August 22, 2016
Glades Community Updates
Stay Connected!  See What's Going on in the Glades this Week!
   August 22 - 25, 2016                    5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.     West Tech Pre-Aprenticeship Program, West Tech, Belle Glade
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016      5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.      Toastmasters Club, Palm Beach State College, Belle Glade
   Thursday, August 25, 2016          Various                         BRACE Storm Workshop (Online)
   Friday, August 26, 2016               6:00 p.m.                     Tri-City Community Meeting, Pahokee Recreation Center Cafeteria
   Monday, August 29, 2016            12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.    Lunch and Learn: Truvada PrEP, Lakeside Medical Center, Belle Glade
   Monday, August 29, 2016            6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.     Community Conversation: Youth Master Plan, Pahokee Recreation Center


Mosquito Control to Conduct Aerial Spraying Tonight
(August 22, 2016)
The Palm Beach County Division of Mosquito Control will be conducting aerial spraying over the western communities this evening, August 22, after sundown, weather permitting.

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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 22nd - 25th 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: West Tech, 2625 State Road 715, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for a flyer
Toastmasters Club Toast

The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback-and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Palm Beach State College (room CRB224), 1977
College Drive Belle Glade

For more information and how to join, call: (561)261-5043
Click here to view the website

BRACE Storm Workshop (Online)Storm

The FREE internet based BRACE for the Storm Workshop is designed to provide information to homeowners on disaster mitigation techniques that can reduce damage to their homes from hurricanes and other disasters that threaten Floridians.
In addition, homeowners will learn how they can save money on the windstorm portion of their homeowner's insurance premium.

WHEN: Thursday, August 25, 2016     10:00 a.m.     2:00 p.m.     7:00 p.m.

Click here for a flyer and to register for one of the BRACE for the Storm Workshops listed above.

Tri-City Community Meeting: "Save Our Jobs"TriCity

Come hear the facts!

WHEN: Friday, August 26, 2016 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Pahokee Parks and Recreation Cafeteria, 360 East Main Street, Pahokee, FL 33476

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Lunch and Learn In-service: Truvada for PrEP 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
Click here  for a full flyer
Community Conversation Conversation
"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
For more information, contact Geeta Loach-Jacobson at
 or (561)242-5704 

Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County Monday Morning Update

See how the Children's Services Council is working for our children:

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Prime Time Weekly Newsletter

Quality after school opportunities:

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Sellew Belle Glade Excel Charter School Receives Grant  
TMS obtained a grant valued at up to $500,000 for the Sellew Belle Glade Excel  Charter  School,  a  school  wide  Title  I  charter  school. This  grant  will provide  a  21st  Century  afterschool and  summer  program for 105 at risk  K-5th graders.

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to view article    

Scholarship Opportunity for Children with Autism

14 Weekly Sessions to help parents understand and connect with their autistic children at little or no cost.

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Register for Online Child Learning/Counseling Courses

Through weLEARNplay, the Center for Child Counseling has developed an online learning program that promotes the use of effective practice with young children and their caregivers.
Click here for details

Florida Blue Special Announcements 

Call for Sapphire Nominations
Florida Blue Foundation nominations for the 2017 Sapphire Awards are due on or before September 23, 2016. The Sapphie Awards, given annually by the Florida Blue Foundation since 2005, recognize excellence and innovation in nonprofit community health leadership and programming in Florida. Three categories of awards are available: organization, program and individual.

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Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center 2016-2017 Season Schedule

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Glades Central High School 2016-2017 Football Schedule

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Job Opportunities 
Glades Area

Other Areas

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!
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

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. 

WHEN:  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. 

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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
Click here for a flyer 

Previous Postings GLADES AREA

7th Annual Closed Door Clothes Giveaway
DJ Church Boy & Queen 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!
WHEN:  Month of August (call for appointment)
WHERE: MiracleTemple Ministries, 104 SW 16th St. Belle Glade, FL 33430
For more information or to schedule appointment call: (561) 983-2017
Click here for flyer.
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)
WHEN: 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
For more information and to RSVP contact Yailin Benitez: 561-253-2080 or 
 Click here for flyer

  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
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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.

  Palm Beach County Library Calendar (Glades Area Branches Only) 

Check out the programs and events happening at your local library!
Human Trafficking Social Service Provider List
Federation of Families August 2016 Calendar
Bridges at Belle Glade August 2016 Community Calendar
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.
WHEN:   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
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Previous Postings OTHER AREAS
Human Trafficking Coalition General Meeting: Summer Series Training
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 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 Beah 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.
WHEN: 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
WHEN: 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
If you have any questions please contact me at (561) 355-2418 option 3 or 
Click here for more details: 
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. 

WHEN: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

WHERE: 1920 North Forest Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803
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
Click here for more details

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
WHEN: Wednesday, October 19-21, 2016

WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd.  West Palm Beach, FL
Click here for more details
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 
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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