Week of    
November 18
STAY CONNECTED! See What's Going On In the Glades This Week

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.  Planned Approach To Community Health (PATCH), The Glades Initiative, Inc.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Glades Interagency Network (GIN) Meeting, Peppi Head Start

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Triple P Session Three: "Raising Resilient Children", The Glades Initiative, Inc.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. FREE Diabetes Educational Workshop, Lakeside Medical Center Cafeteria

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 7:30 p.m.-10:30 The Atlantic City Boys Performance,  Dolly Hand Cultural Art Center 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Gove Elementary Magnet Open House, Gove Elementary  

Wednesday, November 20-21, 2013 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Belle Glade Rotary Club Annual Turkey Shoot, Belle Glade

Thursday, November 21, 2013 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Glades Technical Advisory Committee Meeting, Pahokee

Friday, November 22, 2013 9:30 a.m.-11:00 Glades REACH Health Fair Planning Meeting, The Glades Initiative, Inc.

Friday, November 22, 2013 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. The Glades Initiative, Inc. Potluck, The Glades Initiative, Inc.

Saturday, November 23, 2013 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. FREE Outdoor Concert and Food Truck, Dolly Hand Cultural Art Center

Saturday, November 23, 2013 12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. New Birth Deliverance: 13th Year Agape Love Feast, New Birth Deliverance Baptist 

Sunday, November 24, 2013 1:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The Glades Initiative, Inc., Nonprofit Day ,Sun Life Stadium





Join The Glades Initiative, Inc. for Their Thanksgiving Potluck


Join The Glades Initiative for their Fall potluck and bring your favorite dish. Come mingle and have fun! Following our tradition, we'll be doing a gift exchange. If you would like to participate,  Please bring a $10 value gift suitable for a male or female. RSVP by Wednesday, November 20, 2013  


WHEN: Friday, November 22, 2013 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


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


For more information and to RSVP contact Sandy: (561) 996-3310 or 




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: Miami Dolphins vs 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:   or (305) 943-1523


View link for more details:  




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 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.  


This Seminar will be presented in Spanish         


WHEN: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 


Session Three:  "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. 




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, November 19 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, November 19, 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




FREE Diabetes Educational Workshop


What Can I Eat? See how the foods you eat can have and effect on your blood sugar. Key Learning's: what affects your blood sugar levels, importance of meal planning, How food affects your blood sugar levels, what is carbohydrate counting. RSVP by Thursday, November 14, 2013

WHEN: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center Cafeteria  39200 Hooker Highway, Belle Glade
For more information contact Terry Calsetta: (561) 996-6571 ext.444 or Mary Brown  or 

Upcoming Events for Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center 


The Atlantic City Boys are Coming to the Dolly Hand


Do you love the music of the Four Seasons, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Beegees and other 60's rock and roll groups? Then you'll want to see The Atlantic City Boys when they perform at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. The Atlantic City Boys are four dynamic lead singers who have wowed audiences at Las Vegas, Walt Disney World, and of course, Atlantic City! Now they lend their world class vocals to the rock-n-roll harmonies of the 60's -singing the hits of The Drifters, The Beach Boys, and of course, Franki Valli and the Four Seasons.


WHEN: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. 


WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural  Art Center, 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade


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FREE Outdoor Concert and Food Trucks

The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center at Palm Beach State College in Belle Glade is excited to present its very first free outdoor concert! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets out and enjoy The Long Run: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute Band as they perform on the Dolly Hand's new outdoor stage. THE LONG RUN is a compilation of some of south Florida's finest and most respected musicians and has realistically reproduced the sound that makes the Eagles one of the most successful bands in rock and roll history. The members of the band are exceptional musicians and have performed with the likes of: Herb Reed and the Platters; The Flamingos; The Shirelles; The Coasters; Trisha Yearwood; Gary U.S. Bonds; Epcot's British Invasion; Roger McGwinn of the Byrds; John Stewart's Legends in Concert; The Romantics; Julio Iglesias, Jr; Pattie Loveless and Louise Mandrell.


WHEN: Saturday, November 23, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Art Center, 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade


For more information contact Dolly Hand: (561) 993-1160 or 


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Gove Elementary Magnet Open House


Gove Elementary, is having a Magnet Open House for families who do not live within our school boundaries, but are interested in having their children attend our Dual Language Program. 


WHEN: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 


WHERE: Gove Elementary, 1000 SE Avenue G, Belle Glade


For more information contact Gove Elementary: (561) 993-8700




Belle Glade Rotary Club Annual Turkey Shoot


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.


WHERE: 628 NW Ave L in Belle Glade


View link for more details:  

For more information contact Keith Wedgworth or Sunny Stein: (561) 996-2076 or (561) 992-2507   




Glades Technical Advisory Committee Meeting


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 Wellness Center, 360 East Main St, Pahokee


For more information call Duane Gainer: (561) 233-5318 or  




Glades REACH Health Fair Planning Meeting


 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. Please Come.  We need all the help we can get in planning this worthwhile community event. 


WHEN: Friday, November 22, 2013 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

             Thursday, December 12, 2013  9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

             Thursday, January 2, 2014   9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

             Thursday, January 9, 2014  9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


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


For more details, contact Carol Rodriguez: (561)996-3310 or   

Join New Birth Deliverance For a Celebration  
13th Year Agape Love Feast
New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church will be celebrating their 13th year Agape Love Feast. Pre Thanksgiving dinners will be given-out until all are gone.
 WHEN: Saturday, November 23, 2013 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church1650 South Main Street (across from the ice house), Belle Glade    
Thanksgivings Celebration
Please come out on Thanksgiving Morning and celebrate with us as we give thanks to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for all He has done for us and continue to do.

WHEN: Thursday, November 28, 2013 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church, 1650 South Main Street (across from ice house), Belle Glade
For more information contact New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church: (561) 261-2300
American Legion Chili Cook-Off/Christmas Tree Contest


American Legion Christmas Tree Decorating Contest


The American Legion would like all of you to attend our 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off & Christmas Decorating Contest. Get those decorations ready, the time has come for the 1st annual American Legion Christmas Tree Decorating Contest. (Proceeds to support Veterans and local charities) Spots are going quickly..... Enter today!! The judging to be held day of event "Best Overall" & "Most Original" Prizes & Trophies to be awarded and of course bragging rights entry deadline Wednesday, December 11, 2013


WHEN: Saturday, December 14, 2013 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


WHERE: American Legion Everglades Post 20 Belle Glade, 101 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade


View link for more details and entry form: 

View link for Chili Cook-Off flyer:  

View link for Chili Cook-Off Rules:



For more information contact American Legion Everglade Post 20: (561) 257-9395 or 




McClure Village - New and Improved Thanks to Infusion of Federal Funds


New requirements for driver licenses, ID cards kick in Dec. 1, 2014  
Job Opportunities


Feeding South Florida ~ Grant Writer:

JM Family Enterprises ~ Corporate Philanthropy Coordinator:

Broward Education Foundation~ President/CEO:

Broward Meals-On-Wheels~ Director of Community Relations:




The Palm Beach County Community Action Agency's (CAA)  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: Tuesday November 19, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


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


For more information contact James Green: or (561) 313-1146.



Score: Boost Your Business Success with Show Me The Money


Discover everything you ever wanted to know to get the funding you need to grow your business, hear from Palm Beach County elected officials and boost your business skills with a series of workshops  on SBA loans, bank loans and alternative lenders, ObamaCare options, estate planning, credit counseling and even help with an IRS problem. This special symposium is designed to help you boost your business success in 2014. PLUS, at the loan fair you will find lenders eager to make you a loan, a SCORE counseling corner, and an exhibit area full of service providers anxious to help you grow your business. Registration is limited to 100 so sign up today.  Your $25 registration fee will be offset by a $25 gift card presented to you at the end of the conference.



WHEN: Saturday November 23, 2013 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


WHERE: Keiser University, 2085 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach


View link for more details and how to register:


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




Community Foundation of PBC and Martin County ~ Grant seeker  Orientation


Please join us for our Grant seeker Orientation Learn about: The work of the Community Foundation, Types of grants we offer, how grant decisions are made, and more. We are excited to share so many new opportunities! As a partner in local efforts to support our region, the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties continually strives to be an engaged, effective and efficient grantmaker.  We are pleased to offer our Grantseeker Orientations for any nonprofit interested in learning about available funding streams. It's also a great opportunity for applicants to ask questions of our community investment team and network with other nonprofit organizations. For your convenience, we are hosting three sessions throughout the region. We encourage all nonprofits to attend one of the sessions.



WHEN: Tuesday, December 3,4, or 5, 2013 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Location Varies


View link for more details and how to register:  



Florida Rural Health Association: The Rural Health Advocate Legislative Update



Primetime Afterschool Resource ~ Friday Forecast November 15, 2013



Food  Research and Action Center (FRAC) Weekly News Digest - Issue #42, November 13, 2013


Previous Postings


Bridges at Pahokee


"Wee Play"


Find out ways to enhance your baby's learning experience at this special program for babies, active toddlers, and adult caregivers. Join us for this creative activity which focuses on developing early childhood skills and concepts in inviting and playful ways!!!


WHEN: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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



"Gobbling Turkey"


Welcome parents and children to Gobbling Turkey time! This is an opportunity to explore colors, shapes, and textures of food. We will make a turkey from an apple that can be used for holiday decoration and a yummy treat. Join the fun!


WHEN: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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


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



C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinic In Belle Glade Expands Pediatric Service 


For the convenience of patients, the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics announces that pediatric care is now available at the Belle Glade clinic five days a week. Parents of children who need medical attention can bring their child to the clinic Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am to 5 pm and receive services that include well child visits, sick child visits, school and sports physicals, childhood immunizations, hearing and vision testing, lead screening, and laboratory testing referrals.

"We are pleased to now offer pediatric services in our Belle Glade clinic every weekday," said Christopher F. Irizarry, FQHC Executive Director with the Health Care District of Palm Beach County. "We want parents in the rural, western communities of Palm Beach County to know that when their children need medical care during the week, our medical team will be there to treat them."


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Health Care District Marks 25 Years of Keeping Our Community Healthy


Today marks 25 years since the voters of Palm Beach County approved a referendum to establish a health care district " provide a source of funding for indigent and medically needy residents and to maximize the health and well being of Palm Beach County residents by providing comprehensive planning, funding, and coordination of health care service delivery." More than two decades later, the Health Care District of Palm Beach County has matured into a model safety net system for innovative health care delivery.

Job Opportunities





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


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


Click here for MIT Application Dec. 23-28, 2013


Click here for Scholarship Application Dec. 23-28, 2013



WHEN: December 30, 31, 2013 & Jan. 2, 3, & 4, 2014  9:00 am - 4:30 pm

WHERE: The United Way of PBC, 2600 Quantum Blvd., Boynton Beach


Click here MIT Course Application Dec. 30-31, Jan. 2-4, 2014 


Click here for Scholarship Application Dec. 30-31 Jan. 2-4 


Click on flyers below for more details:






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



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   



View link for flyer:

View link for Volunteer Form:

View link for VITA schedule:





Health & Human Services Coalition of Palm Beach County: Advocacy Training  Workshop Change of Date and Venue


You are cordially invited to the Health & Human Services Coalition of Palm Beach County Advocacy Initiative Legislative Summit.


WHEN: Monday, December 16, 2013 8:00 a.m.


WHERE: Hanley Resource Center Auditorium, 933 45th Street West Palm Beach,


To reserve your space for the Legislative Summit call: (561) 383-5731 or  Or via the Coalition's website


View link for more details:


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:



Publix Thanksgiving Food For Sharing Program


Today marks the kick off of the Publix Thanksgiving Food for Sharing Program!  From November 7-27th Publix shoppers can help feed hungry children and families with the purchase of a Thanksgiving recipe card. A cashier will scan your card and you will receive a FREE limited edition Publix Food for Sharing reusable bag. ALL of the ingredients you purchase will be donated to the Palm Beach County Food Bank!


View link for more details:



Food Action and Research Center (FRAC): Weekly News Digest - November 6



2014 African-American Achievers Awards


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


View link for more information:



2014 Giraffe Awards - Call for Nominations


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.



View link for more details and nomination form:  




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


For more information Crystal Nasser: (561) 244-9499 or


View link for more details and how to register:



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.


View link for nomination form:  


Meet The Glades Initiative, Inc. Family
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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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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