Monday, October 21, 2019
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Wed, Oct 23  10:00 am          Farmworker Career Development Board Meeting, West Tech, BG
Wed, Oct 23  5:30 pm           Paint a Pumpkin, Pahokee Library
Thu, Oct 24  9:00 am            Senior Mature Driver Class, West County Senior, BG
Thu, Oct 24  5:00 pm            National Night Out Against Crime, Glades Pioneer Park, BG
Mon, Oct 28  6:30 pm           Belle Glade Chamber Awards Banquet, Everglades Research & Ed. Ctr.
Tue, Oct 29  4:00 pm            Glades Got Talent Event, West Tech, BG
Wed, Oct 30  8:30 am           FREE Flu Shot, The Glades Initiative, BG
Glades Area
Get a FREE Flu Shot at The Glades Initiative  FLUSHOT

The Glades Initiative is hosting a FREE flu shot event! Stop by on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to get your free flu shot from a Walgreens pharmacist. Please bring a valid ID and health insurance information, if you have health insurance. 
WHEN: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT  : For further information, please contact Jose Zaragoza at 561-996-3310 or
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Farmworker Career Development Program Advisory Board Meeting FARMWORKER
The purpose of the Advisory Board shall be to advise, assist, support and advocate for the Farmworkers Career Development Program on matters that will strengthen employment opportunities for clients served by the agency.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: West Technical Education Center, 2625 State Highway 715-Building #1-Training #1, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For more information, please contact - Natalie Diaz Rodriguez, Community Action Program Manager, or 561-355-4208
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Paint a Pumpkin at Pahokee Library PUMPKIN
Children, teens and parents are invited to paint small pumpkins as we celebrate fall. 
WHEN: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Loula V York Branch Library, 525 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: 561-924-5928
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Senior Mature Driver Class at West County Senior Ctr. MATUREDRIVER
Register today for upcoming Senior Mature Driver class to save up to 15% off your insurance premium! The cost to participate is $12 (includes certificate of completion at the end of the class). 
WHEN: Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: West County Senior Center, 2916 State Road #15, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For more information or to register, please call the National Safety Council at (561) 845-8233
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National Night Out Against Crime NIGHTOUT
PBSO invites Glades residents and vendors to participate in the "Night Out Against Crime". If you would like to participate as a vendor, please contact Marcia Bahia at
WHEN: Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Glades Pioneer Park, 866 SW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
Click here to learn more (in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole)
Click here to read vendor invitation letter
BG Chamber's 55th Annual Awards Banquet BGDINNER
The Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce invites the community to attend its 55th Annual Awards Banquet at the Everglades Research and Education Center. 
WHEN: Monday, October 28, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Everglades Research and Education Center, 3200 E Palm Beach Road, Belle Glade, FL 33430
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Meet with Prime Vendors at Glades Got Talent Event GLADESGOTTALENT
The Glades Got Talent event is specifically designed for those seeking employment in trades oriented jobs. Employers that currently have job openings will be present. 
WHEN: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: West Technical Education Center, 2625 NW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT  : For further information, please contact Liz Harbur, 561-681-2406 or
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City of Pahokee Honors Veterans Day
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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Upcoming Diabetes Self-Management Classes
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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Glades Diabetes Health Fair
Come and learn how to manage your diabetes and improve your quality of life. Featuring: food giveaways, diabetes screenings, food demonstrations, door prizes, and more. 
WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lake Shore Middle School Gym, 425 W Canal St N, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Bettye Lawson, 561-902-4014
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Lakeside Medical Center 10th Anniversary Celebration
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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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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Winter Term Registration for GED Classes
GED registration at West Tech starts soon.
WHEN: Beginning Monday, December 9, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: West Technical Education Center, 2625 NW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lisa Varela at x1205 or Ms. Jackson at West Teach 561-829-4620
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Now Enrolling: Farmworker Career Development
The Farmworker Career Development Program is currently enrolling eligible seasonal or migrant farmworkers or their dependents who are interested in career/ job placement services and training which will lead to year round, unsubsidized employment. Additional services may include employability skills, referral services, career planning, tuition assistance.
WHERE: 38754 State Road 80 Suite 216, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Please call 561-992-7405 or visit the local office
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South Bay Head Start Recruitment
South Bay Head Start will accept applications for ages 3 to 5. Head Start and Early Head Start provide a variety of services. See flyer for more information.
WHERE: South Bay Head Start, 990 US Hwy 27 N, South Bay, FL 33493
CONTACT: For Children 3 to 5 years of age Contact: Margret Humphrey, 561-459-0456, Angela Small, 561-837 7843; For children less than 3 years of age contact Michelle Williams, 561-837-7829
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Will Health and Nutrition Programs Affect Immigration Status? 
From Protecting Immigrant Families: Programs like Medicaid, CHIP, Marketplace Coverage ("Obamacare"), School Breakfast & Lunch, WIC and SNAP ("food stamps") can help your children lead healthier and stronger lives. You may have questions about whether your child's use of these health and nutrition programs will affect your immigration status or your application for a green card. This document provides some facts to help you make good decisions for your family.
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Light House Cafe Ministries' September Newsletter
See what Light House Cafe Ministries of the Glades has been cooking up!
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CSC: Monday Morning Update, October 21, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council. Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: United Way seeks volunteers, Early Learning Coalition announces new Resource Library, and more!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 
Other Areas
Community Mental Wellness Conversation
Join experts Ryann Watkin and Anna Gallagher for a fun and interactive workshop style event.

WHEN:  Monday, October 21, 2019  | 5:30 p.m. 
WHERE:  The Social House, 512 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460

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Strategic Steps to Growing Your Business
Take part in this certificate program from SCORE Palm Beach.

WHEN:  Begins Wednesday, October 23, 2019   | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
WHERE:  Fire Station 5, 2080 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33426
CONTACT: Larry Ornstein, SCORE Palm Beach, 561-833-1672,

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Mindfulness & Self-Awareness in the Work You Do
Please join for a valuable information session with Shandra Stringer, from Grassroots Consulting, Inc. who will highlight the benefits of mindfulness and self-awareness.

WHEN:  Friday, October 25, 2019   | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. 
WHERE:  Quantum Foundation Community Room, 2701 N Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

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Legal and Tax Implications of Starting a Business
This workshop will show you how to set up your business the right way, minimize taxes and personal liability, and protect your hard earned assets.

WHEN:  Friday, October 25, 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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Public Speaking Series for Nonprofit Professionals
This four-part training series will guide participants through issues related to speech construction and delivery. Cost starts at $169.99 for members. 

WHEN:  Fridays, October 25, Nov 8, 22 & Dec 13 2019   | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. 
WHERE:  Nonprofits First, 1818 South Australian Avenue-Suite 450, West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
CONTACT: Shari J. Hanglan,, 561-214-7435

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FREE Learning Adventure Community Event
Attend a special event for families, featuring PNC Grow Up Great! Mobile Learning Adventure.

WHEN:  Sunday, October 27, 2019   | 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
WHERE:  Orthodox Zion Primitive Baptist Church, 2900 N Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
CONTACT: 561-514-3300

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FREE Event: Alzheimer's Disease From A to Z
Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) will be holding a free "Alzheimer's Disease from A to Z" educational program for Boca Raton area residents.  There are approximately 560,000 individuals in Florida affected by Alzheimer's disease. Until a cure is found, that number will continue to grow, making it vital that individuals know the resources that are available to them should Alzheimer's enter their lives.
Participants will be able to learn about topics such as:  The signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, h ow to communicate concerns, and p lanning for care as you age.

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 30, 2019  | Registration at 8:30 a.m., workshop from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
WHERE:  Junior League of Boca Raton (261 NW 13th St Boca Raton, FL 33432
CONTACT: If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Molly Fisher, AFA's Director of Education and Social Services, at 866-232-8484, ext. 131 or via email at

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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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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
On the Table - Host Training at The Glades Initiative
Interested in hosting an "On the Table" event but don't quite know what is involved? Come to the training. There are four upcoming Host Training available for first-time On the Table hosts, including one at The Glades Initiative. 
WHEN: Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Stefani Kochanski, 561-659-6800
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English Exchange at Glades Area Libraries EXCHANGE
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.)

WHEN:  Wednesdays, October 16, 23, 30, 2019   | 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Loula V York Library, 525 Bacom Point Rd, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: Call 561-924-5928 to preregister

WHEN:  Thursdays, October 17, 24, 31, 2019   | 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Call 561-996-3453 to preregister
Mayhem Poets Return to Dolly Hand CAC
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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Attend Training Workshop to Host Your Own Table for the On the Table Conversation

Thousands of diverse residents from all walks of life will gather throughout the area to discuss meaningful ideas to strengthen our community. At community centers, local restaurants, libraries, private homes, offices - literally anywhere a host chooses. Conversations can be sit-down, catered, picnic, or potluck - completely up to each host. Attend a training workshop in October to learn how you can host your own event for On the Table. 

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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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Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 
Previous Postings - Other Areas
Community Mental Health Exchange
Educators responding to community needs - second Community Mental Health Exchange at Palm Beach State College. 

WHEN:  Tuesday, October 29, 2019   | 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
WHERE:  PBSC Lake Worth Campus PSD108, 4200 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33461
CONTACT: Rita Thrasher, Boca Raton's Promise, 561-866-1850,

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