Monday, September 19, 2016
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Tues, Sept 20     9:00am                 Glades PATCH Meeting, The Glades Initiative, Inc., Belle Glade
Tues, Sept 20     11:00 am             Glades Interagency Network (GIN) Meeting, West Tech, Belle Glade
Tues, Sept 20       6:30pm               Cub Scouts Sign Up, United Methodist Church, Belle Glade

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Suspicious Activity in Belle Glade

It appears scammers are targeting residents based upon the service signs in their yards (ADT, Honeywell, Glades Gas, etc.) by impersonating employees based on the signage, the scammers ask residents to allow entry into their home to "take a look at the system."

Click here for more information. Report any suspicious persons/activity to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office at (561)996-1670.
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, September 20, 2016  9:00am

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc.,141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL

Glades Interagency Network (GIN) Meeting   GIN

WHEN:Tuesday, September 20, 2016 11:00 am-12:00 pm

WHERE: West Tech Educational Center, 2625 State Road 715, Belle Glade

Sign up for Cub Scouts! Cub

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

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Election Time 2016: Know the Issues 

What do Palm Beach County's proposed one-cent sales surtax, homestead tax exemptions, solar power and medical marijuana have in common? Todd Bonlarron, Assistant County Administrator, will provide a clear explanation of these state constitutional amendments and local ballot questions. Preregister by contacting the library, (561)996-3453

WHEN: Tuesday, September 27, 2016  5:30pm - 6:30pm

WHERE: Belle Glade Library, 725 NW 4th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
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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FRAC Focus: Obesity and Poverty   

This periodical e-newsletter focuses on obesity and low-income children and adults, looking at the intersection of obesity, low income, food insecurity, the federal nutrition programs, and federal food and nutrition policy. September is also National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month    

While the Diabetes Coalition engages in various assessments, prevention, and outreach events throughout the year, the majority of these activities occur during Diabetes Month each November. Join us and receive a free Diabetes Risk Assessment Screening.

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

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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.

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Mental Health First Aid Training

Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them. A conversation can save a life!

WHEN: Tuesday, September 20 and Wednesday, September 21, 2016  9:00am - 1:00pm

WHERE: Tabernacle Baptist Church, 801 8th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

For more information or to register, contact: Dr. Florenzia Davis, or Cindy Wides,

Click here for a flyer
Ethics and Youth Sports: Changing the Game for Good
Brought to you by The PBSC Center for Applied Ethics
Overview: More than 30 million children play in organized sports league across America. Sports can be an opportunity for young people to learn values and ethical behavior, but unfortunately the opposite is happening! In far too many programs, volunteer coaches with little if any training, preach a win-at-all-costs attitude. At the same time, parents often place tremendous pressure on their children to excel. The results? Over 70% of those who began as young as 4 years of age will quit by the time the age of 13.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 21, 2016  5:30 pm - 8:00pm

WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 4200 Congress Avenue, Public Safety Training Center Conference Room - PSD108, Lake Worth, FL

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The Urban League of Palm Beach County Grand Re-Opening

While our doors have been open for a while the Urban League of Palm Beach County would like to formally celebrate the renovation and re-opening of our Community Room.

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

WHERE: 1700 North Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 

Click here to RSVP
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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.          
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:

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Weekend in Boca IX: Civil Society Leadership Symposium 

The theme of the ninth annual Weekend in Boca Civil Society Leadership Symposium is "Building Community:  Strategies for Making a Difference." Weekend in Boca is a key component of the Office Depot Foundation's continuing efforts to help nonprofit organizations harness the power of innovation and collaboration, leverage their strengths and make the greatest possible difference in their communities. The Symposium is free.

WHEN: Friday, November 11, 2016  Time: TBA

WHERE: Office Depot Corporate Headquarters, 6600 N Military Trl, Boca Raton, FL 33496

Click here for more information

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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:      

       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  

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.

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FREE Childbirth Classes

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 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
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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 
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Palm Beach County Library - Glades Branches
October 2016 Activities   

Click here to see what's happening at your local library this October! 
Belle Glade 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 
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
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
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

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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
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
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
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
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
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 (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
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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

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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Check the Glades Community Calendar 
for additional activities scheduled in
the Glades area
Check out Volunteer Opportunities at the Glades Initiative or opportunities with our Partners in the Glades
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