Thursday, September 5, 2019
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Hurricane Dorian

The following events and programs may have been cancelled or rescheduled due to Hurricane Dorian. Before making plans to attend, follow up with contacts listed to confirm dates and times. 
~~~ This Week ~~~  
 
Fri, Sept 13  12:30 pm      The Glades Initiative Presents Financial Literacy, Covenant Villas, Belle Glade
Sat, Sept 7  9:00 am         First Haitian Baptist Car Wash Fundraiser, Belle Glade
Sat, Sept 7                       Information Session, Healthier Glades Grant
Glades Area
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 13 & 20, 2019  | 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Covenant Villas, 601 Covenant Dr, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Jose at jzaragoza@gladesinitiative.org

Click here to learn more
Information Sessions: Healthier Glades Grant HEALTHIERGLADES

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. Information sessions will be held in September 2019. Those interested in applying for mini grant are strongly encouraged to apply.

Information Sessions
WHEN: Saturday, September 7, 2019
WHERE: Sessions will be held in each of the tri-cities (see link for more information)
CONTACT: Inger Harvey, Healthier Glades Project Director, 561-818-5529, inger@htpbc.org

Click here for more information
First Haitian Baptist Church Car Wash Fundraiser CARWASH
 
Please join us for a day filled with fun, food, and fellowship! Bring a friend to help support this great cause. 

WHEN:  Saturday, September 7, 2019  | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: 200 SW Ave B (Church parking lot), Belle Glade, FL 33430 

Click here for more information
Need a Job? Upcoming Job Fair at Dolly Hand CAC 
 
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,  mrios@careersourcepbc.com

Click here for more information
Boys Town Parenting Cafe 
 
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,  pam.heck@boystown.org

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Mobile Clinic Comes to the Loading Ramp
 
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 

Click here to learn more
Belle Glade Library Celebrates PBC Library System's 50th Anniversary   
 
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

Click here to learn more
Pahokee Library September Kids Activities  
 
Click on the link to learn about Loula V York's kids activities for the month of September!

Click here to learn more
URGENT: Physician Volunteers Needed in the Bahamas

The Bahamas Celebration Cruise Line will deploy a mission trip to the Bahamas. Licensed physician volunteers are needed. The ship will depart Port of Palm Beach tonight, Thursday, September 5th at 8pm and return Saturday, September 7th. 

WHEN: Thursday, September 5-7, 2019 | 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Port of Palm Beach
CONTACT:  Please contact the PBCMS office at pbcms@pbcms.org or call 561-433-3940 for additional information.

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Call to Artists: Outside the Box Grant Opportunity

Palm Beach County Art in Public Places invites student, emerging and professional artists residing throughout Palm Beach County to participate in Outside the Box, a community public art project that transforms up to 36 ordinary traffic signal boxes into vibrant artworks.

Application Deadline
WHEN: Friday, September 6, 2019 | 5:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more
Scholarship Opportunity: NIIC Scholarship

Scholarship applications to attend NIIC 2019 are now open through September 13. Each year, to help ensure that the conference is accessible to the broadest possible audience, NIIC provides scholarships to grassroots and community leaders from across the U.S. Priority is given to those who are under represented at NIIC, have never attended in the past, are active in the fields of the immigrant advocacy or services and who would not otherwise be able to attend. The scholarships cover the NIIC registration fees, not travel expenses or lodging.

Application Deadline
WHEN: Friday, September 13, 2019

Click here to learn more
Mental Health First Aid Training (Adult Training)

Mental Health First Aid Course teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders in your community and where to turn for help.

CONTACT: Contact BRIDGES at Belle Glade for more info, 561-992-8210

Click here to learn more
PBC Libraries Reopen After Hurricane Dorian

From the Palm Beach County Library: Library facilities have reopened today after being closed due to Hurricane Dorian. 
Count-e-News: News from Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County's newsletter features information about an upcoming pet adoption event, airport director receiving honor, and more. 

Click here to read the newsletter
501cNews by Nonprofits First

Read the August 2019 edition of 501cNews for info about local services, updates, 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.

Click here to learn more
Other Areas
Franchising: A Business Strategy for Creating Wealth
 
Franchising today is much more than fast food and retail. There are over 3,100 national franchises that do just about anything you can imagine - from home tutoring to home cleaning.

WHEN:  Saturday, September 7, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Palm Beach Gardens Library, 11303 Campus Dr, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
CONTACT: Larry Ornstein, SCORE Palm Beach, 561-833-1672, larry.ornstein@scorevolunteer.org

Click here to learn more and to see a listing of other SCORE workshops
Workshop: Creating a Buzz on a Budget
 
This interactive workshop will walk you through steps to elevate buzz around your business

WHEN:  Saturday, September 7, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Keiser University, 2085 Vista Parkway-Room 105, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
CONTACT: Larry Ornstein, SCORE Palm Beach, 561-833-1672, larry.ornstein@scorevolunteer.org

Click here to learn more and to see a listing of other SCORE workshops
FREE Workshop: Mail Merge Learning Lab
 
Are you responsible for sending a written or emailed message to each member of a group?You could create a template file and edit it manually to add names, addresses and other individualized details however for a large list look to Microsoft Word's mail merge capabilities to simplify the process of sending a unified message with customized details.

WHEN:  Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Nonprofits First, 1818 S Australian Avenue, #450, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
CONTACT: Shari J. Hanglan, shanglan@nonprofitsfirst.org, 561-214-7435

Click here to learn more
Preparing for Disasters & Recovery: What Non-Profit Organizations Need to Know
 
You are invited to celebrate National Preparedness Month! Please join for a special workshop geared towards helping your agency be better prepared for both human-made and natural disasters. The goal is for you to be ready to help our community recover when the call comes.  Attendance limited to first 300 registrants. Registration is free and required to attend.

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 UnitedWayPBC.org/Events. Please  direct any questions to Meghan Foley, Associate Director of Disaster Recovery at United Way of Palm Beach County at  meghanfoley@unitedwaypbc.org  or 561-375-6678

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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, larry.ornstein@scorevolunteer.org

Click here to learn more
Previous Postings - The Glades Area
First Serve Tri-city After School Mentoring Program FIRSTSERVE

Applications are now being accepted for The First Serve Tri-city After School Mentoring Program. Free registration.

WHEN: Mondays - Fridays | 2:20 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: First Baptist Church, 17 NW Ave B, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Coach Jones, 754-422-8965; Coach Leslie, 561-449-6404; Ms. Hytower, 561-983-2196

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

WHEN:  Saturday, September 14, 21 & 28, 2019  | 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Loula V York Branch Library, 525 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, FL 33462
CONTACT: 561-924-5928

Click here to learn more
Christ Fellowship's Sunday Services Launch Party
 
Are you ready for a party? Join us for our Sunday Service Launch Party and come enjoy free food, games, music, and more! 

WHEN:  Sunday, September 15, 2019  | 11:00 a.m.
WHERE:  Christ Fellowship Church in Belle Glade, 400 W Ave A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
Jack the Beanstalk Auditions at Dolly Hand CAC
 
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

Click here to learn more
Sign Up for 2019 Angel Tree Program
 
Are you in need of assistance this Christmas? The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County invites you to sign up for the 2019 Angel Tree Program. The Salvation Army Angel Tree is a needs-based program meant to serve the neediest families with small children during the Christmas season. Families who struggle month to month, have recently lost work or who are undergoing an emergency may apply for help through our program.

Belle Glade Sign up
WHEN:  Tuesday, October 8 & 9, 2019  | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE:  West Technical Educational Center, 2625 NW 16th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-686-3530

Pahokee Sign up
WHEN:  Wednesday, October 9, 2019  | 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Pahokee Community Center, 360 East Main Street, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: 561-686-3530

Click here to learn more
National Night Out Against Crime 2019
 
Join the men and women of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, local businesses and community leaders as they unite together to decrease crime. This free event includes fun for kids, face painting, cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones, hot dogs and more! 

WHEN:  Thursday, October 24, 2019  | 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Glades Pioneer Park, 866 SR 715, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: PBSO District 13, 561-992-1261 and 561-992-1265

Click here to learn more
Grant Opportunity: Healthier Glades Grant

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, inger@htpbc.org

Click here for more grant details
Grant Opportunity: Allegany Franciscan Tau Grant 

The first cycle of Tau Grants this year will support outreach for the 2020 Census for organizations, programs, or initiatives working in targeted communities that have historically low rates of participation in the Census. Requests up to $10,000 will be considered. Organizations must have an annual operating budget of $2 million or less to be eligible for a Tau Grant. Allegany invites organizations that are interested in applying to attend a webinar.

INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR
WHEN:   Thursday, September 12, 2019   | 12:00 p.m. 

Click here to learn more
New Certificate Programs at Palm Beach State College-Belle Glade Campus!

The Belle Glade Campus of Palm Beach State College introduces new certificate programs, including Business Specialist, Computer Programming Specialist, and Business Operations.

Click here to learn more (Business Specialist)
Click here to learn more (Computer Programming Specialist)
Click here to learn more (Business Operations)
Glades Region: Important School Dates to Remember

The Palm Beach County School District-Glades Region publishes important dates to remember, including open house dates, curriculum nights, and school advisory council meetings. 

Click here to see dates
Glades Area Libraries September 2019 Activities 

Read about upcoming Glades Area Library events planned for September 2019.         

Click here to see all Glades area library activities for the month
Click here to see October Hispanic Heritage events throughout the library system
Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center's 2019-2020 Season
 
From Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center: The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center is proud to announce the line-up for the 2019-2020 season, entitled "Cultural Mosaic." The season features a six-performance series as well as seven special events.

Click here to learn more, and to review the upcoming theater series
McKinlay is President-Elect of FL Assoc. of Counties

Press Release: Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay was named President-Elect of the Florida Association of Counties at the organization's annual conference in June.

Click here to read press release
CSC: Monday Morning Update, August 26, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council. Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: PBC Head Start/Early Head Start, Jupiter mini-grants, and more!

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 

Previous Postings - Other Areas
Workshop: Legal and Tax Implications of Starting a Business in Florida
 
This workshop will show you how to set up your business the right way, minimize taxes and personal liability, and protect your hard earned assets.

WHEN:  Thursday, September 12, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
WHERE: SCORE Learning Center, 500 S Australian Ave-Suite 115, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT: Larry Ornstein, SCORE Palm Beach, 561-833-1672, larry.ornstein@scorevolunteer.org

Click here to learn more and to see a listing of other SCORE workshops
Workshop: Everything You Need to Know About Getting a Business Loan
 
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, SCORE Palm Beach, 561-833-1672, larry.ornstein@scorevolunteer.org

Click here to learn more and to see a listing of other SCORE workshops
Nonprofit Chamber Community Spirit Awards
 
Bud Tamarkin has the means to do just about anything he wants, and what he wants is to be a full-time volunteer. Bud will be honored by the community he has served at the Nonprofit Chamber's 7th Annual Community Spirit Awards Luncheon.

WHEN:  Friday, September 27, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. 
WHERE: Embassy Suites Hotel, 1601 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Click here to learn more
LEAP Training at Mental Health America of PBC
 
This course teaches Family Caregivers, Healthcare Professionals, Criminal Justice Professionals, and Peer Specialists how to create relationships with persons who have serious mental illness that can lead to treatment and recovery, reducing involuntary hospitalizations, homelessness, incarceration and other devastating outcomes.

WHEN:  Friday, October 25, 2019 | 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (check in  at noon) 
WHERE: Mental Health America of Palm Beach County, 909 Fern Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Click here to learn more
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