Monday, October 15, 2018
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Mon, Oct 15 5:30 pm    Know the Issues - Election Time 2018, Belle Glade Library
Tue, Oct 16 9:00 am      Glades PATCH Meeting, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Wed, Oct 17 10:00 am   New South Bay Villas Accepting Applications, Tanner Park, South Bay
Thu, Oct 18 5:00 pm     Glades Night Out Against Crime, Tanner Park, South Bay
Fri, Oct 19 9:00 am        Palm Beach County Community Conversations, Belle Glade Civic Center
Tue, Oct 23 12:00 pm    On the Table, Lunch and Conversation, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Tue, Oct 23 6:30 pm     BG Chamber Banquet, Everglades Research and Education Center, Belle Glade
Glades Area

Join us for Lunch and Share Your IdeasONTHETABLE

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: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: To RSVP, call or email Jose at 561-996-3310,

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Election Time 2018 - Know the Issues Presentation KNOWTHEISSUES

Todd Bonlarron, assistant county administrator, will be providing an explanation of state constitutional amendments and local questions on this year's ballot. 

WHEN: Monday, October 15, 2018 | 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information call the library at 561-996-3453

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Glades PATCH Meeting PATCH

The Glades PATCH (Planned Approach To Community Health) is a program designed to help the community evaluate, plan and implement health education and disease prevention and intervention programs. PATCH helps promote the health of the community to include social, emotional and physical well-being of its citizens. PATCH is a partnership of concerned citizens and organizations. This partnership provides a forum for identifying health problems affecting the community and mobilizing the community to plan, conduct and evaluate intervention services. The meeting is open to all who wish to join.   

WHEN: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
WHERE:  The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
New South Bay Villas Accepting Project-Based Applications NEWSOUTHBAY

Royal American Management will be accepting eligible project-based applications for New South Bay Villas in South Bay, Florida for 4 bedrooms apartments only at Tanner Park. Applications will be accepted onsite ONLY. PLEASE BRING: Valid Photo ID for all household members 18 or older, birth certificates and social security cards for all household members, proof of income, and copy of bank statements. Applications must meet occupancy standard for the bedroom size available, meet PBCHA's local preference and eligibility criteria. 

WHEN: Wednesday, October 17, 25, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Tanner Park, 105 W Palm Beach Road, South Bay, FL 33493  
CONTACT INFO: If you have any questions, please call 561-708-8289

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Glades Night Out Against Crime - South Bay NIGHTOUT

Residents are invited to participate in the Glades Night Out Against Crime event at the city of South Bay. The free event hopes to unite residents, law enforcement, local businesses and leaders to decrease crime. Food, games and more for free. 

WHEN: Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Tanner Park, 105 Palm Beach Road, South Bay, FL 33493
CONTACT INFO: To RSVP, contact Marcia Bahia at

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Palm Beach County Community Conversations COMMUNITYCONVERSATIONS

Palm Beach County invites consumers to join a conversation about living in poverty, as well as to discuss the gaps and unmet needs throughout the county.    

WHEN: Tuesday, October 19, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Civic Center, 725 NW 4th St , Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information contact Stessy Cocerez at 561-355-4718

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Click here for online survey (English)
Click here for online survey (Haitian Creole)
Click here for online survey (Spanish)
Belle Glade Goes Bollywood - 54th Annual Awards Banquet BOLLYWOOD

From Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce: " It's that time again! Join us for the 54th Annual Awards Banquet."

WHEN: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Everglades Research and Education Center, 3200 E Palm Beach Road, Belle Glade, FL 33430  
CONTACT INFO: For more information contact the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce at 561-996-2745
COST: $40 per ticket

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Caring Hearts Health Fair

Caring Hearts Medical Clinic in Belle Glade invites the public to a health fair. Services to be provided include blood pressure and diabetes checks, HIV testing, BMI check. 

WHEN: Friday, October 26, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: 301 SE 1st St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information call 561-983-3710

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Mammograms After Sunday Service - New Birth Deliverance

You are invited to a MASS (Mammograms After Sunday Service) presentation. Sponsored by the Beautiful Gate Cancer Support and Resource Center. Event will feature a survivor presentation, light refreshments, door prizes, giveaways, and more.

WHEN: Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church, 1650 South Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Catholic Charities Counseling Program

Catholic Charities offers a number of programs, ranging from Counseling, to Support and Healing (post-abortive and miscarriage support), as well as Group Counseling for children and parents. Counseling program accepts insurance and provides sliding-scale fees for those who do not have insurance or whose insurance does not cover these services. Services are offered in English and Spanish. First session is free.

WHEN: Ongoing services
WHERE: Catholic Charities, 1200 E Main St, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: For more information call 561-924-5677

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Palm Beach County: Funding Availability, Sail and Housing Credit Local Government Contribution

Palm Beach County's Department of Housing and Economic Sustainability (DHES) hereby announces the availability of $690,000 in loan funding to serve as the required minimum local government contribution for affordable housing developers seeking State Apartment Incentive Loan (SAIL) and Housing Credit (HC) funding through Florida Housing Finance Corporation's (FHFC) 2018 Requests For Applications (RFAs). Funds made available through this NOFA may be committed to up to six (6) projects in the amount of $115,000 each.

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, October 15, 2018

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

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • 25 Positions Open
Other Areas
Ballot Choices: Property Exemption & Taxes - Luncheon by the League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County will be hosting a hot topic luncheon: Ballot Choices: Property Exemption & Taxes

WHEN: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Atlantis Country Club,  190 Atlantis Blvd, Atlantis, Florida 33462
CONTACT INFO: Register online at or call Estelle Friedman at 561-968-4123
COST: $25 (before Oct. 12, 2018), $35

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Experience the Cost of Poverty

Leadership Palm Beach County, in partnership with Palm Beach County's Community Services Department, Community Action Program, will provide this experiential event. Participants get a glimpse into the lives of low-income individuals and families living in our community -- the obstacles that are faced, the decisions that are made, and the consequences that impact these families every day.

WHEN: Friday, October 19, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: 2751 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
CONTACT INFO: For more information, contact To register, RSVP at

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The Office of Diversity in Business Practices Hosts a Town Hall Meeting

The Urban League of Palm Beach County Inc., hosts its 7th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon. Join clinicians and survivors as we educate the community about the disease that affects both men and women. Come out and enjoy a healthy lunch, receive educational materials and register to win a free door prize.

WHEN: Monday, October 22, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  
WHERE:  Fulton-Holland Educational Services,   3300 Forest Hill Boulevard  , West Palm Beach, FL 33406 
CONTACT INFO:  Click here to register

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area

The Glades Initiative Honored for its Role in War on Hunger

The Glades Initiative was honored to be one of the organizations honored October 2, 2018 at the Hats Off Nonprofit Awards  at the Harriet Himmel Theatre in West Palm Beach. The Glades Initiative was recognized for our part in the  War on Hunger collaborative. 

Our group received a 2018  Community Collaborators Award for hand-delivering 3,864,168 Snacks In 214,676 "White Boxes" to an estimated 215,000 Palm Beach County residents struggling with poverty and hunger within a two-month time span.

The War on Hunger Collaborative was spearheaded by Living Hungry, and implemented in partnership with Palm Beach County Offi ce of Community Revitalization; Farm Share; the South Florida Hunger Coalition, The Glades Initiative, Erica Whitfield (School District of Palm Beach County Board member); Sysco Southeast Florida; PBC School District and School Food Service; Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office; Nonprofits First; Restoration Bridge; Daughters of the American Revolution; The Palm Beach Post; Cox Media; The Girl Scouts of South Florida; ARC of the Glades and 100's of partners from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors with sponsor support by the Everglades Trust.
On The Table: Share a Meal and Discuss Meaningful Ideas to Strengthen Our Community on Oct. 24

The Glades Initiative is part of the Steering Committee for On the Table, a national initiative designed to unite people of all ages and diverse backgrounds over mealtime conversations .
The Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin County is sponsoring the initiative throughout Palm Beach and Martin County with funding by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation .
We are looking for local Glades organizations and people interested in hosting a conversation on October 24, 2018.  Materials are available to assist you in facilitating your own conversation. The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties has invited residents throughout the region to join On the Table, s hare a meal , get together for coffee and discuss meaningful ideas to strengthen your communit y. The mealtime conversations are structured to discuss issues that affect residents and grew out of a pilot program that was held last year.  Every voice matters and this is a wonderful opportunity to talk about what matters. Taking part is simple, whether over a meal or coffee break, hosting is easy.
The Glades Initiative will be hosting a table and encourages other local agencies to host one, as well. Stay tuned for more details.  If you are interested in hosting a table in the Glades, please contact Karis Engle at The Glades Initiative, , or click on one of the links below. 

WHEN: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 
CONTACT INFO:  Click here for more information or to host a conversation of your own

Click here to read Palm Beach Post article about the date
Click here to watch video about On the Table
Domestic Violence Awareness Month Calendar DOMESTIC

Please find the attached calendar for "Domestic Violence Awareness Month", presented by the Domestic Violence Council of Palm Beach County.   

Event in the Glades
WHEN: Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: First United Methodist Church, 491 E Main St, Pahokee, FL 33476

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LORE Hosts Small Business Workshop

From LORE: "You have an idea for a business, now you need to know how to get on your way. This workshop gives the aspiring entrepreneur an understanding of realistic tools and resources for business startup.  

WHEN: Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Crossroads Community Center, 50 Levee Road, South Bay, FL 33493  
CONTACT INFO: For more information, and to RSVP, email with the names of those attending, or call 561-889-8343

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Trunk or Treat, KTM Foundation's 2nd Annual Fall Fest

South Bay residents: Come join in helping create a positive and safe evening for the kids and community!  Decorate your trunks and give out treats  (kids will go from trunk to trunk for treats). Prizes will be given to best trunk, best costume and more. Cake walk contest, games and prizes, bounce house, and food. 

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Southwest corner field of 11th Ave, South Bay Florida
CONTACT INFO: Contact Barbara at 561-449-3793

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2018 Glades Diabetes Health Fair - Save the Date

Do you have diabetes? Are you at risk? Come out and learn how to manage diabetes and improve your quality of life. Come join The Glades Initiative, the Deltas, and the many other partners at this event. The health fair will feature lectures, Q&A sessions on important health topics, diabetes screenings, resources, food demonstrations, food giveaways, and a FL mobile 3D mammography. 

WHEN: Saturday, November 3, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee High School Gymnasium, 900 Larrimore Road, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: Visit to schedule an appointment

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2nd Annual Community Wide Health and Wellness Festival

Palm Beach County HIV CARE Council announce that the 2nd Annual Community Wide Health and Wellness Festival will be held at The Loading Ramp in Belle Glade. 

We invite you to join us in making a difference and supporting this initiative by completing the Vendor/Exhibitor Registration Form and send it back by Oct 30th 2018. The cost to exhibit at the event is free and spaces are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis until full.  This year, the Festival is focused on the importance of ending discrimination against individuals living with HIV/AIDS. 

WHEN: Saturday, November 17, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Loading Ramp, 524 SW Avenue C Place, Belle Glade, FL 33430  
CONTACT INFO: Vendors/exhibitors are invited to  complete the Vendor/Exhibitor Registration Form and send it back by October 30,  2018. The cost to exhibit is free.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Neeta Mahani at 561-355-4820,,  or Tammy Martinez,  561-355-4501,

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Click here for vendor/exhibitor registration form
Tourist Tax News

News and more from the constitutional tax collector for Palm Beach County.  

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Protect Your Family from Red Tide

From Florida Department of Health: "The Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County is reminding residents and visitors to use caution when on the beach or in waters with high concentrations of red tide. Protect your family and pets by staying away from affected areas until the blooms move further offshore or they go away. Red tide is a naturally occurring algae that has been documented along Florida's Gulf Coast since the 1840s and occurs nearly every year. Because the blooms are patchy, other local beaches may be okay to visit ... "

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4 Vital Steps for Small Business Cyber Security

SCORE lists four vital steps for ensuring small business cyber security: 1. make it personal; 2. back up data regularly; 3. handle data properly; 4. build strong walls. To learn more about each step, click on the link below. 

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CareerSource October 2018 Calendar of Events

Take advantage of the programs offered at CareerSource's Belle Glade location.  

Click here to see full schedule of programs for October 2018
Center for Child Counseling Upcoming Workshops

Read on to learn more about the Institute for Clinical Training, upcoming workshops through the Center for Child Counseling.

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • Home Health Aide Instructors
  • 25 Positions Open
Other Areas

  • Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Intake Specialist
  • Executive Director
  • Accounting Clerk/Administrative Assistant (part-time)
Previous Postings - Other Areas
Mentor Training - Take Stock in Children PBC

From Take Stock in Children: "We need your support! Take Stock in Children needs to recruit 200 new mentors by the end of September and we need you! If you have already gone through our orientation, please let me know. If not, please consider making a difference and making a college scholarship possible for a student. Our students must have a mentor in order to receive their college scholarship."

Becoming a mentor is easy and minimal time commitment..  
* Attend an orientation  
* Meet with your student once a week  
* For 20-30 minutes  
* At least 2-3 times a month  
* during the student's lunch period 

WHEN: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Take Stock in Children Palm Beach Office, 1896 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, Ste 103, West Palm Beach, FL 33409 
CONTACT INFO: Kimberly Briard, 561-683-1704, or

Click here for more information
Click here for mentor job description
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
Donate to the Glades Initiative, Inc.



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