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Tues, Sept 13     1:00pm - 3:00pm      Flu Shots Available , Alzheimer's Community Care, Pahokee
Tues, Sept 13      6:00pm - 7:00pm     Catapult Academy Open House, St. Phillip Benizi, Belle Glade
Wed, Sept 14      5:30pm - 6:30pm     Toastmasters Club, Palm Beach State College, Belle Glade
Thurs, Sept 15    6:00pm - 8:00pm     FREE Childbirth Class, Lakeside Medical Center, Belle Glade
Sat, Sept 17         3:00pm                      Hispanic Heritage Month Film, Pahokee Library
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Pahokee Residents: Need a Flu Shot? PKFlu
Walgreens has teamed up with Alzheimer's Community Care Day Center in Pahokee to provide Flu shots. Please call and reserve your shot at (561)924-7283.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 13, 2016  1:00pm - 3:00pm   

WHERE: Alzheimer's Community Care, 470 E Barack Obama Blvd, Pahokee, FL
Catapult Academy Open House OpenHouse
Earn Your High School Diploma; Launch Your Future or Catapult Academy! Catapult Academy is a tuition-free, fully accredited high school program, where students earn their high school diploma through a combination of small-group instruction and self-paced learning.  Catapult Academy is NOT a VIRTUAL.  Entering students keep any credits that they have already earned and complete any remaining credits with Catapult Academy. Once students complete their credits and all other state and district requirements, students receive a fully accredited and district-approved high school diploma (NOT a GED). Catapult Academy is Enrolling NOW for the FALL TERM!Catapult Academy is currently enrolling students to attend our NEW Belle Glade location opening.
  • Fully Accredited High School Program
  • Approved by the School District of Palm Beach County
  • Tuition Free
  • Age 16-21
  • Flexible Morning or Afternoon Sessions
  • Self-Paced Learning & Small-Group Instruction
WHEN: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

WHERE: St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church, 710 S. Main Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an Enrollment Coordinator call: (561)630-1735. Click here for more details.
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, September 14, 2016   5:30pm - 6:30pm

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

For more information and how to join, call: (561)261-5043
Click here to view the website
FREE Childbirth Classes Birth
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, September 15, 2016   6:00pm - 8:00pm
             Thursday, September 29, 2016   6:00pm - 8:00pm

 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.
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations Library
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.

WHEN & WHERE:       

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

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

       South Bay Branch: 375 SW 2nd Avenue, South Bay, FL 33493
                Monday September 26, 2016 ~ Hispanic Heritage Month Film at 5:00pm

       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

        Click here to view flyer  
Sign up for Cub Scouts!

The Cub Scouts are registering all boys ages 7-10 years old or in 1st - 5th grade.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 20, 2016  6:30pm

WHERE: Community United Methodist Church, 401 SW 1st Street, Belle Glade, FL

Click here for more details
Glades Central High School Homecoming Parade

APPLICATION DUE: Monday, September 26, 2016  by 3:00pm ( Must be hand delivered)

The Glades Central Community High School Family invites you to participate in our annual Homecoming festivities scheduled for the week of September 26th - 30th, 2016. With this year's theme, "CELEBRATING DESTINATIONS SUCCESS, parade participants will select a country around the world to showcase. Please make every effort to comply with the theme of this year's parade. Participants are encouraged to consider at least three selections in the event that your selection has already been chosen. Only one entry will be allowed for each country. Our homecoming parade is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2016. If you wish to have an entry in the parade, please complete and hand deliver the attached parade participation form by 3:00 p.m. Monday, September 26, 2016.

Click here for more information
Palm Beach County Library - Glades Branches
October 2016 Activities   

Click here to see what's happening at your local library this October! 
Town Hall Meeting - Archeological Discovery!

The focus of the meeting will be a presentation of research findings from recent archaeological investigations of a Pre-Columbian archaeological site located on property owned by Wedgworth Farms. The Primary Investigator for the project is archaeologist Dr. William Locascio of Florida Gulf Coast University, the "Town Hall" meeting's host.
For more information, please call (561)853-4443

WHEN: Thursday, October 6, 2016   5:30pm

WHERE: Lawrence E. Will Museum of the Glades, 530 S Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430 
5K Eye Walk Eye Run

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

Click here to view a flyer 
Career Source Opportunities

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.

Click here for a flyer
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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Job Opportunities

Other Areas________________________
National Welcoming Week:
The Florida Refugee Experience Event

A distinguished group of panelists will share their experiences. A lively discussion of the book, "Enrique's Journey", by Sonia Nazario, will follow. This event is made possible with the collaboration of the Palm Beach County Library System, the Florida Department of Children and Families, Refugee Services and Project Transition, PBC School District.

WHEN: Thursday, September 15, 2016   6:00pm - 7:30pm

WHERE: Palm Beach County Library - Main, 3650 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach 33406

For more information or to preregister, contact the Palm Beach County Library at 561-233-2600
Future in Medicine Summit

The Palm Beach County Medical Society Services (PBCMSS) will be hosting the 10th annual Future of Medicine Summit. This year's Future of Medicine Summit, entitled "THE QUEST FOR HEALTHY AGING-IN MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT" will bring together leading physicians, health policy experts and researchers.

WHEN: Thursday, September 15 and Friday, September 16, 2016  

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

Click here to register
Back to the Workforce: Project Homeless Connect
A Homeless Coalition P.B.C. collaboration with Aramark Services

WHEN: Tuesday, September 20, 2016  8:30am - 4:00pm (with an hour lunch)

Job opportunities will be available with onsite interviews. All workshop participants will leave with a professional resume, business cards and an interview appropriate outfit.

Event is limited to 50 guests for Session 1 and 50 guests for Session 2.
RSVP your client's name and cmis number with Michelle Phillips (561)355-9917 or More details will be given after you RSVP.

Click here for a flyer
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.
September 6, 2016    9:00am - 10:00am         
October 4, 2016
        9:00am - 10:00am
November 1, 2016
    9:00am - 10:00am
December 6, 2016
    9:00am - 10:00am       
The New FLSA Regulations and their Impact on Your Organization - Presented by John Foley, Esq., Legal Aid Society of PBC
This workshop will provide detailed and substantive guidance to help you manage the new FLSA requirements, including the increased
salary level for the white collar exemption. Audience: All

September 22, 2016
   9:30am - 12:00pm

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 
Climate Change Involves 4 Different Issues:
The Policy Implications

Presentation by renowned climate expert and internationally acclaimed speaker John Englander at the invitation of the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County, Englander will present: Environmental Change: Do Science and Policy Collide. Issues of climate change, energy, sea level rise, recycling, the Everglades, fresh water, ecosystem, algae, and many more, may all appear to be similar. During his 40-minute talk, Englander explains where these issues overlap and where they are quite different in terms of the science and policy. The presentation will be followed by an audience Q&A session.

WHEN: Thursday, September 22, 2016  5:30pm - 7:00pm

WHERE: Summit Library, 3650 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach

For more information or to RSVP email:

Click here for more details
Beyond Paper Tigers
Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope Viewing

Directed by James Redford, Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope is a documentary that shows how extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and health across the lifespan. Presented by Center for Child Counseling.

WHEN: Thursday September 29, 2016  5:30pm - 7:30pm

WHERE: A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts Auditorium
              501 S. Sapodilla Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Click here to learn more
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

The Domestic Violence Council's Opening Ceremony

The mission of the Domestic Violence Council shall be to reduce the impact of violence on families by coordinating a dedicated, community-based response through advocacy, prevention and education.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 4, 2016  2:00pm - 4:00pm

WHERE: Clayton Hutcheson Agricultural Center
              599 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415

Click here for a flyer
My Brother's Keeper Network: Race to Equity Summit

Engaging in meaningful dialogue and action to promote racial equity in Palm Beach County.

SAVE THE DATES!   Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8, 2016

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

Click here for a flyer

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Call for Nominations: 7th Annual Ascension Awards

February 4, 2017 will mark the 7th Annual Ascension Awards.  Each year, we honor Black businesses, business leaders and individuals who have ascended to greatness in their area of expertise.

Nominations are due by Friday, September 30, 2016
Click here to submit a nomination
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
  6:00pm - 7:30pm 
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade (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  12:00pm - 6:00pm
            Saturday, October 8, 2016   9:00am - 1:00pm

 WHERE: Belle Glade-Pahokee Elk Lodge, 300 SE Avenue E, Belle Glade, FL 33430
  Click here for a flyer
Tips for Getting Your Story in the Palm Beach Post

Have an important story to tell? Here's out to get the word out.

Click here for tips
Other Newsletters:
Florida KidCare Newsletter - August 2016

Florida KidCare accepts applications year-round from families with uninsured children under the age of 19. Children enrolled in the program have access to preventive care such as regular doctor's visits, immunizations, dental and vision benefits.

Click here to view

Lighthouse Café News - August 2016

See what's new at the Lighthouse Café!

Click here to view

Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network (LORHN) Newsletter August 2016

Funding/Awards, Webinars, Rural Resources, Research, Meetings, and more...

Click here
to view
Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County News

SWA has developed an award-winning integrated solid waste management system to handle the county's waste and recyclables. We call ourselves AWAY: whether you throw it, recycle it or flush it AWAY, we put your waste to work.

Click here to view

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Human Trafficking Coalition 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.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm

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  11:30am - 1:30pm

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 25th 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  3:00pm - 4:30pm

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
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    8:00am -  12:00pm
               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
Click here to learn more
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
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

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