Monday, September 25, 2017
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~~~ This Week ~~~  

Tue, Sep 26   9:30 am    Know Your Rights, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Thu, Sep 28    9:30 am   Glades Technical Advisory Committee, South Bay City Hall 
Tue, Oct 3      10:00 am   Community Conversation in Spanish,  The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Tue, Oct 3      10:00 am  Glades Career Expo, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade
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KnowYourRightsKnow Your Rights - TPS and DACA, Presented by The Glades Initiative and Legal Aid of Palm Beach County

Come learn about your rights from Immigration experts, with a presentation on DACA, Asylum and TPS. Spanish and Haitian Creole interpreters available. 

WHEN: Tuesday, September 26, 2017   9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (Spanish session), 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Haitian Creole session)
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for flier (Spanish session) 
Click here for flier (Haitian Creole session)
GTACSeptember GTAC Meeting at South Bay City Hall

This meeting of the Glades Technical Advisory Committee will focus on the impact of Hurricane Irma on the Glades, including assessing post-storm needs, and how to best address possible gaps in goods and services needed by Glades area residents. 

WHEN: Thursday, September 28, 2017   9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
WHERE: South Bay City Hall, 335 SW 2nd Avenue, South Bay, FL 33493

Click here for agenda
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ConversationHealthier Together: Community Conversations

Residents invited to participate in a "Community Conversation" presented by Healthier Together. Come join us to discuss the three focus areas: Family Caregiving, Behavioral Health, and Diabetes. 

Session in Spanish
WHEN: Tuesday, October 3, 2017   10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for fliers and more information
HiringGlades Career Expo and Hiring Event

Join us and meet employers. Companies are looking to hire qualified candidates for manufacturing, agriculture, construction positions, and more! Companies participating include: Florida Crystals, City of Belle Glade, Pilot Travel Center, J&J Family of Farms, D. Stephenson Construction, and more. 

WHEN: Tuesday, October 3, 2017   10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Artst Center, 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for flier and more information
BRIDGES Quarterly Partnership Luncheon

Mark your calendars because it is time for the BRIDGES Quarterly Partnership Luncheon! We are looking forward to having you or a member of your team join us at Bridges at Belle Glade. During this luncheon, we will continue focusing on building networks through collaborative partnerships by using SMART goals. 

WHEN: Thursday, October 5, 2017   11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Bridges at Belle Glade, 33 Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Please contact Alexis at 561-992-8210 to RSVP. The luncheon will be catered, so please RSVP by 12:00 p.m., October 2nd.  

Click here for more information
Palm Beach County Library Events in September

Glades area libraries are chock-full of great events and happenings for the month of September. Make sure to mark your calendars with events you plan to attend! 

Fall Children's Story Time
WHEN: Tuesday, September 5 through Saturday, October 28, 2017   (Check link for times)
WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 N.W. 4th St., Belle Glade, FL 33430
Click here for more info

Tri-City Trivia Challenge
WHEN: Thursday, September 28, 2017   11:30 a.m - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Civic Center at the Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 N.W. 4th St., Belle Glade, FL 33430
Click here for more info

Programs at Belle Glade Branch Library
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Science Events at Palm Beach County Library Locations
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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Palm Beach County Library Locations
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Teen Activities at Belle Glade Branch Library
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BPD Advertising to Host 15-Hour Marathon Project Focusing on the Work of The Glades Initiative!

"To celebrate their 15th Anniversary, the BPD Advertising team will provide The Glades Initiative with a complete rebranding--including marketing assets, communication tools, and the strategies to tell their story and purpose. The goal is to help the Glades Initiative build awareness of its efforts to support and strengthen the Glades community. The Glades Initiative, also celebrating their own 15th Anniversary, will be at the event to support the project ..."

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Apply for Operation Blue Roof at Belle Glade Location

"Eligible homeowners who sustained roof damage from Hurricane Irma now have additional locations where they can apply for Operation Blue Roof and complete the Right of Entry (ROE) form that allows government employees and contractors onto their property to assess damage and install a temporary covering. ..."

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Palm Beach Post: How to Request Comcast Credits

" Want to request a credit from Comcast for missed Xfinity cable, Internet and phone service  because of Hurricane Irma The company has set up two easy ways to ask for it  ..."

Click here for full article
Free Computer Classes at CareerSource

Residents can take advantage of free basic computer classes offered at CareerSource's Belle Glade location, 1085 S. Main St. Understand everything you need to know in two days!

Click here for more info
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

Indeed Job Search
The Sun Classifieds
Glades Health Care Center
SBA - Irma Disaster Response 

Other Areas
Other Areas________________________
Junior League of Boca Raton: Nonprofit Storytelling

How many of you have great stories about your organizations that are going untold? In this workshop, you'll learn how to successfully tell your agency's stories to attract new donors and supporters. Nonprofit storytelling strategist Leon Fooksman will educate you on how to identify, produce and publish stories of your nonprofit's aspirations and achievements on your website, social media, and e-newsletters.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 26, 2017   10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: VCRC, 261 NW 13 Street, Boca Raton FL 33432

  Click here for more info
FWBC: How to Win More Sales with Linked In Webinar

Learn how to use LinkedIn to help accomplish your sales, branding, and lead generation. Understand how to create a great company page, develop content that engages a target audience, and expand visibility. Tap into LinkedIn's sponsored updates, ads, and groups. Learn to promote you and your business.

Small business owners are busy running all aspects of their businesses so they don't have a lot of time to spend on social media. That's why we have created this monthly workshop series to provide tips on how to effectively utilize social media, tips to reduce effort and eliminate wasting time. A key component of social media is the paid portion of these platforms.

Sponsored by the Florida Women's Business Center.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 26, 2017   6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: ONLINE, or at Florida Women's Business Center, 401 West Atlantic Ave., Suite 9, Delray Beach, FL 33444
COST: $10.00

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PBSC: Ethical Excellence Seminar

The Ethical Excellence Seminar is a highly interactive session that provides the tools, strategies and confidence required for developing the ethical readiness needed to keep yourself in top mental and moral shape. Aristotle advised, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." You will learn to recognize and address a broad range of emerging ethical challenges, blind spots that can derail your reasoning or decision making, and an action plan for sustained ethical thinking you can apply each day both at work and at home. 

WHEN: Friday, September 29, 2017   8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College (Lake Worth campus), 4200 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33461

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DACA Renewals in Delray Beach

The Church World Service legal department will be hosting a free DACA renewal event at our Doral and Palm Beach offices. CWS will be assisting DACA holders whose status expire between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018 to renew their DACA application.

WHEN: Friday, September 29, 2017   9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Church World Service, 220 Congress Park Dr., Suite 301, Delray Beach, FL 33445

Click here for more info
Hats Off Nonprofit Awards

Tickets are going fast for the Hats Off Nonprofit Awards honoring 119 award nominees. Proceeds from the event will benefit Nonprofits First Education Programs and Rising Leaders. 

WHEN: Tuesday, October 3, 2017   5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Harriet Himmel Theatre, 700 S Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Click here for more info
Community Partners: Sip & Paint

Join Community Partners at Art Cellar Wellington to sip, paint, and change the odds once more! In honor of the second annual Tea at the Taj event, we will be painting peacock feathers on a pair of wine glasses. 

WHEN: Wednesday, October 18, 2017   7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
WHERE: Art Cellar, 10660 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington, FL 33414
COST: $25

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PBSC: Seeking Input on PBSC Dental Building Site

"Palm Beach State College will hold internal and external forums over the next two weeks to discuss and gather input on the site selection for its new Dental & Medical Services Technology Building. The choice of sites is between the Lake Worth campus, where the existing facility is located, and the new Loxahatchee Groves campus ..."

Click here for full article
FRAC: Weekly News Digest

CSC: Monday Morning Update

School District of PBC: The Source

Nonprofits First Events and Programs

Kaiser Family Foundation: The Latest

SCORE: Upcoming Workshops

Previous Postings - The Glades Area ___
FEMA - Applying for Assistance

Palm Beach County is approved for FEMA assistance for those whose lives have been impacted by Hurricane IRMA and you might qualify. Want to apply? You can complete the application yourself at or you can call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EDT. 
CareerSource: Office Reopens in Belle Glade Tuesday, Sept. 19

"CareerSource Palm Beach County's West Career Center at 1085 S. Main Street in Belle Glade reopens Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 8:00 a.m. with all services available. The office had been closed due to damage from Hurricane Irma. ..."

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LEWM to Reopen on September 20

From the Lawrence E. Will Museum: "Friends of the Glades, I am thrilled to report that LEWM was unscathed by Irma's wrath and will re-open promptly at noon on Wednesday September 20, 2017. If you have any questions or concerns, I can be reached at 561-853-4443." - Dorothy Block, Museum Director.
English Exchange Classes at Belle Glade Library

Were you born in another country or in the United States and would like to improve your English? If the answer is "yes" the "free" weekly, informal conversational English Exchange class offered by the Adult Literacy Project is just for you! Meet new friends, practice your English skills, and learn from each other.

WHEN:  Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., and  Thursdays ,  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 N.W. 4th St., Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for more info 
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Afternoon "Throw Down" at West County Senior Center

West County Senior Center invites senior citizens to Afternoon Throw Down. Daily card and board games held in the afternoon. If you love playing spades, tunk, scrabble, checkers or any other card or board game, then come out to West County Senior Center. 

WHEN: Daily (afternoons)
WHERE: West County Senior Center, 2916 State Road 15, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for more info, or call 561-996-4808
School District to Offer Free Meals to Students Through October 20

"The School District of Palm Beach County has received a waiver to offer free meals to all students from Monday, September 18 through Friday, October 20, due to the impact of Hurricane Irma on the District and the state of Florida.
Breakfast is always free in Palm Beach County, and for the next month, the District is pleased to be able to provide lunch meals at no cost as well ..."

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Computer Basics for Seniors at West County Senior Center

Join West County Senior Center for a Computer Basic class on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 9:30 a.m. Classes will provide an introduction to using the mouse and keyboard, basic instruction from turning the computer on to performing basic computer tasks.

WHEN: Second and Fourth Tuesday of every month,   9:30 a.m.
WHERE: West County Senior Center, 2916 State Road 15, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for more info
Feeding South Florida: Supplies Available to Organizations

Feeding Palm Beach County is willing and able to support Palm Beach County's emergency
relief needs. With a warehouse full of resources, everyone in Palm Beach County can receive the support necessary to recover from Irma's impact.

Please let us know if you or your direct-service partners need assistance.

Click here for flyer and for more info
CareerSource: Palm Beach County Adds 15,700 Jobs Over the Year

"CareerSource Palm Beach County announced a bit of good news this week -- the county's 4.4 percent unemployment rate for August 2017 dropped below the year-ago rate of 5.3 percent. Florida's unemployment rate is 4.2 percent and the national rate is 4.5 percent, all numbers not seasonally adjusted, according to reports released today by CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity ..."

Click here for full article
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

Indeed Job Search
The Sun Classifieds
Glades Health Care Center
SBA - Irma Disaster Response 

Other Areas
Previous Postings - Other Areas
Smart Couples classes planned

Couples who are married, dating, cohabiting or engaged are encouraged to attend a fun, free and powerful relationship enhancement workshop to help improve their communication skills and strengthen their relationships.
Classes will be held on Tuesdays: 

WHEN: Tuesdays, beginning September 12 - October 10, 2017   6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: PBC Cooperative Extension Office, 559 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415

Click here for flyer and for more info
Literacy Coalition of PBC Events and Programs

CSC: Monday Morning Update - Sept. 18, 2017

Posting Information: eBlast and Volunteers
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