July 11, 2016
Glades Community Updates
Stay Connected!  See What's Going on in the Glades

  Saturday, July 9, 2016       11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.  Super Summer Store Times , Pahokee Library 
  Wednesday, July 13, 2016  5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.     Toastmasters, Palm Beach State College, Belle Glade Campus 
  Saturday, July 16, 2016      10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.   Free Summer Safety Celebration and Pool Party for Glades Families, Pioneer Park, Belle Glade

Super Summer Store Times

Stories and creative activities for our youngest member and their parents! Ages 2-5 (45 mins.) preregister
WHEN:  Saturday, July 09, 16, & 23, 2016 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

WHERE: Loula V. York Branch, 525 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee

For more information call: (561)924-5928

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WHEN:  Wednesday, July 13, 2016 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade 
Free Summer Safety Celebration and Pool Party for Glades Families
Families in Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay are invited to join Children's Services Council and our partners Saturday, July 16, for an amazing, FREE Summer Safety Celebration at Pioneer Park Pool, 866 State Road 715 in Belle Glade. The party, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., promotes child safety and includes free pool admission, free bicycle helmets for the first 200 children, free T-shirts for every child and parent/guardian, and free Subway sandwiches (limited supply). Space for the pool is limited, so please come early if you want to swim. Radio personalities from X102.3 and Beatz 96.3 will be there to pump up the music! Families also will be able to meet groups in the community that are ready to help families the party is for families. No unaccompanied minors will be admitted to the pool without an adult. No adult will be admitted to the pool without a child.
If you have any questions about the celebration, please contact Jon Burstein at Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County at jburstein@cscpbc.org.
WHEN:  Saturday, July 16, 2016 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pioneer Park Pool, 866 State Road 715, Belle Glade

FREE Childbirth Classes at Lakeside Medical Center LMCChildbirth

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:   Thursdays, July 7th & 21st
              Thursdays, August 4th & 18th
              Thursday, September 1st, 15th, & 29th

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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FREE Computer & Internet Classes eBooks

Classes are either Lecture (informational only) or Hands-on (using a computer).  Some hands-on classes are also available in Basic, Intermediate or Advanced levels.  eBook classes vary from branch to branch and from device to device - call for more information.  Call the location of your choice early to preregister - classes fill up fast!
eBooks (Hands-on)

Learn about the Library's eBook service, how to get eBooks, and what is needed to transfer an eBook to a reader. Bring your device (see what the various Branches are offering below) and your account information for assistance. (30 min.-2 hr.)
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch

WHEN:  Thursday, July 28, 2016 2:00 p.m.-4;00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Branch 725 NW 4th Street, Belle Glade

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Summer BreakSpot Locations Are Now Open

FREE meals for kids and teens! Introducing the Summer Break Spot, offering free nutritious meals to kids and teens 18 and under all summer long each supervised location offers nutritious meals - breakfast, lunch or snacks - in a safe environment.

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Light House Cafe News from June 2016

Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network Newsletter June 2016 

Palm Beach County Youth Services Department: YSD Scoop
Prime Time's Weekly Newsletter

Job Opportunities 

Glades Area



Town Hall Meeting

A community conversation about the recent police shootings and equip parents, mentors, and other adults with information and tools needed to converse with their children and family.

WHEN: Monday, July 11, 2016 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Urban League of Palm Beach County, 1700 N. Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL

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Human Trafficking Coalition General Meeting: Summer Series Training
Substance Abuse

Our guest speaker will be Alexa Lee, Director of Programs for the PBC Substance Awareness Coalition to talk about how substance abuse can make someone vulnerable to trafficking. Agency Spotlight: Annette Andre from the State Attorney's Office Major Crimes Unit. Certificates with contact hours will be issued for this meeting.
WHEN:  Wednesday, July 13, 2016  10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Clayton Hutcheson Building, 559 North Military Trail, Exhibit Hall A West Palm Beach, FL

Our guest speaker will be Katherine Hammer, LCSW, Senior Director of the Lewis Center to speak about homelessness being a vulnerability that leads to trafficking. Agency Spotlight: Florencia Dominguez from International Rescue Committee. Certificates with contact hours will be issued for this meeting.
WHEN:   Wednesday, August 10, 2016 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
WHERE: PBC Emergency Operations Center, 20 S. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL
Extended Topics

Our guest speaker will be Tanya Meade presenting on Stewards of Children. Agency Spotlight: Due to extended topic, there is no agency spotlight this month. Certificates with contact hours will be issued for this meeting.
WHEN:  Wednesday, September 14, 2016  10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
WHERE: PBC Emergency Operations Center 20 S. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL

Diabetes Coalition Meeting

WHEN:  Friday, July 15, 2016   9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:  Children's Services Council, 2300 High Ridge Road, AA. Milne Room, Boynton Beach, FL

The Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County is a voluntary alliance of healthcare organizations and community partners working together to prevent diabetes and improve the lives of people living with the disease as well as those who are touched by it.

Please email secretary@diabetescoalitionpbc.org to RSVP

Project Homeless Connect/ Homeless Stand Down
Are you homeless? Join us for Project Homeless Connect/ Homeless Stand down. This flyer when printed in color, serves as a bus pass that can be used from 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on July 15, 2016 on Palm Tran Routes 1, 3 & 62 only.
Free Resources include:
* Clothing, Toiletries
* Haircuts
* Showers
* Food
* Health Screens
* HIV Testing
Free Services include:
* Assessment Screening
* Food Stamps
* Medicaid/Medicare
* Local Homeless Service Provider Agencies
* Palm Beach County Services including Homeless Program

WHEN: Friday, July 15, 2016 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  

WHERE: American Polish Club, 4725 Lake Worth Road, Greenacres, FL
For more information call: (561) 355-HOME
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EmpowHER Leadership Academy for Girls
EmpowHER Leadership Academy for Girls will empower female students from various schools throughout the Palm Beach County District.  The academy supports diversity and would introduce the 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. The Leadership Academy is free and open to twenty (20) young ladies thanks to the generous donations of our sponsors.  The Leadership Academy will meet once a month during the Palm Beach County School District calendar beginning in September of 2016, with eight (8) planned business tours in the areas of Leadership Empowerment (leadership and branding), Political Empowerment, Economic Empowerment and Education Empowerment.  Training will be provided from Palm Beach County's Women Experts.  The Leadership Academy participants will also be provided with a trip to Tallahassee to tour the Florida State Capitol. The tour would offer the girls an opportunity to meet face-to-face with legislators and learn more about the political process. Upon completion of the program in May of 2017, participants will finish with a leadership certificate and community service hours to be awarded during our year end Student Achievement Awards Program.
Criteria to participate:

*           Full-time student in Palm Beach County School System
*           Grade Point Average (GPA) of a 2.5 and higher
*           Essay describing why you feel you are a good candidate for this program
To apply for the Leadership Academy for Girls complete the attached application and mail it to Rhonda Rogers, Program Chair on or before Friday, July 15, 2016

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Click here for application

Navigate PBC Quarterly Alliance Meeting

WHEN:  Wednesday, July 20, 2016   8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

WHERE:  Quantum Foundation, Community Room, 2701 North Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Come network with your fellow colleagues and human service providers while learning about mental health and have fun engaging in our ice-breaker and interactive games! Please register to attend.

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Junior League of Boca Raton 2016 Summer Nonprofit Leadership Series

The Junior League of Boca Raton is pleased to present our 2016 Summer Nonprofit Leadership Series.  Please note, there is NO registration fee for the workshops below.

Listen To The Past: How To Create An Oral History

Oral histories go beyond the cold facts recorded in history books. Through face-to-face interactions, they preserve the stories of individuals who helped create the fabric of history and whose lives, in turn, were shaped by the people, initiatives and efforts of your organization. Leave this workshop with an understanding of oral history tradition and a step-by-step plan to create rich oral histories about your organization. Presented by Judith Kolva

WHEN: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.       
WHERE: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL
The ABC's For A Winning Edge

If you recognize the importance of always putting your best foot forward, this workshop is for you. Discover an effective way to develop a winning edge by building your individual brand as a representative of your organization. Emerge with a more confident and powerful image just by making slight adjustments to your appearance, behavior and communication skills. Presented by Linda Yates

WHEN: Thursday, July 28, 2016 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL

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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

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Children's Services Council Monday Morning Update - July 11, 2016

Previous Postings GLADES AREA
First Bank in Belle Glade~ Now Open
First Bank is committed to building relationships by helping to meet the needs of the Belle Glade business community and residents. If you are interested in Business Banking services, Commercial or Ag Loans, Buying or Refinancing a Home, considering Retirement options, then stop by for a visit - our Belle Glade office team is locally grown and will help seek personalized financial solutions to achieve your goals. We welcome your visit and look forward to meeting you!
WHEN:  Mondays-Thursdays 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
             Fridays 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: First Bank of Belle Glade, 325 South Main Street, Belle Glade
Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County~Grant Opportunity

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Sharon R. Bock Clerk & Comptroller Palm Beach County For the Record June 2016

Office of Community Revitalization Community Connect~ June 2016 

Monday Morning Updates June 27, 2016

Job Opportunities 

Glades Area

PEPPI Head Start is Now Recruiting for 2016-2017

PEPPI Head Start is now accepting applications for 3 & 4 year old children including children that meet the criteria of being homeless and or living in shelters and children with disabilities. If you may have any question we can be reach at 301 SW 8th Street Belle Glade, FL 33430 or call (561) 996-1718.
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Apply Today for Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) for 2016-2017

The Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Education Program prepares early learners for success in kindergarten and beyond. The program helps build a strong foundation for school using educational materials that are geared to various stages in a child's development. If you live in Florida, and your child turns 4 years of age by September 1, 2016 your child is eligible to participate in Florida's FREE VPK education program.
Click here for more details and requirement 

The Urban Technology Program

The Urban Technology Program is where we seek qualified candidates, train them in various computer certification programs and assist them in job placement once requirements are fulfilled.  
For more information contact Isabel C. Steube: 561-833-1461

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Zika Virus Flyer and Fact Sheet 

Job Opportunities 

Glades Area
2016 Putting Kids First: Community Back To School Bash - 
We are thrilled to announce the 2016 Putting Kids First: Community Back to School Bash!  This wonderful annual event will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at six (6) locations throughout the County, and we need your assistance with registering all kids in need in our Countywide Community Revitalization Team (CCRT) communities. As you probably know, the Office of Community Revitalization (OCR) has been partnering with the Community Back to School Bash (CBSB) collaborative to provide school supplies to kids in need from Kindergarten to 12th grade. The program is a countywide initiative of government working in partnership with the Community Back to School Bash (BASH) and other community service organizations to provide children in need with school supplies and backpacks.  The program is implemented through an annual event funded by Palm Beach County and the CBSB collaborative, comprised of more than 60 nonprofit and other agencies.

WHEN:  Saturday, August 6, 2016 

WHERE:Location Varies

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Previous Postings OTHER AREAS
Summit of Latin America Consulates: Tackling Issues Affecting Immigrant Communities in PBC
You are cordially invited to attend our first-ever Summit of Latin America Consulates: Tackling Issues Affecting Immigrant Communities in Palm Beach County - This joint summit of PBSO, The Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for Palm Beach County, and Palm Beach State College will feature speakers on the following topics.  A light lunch and refreshments will be served.
WHEN:  Thursday, August 18, 2016 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 4200 South Congress Avenue, Lake Worth

*        State Representative David Kerner - impact of human trafficking in PBC's Hispanic communities and ways we can work together 
*        Mr. Jorge Pesquera,President and CEO of Discover the Palm Beaches - PBC tourism and how their organization works with others     
*        PBSO - crime prevention/ways to avoid being a crime victim.
*        Mr. Santos Arroyo, Founder and CEO of The Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - 
*        The Guatemalan Maya Center,Farm Worker Coordinating Council of PBC, and El Sol Center - services they provide 
*        An expert speaker on U Visa, or non-immigrant visa, for victims of crimes.
For more information or to RSVP Sam Roman: 561.688.3817 or  RomanS@PBSO.org
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Click here for details in Spanish
Click here for registration form
Summer BreakSpot Locations Are Now Open

FREE meals for kids and teens! Introducing the Summer Break Spot, offering free nutritious meals to kids and teens 18 and under all summer long each supervised location offers nutritious meals - breakfast, lunch or snacks - in a safe environment.

Click here for more details
Click here for food sites
Birth to 22: United for Brighter Futures - Youth Survey (VERY IMPORTANT)

The School District of Palm Beach County (PBC), PBC Youth Services Department, Children's Services Council, United Way of PBC, CareerSource PBC and a host of other public and private organizations are in the process of developing a Youth Master Plan.  A Youth Master Plan is a collaborative document that will guide our efforts to ensure all students and young adults are healthy and thriving.  This effort has been branded "Birth to 22: United for Brighter Futures," and your input is an essential component for its success. Please take some time to complete the survey by at the following link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PBCYouthMP  by May 27th and share your thoughts and experiences with us. The information you share is confidential.  Thank you in advance for your participation in this important effort. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact James Green at 561-242-5702 or  JGreen1@pbcgov.org
Summer Smiles Program for Children at the Health Care District's C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics

Summer is a great time to brighten your child's smile with a visit to the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics.  We provide both general and preventive dental care and medical services at our clinics in Belle Glade, Delray Beach, Lantana and West Palm Beach and medical care only at our clinic in western Lake Worth.  Make an appointment for your children's dental check-up and medical visit now before they go back to school by calling 561-642-1000.  The Health Care District of Palm Beach County's Brumback Clinics see all patients and Medicaid is accepted.  Services include school and sports physicals, financial counseling, social services and help applying for health coverage.  The Brumback Clinics also have pharmacies on-site.  Our caring, compassionate dental and medical staff speak English, Spanish and Creole.  For hours, locations and directions, visit http://clbrumbackprimarycareclinics.org/locations/ 
Summer 2016 Human Trafficking Academy
Through fifteen intensive and inter-active courses taught by top-level experts, academics and practitioners, we aim at empowering you with valuable knowledge, effective skills and helpful tools to address the scourge of human trafficking: commercial sexual exploitation and labor trafficking. You will leave the Academy knowing better and more intelligent ways of doing your noble work of saving lives and restoring dignity to survivors while improving justice in our society.  Academy participants will gain insight into various manifestations of human trafficking, best approaches and successful practices by addressing the problem from their specific vantage-point, modalities of working with survivors, as well as ways of cooperating with each other, and partnering with the public and private sector and with the community at large, in order to develop a cohesive and coherent anti-trafficking strategy. Upon completion of the training, Academy participants will be awarded a Certificate by St. Thomas University School of Law. 30 continuing legal education credits (pending) with The Florida Bar will be available for lawyers. Deadline to Register: July 22, 2016
WHEN:  Monday August 1 -5, 2016
WHERE: In class or On-line
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Posting Information to our Eblast & Volunteering

Anyone wishing to add their local announcements or events is welcome to submit their information by Friday to be posted the following week. Please include a brief summary of the information to be posted with your contact name, phone number and/or flyer. If you want to submit a posting please email us at updates@gladesinitiative.org or (561) 996-3310.


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