Monday, September 23, 2019
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Mon, Sept 23  3:30 pm     Jack and the Beanstalk Auditions, Dolly Hand CAC, Belle Glade
Tue, Sept 24  7:00 am       Mammogram Screening, Belle Glade Courthouse
Tue, Sept 24  8:30 am      View Fire Rescue in Person, PBSC
Tue, Sept 24  5:30 pm      Health Literacy Workshop, Bridges at Belle Glade
Wed, Sept 25  11:00 am   50th Anniversary Celebration, Belle Glade Library
Thu, Sept 26  9:30 am     Glades Technical Advisory Committee Meets, Belle Glade Library
Sat, Sept 28  12:30 pm    Chasing Coral Movie, Belle Glade
Sat, Sept 28  2:30 pm       Reading Buddies, Pahokee Library
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
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 MAMMO
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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View PBSC Fire Academy Trench Rescue in Person TRENCH
The Palm Beach State College Fire Academy will be holding a Trench Rescue class at the Belle Glade Campus. The public is invited to come view this complex training in action.

WHEN:  Tuesday, September 24-27, 2019  | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Tuesday-Thursday); 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Friday)
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For more information, call Heather Love at 561-993-1126

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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 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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Belle Glade Library Celebrates PBC Library System's 50th Anniversary LIBRARY50TH  
Celebrate with the library. Strolling acts, music, games, cupcakes and ice cream. Refreshments provided. All ages. 

WHEN:   Wednesday, September 25, 2019  | 11:00 a.m. (Geddy the Gecko) or 4:00 p.m. (Live music with Mr. Noam)
WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430 
CONTACT: 561-996-3453

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Glades Technical Advisory Committee Meets GTAC
From the Glades Technical Advisory Committee (GTAC): We will continue our current focus on Educational Readiness.  As part of this focus, we are pleased to announce as our guest speakers for September,  Ms. Violet Howard, President Optimistic Journey , Inc. and Mr. Dwayne Wade, Sr. CEO, Pro Pops Foundation.

WHEN:  Thursday, September 26, 2019  | 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library and Civic Center, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: If you have any questions, please contact Houston Tate, OCR Director at 233-5303 or Audley Reid, Senior Planner at 561-233-5567

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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 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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Movie & Popcorn: Chasing Coral MOVIE
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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Click here  for movie trailer
American Red Cross Update at Bank of Belle Glade
Join the American Red Cross at the Bank of Belle Glade. Attendees will hear from Red Cross staff and volunteers on updates and recent happenings within the organization and in the community. Coffee and sweets will be served.

WHEN:  Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Bank of Belle Glade, 108 SE Ave D, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For more information, please contact Jennifer Durrant at 561-650-9144 or

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FREE Transportation for Glades Seniors: Norton Museum's Inaugural Latinx Community Day
The Norton Museum of Art is hosting its inaugural Latinx Community Day to celebrate South Florida's unique, diverse population and the Norton's growing collection of Latin America art. Free bus transportation is being provided for the senior population (55 and above) from the Glades area (Belle Glade, Clewiston, Okeechobee, Pahokee and South Bay - etc.).

WHEN:  Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 11:15 a.m. (pick-up time for Glades seniors), museum event will take place 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Pick-up will take place at 341 SE 2nd St, Belle Glade, FL 33430 (behind the Bank of Belle Glade)
CONTACT: Interested Seniors that will utilize the transportation, should secure their seats by calling Willie A. Miller, II at 561-386-9897 to be added to the list

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Aid and Attendance Benefits by the Veterans Assoc.
Invitation to veterans and spouses and to organizations and individuals interested in learning about "Aid and Attendance Benefits" offered by the Veterans Association. This program of the Veterans Association will benefit qualifying veterans and surviving spouses. Eligibility requirements, payable benefits and how to file claims will be discussed.
WHEN: Friday, October 11, 2019 | 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: South Bay City Hall, 335 SW 2nd Ave, South Bay, FL 33493

WHEN: Friday, October 11, 2019 | 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: West County Senior Center, 2916 FL-15, Belle Glade, FL 33430

WHEN: Friday, October 11, 2019 | 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee Marina, 190 N Lake Ave, Pahokee, FL 33476

CONTACT : For further information, please call Teri Mitze, 561-470-2086.
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Get Your Driver's License Back and Save on Fees
On Saturday, Oct. 19, the Clerk's office is authorized to waive collection agency fees - some as high as 40 percent - for anyone who pays off their court obligations in full or signs up for a monthly payment plan. Those who pay their debts or go on a monthly payment plan will also be able to reinstate their suspended driver's license in most cases.
WHEN: Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: West County Courthouse 2950 State Road 15, Room S-100, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT : For further information, please call 561-355-2996
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PBC Receives Award for Glades Region Master Plan

The County's implementation of the Glades Region Master Plan (GRMP) was recognized by APA Florida as an outstanding planning project in the State of Florida at its annual conference in September 2019. 

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Participate in Nonprofit Legislative Advocacy Initiative

From The Nonprofit Chamber: Never before has it been so crucial for health and human services organizations to be a part of our legislative process. And, never before have YOU had such a great opportunity to let legislators know what you want and need. Together nonprofits and stakeholders can help build a very loud voice by participating in the Legislative Advocacy Initiative.

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Become a Changemaker - Philanthropy Tank 

Philanthropy TankĀ® is a program that challenges, empowers, and equips the next generation of CHANGEmakers in grades 8-12 to develop and implement a sustainable social service, activism, or impact idea that aims to serve and solve a problem in our community.

Application deadline
WHEN: Friday, October 4, 2019 | 11:59 p.m.

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2020 Sapphire Nomination Applications Posted

The 2020 Sapphire Nomination Applications are available. The Sapphire Awards honor, through a competitive external review process, outstanding organizations, programs and individuals, effectiveness and services that are distinguished by exemplary leadership, innovation in service delivery and demonstrated successes in improving community hunger/food insecurity, opioids/substance abuse or poverty. 

Application deadline
WHEN: Friday, November 1, 2019 | 5:00 p.m. 
CONTACT: Please go out to the Florida Blue Foundation website to find the instructions and links to apply by clicking here

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Bahamas Evacuee Immigration Information Line

The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County has set up an immigration information line specifically to answer immigration-related questions for those who evacuated to the United States from the Bahamas due to the impact of Hurricane Dorian. This is a free service but is limited to those evacuees residing/staying in Palm Beach County. Individuals residing in Broward or Dade County should contact the immigration legal service providers in their location.

CONTACT:  The Bahamas Evacuee Immigration Info Line is 561-655-8944 extension 390

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Florida Veterans Support Line Opens

211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast is working in conjunction with the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs and the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay to provide a help-line where veterans can receive both emotional support and linkages to community resources.

CONTACT: If you are or you know of a veteran who might need assistance - call 2-1-1 or 1-844-MYFLVET

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September 2019 Belle Glade Chamber Newsletter

Read about the Belle Glade Chamber's activities in September, including their Teacher Appreciation Breakfast, and upcoming events!

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, September 23, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council. Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: Families receiving services invited to participate in survey, Council fuels great ideas, and more!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 

The Glades Initiative
  • Project Director

Other Areas

  • Spanish-speaking LCSW/Counselor
  • Residential (Shelter) Manager
  • Grants Manager
Other Areas
Disaster Preparedness 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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Business Seminar: Quickbooks Basics and More
Attend a seminar on Quickbooks, and other events hosted by SCORE.

WHEN:  Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
WHERE: 1000 NW 17th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33445

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Baby Proofing Your Nursery
Enjoy coffee and light snacks while learning safe and developmentally appropriate ways to set up your nursery. Speaker will discuss the early signs of prenatal and postpartum depression.

WHEN:  Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
WHERE: Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County, 1630 S Congress Ave, Suite 300, Palm Springs, FL 33461
CONTACT: Contact Alejandra Carro at 561-231-5853

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7th Annual Women's Business Conference & Expo
The Florida Women's Business Center hosts the 7th Annual Women's Business Conference & Expo in October. 

WHEN:  Saturday, October 5, 2019  | 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
WHERE:  South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33446
CONTACT: Click here to register

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FREE Workshop: Introduction to Business Ownership
Do you know if you have what it takes to be a successful business owner? This workshop will help you decide if you are ready to take the plunge to become a business owner or if you may be better off keeping your day job.

WHEN:  Saturday, October 5, 2019  | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
WHERE:  Mandel Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT: Richard Calcote, Palm Beach SCORE,, 561-833-1672

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Human Trafficking Coalition Meeting
From the Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches: Our next coalition meeting will be October 10, at 10:00 a.m. PLEASE NOTE: October's meeting will be on a Thursday (NOT Wednesday), and our location is different. Our guest speaker will be Lawanda Gibson, Violence Prevention Educator at AVDA. Our Featured Speaker will be Lateresa Jones, Survivor and Author.

WHEN:  Monday, October 28, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
WHERE: Coalition for Independent Living Option-Auditorium, 2751 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

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Keeping Each Other Safe: Preventing Suicide
Learning to support people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts can be challenging. In this course, participants will learn to better understand and work with individuals who express suicidal thoughts or ideation. Special attention will be paid to pregnant women, postnatal women, and families.

WHEN:  Monday, October 28, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
WHERE: Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies, 901 Northpoint Parkway, Suite 403, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
CONTACT: Call 561-623-2800 or email

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
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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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                                                 

Previous Postings - Other Areas
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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Posting Information: eBlast and Volunteers
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. Advertise

*If you want to submit a posting please email us at
or (561) 996-3310
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Check the Glades Community Calendar 
for additional activities scheduled in
the Glades area
Check out Volunteer Opportunities at the Glades Initiative or opportunities with our Partners in the Glades
Donate to the Glades Initiative, Inc.