Monday, March 19, 2018
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Tue, March 20    9:00 am     Glades PATCH , The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Tue, March 20   10:00 am  Financial Literacy in the Glades, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade 
Tue, March 20   11:00 am  Spring Break Fun, Pahokee Library
Thu, March 22   9:30 am    GTAC Meeting, South Bay City Hall
Thu, March 22   9:30 am    Financial Literacy in the Glades, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Fri, March 23     7:30 pm    On Golden Pond, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center 
Sat, March 24   10:00 am  I Love Pahokee Day, Commissioner's Park in Pahokee
Glades Area
FOOD STILL AVAILABLE: Free Food Box Distribution in the Glades! - The Glades Initiative GLADESINFOODDISTR

The Glades Initiative in collaboration with Living Hungry, Farms Share, the South Florida Hunger Coalition, and 100's of charitable organizations to assist in the implementation of the War on Hunger Initiative. War on Hunger, spearheaded by Living Hungry, is about ensuring that no homeless kid or families in need go hungry by distributing free snack boxes and bags of food to all those in need.
The Glades Initiative, through our Glades Area Food Bank, has partnered to have a truckloads of food boxes delivered to The Glades Area for those organizations with no transportation to pick up in West Palm Beach. The boxes contain items such as cereal, Chef Boyardee, trail mix, granola bars, Pop Tarts, pudding, and shelf stable milk. The goal is to feed as many people as possible, and feed again, until every food box goes out before the food's expiration date which is July of 2018.
Agencies are required to get a minimum of 50-250 food boxes; if your agency would like to schedule a pick up contact Sandy with time and date, and number of boxes. Hurry, limited food available. 

CONTACT INFO: Please contact Sandy ASAP at The Glades Initiative - by email or by phone at 561-996-3310. 

Click here to find out how to register and claim food through this distribution event
Financial Literacy in the Glades in Haitian Creole - The Glades Initiative FINANCIALLITERACY

The Glades Initiative is presenting a series of financial literacy trainings in Haitian Creole based on the FDIC's Money Smart program, designed to teach residents how to enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships. Take control of your money to reach your goals!

WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 20, 22, 27, 29, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Ave C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Jose Zaragoza, 561-996-3310,

Click here to read flyer
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, March 20, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
Spring Break Fun at Pahokee Library! SPRINGBREAKFUN

The Loula V York Library in Pahokee has a number of fun activities for school-aged children, starting with Family Story Times!

Family Story Times!
WHEN: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | 11:00 a.m.
WHERE:  Loula V York Library, 525 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: Contact  Ellen Kentner,  Children's Services,  Palm Beach County Library System,  561-924-5928.

Click here to learn more and to see other events happening during Spring Break
GTAC Meets in South Bay GTAC

From the Office of Community Revitalization of Palm Beach County: " The Glades Technical Advisory Committee meeting will take place on Thursday March 22nd at South Bay City Hall.  We are pleased to have Gregory Gabriel from PBC Youth Services Dept.- Outreach and Community Programming Division as our presenter. Mr. Gabriel will be speaking about the Future Leaders for Change initiative.  We encourage all interested residents and organizations to attend this month's GTAC meeting."

WHEN: Thursday, March 22, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE:  South Bay City Hall, 335 SW 2nd Avenue, South Bay, FL 33493
CONTACT INFO: Contact Houston L. Tate, OCR Director, at 233-5303 or or Audley G. Reid, Senior Planner, at 233-5567 or

Click here to read flyer
Click here for meeting agenda
Montana Repertory Theatre Returns to the Dolly Hand with On Golden Pond GOLDENPOND

One of the most dynamic and respected touring companies in the country, Montana Repertory Theatre, will present On Golden Pond at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. On Golden Pond is an American treasure. Beguilingly simple, this humane, poetic, and often very funny portrayal of a family in crisis as it pulls apart and then finds itself again has been touching audiences for decades. Something deep and profound resonates through the events that unfold in this American masterpiece brilliantly penned by Ernest Thompson. 

WHEN: Friday, March 23, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Palm Beach State College, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  Call the box office at 561-993-1160 or visit

Click here to learn more
I Love Pahokee Day Returns to Commissioner's Park ILOVEPAHOKEE

Residents are invited to enjoy food, fun, games, raffles, vendors and more at this year's I Love Pahokee Day. 

WHEN: Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Commissioner's Park - Next to Pahokee Library
CONTACT INFO: Call the Pahokee Chamber at 561-924-5579 or email

Click here for flyer
Community Involvement Sought for Launch of "Open Table" Model in the Glades

From C. Veree Jenkins, CEO of Federation of Families of Florida: " We are planning a Pastor's Prayer Breakfast for the 20th  of April at 9am and an Open Table Community Gathering at 11:30am on the same day.  Details regarding these events will follow.  Over the next week, this information that I am sharing with you now needs to be distributed to pastors and community members in mass as we need commitment forms (see attached) distributed, completed and signed by Pastors and members ... 

"The purpose of the Open Table Community Gathering is to celebrate the gathering of community stakeholders/volunteers/supports and to provide training and information on the launching of Open Table into the Glades. Our goal is to reach 12 or more pastors at a minimum and at least 100 community volunteers."

Pastor's Prayer Breakfast and Open Table Community Gathering
WHEN: Friday, April 20, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. (Pastor Prayer Breakfast), 11:30 a.m. (Open Table Community Gathering)
WHERE: To be announced
CONTACT INFO: Rev. Willie Lawrence, 561-763-6510, or

Click here for information regarding Open Table
Click here for pastor community involvement form
Click here for community volunteer involvement form 
It's Time to Talk: Men & Boys Forum at Glades Central

A Men & Boys Forum at Glades Central will provide an informative workshop, question and answer session and more! Discussions include prevention of violence, building healthy relationships, mentoring, and more. 

WHEN: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Glades Central Community High School - Auditorium, 1001 SW Ave M, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Adult Yoga Classes and Course Offerings at West Tech

West Technical Education Center is now accepting applications for an Adult Yoga Class that will be starting in April. 

WHEN: Monday, April 9 - Wednesday, May 9, 2018 (Mondays and Wednesday)  | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: West Technical Education Center, 2625 NW 16th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
TO REGISTER: Apply online at or call 561-829-4620

Click here for Yoga Classes Flyer
Click here for other course offerings at West Tech (ABE/GED and ESOL)
The Seven Last Words of Christ From the Cross Event

From St. John 1st Missionary Baptist Church: "We invite the Glades community to join us as we reflect on the pain, final sacrifice and ultimate triumph of Jesus the Christ who died at Calvary so that through him the world might be saved!"

WHEN: Friday, March 30, 2018 | 6:45 p.m.
WHERE: St. John 1st Missionary Baptist Church, 600 SW 8th St., Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for flyer
CSC: Monday Morning Update, March 19, 2018

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

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Grant and Scholarship Opportunities
Summer Camp Scholarships

The Palm Beach County Youth Services Department is accepting applications through April 13 for summer camp scholarships. The scholarship program offers eligible children 5 - 14, and a special population up to age 17, a full scholarship to day camp for the entire summer. 

The scholarship covers all tuition and fees for children residing in families with income at or below 150 percent of federal poverty guidelines. To access the application form and view a list of outreach events, visit:

For more information, contact the Youth Services Department at 561-242-5713 or email
42 Scholarships to Apply to Over Spring Break

While spring break should be a time for your student to catch up on rest and relaxation, it's also the perfect time to find and apply to scholarships to help fund their college education. Taking advantage of these scholarship opportunities that will not only get your student's scholarship search and application process started, but will also leave time for enjoying spring break plans.

Here is a list of 42  scholarships to apply to during Spring Break. Some deadlines are as late as April 30th. Either way, these next few weeks are major deadline weeks so you don't want to miss out!

Click here to view full list
Applications Being Accepted for 2018 Neighborhood Engagement and Transformation (NEAT) Grants

Palm Beach County's Office of Community Revitalization (OCR) is accepting applications for its Neighborhood Engagement and Transformation (NEAT) Grants Program. This program provides reimbursable grants of up to $10,000 to neighborhood-based groups and/or organizations for resident-driven neighborhood improvement projects proposed within unincorporated Palm Beach County and the Lake Region municipalities of Belle Glade, South Bay and Pahokee.  

Projects must fall under one of the following categories to be eligible for funding: 
1) Neighborhood Beautification; 
2) Neighborhood Identification; 
3) Festivals and Special Events; 
4) Neighborhood Organizing and Sustainability; 
5) Neighborhood Outreach and Capacity Building; 
6) Public Safety and Crime Prevention; 
7) Community Gardens; 
8) Neighborhood Green Projects; and 
9) Emergency Preparedness. 

Potential applicants must attend a mandatory pre-application conference on:
WHEN: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Vista Center-Conference Room 1W-47, 2300 N Jog Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
TO REGISTER: Please visit: or contact Chrystal Mathews, Senior Planner, Palm Beach County Office of Community Revitalization
AETNA: 2018 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program

We are pleased to announce the launch of our 2018 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program. We recognize that health is local: it begins in our homes, schools, jobs, and neighborhoods. By creating more chances to make healthy choices in these places, we can empower whole communities to lead healthier lives.

Over the past three years, we have expanded our programming beyond the original focus on physical activity, urban farms, and local food. We're still committed to these areas, and they'll be considered under this RFP. But our program as a whole aims to have broader impact and reach more spaces in the community. That's why we are inviting projects that address issues in the following domains: Built Environment, Community Safety, Environmental Exposures, Healthy Behaviors, and Social/Economic Factors. We are especially interested in projects that advance resident- or youth-led initiatives, and projects that seek to influence and strengthen local policies that impact residents' health.

DEADLINE Stage 1 Applications, must be received by:
WHEN: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | 3:00 p.m. ET

Click here for more information
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • 22 Positions Open
Other Areas

  • Youth Ambassador
Other Areas
Nonprofit Financial Management Network - Truth About Theft in Nonprofits

This workshop will address the role of boards and staff in preventing fraud and theft, as well as examining some of the ways that nonprofit insiders can steal, misappropriate or divert organization funds, along with some of the tools which can discover and deter such actions. 

One of the most difficult and disheartening situations a nonprofit organization will face is when they have discovered that the organization's funds have been embezzled, most commonly, by an insider. The single greatest asset of any nonprofit organization is its reputation in the community. When theft or misappropriation of assets is reported or even suggested, plummeting public confidence spreads beyond the affected organization and endangers future support for other nonprofits as well.

WHEN: Friday, March 23, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
WHERE:  Children's Services Council,  2300 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33426
CONTACT INFO: Delferine Spooner at 561-214-7435

Click here to learn more
Job Fair & Resource Fair Event - Palm Beach County

The Special Needs Advisory Coalition (SNAC) of Palm Beach will be hosting a Job & Resource Fair Event. This no-cost event will connect Individuals with Agencies and Employers, and provide information related to local services, disability-related services and  Employment Opportunities!  Free resume review and interviewing tips provided to all registered participants! Register to participate today!

WHEN: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: CMAA Therapeutic Recreation Complex, 2728 Lake Worth Rd, Lake Worth FL 33461
REGISTER: Click here to register 
CONTACT INFO:  For any information related to the event, please contact: Lauren 561-624-6909
Birth to 22 Initiative Event

The following message is from Dr. Lisa Williams-Taylor, CEO, Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County:
"As a pre-event to the Ready by 21 National Conference, we are hosting a breakfast for our business community to highlight our local Birth to 22 initiative. This event - Palm Beach County Children: Our Most Promising Startups - will provide us an opportunity to formally launch our Youth Master Plan to the business community, highlight accomplishments to date and share future plans.

"The event will be moderated by  Tony Carvajal, the Executive Vice President of the Florida Chamber Foundation.   Kim Fremont Fortunato, President of the Campbell Soup Foundation will be the keynote speaker.  She will be followed by a panel of business leaders discussing initiatives that support Birth to 22."

WHEN: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Marriott West Palm Beach, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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Youth Summit 2018: Think Like a Boss, Act Like a Boss

The Youth Summit 2018: Think Like a Boss, Act Like a Boss event will be held at Palm Beach Lakes High School and will cover topics from Career Development, Scholarships, Healthy Relationships, Drug & Gang Prevention Education, and Dealing with Emotions. A free morning snack and lunch will be provided. Participants receive 10 hours of community hours for attending.

WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach Lakes High School, 3505 Shiloh Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
CONTACT INFO: If you have any questions please email or call Pal Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition - Alexa Lee at 561-374-7627

Click here for flyer
Click here for registration form
Previous Postings - The Glades Area
Community Connections for Life CMHC Spring Break Psychosocial Skills Retreat RETREAT 

Community Connections For Life will have a Spring Break Psychosocial Skills Retreat for kids ages 7-17. Topics discussed will Strengthen Youth on Becoming Socially Empowered. Please see the attached registration form. Please submit the completed registration form via fax or in person by Friday, March 16, 2018.

Monday, March 19, 2018 to March 23, 2018 (Monday - Friday) | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Community Connections for Life, 241 W Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information regarding this event, please contact Ms. Tabatha Bailey, Program Director at 786-702-7688.

Click here to learn more
VITA Tax Preparation

Tax Returns prepared free. Returns are e-filed. 

Tuesday and Thursday
from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
starting January 16, 2018 through April 16, 2018.

WHERE:  Belle Glade Prosperity Center - Bridges, 33 W. Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL
FOR MORE INFO: Contact April Golphin, Site Coordinator (561) 996-2479

Click here to learn more (English)
Click here  to learn more (Spanish)
Relay for Life Looks for Glades Sponsors and Teams

The City of South Bay is hosting "2018 Relay For Life of the Glades". The purpose of this event is to get the community to volunteer and support the Glades Relay and its effort to help celebrate life. The city is uniting our communities to join the global celebration of people who have battled and are battling cancer. 

Relay For Life of the Glades Team Meetings
WHEN: Thursday, March 29, 2018 and Thursday, April 12, 2018  | 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Contact Vicky Del Bosquez at or 561-996-6751

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Black Gold Jubilee 2018

Belle Glade's annual Black Gold Jubilee returns this year with plenty of games, entertainment, food and more. This year's headliner is Joe Diffie, who takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. 

WHEN: Saturday, April 14, 2018 | All Day Event
WHERE: Torry Island Recreation Center, 5000 W Canal St N, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Call the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce at 561-996-2745, or visit 

Click here for flyer
CSC: Monday Morning Update, March 12, 2018

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

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Tax Collector Anne Gannon: Tax Talk

From the Office of Tax Collector Anne Gannon: "March is here and it is sure to be one of our busiest months. We expect longer-than-normal wait times in our service centers due to the property tax deadline on March 31. We also expect an influx of teenagers who typically come in during Spring Break to get their driver licenses. Please take a few minutes to read the tips I'm sharing this month to make your transaction with us as easy and efficient as possible ... "

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Executive Education Open Enrollment Course

Florida Atlantic University College of Business, in collaboration with Nonprofits First, is excited to welcome all Nonprofits First member organizations to the Executive Education Open Enrollment (Non-Degree) Programs. Individual registrants will receive a 10% discount off tuition for any Executive Education Open Enrollment Course. Three or more registrants from Nonprofits First member organizations who register concurrently for the same course and course session will receive a 20% discount off tuition for any Executive Education Open Enrollment Courses.

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • 3 Chef Positions Open
  • 24 Positions Open
Previous Postings - Other Areas
Children and Head Start Services' 3rd Annual Children's Oral Health and Nutrition Fair

Please join us in celebrating our 3rd Annual Children's Oral Health & Nutrition Health Fair. Workshops to include Nutrition/Health Food Experiences, Health Screenings, Prizes, Dance Classes, and Free HIV Testing. Lunch is provided. 

WHEN: Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: West Palm Beach Center, 100 N Chillingworth Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
CONTACT INFO: Call 561-223-1600

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Field of Hope: For Survivors of Sexual Assault and Their Supporters

Survivors are invited to write personal messages in the Field of Hope as a symbol of reclaiming their power and providing hope to others. Music, food, activities, and more. 

WHEN: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: 4210 North Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
CONTACT INFO: Contact Sharon Daugherty at 561-625-2568 or at

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Tackling the Tax Season

Free tax event for Palm Beach County residents. The Office of United States Senator Marco Rubio partnered with the IRS, Social Security Administration, AARP, United Way and VITA. 

WHEN: Monday, March 19, 2018 |  11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Clayton E. Hutcheson Agricultural Services Center, 559 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415
CONTACT INFO: Call the Central Florida Regional Office at 407-254-2573 or toll free in Florida at 866-630-7106

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Posting Information: eBlast and Volunteers
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