The Glades Initiative, Inc. offers Medical Interpreting Courses
We are looking for bilingual people who are between the ages of 18 and 24 or unemployed and want to become medical interpreters. We pay for your training if you qualify for scholarship. As a trained interpreter you can qualify to apply for available interpreting jobs. This is a 40-hour basic training for bi-lingual individuals interested in medical or community Interpreting Topics covered include consecutive interpretation, specialized terminology; such as Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Terminology; Common Medical Problems; Code of Ethics; Multicultural Awareness; Interpreter skill development.
Cost: $400.00 if not eligible for scholarship, For more information Contact: Karis Engle, Phone: 561.996.3310 firstname.lastname@example.org
WHEN: December 23, 24, 26, 27 and 28, 2013 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc. 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade
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
Changed from Thursday November 14, 2013 to Friday November 22, 2013 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Please Come. We need all the help we can get in planning this worthwhile community event.
The Glades REACH health fair began 13 years ago 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. They have medically trained interpreters on site during the entire event to assist the many in our community with limited English skills. This project features approximately 100 service providers to educate residents about the local services available to them. The event will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the CL Brumback Health Center in Belle Glade. Typically, free lunch is offered to all attendees as well as volunteers.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc. 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade
Triple P Positive Parenting Program Offered in Spanish
The Triple P Seminar Series consists of three 90 minute presentations (including Q&A) facilitated by individuals trained and accredited by Triple P America. The Seminars offer an overview and discussion of the principles, strategies, and benefits of Triple P and positive parenting. The overarching aims of Triple P are to promote the independence and health of families through the enhancement of parents' knowledge, skills, and confidence; to promote the development of non-violent, protective, and nurturing environments for children; to promote the development, growth, health, and social competence of young children in particular; to reduce the incidence of child abuse, behavioral and emotional problems in childhood and adolescence, delinquency and substance abuse, and academic failure; and to enhance the competence, resourcefulness, and self-sufficiency of parents in raising their children. The seminars also offer an opportunity for parents to learn about other levels of Triple P available if they are interested in individual support around a particular parenting or behavioral concern.
Session Two: Tuesday, November 5, 2013,2:00 pm - 3:30 pm "Raising Confident, Competent Children" - Introduces parents to the six key building blocks children need to do well in life. These skills include showing respect, being cooperative, being considerate of others, becoming independent, having healthy self-esteem, and becoming a good problem solver.
Session Three: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm "Raising Resilient Children" - Deals with how parents can help their children deal more effectively with emotions and feelings. The building blocks covered in the seminar include helping children recognize and accept feelings, express their feelings appropriately, build positive feelings, deal with negative feelings, develop coping skills, and deal with upsetting or stressful life events.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc. 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade
For more information or to register, please contact Yasmin Gama at (561) 996-3310.
The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, The Housing Trust Group, LLS, and Pahokee Housing Authority, Inc. cordially invite you to the McClure Village Annex Ribbon Cutting. Refreshments served after the ceremony.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc./ Eta Eta Sigma Chapter is hosting our 3rd Annual Project Cradle Care Prenatal Education Fair on January 25, 2014. The planning meeting is to invite community partners who provide services to pregnant mothers. We are in need of Lamaze coaches and lactation specialists to do demonstrations at the fair.
WHEN: Thursday, November 7, 2013 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Bridges at Pahokee, 170 S. Barfield Highway Suite #102, Pahokee
Join us for the "Good Health is Here Resource Fair". The City of Pahokee will be our host for this event at the Pahokee Recreational Center. We are encouraging health and human service organizations that provide services to the residents of Pahokee to join us for this event. Free information on local service, free blood pressure check, blood sugar check, child finger printing, nutritional information, and much more.
WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee Recreational Center, 360 E. Main Street, Pahokee
For more information contact City of Pahokee: (561) 924-5534
Belle Glade Quarter Auction & Corn Hole Tournament
Corn Hole registration begins at 3:00 pm. $30.00 per team cash prize for 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Quarter auction begins at 6:30 $2 per paddle 50/50 raffle, over 20 auction item from local vendors. All proceeds will be divided between the JPC scholarship & EL Pope Youth Fund.
WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 2013 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Elk's Lodge, 300 SE Avenue Pl E, Belle Glade
For more information contact Becky Miller or Deidre Moss: (561) 315-3292 or (561) 261-3024
The Christian Supper Club's: "A Night Out For the Soul" Christian Dinner Show
Where do Christian adults go for night time social entertainment? The Christian Supper Club's "A Night Out for the Soul" dinner show where we laugh, fellowship, hear good spiritual music and enjoy entertainment with a delicious meal. The up coming show features Comedian Justin "Goldiee" Goldsmith of Tampa, Fl ministry in song by Agape, Cynthia Webb, Gospel artist Jarrod Bowens, Fran and Rod, Praise dance by Minister Tavares Tolbert, gospel rap by The Chosen Few of Lake Placid, Fl, door prizes and much more!! Come enjoy LIVE entertainment from Dj Obadiah on the 1's and 2's a four-piece band and get yo grub on with a 3-course delicious meal that will be served to each guest. Tickets are on sale now for $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door. This includes your meal, drinks and entertainment! You don't want to miss this event!! 18 years or older to attend Dress to Impress Formal to Semi Formal Attire.
WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 2013 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
WHERE: Harlem Civic Center, 7th Street, Clewiston
For more information and tickets call The Christian Supper Club: (863) 677-4638 or (561) 983-3142
If you are at least Fifty Five years old, Meet Required Income Guidelines, and are Seriously Committed to Returning to the Workforce with a Real Job, the AARP Foundation can help you. You owe it to yourself to do it today, you'll be glades you did!
Clinics Can Help Invites you to their Inaugural Charity Fiesta
The event includes free drink tickets for the first 30 people, welcoming platters of food, signature Clinics Can Help Margarita, chips and salsa, Prize drawings and more! The mission of Clinics Can Help is to provide durable medical equipment and supplies to children and adults in need in Palm Beach County.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Cabo Flats,11701 Lake Victoria Drive # 5101- Palm Beach Gardens
Join Caridad Center for a Family Festival Prevention, Education & Treatment Program FREE screenings; BMI, Glucose, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, HIV, Urinalysis & more. FREE family activities; music, game, physical activities, raffles, prizes and much more.
WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 1:00p.m.
WHERE: Caridad Center, 8645 W. Boynton Beach Blvd, Boynton Beach
For more information contact that Caridad Center: (561) 737-6336
National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week November 16-24, 2013
Around Thanksgiving, we consider what we're thankful for and donate some of our time, attention, and resources to those less fortunate. National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week serves as an opportunity to build awareness to the devastating statistics within our own community.
View link for more details on how to end Hunger and Homelessness:
Five extraordinary individuals will be recognized at the 22nd annual African-American Achievers awards ceremony. Presented by JM Family Enterprises, Southeast Toyota Distributors and JM Lexus, more than 1,000 guests are expected to attend the event at the Broward County Convention Center. Established in 1992 by the late Jim Moran, automotive legend and founder of JM Family Enterprises, Southeast Toyota Distributors and JM Lexus, the African-American Achievers awards continues his vision to recognize those who unselfishly invest their time and talents toward building a stronger South Florida community.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 19, 2013 6:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Giraffe Award, given by the Women's Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County. The Giraffe Award will be presented in March of 2014 during Women's History Month. These awards are given annually to honor women who have "Stuck Their Necks Out" by taking risks, applying initiative, dedication and perseverance, thereby making a difference for other women in the workplace and in the community. Our goal is to gather nominations for the most qualified women in Palm Beach County. As a recipient of this letter, you have a unique vantage point from which to identify and recommend these extraordinary women. If you know an outstanding woman whom you would like to see recognized for her leadership, please submit her name for nomination by completing the attached form.
Please think of all the women in your network and consider whom you would like to nominate. Please don't feel you have to stop at one nomination! We'll gladly accept all you submit for consideration. Nominations must be received no later than Wednesday, January 22, 2013 to the Women's Chamber of Commerce office listed on the form. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have. Thank you in advance for your help in identifying and honoring outstanding women in our community.
The Glades Initiative, Inc. Miami Dolphin Non Profit Day ~ Pay Nonprofit Price!
2013 Miami Dolphins Non Profit Days ~ watch the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium during Non Profit Days for a discounted price. Proceeds from each ticket sold will benefit The Glades Initiative, Inc.
WHEN: San Diego Chargers 11/17 1:00 pm; Carolina Panthers 11/24 1:00 pm
WHERE: Sun Life Stadium, 2269 NW 199th St., Miami Gardens
For more information and to purchase 10+ tickets contact Robert Horvitz: rhorvitz@Dolphins.com or (305) 943-1523
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. Many of you may remember that Palm Beach County received a $2 million grant to do this. They are doing their part- now it is time for us to do our part. Our responsibility is to provide them with input on what we want and need here in the Glades as we plan for our future.
WHEN: Saturday, November 16, 2013 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: City Commission Chambers, 360 East Main Street, Pahokee
You are invited to the Glades Technical Advisory Committee Meeting. Did you know: How essential business plans are for the success of your small business? That the County's network will provide infrastructure for affordable internet bandwidth and services to the Glades and that free Wi-Fi will be provided to designated areas? Then, you don't want to miss our upcoming GTAC Meeting and learn from the experts!
WHEN: Thursday, November 21, 2013 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Pahokee City Hall, 207 Bacom Point Rd., Pahokee
Local Churches Partner with the Diabetes Coalition of PBC to Provide Diabetes Screenings
The Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County, of which The Glades Initiative, Inc. is actively involved, is organizing activities for Palm Beach County Diabetes Week 2013 November 14-17. On Sunday, November 17th, they are organizing with local places of worship to hold Free Diabetes Screenings completed by volunteers students from Palm Beach Atlantic University to be held after worship services. Know your numbers, get screened today! Find out if you are at risk for diabetes or other health conditions.
To get your place of worship involved, please contact Carol Rodriguez at the Glades Initiative at email@example.com or (561) 996-3310 with the name of your Place of Worship, Address/Directions, Pastor and/or contact person/information, and time you would like the volunteers there. We already have commitment from New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church in Belle Glade; and First United Methodist Church in Pahokee - so a big thank you to Pastor Williams and Pastor Apperlee for getting Diabetes Week 2013 going in the Glades!! Let's get more Glades area places of worship involved!!
Tell of My Glory - is a true testimonial from a young lady that has been physically and mentally abused, suffered and survived brutal domestic violence, robbed and escaped a dreadful death from her lover who died at the age 36 from the devastating Aids Virus. For me to be chosen, to live and overcome multiple adverse ordeals! To see Jesus in his Glory clothed in white, walking slowly, stopping to look at me and telling me to tell of his Glory! I must do just as he has told me to do!
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Volunteer Recruitment
This is our eleventh year of providing free tax preparation service to the residents of our community. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in Palm Beach County has gained national attention because it helps families to achieve financial stability and self-sufficiency and last year we were able to serve more than 8,600 individuals and families in Palm Beach County. This effort generated over $14 million in tax refunds, with $5.4 million in Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), our main focus area.
Help Thousands Receive the Money They've Earned! - United Way of Palm Beach County is looking for volunteers to work a minimum of four hours per week at our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites located throughout the county during the tax season January 21 - April 15, 2014 . VITA sites are staffed with IRS Certified VITA Volunteer Preparers and offer free tax preparation for those who earn $52,000 or less a year.
There are several training sessions planned for December and early January. If you know anyone who would like to become a volunteer, please contact Donna Pulda, United Way of Palm Beach County at (561) 375-6621 or visit United Way of Palm Beach County's Web site at www.unitedwaypbc.org
Help us Kickoff fundraising for our 2014 Clewiston Sugar Festival food and bar by Clewiston Elks lodge, 6 pm social hour, 7 pm steak dinner, 8:30 dance and auction/raffles. Tickets cover admission, Dinner and complimentary drink. Single $40.00, couples $75.00
WHEN: Saturday, November 16, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
WHERE: John Boy Auditorium, 1200 S W C Owens Ave, Clewiston
For more information call: (863) 983-7979 or (863) 447-3901
Gun Drawing (Green Ticket) *Must be present to win. Wednesday - Remington Model 597 .22 LR w/ Scope Thursday - Mossberg Model 500 - 12 Gauge Shotgun Additional Raffle (Blue Ticket) *Presence not necessary to win* Remington Model 700 Bolt Action Rifle .270 WSM Drawing held Thursday November 21st Tickets $5.00 each Money Shoot: $$$ Big Money Shoot $$$ $20.00 entry Split Pot Wednesday & Thursday Night Additional Info: All shells will be provided 410, 20, & 12 gauge shotguns are available for use Tickets can be purchased in advanced from Rotary Members or on the night of event. Raffle prizes will be drawn each night at 10:00pm. Kid shoots will be held in-between regular shoots.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 20-21, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Fall Family Forum & Resource Fair for Parents
The Palm Beach County Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Advisory Council & the School District's ESE Department are hosting the Fall Family Forum for parents at John I. Leonard High School in Greenacres. The topic is Common Core Standards, and the agency resource fair for parents. If you represent an organization/agency and would like to have a free resource table, please contact Seth Bernstein Seth.Bernstein@boystown.org ASAP, as space is limited
WHEN: Thursday, November 14, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: John I. Leonard High School Theater, 4701 10th Ave. N. Greenacres
Sensory Integration Workshop for Pediatric Professionals
Join us for a dynamic, day-long workshop focused on understanding sensory integration issues in children! Presented by Dr. Pilar Saa, OTD, OT/. Sensory Integration: Implications for the Well-Being of Children and Their Families will focus on the theory of sensory integration and the impact of sensory issues on a child's life. Dr. Saa will go over the function and dysfunction continuum and participants will learn when to refer clients and specific strategies to use in order to promote the best performance, engagement, and participation from children.
WHEN: Friday January 31, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County, 2300 High Ridge Rd, Boynton Beach
Palm Beach County Medical Society 2013 Excellence in Medicine Award
The PBCMS Excellence in Medicine Award, the highest honor awarded by the Society, recognizes Palm Beach County Medical Society members whose lives encompass the true spirit of being a physician. The award will be presented to a physician who exemplifies the highest values of altruism, compassion, leadership and dedication to patient care. The Honoree will be inducted into the PBCMS Hall of Fame. The award will be presented at the PBCMS Installation Gala, That 70's Gala on Saturday, November 23, 2013, at The Kravis Center Cohen Pavilion. PROPOSED CITATION: Summarize in your own words the specific achievement or contribution which inspired the nomination. Limit is 80 words. BACKGROUND: Succinctly describe the reason for the nomination, including dates and significance of relevant accomplishments, use complete sentences without abbreviations. Limit is 300 words. Additional biographical material may be attached but is limited to 3 typed pages.
Good afternoon! The Department of Children and Families wanted to let you know about a short-story scholarship contest going on right now for refugees who are students: Asylees as Authors, a non-profit organization provide scholarships for students (asylees and refugees) based on an annual short story contest. Awards are granted to students based on a yearly short-story contest. The applicants must be at least a senior in high school. The money will be paid directly to the college or university that the winner will be attending the following school year. This year there are two scholarships: first place, $5,000 and second place, $1,000. The scholarships include a $10 reading fee.
From left to right: Karis Engle, President and CEO; Sandy Desty, Program Assistant; Carol Rodriguez, Director of Programs; Marie Jean Jacques, Community Resource Educator; and Yasmin Gama, Community Resource Educator.
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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