Stay Connected! See What's Going on in the Glades this Week!
7th Annual Closed Door Clothes Giveaway
DJ Church Boy & Quee
n Lex 7th Annual
Closed Door Clothes Giveaway (for your privacy). Call us and schedule an appointment to come in and shop for FREE! All sizes for Boys & Men! Everything is new! We will supply: School uniforms, name brand jeans, polo shirts, khakis/Dickies, dress suits and more!
Month of August (call for appointment)
WHERE: MiracleTemple Ministries, 104 SW 16
th St. Belle Glade, FL 33430
For more information or to schedule appointment call: (561) 983-2017
West Tech Pre-Apprenticeship Program
Ready for Learning, Ready for Work, Ready for Life! Learn Electrical, HVAC, Welding or Carpentry! Plus Earn a GED®!
WHEN: Program Preview and Registration will be
August 15th - 18th and August 22nd - 25th 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: West Tech, 2625 State Road 715, Belle Glade, FL 33430
Planned Approach To Community Health (P.A.T.C.H.)
The Glades PATCH is a program designed to help the community evaluate, plan and implement health education and disease prevention and intervention programs. PATCH helps promote the health of the community to include social, emotional and physical well-being of its citizens. PATCH is a partnership of concerned citizens and organizations. This partnership provides a forum for identifying health problems affecting the community and mobilizing the community to plan, conduct and evaluate intervention services.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Ave. C, Belle Glade
Western Everglades Planning Effort Public Meeting
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will be hosting a public meeting to discuss and seek input on the Western Everglades Restoration Project. Interested individuals, groups and agencies are encouraged to attend the meeting to provide comments and ask questions.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: 1200 South W.C. Owen Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440
Career Expo Hiring Events in Glades Communities
Are you looking for a hands-on job? Join us Wednesday, August 17th and meet employers! These companies and others are looking to hire qualified candidates for maintenance, agriculture, warehouse and construction positions.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - Veteran's Preference Early Entry
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - General Admission
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Palm Beach State College, 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade
For more information, please contact Charles Duval 561.829.2040 ext. 2144
FREE Childbirth Classes at Lakeside Medical Center
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.
Thursday, August 18, 2016 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL
For more information and to RSVP call: (561) 996-6571 ext. 8116
Sneak Peek of the Youth Respite Care Center
Come out and see what we are doing! But remember, just a peak.
Friday, August 19, 2016 1:00p.m.
WHERE: 164 2nd Street, Pahokee, Florida 33476
For More Information Contact: Mr. Willie Lawrence at 561.261.2706
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College (room CRB224), 1977 College Drive Belle Glade
"Birth to 22: United for Brighter Futures Youth Master Plan"
Palm Beach County invites you to attend a follow-up community conversation. Join us to learn the results of the 11 Youth Master Plan community conversations, help us solidify the final content of the Palm Beach County Youth Master Plan, and volunteer to stay engaged in this on-going process.
WHEN: Monday, August 29, 2016 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee Recreation Center, 360 East Main Street Pahokee, FL 33476
Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County is hosting Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University
This course is a biblically based financial class that teaches people how to handle money, invest for the future, and give like never before! There is a $50 registration fee, which covers the cost for the Financial Peace University membership Kit. Limited seating is available. Please RSVP by Friday August 25th, 2016.
No Children allowed (All 8 sessions must be attended)
Thursdays, September 8-October 27, 2016 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College. 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430. Room CRB127
Fall Vendor Fairs
WHEN: Friday, October 7, 2016 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 8, 2016 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade-Pahokee Elk Lodge, 300 SE Avenue E, Belle Glade, FL 33430
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.
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.
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.
2017-2019 Draft Area on Aging Plan - Public Hearing
The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc. is holding a public hearing to secure testimony concerning information required for its 2017-2019 Area Plan.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Area Agency On Aging, 4400 North Congress, Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.
The Palm Beach County Youth Leadership Council
If you are between the ages 11-22, and interested in being a part of a diverse youth-driven group to
uphold leadership roles, promote change, and raise awareness, the Palm Beach County Youth Leadership Council is right for you!
WHEN: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Youth Services Department, 50 S Military Trail, West Palm Beach FL 33415
For more information, contact Gregory Gabriel
PHONE: (561) 242-5737
Human Trafficking Coalition General Meeting: Summer Series Training
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.
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 Community Spirit Awards Luncheon
The membership of the Nonprofit Chamber sought an avenue to recognize those who have gone above and beyond for the nonprofit community in Palm Beach County over the years. Four years ago, this luncheon was created to do just that. We are heartened by the number of people in Palm Beach County who are so committed to ensuring those who need our help to overcome adversity, become self-sufficient, and reach their full potentials receive it.
COST: $50 per person; $500 for a table of 10.
Friday, September 16, 2016 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Embassy Suites, 1601 Belvedere Rd. West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Palm Beach Victims' Rights Coalition~National Day of Remembrance
In 2007 the U.S. Congress designated September 25 as the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. Remembrance events have long been a part of the National Crime Victims' Rights Movement. It is on these occasions that we pause and honor those who have suffered an untimely loss. In keeping with this tradition, the Palm Beach County Victims' Rights Coalition will honor the memory of victims of homicide on Sunday September 25, 2015
Sunday, September 25, 2016 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach Shores Community Center, 90 Edwards Lane, Palm Beach Shores, FL
Moving Forward Together: Advancing Health Care for Those Left Behind
This year, Florida CHAIN will be hosting its second annual conference, Moving Forward Together: Advancing Health Care for Those Left Behind. It's an opportunity to join national experts, advocates, consumers, health care providers, policy makers, and other stakeholders to learn about pressing health policy topics, acquire new skills, and network with other participants dedicated to improving the health of all Floridians. In addition to two plenary sessions and a keynote address, there will be a discussion with prospective and current policy leaders volunteering their time to discuss the factors that influence access to health care for Floridians.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
1920 North Forest Avenue,
Orlando, FL 32803
13th Annual Turn on the Light Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
There are a limited number of full and partial scholarships for this year's conference. Applicants who work as a volunteer with children, are employed by a non profit organization, or can demonstrate financial need will be considered for scholarships. Final award determinations will be made no later than October 2nd.
Register Early and Save! Partner registration rates by invitation only.
Password required. All registrations include Parking, Continental Breakfast, Lunch, 3 Workshops, and Continuing Education Credits*
Early Registration (before October 1): $85
Registration (after October 1): $95
NEW! Discounted Registration for Full-Time Students: $70 -over 30% savings!
Discounted Group Registration - up to 15% savings off registration rates!
Lunch/Keynote only: $55 - Register here
Wednesday, October 19-21, 2016
WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL
NLAP Newsletter: Federal Labor Law Posting Update Effective August 1, 2016
Effective August 1, 2016, employers must post new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) postings. The Department of Labor (DOL) has removed penalty amounts from the posters and has added a section about the rights of nursing mothers to the FLSA poster. Employers are required to post the revised versions of these federal posters.
Below is the link to download the English (color) FLSA Poster.
Additional languages may be found on the DOL Website - link below.
Below is the link to download the English (color) EPPA Poster.
News From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The ACC Insider: Alzheimer's Community Care's August E-Newsletter
Children's Services Council Monday Morning Update - August 15, 2016
Previous Postings GLADES AREA
A'Giza Youth Sports Inc. Mentoring Program
A'Giza Youth Sports Inc. is launching a Recreational Mentoring component into their program and communities. The goal is to match mentors with youth in the communities to help shape their future. A.Y.S Inc. is seeking Mentors (ages 21 and Up) to devote at least 4 hours a month to a youth in the Glades Area.
For more information (561)692-1977 or 932-7569
Families First of Palm Beach County Accepting Applications for the Betty Bell Scholarship
Families First of Palm Beach County is currently accepting applications for the Betty Bell Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to an individual who is currently enrolled in a Masters of Social Work program in an accredited university in Florida. The individual must have a history of and currently maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0, and have intentions of seeking employment in Palm Beach County. The scholarship winner is selected by the Board of Directors and will be given at the Annual Children's Day Luncheon which will be held on October 7th of this year. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 24.
Palm Beach County Library Calendar (Glades Area Branches Only)
Human Trafficking Social Service Provider List
Prime Time Weekly Newsletter
FRAC Weekly Digest
Federation of Families August 2016 Calendar
Bridges at Belle Glade August 2016 Community Calendar
Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center to celebrate 35th Anniversary Season!
The Light House Cafe News from July 2016