To register, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/96RT6TB, or contact Brandy Macaluso, bmac@cilo.org, or 561-966-4288 ext. 118

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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 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SSNXKD6, or contact Brandy Macaluso, bmac@cilo.org, or 561-966-4288 ext. 118

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Join the Human Trafficking Symposium 2018

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: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: SandyPines Gymnasium, 11301 SE Tequesta Terrace, Tequesta, FL 33469

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Date Change: Diabetes Awareness Day

Are you, a family member, or friend at risk for diabetes? Free risk assessment screenings will be provided during Diabetes Awareness Day, hosted by the Palm Beach Outlets.

WHEN: 
Saturday, January 19, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Palm Beach Outlets,  1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT INFO: For more information, contact Debby Walters at  debby@diabetescoalitionpbc.org

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Save the Date: Florida Rural Health Advocate Summit 2019

From The Florida Rural Health Advocate: "We invite you to join FRHA in Jacksonville, FL for the opportunity to keep alive rural health voices in Florida."

WHEN: Monday, March 4, 5, 2018
WHERE: Adam W. Herbert, University Center, 12000 Alumni Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32224

Click here to learn more
Previous Postings - The Glades Area
Belle Glade Branch Library November Activities

Read about all of the upcoming events planned for the Belle Glade Branch Library in November.  

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Click here to see all Glades area library activities for the month of November
Farm Bill and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Cuts

Read the latest edition of the Food Research & Action Center's weekly news digest.  

Click here to read newsletter
CSC: Monday Morning Update, October 29, 2018

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

Click here to read newsletter
Job Opportunities

In the Glades
 

  • 28 Positions Open
Other Areas

  • SSVF Case Manager
  • Resettlement Program Case Manager/Job Developer
Previous Postings - Other Areas
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