Volunteer Training Scheduled for Cooking Matters Nutrition Education Program
As part of the Strategic Plan to Address Food Security in the Glades, The Glades Initiative, Inc., along with our partners will be implementing the Cooking Matters Nutrition Education program. This is a 6 week cooking class that teaches families how to prepare healthy meals on a low budget, helping families improve the way they shop, cook, and eat. The mission of the program is to empower families at risk of hunger with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to make healthy and affordable meals. The class can be offered to adults, families (parents with children), teens, children, and seniors.
We are planning to offer our first 6 week course this October on Sunday afternoon's to a group of teens in Belle Glade. After that, we intend to offer the course throughout the Glades, with preference given to organizations involved in our strategic planning efforts. However, before we can move forward with scheduling, we are in need of volunteers to fill the following roles:
Culinary Educators - experience in culinary arts preferred, but not required.
Nutrition Educators - experience in nutrition preferred, but not required.
Class Assistants - to assist with class preparation, organizational skills required.
Volunteer time commitment for each course is two to three hours per week for six weeks. Volunteer training is provided by our partners, FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical and Nutrition Education to Youth).
WHEN: October 23, 2013 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc. 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade
If you are interested in getting involved in this or future classes, please contact Carol Rodriguez at the Glades Initiative, Inc. at email@example.com or (561) 996-3310.
Palm Beach County's Office of Community Revitalization (OCR) is proud to once again offer the Resident Education to Action Program (REAP), a five-week, hands-on educational program providing community revitalization and civic leadership development training. This program is intended to help residents who are interested in improving their neighborhoods. REAP supports the formation of neighborhood associations and empowers residents to seek a better quality of life. Through this course, residents will gain knowledge of innovative ways to solve neighborhood issues. The course and all materials are FREE but a commitment for the entire five week course is required. Seating is limited and available on a first-come first-served basis.
Do you know anyone suffering from any diseases (Diabetes, impotence, obesity, etc..). Ever been told that you have to live with this disease for the rest of your life? Attend Our Life Changing Seminar learn about Nutrition - Where to get the best nutrients needed, Exercise Benefits to our body and overall health, Combination of Foods- Foods you can & cannot mix etc...
The Title 1 Migrant program targets migrant workers in our community who need more information about the services your agency provides. Your participation is the key component in making this event successful.
WHEN: Saturday, August 19, 2013 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lake Shore Middle School Cafeteria425 West Canal St. N. Belle Glade
We are looking for Community Partners interested in helping to create a Community Garden (developed, planned, and run by the Glades Kids) and a Community Orchard Walking Trail. This a brain-storming session only. We are not asking for money or a commitment just caring community partners. Light refreshment will be served.
WHEN: Thursday, October 22, 2013 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center Cafeteria, 39200 Hooker Highway, Belle Glade
Call for Nominations- Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards
Do you know someone or an organization that has made contributions in the areas of education, diversity, race relations, social justice or economic empowerment? This is your opportunity to recognize those who have made a difference in improving the lives of individuals in our community.
Applications for the 2013 APA Florida Minority Scholarship are now being solicited. This $1,000 scholarship is meant to celebrate planning and foster increased interest in planning by providing financial support for graduate students who are members of underserved ethnic groups and who attend a PAB-accredited planning institution in the state of Florida. The deadline for applying is October 21, 2013 and the scholarship guidelines and application form are available. Questions can be directed to Alex Magee, APA Florida Executive Director at 850-201-3272 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Webinars: Building Respectful School Climates
Making The Holocaust Relevant Through Visual History Testimony
This webinar will examine how the medium of visual history testimony plays an important role in Holocaust education through an exploration of video clips from Echoes and Reflections, a multimedia Holocaust education program, and Witness, an educational website that compliments Echoes and Reflections with over 1,300 testimonies and interactive learning activities. Visual history testimony adds an essential human side to the study of the Holocaust and provides an opportunity for students to connect with survivors and other witnesses in a personal way.
WHERE: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 4:00 p.m.
The December Dilemma: Navigating Religious Holiday in The Public Schools
Every December, public school teachers, administrators, parents and students face the difficult task of acknowledging the various religious and secular holiday traditions celebrated during that time of year while balancing legal constraints with creating an environment that respects different points of view, religious beliefs and practices. Join us as we explore this issue further with legal and education experts who will provide a detailed analysis and practical strategies for your school.
We are excited to announce Suzanne Boyd from CBS 12 will be our Mistress of Ceremony. Our 7th Annual Children's Day Luncheon. This year's keynote speaker is internationally-known author and child abuse prevention advocate, Gregg Milligan who will discuss his latest book,God Must Be Sleeping. In addition to an art show and musical performance by U.B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School of the Arts, we will be presenting the Harriet Goldstein Award to Dena Foman, Esq. for making a difference in the lives of families in our community, and the Betty Bell Scholarship to a local student pursuing their masters in social work.
WHEN: Friday, October 4, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
National March for Dignity and Respect for Immigrants
National March for Dignity and Respect for Immigrants. IMMIGRATION REFORM NOW! - Keep Families United - Stop Deportations & Detentions - Protect Workers Rights - Stop Militarization of the Border - Legalization with citizenship
WHEN: Saturday, October 5, 2013 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: 1121 Lucerne Ave Lake Worth Florida 33461 (Gather there and then march to City Hall)
The End Hunger Walk is a 5K (3.1 miles) along Flagler Drive. We walk rain or shine. Walkers are encouraged to make banners, posters, and/or tee-shirts to identify themselves. Each walker is asked to collect a minimum of $100 in monetary pledges for their participation as well as a can of tuna or jar of peanut butter. All funds raised at the Walk go to support CROS Ministries' programs.
Turn on the light Annual South Florida Conference on Abuse and Neglect Children
The Turn on the Light South Florida Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect is a one-day conference that brings together professionals in South Florida who work with or on behalf of children and families for a full day of educational and networking opportunities. LEARNAttend a variety of workshops and presentations focused on key trends related to child abuse and neglect programs, research, practices, therapeutic approaches and advocacy. Continuing Education credits are available for many professions. GAINAcquire information and resources about community programs, services and products relevant to children and families from local and national exhibitors and vendors. CONNECT Network with professionals of varied disciplines who work with children and families including social workers, psychologists, law enforcement, attorneys, nurses and teachers.
WHEN: Thursday, October 17, 2013
WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd West Palm Beach
Every business should have a written business plan, but it is clear that most do not. This lunchtime workshop will provide you with specific ideas as to how to develop your business plan and what it should contain. Bring your lunch and enjoy a productive hour.
WHEN: Wednesday October 16, 2013 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce, 540 S Main Street, Belle Glade
Palm Beach County Department of Economic Sustainability: County Awards Federal HOME Funding to Rehab Covenant Villas in Belle Glade
First, there was Hurricane Wilma in 2005, and then the economic downturn -- two major factors in the gradual deterioration of apartments at Covenant Villas, a 144-unit rental apartment community in Belle Glade. But thanks to the recent award of $500,000 in federal funding by the Board of County Commissioners, major renovations can now get underway. The rehabilitation project was selected to receive U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development HOME Investment Partnerships Program loan financing through a competitive bid process issued by the Department of Economic Sustainability. Owner, manager and developer of the project is NOAH Development Corp., a nonprofit organization with a 25-year history of helping to provide decent, affordable rental homes to low-income residents of Belle Glade, including residents with special needs, farm workers, and the elderly.
Belle Glade Personal Injury Law Firm Has Office Space for Rent
Established Belle Glade Personal Injury law firm has office space for rent in the firm's Downtown Belle Glade office which is centrally located on Main Street. Full kitchen, bathroom, high speed internet, multi-car parking lot adjacent to the building, and use of copier/scanner. Looking for another attorney in non-PI practice to rent the space. Please email email@example.com or call 561-533-7800 and ask for Shannon, if interested.
Volunteers Needed to Help Teach the Cooking Matters Nutrition Education Classes in the Glades
The Glades Initiative, Inc. , along with our partners helping us to address food security in the Glades, will be implementing the Cooking Matters Nutrition Education program. This is a 6 week cooking class that teaches families how to prepare healthy meals on a low budget, helping families improve the way they shop, cook, and eat. The mission of the program is to empower families at risk of hunger with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to make healthy and affordable meals. The class can be offered to adults, families (parents with children), teens, children, and seniors.
We are looking at the possibility of offering our first 6 week course this October on Sunday's to a group of teens in Belle Glade. However, we are in need of volunteers to fill the following roles:
*Culinary Educators - experience in culinary arts preferred, but not required. *Nutrition Educators - experience in nutrition preferred, but not required. *Class Assistants - to assist with class preparation, organizational skills required.
Volunteer time commitment for each course is two to three hours per week for six weeks.
The Glades Initiative, Inc. is currently partnering with, the Arc of the Glades, Bridges of Pahokee, Bridges of Belle Glade, CROS Ministries, and FLIPANY to bring Cooking Matters to the Glades. If your organization would like to join this partnership, please contact Carol Rodriguez.
From the moment you pass through the gates of our walled city, you will be immersed in ancient Jerusalem. The structures and exhibits characterize the style, architecture, and settings that existed in the Holy Land 2000 years ago. The Garden Tomb, Qumran Dead Sea Caves, Great Temple and Plaza, Jerusalem Model, and Wilderness Tabernacle are all intricately detailed, both inside and out, to provide you with a clearer understanding of their biblical significance. Cost $65 include admission and transportation.
WHEN: Saturday, October 12, 2013 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
For more information contact Kevin Wright: (561) 261-0717
If you are in need of free legal services for issues such as: child support, domestic violence, abuse of children/elders, immigration, fair housing, and other civil matters please call. By appointment only with Mr. Richard Abedon, Esq., Volunteer Attorney.
WHEN: Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 S.E. Avenue C, Belle Glade
Please call for an appointment: 561-996-3310
Fall Health Fair/Festival
True Fast Outreach ministries and The Department of Health-Palm Beach County is working together to host a Fall Health Fair/Festival event. With a focus on prevention; our primary goal is to promote a healthy community and environment by assuring essential health and educational services are accessed. The theme is "Strengthening Communities by Strengthening People." It will be a free event in addition to a fun way to bring health and educational awareness to the attention of our community residents. The event will include a combination of activities, speakers, refreshments, incentives, entertainment, testing, wellness checks and a multitude of informational resources. For Agency/Vendor participation must fill out registration form and summit by Friday, October 11, 2013.
WHEN: Saturday, October 19, 2013 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: True Fast Outreach Ministries, Inc. 638 6th Street, West Palm Beach
For more information contact Amy McDonald: (561)766-1490 or (561) 594-5689
Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's Traveling T-Shirts Contest. We received more entries than ever before. This year's winner, Nikolas Mikhael, traveled 8,398 miles to Gunsan, North Jeolia, South Korea to help us spread the word - LIVE UNITED!
Dispelling the Myths About Non-Profit Organizations
Are you confused about the alphabet soup and sea of regulations surrounding non-profits? Are you unsure about how to become a non-profit with 501c3, 501c4 or 501c6 status, or why you should choose one instead of the other? This workshop will help you decide if your passion to get involved in an issue can be transformed into a non-profit that will contribute to the greater good of society, while also paying you a salary for your services. You will also learn the proper role of non-profit Board members - which is a very important (and usually overlooked) piece of management. It's not complicated, but it is precise and can be daunting. Learn the tips to achieve your mission from an expert who has done it. $30.00 In advance, $50 at the door.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 20, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Keiser University, 2085 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach,
Ethics and the New World Order: Culture, Compliance and the Bottom Line
Navigating the "new normal" can be challenging as technology, science, and globalism reshape our world at blinding speeds. Individuals, organizations and communities face an expanding "gray area" of complex ethical dilemmas to resolve, even as our understanding and laws lag behind. Join us as we frame the global and local impact of ethics on culture, compliance, and the bottom line!
WHEN: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Public Safety Training Center Conference Room, Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth Campus, 4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth
The conference will bring together leaders from Greater Miami and throughout Florida to examine the work in preservation/conservation, arts and culture, green building/sustainability practices, economic development and quality of life.
Communities Joined in Action: Accountable Health Communities Aligning & Implementing Healthcare Reform
Join communities joined in action for our 8thAnnual Accountable Health Communities Aligning & Implementing Healthcare Reform conference and Intensive Workshops featured speakers: Linwood Hollowell, Kitty Hsu Dana, Kenneth Coburn, and more.
WHEN:Wednesday, October 16-18, 2013
WHERE: Marriott Charlotte City Center, 100 W Trade St Charlotte, North Carolina
For more information contact Lindy Vincent: (360) 489.0496
An Overview of Income Withholding for Support presented by Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement
Join the educational session with Cindy Holdren, Senior Associate with Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services. Participants will have an introduction to Income Withholding Order origins and procedures, best practices and will learn how to complete the Order efficiently and properly. There will also be a session for questions and comments on the new upcoming revised IWO. Training is free and space is limited, reserve your seat today!
WHEN: Thursday, October 24, 2013 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
WHERE: 15th Judicial Circuit Court, 205 N Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach
For more information and to RSVP contact Tart Kranz: (561) 355-1764 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to show your appreciation for the services of The Glades Initiative, Inc., please consider making a tax deductible donation. You can click on the link below or send a check made out to The Glades Initiative, Inc. to 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430. Thank you in advance.
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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 email@example.com (561) 996-3310.