August 1, 2016
Glades Community Updates
Stay Connected!  See What's Going on in the Glades this Week!
      Thursday, August 4, 2016      6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.      FREE Childbirth Classes, Lakeside Medical Center, Belle Glade
      Friday, August 5, 2016           9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.      Belle Glade Back-to-School Bash, Lakeshore Civic Center, Belle Glade
      Saturday, August 5, 2016       8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.      South Bay Back-to-School Bash, Tanner Park, South Bay
      Saturday, August 5, 2016       10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.     Pahokee Back-to-School Bash, Pahokee High School


FREE Childbirth Classes at Lakeside Medical Center LMCChildbirth

Address your fears, decreased stress in labor, learn, breathing techniques, connect with other mothers, connect with your partner/labor coach, learn/brush up on new born care, and  check out our beautiful facility in advance.

WHEN:   Thursday, August 4, 2016
              Thursday, August 18, 2016
              Thursdays, September 1st, 15th, & 29th

WHERE:  Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL

For more information and to RSVP call: (561) 996-6571 ext. 8116
Click here for more details

Belle Glade Back-to-School Bash BGbtsb

WHEN: Friday, August 5, 2016  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Lakeshore Civic Center, 1224 SW Avenue E Place, Belle Glade, FL 33430

For more details, contact the City of Belle Glade: (561)996-0100

South Bay Back-to-School Bash SBbtsb

WHEN: Saturday, August 6, 2016  8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Tanner Park, 105 Palm Beach Road, South Bay, FL 33493

For more details, contact the City of South Bay: (561)996-6751

Pahokee Back-to-School Bash PKbtsb

WHEN: Saturday, August 6, 2016  10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Pahokee High School, 900 Larrimore Road,  Pahokee, FL 33493

For more details, contact the City of Pahokee: (561)924-5534

Lunch and Learn In-service: Truvada for PrEP
This in-service mission serves to heighten awareness around PrEP among local residents who are at high risk for HIV exposure. The goal is to bring Healthcare Providers on board in promoting this new style of HIV prevention method.
What is PrEP?   PRE-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS is a new prevention method in which people who do not have the HIV infection take one pill daily to reduce their risk of becoming infected.
Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, HIV Prevention Educators, Case Managers, Medical Residents, Disease Intervention Specialists, Pharmacists, Prevention Training Consultants, and Healthcare Providers
WHEN:  Monday, August 29, 2016  12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL
For more information and reservation opportunity, please contact Linda Warren, Prevention Training Consultant, at 561-547-6852 or
Click here for a full flyer

Summer BreakSpot Locations Are Now Open

FREE meals for kids and teens! Introducing the Summer Break Spot, offering free nutritious meals to kids and teens 18 and under all summer long each supervised location offers nutritious meals - breakfast, lunch or snacks - in a safe environment.

Click here for more details
Click here for food sites

Back-to-School Immunization/Physicals Special

For a limited time, receive discounted services for Back-to-School!

WHERE:  Palm Glades Rural Health Associates,217 West Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
                Grace Healthcare Solutions, 7368 State Road 15, US 441, Pahokee, FL 33476

Back to School Service Flyers:
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click here for Spanish
click here for Creole

General Service Flyers:
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click here for Creole


FREE Baseball Night with WPBT2 and WXEL

Once again South Florida PBS has teamed with Roger Dean Stadium for a night of baseball and fun.
We would love to have you and/or your organization (staff) join us for this free evening.
If you are interested please call Mary Doscher at 561-818-5882 for your free tickets.

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Training Academy Job Board

The Family Central, Inc. Training Academy is pleased to announce our official Training Academy Job Board!
This service is free to employers that are licensed child care providers in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
As our students complete the FCCPC/CDA National Credential Course here at FCI Training Academy, many of them seek employment opportunities to further their careers.  If you are interested in sharing your current open positions, feel free to complete the Employer Job Post Form (click here for the form) and email to or fax to 954-724-3957. If you have any questions, please contact the office
at 954-724-3957 or send an email to

Information on Free Programs for Parents of Children with Disabilities

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Rules and Eligibility Updates for Florida KidCare

Click here for a flyer on how to enroll
Click here for a helpful chart with the updates
Click here for a shorter version of the update chart

Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

(For children 12 years old and under only)
The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County operates a holiday toy distribution program. With the help of a generous public we are able to provide toys to families in need. Families must complete an application and registration to receive assistance through The Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program.
Click here for registration and locations (Palm Beach County Only)

Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) Alerts - July 2016

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Arrange a FREE Child I.D. Event

For additional information on this valuable, free service or to arrange for an I.D. event, please call 561-688-3970 , and leave your contact information and you will hear back from us within 1-2 days.

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Full-time Year-Long Interns Available for Palm Beach County Nonprofits
A new program of the United Methodist Church is offering full-time year-long interns to nonprofits in Palm Beach County starting September 1 through the beginning of August next year. The nonprofit must provide; -a job description to cover 35 to 40 hours per week -A designated supervisor and weekly check in meetings from each will be back between intern in organization -The nonprofit contributes $14,000 over the year -Open communication with the program's director -The United Methodist Church program provides the interns, all HR, personal stipend, housing, utilities, groceries, transportation expenses, three retreats during the year, monthly house visits and occasional book studies.
-The nonprofit is free to hire an intern after the year is over
The Methodist program is planning on to two house locations; one near Lake Okeechobee between Canal Point and Belle Glade and the other East of the turnpike between Lake Worth and Boynton Beach.
Currently there are six candidates interested in internship positions. These are hard-working, "change the world" kinds of young adults with varying skills and abilities.
If you are interested, or have questions, contact Heidi Aspinwall as soon as possible. Cell is 305-733-4420. .

Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network (LORHN) Newsletter - July 2016

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Children's Services Council - Monday Morning Update - August 1, 2016

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FRAC Weekly Update

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Job Opportunities 

Glades Area

Community Partners  (multiple jobs in Belle Glade/West Palm Beach available)

Glades Area Pantry - GAP Christian Academy is in need of a high school teacher who is well versed and/or is able to teach geometry, civics, and physical science. Salary is $13,000  total for nine months of teaching. Please contact Tomoka Burgess at 561-914-4888 if qualified and interested. Christian curriculum. Hours 7 am - 3 pm Monday through Friday. Located in Pahokee. Must pass background check.

Other Areas

Best Foot Forward - Boca Raton
Boys Town ~ Child Associate - West Palm Beach


Junior League 2016 Summer Nonprofit Leadership Series  

The Junior League of Boca Raton is pleased to present our 2016 Summer Nonprofit Leadership Series
Please note, there is NO registration fee for the workshops below.
For more information please email our Grant Librarian, Liz Locke at or call us at (561) 620-2553.
Click here to register for FREE!

Introduction to Finding Grants
Presented by Liz Locke

Learn how to effectively utilize the VCRC library resources, including the Foundation Center's database - Foundation Directory Online. Research potential funders for your organization by developing targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization's funding needs.

WHEN:  Tuesday, August 2, 2016 9:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL  33432

Board Engagement
Presented by Gerald Czarnecki

Bringing on a terrific board member is only the first step. Taking time to ensure that each board member becomes personally invested and engaged in the mission of the organization is time well spent. In this workshop, unveil practical ways to develop truly engaged, board members and determine how they could become your nonprofit's best ambassadors, advocates, strategists, and all-around supporters.

WHEN:  Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL  33432

Introduction to Fundraising Planning
Presented by Liz Locke

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps to give staff and board members a roadmap to success. This introductory workshop explains basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on making your case for support, diversifying your organization's fundraising base, and creating a plan of action.

WHEN:  Thursday, August 25, 2016 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL  33432

T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society's 16th Annual Community Health Fair

Free health care screenings

WHEN: Saturday, August 6, 2016 8:00am - 2:00pm
WHERE: FoundCare Health Center, 2330 S. Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL, 33406

Click here for a flyer

Ethics and the Media: Navigating the News in the New Normal
Join award winning journalist Al Tompkins for an engaging,interactive session exploring the changes, challenges and choices of a media revolution that is transforming the foundations of traditional journalism and its ethics. Learn four key questions that will help you "think critically" about the information you  consume online, in the newspaper or over the air from any source.

WHEN: Monday, August 8, 2016 2:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33461

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Click here to register


Young Leaguers in the K(now) Organizational Meeting

For adults 18-45 who are interested in good government: Help shape the future of the group, hear about the league's work in the area of gun safety and talk about the August Primary.

WHEN: Thursday, August 11, 2016 6:30 p.m.
777 South Flagler Drive, Suite 500 East, West Palm Beach, FL

RSVP to or (305)299-0232

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Human Trafficking Coalition General Meeting: Summer Series Training

Our guest speaker will be Katherine Hammer, LCSW, Senior Director of the Lewis Center to speak about homelessness being a vulnerability that leads to trafficking. Agency Spotlight: Florencia Dominguez from International Rescue Committee. Certificates with contact hours will be issued for this meeting.
WHEN:   Wednesday, August 10, 2016 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
WHERE: PBC Emergency Operations Center, 20 S. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL
Extended Topics

Our guest speaker will be Tanya Meade presenting on Stewards of Children. Agency Spotlight: Due to extended topic, there is no agency spotlight this month. Certificates with contact hours will be issued for this meeting.
WHEN:  Wednesday, September 14, 2016  10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
WHERE: PBC Emergency Operations Center 20 S. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL

4th Annual Nonprofit Chamber Community Spirit Luncheon
For the fourth year, the Nonprofit Chamber of Palm Beach County is honoring those who have made special contributions to the nonprofit community in Palm Beach County. Please join us to honor and applaud them for going above and beyond to support and advocate for those in our community who need us the most.
WHEN:  Friday, September 16, 2016  11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Embassy Suites, 1601 Belvedere Rd. West Palm Beach, FL 33406
COST: $50 per person or $500 for a table of 10
Click here to register

8th Annual Climate Change Summit

At this event, the focus will be on real stories of real success in communities, business and political sectors, evaluating the environmental and economic impacts of a changing climate. Better still, we'll address strategies to help local governments, businesses, and community leaders pro-actively build resilience in their communities, with emphasis on economic vitality. This year, as we begin updating the Regional Climate Action Plan, we'll ask you about your vision for Southeast Florida's future. Take the lead in Southeast Florida's sustainable future by participating in this year's Climate Leadership Summit.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 5-6, 2016.

WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL

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Children's Services Council Monday Morning Update - July 25, 2016

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Previous Postings GLADES AREA
First Bank in Belle Glade~ Now Open
First Bank is committed to building relationships by helping to meet the needs of the Belle Glade business community and residents. If you are interested in Business Banking services, Commercial or Ag Loans, Buying or Refinancing a Home, considering Retirement options, then stop by for a visit - our Belle Glade office team is locally grown and will help seek personalized financial solutions to achieve your goals. We welcome your visit and look forward to meeting you!
WHEN:  Mondays-Thursdays 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
             Fridays 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: First Bank of Belle Glade, 325 South Main Street, Belle Glade
Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County~Grant Opportunity

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Sharon R. Bock Clerk & Comptroller Palm Beach County For the Record June 2016

Office of Community Revitalization Community Connect~ June 2016 

Job Opportunities 

Glades Area

PEPPI Head Start is Now Recruiting for 2016-2017

PEPPI Head Start is now accepting applications for 3 & 4 year old children including children that meet the criteria of being homeless and or living in shelters and children with disabilities. If you may have any question we can be reach at 301 SW 8th Street Belle Glade, FL 33430 or call (561) 996-1718.
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Apply Today for Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) for 2016-2017

The Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Education Program prepares early learners for success in kindergarten and beyond. The program helps build a strong foundation for school using educational materials that are geared to various stages in a child's development. If you live in Florida, and your child turns 4 years of age by September 1, 2016 your child is eligible to participate in Florida's FREE VPK education program.
Click here for more details and requirement 

The Urban Technology Program

The Urban Technology Program is where we seek qualified candidates, train them in various computer certification programs and assist them in job placement once requirements are fulfilled.  
For more information contact Isabel C. Steube: 561-833-1461

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Zika Virus Flyer and Fact Sheet 

Job Opportunities 

Glades Area
2016 Putting Kids First: Community Back To School Bash - 
We are thrilled to announce the 2016 Putting Kids First: Community Back to School Bash!  This wonderful annual event will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at six (6) locations throughout the County, and we need your assistance with registering all kids in need in our Countywide Community Revitalization Team (CCRT) communities. As you probably know, the Office of Community Revitalization (OCR) has been partnering with the Community Back to School Bash (CBSB) collaborative to provide school supplies to kids in need from Kindergarten to 12th grade. The program is a countywide initiative of government working in partnership with the Community Back to School Bash (BASH) and other community service organizations to provide children in need with school supplies and backpacks.  The program is implemented through an annual event funded by Palm Beach County and the CBSB collaborative, comprised of more than 60 nonprofit and other agencies.

WHEN:  Saturday, August 6, 2016 

WHERE:Location Varies

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Previous Postings OTHER AREAS
Summit of Latin America Consulates: Tackling Issues Affecting Immigrant Communities in PBC
You are cordially invited to attend our first-ever Summit of Latin America Consulates: Tackling Issues Affecting Immigrant Communities in Palm Beach County - This joint summit of PBSO, The Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for Palm Beach County, and Palm Beach State College will feature speakers on the following topics.  A light lunch and refreshments will be served.
WHEN:  Thursday, August 18, 2016 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 4200 South Congress Avenue, Lake Worth

*        State Representative David Kerner - impact of human trafficking in PBC's Hispanic communities and ways we can work together 
*        Mr. Jorge Pesquera,President and CEO of Discover the Palm Beaches - PBC tourism and how their organization works with others     
*        PBSO - crime prevention/ways to avoid being a crime victim.
*        Mr. Santos Arroyo, Founder and CEO of The Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - 
*        The Guatemalan Maya Center,Farm Worker Coordinating Council of PBC, and El Sol Center - services they provide 
*        An expert speaker on U Visa, or non-immigrant visa, for victims of crimes.
For more information or to RSVP Sam Roman: 561.688.3817 or
Click here for more details
Click here for details in Spanish
Click here for registration form
Summer BreakSpot Locations Are Now Open

FREE meals for kids and teens! Introducing the Summer Break Spot, offering free nutritious meals to kids and teens 18 and under all summer long each supervised location offers nutritious meals - breakfast, lunch or snacks - in a safe environment.

Click here for more details
Click here for food sites
Birth to 22: United for Brighter Futures - Youth Survey (VERY IMPORTANT)

The School District of Palm Beach County (PBC), PBC Youth Services Department, Children's Services Council, United Way of PBC, CareerSource PBC and a host of other public and private organizations are in the process of developing a Youth Master Plan.  A Youth Master Plan is a collaborative document that will guide our efforts to ensure all students and young adults are healthy and thriving.  This effort has been branded "Birth to 22: United for Brighter Futures," and your input is an essential component for its success. Please take some time to complete the survey by at the following link:  by May 27th and share your thoughts and experiences with us. The information you share is confidential.  Thank you in advance for your participation in this important effort. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact James Green at 561-242-5702 or
Summer Smiles Program for Children at the Health Care District's C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics

Summer is a great time to brighten your child's smile with a visit to the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics.  We provide both general and preventive dental care and medical services at our clinics in Belle Glade, Delray Beach, Lantana and West Palm Beach and medical care only at our clinic in western Lake Worth.  Make an appointment for your children's dental check-up and medical visit now before they go back to school by calling 561-642-1000.  The Health Care District of Palm Beach County's Brumback Clinics see all patients and Medicaid is accepted.  Services include school and sports physicals, financial counseling, social services and help applying for health coverage.  The Brumback Clinics also have pharmacies on-site.  Our caring, compassionate dental and medical staff speak English, Spanish and Creole.  For hours, locations and directions, visit 
Summer 2016 Human Trafficking Academy
Through fifteen intensive and inter-active courses taught by top-level experts, academics and practitioners, we aim at empowering you with valuable knowledge, effective skills and helpful tools to address the scourge of human trafficking: commercial sexual exploitation and labor trafficking. You will leave the Academy knowing better and more intelligent ways of doing your noble work of saving lives and restoring dignity to survivors while improving justice in our society.  Academy participants will gain insight into various manifestations of human trafficking, best approaches and successful practices by addressing the problem from their specific vantage-point, modalities of working with survivors, as well as ways of cooperating with each other, and partnering with the public and private sector and with the community at large, in order to develop a cohesive and coherent anti-trafficking strategy. Upon completion of the training, Academy participants will be awarded a Certificate by St. Thomas University School of Law. 30 continuing legal education credits (pending) with The Florida Bar will be available for lawyers. Deadline to Register: July 22, 2016
WHEN:  Monday August 1 -5, 2016
WHERE: In class or On-line
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Click here for registration form

Posting Information to our Eblast & Volunteering

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. If you want to submit a posting please email us at or (561) 996-3310.


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