Monday, May 14, 2018
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Tue, May 15 10:00 am  Free Food Boxes for Distribution, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade      
Tue, May 15 9:00 am    Glades PATCH Meeting, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Wed, May 16 5:00 pm    Food Crush Wednesday, Tanner Park, South Bay
Sat, May 19 7:00 am      Chamber Golf Tournament, Sugarcane Golf Club, Belle Glade
Sat, May 19 2:00 pm      Pahokee Library Volunteer Orientation  
Mon, May 21 6:00 pm    Resume Building and Soft Skills Workshop, West Tech, Belle Glade 
Glades Area
FREE Food Boxes available for Distribution in the Glades through May - sign up your organization now!FOODBOXES

If your organization wants to distribute the white food boxes to people in need in the Glades area, call us (Sandy 561-996-3310) to make an appointment for pick up. Pick up days will be May 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th, from 10 am - 2 pm. Once you call and have a confirmed appointment for pick up, we will tell the specific pickup location here in the Glades. 

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.

Pick up times for approved organizations
WHEN:  Tuesday, May 15, 16, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade
CONTACT INFO:  To sign up for this opportunity, please contact Sandy at The Glades Initiative - by email or by phone at 561-996-3310

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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, May 15, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Food Crush Wednesdays at Tanner Park FOODTRUCKS

The public is invited to Food Crush Wednesdays at Tanner Park. Food trucks, live music, a DJ and more family fun. The event will be held the third Wednesday of every month, starting on May 16, 2018. 

WHEN: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 (Third Wednesday of every month)  | 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Tanner Park, 105 Palm Beach Road,  South Bay, FL 33493
CONTACT INFO:  For more information visit or call 855-483-3663

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Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce 19th Annual Golf Tournament GOLF

The annual Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament returns to Sugarcane Golf Club!

WHEN: Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 7:00 a.m.
WHERE: Sugarcane Golf Club,  2619 West Canal St N, Belle Glade, Florida 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, or to register by phone, call Brenda Bunting at 561-996-2745.
COST: $75 entry fee, $125 sponsor a tee, $350 foursome and tee sponsorship

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Pahokee Library Summer Volunteer Orientation LIBRARYVOLUNTEER

We're gearing up for summer and recruiting teen volunteers!  Orientation is this weekend, on Saturday, May 19th, at 2:00 p.m. If you are not able to make the Orientation on May 19th, there will be a "make up" orientation on Saturday, May 26th, at 2:00 p.m. 

New volunteers should fill out an application before the Orientation:

WHEN: Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Loula V. York Branch, 525 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: Please call 561-924-5928

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Resume Building and Soft Skills Workshops RESUME

In the 4th installment of our Spring Workshop Series, we're partnering with Career Source to get you career ready! This workshop provides resume building tips that are sure to help you land that dream interview! You'll also have the opportunity to hone soft skills such as: professionalism, effective communication, teamwork and critical thinking, ensuring your success in the workplace. Light refreshments will be provided.

WHEN: Monday, May 21, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
WHERE: West Technical Education Center - Building 1, 2625 State Hwy 715, Belle Glade, FL 33430
RSVP: or for more information, call 561-868-4068 or

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GEO Group Hiring Event in Belle Glade

The GEO Group is hiring May 23 at CareerSource's West Career Center in Belle Glade for the following jobs: welder instructors, correctional officers (certified and non-certified) academic instructors, vocational instructors, licensec practical nurse.  

WHEN: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: CareerSource Palm Beach County - West Career Center, 1085 S. Main Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Please call Maria Torres at 561-829-2040, ext. 2117. 

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Community Economic Development

The Community Economic Development ("CED") Project at the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. is seeking to work with residents to help them gain access to resources to provide them the opportunity to attain safe and affordable housing.  CED wants to assist in removing any barriers in the person's life and help them get on the path to self-sufficiency.

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance and is trying to make a better way, please contact the Community Economic Development Project - Carlton Smith, J.D., Community Advocate  -  561-655-8944  ext. 250 or 

CONTACT INFO: Please contact CED at 561-655-8944 or

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GTAC Meets in Pahokee

From the Office of Community Revitalization of Palm Beach County: "Our featured presenter for this month is Chandra Cosby, Victim Advocate for Palm Beach County's Public Safety-Victim Services.  Ms. Cosby will be providing an overview of the services and responsibilities of Palm Beach County's Victim Services."

WHEN: Thursday, May 24, 2018 | 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Pahokee Campground & Marina, 190 N. Lake Avenue, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO:  Contact Houston L. Tate, OCR Director, at 233-5303 or  or Audley G. Reid, Senior Planner, at 233-5567 or  

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Free Using Social Media to Promote Your Business Workshop

LORE, the Lake Okeechobee Regional Economic Alliance, is hosting a FREE WORKSHOP for business owners. Do you have a small business? Haven't bought into the social media craze? Guess what? Silence is no longer an option. People are online talking about your company as you read this, whether you like or not. If you don't engage in the conversation, you risk losing your customers. Join  Rachelle Franklin, Interim Director of  College Relations & Marketing at  Palm Beach State College, in a discussion about how to get engaged, attract customers and grow your business.

WHEN: Thursday, May 24, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE:  First United Methodist Church of Pahokee,  491 E Main Street,  Pahokee, FL  33476
CONTACT INFO:  Chris Radentz,  or  561-889-8343

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Open Table Faith-Government Conference

RSVP to take part in the Open Table Faith-Government Conference at St. John's Missionary Baptist Church in Belle Glade. 

WHEN: Friday, June 29, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: St. John's Missionary Baptist Church, 600 Southwest 8th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Contact Mrs. Eva Reese at 561-358-4434

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Resume Builder Workshop

Learn from the experts - create your resume, improve your resume, and stand out from the crowd. Join the West Career Center in Belle Glade for a resume workshop that will help you land your next job. 

WHEN: Every Thursday  | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: CareerSource Palm Beach County, 1085 South Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Please visit

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, May 14, 2018

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

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • 29 Positions Open
Other Areas
8 CPE Credit Series: Legal and Tax Implications, Business Plan, Quickbooks, and Financial Forecasting

Palm Beach SCORE is proud to announce that we are now registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.SCORE's workshops are conducted by subject experts and are content-rich and conveniently located for Palm Beach County professionals.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 16, May 30, June 7, June 20, 2018 | 4:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
WHERE: Keiser University, 2085 Vista Parkway, Room 105, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
TO REGISTER:  Click here
COST: Book in advance, all 4 workshops for $100 or $150 at the door. Individual Workshops are $30 in advance or $50 at the door.

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Haitian Heritage Celebration in Lake Worth

You are invited to join for the Haitian Heritage Celebration on May 18, 2018 in Lake Worth. A raising of the flag and proclamation by Mayor Pam Triolo will precede the festivities. 

WHEN: Friday, May 18, 2018 | 4:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
WHERE: 1718 Douglas Street, Lake Worth, FL 33460
CONTACT INFO:  Please contact Ms. Trudy Lowe, Program Director/Event Coordinator, at 561-493-1190 if you would like to present

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Connecting People to Mental Health Resources

Please join the Health Council of Southeast Florida for a valuable information session with Lindsay Slattery-Cerny, MSW, Regional Suicide Prevention Specialist, from Florida Linking Individuals Needing Care (FL LINC Project) on how to connect people to mental health resources within our community.

Learning Objectives
* To enhance knowledge and skills of social service professionals, care coordinators, case managers, and wraparound specialists.
* To build a community safety net for those at-risk for suicide and mental health issues.
* To know the alliance for resource utilization, partnership building and networking.

WHEN: Thursday, May 24, 2018 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County, 5150 NW Milner Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34983
TO REGISTER: Please click here

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Civic Engagement Proposer Workshop

Are you a nonprofit that could use some help?  We are now accepting proposals for the 2018 - 19 Civic Engagement Projects! To be considered, you must register for and attend at least one of the TWO workshops that are offered. 

Link to RFP:

WHEN: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Palm Beach Post, 2751 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

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World Refugee Day in Lake Worth

This year, members of the Palm Beach Area Refugee Task Force are organizing a World Refugee Day event to be held in Lake Worth. The event's theme this year is "Many Cultures, One Nation" will take place at Palm Beach State College Lake Worth Campus in the Duncan Theater. We have sought the participation of federal, state agencies, Palm Beach County public officials, community organizations, and media. The event will include a naturalization ceremony by USCIS. During this event, various refugee service providers will have information tables with resources for the community.

WHEN: Thursday, June 28, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Duncan Theater, 4200 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33461
TO RESERVE A TABLE:  If you are interested in participating and having a table at this event, please fill out this form and send it to   or  by June 1, 2018. Please include your organization's logo to be added to the printing materials.

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Click here service provider application form
Previous Postings - The Glades Area
Project C4OPEProjectC4ope

Project C4OPE will connect families who have had been affected by overdose, or at high risk for overdose.  We are meeting the 2nd Thursday of each month May - Sept.  This will an opportunity for those individuals to express their needs and wants around the topic of opioid overdose. The meetings are free and open to the public with advance reservations. 

WHEN:  2nd Thursdays, May-September 2018 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 

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FREE Meals for Senior CitizensSeniorMeal

Enjoy a FREE meal, spend time with friends or make new acquaintances.  Palm Beach County Division of Senior Services (DOSS) and West County Senior Center invite you to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal. It's the perfect opportunity to meet with old friends or meet new ones while enjoying a hot meal. Lunch is served daily at noon.

WHEN:  Monday - Friday 12:00 p.m.
WHERE:  West County Senior Center, 2916 State Rd #15, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information please call Senior Services at 561-255-4740 or inquire at the West County Senior Center Help Desk

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Parent Power Hour/Kindergarten Summer Reading Program 2018

Parents, if your child is currently in Kindergarten this information are for YOU!

Bridges at Pahokee and the Loula V. York Branch Library are collaborating on a Summer Reading Program for the parents of children who will be entering first grade in 2018-2019.  The Library calls this program "Parent Power Hours" as parents learn best practices to support their child's beginning reading skills.  Children, ages 3 and up, are invited to attend fun activities in the children's section and read stories with some very entertaining visitors (fire fighters and community engagement deputies). 

Register today for this special Summer Reading Program, just for children graduating from kindergarten, through Bridges at Pahokee

WHEN: Wednesdays, June 6 - July 8, 2018 |
5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee Library Meeting Room, 525 Bacom Point Rd, Pahokee, FL, 33476
CONTACT INFO: For more information or to sign up contact Charlisa Anderson at  561-924-9224

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Click here for Spanish Flyer
Tax Talk: From the Office of Sharon R. Bock

Read the latest news from the Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller's Office. 

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, May 07, 2018

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

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • 14 Positions Open
Previous Postings - Other Areas
8th Annual Community Health Worker /Patient Navigator Southeast Regional Symposium

You are invited to join us for the 8th Annual Community Health Worker Southeast Regional Symposium to celebrate and work towards a stronger partnership through community and partnership building. This symposium will provide a unique opportunity for Community Health Workers/Patient Navigators (CHW's/PNs) and health and human services professionals to receive valuable information as well as network with many representatives from other community organizations, program funders, and health industry professionals.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Bethesda Hospital West, 9655 W. Boynton Beach Boulevard, Boynton Beach

Click here for more details and to RSVP
Preserving Family Ties Lunch and Learn

This workshop will address the psycho, social and family experiential intertwining of drama, trauma, and expectation. Calling upon Bronfenbrenner's family ecological theory, Dr. Roseman will put forward the statistics of family change, examine current child outcomes, and propose protocols for holistic treatment of children and parents enduring divorce and child custody.

WHEN: Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (lunch will be served)
WHERE: Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County, 909 Fern Street West Palm Beach

Click here for more details and to RSVP: 
Refugee Connecting Communities

Please join us for the first Refugee Connecting Communities event! We are collaborating with different agencies to welcome families by providing the resources and services available in Palm Beach County. 

Great Resources, such as: Health Care, Child Care Options, Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK), Housing Refreshments, and much more!

WHEN: Thursday, May 24, 2018 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: BRIDGES at Lake Worth, West 4720 Maine Street, Lake Worth, FL 33461
CONTACT INFO: For more information call: 561-649-9600

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EmpowHER Leadership Academy - Now Accepting Applications

EmpowHER of the Palm Beaches  is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 class of EmpowHER  Leadership Academy for Girls

EmpowHER Leadership Academy for Girls will empower female students from various schools throughout the Palm Beach County School District. The academy supports diversity and will introduce junior and senior girls to organizations that are led by women executives and will focus on
* job shadowing
* interview skills
* resume writing
* effective communication both verbal and written
* career exploration and much more

EmpowHER Leadership Academy for Girls is free and open to twenty (20) young ladies, thanks to our generous donations of our supporters. 

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the Glades area
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