Monday, October 19, 2020
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Mon, Oct 19 7:00 am      Early Voting Opens in Palm Beach County
Monday-Friday 8:00 am    Free Walk-Up COVID-19 Testing, C.L. Brumback at Lakeside Medical
Monday-Friday 11:00 am    FLIPANY Feeding Sites Open (For children), See below for locations
Tue, Oct 20 9:00 am    Zoom: PATCH Monthly Meeting
Wed, Oct 21 9:30 am       Food Distribution, (For all), The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Thu, Oct 22 1:00 pm    Building and Managing Your First Website
Thu, Oct 22 6:00 pm    Racial Wealth Gap Learning Simulation
Glades Area
VOTE NOW: Early Voting Begins Today - Ends Nov 1; Find Your Nearest Voting Location

Early Voting starts today, Monday, October 19, 2020 through Sunday, November 1, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Don't want to mail your Vote-by-Mail ballot? Drop it off at the secure drop box at any Early Voting location! Remember to bring one or two forms of valid and current identification that include your signature and photo. Registered voters in Palm Beach County can vote in any Early Voting site.

WHEN: Monday, Oct 19 - Nov. 1, 2020 | 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Glades Early Voting Locations:
WHERE: Loula V York Branch Library, 525 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, FL 33476
WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
WHERE: SOE West County Branch Office (drop box), 2976 State Road 15, 2nd Floor, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for more info
Click here for more info (map of Early Voting sites)
Click here for the League of Women Voters of PBC Nonpartisan Voters' Guide
Open to All: Food Distribution Every Wednesday at The Glades Initiative

For the past year and a half, and continuing into the future, The Glades Initiative offers weekly food distribution to anyone in need. Those coming in cars are asked to line up beside the office for drive-through pick-up on Wednesdays from 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM. Both drivers and walkers will receive food bags on a first-come first-serve basis. 

Our staff and volunteers will wear personal protective gear as we handle and distribute the food bags. We ask that drivers and their passengers remain in their vehicles and practice social distancing measures to keep everyone safe.

WHEN: Every Wednesday | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL
CONTACT: For questions, call us at 561-996-3310
PATCH Monthly Meeting - Zoom Meeting

P.A.T.C.H. (Planned Approach To Community Health) will resume via Zoom. If you serve the Glades, please join us and share what and how you are helping during the Covid-19 Pandemic. 

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020 | 9:00 a.m.

Click here to learn more and for meeting information
Click here for agenda and minutes
Social Media 101: How to Connect With Your Content

A Professional Development Workshop Series brought to you by Junior League of Boca Raton - hosted by Nonprofits First.

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020 | 10:00 a.m.

Click here to learn more
Webinar: Building & Managing Your First Website

A well-built website that positions your business as a trustworthy and reputable player in the market is one of the keys to success to surviving in this digital world. Learn what to look out for. Presented by SCORE Palm Beach County.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct 22, 2020 | 1:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more and for other webinars from SCORE Palm Beach County
Racial Wealth Gap Learning Simulation

The Racial Wealth Gap Simulation is an interactive learning opportunity to discover what federal policies are in place that compound systemic racism in our country.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct 22, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more
Trunk-or-Treat Breast Cancer Awareness Event

Lakeside Medical Center will be hosting "Trunk-or-Treat, a Breast Cancer Awareness Event" featuring fun for the whole family. This free and safe family drive-thru event is open to all (walk-ups are also welcome).

WHEN: Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here to learn more
Caridad Center Zoom Hosted Presentation: Insights on COVID-19

Hear an expert panel discuss insights on the virus, strategies to limit spread in communities, and the economic ramifications of the pandemic.

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020 | 2:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more
Virtual Conversation: Affordable Housing in the Glades

Join for an insightful virtual conversation on the current affordable housing crisis and local government response measures.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 | 2:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more
Food Distributions in the Glades

The Glades Initiative Food Distribution Every Wednesday (Open to Everyone)

For the past year and a half, and continuing into the future, The Glades Initiative offers weekly food distribution to anyone in need. Those coming in cars are asked to line up beside the office for drive-through pick-up on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM. Both drivers and walkers will receive food bags on a first-come first-serve basis.

Our staff and volunteers will wear personal protective gear as we handle and distribute the food bags. We ask that drivers and their passengers remain in their vehicles and practice social distancing measures to keep everyone safe.

WHEN: Every Wednesday | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For questions, call us at 561-996-3310

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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 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

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Flipany Grab 'n Go Sites (For Ages 18 and under)

Attached is a list of locations for Grab 'n Go Feeding Sites in the Glades. 

WHEN: Monday - Friday | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Click here for more information about site locations

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School Sites Free Meal Distribution (For Ages 18 and under)

Beginning September 21, breakfast and lunch will be free to all students attending school in-person on campus. The District will also continue to have free grab-and-go curbside meal pickup for those who have remained in distance learning, students 18 years of age and younger (22 and younger for ESE). Grab-and-go meals will continue to be distributed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please check here for times and locations.

The times and specific locations on campus for the curbside grab-and-go will vary by school. Food distribution will be available at more than 100 District-operated and charter schools throughout the County. Grab-and-go meals will continue to be distributed on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Click here for more info

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Hunger Relief Update - Sept 28, 2020

This week’s update is very long and full of important information, once again. Please note the expansion and changes to the School District of Palm Beach County’s BreakSpot Grab ‘n Go sites in blue below and be sure to scroll to the end.

Click here to read the Hunger Relief Update
Youth Services and United Way of PBC Provide CARES Act Grant Funding to Nonprofits

The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners is providing grant funding through its Youth Services Department to the United Way of Palm Beach County for nonprofit agencies throughout Palm Beach County. Monies are made available through the county’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to meet the needs of qualifying 501 (c)(3) or 501(c)(19) nonprofit agencies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

CONTACT: For more information or to apply, please visit https://unitedwaypbc.org/get-informed/pbc-cares-nonprofits-grant/

Click here to learn more
Looking for Donations: Holiday Hygiene Gift Bags - This Year's Needs

The Light House Cafe & Ella's Closet invite you to make a difference this holiday season by helping to gift personal hygiene bags to those in need.

CONTACT: To schedule a pickup or delivery of the requested items, kindly call (561) 993-7020

Click here to learn more
Early Learning Coalition Early Head Start Program Opens

Services for children 6 weeks to 3 years old; Comprehensive services; Full day, year-round services; Inclusive Settings; School Readiness; Family Engagement – Parent advocacy and leadership; Online application system across Palm Beach Count.

CONTACT: Contact with questions at 561-412-2203

Click here to learn more
Need a Ride to the Polls? Free Rides to Vote - Volunteers Needed

The Urban League of Palm Beach County and its partners are providing free rides to vote during the Early Voting period and on Election Day.

WHEN: Monday, Oct 19 - Nov 1 & Nov 3, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more
Upcoming Training Opportunities from the Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches

The Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches announces several training opportunities coming up starting next week. The links to register can be found at https://www.htcpb.org/event-calendar. All events are virtual and on Zoom.

CONTACT: If you have any questions, please reach out to lcusack@cilo.org

Click here to learn more
Call for Nominations: MLK Jr Leadership Awards

Do you know someone or an organization that has made contributions in the areas of education, diversity, race relations, social justice or economic empowerment? This is your opportunity to recognize those who have made a difference in improving the lives of individuals in our community.

Deadline for Nominations
WHEN: Friday, Nov 6, 2020

Click here to learn more
Great Charity Challenge 2021 Application Process

From Great Charity Challenge: We invite you to save the date for this year's Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments® (GCC) application process: Monday October 26 through Sunday November 15, 2020 at 5 PM. Founded by father/daughter team, Mark and Paige Bellissimo in 2009, the initiative came forward as a way to increase funding to local non-profits, following the 2008 economic crisis, at a time where donations were scarce. The impact of COVID-19 replicates the situation of 12 years ago.

Application Period
WHEN: Monday, Oct 26 - Nov 15, 2020

Click here to learn more
On-Demand Videos Help You Access the Legal System

From the Clerk & Comptroller of Palm Beach County: Navigating the legal system can sometimes feel overwhelming. Please know my office is here to help. Our on-demand video library makes it easier than ever to access our services and online resources from the comfort of your own home. With our searchable YouTube Channel, you can find the information you need, when you need it.

Click here to learn more
Nonprofits First - Rising Leaders Program

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

Deadline to apply
WHEN: Friday, Nov 6, 2020

Click here to learn more
CareerSource Announces Temporary Relocation of Belle Glade Career Center

CareerSource Palm Beach County’s West Career Center is temporarily relocating to 941 SE 1st St. in Belle Glade beginning Monday, Oct. 19 while renovations take place at their regular location. A resource room will be available for clients including the use of computers and printers for job searches, individual skills assessments and assistance with reemployment services.


WHEN: Starting Mon, Oct 19, 2020
WHERE: 941 SE 1st St. Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here to learn more
Center for Child Counseling: ACEs and Mental Health in Schools

As schools re-open in Palm Beach County and across the country, many parents feel relieved that they no longer have to to juggle the duties of remote worker and home-school teacher, but they're also concerned about their children's return to crowded buildings amid a pandemic.

Click here to learn more
Online Community Service Opportunities for Teens

The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office is offering online community service opportunities for teens via Zoom. These hours are accepted by the Palm Beach County Office of the State Attorney.

CONTACT: To register for the workshop, contact Marcia Bahia at  bahiam@pbso.org and provide: Full name - Date of Birth - Email Address - Phone Number - Probation Officer (if applicable)

Click here to learn more
Anti-Bullying Virtual Workshop

From the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office: Your children will enjoy this educational and fun Zoom session! To schedule group sessions (up to 10 children per session), contact us.

CONTACT: Marcia Bahia at bahiam@pbso.org

Click here to learn more
Parents Against Gangs Virtual Workshop

The virtual workshop will raise parents' awraeness on gang recruitment, how to recognize gang signs, juvenile crime, and how a criminal record can bring a lifetime of consequence to a child.

Click here to learn more
Nonprofits First - Community Update Oct 16, 2020

Read Nonprofits First's latest COVID-19 Community Update. 

Click here to learn more (COVID-19 Resources)
CSC: Monday Morning Update, Oct 19, 2020

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                         


  • Community Health Advocate I - LORHN

  • Family Services Manager - Belle Glade
Other Areas
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., 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310
RCMA Belle Glade Now Accepting Applications

RCMA Belle Glade is now accepting applications for EHS/MSHS/CCP, Head Start, VPK and School Readiness classrooms-for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age.

WHERE: RCMA Belle Glade CDC, 20 Carver Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-992-2060 Fax: 561-992-2062; EHS/MSHS/CCP: 0 to 3 year old-Griselda Villarreal; Head Start - 3 year old to 5 years old-Maria Gonzalez; School Readiness/VPK - Amanda Garcia
Community Connections for Life Afterschool Services

Community Connections for Life is providing Afterschool services which include: Afterschool Pick up from school; Psychosocial Therapies; and Individual and group therapies.

CONTACT: Please contact us at 561-983-8717 for any questions or to set an appointment

Click here to learn more
Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches Offers Learning Workshops in October

Click below to learn about the Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches' learning sessions in October.

Click here to learn more
Step Up Scholarships for Children K-12

Step Up For Students administers five scholarship programs for Florida’s schoolchildren.

Click here to learn more
School District Program Helps Homeless Children, Youth and Their Families

The McKinney-Vento Program within the School District of Palm Beach County. The McKinney-Vento Program, also known as MVP, assists homeless children, youth, and their families so that these students have every opportunity to succeed academically.

Click here to learn more
Help with Housing Expenses in Palm Beach County

Read about various programs to help with housing expenses in Palm Beach County in response to COVID-19.

Click here to learn more
COVID-19 Mental Health Crisis; Catholic Charities Rising to Meet the Need

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach is pleased to announce our new partnership with the Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network (SEFBHN) as a provider of outpatient mental health services.

Click here to learn more
Florida Women's Business Center: Free Info at Your Fingertips Available Through the Library

Learn how a free library card can get you access to information such as demographic, international commerce, sourcing, industry growth, business ownership and revenue, commodities, lists, and much more. Enhance your productivity and knowledge.

Click here to learn more
Palm Beach County Business Workshops

Palm Beach County's Office of Equal Business Opportunity, along with other partners, is presenting a series of business workshops covering topics such as: Starting a Business in Palm Beach County, Accessing Capital, and Doing Business with Palm Beach County.

Click here to learn more
Conversation on Racial Equity and Housing Justice

Ta-Nehisi Coates, National Book Award winner and distinguished writer in residence at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, and NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel joined for a conversation on racial equity and housing justice during and after COVID-19. A recording of the conversation is available for viewing until October 21.

Click here to learn more
Prime Time Post - October 12, 2020

Prime Time uses its weekly e-newsletter to inform more than 3,000 subscribers of opportunities to advance the field, highlights from local OST programs and resources worth sharing with friends and families.

Click here to learn more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, Oct 12, 2020

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                         

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