Monday, September 16, 2019
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Mon, Sept 16  6:00 pm    Storm of '28 Community Remembrance and Prayer, Belle Glade
Tue, Sept 17  9:00 am      Glades PATCH, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Tue, Sept 17  9:00 am      Job Fair , Dolly Hand CAC, Belle Glade
Tue, Sept 17  1:00 pm      Boys Town Parenting Cafe, Belle Glade
Tue, Sept 17  3:30 pm     Philanthropy Tank, CareerSource, Belle Glade
Tue, Sept 17  5:30 pm     Health Literacy Workshop, Bridges at Belle Glade
Wed, Sept 18  5:30 pm    PBC Woman Advisory Board, Belle Glade Civic Center
Thu, Sept 19  9:00 am      Mobile Clinic at the Loading Ramp, Belle Glade
Thu, Sept 19  10:00 am    Mental Health First Aid Training, Bridges at Belle Glade
Fri, Sept 20  12:30 pm     The Glades Initiative Presents Financial Literacy, Covenant Villas, Belle Glade
Fri, Sept 20  5:00 pm        Healthier Glades Grant Deadline
Sat, Sept 21  2:30 pm       Reading Buddies, Pahokee Library
Mon, Sept 23  3:30 pm    Jack and the Beanstalk Auditions, Dolly Hand CAC, Belle Glade
Glades Area

The Glades Initiative is Hiring!

The Glades Initiative is currently accepting applicants for two open positions. If you are passionate about serving the Glades area, and have the required experience, please email your cover letter and resume for consideration to An opportunity to inquire face-to-face is the Job Fair event at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center tomorrow, Tuesday, September 17, 2019 (see post below this for more information).
Director of Programs
Apply by 10/07/2019
Program Coordinator - Food
Apply by 10/07/2019
Need a Job? Upcoming Job Fair at Dolly Hand CAC   JOBFAIR
Palm Beach State College and CareerSource Palm Beach County are holding a job fair to give eager job seekers access to hiring businesses. 

WHEN:  Tuesday, September 17, 2019  | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430 
CONTACT: Maria Rios,

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Storm of '28 Community Remembrance and Prayer PRAYER

The public is invited to a Storm of '28 remembrance and prayer event.   
WHEN: Monday, September 16, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: 530 S Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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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, September 17, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
Boys Town Parenting Cafe  BOYSTOWN
Boys Town will be doing a lunch and learn parenting cafĂ©. The group will discuss "effective consequences". 

WHEN:  Tuesday, September 17, 2019  | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Boys Town office, 607 S Main St #106, Belle Glade, FL 33430 
CONTACT: Pam Heck, 561-612-6039,

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Philanthrophy Tank: Pitch a Community Impact Project PHILANTROPHY
If you'll be in Grades 8 to 12 next year and have a social service, activism, or impact idea, join us for a workshop to learn how you can structure your idea and submit a competitive application to become a CHANGEmaker in our community.

WHEN:  Tuesday, September 17, 2019  | 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: CareerSource West Career Center, 1085 S Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430 

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Your Health Matters, Health Literacy Workshop Series  NEWHEALTHMATTERSHEALTHMATTERS
Health Council of Southeast Florida and Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network is conducting a free health literacy workshop series that help people find, manage, and understand basic health information and services. Topics include finding healthcare, understanding visits, medicine, nutrition, and staying healthy. Presented in English and Spanish.

WHEN:  Tuesdays, September 17 & 24, 2019  | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Bridges at Belle Glade, 33 W Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL 33470
CONTACT: 561-844-4220 ext 2600 or

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Let Your Voice be Heard: PBC Woman Advisory Board VOICE
The Palm Beach County Commission on Women Advisory Board seeks your input during the 2019 Listening Sessions. The sessions are for the purposes of gathering input on matters pertaining specifically to women, such as: discrimination, employment, domestic violence, and much more. 

WHEN:  Wednesday, September 18, 2019  | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Civic Center, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Palm Beach County Office of Equal Opportunity,

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Mobile Clinic Comes to the Loading Ramp MOBILE
The Mobile Clinic is coming to the Loading Ramp in September.  

WHEN:  Thursday, September 19, 2019  | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Loading Ramp, 500 SW Avenue C Place, Belle Glade, FL 33430 

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Mental Health First Aid Training (Adult Training) MENTALHEALTH

You will learn how to help families, friends and loved ones experiencing a mental health/substance abuse or related crisis. The training is held over two days. 

WHEN: Thursday, September 19 & 20, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Bridges at Belle Glade, 33 West Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Contact BRIDGES at Belle Glade for more info, 561-992-8210; must pre-register

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Financial Literacy at Covenant Villas  FINANCIAL

The Glades Initiative presents Money Matters Financial Literacy Training at Covenant Villas. Improve your knowledge of doing business with banks, saving money, and budgeting - attend all three sessions and earn a gift card! This event is open to all. 

WHEN:  Fridays, September 20, 2019  | 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Covenant Villas, 601 Covenant Dr, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Jose at

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Deadline: Healthier Glades Grant HEALTHIERGLADESGRANT

Healthier Glades is seeking to fund mini grants up to $3,000 for Glades residents and up to $2,500 for nonprofit organizations in the Glades communities. The mini grants are designed to promote the mission and vision of Healthier Glades in the following areas:
  1. Promoting health and wellness (behavioral and physical)
  2. Storytelling - "Changing the Narrative" (e.g. cultural and visual arts, social connectedness, etc.)
  3. Developing and nurturing participation channels (e.g. Advocacy (Youth and Adult), Youth Development, etc.)
Application Deadline
WHEN: Friday, September 20, 2019 | 5:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Inger Harvey, Healthier Glades Project Director, 561-818-5529,

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Reading Buddies at Loula V York Library READINGBUDDIES
Young children practice their reading skills with trained teen mentors in a comfortable, supervised setting. Grades K-5 (60 mins.). Preregister. 

WHEN:  Saturday, September 21 & 28, 2019  | 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Loula V York Branch Library, 525 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, FL 33462
CONTACT: 561-924-5928

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Jack the Beanstalk Auditions at Dolly Hand CAC JACK
An audition will be held for the Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) production of Jack and the Beanstalk at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. Among the roles to be cast are Jack, Mother, Milky White, the Magic Harp, Farmers, Merchants, the Giant, Jill, Circus Performers and Wonder Beans. Students in grades K-5 through 12th grade, are encouraged to audition.

WHEN:  Monday, September 23, 2019  | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (3:30 p.m. registration)
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-993-1160

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Schedule Your Annual Mammogram Screening
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is proud to present the Kathryn Krickstein Pressel Mammo Van.

WHEN:  Tuesday, September 24, 2019  | 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Courthouse Parking Lot, 2950 FL-15, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For more information, call the Mammo Van coordination team at 561-955-7130

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Movie & Popcorn: Chasing Coral
CHASING CORAL follows a team of divers, photographers and marine scientists on a thrilling ocean adventure as they record the elusive process of coral bleaching, a phenomenon happening at an unprecedented rate around the world (including Florida) due to warming ocean temperatures. Event is FREE and being held during Climate Week. Popcorn and light refreshments will be served. Kids are welcome with adult supervision. Doors open at 12:30 pm, film starts at 1:00 pm, followed by Q&A and activities with local coral reefs conservationists, including a virtual reality (VR) experience. (Closed captioning available). RSVP is required as seating is limited.
WHEN: Saturday, September 28, 2019 | 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: 136 S Main Street, Unit A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT : Diana Ump ierre, (561) 983-8655
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Pahokee Tennis Club Registration is Open
The Tennis Club at the city of Pahokee is now open for registration. Program is for children 7 to 14 years of age and includes tennis coaching, personal development workshops, excursions, guest speakers, incentives, and more. Season from October through February.

CONTACT: For registration and details contact A'Giza Youth Sports, Inc. at 561-932-7569

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Deadline Extended: Rising Leaders Class of 2020

Rising Leaders is the only local training of its kind, transforming emerging talent into the sector's new generation of top leaders. The comprehensive six-month experience takes you from leadership 101 to high-level management in a supportive peer environment.

Application Deadline
WHEN:  Friday, September 20, 2019  | 12:00 p.m.

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Rep. Tina Polsky's 2019 Legislative Update
Read Representative Tina Polsky's 2019 Legislative Update. 

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FRAC: Oppose Administration's Stance on SNAP 
From the Food Research & Action Center: Let the Administration know that the proposed rule to limit SNAP would increase hunger and poverty in this country, especially for working families with children whose net incomes are below the poverty line, and families and seniors with even a small amount of savings who would be kicked off of SNAP.

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, September 16, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council. Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: Council fuels great ideas, pick a theme for the 2020 School Bus Prevention Media Contest, and more!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 

Other Areas
September Hot Topic: State of PB County Schools
Dr. Donald Fennoy will be the speaker at the next League of Women Voters' Hot Topic Luncheon. Registration is required. 

WHEN:  Wednesday, September 18, 2019  | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Atlantis Country Club, 190 Atlantis Blvd, Lake Worth, FL 33462

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Constition Day Topic: the National Popular Vote
Listen to what TV commentator Ana Navarro has to say on this topic in honor of National Constitution Day!

WHEN:  Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 3:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431

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Mentor Back to School Workshop
From Take Stock in Children: Join us as we kick the school year into gear with mentor Back to School workshops. This will be a time of refocusing and preparing for the new school year. 

WHEN:  Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 5:30 p.m. 
WHERE: Extraordinary Charities, 2635 Old Okeechobee Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

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Quickbooks Online Workshop
This introduction to QuickBooks Online workshop is designed to teach you the basics of QuickBooks Online so that you can use it to keep your business financial records.

WHEN:  Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Keiser University, 2085 Vista Parkway-Room 105, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
CONTACT: Larry Ornstein, Palm Beach SCORE,, 561-833-1672

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Palm Beach Area Refugee Task Force Meeting
The Palm Beach Area Refugee Task Force meets. 

WHEN:  Friday, September 20, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: West Palm Beach City Hall, 401 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT:, 561-459-6098

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Everything You Need to Know About Getting a Business Loan
Are you looking for money for your business? This workshop will help you zero in on the right lending choices for your business and avoid money scams. Learn how to ask for a loan, get prepared for the lender, and find out what lenders are looking for from you.

WHEN:  Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach Gardens Library, 11303 Campus Dr, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
CONTACT: Larry Ornstein, Palm Beach SCORE,, 561-833-1672

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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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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
Glades Gas 90th Birthday Celebration
Glades Gas will be celebrating 90 years. We will be serving up deep southern fried turkey and local foods. Come join us for lunch, fun and great prizes for our clients. Everyone is welcome!

WHEN:  Thursday, November 7, 2019  | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Glades Gas, 5 West Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3046
Now Open: Youth in Preparation (Y-Prep) Program

Fall registration is now open for Community Connections for Life's free year-round program, Youth in Preparation (Y-Prep). The social skills enhancement program is free to children receiving Medicaid.

CONTACT: Register online at, or call 786-657-3276

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Donate or Volunteer in Hurricane Dorian Recovery

United Way of Palm Beach County is working diligently with local and regional partners to
ensure that the most needed items are collected and sent to the Bahamas. All funds collected
will be used to meet storm-related needs and support mid and long-term recovery efforts. 

WHERE TO DONATE SUPPLIES: City of Pahokee (Old Fire Station), 171 North Lake Ave | Pahokee, FL 33476  | Monday to Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CONTACT: To donate: text uwdorian to 41444 to give, or visit - To volunteer to sort and pack donated supplies, register at

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Town of Palm Beach Encourages Donations to Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund with Match

The Town of Palm Beach United Way, in collaboration with the Town of Palm Beach, has started a Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund to assist with long-term recovery efforts in the Bahamas. John and Jana Scarpa have generously offered a dollar for dollar matching gift of up to $100,000 toward the Town of Palm Beach United Way and Town of Palm Beach Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund. The fund has so far collected $25,000 toward long-term relief efforts in the Bahamas.

CONTACT: Donations are tax deductible and 100% of collected funds will go directly to long-term relief efforts in the Bahamas. To donate now, visit:

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JLBC: 2019 Fall Nonprofit Series
Trainings are offered either at no cost or at a nominal fee, with scholarship opportunities often available. Training topics include: What content should you post on your social media; Breaking the Mold: The new way to grow Nonprofits Panel Discussion; and 7 secrets on how to establish and grow a Nonprofit 501(c)(3).

WHEN: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - October 29, 2019
CONTACT: If you would like more information or wish to speak to someone about these opportunities please call 561-620-2553 or email

Click here for more information and to see full list of training opportunities
Take Stock in Children: September 2019 Newsletter

See what Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County has been up to by reading their September 2019 Newsletter!

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, September 9, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council. Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: Hurricane Dorian relief efforts and more!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 

Census 2020 is Hiring - $13.50 to $24 an Hour

From Census: We are hiring! If you know anyone that may be interested in a job with the Census, we have part-time and full-time jobs, field and office jobs, supervisor and management jobs available.  And the requirements are as follows:  must be 18 and over;  must have an email;  must have a valid social security card;  must be a US Citizen.

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Previous Postings - Other Areas
Bahamas Disaster Relief Fund Matches Donations, and Disaster Preparedness Workshop
Relief Fund: The Community Foundation has just established a fund specifically for Bahamas Disaster Relief as one of our generous fundholders, Mr. and Mrs. Ira J. Harris, have pledged to match the first $100,000 donated to this Fund. Click on link below to donate.

Disaster Workshop: We are in the midst of Hurricane season and as we all just experienced, being prepared for a disaster is more important than ever. Join us for a special workshop geared towards helping your agency prepare for both human-made and natural disasters.

WHEN:  Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
WHERE: Riviera Beach Marina Event Center, 190 E 13th St, Riviera Beach, FL 33404
CONTACT: RSVP online at Please  direct any questions to Meghan Foley, Associate Director of Disaster Recovery at United Way of Palm Beach County at  or 561-375-6678

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