Monday, September 9, 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 ~~~  
Tue, Sept 10  5:30 pm       Health Literacy Workshop, Bridges at Belle Glade
Wed, Sept 11  5:30 pm     Information Session, Healthier Glades Grant
Fri, Sept 13  12:30 pm      The Glades Initiative Presents Financial Literacy, Covenant Villas, Belle Glade
Sat, Sept 14  2:30 pm       Reading Buddies, Pahokee Library
Sun, Sept 15  11:00 am    Christ Fellowship Sunday Launch Party, 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
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

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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 10, 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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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 Session
WHEN:  Wednesday, September 11, 2019 (new date in Spanish) | 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
WHERE: Loula V York Library, 525 Bacom Point Rd, Pahokee, FL 33476
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 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

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Christ Fellowship's Sunday Services Launch Party CHRIST
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
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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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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Mental Health First Aid Training (Adult Training)

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, 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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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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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 (EXTENDED)
WHEN: Monday, September 9, 2019 | 5:00 p.m.

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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.

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

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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

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Applications Accepted: 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 13, 2019 | 5:00 p.m.

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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                                                 

Other Areas
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,, 561-214-7435

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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,

Click here to learn more and to see a listing of other SCORE workshops
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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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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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
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 

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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

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

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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. 

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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.

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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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for additional activities scheduled in
the Glades area
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