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October 7
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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 9, 2013    1:00 pm-2:00 pm         Bridges at Belle Glade Families Activities, Bridges at Belle Glade

Thursday, October 10, 2013    10:00 am -11:30 am      Glades REACH Fair Planning Meeting, The Glades Initiative, Inc.

Thursday, October 10, 2013    10:30 am-  11:30 am     City of Pahokee: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Pahokee

Thursday, October 10, 2013     9:00 am - 12:00 pm      Salvation Army Program Angel Tree Sign Up, Boys and Girls Club

Thursday, October 10, 2013     6:00 pm -   8:00 pm      Free Health Matters Seminar, Harlem Civic Center

Saturday, October 12, 2013      8:30 am-1:00 pm          Family Central - Providers Training, Bridges at Belle Glade,

Monday, October 14, 2013       4:30 pm-5:30 pm           3rd Grade Read-a-thon, Bridges at Belle Glade






Glades REACH Fair Planning Meeting


The Glades REACH fair began to address healthcare disparities and access in our community. Each year, hundreds of uninsured and underinsured children and families attend the REACH health fair to access quality health care and education at no cost. We will have medically trained interpreters on site during the entire event to assist those with limited English language skills. This project features approximately 100 service providers. We are planning to hold this event during a Saturday in February 1 2014 in Belle Glade.



Our planning committee, organized through Glades PATCH (Planned Approach to Community Health) will be holding our next planning meeting this Thursday, and subsequent meetings the 2nd Thursday every month. We welcome all interested community members to participate. We will need assistance with marketing, sponsorships, facility management, volunteers, and medical management.


WHEN: October 10; November 14; December 12; Jan. 9


WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc. 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade



For more information, contact Carol Rodriguez at or 996-3310.



Free Legal Service at The Glades Initiative, Inc.


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



Planned Approach To Community Health (PATCH)


The Glades PATCH 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.


WHEN: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 9:00a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


WHERE: Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Ave. C, Belle Glade



Glades Interagency Network (GIN) Meeting


WHEN: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 11:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


WHERE: Lutheran Services Florida/PEPPI Head Start Program, 301 SW 8th Street, Belle Glade


For more information contact Autrie M. Williams at (561) 996-1718; Fax: (561) 996-0287





City of Pahokee: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


You are cordially invited to attend a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Dedication of the Commissioner's Park Concession Stand. Ceremony presented by the City of Pahokee Commission and honored guest: Commissioner Jess R. Santamaria Board of Palm Beach County Commission-District VI


WHEN: Thursday, October 10, 2013 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.


WHERE: 601 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, FL


For more information contact Diane Walker:, (561) 692 -1290 or Anika Sinclair:, (561) 924-5534


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Make-up day for The Salvation Army Is signing up Families for Christmas Assistance: Program ANGEL TREE



The Salvation Army Is signing up Families with children 12 and under for Christmas assistance through their program called ANGEL TREE. Applicants are LIMITED.  


WHEN: Thursday, October 10, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   


WHERE: Boys and Girl Club/Bill Bailey Community Center,1101 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,  Belle Glade


For more information contact Jennifer Amaro-Cruz or Stacy Pasnon: (561) 686-3530 x 26266,  or (561) 686-3530 


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FREE Health Seminar  


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...


WHEN: Thursdays, October 10- December 5, 2013 6:00 p.m.  -8:00 p.m.


WHERE:  Harlem Civic Center, 7th St  Clewiston, FL


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Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation Public Hearing Schedule for Fall 2013


Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation Public Hearing/Workshop Schedule prior to the 2014 Legislative Session.

Anyone that wants to be placed on the official agenda of a Delegation hearing, presenters must have completed a Participation Request Form (a copy of which is enclosed) and have submitted all printed materials to the delegation office 5 business days prior to the scheduled hearing. 15 copies of printed material should be submitted to be included in Members' Hearing files. Maximum time allotted for each presentation is THREE minutes. This time limit will be strictly enforced as a courtesy to all scheduled speakers.


WHEN: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 3900 Hooker Highway, Belle Glade


View link for more details and Participation Form:



Glades Public Workshops Set to Discuss Master Plan


The Glades Region Master Plan is a community-driven process that will craft a blueprint for economic development and redevelopment, focusing on major employment centers including the proposed Intermodal Logistics Center.  Two workshops have been scheduled to provide a forum for Glades residents to learn, ask questions, and make suggestions about the plan components, the results of current studies and recommendations for infrastructure improvements. During the week following each workshop, a project team will set up a design studio at the above locations to provide an open forum for members of the public to visit at their convenience to ask questions, learn more and provide input.  The workshops and design studios are a key element to the public participation process and are intended to keep Glades neighborhoods engaged, informed and involved in the planning process. 


WHEN: Saturday, November 2, 2013 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Palm Beach State College Technical Education Center, Rm. 109 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade




WHEN: Saturday, November 16, 2013 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: City Commission Chambers, 360 East Main Street, Pahokee 


For more information Carol Thompson: (561) 233-3674, or Greg Vaday: (772) 221-4060,


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Lighthouse Café Christmas Ditty Bags


The Lighthouse Café is asking for your help to meet the needs of our neighbors in the Glades. The Lighthouse Café is an interdenominational non-profit organization that provides those in need a hot nourishing meal Monday through Friday.   Every year for the past five years we have provided Ditty Bags which are passed out during the Holiday season for those less fortunate. We are asking for your help this year to fill the ditty bags. Ditty bags are needed throughout the year. Items needed, Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, shaving cream, etc. You may drop off your items or donations at Community United Methodist Church, 401 SW 1st Street, Belle Glade between now and December 12.   Please call Martha Lynn Weeks at 561-996-9020 or Mayra at the church office at 561-996-5568 and we will make arrangements to pick up your items or donations


View link for more details:éChristmasDittyBags.pdf



First United Methodist Church In Pahokee Having Annual Bake Sale  


First United Methodist Church In Pahokee Having Annual Bake Sale Not To Be Missed!!! Scrumptious Cakes, Pies, Wedding Cookies, etc. Order Forms will be available on Monday October 14, 2013 .Completed Order Forms with payment are due on Saturday November 9, 2013

For more information contact the church office (561) 924-7241. 



Bridges at Belle Glade October Calendar of Events


Memory- Food


WHEN: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Bridges at Belle Glade, 816 West Canal Street South, Belle Glade



3rd Grade Read-a-thon


WHEN: Monday, October 14, 2013 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Bridges at Belle Glade, 816 West Canal Street South, Belle Glade 


Family Night


WHEN: Thursday, October 10, 2013 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Bridges at Belle Glade, 816 West Canal Street South, Belle Glade


Family Central- Provider Training


WHEN: Saturday, October 12, 2013 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Bridges at Belle Glade, 816 West Canal Street South, Belle Glade


For more information contact Bridges at Belle Glade: (561) 992-8210


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Bridges of Pahokee October Calendar of Events



Play Me Story: " The Runaway Pumpkin"


WHEN: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

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


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First Aid-CPR Training


Bridges of Pahokee will be hosting First Aid-CPR training. Participants must pre-register to participate. Money is due upon registration. The cost is only $40.00 you must register before Wednesday October 11, 2013 6:30 PM.


WHEN: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

WHERE: City Parks & Rec. (Senior Room), 360 E. Main Street, Pahokee, FL 333476


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National School Lunch Week "Eat lunch with Your Child"


Join us as we celebrate the National Eat Lunch with your child week. Enjoy your children's' company have fun, remember that sharing is caring.


WHEN: Thursday, October 17, 2013 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Pahokee Elementary School- Café - 360 E. Main Place, Pahokee, FL


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A Spook-tacular Event


"Treat 4 Treat" Join the Bridges team for this family event which is sure to be a great evening for everyone. Kids and adults alike will search for treats in each and every room of the Bridges site. Parents will leave with a bag filled with resources and children will leave with a bag of books, games and other goodies. Only for Bridges Members, registration is required by Friday, October 25, 2013.

WHEN: Thursday, October 31, 2013 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Bridges at Pahokee, 170 S. Barfield Hwy. #102, Pahokee, FL 


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For more information and to register contact Bridges at Pahokee: (561) 924-9224


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Informational Workshop for Non-profit Agencies


Pahokee Housing Authority & Workforce Alliance partnered to ensure that all non-profit agencies know the process and qualifications of the services offered to job seekers at Workforce Alliance. Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Program, Youth & Young Adult Program, Welfare Transition Program, & many more RSVP by Friday, October 18, 2013


WHEN: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.


WHERE: Workforce Alliance, 1085 S. Main Street, Belle Glade FL


For more information contact Mrs. Baltazar:  or (561)924-5565


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Florida Farmer Poster Contest: Theme: Florida Farmers Grow My Community


One winning entry from each division will win two tickets to a Gator home Football game, autographed football and have their entry published in the Football Game Day program. The school with the most entries will receive a Gator pizza party for the entire school. Size: No larger than 9" x 12"Divisions: K-3rd grade and 4th - 6th grade. Entries must be mailed to: Deadline Monday, October 14, 2013 .


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Job Opportunities


The Sun:  

Community Partners:

Faith*Hope*Love*Charity, Inc. ~ SSVF Case Management:

Marine Industries Association of South Florida ~ Executive Director:  







19th Annual CROS Ministries End Hunger Walk

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.


WHEN: Sunday, October 13, 2013 2:30 p.m.


WHERE: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 622 S. Olive Ave.,Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach


For more information or to sign up contact Gibbie Nauman: (561) 233-9009 x106 or  


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Palm Beach County Hunger Relief and Food Security System Meeting


The Palm Beach County Food Bank an friends invite you to system update on hunger relief and food security system. November 16-24, 2013 - Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.
WHEN: Monday, November 18, 2013 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Exhibit Hall A, Cooperative Extension Service, 559 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach  
For more information and to RSVP:  

Health & Human Services Coalition of Palm Beach County Advocacy Initiative


Legislative Priority Advocacy Training Workshop.  Let your voice be heard.


WHEN: Friday October 25, 2013 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.


WHERE: United Methodist Church, 900 Brandywine Road, West Palm Beach


For more information and to RSVP contact: Kristin McCabe at 561-383-5731 or by email to  


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Let's start a conversation - American Graduate: Let's Make it Happen

The Graduates/Los Graduados is a documentary program: hour one focuses on boys and young men and examines what factors typically hold young Latino men back and what can be done to reverse these trends; hour two focuses on girls and young women and explores what can be done to meaningfully harness the potential of young Latinas.The Graduates/Los Graduados explores obstacles to educational achievement along with viable solutions: gangs, bullying, citizenship status, teen pregnancy, zero tolerance, homelessness, and poverty. American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen is a long-term public media commitment, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), to help communities implement solutions to the high school dropout crisis.

WHEN: Thursday, October 10, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College Stage West, 4200 S Congress Ave  Lake Worth


More information contact  or


The Palm Beach County Community Action Agency's Advisory Board Meeting


The Palm Beach County Community Action Agency's (CAA) mission is to remove barriers and create opportunities for low income individuals and families that will enable them to become more self-sufficient. The CAP Advisory Board will be meeting to discuss the agency's strategy for addressing poverty within Palm Beach County


WHEN: Saturday October 12, 2013 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


WHERE: Community Services Building (Basement Conference Room), 810 Datura Street West Palm Beach, FL 


For more information, please contact James Green at or (561) 313-1146.



Ethics and the New World Order: Culture, Compliance and the Bottom Line



Community members are invited to attend the first in a new series presented by the Center for Applied Ethics at Palm Beach State College, and encouraged to share this invite with others who might be interested. The Center's event features Dr. Dennis Gallon, PBSC President, and Mr. Keith Darcy, Executive Director of the national Ethics and Compliance Officer Association and Board Chair of the national Better Business Board Foundation.  The speaker will be followed by a local panel to explore "Ethics and the New World Order" and what it means for everyone.  The event is free, but registration is required. 


WHEN: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.


WHERE: Palm Beach State College Lake Worth Campus, Public Safety building, 4200 S Congress Ave Lake Worth, FL


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Information Session for Immigrant Students - Palm Beach State College


If you are interested in college but have been told time and time again that you can't because of money situations or other factors, please join us  and we will show and tell how to navigate the college admissions process including questions you may have when others tell you it's impossible. The Dr. Kathryn W. Davis Global Education Center are here to show you how and explain all possibilities but the first step is yours.  Don't be afraid, as a matter of fact, call us or stop by our center at the Lake Worth campus and see how truly welcoming we are. 


FAQ'S of immigrant students

Can you go to college and continue your education?  YES! 

I just received my DACA documentation, can I still go to college?  YES!

I have submitted my DACA documents but still waiting on approval.  Can I go to college?  YES!

I have TPS.  Can I go to college?  YES!

I don't have any money. Is there a payment plan? YES!

Can I apply for scholarships even though my status is pending?  YES!

Can I receive a degree and make my dreams come true?  YES!


WHEN: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.


WHERE: Palm Beach State College-Lake Worth Campus, 4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL


For information you can contact Julia Sanchez and to register: (561) 868-3973 or    


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Nonprofits Chamber News Updates



Office of Community Revitalization Community Connect: September/October 2013



Robert Woods Johnson Foundation: Advances October 2013 Newsletter



Previous Postings

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 or (561) 996-3310.  


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Title 1 Migrant Annual Open House


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, October 19, 2013 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Lake Shore Middle School Cafeteria 425 West Canal St. N. Belle Glade



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Harvesting Health & Fitness


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


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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.

Go to to download a nomination packet or submit an electronic application online.


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Scholarship Opportunity: Minority Scholarship


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  

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Give Old Cell Phones to Victims of Domestic Violence



Job Opportunities


 Equestrian Sport Productions ~ Boutique Sales Associate:  

The Sun:   

211~Development Coordinator:

211~Elder Advocate:  


Health Council of Southeast Florida~ Director of Health Programs:

Alzheimer's Association ~ Helpline Care Consultant: 




The Glades Initiative, Inc. Miami Dolphin Non Profit Day


2013 Miami Dolphins Non Profit Day, join the Miami Dolphins and Glades Initiative at Sun Life Stadium for Non Profit Day. Proceeds from each ticket sold will benefit The Glades Initiative, Inc. 


WHEN: Sunday October 20, 2013 1:00 p.m.


WHERE: Sin Life Stadium, 2269 NW 199th St. Miami Gardens


For more information contact Robert Horvitz: or (305) 943-1523



Elements of a Good Business Plan FREE Workshop


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


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Free Webinars: Building Respectful School Climates


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.


WHEN: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 4:00 p.m.


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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. LEARN   Attend 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. GAIN    Acquire 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


View link for more details and how to register:



NLAP Newsletter:  Minimum wage, overtime protections extended to direct care

workers by US Labor Department



Chain Reaction: Marketplace Awareness; Expansion Savings; Health Care Action; Hispanic Heritage Month



The Center Weekly Newsletter


Primetime Afterschool Resource ~ Friday Forecast September 20, 2013
PBC Counts ~ News You Can Use
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 


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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,


For more information contact Bob Bloom: or (561) 833-1672


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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


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Youth Empowerment Luncheon
Join the Urban League of Palm Beach County NULITES, NextEra Energy and msnbc for the Youth Empowerment Luncheon featuring msnbc's Toure', co-host of "The Cycle" and Tamron Hall, host of "NewsNation".
WHEN: Friday, October 18, 2013 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Boulevard West Palm Beach
For more information contact Kate Alvarado: (561) 833-1461 ext. 3002 or
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Sustainable Authentic Florida Conference

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.
WHEN: Wednesday,  October 23-25, 2013
WHERE: Miami Beach
For more information contact Denis Russ: (305) 672-4782 or


Communities Joined in Action: Accountable Health Communities Aligning & Implementing Healthcare Reform


Join communities joined in action for our 8th Annual  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


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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


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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 or (561) 996-3310.


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