Monday, November 8, 2021
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~~~ This Week ~~~
 
Tue, Nov 9, 10:00 am - Community Revitalization Virtual Meeting, PBC Office of Comm. Revitalization
Tue, Nov 9, 6:00 pm - Diabetes Self-Management Workshop by LORHN: Zoom
Tue, Nov 9, 6:30 pm - Life After High School Discussion by SOFI & Suits for Seniors: Zoom
Tue, Wed - The Glades Initiative Pantry of Choice Hours, The Glades Initiative, BG
Wed, Nov 10, 7:00 pm - Family Movie Night by City of South Bay, Tanner Park
Thu, Nov 11, 2:00 pm - Global Youth Entrepreneurship Virtual Summit
Mon, Nov 15, 5:00 pm - PBC Redistricting Virtual Town Hall Meeting
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 words FOOD COORDINATOR in the title of the email.
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, Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • 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)
Countywide Community Revitalization Team Virtual Meeting, by the Office of Community Revitalization PBC

OCR will be hosting the Countywide Community Revitalization Team (CCRT) Virtual Meeting Tuesday, Nov 9, at 10 a.m. via Webex.

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov 9, 2020 | 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Virtual
CONTACT: If you have any questions, please contact OCR Director Houston L. Tate, at 233-5303, htate@pbcgov.org

Click here to learn more (meeting flyer)
Click here to learn more (meeting agenda)
Diabetes Self-Management Workshop by Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network

Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network is hosting a FREE Diabetes Self-Management Workshop. Its target audience are residents of Okeechobee, Glades, Hendry, Western Palm Beach counties and Indiantown; however, individuals from other areas are also welcome to join.

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Zoom

Click here to learn more
Discussion 'Life After High School' presented by SOFI and Suits for Seniors via Zoom

Attend a free discussion entitled "Life After High School" via Zoom. Discover yourself, explore your options, plan for your future, and more. Presented by Securing Our Future Initiative and Suits for Seniors.

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov 9, 2020 | 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Zoom

Click here to learn more
Family Movie Night presented by the City of South Bay

The City of South Bay presents Family Movie Night at Tanner Park.

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov 10, 2020 | 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Tanner Park, 105 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, South Bay, FL 33493
CONTACT: For more information contact the City of South Bay at 561-996-6751

Click here to learn more
Global Youth Entrepreneurship Virtual Summit

The Global Youth Entrepreneurship Virtual Summit is open to future entrepreneurs and leaders ages 12 to 23. Join and learn from a panel of young business owners.

WHEN: Thursday, Nov 11, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Virtual

Click here to learn more
PBC Redistricting - Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Please join Monday, November 15th at 5:00 p.m. for information regarding redistricting of the County Commission districts and an overview of the conceptual map that the Board of County Commissioners gave direction to use in the development of a final map. The redistricting process occurs every ten years following the release of Census information.

WHEN: Monday, Nov 15, 2021 | 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Online

Click here to learn more
Introduction to Google Analytics by SCORE PBC

Learn how to set up and start to use Google Analytics to understand how people engage with your website.

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov 16, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Online

Click here to learn more
The Crossroads City Market at South Bay

The Crossroads City Market at South Bay will take place in November.

WHEN: Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Tanner Park, 105 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, South Bay, FL 33493
CONTACT: For more information contact the City of South Bay at 561-996-6751

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
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, Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • 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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Grocery Cards Available to PBC residents who qualify through PBC Community Services Department

Eligible Palm Beach County residents must be a household in which at least one or more individuals meets all of the following criteria, including but not limited to:
- Qualifies for unemployment or experienced a reduction of household income, or incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardships due to COVID-19;
- Has not received prior Food Assistance from Palm Beach County Community Services Department;
- Had a household income at or below 200% Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG);
- Must be able to provide documentation of the current COVID-19 crisis.
- Applications must be submitted online and will be processed on a first-submitted, first-qualified, first-served basis, subject to funding availability. All requested information must be uploaded prior to submitting your application.

Click here to learn more

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Thanksgiving 2021 Holiday Meals - November 18 Student Meal Distribution

In order to support the children during Thanksgiving Break, the School Food Service Department will be distributing meals at no cost on Thursday, November 18th at a select number of locations. The distribution will consist of the equivalent of nine (9) meals and nine (9) snacks.

Click here to learn more

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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
GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Hunger Relief Food Storage Capacity Grant Now Open

In accordance with the Hunger Relief Plan, the Food Storage Capacity Grant aims to minimize food waste by increasing storage capacity of food pantries and other non-profit organizations that address food insecurity. The extra storage space will enable the recipient agencies to provide a consistent supply of perishable items, including produce, to a greater number of Palm Beach County residents.

Click here to learn more
Weekly Calendar of Events at PBSC

From Palm Beach State College: "To keep you informed of the great events and happenings at PBSC, we will send you the events for the week every Monday, collected in one email for your convenience. Please make sure to scroll through the full lists of events and take advantage of any or all that are of interest."

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South Bay Residents Only: Register for Toy Giveaway

Register your child(ren) for this year's toy giveaway at South Bay City Hall, 335 SW 2nd Ave. Registration Open September 13, - November 5, 2021. Only (4) gifts per household will be given ages 6 months to 14 years old. You must provide proof of residency (ID and current utility bill) at the time of registration. You must be registered prior to giveaway.

Click here to learn more
South Bay Residents Only: Residential Emergency Assistance Program & Vaccination Incentive

Attention South Bay residents, you may be eligible to receive assistance for: past due rent not to exceed two months, water utility bills up to $300, and vaccination incentive of $150 gift card.

Click here to learn more
Get Help Picking a Plan through HealthCare.Gov

Get help getting connected to a Marketplace-registered agent or broker who will contact you to help you enroll in a health care plan for 2022. Agents or brokers are trained and registered by the Marketplace and licensed in their respective state. They’re usually paid by the insurance companies whose plans they sell; however, they’re required in many states to act in the consumer’s best interest.

Click here to learn more
Panther Empowerment Resource Center Helps PBSC Students

The mission of the Panther Empowerment Resource Center is to: improve the retention, persistence, and graduation rates of financially unstable first generation, low-income students, primarily at the Lake Worth and Belle Glade campuses. Students experiencing difficulties that include, but are not limited to: food insecurity, homelessness, debt, and transportation problems through simplified access to community resources and personalized financial planning.

Click here to learn more
Health Officials Issue Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert in Lake Okeechobee

The Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County has issued a Health Alert for the presence of harmful blue-green algal toxins in the Lake Okeechobee LZ30 water body.

Click here to learn more
Nonprofits First Rising Leaders Program - Last Chance to Apply

Rising Leaders is focused on skills needed by those who are relatively new to leading teams or managing groups of individuals. The program includes self-knowledge, leadership, and motivational elements along with discussions with community leaders, small and large group exercises, and stimulating activities. Rising Leaders includes 8 full-day sessions, bookended by a beginning orientation and a concluding 2-day retreat. Participants also complete a service-learning project. Apply by Nov. 12th.

Click here to learn more
Take Stock in Children Nov 2021 Mentor Newsletter

Learn more about what Take Stock in Children PBC has been up to by reading their October newsletter.

Click here to learn more
Cultural Council for PBC Events Calendar

From the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County: "The Fall 2021 issue of art&culture magazine is here! Featuring stories about the new normal of live music, how performing arts companies are "staging" a comeback, and more—this exciting issue can also be read on our website with exclusive extra photos, videos, and more."

Click here to learn more
Clerk Report: News from Clerk of the Court & Comptroller of Palm Beach County

Clerk Abruzzo Updates the Palm Beach County Commission - learn more by reading the latest edition of Clerk Report.

Click here to learn more
Count-e-News: News from Palm Beach County, Nov 3, 2021

Inside PBC News, Redistricting Program, COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Sites, New Voting Rules! Termination of Declaration of Continuing State of Emergency. November Events County wide, and more in this issue of Count-e-News.

Click here to learn more
501c News - News from Nonprofits First

Read the November 2021 newsletter from Nonprofits First.

Click here to learn more
The Friday 5: News from PBC School District, Nov 5, 2021

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

Click here to learn more
The Skidmore Scoop: House District 81, Nov 5, 2021

Get the latest update from the Florida House of Representative for District 81, Kelly Skidmore.

Click here to learn more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, Nov 8, 2021

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

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

The Glades Initiative, Inc.


Other Areas

The Mentor Center
Other Areas
CareerSource PBC Hosting Paychecks for Patriots Job Fair for Veterans and Spouses

CareerSource Palm Beach County is hosting a job fair for veterans and their spouses to connect them with more than 20 local and national employers, and support services. This Paychecks for Patriots event is open to all job seekers as well and will be held at the Holiday Inn Palm Beach Airport Conference Center in West Palm Beach with veterans and their spouses having priority entry at 9 a.m.

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov 9, 2021 | 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Holiday Inn Palm Beach Airport Conference Center, 1301 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Click here to learn more
Vaccination Booster Shot in West Palm Beach

Get your COVID-19 vaccination and booster shot (Moderna and Pfizer) in West Palm Beach.

WHEN: Friday, Nov 12, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: U.B. Knsey Center, 720 8th St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Click here to learn more
Previous Postings - Glades Area
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
Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies November 2021 Educational Calendar

Small Steps Great Parents workshops are for pregnant women and new families. Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies provides free hands-on education programs for parents and their support partners through our Small Steps Great Parents program. The class instructors are community partners or certified Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies staff.

WHEN: Participants can register for classes/groups on the HMHB website www.hmhbpbc.org. Check out our YouTube Channel for Small Steps, Great Parents presentations, or our Calendar for a list of our upcoming Zoom meetings!
WHERE: Virtual
CONTACT: Anitra Moss at amoss@hmhbpbc.org 

Click here to learn more
Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center Celebrates 40th Anniversary Performing Arts Season

Palm Beach State College’s Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center in Belle Glade is celebrating their 40th Anniversary “SEE IT LIVE!” 2022 performing arts season beginning in January with an entertaining lineup of performances.

Click here to learn more
2021-2022 South Florida Cultural Consortium Applications Open

The South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship Program offers the largest regional, government-sponsored artists’ grants in the United States, awarding $15,000 and $7,500 fellowships to resident visual and media artists from the counties of Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach.

Click here to learn more
FCC: 'You May Have to Add an Area Code to Dial Out'

Seven-digit dialing is out, 10-digit dialing is in. As of Sunday, callers in 82 area codes across 35 states and one U.S. territory now are required to use their three-digit area code before punching in the seven-digit phone number when calling a local number, the Federal Communications Commission says.

Click here to learn more
Animal Care and Control Celebrates 'Adopt-a-Senior-Pet' Month

November is national Adopt-a-Senior-Pet month. Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control has an abundance of pets looking for loving homes and warm laps to lie in! To help celebrate, the shelter will be offering free adoptions on all dogs and cats age 6 years and older.

Click here to learn more
McKinlay Memo: News from District 6 PBC Commissioner

Commissioner Melissa McKinlay (PBC District 6) shares news from her office.

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • Information Database Specialist (2 Positions Available)

Posting Information
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. 

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