Monday, October 17, 2016
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Tues, Oct. 18  9:00am - 10:45am     Glades PATCH Meeting, The Glades Initiative, Inc.
Tues, Oct. 18  11:00am - 12:00pm   Glades Interagency Meeting (GIN), West Tech 
Thu, Oct. 20     5:00pm - 7:00pm       Glades Night Out Against Crime, Winn Dixie Plaza, Belle Glade 
Sat, Oct. 22      7:30am                       Eye Walk Eye Run, Pahokee
Sat, Oct. 22      3:00pm                       Core Ensemble Presents: Los Valientes, Lawrence E. Will Museum 
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Glades PATCH Meeting PATCH

The Glades PATCH (Planned Approach To Community Health) 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. The meeting is open to all who wish to join.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 18, 2016   9:00am - 10:45am

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
Glades Interagency Network (GIN) Meeting GIN

WHEN: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm

WHERE: West Tech Educational Center, 2625 State Road 715, Belle Glade
Glades Night Out Against Crime NightOut

Join the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office at the Glades Night Out Against Crime.

WHEN: Thursday, October 20, 2016  5:00pm - 8:00pm

WHERE: Winn Dixie Plaza on Main Street, Belle Glade

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For those who would like to be a vendor at this event, click here to learn more
5K Eye Walk Eye Run EyeWalk

This event was created for the people of the glades region who are diabetic and will educate them on the effect diabetes has on their eyes. We intend to promote education and lifestyle changes through the walk and small health fair that follows immediately after. If we work together, I know we can make a difference!

WHEN: Saturday, October 22, 2016  7:30am

WHERE:  170 S Barfield Highway, Pahokee, FL 33476

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Core Ensemble Presents: Los Valientes Los

A new chamber music theater work for solo actor and music trio (cello, piano, & percussion) exploring the artistic & political passions of Mexican painter Diego Rivera, the unwavering commitment to human rights of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, and the pursuit of social justice by Mexican American desperado Joaquin Murrietaaka Zorro

WHEN: Saturday, October 22, 2016  3:00pm

WHERE: Lawrence E. Will Museum of the Glades, 530 S Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Salvation Army Angel Tree Program Sign-Up New Deadline

(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.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 26, 2016  9:30am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 3:00pm

WHERE: 1101 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Pahokee Town Hall Meeting: Penny Surtax

Learn more about the Penny Surtax and how it will benefit Pahokee and local projects!

WHEN: Tuesday, November 1, 2016  6:00pm - 7:30pm

WHERE: City of Pahokee Parks & Rec Cafeteria

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 Fall Vendor Fair- 
Rescheduled Date

WHEN: Saturday, November 12, 2016  9:00am - 1:00pm
            Sunday, November 13, 2016   1:00pm - 4:00pm

 WHERE: Belle Glade-Pahokee Elk Lodge, 300 SE Avenue E, Belle Glade, FL 33430
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PBC Department of Community Revitalization- Newsletter

The Community Connect newsletter is geared towards publicizing small grants for local-PBC 501c(3) non-profit groups.  It provides a snapshot of grants that the Office of Community Revitalization believes local non-profits could successfully apply for.

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A newsletter for physicians, hospitals & healthcare providers.

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CROS Ministries Update

Learn what's happening at CROS Ministries

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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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The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, which assists high-achieving low-income students reach their full potential through education, is inviting applications for its College Scholarship Program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the country.

Scholarship recipients will be awarded as much as $40,000 per year for four years to cover the cost of tuition, books, living expenses, and other fees.

Click here for more information

Job Opportunities

In the Glades
The Sun
Indeed Jobs
Community Partners
Career Source

In Other Areas

Multiple Postings ~ Unicorn Children's Foundation, Boca Raton, FL
Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator (Fluent in Spanish) ~ HCSEF, West Palm Beach, FL
Program Coordinator ~ Women's Foundation of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, FL
Housing First Supervisor ~ The Lord's Place, West Palm Beach, FL
Client Advocate - Operation Home Ready ~ The Lord's Place, West Palm Beach, FL

Other Areas________________________

Impact 100 Men Palm Beach County:
2017 Grant Opportunities

Please join the Community Foundation for this free information session as we review the grant guidelines, explain the application process and answer questions about the high-impact grant from new Impact 100 Men Palm Beach County.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 18, 2016  1:00pm - 3:00pm

WHERE: Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, 140 NE 1st Street, Delray 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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Health & Human Service Legislative Advocacy Initiative

No matter how large or small your nonprofit may be, it is crucial that YOU be part of the legislative process on behalf of the clients you serve. This is an important initiative, well received by legislators and gives you an opportunity to be heard. Brought to you by the Nonprofit Chamber of Palm Beach County and the Human Service Coalition.
Legislative Priority Setting Workshop
Thursday, October 20, 2016  8:30am - 12:00pm

Click here to complete the questionnaire regarding your legislative priorities and then attend this workshop where YOU help select the top two priorities to be included in the legislative Green Book.

COST: $15 (includes full breakfast)

WHERE: United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches,
              900 Brandywine Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Click here to register


Legislative Summit
Friday, November 18, 2016  9:30am - 12:00am

Join our legislators as we present top priorities and distribute the Green Book for them to take to Tallahassee for the 2017 legislative session. Brought to you by the Nonprofit Chamber of Palm Beach County and the Human Service Coalition.


WHERE: United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches,
              900 Brandywine Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Click here to register

Palm Beach SCORE: Writing a Winning Business Plan

Owning your own business is one of the classic American dreams; if you are committed to taking your new or existing venture to the next level, then having a winning Business Plan is essential, and this workshop will send you on your way to having a Plan tailored to your individual needs, and not one based on some generic template.

WHEN: Tuesday October 18, 2016  5:30pm - 8:00pm

WHERE: Nova Southeastern University, 11501 North Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Click here to register and for more information
Palm Beach SCORE: Quickbooks 101

This introduction to QuickBooks workshop is designed to teach you the basics of QuickBooks to use in running your business.

WHEN: Wednesday October 19, 2016  5:30pm - 8:00pm

WHERE: Keiser University, 2085 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Click here to register and for more information
Palm Beach SCORE: Starting a Nonprofit

Hoping to start a nonprofit organization?
Find out the secrets to launch a successful nonprofit in Florida

WHEN: Thursday, October 20, 2016  3:00pm - 5:00pm

WHERE: Palm Beach SCORE Office, 500 South Australian Avenue, Suite 115, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Click here to register and for more information
October Hot Topics Luncheon

Come learn about the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County's "Hot Topics" for the month of October.

Speakers:  Todd Bonlarron, PBC Asst. Administrator - Visions for Palm Beach County
                 Mary Jane Range, Chair of LWVPBC Speakers Bureau - November Ballot Issues   

WHEN: Wednesday, October 19, 2016  11:00am - 1:00pm

WHERE: Atlantis Country Club, 190 Atlantis Boulevard, Atlantis FL

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Prime Time's 12th Annual Lights On Afterschool

Prime Time Palm Beach County (Prime Time) will host its12th Annual Lights On Afterschool Palm Beach County event with family-friendly activities at Clematis by Night, a traditional weekly outdoor music festival hosted by the City of West Palm Beach, Florida. Families and children will gather to celebrate quality afterschool programs as they participate in fun and educational activities at several booths, hosted by Prime Time and its community partners.

WHEN: Thursday, October 20, 2016  6:00pm - 8:00pm

WHERE: West Palm Beach Waterfront, 100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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4th Health & Human Services Regional Symposium

The Symposium provides learning opportunities and professional development for health and human service providers that serve our community, as well as an opportunity to network with other professionals. This year's theme is "The Power of Connections: Communication, Connecting, Collaborating & Caring."

WHEN: Friday, October 21, 2016  7:30am - 4:30pm

WHERE: Double Tree, 4431 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

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Ethics Connections Program

Experience this highly interactive session that provides the tools, skills, and strategies to recognize and address a broad range of emerging ethical challenges, blind spots that can derail your decision making, and an action plan for sustained ethical readiness you can apply both at work and at home. (Four hours) Pre-requisite for Ethical Lens Inventory and Giving Voice to Values

WHEN: Friday, October 21, 2016  8:30am - 12:30pm

WHERE: Palm Beach State College - Lake Worth, 4200 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33461

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Fight the Fight:
2016 Breast Cancer Awareness Month Luncheon

Inspirational survivor stories, breast health education and resources, and more!

WHEN: Thursday, October 27, 2016  11:30am - 1:30pm

WHERE: Gaines Park Community Center, 1501 N. Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Click here to register and for more information
2016 Children's Day Awards Luncheon

This is our 10th year of this outstanding event. Register now, buy raffle tickets, enter our online auction. This is one of the year's most popular fundraising events in Palm Beach County. Come enjoy the event and help Families First continue its outstanding work in helping families remain together and become self-sufficient so their children can thrive.

WHEN: Friday, October 28, 2016  12:00pm - 1:30pm

WHERE: Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Click here to register and for more information
South Florida Human Trafficking Task Force Meeting

The South Florida Human Trafficking Task Force Meeting Announcement The South Florida Human Trafficking Task Force (SFHTTF) has scheduled its last meeting for 2016 on November 18, 2016, by joining Rescue Upstream, the anti-trafficking initiative at Journey Church and their hosting of an all-day conference on November 18th.  

WHEN: Friday, November 18, 2016  10:00am

WHERE: Journey Church Lake Worth, 6201 S. Military Trail, Lae Worth, FL

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Urban League of Palm Beach County and FPL:
Youth Empowerment Luncheon

All proceeds will benefit the Urban League of Palm Beach County's NULITES Program, promoting education, character building, and leadership in our Youth.

WHEN: Tuesday November 29, 2016 11:30am - 1:30pm

WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County  
Upcoming Events

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Peer Mentoring in Health Care: A new pilot project in the Palm Beaches

Patrick Hendry from Mental Health America will talk about a new program with HCA health and MHAPBC that will revolutionize how we help patients in hospitals, reduce re-hospitalization rates, and provide new jobs for people with lived experience with mental illness. Lunch and Learn will be held on October 20, 2016 from 12:00PM to 2PM. Lunch is included. $15 for members $10 for MHAPBC members. Scholarships and CEUs available.

WHEN: October 20, 2016   12:00pm - 2:00pm

WHERE: Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County,
              909 Fern St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401


Treating Schizophrenia: New Advances

Join us on FRIDAY December 9 for this panel of experts to talk about the latest understanding about Schizophrenia. We will feature Dr. Rajiv Tandon, who is the executive vice-chair and a professor at the University of Florida department of psychiatry. He also is chief of psychiatry at the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Also with us is Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO of Mental Health America and author of Losing Tim

WHEN: December 9, 2016   1:00pm - 5:00pm

WHERE: Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County,
              909 Fern St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401


Be Merge and Be Merge for Infants and Children Online Training

Sign up today for our Be Merge and Be Merge for Infants and Children Online Training. 6 CMEs available through USF Health for doctors, 6 CEUs for nurse practitioners and mental health professionals.561-832-3755

WHEN: December 20, 2016   8:00am

WHERE: Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County,
              909 Fern St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401


In an Age of Violence: Helping Children and Families Cope

This conference will examine ways to decrease the effects of toxic stress, depression, and anxiety resulting from violence in their neighborhoods, homes, and in the media.

WHEN: April 20 - 21, 2017

WHERE: Hilton Palm Beach Airport, 150 Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Previous Postings - The Glades Area ___

Lighthouse Café - September 2016 

See what's new at the Lighthouse Café!

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Palm Beach County Library - Glades Branches 
October 2016 Activities   

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Career Source Job Opportunities in the Glades Career

Are you 17-24 years old?
Not employed?
Out of school?
Ready to work?

Find out if you are eligible to participate in a five-week, paid work readiness program.

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Previous Postings - Other Areas___

Inappropriate Oil Drilling and Water Don't Mix:
Update to Oil Legislation

The LWVPBC's Environment Committee invites you to attend an informative presentation on the various effects of drilling for oil in Florida. Due to an upsurge in permit requests, residents must be aware of how fracking will affect our water supply, affect wetland habitat, and affect endangered species.

WHEN: Thursday, October 27, 2016  5:30pm - 7:30pm

WHERE: Summit Library, 3650 Summit Blvd, 33406

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The Sea Star Program's Club Seahorse

The Sea Star Program's Club Seahorse is an all-day camp experience. The purpose of Club Seahorse is to bring children 5 to 10 years old, whose loved ones have died, together on a teacher's workday for support and friendship. This innovative grief support program includes interactions with miniature horses and other small farm animals, peer support groups, and therapeutic art and play.

WHEN: Friday, October 28, 2016 (Must be registered)

WHERE: Tomorrow's Rainbow, 4341 NW 39th Ave, Coconut Creek, FL 33073

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Camp Kangaroo

Camp Kangaroo is a free music therapy grief camp experience providing a supportive and therapeutic environment for children and teens who have experienced the death of someone special. Music Therapy activities, therapeutic horse games, art and play will ensure that each child and teen is supported on their grief journey. Provided free of charge for children 5-18 years old through a partnership with Seasons Hospice and Tomorrow's Rainbow.

WHEN: November 19 - 20, 2016  9:00am - 7:00pm

WHERE: Tomorrow's Rainbow, 4341 NW 39th Ave, Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Click here to register
2016 Fall Nonprofit Leadership Series

WHERE: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432

WHEN: (See below)
 Introduction to Finding Grants - Presented by Liz Locke, JLBR
Audience: Beginning funding researchers or those desiring a refresher.         
November 1, 2016     9:00am - 10:00am
December 6, 2016
    9:00am - 10:00am       

Due to limited event seating, online workshop pre-registration is required. There is NO registration fee for the fall workshop series

Click here to register 
Trauma Talks

WHEN: Thursday, November 3, 2016   8:30am - 4:30pm

WHERE: Marriot West Palm Beach, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Join us as professionals and the community come together to understand, identify resources, and develop strategies to address trauma.

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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:    Strategic Planning ~ November 18, 2016    8:00am -  12:00pm
               Leading Change ~ February 24, 2017    8:00am -  12:00pm
               Maximizing Leadership ~ April 28, 2017    8:00am -  12:00pm

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

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1HTC Consortium Summit

This summit will bring together Florida's SE Region (Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami
Dade, and Monroe counties), Anti Human Trafficking Coalitions, and the communities to
coordinate, collaborate, and cooperate in the fight against Human Trafficking.

WHEN: January 24-25, 2017

WHERE: Broward College Bailey Hall, 3501 Davie Rd, Davie, FL 33314

Registration is due by October 1, 2016
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Save the Date:
23rd Annual FRHA Rural Health Educational Summit

Summit Topics:
  • Drugs, Heroin, and Opiods in Rural Florida
  • Florida Legislative Panel
  • POLST and the Legislature
  • Billing and Coding
  • Physician Workforce Trends
  • Florida Surgeon General
  • Medicaid Managed Care and Rural Providers
  • What Rural Health Care Leaders are Saying
  • Healthcare Workforce

WHEN: February 28 - March 1, 2017 (Times TBD)

WHERE: Adam W. Herbert University Center, 12000 Alumni Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32224

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