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On-Going        7:00am - 7:00pm      Early Voting (Click for locations) - Now through Nov. 6th
Tues, Nov. 1   6:00pm - 7:30pm      Pahokee Town Hall Meeting, Parks and Rec Cafeteria
Thur, Nov 3    3:30pm (Appt Rqd)    FREE Legal Services, The Glades Initiative, Inc., Belle Glade
Thur, Nov 3    10:00am - 11:00am   Wage Theft & Education, The Glades Initiative, Inc., Belle Glade  
Thur, Nov. 3   10:00am - 12:00pm  Common Sense Parenting, Federation of Families, South Bay 
Sat, Nov. 5     10:00am - 1:00pm     Diabetes Health Fair, Palm Beach State College, Belle Glade
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Pahokee Town Hall Meeting: Penny Surtax Penny

Learn more about the Penny Surtax and how it will benefit Pahokee and local projects!

WHEN: Tuesday, November 1, 2016  6:00pm - 7:30pm

WHERE: City of Pahokee Parks & Rec Cafeteria

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FREE Legal Services at The Glades Initiative, Inc. Legal

Need legal services? (Child Support, Fair Housing, Immigration, etc.)

Beginning Thursday, November 3rd, services will be provided by attorney working through the Legal Aid Society, Pro Bono Division, Richard Abedon. All services are offered in
English, Spanish, and Creole.

Call the Glades Initiative, Inc. to make an appointment and find out if you are eligible:

Click here to learn more
Wage Theft and Education Advocacy Session
(In Haitian Creole) Wage

Learn about wage theft, how wages are stolen, and your rights to the wages you've earned as well as the educational rights of our children and how to get the services they need.

WHEN: Thursday, November 3, 2016   10:00am - 12:00pm (Haitian Creole Session)

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Call The Glades Initiative, Inc. to RSVP: (561)996-3310
Boys Town South Florida: Common Sense Parenting Boys

Parenting can be tough! Boys Town Common Sense Parenting classes are here to help. If you have a child, chances are you've had your fair share of challenging days. Parents are invited to join in our fun and interactive classes.

WHEN: Thursday, November 3, 2016  10:00am - 12:00pm
            Thursday, November 10, 2016  10:00am - 12:00pm
            Thursday, November 17, 2016  10:00am - 12:00pm
            Tuesday, November 22, 2016  10:00am - 12:00pm
            Thursday, December 1, 2016  10:00am - 12:00pm

WHERE: Federation of Families, Chamber of Commerce Building, 101 NW 1st Avenue, South Bay, Florida 33493

If you are interested in attending or would like to refer a parent/caregiver, please contact Rebecca Harley at 561-723-0835 or now.

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FREE Glades Diabetes Health Fair Diabetes

Join us for a FREE Diabetes Health Fair - Information, risk assessments, screenings, food demonstrations, food distribution (for the first 100 participants), resources, giveaways, and more!

WHEN: Saturday, November 5, 2016  10:00am - 1:00pm

WHERE: Dolly Hand Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Belle Glade Town Hall Meeting: Archeology
Archeological Discovery!

The focus of the meeting will be a presentation of research findings from recent archaeological investigations of a Pre-Columbian archaeological site located on property owned by Wedgworth Farms. The Primary Investigator for the project is archaeologist Dr. William Locascio of Florida Gulf Coast University, the "Town Hall" meeting's host.
For more information, please call (561)853-4443

WHEN: Thursday, November 10, 2016   5:30pm

WHERE: Lawrence E. Will Museum of the Glades, 530 S Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430 
Craig Karges: Experience the Extraordinary Karges

Get ready to be amazed by Craig Karges in Experience the Extraordinary on Monday, November 14th, as the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center begins its 2016-2017 35th Anniversary Season! Craig Karges' performance is a touch of magic in an age dominated by technology. He combines the art of magic with the science of psychology and the power of intuition to create extraordinary events, live, on stage.

WHEN: Monday, November 14, 2016  7:30pm

WHERE: 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430

COST: Tickets for the show are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors and $10 for students, children and PBSC faculty & staff

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PEPPI Headstart

Now accepting applications for 3 and 4 year olds to be added to our wait list. Child must be 3 on or before September 1st of the current school year.

WHERE: 301 SW 8th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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FRAC Weekly Digest

This periodical e-newsletter focuses on nutrition, anti-obesity, and anti-hunger efforts.

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Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network Newsletter

Funding opportunities and more!

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Nourishing Change Newsletter

This newsletter will be focusing on Poverty in the United States. Last month, the Census Bureau released a report stating that the poverty rate had fallen by 1.2% in 2015, the biggest decline in one year since 1968. In this newsletter, we'll be looking into how the United States measures poverty and the myths that poverty perpetuates.

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Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County
Monday Morning Update

See how the Children's Services Council is working for our children:

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Job Opportunities

In Other Areas

Housing First Supervisor ~ The Lord's Place, West Palm Beach, FL
Client Advocate - Operation Home Ready ~ The Lord's Place, West Palm Beach, FL
President/CEO ~ Florida Impact, Tallahassee, FL
Director of Marketing ~ Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Lake Worth, FL
Grant Writer ~ Caridad Center, Boynton Beach, FL
Administrative Assistant ~ Caridad Center, Boynton Beach, FL

Other Areas________________________

2016 Fall Nonprofit Leadership Series

WHERE: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432

WHEN: (See below)
 Introduction to Finding Grants - Presented by Liz Locke, JLBR
Audience: Beginning funding researchers or those desiring a refresher.         
November 1, 2016     9:00am - 10:00am
December 6, 2016
    9:00am - 10:00am       

Due to limited event seating, online workshop pre-registration is required. There is NO registration fee for the fall workshop series

Click here to register 
The Junior League of Boca Raton Nonprofit Funders Fair

Hear from local funders (Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Palm Healthcare Foundation, Quantum Foundation, United Way of Palm Beach County, Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Impact 100 Palm Beach County, and the Junior League of Boca Raton) as they introduce themselves and their funding priorities. Following the presentations, nonprofits will have the opportunity to network and meet with funders to introduce themselves and their programs. Nonprofits may leave information with funders, however funders are under no obligation to commit to any organizations.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 2, 2016  9:00am - 12:00pm

WHERE: Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Click here for more information on this event and other available events.
Take Stock in Children Seeking Mentors

WE NEED YOU! Children need positive role models. They need a resource, a confidant, a friend. They need someone to help them make positive choices in life and someone to help them think about consequences before they act. They need someone who will listen. They need a mentor. They need you! Embark on a journey that will not only change the life of your student but will change yours too.
Click here to learn more about steps to become a mentor.
Click here for a Take Stock in Children Mentor Application.

Need Training?
Upcoming Mentor Training

WHEN: Wednesday, November 2, 2016  12:00pm - 1:45pm

WHERE: Take Stock in Children Office, 1896 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, Suite 103, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Click here for a detailed flyer.

WHEN: Thursday, November 3, 2016  5:30pm - 7:15pm

WHERE: Take Stock in Children Office, 1896 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, Suite 103, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

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Please RSVP to Kimberly Briard by phone at (561) 307-5485 or email
Trauma Talks

WHEN: Thursday, November 3, 2016   8:30am - 4:30pm

WHERE: Marriot West Palm Beach, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Join us as professionals and the community come together to understand, identify resources, and develop strategies to address trauma.

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Show Me the Money:
4th Annual Small Business Funding Showcase

Attend the Palm Beach SCORE symposium and select from 12 different seminars with business experts ready to present on topics from financing for all phases of your business, to marketing to retirement planning.

WHEN: Friday, November 4, 2016  8:00am - 1:30pm

WHERE: The Hilton - Palm Beach Airport, 150 Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Click here for more information and to register
Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation Office

Local Bills

Click here to view the 2017 Palm Beach County Local Bill Manual. The deadline for local bills to be submitted to the Delegation Office is Monday, November 28, 2016 at 12:00pm.

Delegation Public Hearing and Election of Chair and Vice-Chair

At the first meeting each year, the delegation chooses a Chair and Vice-Chair and conducts a public hearing allowing presenters and the public to address legislators. If you would like to present at the meeting, fill out this form and email it back to

WHEN: Thursday, November 10, 2016  2:00pm - 5:00pm

WHERE: Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, 1 Max Planck Way, Jupiter, FL 33458

For more information, call: (561)355-2406

Previous Postings - The Glades Area ___
Health Dialogue to Action Sessions

The Community Dialogues are designed to create a comfortable environment for small group facilitated dialogue. Conversations will be led by neutral facilitators to insure that interactions are honest, non-confrontational and mutually enhancing. During the dialogues, different types of people will come together around public health issues in a space that fosters constructive, respectful conversation. Participants listen to each other's concerns, build relationships, and generate ideas for action and ultimately implement those plans. Typically groups of 10-15 meet several times over a 4-6 week period and work on a tangible health related project.

WHEN: Beginning Wednesday, November 9, 2016  6:00pm - 8:00pm

WHERE: Contact Barbara Cheives for locations RSVP REQUIRED

Dinner and childcare will be provided. Locations in South Bay, Belle Glade and Pahokee are to be determined.

If you are interested in participating in the dialogue sessions or know someone who might be interested, please contact me or Barbara Cheives at 561-351-6864 or
 Fall Vendor Fair- 
Rescheduled Date

WHEN: Saturday, November 12, 2016  9:00am - 1:00pm
            Sunday, November 13, 2016   1:00pm - 4:00pm

 WHERE: Belle Glade-Pahokee Elk Lodge, 300 SE Avenue E, Belle Glade, FL 33430
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The Glades Initiative, Inc. Annual Potluck Luncheon

The Glades Initiative, Inc. invites all our partners and community supporters to join us at our annual Thanksgiving Potluck Luncheon (with an optional gift exchange).  

WHEN: Thursday, November 17, 2016   12:00pm  - 1:30pm

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade

Please RSVP to Sandy by November 15th at (561) 996-3310 or with the number attending and what dish you will bring.

Don't wait! There are ONLY 30 SEATS AVAILABLE!

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Pahokee Senior High School Upcoming Events

School Advisory Council meetings, Meet the Counselor Day, FASFA training, and more!

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Short and Tweet

Just 140 characters for your chance to receive $10k. Deluxe Corporation Foundation is awarding 10 grants to small nonprofit organizations.

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The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, which assists high-achieving low-income students reach their full potential through education, is inviting applications for its College Scholarship Program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the country.

Scholarship recipients will be awarded as much as $40,000 per year for four years to cover the cost of tuition, books, living expenses, and other fees.

Click here for more information
Career Source Job Opportunities in the Glades Career

Are you 17-24 years old?
Not employed?
Out of school?
Ready to work?

Find out if you are eligible to participate in a five-week, paid work readiness program.

Click here for a flyer

Previous Postings - Other Areas___

Weekend in Boca IX: Civil Society Leadership Symposium

Weekend in Boca is a key component of the Office Depot Foundation's continuing efforts to help nonprofit organizations harness the power of innovation and collaboration, leverage their strengths and make the greatest possible difference in their communities. The theme of the ninth annual Weekend in Boca Civil Society Leadership Symposium is "Building Community: Strategies for Making a Difference." The primary goals are to help nonprofit executives, board members and volunteers to gain a deeper understanding of strategies and practices they can use within their organizations to ensure long-term sustainability and continuing success in realizing their vision. The Symposium is free to nonprofit organization executives and staff, board members, volunteers, business and civic leaders, government officials and anyone with a strong interest in the nonprofit sector.

WHEN: Friday, November 11, 2016  8:30am - 6:30pm

WHERE: Office Depot Corporate Headquarters, 6600 N Military Trail, Boca Raton, Florida 33496

Click here for more information and to register
The Impact of Violence and Trauma on Children
Presented by the Nonprofit Chamber of Palm Beach County

Workshop participants will learn effective interventions for healing trauma and creating buffering relationships for children that promote resilience, empathy, executive functioning, and self-regulation.

WHEN: Thursday, November 17, 2016  9:00am - 4:00pm

WHERE: Quantum Foundation, 2701 N Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL

Click here to learn more and to register
South Florida Human Trafficking Task Force Meeting

The South Florida Human Trafficking Task Force Meeting Announcement The South Florida Human Trafficking Task Force (SFHTTF) has scheduled its last meeting for 2016 on November 18, 2016, by joining Rescue Upstream, the anti-trafficking initiative at Journey Church and their hosting of an all-day conference on November 18th.  

WHEN: Friday, November 18, 2016  10:00am

WHERE: Journey Church Lake Worth, 6201 S. Military Trail, Lae Worth, FL

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Camp Kangaroo

Camp Kangaroo is a free music therapy grief camp experience providing a supportive and therapeutic environment for children and teens who have experienced the death of someone special. Music Therapy activities, therapeutic horse games, art and play will ensure that each child and teen is supported on their grief journey. Provided free of charge for children 5-18 years old through a partnership with Seasons Hospice and Tomorrow's Rainbow.

WHEN: November 19 - 20, 2016  9:00am - 7:00pm

WHERE: Tomorrow's Rainbow, 4341 NW 39th Ave, Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Click here to register
Leadership Aspire Series

Leadership Aspire is a series of quarterly 4 hour workshops of themes including communication, strategic planning, leading change, and
maximizing leadership.

WHEN:    Strategic Planning ~ November 18, 2016    8:00am -  12:00pm
               Leading Change ~ February 24, 2017    8:00am -  12:00pm
               Maximizing Leadership ~ April 28, 2017    8:00am -  12:00pm

WHERE: 4200 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33461
Click here to learn more
Health & Human Service Legislative Advocacy Initiative

No matter how large or small your nonprofit may be, it is crucial that YOU be part of the legislative process on behalf of the clients you serve. This is an important initiative, well received by legislators and gives you an opportunity to be heard. Brought to you by the Nonprofit Chamber of Palm Beach County and the Human Service Coalition.

Legislative Summit
Friday, November 18, 2016  9:30am - 12:00am

Join our legislators as we present top priorities and distribute the Green Book for them to take to Tallahassee for the 2017 legislative session. Brought to you by the Nonprofit Chamber of Palm Beach County and the Human Service Coalition.


WHERE: United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches,
              900 Brandywine Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Click here to register

Urban League of Palm Beach County and FPL:
Youth Empowerment Luncheon

All proceeds will benefit the Urban League of Palm Beach County's NULITES Program, promoting education, character building, and leadership in our Youth.

WHEN: Tuesday November 29, 2016 11:30am - 1:30pm

WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Click here for more information

Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County  
Upcoming Events

Click here for a flyer and to register for the events listed below

Treating Schizophrenia: New Advances

Join us on FRIDAY December 9 for this panel of experts to talk about the latest understanding about Schizophrenia. We will feature Dr. Rajiv Tandon, who is the executive vice-chair and a professor at the University of Florida department of psychiatry. He also is chief of psychiatry at the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Also with us is Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO of Mental Health America and author of Losing Tim

WHEN: December 9, 2016   1:00pm - 5:00pm

WHERE: Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County,
              909 Fern St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401


Be Merge and Be Merge for Infants and Children Online Training

Sign up today for our Be Merge and Be Merge for Infants and Children Online Training. 6 CMEs available through USF Health for doctors, 6 CEUs for nurse practitioners and mental health professionals.561-832-3755

WHEN: December 20, 2016   8:00am

WHERE: Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County,
              909 Fern St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401


In an Age of Violence: Helping Children and Families Cope

This conference will examine ways to decrease the effects of toxic stress, depression, and anxiety resulting from violence in their neighborhoods, homes, and in the media.

WHEN: April 20 - 21, 2017

WHERE: Hilton Palm Beach Airport, 150 Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Leadership Focus

Leadership Focus is our program for those interested in deepening their knowledge about Palm Beach County, but who just don't have the time or experience to participate in our nine-month Leadership Program.  It's a 2 ½ day program for executives and professionals who want to broaden their understanding of our community, connect with people of influence, and explore Palm Beach County's strengths, challenges and initiatives.

WHEN: January 18, 19, and 26, 2017

Click here to learn more

1HTC Consortium Summit

This summit will bring together Florida's SE Region (Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami
Dade, and Monroe counties), Anti Human Trafficking Coalitions, and the communities to
coordinate, collaborate, and cooperate in the fight against Human Trafficking.

WHEN: January 24-25, 2017

WHERE: Broward College Bailey Hall, 3501 Davie Rd, Davie, FL 33314

Registration is due by October 1, 2016
Click here to learn more

Save the Date:
23rd Annual FRHA Rural Health Educational Summit

Summit Topics:
  • Drugs, Heroin, and Opiods in Rural Florida
  • Florida Legislative Panel
  • POLST and the Legislature
  • Billing and Coding
  • Physician Workforce Trends
  • Florida Surgeon General
  • Medicaid Managed Care and Rural Providers
  • What Rural Health Care Leaders are Saying
  • Healthcare Workforce

WHEN: February 28 - March 1, 2017 (Times TBD)

WHERE: Adam W. Herbert University Center, 12000 Alumni Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32224

Click here for more information

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