Monday, September 13, 2021
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~~~ This Week ~~~
 
Mon-Fri, 9:00 am - FREE COVID-19 Vaccines and Testing at Lakeside Medical Center, BG
Tue, Sept 14, 6:00 pm - Securing our Future Community Conversation: Online
Wed, Sept 15 - Early Registration Deadline - Medical Interpreter Training at The Glades Initiative
Wed, Sept 15, 8:30 am - Weekly Food Distribution, The Glades Initiative, BG
Wed, Sept 15, 12:00 pm - League of Women Voters Present Hot Topic: Zoom
Wed, Sept 15, 12:00 pm - Heart of the Matter "Education & Digital Divide in PBC": Online
Tue, Sept 21, 10:00 am - Countywide Community Revitalization Meeting: Online
Glades Area
Early Registration Ends Wednesday - Medical Interpreter Training Offered by The Glades Initiative

This is a 40-hour basic training for bilingual individuals interested in medical or community interpreting. Participants must attend all 5 days to complete the course. Topics covered: Consecutive Interpretation; Specialized Terminology, such as Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology; Common Medical Problems; Code of Ethics; Multicultural Awareness; Interpreter Skill Development. Although early registration ends this Wednesday, we will continue accepting applications until Sept. 24, 2021.
 
WHEN: Friday, Oct 1, 8, 15, 21 & 29, 2021 (Every Friday in Oct) Early registration ends Sept 15, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc., 149 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For additional questions, call 561-996-3310, or email kengle@gladesinitiative.org

Click here to learn more (flyer)
Click here to learn more (application)
The Glades Initiative's Food Distribution

The Glades Initiative offers food distribution to anyone. Those coming in cars are asked to line up as usual beside the office at 149 SE Avenue D for drive-through pick-up on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Both drivers and walkers will receive food bags on a first-come-first-serve basis.

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept 15, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 149 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310

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Securing our Future Community Conversation Virtual Event

Securing Our Future Initiative with PBC Community Services will be hosting a virtual community conversation around ways to improve support services to help families in Palm Beach County. 

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept 14, 15, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Online
CONTACT: For more information, contact Jodie Boisvert at JBoisver@PBCGov.org 

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League of Women Voters Present: Hot Topic via Zoom

Michael Burke will be sharing an update on the Palm Beach County School District's next five-year Strategic Plan and on the renewal of the 2018 Referendum.

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept 15, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Online

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Heart of the Matter: Education & Digital Divide in PBC, presented by United Way of PBC

A panel of local nonprofit and community leaders will discuss the innovative strategies to tackle the digital divide in Palm Beach County and explain the impact limited access to technology has had on students. 

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept 15, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Online

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Countywide Community Revitalization Team Virtual Public Meeting

Join the Countywide Community Revitalization Team (CCRT) for a virtual WebEx meeting hosted by the Office of Community Revitalization (OCR).

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept 21, 2021 | 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Online

Click here to learn more (flyer)
Click here to learn more (agenda)
Vaccination Event in BG Offers $100 Cash to Residents who Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Belle Glade residents who receive a vaccination at the Trust the Facts & Get the Vax citywide vaccination event will receive $100 cash. Those receiving a second shot will receive a $25 gift card. Musical artists will also be performing.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept 25, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Loading Ramp, 524 SW Avenue "C" Place, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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COVID-19: Growing Virus Risk
FREE COVID-19 Vaccines at Lakeside Medical Center

The Health Care District of Palm Beach County mobile bus will be providing COVID-19 vaccines free-of-charge at Lakeside Medical Center. No appointments necessary.

WHEN: Monday-Friday | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center Parking Lot, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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PBC School District Announces Voluntary Testing and Vaccination Sites

The District is collaborating with the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County to offer free, COVID-19, BinaxNOW rapid antigen testing for all District students. Tests are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis, with no opportunity for making an appointment.

WHERE: West Technical Education Center, 2625 NW 16th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
(Dates announced soon)

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Sunvalley Health Care Services in Belle Glade Has Pfizer and Moderna Vaccine

From Sunvalley: "We have the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine and the rapid COVID test. No Insurances turned down! No wait!"

WHERE: 156 West Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-574-3165

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The Glades Initiative's Food Distribution

The Glades Initiative offers food distribution to anyone. Those coming in cars are asked to line up as usual beside the office at 149 SE Avenue D for drive-through pick-up on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Both drivers and walkers will receive food bags on a first-come-first-serve basis.

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept 15, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 149 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 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 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
Housing Assistance Available to PBC Residents

Palm Beach County’s Department of Housing and Economic Development (HED) announces the availability of State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) housing assistance funds for Fiscal Year 2021-2022. 

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Do you Know Someone up to 21 Years of Age Who Needs Assistance Earning their HS Diploma?

The Glades Missional Network is exploring an opportunity to partner with the Toussaint Louverture Charter High School to offer classes at Belle Glade Community United Methodist Church. Free tuition, personalized attention, tutoring, hybrid online/in-person instruction, assistance with learning English and more.

If interested, please fill out the attached document and send it to Pastor Fenel Conserve at Community United Methodist Church of Belle Glade (401 SW 1st St, Belle Glade, FL 33430) or call him at 585-200-7112. 

CONTACT: For further information, please call Pastor Fenel Conserve at 585-200-7112 or Pastor David Charlton at 407-687-2226.

Click here to learn more (English)
Click here to learn more (Haitian Creole)
Click here to learn more (Spanish)
Health Officials Issue Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for Lake Okeechobee Pahokee Marina Boat Ramp

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 Pahokee Marina Boat Ramp water body.

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Clerk Report: News from Clerk of the Court & Comptroller of Palm Beach County

The Clerk’s Office looks to the future by embracing technology - learn more by reading the latest edition of Clerk Report.

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McKinlay Memo - Sept 9, 2021

From Commissioner Melissa McKinlay: "As COVID-19 infected a record number of people over the last few weeks, our local hospitals reached capacity. In the Glades, for example, Lakeside Medical Center ran out of ICU beds and no other hospital in Palm Beach County could take its patients, forcing a difficult effort to find a hospital elsewhere—sometimes as far as Miami and Orlando—that had room. In response, I called for the County Commission to declare a local state of emergency, which we did on August 17th."

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The Skidmore Scoop: House District 81, Sept 9, 2021

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

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The Friday 5: News from PBC School District, Sept 10, 2021

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

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, Sept 13, 2021

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

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

The Glades Initiative, Inc.

The Arc of the Glades

Other Areas
Previous Postings - Glades Area
Meaningful Career Opportunities at The Glades Initiative Inc: 2 Positions Open!

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!

TO APPLY: Send an email resume and cover letter to jobs@gladesinitiative.org with the word SENIOR in the title of the email.

TO APPLY: Send an email resume and cover letter to jobs@gladesinitiative.org with the words FRONT DESK POSITION in the title of the email.
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
Road to Success Free Career Workshops

Road to Success is an 8-week series of free career workshops for women over age 25 to
enhance their professional development. Whether you are employed, underemployed, or
seeking employment, these sessions are designed to help you.

WHEN: Thursdays, Sept 30 - Nov 18, 2021 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Zoom

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The Crossroads City Market at South Bay

The Crossroads City Market at South Bay will be opening in October.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 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

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Rental Assistance Available for Undocumented Households Impacted by COVID-19

The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County has expanded its Rapid Response Eviction Assistance Program to assist undocumented households impacted by COVID-19. This program will provide legal representation and rental assistance to undocumented tenant households that have experienced loss of income, reduction in hours, or unemployment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Eligibility:
-Must not be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
-Must reside in Palm Beach County
-Applicant must be a renter (mortgage assistance not available)
-3-day notice, demand for rent, evictions complaint/summons, documentation impending eviction or homelessness
-Proof of COVID related financial hardship

CONTACT: To learn more about this program, call 561-655-8944, ext. 323, email: Covid19Response@legalaidpbc.org or apply online: www.legalaidpbc.org/eviction
Clerk Report: News from Clerk of the Court & Comptroller of Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County taxpayers have until September 13 to petition the county’s Value Adjustment Board, or VAB, regarding their property’s market value, classification, or an exemption.  

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Mentor Monthly: News from Take Stock in Children PBC

"We did it! We made it through the first month of the school year. We welcome our new College Readiness coaches, our first group of new students, and the returning students. All students are matched with a mentor and many mentor and mentee teams are already meeting."

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Count-e-News: News from Palm Beach County, Sept 1, 2021

Palm Beach County provides a hospital report, and much more, in the newest edition of Count-e-News.

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The Friday 5: News from PBC School District, Sept 3, 2021

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

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Birth to 22 September 2021 Newsletter

Get the latest information about Birth to 22: United for Brighter Futures by reading their Sept 2021 newsletter.

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, Sept 7, 2021

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

Click here to learn more
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