August 29, 2016
Glades Community Updates
Stay Connected!  See What's Going on in the Glades this Week!

   Monday, August 29, 2016              6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.     Community Conversation: Youth Master Plan, Pahokee Recreation Center  
   Tuesday, August 30, 2016               7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.    GO VOTE, At Your Home Polling Precinct Location  
   Thursday, September 1, 2016       6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.     FREE Childbirth Class, Lakeside Medical Center, Belle Glade 


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

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Don't Forget to Vote this Tuesday! VOTE

Vote in the Primary Election this Tuesday, August 30, 2016! Registered voters should vote in your home polling precinct. To find your current precinct here or check your voter registration card. For more information, click here.

If you want to vote in November's General Election and are not yet registered, the deadline is October 11, 2016. To register, click here.
FREE Childbirth Classes at Lakeside Medical Center LMCChild
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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Need a Flu Shot?

Walgreens has teamed up with Alzheimer's Community Care Day Center in Pahokee for Flu shots. 

WHEN: September 13, 2016 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

WHERE: 470 E Barack Obama Blvd., Pahokee, FL. 

Please call and reserve your shot at (561)924-7283. 

Quit Smoking Now Classes in Pahokee

Tired of tobacco? Do you know someone who is? If you're ready to quit....we're ready to help!
A free six-week Quit Smoking Now class is being offered to help tobacco users break free from nicotine dependence!

WHEN: Mondays
  5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Florida Community Health Centers - Pahokee, 170 S Barfield Hwy, Suite 101, Pahokee, FL 33476

For more information, call 877-819-2357

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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations
The Palm Beach County Library System invites you to the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. We celebrate our community's cultural diversity, the beautiful traditions of Latin American countries, and the contributions Hispanics have made to American society. Join us for a wide variety of events for the entire family. Check the calendar of events for special activities at your local branch.

       Belle Glade Branch: 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430           
           Saturday, October 1, 2016 ~ Latin American Classical Music on Viola at 11:00am 
           Friday, October 14, 2016 ~ Tell Me a Story at 10:00am
       South Bay Branch: 375 SW 2nd Ave, South Bay, FL 33493
            Monday September 26, 2016 ~ Hispanic Heritage Month Film at 5:00pm

       Pahokee Branch: 525 Bacom Point Rd, Pahokee, FL 33476

           Saturday, September 17, 2016 ~ Hispanic Heritage Month Film at 3:00pm

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Hurricane Preparation Tips
It's hurricane season! Are you prepared? Click here for tips and shopping lists

Legal Aid Society: Wage Dispute Assistance

All workers have a legal right to the wages they have earned. Have you had a job where you were not paid for the work you did? The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County can help you know your rights and fight for your wages!

Click one of the brochures below to learn more:
English   Spanish   Creole


WIC was established as a permanent program in 1974 to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk. This mission is carried out by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, nutrition education (including breastfeeding promotion and support), and referrals to health and other social services.

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PEPPI Headstart 
PEPPI Headstart is now accepting applications for 3 and 4 year olds to be added to our wait list. Child must be 3 on or before September 1st of the current school year.

See flyer for details: Click here 

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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This Week at CROS Ministries 

A weekly update especially for CROS Liaisons, Board Members, Friends, and  Volunteers

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Job Opportunities 
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Learn Advocacy from the Experts 

No Matter Whether You're A Small or Large Nonprofit - Legislative Advocacy Is Essential!   
Hear From Legislators past and present about what constitutes advocacy and how best to get your message to those who count!  


WHEN:Thursday, September 1, 2016  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue Headquarters, 415 Pike Road, West Palm Beach, FL

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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
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Leadership Aspire Series

Leadership Aspire is a series of quarterly 4 hour workshops of themes including communication, strategic planning, leading change, and
maximizing leadership.

WHEN:    Persuasive Communication ~ September 30, 2016    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.              
               Strategic Planning ~ November 18, 2016    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
               Leading Change ~ February 24, 2017    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
               Maximizing Leadership ~ April 28, 2017    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
WHERE: 4200 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33461 
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Leadership Focus

Leadership Focus is our program for those interested in deepening their knowledge about Palm Beach County, but who just don't have the time or experience to participate in our nine-month Leadership Program.  It's a 2 ½ day program for executives and professionals who want to broaden their understanding of our community, connect with people of influence, and explore Palm Beach County's strengths, challenges and initiatives.

WHEN: January 18, 19, and 26, 2017 
Click here to learn more 

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
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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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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 
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  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

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 
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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
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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
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News From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 
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. 
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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