Monday, September 17, 2018
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Mon, Sept 17 5:30 pm      Healthier Glades Presents Let's Talk, First United Methodist, Pahokee
Tue, Sept 18 9:00 am       Glades PATCH Meeting, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Tue, Sept 18 11:00 am     Glades Interagency Network Meeting, Bridges at Belle Glade
Wed, Sept 19 9:00 am      Hiring Event, CareerSource, Belle Glade
Wed, Sept 19 11:00 am    English Exchange, Pahokee Library 
Thu, Sept 20 1:00 pm       English Exchange, Belle Glade Library
Thu, Sept 20 10:00 am     Free Oral Services, West County Senior Center, Belle Glade
Mon, Sept 24 4:00 pm      Alice in Wonderland Auditions, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade
Mon, Sept 24 9:00 am      Ride the Bus with Us, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Mon-Thu (ongoing)           Learn Microsoft Word , CareerSource, Belle Glade
Mon-Fri (ongoing)            Sugar Cane Growers Hiring, CareerSource, Belle Glade
Mon-Fri (ongoing)            Gift Cards for Persons with Sickle Cell
Glades Area
Ride the Bus with Us! - The Glades Initiative  RIDE

Join The Glades Initiative and Palm Tran for an informational event highlighting:
  • New route changes affecting residents in the Glades
  • Palm Tran Connection Flex (which will replace the Belle Glade Express buses)
  • Haitian Creole and Spanish interpreters will be available
  • Information Session 9:00 - 10:00 am, free bus ride to follow
WHEN: Monday, September 24, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Call or email Jose at 561-996-3310,

Click here to learn more
Join Healthier Glades by Participating in the "Let's Talk"  Community Conversation HEALTHIERGLADES

This is the time for Glades residents to come together and share their thoughts and ideas about some of the changes they want to see in the community and how these changes can improve the quality of life for "ALL" Glades residents. 
Glades residents, let's take action on creating a shared "Vision" together for a Healthier Glades.  Join us for a light dinner as we shape the future for a HEALTHIER GLADES. Healthier Glades is a Palm Health Foundation Partnership.  

WHEN: Monday, September 17, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: First United Methodist Church, 491 E Main St, Pahokee, FL 33476

WHEN: Monday, October 8, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Leon Camel Resource Center, 266 1st St, Raderville - Belle Glade, FL 33430

CONTACT INFO:  If you have any questions about the Initiative or "Let's Talk" Community Conversation, contact Inger Harvey at  561-818-5529  or email at

Click here to learn more
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 18, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
Glades Interagency Network (GIN) Meeting GIN

The Glades Interagency Network's regularly scheduled meeting is as follows:

WHEN: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Bridges at Belle Glade, 33 Ave A, Belle Glade, FL 33430

For more information, contact Shirley Walker at 561-449-6421, or 561-449-1371
Hiring Event at CareerSource - Belle Glade HIRING

CareerSource Palm Beach County will be hosting a hiring event at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. Businesses are encouraged to contact CareerSource and be a part of the event. 

WHEN: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Visit for more information

Click here to learn more (individuals)
Click here to learn more (businesses)
Library Activity - English Exchange EXCHANGE

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. The English Exchange program will take place every Wednesday in September at the Pahokee Library. It will also be offered every Thursday at the Belle Glade Branch library. 

WHEN: Wednesday, September 19, 26, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Loula V York Branch, 525 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, FL 33476

WHEN: Thursday, September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 29, December 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Branch, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

CONTACT INFO: Please contact Sandra (Glades Literacy Coordinator) at 561-996-3453 for additional information

Click here to learn more (Pahokee Branch)
Click here to learn more (Belle Glade Branch)
West County Senior Center Offers Free Oral Services to Seniors ORALSERVICES

The West County Senior Center is offering FREE Oral health examination and oral cancer screening services to seniors 60 and older.

WHEN: Thursday, September 20, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: West County Senior Center, 2916 FL-15, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For information, call Willie A. Miller, II at 561-996-4808 or Melinda Estime at 561-996-4809.

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Alice in Wonderland Auditions with the Missoula Children's Theatre MISS

Come and be a part of the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center's 25th annual production with the Missoula Children's Theatre in ALICE IN WONDERLAND, the very first title the theatre ever presented with Missoula Children's Theatre! Approximately 50 roles are available for local students. All students, grades K-5 - 12th grade, are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Most students rehearse approximately 4½ hours each day, Monday through Thursday. A performance is scheduled for local schools on Friday, September 28 at noon and two performances will be presented for the public on Saturday, September 29 at 11 am and 7 pm. 

WHEN: Monday, September 24, 2018 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Call Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center at 561-993-1160

Click here to learn more
How to do Business with the School District

The School District of Palm Beach County invites the businesses of the Glades region to meet with district purchasing agents and the Office of Diversity to obtain information on "How to do Business with the School District". 

WHEN: Friday, October 5, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: West Technical Education Center, 2625 State Hwy 715, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For information, and to RSVP (by Oct. 1), email

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BG City and Chamber Host Business/Vendor Fair

From the Belle Glade Chamber: "The Chamber of Commerce and the City of Belle Glade will be hosting an outdoor Business/Vendor Fair on the grounds surrounding the Chamber of Commerce. We are doing this to provide an opportunity for businesses and local craft vendors to promote themselves in a very visible  way. The business/vendor must provide their own tents, tables and chairs."

WHEN: Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce, 540 S Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For information, call 561-996-2745

Click here for application
New Palm Tran Service Starts September 30, 2018, Glades Routes Changing

From Palm Tran: "As part of Palm Tran's first major service change in 22 years, the Route Performance Maximization (RPM) project is making getting around by Palm Tran a whole lot easier! The changes will extend evening service times, improve service frequency, add weekend service, and improve bus schedules and on-time performance in Palm Beach County."

Click here to learn more about Glades route changes (English)
Click here to learn more about Glades route changes (Haitian Creole)
Click here to learn more about Glades route changes (Spanish)
Sign up for PBC Fire Rescue's Cadet West

The Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Cadet Battalion teaches cadets to focus their time on becoming well-rounded citizens of Palm Beach County, while also gaining exposure to the fire service. The Glades chapter of the program will begin in October. 

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Six Hiring Events You Will Want to Know About

CareerSource share information on location and time of six major hiring events throughout Palm Beach County. 

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District 81 Hurricane Prep Guide

The 2018 edition of the District 81 Hurricane Prep Guide is available for download. If you need a printed copy of any version, Representative Joseph Abruzzo's office will mail it to you. To request a printed copy, email Teri Mitze, legislative aide to Representative Joseph Abruzzo, at, or call 561-470-2086. 

Click here to read Hurricane Prep Guide (English)
Click here to read Hurricane Prep Guide (Spanish)
Click here to read Hurricane Prep Guide (Haitian Creole)
Become an Obama Foundation Fellow

From " The Obama Foundation Fellowship is a program for civic leaders around the world who are doing civic work - working alongside others in their community to address a public problem and contribute to the common good." We recently sat down with Melissa Malzkuhn, a 2018 Fellow who is trying to reinvent the storybook by building digital tools to improve deaf literacy. She shared insights into her work, her background, and her aspirations for the future. Read her story to get an inside look at the life of an Obama Fellow, and then consider applying to become a Fellow yourself. 

Click here to learn more
Click here to read FAQ (frequently asked questions)
Click here for application
Americans Continue to Struggle Against Poverty; Protecting and Strengthening SNAP is Essential

From FRAC (Food Research & Action Center): Nearly 40 million people in the United States live in poverty, according to today's annual release of income, poverty, and health insurance data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The data reveal a small and not statistically significant decline in the poverty rate, from 12.7 percent in 2016 to 12.3 percent in 2017 ...

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Register for FREE Train the Brain Events! 

Palm Health Foundation is planning for the upcoming Train the Brain Campaign, which takes place from October 1 - 31, 2018. The goal of Train the Brain is to change the conversation around brain health by helping Palm Beach County residents understand that taking care of the brain is just as important as taking care of the body.

Click here to check out all events
Advances: News From the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Read the latest edition of Advances, a newsletter from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 

Click here to read newsletter
CSC: Monday Morning Update, September 17, 2018

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

Click here to read newsletter
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • 26 Positions Open
Other Areas
Register for Upcoming Nonprofit Leadership Presentations

From the Junior League of Boca Raton: "Register now for our upcoming Nonprofit Leadership presentations. Trainings are offered either at no cost or at a nominal fee, with scholarship opportunities often available.
To view or print a copy of the Fall Nonprofit Leadership Series click here. Register here for our upcoming free workshops."

WHEN: Starting September 19, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Vegso Community Resource Center, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432
CONTACT INFO:  If you would like more information or wish to speak to someone about these exciting opportunities please call 561-620-2553 or email

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Mentor Training - Take Stock in Children PBC

From Take Stock in Children: "We need your support! Take Stock in Children needs to recruit 200 new mentors by the end of September and we need you! If you have already gone through our orientation, please let me know. If not, please consider making a difference and making a college scholarship possible for a student. Our students must have a mentor in order to receive their college scholarship."

Becoming a mentor is easy and minimal time commitment.. 
* Attend an orientation 
* Meet with your student once a week 
* For 20-30 minutes 
* At least 2-3 times a month 
* during the student's lunch period 

WHEN: Thursday, September 19, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
WHERE:  Take Stock in Children Palm Beach Office, 1896 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, Ste 103, West Palm Beach, FL 33409 
CONTACT INFO: Kimberly Briard, 561-683-1704, or

Click here for more information
Click here for mentor job description
Okeechobee Fearless Caregiver Conference

Are you a family caregiver looking for advice, support and help on your caregiving issues?  This Workshop will educate family caregivers on: How to choose a homecare agency, what Financial Options are available, Evaluating types of Facilities, Selecting Insurance ... and much more.

WHEN: Thursday, September 20, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Indian River State College, Williamson Conference Ctr, 2229 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972 
CONTACT INFO: You can register at

Click here for more information 
Palm Beach Area Refugee Task Force Meeting

The Palm Beach County Refugee Task Force has been active in the Palm Beach County area for many years, with participants representing governmental and private agencies providing services to refugees in the area. Services provided by the agencies include employment, English language and vocational training, youth and family services, child care, employment-related immigration services, and refugee health services. The purpose of the meetings is to discuss refugee program service needs and possible solutions.  

WHEN: Friday, September 21, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
WHERE:  West Palm Beach City Hall, 401 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (due to security protocols please allow extra time to arrive)
CONTACT INFO: P lease contact Miriam Bracero-Rosario, at 561-459-6098, or by email:
Lantana Library Offers Sensory Friendly Browsing Hours

The Palm Beach County Library System is offering special library hours at the Lantana Road Branch. The event is designed to provide a quieter and calmer environment for special needs children, teens and their families.

Families with children ages 0-17 are invited to visit the library before normal operating hours so that children and teens can become more familiar with the library and meet staff in a reduced stimulation environment.

WHEN: Sunday, September 23, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Lantana Road Branch Library,  4020 Lantana Rd, Lake Worth, FL 33462
CONTACT INFO: For more information, and to register, contact children's services at the Lantana Road Branch by calling 561-304-4519

Click here to learn more
SCORE Business Women's Round Table

This month's SCORE Business Women's Round Table will look at Building a Powerful Network and will be facilitated by Suzana Sagy Macario. 

WHEN: Friday, September 28, 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
CONTACT INFO: For more information, call 561-981-5180 or visit

Click here to learn more
Previous Postings - The Glades Area
Children's Story Times at South Bay Library STORYTIMES

Children's Story Time classes are held on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m., starting September 4, 2018 to December 22, 2018.

WHEN: Weekly, on Wednesdays and Thursdays until December 22, 2018 (Except the following dates: Sept 27, November 21, 22, 28, 29) | 11:00 a.m. (on Wednesdays), 10:00 a.m. (on Thursdays)
WHERE: Clarence E Anthony Branch Library,  375 SW 2nd Ave, South Bay, FL 33493
CONTACT INFO:  Please contact Christian Petitfrere at 561-992-8393 or

Click here to learn more
GTAC Meets at Belle Glade Civic Center

From the Glades Technical Advisory Committee (GTAC): We are pleased to have as our presenter this month the Director of Palm Beach County's Department of Housing and Economic Sustainability, Mr. Jonathan B. Brown.  Mr. Brown will be discussing what the Dept. of Housing and Economic Sustainability does and its relevance to housing-related issues in the Glades. 
We encourage all GTAC members as well as interested residents and organizations in and around the Glades region to attend this important discussion. 

WHEN: Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Civic Center, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
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 learn more
Click here for meeting agenda
Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative Hiring SUGARCANEHIRING

Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida is now hiring for its seasonal harvest operations. Apply now at CareerSource Palm Beach County's West Career Center for the following open positions: harvest operators, relief operators, conveyor operators, and harvester operators. 

WHEN: Monday-Friday (Ongoing) 
WHERE: CareerSource PBC West Career Center, 1085 S Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, contact Gwen at 561-829-2040, ext 2119

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Learn Microsoft Word 2016 MICROSOFTWORD

Need to update your skills? Get certified today in Microsoft Word 2016. 

Monday-Thursday (Ongoing) | 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: CareerSource PBC West Career Center, 1085 S Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, contact Rosanna Zamora at 561-829-2040, ext 2121

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Internship Opportunity: FBI Internship and Collegiate Hiring Initiative

The FBI internship program and Collegiate hiring initiative is now open for the summer of 2019. The deadline for the application is October 14, 2018. This past summer, the FBI provided an opportunity for over 1,000 students across the country to participate in our paid internship program. In addition, several of the interns from this past summer will start working for the FBI immediately after college. For those students graduating in the summer of 2019, the Collegiate hiring initiative is also open. This program provides an opportunity for those recent college graduates to possibly get hired on in one of our entry level positions. 

Deadline for applications
WHEN: October 14, 2018
CONTACT INFO: To apply, visit:

Click here for more information
Gift Cards Available to Persons with Sickle Cell SICKLECELL

The Sickle Cell Foundatio of Palm Beach County & Treasure Coast, Inc. has a limited number of gift cards available to persons with Sickle Cell disease. Backpacks are also available. 

WHEN: Ongoing (limited supplies available)
CONTACT INFO: For more information, contact Martine Nelson at 561-722-0737, or

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Discover Grant Opportunities: OCR's Community Connect

The Office of Community Revitalization' Community Connect is an e-mail communication intended to provide Palm Beach County residents and all interested parties with information regarding grant opportunities.

Click here to read Community Connect
Dolly Hand Presents 2018-2019 Season

The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center is proud to announce the line-up for the 2018-2019 season, entitled "Music & More!" The season features a six-performance series as well as seven special events and a new show time of 7:00 p.m. for most shows!

Click here to read about the upcoming performing arts series
Job Growth Results from Empowering People

Article: "'A recent article in Harvard Business Review stated the following: The bulk of job growth comes from empowering existing people and businesses in a community to grow, innovate, and start new ventures. Local leaders and voters should demand this kind of good economic development, which then attracts other firms that want to be part of a dynamic local business environment ..."

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SCORE Workshops for Local Businesses

Read about exciting SCORE workshops covering marketing, business ownership, and more! 

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Tax Talk with Anne Gannon

Read this month's Tax Talk with Anne Gannon, Constitutional Tax Collector for Palm Beach County.  

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, September 10, 2018

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

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades
The Sun Newspaper - Classifieds

  • 19 Positions Open
Other Areas

  • Contract External Assessor
Previous Postings - Other Areas
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