Monday, January 22, 2018
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Mon, Jan 22    6:00 pm    TRIO Spring Workshop Series, West Tech, Belle Glade
Tue, Jan 23     11:30 am   S.T.A.R. Sub-Committee Meeting, Bridges of Belle Glade
Wed, Jan 24    11:30 am  Glades Relay for Life Committee Meeting, Tanner Park, South Bay
Thu, Jan 25     9:30 am     GTAC Meeting, Belle Glade Civic Center
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TRIOEducational Opportunity Centers Spring Workshop Series at West Technical Education Center

Join the TRIO Educational Opportunities Center for free professional and personal development workshops at West Technical Education Center in Belle Glade. The first of these workshops will focus on Financial Literacy and Investing. 

WHEN: Monday, January 22, 2018    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  
WHERE: West Technical Institute - Building 1, 2625 State Hwy 715, Belle Glade, FL 33430
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call 561-868-4068

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STARS.T.A.R. Partners: Wraparound Sub-Committee Meets

Good afternoon Glades S.T.A.R. community partners, you are invited to the Glades S.T.A.R. Wraparound Sub-Committee meeting at Bridges of Belle Glade. If you need more information call 561-644-4440.  Look forward to seeing you there!! Have a great day and weekend. 

WHEN: Tuesday, January 23, 2018    11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  
WHERE:  Bridges of Belle Glade, 33 W Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call 561-644-4440

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RELAYGlades Relay for Life Committee/Team Meeting

You can make a difference by: Joining us in the fight against cancer; joining the planning Committee; registering your team; celebrating being a cancer survivor; becoming a sponsor; coming for a fun time!

WHEN: Wednesday, January 24, 2018    11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  
WHERE:  South Bay City Tanner Park, South Bay
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please contact - Vickie Delbosquezv, Chairperson at 561-996-6571, Barbara Spence-Operations at 561-463-9372. To register online visit

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GTACJanuary GTAC Meeting at Belle Glade Civic Center

At this month's Glades Technical Advisory Committee Meeting, we introduce Lt. Wesley White, Field Supervisor for Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control. Lt. He has been with the agency for 20 years. He has worked as a field officer, dispatcher, and driver/tech on the neuter and spay shuttle. He is now head of the Commercial Licenses & Enforcement Unit. He has been a field supervisor for eight years.

WHEN: Thursday, January 25, 2018    9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  
WHERE: Belle Glade Civic Center, 725 NW 4th St., Belle Glade, FL 33430
FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Contact Houston Tate, OCR Director, at 561-233-5303.

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VITA Tax Preparation

Tax Returns prepared free. Returns are e-filed. 

Every Tuesday and Thursday
from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
, starting January 16, 2018 through April 16, 2018.  And every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (during the month of February only)

WHERE:  Belle Glade Prosperity Center @ BRIDGES of Belle Glade, 33 W. Avenue A, BG 33430
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact April Golphin, Site Coordinator (561) 996-2479

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TPS Termination Haiti and El Salvador

The Federal government has released the official notices for termination of TPS for Haiti and El Salvador. Both have a FINAL 18-month extension if Temporary Protected Status (TPS) status, which runs for 60 days from January 18, 2018 through March 19, 2018. Current TPS recipients who do not re-register within the 60 days may be subject to removal.

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Palm Beach County Library Honors Black History Month

The Palm Beach County Library System invites you to a month long celebration. We will be offering events that honor the heritage, contributions and achievements of our African-American community. Enjoy musical performances, book discussions, films and more. View the list of events in Happenings, our monthly calendar of events and the library's website,, for additional Black History Month activities.

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Job Opportunities

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Build Your Business with Live Video

Join us for a fun and interactive workshop. Attendees will leave with a custom live streaming video strategy which includes: Identifying your goals and the type of live streaming videos that work for your business; outlines/agendas for your first three or more videos; identifying your niche target audience and how to connect with them, and more.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 23, 2018    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  
WHERE:  SCORE Learning Center, 500 S. Australian Ave, Suite 115, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
COST: $30 (advance), $50 (at the door)
TO REGISTER: Visit  registration link

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Debt Free College Workshop

We look forward to seeing you at our workshop filled with ways to illustrate how you may afford college and be debt free. High school juniors, seniors, and their parents are welcome!

WHEN: Tuesday, January 23, 2018    6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.  
WHERE:  Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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Tackling the Opioid Crisis: The Case for Parenting Interventions with Substance-Abusing Parents

Join us for the Florida Association for Infant Mental Health's Palm Beach and Martin County Chapter meeting. If you work in the Child Welfare or Legal system, contact us for a 100% discount! Workshop Learning Objectives: 1. Participants will understand risk factors associated with opioid abuse in adults with a focus on adverse life experiences; 2. Participants will understand "the contagion effect" of how adult risk impacts the developing child; 3. Participants will understand how interventions like Circle of Security can help substance-abusing parents focus on recovery through feeling more successful as parents.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 31, 2018    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  
WHERE:  Keiser University, 2600 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
COST: $25 (Florida Association for Infant Mental Health member rate), $45 (non-member rate), Free if you are employed in the Child Welfare or Legal system
TO REGISTER: Visit this link

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Family Mental Health and Wellness Festival

The Second Annual Family Mental Health and Wellness Festival will be held at the UB Kinsey Educational and Community Center in West Palm Beach. The free event is open to the public. Activities include stage performance and praise dancing, discussions on mental wellness, raffle prizes and free food. 

WHEN: Saturday, May 19, 2018    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  
WHERE: UB Kinsey Educational and Community Center, 720 8th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Call 561-517-8003 or email

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, January 22, 2018

Children's Services Council's weekly news and information bulletin. 

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TAXKeep Your Entire Tax Refund! FREE Tax Services Available if You Earned $66,000 or Less in 2017! 

DON'T PAY for tax services if you earned $66,000 or less in 2017! Tax preparation is provided at several county-wide sites, including a location in the Glades at no charge to qualifying residents. In addition, the G lades site offers free tax services in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. 

Three options are available: 
FILED for you - tax preparation is provided at a local site; 
FILED with help - at select sites, file your own tax return; 
FILED yourself - file your own tax return at, a simple, secure website with support available via a toll free helpline or web chat. 

A ll options are supported by IRS-certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). 

Free Tax Services Available in the Glades at the following times and location
WHEN: On Tuesdays and Thursdays, From January 16, 2018 until Tuesday, April 17, 2018  10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Also, for the month of February, Wednesdays  9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Prosperity Center at BRIDGES, Belle Glade, 33 W Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
FOR MORE INFORMATION: C all the Prosperity Center at 561-996-2479. 

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The Glades Initiative - Free Items for Tax-Exempt Organizations

The Glades Initiative has three old copiers that need work and marginally function, used tablecloths and a couple of older office chairs available free of charge for tax-exempt organizations (churches, nonprofits, etc.).

If you're interested, please call us at 561-996-3310 and ask for Jessica or send an email to
Covenant Villas - Currently Leasing, Project Based Vouchers Availability

Covenant Villas is currently leasing units and has availability for Project Based Vouchers (leasee must meet program qualifications). The newly renovated 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments are located in Belle Glade. 

If you are interested, call HTG Management/Palm Beach County Housing Authority, at 561-463-7199. 

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Disaster Relief Project by the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County

Dealing with the aftermath of a disastrous storm can be stressful as individuals and communities try to recover. There are services and options available. We can help with some of the following issues: 
* FEMA Issues and Appeals 
* Disaster Unemployment 
* Disaster SNAP benefit eligibility and issues 
* Landlord Tenant matters where the landlord refused to make repairs to the rental property damaged by the storm 
* and more

Contact our Disaster Relief Project at 561-655-8944, ext. 367 if you are in need of such assistance. 

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Applications Accepted for Spring 101 for the 501

As a 101 for the 501 chosen participant, you will have exclusive access to an education and training designed to help you take your organization to the next level of operational excellence.
This FREE program includes the following classes:
- Board Governance: Help Me Help You
- Volunteer Management: Managing the "Priceless Professional"
- Human Resource Requirements: Beyond Hiring and Firing
- Management and Fiscal Controls: Out of the Red
- Fund Development: Show Me the Money
- Media Relations: To Tweet or Not to Tweet

Participants who successfully complete the full coursework will receive free benefits, including one year of organizational membership with Nonprofits First (up to $750 value). 

Applications due
WHEN: Friday, January 26, 2018   
FOR MORE INFORMATION: P lease contact Shari Hanglan, Education & Programs Coordinator at   or 561-910-5069.

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One-on-One Financial Coaching Sessions at We Help Communities to Develop Corporation 

Do you want ... a home? A car? To go back to school? Financial freedom? We Help Communities to Develop Corporation is offering free one-on-one financial coaching sessions and capacity building to interested residents. 

Financial Coaching Sessions at We Help Communities to Develop Corporation
WHEN: January 2018 - December 2018    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: We Help Communities to Develop Corporation, 349 SE 3rd Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Call 561-992-5854.

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Palm Beach County Division of Senior Services: West County Senior Times - January 2018

Catch up on the happenings at Palm Beach County Division of Senior Services (DOSS) by reading this month's West County Senior Times!

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Do You Want to Host Your Own Pink Shirt Day? Attend These Pink Shirt Day 2018 Workshops

In anticipation of international Pink Shirt Day 2018, a day to symbolize a stand against bullying, Prime Time Palm Beach County and the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County will host and facilitate a two-day Pink Shirt Day Kick-Off to train and prepare you to create your own Pink Shirt Day 2018 celebration at your after-school program. Pink Shirt Day will take place on February 28, 2018. 

Pink Shirt Day Workshop in Belle Glade
WHEN: Tuesday, February 6, 2018    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library, 725 NW 4th St., Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center Presents Cirque Zuma Zuma

After sell-out seasons in Europe and an extended debut run in Australia, Cirque Zuma Zuma is ready to wow you! Audiences and critics in Europe and Australia agree - Cirque Zuma Zuma is unlike anything ever seen before and many describe it as an African-style Cirque du Soleil. The show is part high-energy dance act, part Cirque du Soleil, part Harlem Globetrotters, and is fast paced and full of acrobatic ingenuity!

WHEN: Thursday, February 1, 2018    7:30 p.m. 
WHERE: The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center - Palm Beach State College's Belle Glade Campus, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
FOR MORE INFORMATION: C all the box office at 561-993-1160 or visit

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Disco Inferno and Covered Dish Dinner at Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center

Travel back to the days when Saturday Night Fever was a box-office smash, Donna Summer was the queen of the air waves and Beethoven had his first top-40 hit. It was a music revolution - where records became hits from the dance clubs and DJ's had the power to break records and watch them climb up the charts. Songs like "Last Dance,", "Don't Leave Me This Way", "Funkytown", "I Will Survive,", "YMCA", "Ring My Bell" and "Rock The Boat" were all tested by DJ's in the biggest clubs.

Prior to the show, a traditional "covered dish" dinner is available for purchase from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. This annual fundraising event features your favorite dishes prepared by some of the best cooks in the Glades!

WHEN: Thursday, February 8, 2018    7:30 p.m. (Covered Dish Dinner at 5:30 p.m.)
WHERE: The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center - Palm Beach State College's Belle Glade Campus, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
FOR MORE INFORMATION: C all the box office at 561-993-1160 or visit

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US Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors at Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center for a Free Concert

The Jazz Ambassadors is the official touring big band of the United States Army. Formed in 1969, this 19-member ensemble has received great acclaim at home and abroad performing America's greatest original art form, jazz. Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are programmed to entertain all types of audiences. The band's diverse repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections, many of which are written or arranged by members of the Jazz Ambassadors.

WHEN: Monday, March 12, 2018    7:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center - Palm Beach State College's Belle Glade Campus, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
COST: Free
FOR MORE INFORMATION: C all the box office at 561-993-1160 or visit

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Job Opportunities

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SCORE Business Women's Roundtable

We are pleased to invite you to this month's SCORE Business Women's Round table. Join facilitator Suzana Sagy Macario for a roundtable discussion focused on "Building a Powerful Network". The event is offered free of charge but seating is limited to 15. 

WHEN: Friday, January 26, 2018    9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: SCORE Small Business Learning Center, 7999 N. Federal Highway, Suite 201, Boca Raton, FL 33487
COST: Free
RSVP:  Dawn at 561-981-5180 or at

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Attention Workshop Presenters: Seeking Proposals for 8th Palm Beach County Youth Summit

Please contact us if you are interested in submitting a workshop proposal for the 8th Annual Youth Summit at Palm Beach Lakes High School on April 28, 2018. Areas that will be considered include: gangs and crime prevention, substance abuse, career development, scholarships and schools, healthy relationships, and trauma informed. the length of presentations must be 50 minutes. Please submit your proposal to no later than February 2, 2018. 

8th Annual Youth Summit
WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2018
WHERE: Palm Beach Lakes Community High School 3505 Shiloh Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

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United Way Update: Mentoring in Palm Beach County, Taxes Filed Free

Read about two programs available to Palm Beach County residents in this United Way Update from the United Way of Palm Beach County. 

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, January 16, 2018

Children's Services Council's weekly news and information bulletin. 

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Posting Information: eBlast and Volunteers
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