July 18, 2016
Glades Community Updates
Stay Connected!  See What's Going on in the Glades this Week!
       Thursday, July 21, 2016       3:30 p.m                      Choir in the Glades Summer Camp Showcase, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade
       Thursday, July 21, 2016       6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.    FREE Childbirth Classes, Lakeside Medical Center, Belle Glade
       Thursday, July 21, 2016       6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.    Glades Region Listening & Learning Tour, Pahokee Middle School (in the media center)
       Saturday, July 23, 2016       11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.   Super Summer Story Times , Pahokee Library 
       Monday, July 25, 2016          6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.    Glades Region Listening & Learning Tour, Pahokee Middle School (in the media center)
       Tuesday, July 26, 2016         6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.     Glades Region Listening & Learning Tour, Glades Central High School

Choir in the Glades Performing Arts Camp
Showcase Showcase
30 children from elementary and middle schools in the Glades are learning proper vocal technique and singing, drumming and rhythms, dancing,  art and reading together at Young Singers Choir in the Glades Performing Arts Free Summer Camp!

We hope that you will come out to the Dolly Hand and join us for this wonderful showcase of local Glades children and their talent.
WHEN: Thursdays, July 21, 2016  3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
For additional information, or to arrange a visit during summer camp hours to see for yourself all of the wonderful happenings at Choir in the Glades Performing Arts Camp, please call our office at 561-659-2332, or email information@yspb.org.  Visit and like the Choir In the Glades Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/YoungSingersChoirInTheGlades/?fref=ts

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:   Thursday, July 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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Glades Region Listening and Learning Tour  ListenandLearn

A community dialogue for the improvement of our schools. Each event takes place in the media center of the listed school.

WHEN & WHERE:   Thursday, July 21st at Pahokee Middle School from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
                                Monday, July 25th  at Rosenwald Elementary School from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
                                Tuesday, July 26th at Glades Central Community High School from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.                            

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Super Summer Story Times

Stories and creative activities for our youngest member and their parents! Ages 2-5 (45 mins.) preregister
WHEN:  Saturday, July 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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FREE Computer & Internet Classes

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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Lunch and Learn In-service: Truvada for PrEP
This in-service mission serves to heighten awareness around PrEP among local residents who are at high risk for HIV exposure. The goal is to bring Healthcare Providers on board in promoting this new style of HIV prevention method.
What is PrEP?   PRE-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS is a new prevention method in which people who do not have the HIV infection take one pill daily to reduce their risk of becoming infected.
Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, HIV Prevention Educators, Case Managers, Medical Residents, Disease Intervention Specialists, Pharmacists, Prevention Training Consultants, and Healthcare Providers
WHEN:  Monday, August 29, 2016  12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL
For more information and reservation opportunity, please contact Linda Warren, Prevention Training Consultant, at 561-547-6852 or linda.warren@flhealth.gov.
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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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Click here for food sites

Rules and Eligibility Updates for Florida KidCare

Click here for a flyer on how to enroll
Click here for a helpful chart with the updates
Click here for a shorter version of the update chart

Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

(For children 12 years old and under only)
The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County operates a holiday toy distribution program. With the help of a generous public we are able to provide toys to families in need. Families must complete an application and registration to receive assistance through The Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program.
Click here for registration and locations (Palm Beach County Only)

Job Opportunities 

Glades Area


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.

>>>Click here to register

Introduction to Loan Credit Underwriting Class
Do you need to learn the basics of Loan Credit Underwriting? Perhaps, you need money for your next housing project? Lenders are a great resource to help you succeed. But where do you begin and what are the lenders looking for?

This workshop will help you understand the basics of loan underwriting including terminology, timeframes, and everything you need to know so you can be successful in getting the funds.
SEATS ARE VERY LIMITED!  Click the link below to register

WHEN:  Tuesay, July 26, 2016  8:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: 2300 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33426

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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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Human Trafficking Coalition General Meeting: Summer Series Training

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

4th Annual Nonprofit Chamber Community Spirit Luncheon
For the fourth year, the Nonprofit Chamber of Palm Beach County is honoring those who have made special contributions to the nonprofit community in Palm Beach County. Please join us to honor and applaud them for going above and beyond to support and advocate for those in our community who need us the most.
WHEN:  Friday, September 16, 2016  11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Embassy Suites, 1601 Belvedere Rd. West Palm Beach, FL 33406
COST: $50 per person or $500 for a table of 10
Click here to register

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 18 2016

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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 July 11, 2016

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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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