Week of May 5
, 2014      
STAY CONNECTED! See What's Going On In the Glades This Week

       Tuesday, May 6, 2014       12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.  The Great Give, a 24 hr Online Giving Event for Local Charities
       Wednesday, May 7, 2014  9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.   Belle Glade Elementary School's Kindergarten Tour, Belle Glade Elementary                  
       Thursday, May 8, 2014      1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.     The Department of Juvenile Justice Board, Glade Central High School                  
       Thursday, May 8, 2014       5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.    The Arc of The Glades Transition & Community Education Fair, The Arc of the Glades                
       Friday, May 9-10, 2014       6:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.    Relay for Life of The Glades: " Glades Superhero's Cancer", Airport Park                 
       Saturday, May 10, 2014      2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.    Mental Health Awareness Month, Belle Glade Library                 
       Monday May 12, 2014        4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.    Auditions for Rapunzel, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center


Tomorrow's the big day, Please consider The Glades Initiative in Your Charitable Giving

On May 6th 2014  from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59:59 p.m., The Glades Initiative, Inc. is participating in the GREAT GIVE, a 24-hour online giving event designed to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in the allotted time as part of a nation-wide program called Give Local America.

Tomorrow is the day to show your appreciation for the services of The Glades Initiative by donating through our dedicated link (below) the GREAT GIVE campaign supported by the United Way of Palm Beach County and the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties.  Donations received on this day will be matched by several local funders.


Two Easy Ways You Can Make a Difference in the Glades on May 6


1.  Make an online donation - on May 6th go to The Glades Initiative's assigned website below to make a secure donation.  Donations must be made by credit or debit card at a minimum of $10 (MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express accepted).  Our unique website is:




2.  Make a donation by phone - On May 6th, donors can call the dedicated call center to make a secure gift by phone.  Phone lines will be open from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Call 1-800-GIVE-DAY or 1-844-448-3329.  Donations must be made by credit or debit card and a minimum of $10.


Your donation to The Glades Initiative, Inc. will go a long way in the Glades communities. Gifts made that day will receive a portion of match funds - making your dollar go even further than it would on any other day. We hope you will consider supporting us on May 6th!  




The Glades Initiative, Inc. is offering a free 2-hour Resume Writing Workshop on May 20, 2014 from 4:00 - 6:00.  Participants will learn six action steps to lay the groundwork for a great resume, writing your career objective, your job history, and summarizing your experience ~ all on one page.  Seats are limited.  Please RSVP to Sandy Desty at (561) 996-3310 or sdesty@gladesinitiative.org by May 16.  


WHEN:  Tuesday, May 20, 2014   4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


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




Belle Glade Elementary School's Kindergarten Tour


Parents will have the opportunity to tour our kindergarten classrooms to get the classroom experience. To register for kindergarten, children must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2014.   Kindergarten Registration for the 2014-2015 School Year.  What to Bring: Birth Certificate, Shot Records, 2 Proof of Residence (such as a utility bill).


WHEN: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.


WHERE: Belle Glades Elementary Cafeteria, 500 North West Avenue L Belle Glade


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.14.14/KGRoundUp.pdf   




The Department of Juvenile Justice Board  


The DJJ monthly board meeting in the Glades, youth and Community speak out share you thoughts and concerns on Juvenile Justice Issues. Respond by Tuesday, May 6, 2014 to bcgcircuit15@gmail.com


WHEN: Thursday, May 8, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


WHERE: Glades Central High School,  Belle Glade


For more information contact Dr. Barbara Gerlock: hotdocpb@comcast.net 




The Arc of The Glades Transition & Community Education Fair


Workshop Topics Include: Grown-Folks:  Options Beyond High School, Health and Community Services, Agency Support, Simulated Employment, Legal Resources, and Developing Independent Living Connections. Who Should Attend? Students, Families, Friends & Caregivers

WHEN: Thursday, May 8, 2014 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


WHERE:  The Arc of the Glades, 4250 N.W. 16th Street Belle Glade


For more information call: (561) 996-9583


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/05.05.14/TransitionFairandCommunityEducation.pdf




Relay For Life of the Glades Theme: " Glades Superhero's Cancer" 


You can make a difference by... Joining us in the fight against cancer! Joining the planning Committee! Registering your team! Celebrating being a cancer survivor! Being a sponsor! Come for a fun time! 


WHEN: Friday, May 9-10, 2014


WHERE: Airport Park, Belle Glade  


For more information please contact Sandra Stewart: (561) 755-2439 


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/03.17.14/RelayForLifeofTheGlades.pdf     



Mental Health Awareness Month 


Do you have a child or teen who is struggling? in school, at home and with friends? Are you a parent or a teacher with concerns about a child's or student's behavior? 1 out of 12 children have a diagnosable mental illness. Mental illness are progressive  disease. Early intervention and treatment can help prevent these treatable disease from progressing and help our children succeed in life. The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Palm Beach County invites you to NAMI's Parents & Teachers As Allies presentation during Mental Health Awareness Month to learn  more about the possible waning signs of early onset mental illness in children and adolescents. This 2-hr. workshop is free of charge at the following Palm Beach County Libraries during the month of May.


WHEN: Saturday, May 10, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 


WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th Street, Belle Glade


View link for more details and locations: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/03.17.14/MentalHealthAwarenessMonth.pdf




Rapunzel Auditions/ Wilhelmina's Butterflies Book Signing


Auditions for Rapunzel,   20th Annual production with the Missoula Children's Theatre at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center!


An audition will be held for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of RAPUNZEL those auditioning should arrive at 3:45 pm and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the auditions.The roles to be cast include Rapunzel, the Princes, Madame Gothel, Rapunzel's Parents, the Wood Elves, Ears of Corn and a Potato, Unicorns, Pixies, Gremlins, Billy Goats Gruff, a Troll, Three Bears, a Beaver, Ogres and Mushrooms.  All students, grades Kindergarten through 12th grade are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary.  Assistant Directors will also be cast to assist with the technical aspects of the production.


WHEN: Monday, May 12, 2014 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.21.14/RapunzelAudition.pdf


Wilhelmina's Butterflies Book Signing: Clarice Thornton Davis Encourages Readers to Dream and Discover


Thornton Davis will provide a glimpse into the dazzling world of classical music through her children's book, Wilhelmina's Butterflies, during a book signing. Her book encourages young readers to dream and discover. "Wilhelmina is 8 years old," says the author, "and she loves classical music. She has a difficult time explaining why to her family, friends, teachers, and cl assmates. When she has the opportunity to attend her first concert at Symphony Hall, something might stand in her way. Will she be able to share her love of classical music with others, or will the mysterious butterflies ruin the day?"


WHEN: Saturday, May 17, 2014 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.21.14/ButterfliesBookSigning.pdf



The Health Care District Board of Commissioners Annual Board Meeting


The Health Care District Board of Commissioners will host its annual board meeting in the Glades. Since its inception in 1988, the Health Care District, working in partnership with public and private providers, has woven a strong health care safety net that benefits residents of all ages and from all walks of life. For 25 years, the Health Care District of Palm Beach County has been dedicated to keeping the community healthy. Open to the pubic


WHEN: Thursday, May 22, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade


For more information contact Liz Cayson: (561) 996-0129



Glades Republican Club


Open to the public.


WHEN: Thursday, May 22, 2014 7:00 p.m.  - 8:00 p.m.


WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center Cafeteria, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade


For more information contact Margaret Smart 561-644-8411  Revmargaret@bellsouth.net



Goddess Table Rental 


Having an event? Let Goddess Table Rental provides you with the Sturdy Superior tables you need. We also have linen table clothes, chair covers & more for Baby Shower, Wedding Reception, Birthday Party, Church Function (or) any kind of social event, Pick up & Delivery available 


For more information contact Angie or Dell:  561-414-5810 or 561-983-1549


View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/05.05.14/GoddessTableRental.pdf



Win  4 Pack Family Park Hopper Passes ~ Benefit Clewiston High School


Get a chance to win Family 4 Pack Park Hopper Passes ($516.00 value) raffle tickets are now available for purchase ~ Only $5.00 each or 5 for $20 Drawing to be held May 16, 2014 (Need not be present to win). Proceeds to benefit the Clewiston High School Criminal Justice Program


For more information contact Tammy: 561-914-0158 cell or  561-992-1261 desk


View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.14.14/DisneyHopperPasses.pdf  



Fire Prevention Presentation:  Disaster Preparedness/Hands only CPR


You and your staff are cordially invited to the American Red Cross for a presentation about fire prevention about fire prevention disaster.


WHEN: Fire Prevention 2nd Wednesday of each month and Disaster Preparedness  4th Wednesday of each 


WHERE: The American Red Cross 149 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade


Seating is limited, RSVP is required.  If you have any questions please give a call: 561-996-4291 or 561-718-4761.


View link for flyer and dates: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/03.31.14/AmericanRedCross.pdf



Train a Local Youth Intern With Wages Paid by CareerSource Palm Beach County


Summer Intern Dates: July 7- August 1


Summer interns work up to 40 hours per week, Jul 7-August 1 with wages paid by CareerSource Palm Beach County. Successful employer will be able to offer: Meaningful work experience for an intern, Assigned supervision of an intern, A safe and secure worksite. The program include a rigorous screening process for youth applicants. Staff will be developing job matches based on skills/abilities and monitoring achievements of each intern.


For more information call: (561) 340-1060 ext. 2354


View link for more details and employer registration: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/05.05.14/SummerIntern.pdf


Job Opportunities


Health Care District: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/05.05.14/HCD.pdf

The Sun: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/05.05.14/TheSun.pdf

The Sun 2: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/05.05.14/TheSun2.pdf


 Palm Beach County Community Action Program ROMA Training  


For All Staff, Board Members, Community Partners, and Non Profit Community Based Organizations who may be interested in providing services for Community Action in the future.  The course covers mission & assessment, developing results oriented plans, implementing the plan, measuring performance/establishing standards, observing achievement of results, and measuring performance with a logic model.   RSVP by Wednesday April 29th, 2014.


WHEN: Monday, May 5-6, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


WHERE: Vista Center 2300 N. Jog Road, West Palm Beach


For more information and to RSVP call: 561-355-4792 or email NDiaz@pbcgov.org

View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.28.14/ROMATraining.pdf  

Citizen for Improved Transit Quarterly Transportation Meeting
This meeting is open for concerned citizens, nonprofit agencies, human service providers, and transit agencies to learn what transportation options are available, give feedback on these programs, and learn how agencies can work together to improve transportation options. 

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WHEN: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  


WHERE:  Children's Services Council building, 2300 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach


For more information Tomas Boiton: (561) 818-0524 or Tboiton@Citizens4Transit.org


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/05.05.14/QuarterlyTransportationMeeting.pdf


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): What's New in Treatment and Medication


The Mental Health Association of Beach County is pleased to announce that Dr. Jacintha Cauffield (Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice) and  Dr. Nicole Ganzer of Palm Beach Atlantic University will be joining us for a Lunch and Learn on Attention Deficit Hyperativity Disorder (ADHD). A recent study conducted by the CDC has shown that nearly 11% of children in the United States have been diagnosed with ADHD. This number has risen steadily since it was 7% in 2003. 



Dr. Cauffield and Dr. Ganser will be discussing the signs and symptoms of ADHD as well as the different treatment and medication options that are available for both children and adults. They will also be discussing how ADHD and its treatment may be related to other health issues (e.g., hypertension, cardiovascular risks). This is an excellent opportunity for mental health professionals, school personnel, parents, and all community members to learn more about a disease that affects so many families.Members $25 (includes lunch) Nonmembers $30 (includes lunch)


WHEN: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


WHERE: Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County, 909 Fern St, West Palm Beach

For more information and to RSVP call: 561-832-3755

View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/05.05.14/MHA.pdf

Palm Beach SCORE ~ 2014 Decades of Excellence II National Conference  


In 2013 our first conference was such as success that we immediately knew it had to become an an annual event! The 2014 conference title, "Decades of Excellence II" promises to surpass the success of last year's conference with networking opportunities, one-on-one meetings, educational seminars, amazing keynote speakers, all while recognizing the accomplishments of NWBOC and its certified companies.


Conference Highlights:  

  • An expected attendance of 150-250 women business-owners from all regions of the country are expected to
  • attend. Attendees are CEOs and Presidents of their businesses with the ability and influence to manage  
  • change, make purchasing decisions and promote their company's products or services.
  •  Featuring more than a dozen workshops and seminars with master-class presenters and speakers from  
  • women-owned companies, leading corporations, non-profits and government agencies.  
  • The Launch Pad EXPO showcases more than 50 vendors, affording one-to-one business  
  • opportunities to both suppliers and buyers, and more.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 7 - 9, 2014

WHERE: PGA National Resort and Spa, 400 Ave of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens


Multicity Regional Youth Job Fair


Interested job seekers will be able to speak with local employers, Permanent and Seasonal positions available, Job Applications may be completed at the fair, Bring resumes, dress for success and prepare to interview A new career is waiting for you! 


WHEN: Saturday, May 10, 2014 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.


WHERE: Mary McDonald Wilson Center-Gaines Park Recreation Center, 1501 North Australian Avenue West Palm Beach


For more information contact Francene O'Neal: 561-804-4902 foneal@wpb.org


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.28.14/JobFairFlyer.pdf


View link for registration form: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.28.14/YouthRegistrationForm.pdf



SCORE of Palm Beach County Special Small Business Week Events


Palm Beach County's Office of Small Business Assistance (OSBA) is an active supporter and strategic partner of our SCORE Chapter 224. We encourage all SCORE clients to take advantage of the many activities being held by OSBA during National Small Business Week, as outlined below. Please note that if you are not now and have never been a certified vendor, and want to become a certified vendor - if you attend each of the five workshop programs being offered, the County will waive the normal $150 processing fee. See details and register at: pbcgov.com/osba


WHEN: Monday, May 12-16, 2014


WHERE: Vista Center Zoning Chamber, 2300 N Jog Road West Palm Beach 


For more information call: (561) 616-6840


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/05.05.14/SmallBusinessWeek.pdf  



National Disability Institute for an Asset Development Summit


Are you a representative from the Disability, Employment, Financial Services, Workforce or Asset Development Community or a Service Provider? Join us on to meet new partners providing economic empowerment and disability services in Palm Beach County! Explore opportunities for collaboration and leveraging of resources to build more inclusive services for people with disabilities.


The Asset Development Summit will include discussions on employment, public benefit programs, financial education and asset development opportunities for persons with disabilities. Attendees will identify ways to increase the use of available programs by individuals with disabilities and create an action plan for the community.All those in attendance are free to bring outreach materials from their organizations to share with the Summit attendees! This event is funded by the State of Florida through CareerSource Pinellas. Continental breakfast and light lunch will be provided.


WHEN: Wednesday, May 14, 2014   8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


WHERE: Boynton Intracoastal Clubhouse, 2240 N. Federal Highway,  Boynton Beach


For questions about this event, contact: Maryann Garrett - (561) 340-1060 ext. 2377 or mgarrett@careersourcepbc.com


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/05.05.14/NDI.pdf



Eat Healthy Farmers Market  

WHEN: Wednesdays, May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept.10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10 2014 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 


WHERE: West Palm Beach VA Medical Center (CLC Solarium), 7305 N Military Trail, Riviera Beach 




Palm Beach County Hunger Relief and Food Security Systems Meeting


What's a Food Desert and where are they in Palm Beach County?

WHEN: Monday, May 19, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


WHERE: Cooperative Extension Service, Exhibit Hall A, 559 N. Military Trail,  West Palm Beach


For more information and to RSVP contact: lea@pbcfoodbank.org


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/05.05.14/HungerReliefFoodSecurityMeeting.pdf



Early Learning Childcare Providers Business Track 


Please join Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz as she hosts an Early Learning Childcare Providers Business Track

These workshops will be child-care industry focused. Learn how to:  Create, use a business plan and marketing plan for success, Stand out from your competition and find the right customers, Keep afloat when cash flow is low, Build interest in your center, know your competition,


Showcase your center through an exciting marketing campaign, Negotiate and renegotiate your lease, Maximize your center space (square footage) to create new revenue and, Capitalize your human resources. The presentations will help you build a robust, successful business, address challenges, expand your operations, or enter the early child care center industry as an owner operator of a center or home based business.


WHEN: Saturday, May 31, 2014 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 


WHERE: Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale


For more information call the Congresswoman's office: 954-437-3936


View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/05.05.14/EarlyLearningChildcare.pdf



2014 Trafficking In America Conference ~ Restoring Humanity From Modern Day Slavery


For 10 years we have worked to educate America about the issues surrounding human trafficking. As Trafficking In America Task Force works to prepare for the 2014 National Trafficking In America Conference we are mindful of all that has been accomplished since we first began our work in 2004. We have seen a tremendous rise in a desire for education and moved from experiencing doors closed in our faces to invitations to present more education. The fruit is now being seen for the many years of persistence and we attribute some of this to the Annual Trafficking In America Conferences. 


 TIATF is planning to bring you another dynamic conference with an agenda that focuses on supply, distribution, and demand; opening night Meet and Greet Reception; annual Tear Drop Awards Luncheon; 20 Vendors; and more. We look forward to seeing you there as we all work towards one common goal - Restoring Humanity From Modern Day Slavery! The speaker line up will be exceptional as in the former TIA Conferences. We will be updating the site on a regular basis as the plans unfold.


WHEN: Wednesday, July 16 - 18, 2014


WHERE:Hilton Hotel, 150 Australian Ave, West Palm Beach


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/05.05.14/2014HumanTraffickingConference.pdf



Florida A&M University NAA- PB Chapter presents Painting the Seas Orange and Green Cruise


Enjoy a beautiful 7 day 6 night cruise to paradise abroad royal Caribbean's "Oasis of the Seas" enjoy a private welcome reception, private event schedules only for OUR GROUP, 7 distinct neighborhoods 25 dining options, and  2394 people to serve you!


WHEN: Saturday, June 20 - 27, 2015


WHERE: FT. Lauderdale, Labadee,-Haiti, Falmouth- Jamaica, Cozumel-Mexico


For more information contact Eleanor Barber or Gwen Ferguson: (561) 833-5258, (561) 601-5957


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/05.05.14/FAMUCruise.pdf



Palm Beach County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Flash Mob ~ Dancing for A Cause


On April 5th, the Palm Beach County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) stepped out and surprised the shoppers at CityPlace, West Palm Beach with a Flash Mob to remember! We accomplished our goal to show Palm Beach County residents and visitors that there are hundreds of people ready to help when they call the crisis hotline. Sandrenia Taylor, an outspoken survivor, sang "Stronger" by Kelly Clarkson. Over 100 SART members comprised of Law Enforcement; State Attorney Prosecutors; PBC Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center Advocates & staff; Medical Service Providers; Crime Lab Forensic Scientists; and Sexual Assault Survivors, in addition to family members and a middle school dance team, the "Solid Gold Twirlers" entertained and educated the crowd.


 Too many survivors of sexual assault are afraid to get the help and justice they deserve and there are hundreds of us ready to help!  Our message to all survivors: "We are SART - You are not alone!" If you or someone you know needs our services, please call:  561-833-(RAPE) 7273


Click onto the hyperlink to see the dancing: dancing starts at 47 seconds/great prior build up/filmed from the back

http://youtu.be/3moEEJBAgXc                    short but sweet:  http://youtu.be/8402tzOR8mk


Palm Beach County SART Flash Mob/view from the front



For any further details please call me at: 561-625-2568 or sdaugher@pbcgov.org



Monday Morning Update - May 5, 2014 




Previous Postings

Glades Toastmasters Meet and Greet 


Come have some fun and find out what all the chatter is about! Light Fare Served


WHEN: Tuesday May 13, 2014   5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


WHERE: Black Gold Steak House, 1100 N Main Street Belle Glade, 


For more information call: 561-261-5043 


View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.28.14/GladesToastmasters.pdf 



4th Annual "Celebrate Life With Hope Festival" ~ Haitian Heritage


 Come and celebrate the 3rd Annual "Celebrate Life With Hope Festival" with live music and a lot of fun. Your are Invited to be a partner: Community organizations, Government agencies, Health agencies, Private businesses, Vendors, Community leaders, Churches and many more. 


WHEN: Saturday May 17, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


WHERE: Hand Park, NW 5th Street and Canal Street, Belle Glade


View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.28.14/4thAnnualCelebrateLifeWithHope.pdf


View link for vendor application: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.28.14/2014VendorApplicationForm.pdf


For information call :( 561) 502-8968, (561) 317-3486 or Solidaritypbc@gmail.com 



Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) Registration 


Family Central is issuing VPK certificates Monday-Friday parents, there are multiple ways you can obtain your child's VPK certificates:


1. Online

2. Make appointment online

3. Walk-in VPK hours

4. Tuesday Evening registration events.

For more information call the Family Central parent hotline: (561) 653-2458


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.28.14/VPKRegistrationDatesInformation.pdf



CROS Ministries in Belle Glade is in need of volunteers in the Pantry 


CROS Ministries in Belle Glade is in need of volunteers in the Pantry preferably with basic computer skills -  but not required.   With school being out soon,  this is a great summer opportunity for students, especially Juniors and Seniors to pick up volunteer hours.   For more information contact Mayra Echenique at secretarycumc@bellsouth.net

 or call 561-755-2495 



Sun Life Financial Accepting Grant Applications for Rising Star Awards 





Job Opportunities 


The Sun: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.28.14.TheSun.pdf

The Sun 2: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.28.14/TheSun2.pdf

Urban League of Broward~ Development Manager: 


Epilepsy Foundation of Florida ~ Community Development Manager: 




Clerk Alert: Passport applications accepted in Belle Glade





Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce Sixteenth Annual Golf Tournament 


Join the Belle Glade Chambers of Commerce for their sixteenth Annual Golf Tournament there will be first, second and third place prize! 50/50 raffle Longest Drive from the gold and the white closest to the pin on all par 3's. Entry fee includes: Green fees, carts, gift bags, lunch, range balls chance at $ 5,000 cash on a Hole-In-One!


WHEN: Saturday, May 17, 2014     7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


WHERE: Sugarcane Golf Club, 2619 W Canal St N, Belle Glade


For more information or to register contact Brenda Bunting: (561) 996-2745


View link for details and Entry/Sponsor Form: 





Stop the Violence Youth Summit 


Please Comissioner Diane Walker, if you are interested in being a vendor or presenter at this event. Your presentation should cater to our youth and parents.  Additional information will be provided as we continue our planning sessions. The next planning meeting is Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 9:30 at the City of Pahokee - Senior Wellness Center. 


WHEN:  Saturday, May 17, 2014


WHERE:  City of Pahokee



Free Swimming Lessons at Belle Glade Pool and Pioneer Park Aquatic Center


The Drowning Prevention Coalition provides vouchers for free swim lessons for qualified children between the ages of 3 and 12 years old. Vouchers are provided on a first come / first served basis. A maximum of two vouchers are available per qualified child. A second voucher will be denied if the child does not attend all lessons in the first session.  Children who achieve level three in a swim program will also not be issued additional vouchers to enable non-swimming children to participate in the program. Parents whose child(ren) qualify and receive a voucher, may sign up for lessons at any participating aquatic facility in Palm Beach County.

Qualification Survey for Swim Bucks Program:

  • Child must be a resident of Palm Beach County
  • Child must be between the ages of 3 and 12.
  • Child must receive one or more of the following: Medicaid, Food Stamps, Healthy Kids, Free Lunch, Section 8 Housing. 
  • Child has not used two free swim vouchers in the past OR completed level three of a swim program. 
  • Child is  Special Needs.

Applications will be accepted on or after April 1, 2014.

How to submit your application:

  • Take this survey and send via Email to astewart@pbcgov.org, fax to 561.616.7084, mail to: 
    A Stewart, Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County, 405 Pike Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33411


Facility Name



Belle Glade

Belle Glade Pool *

1224 SW Ave E. Place 33430


Belle Glade

Pioneer Park Aquatic Center * **

866 SR 715 33430




Community Action Committee Meeting/ 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.


Community Action Committee Meetings


WHEN:Tuesday May 20, 2014 5:15 p.m.

WHERE: Community Action Center, 810 Datura Street West Palm Beach, FL 


Community Action Advisory Board Meeting


WHEN:Tuesday May 20, 2014 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Community Action Center, 810 Datura Street West Palm Beach, FL 


For more information contact James Green: jgreen1@pbcgov.org or (561) 313-1146.



Come Play Croquet - It's FREE! 


Free Golf Croquet lessons are offered every Saturday morning at 10:00 am to the public.  This is a great introduction to croquet: Learn how to hit the ball, score wickets, learn strategy and plot your next move!  Bring your friends for a morning of croquet and then stay for lunch at The Croquet Grille. Reservations are required!

WHEN: Every Saturday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


WHERE: National Croquet Center 700 Florida Mango Rd. West Palm Beach,


For more information contact Sandra Coto: 561-478-2300 x 2


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.28.14/PlayCroquet.pdf  

Monday Morning Update - April 28, 2014 
Healthy Living April Newsletter



April Stroke Connection e-Extra: Coming Together In May 





NonProfit Legal Assistance Project NLAP Newsletter





Monday Morning Update - April 14, 2014 


Posting Information to Our Eblast & Volunteer Opportunities

Anyone wishing to add their local announcements or events is welcome to submit their information by Friday to be posted the following week. Please include a brief summary of the information to be posted with your contact name, phone number and/or flyer. If you want to submit a posting please email us at updates@gladesinitiative.org or (561) 996-3310.


If you would like to submit your volunteer opportunities on our site below, please email us at volunteer@gladesinitiative.org



                  Check the Glades Community Calendar for                                          Check out Volunteer Opportunities at the Glades Initiative

              additional activities scheduled in the Glades area:                                           or opportunities with our Partners in the Glades:

Glades Community Calendar


Glades Volunteer Opportunities


The Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430  561-996-3310
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