August 8, 2016
Glades Community Updates
Stay Connected!  See What's Going on in the Glades this Week!
      Monday, August 8, 2016            Call for appointment     7th Annual Closed Door Clothes Giveaway, Miracle Temple Ministries, Belle Glade
      Tuesday, August 16, 2016          9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.   Planned Approach To Community Heath (PATCH), Glades Initiative, Inc, Belle Glade
      Wednesday, August 17, 2016      8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.   Career Expo Hiring Events in Glades Communities, Dolly Hand Cultural Art Center,    
      Thursday, August 18, 2016         6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.   FREE Childbirth Classes , Lakeside Medical Center, Belle Glade
      Friday, August 19, 2016              1:00 p.m.                   Sneak Peek of the Youth Respite Care Center, Pahokee
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 4 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 16 th St. Belle Glade, FL 33430

For more information or to schedule appointment call: (561) 983-2017

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Planned Approach To Community Health (PATCH)

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.
WHEN: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Ave. C, Belle Glade

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.

WHEN: 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.
WHEN:    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
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Sneak Peek of the Youth Respite Care Center
Come out and see what we are doing! But remember, just a peak.
WHEN: 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
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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

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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.

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Click here for scholarship application 

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

Candidates Forum
Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC Attorneys at Law they welcome the Public to Attend Candidates Forum Candidates Representing primary races including State Senate, State House of Representatives, Property Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections, Sheriff, County Commissioner and School Board will be included. There is no cost to attend the event; however, please kindly RSVP
WHEN: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm      
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, Duncan Theater, 4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL
For more information and to RSVP contact:
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"KidCare: Overview & Eligibility Updates" Navigate PBC Training
You are invited to attend Navigate PBC's KidCare: Overview & Eligibility Updates Training. This much requested training will provide attendees with updates to Florida KidCare eligiblity for all lawfully residing children in Florida, as well as an overview of Florida KidCare itself. The goal is to help health and human service professionals, and consumers, understand Florida KidCare eligibility and programs.
WHEN: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.                
WHERE: Quantum Foundation, 2701 N Australian Ave. West Palm Beach, FL  33407
If you have any question contact

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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

Click here to view the flyer
Click here to register
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

SCORE- Workshop for Entrepreneurs Like You
Writing an Effective Business Plan
A step-by-step workshop that arms participants with the fundamentals on writing an effective and winning business plan, perhaps the most important thing you can do to help understand your business.
The workshop is interactive, and each participant will perform a number of exercises that will assist in developing their own winning business plan.
WHEN: Thursday August 11, 2016 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Chamber of Commerce of Tha Palm Beaches, 401 Clematis Street West Palm Beach, FL

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LIVE Webinar:"Maximize Your Social Media Presence with Minimal Time"
Think of this SCORE LIVE Webinar as "hands-on" social media primer for your business that answers your most pressing questions. Christine Landry with Dex Media, breaks down where you should post, who you should target, what you should say - and most importantly - how to do it all as a busy small business owner. Few topics elicit as many questions as this one, so come with yours because this webinar will feature extended time for audience Q&A.
WHEN: Thursday, August 11, 2016 11:00 a.m.


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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.

WHERE: 777 South Flagler Drive, Suite 500 East, West Palm Beach, FL

RSVP to or (305)299-0232

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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 8, 2016

Previous Postings GLADES AREA

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 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
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
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:
Click here for  English
click here for  Spanish 
click here for  Creole

General Service Flyers:
Click here for  English
click here for  Spanish 
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.

Click here for details
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

Previous Postings 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
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

Click here for more details
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
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Click here for details in Spanish
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.


If you would like to submit your volunteer opportunities on our site below, please email us at


           Check the Glades Community Calendar for                                          Check out Volunteer Opportunities at the Glades Initiative

           additional activities scheduled in the Glades area:                                 or opportunities with our Partners in the Glades



Make a donation to The Glades Initiative, Inc.