The Glades Initiative, Inc. Thanks the Teens of Camp Fire Sunshine Council for Landscaping Project
The Glades Initiative, Inc. was selected by the teens of Camp Fire Sunshine Council of Lakeland for a service-learning road trip on July 9. These hardworking teens, Tiffany, Robert, Jenna, Matt, and Morgan - gave back to the Glades community by helping to improve the landscape at the Glades Initiative offices. The teens coordinated the entire project as they develop leadership skills. The CampFire program is a service-learning road trip for teens. Five teens and two adults are traveling throughout Florida giving back to the communities they visit. Service-learning is more than just volunteering; service-learning projects help the teens see the world in a new way, to feel empowered to make a difference, and to improve academic skills through real life experiences.
Our Program Assistant, Sandy Desty, gave the teens a presentation of the work we do in the Glades communities. The project was managed by our volunteer, Bob Rehr, who worked along with the teens and donated the landscaping material. Bob visits us weekly to assist Glades nonprofit organizations with distribution of food from the Palm Beach County Food Bank and our Glades Area Food Bank. To view more photos, click here.
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Summer Break Spots or the Summer Food Service Programs are federally funded by the USDA and is state-administered by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Children need healthy food all year long in order to grow and learn. During the school year, many children receive free and reduced-priced meals through the School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. When school lets out for the summer, many of these children are at risk of hunger or poor nutrition. This program is designed to ensure that children have access to the nutritious meals they need to grow, learn and play during the summer months and to help ensure their bodies and minds are healthy and strong for the upcoming school year.
There is no cost for meals. USDA requires that meals be served at no charge to the children. However, the site may have a fee set for the activity program they provide.
At almost all sites, there is no application necessary and any child 18 or younger can simply come during meal times to receive a meal.
However, we do suggest that you give them a call first to let the site know that your child may be coming during meal time. Some sites ask that an adult or responsible teen accompany children during the meal time because they don't have staff to handle extra children that may not be a part of their regular activity program. Exception: A few sites (like overnight camps and sites in higher income areas) do require that parents fill out a form about family income in order for children to receive meals.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will host an informational Open House for safety improvements on State Road 80 (Hooker Highway), from State Road 15 (US 441) to County Road 880, in the City of Belle Glade. Project personnel will be on hand to discuss the scope of work, construction schedule, and address questions and comments one-on-one. No formal presentation will be made. This 18-mile project is scheduled to begin Monday, July 28, 2014, and is expected to be completed in late Fall 2015, weather permitting. This project will cost an estimated $20.6 million. Work is being performed by Ranger Construction Industries, Inc., with AIM Engineering & Surveying, Inc., overseeing the project.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: FDOT Maintenance Building, 2728 State Road 15, Belle Glade
Would you like to learn about Minimizing the Impact of Emergencies and Disasters on Your Community? How to help yourself, your family, & your neighbors in the event of a disaster? The skills needed in emergency preparedness and response? Then, please join us at our upcoming GTAC Meeting and learn from the expert! Please bring your neighbors and learn about how to get involved to protect your family and your community.
WHEN: Thursday July 24, 2014 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Pahokee Wellness Center, 360 East Main Street, Pahokee
If you are a healthcare professional from any field and have a desire to help people break their addiction to nicotine, this free training is an excellent opportunity for you. We are looking for dedicated individuals to operate as independent contractors in Western Palm Beeach County as tobacco cessation facilitators. Limited space available. Registration required. Complimentary lunch will be served.
WHEN: Friday, July 25, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc. 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade 561-996-3310
To register, please email the registration form email@example.com. For more information, call: 877-819-2357
BRIDGES at Belle Glade, in collaboration with the Belle Glade Library, will be hosting family literacy/communication skill-building activities at the brand new Belle Glade Library facility. Children ages 1 to 4 will have an opportunity to read and enjoy stories in an interactive forum. Parents will have a great time participating alongside their children. Topics for July are: Birthdays, Frogs, Bears and Food.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade
Community Voice _ Lay Health Advisor's Training
Come join BRIDGES at Belle Glade in a "Mommy Te" (Tea) parenting support dialogue. Parents can expect to meet and engage with others while addressing issues unique to parents. The sessions provide opportunities for parents to comment and ask questions. This month Community Voice will reveal facts regarding premature and low birth rate babies. (Child Watch Available)
Did you know that BRIDGES can help with...just about EVERYTHING? BRIDGES, along with our community partners, offers a wide array of services to families. Join us to learn exactly how those services can best meet your needs. Child Watch Available
WHEN: Thursday, July 31, 2014 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: BRIDGES at Belle Glade, 816 W. Canal St. S. Belle Glade
Car Seat Safety/Installations
BRIDGES at Pahokee will be partnering with Safe Kids Coalition in Safe Kids Car Seat Monthly Checks. Parents will have an opportunity to have their child's safety car seats checked for FREE. For parents who are in need of a car seat, a small monetary donation of $25 will purchase a new car seat along with having the safety technician install the car seat. Parents are asked to bring their child with them in order to ensure installation procedures are followed accordingly. To make an appointment, please call Arisbet Paniagua-Ruiz at 561-924-9224.
"Did you know that when children do not read during the summer, they may lose a month or more of the progress they made in school?" BRIDGES is providing parents with all the tools they need to keep their children learning and active all summer long. Each week different community partners will introduce different strategies that parents can use at home, in the car or even while on vacation to keep children reading.
WHEN:Wednesdays, July 23rd & 30th, 20145:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: City of Pahokee Parks & Rec. Complex, 360 East Main Street Pahokee
How many times a day does you wash your child's hands? Not always sure they are washing them completely when you are not there? Let us help you with this skill as we play games and sing songs about washing our hands. Come join us as we as we help your little one learn how to stay healthy by keeping their hands clean.
WHEN: Thursday, July 31, 2014 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: BRIDGES at Pahokee, 170 S Barfield Hwy #102
First day of school for students: August 18th Dress Code- Polo Shirts (only)- Beige, White, Maroon, Blue, Red, Yellow, Green Pants- (Long only)- Khakis, Black, Beige, Blue, Gray, Brown, White & Jeans Belts must be worn by males and Females Clear or mesh Backpacks only. Teachers Return To Work- August 12th First School Advisory Council (SAC)- August 26th @ 5:30
WHEN: Monday, August 11-15, 2014 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Crossroads Academy, 225 NW 12th Dr., Belle Glade
For more information contact Crossroads Academy: (561) 993-8400
Youth Empowerment Center Participants Win Award for Video from Florida League of Cities
Members of the Belle Glade Youth Empowerment Center shot a seven minute video of Belle Glade that takes audiences on a powerful trip through the city's poverty stricken areas, its deserted playgrounds and dilapidated houses. The thought-provoking video was the third place winner of the Florida League of Cities' 2014 Youth Council Video Competition. The third annual video contest asked youth councils from around the state to look at the needs of their own cities and to find, in their opinion,the most critical need facing youth in their home town this year. Youth from the Belle Glade Youth Empowerment Center scoured the city and offered the idea to build a multi-complex recreational facility where young people could congregate in a safe environment. The proposed location for the facility was the Loading Ramp, where migrant workers line up in the mornings for buses that take them to the fields and where violence often occurs at night under
he shield of darkness. Video makers showed the importance of a safe haven for youth by highlighting the city's empty parks, its heightened gang violence and rundown buildings. The video also spoke of the 1980s HIV/AIDS crisis which sent other schools running, in a paroxysm of fear and naivety, from the dominating Glades Central Raiders. It also interviewed a well-known member of the community, Willie Clark, who has been serving the city of Belle Glade since 1946 at his barber shop. Clark spoke of the many changes he has witnessed since he moved to the city in 1941, including the ample supply of work that has dwindled year after year after year.
For their hard work on the video, the Youth Empowerment Center will receive a trophy and monetary award, as well as recognition at the Florida League of Cities' annual conference. The winners will also be featured in the League's statewide publication, "Quality Cities" magazine. "The contest offers an opportunity for Florida's youth councils to showcase their ideas, creativity and commitment to their community," said P.C. Wu, president of the Florida League of Cities and councilman for the city of Pensacola. "Cities feel that it is important to expose young people to civic education at an early age so that they become more knowledgeable and active citizens. Youth councils are a great way to get local youth involved in their city governments."
Free Mammograms for those who Qualify at Lakeside Medical Center
Don't allow money to keep you from getting a mammogram, and potentially saving your life. You may qualify for a FREE mammogram at Lakeside Medical Center through a grant from Susan G Komen South Florida. Annual mammograms can detect cancer early - when it is most treatable. In fact, mammograms show changes in the breast up to two years before you or a physician can feel them. Mammograms can also prevent the need for extensive treatment for advanced cancers and improve the chances of breast conservation. Current guidelines recommend that women receive annual mammograms starting at age 40 - even if they have no symptoms or family history of breast cancer.
To see if you qualify for a free mammogram and to make an appointment, call Lakeside Medical Center in Belle Glade at 561-996-6571 ext. 8286
Learn How Good it Feels to Change a Life, Become a Red Cross Volunteer!
All cross the United States, American Red Cross volunteers help saves lives- assisting disaster victims, delivering community education courses and supporting the members of our Armed Forces and their families. Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans donates their time and talent, but we need your help to continue to deliver these vital programs and services. You are needed by the Red Cross right now!
Jerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health Crisis Unit - Belle Glade
The community needs your help in advocating for the CSU (Crisis) Unit to remain open in our area. The Crisis unit is an inpatient stablilization/detox unit that serves residents (children and adults) of the Glades and surrounding areas. Many of these individuals are admitted to the program involuntarily committed under the Florida Baker Act Law. When individuals represent a danger to themselves and/or others, it is critical that they get the needed treatment in a safe and timely manner. Presently, CSU is in jeopardy of losing funding from Palm Beach County. The Board of County Commissioners are scheduled to meet and vote on the topic tomorrow July 22, 2014. Please voice your opinion through e-mails, fax, etc., to the Board of County Commissioners today!
Here is what could happen if the Glades CSU is not funded:
The Sheriff department will have to transport individuals in crisis to West Palm Beach taking the officers from their regulr duties for no less than two hours, placing the individual in crisis, the deputy and the community in danger.
Family members for adults and children in crisis will have to travel to West Palm Beach to see their loved ones, adding more stress to already very stressful situation.
Family will have difficulties to be involved in the treatment plan of their loved ones as they will have to travel over 120 miles (roundtrip). If they are in need of using public transportaion, the roundtrip will take them over 6 hours.
Eliminating this most needed service in the Glades area will have a compound negative effect to the community, placing the Glades residents in a precarious situation.
Removing the CSU from the Glades area will take out a key component and a community safety net from the Glades continuum of care.
According to Dictionary.com, a Jook Joint is a slang term referring to an establishment where you eat, drink, and dance to music provided by a jukebox. FREE ADMISSION. Family Restaurant Soul Food until 6:30 pm. Music all day from the Jooks. Contests for best dress and best dancing from the 40's and 50's era, Essay contest on place of jooks in your family life.
WHEN: Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:00 am to 9:00 p.m. Come and go throughout the day, rain or shine
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade
Brought to you by: Lawrence E Will Museum - Palm Beach State College Belle Glade - Glades Technical Advisory Committee GTAC
Palm Beach County Community Action Agency's Community Action 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.
WHEN: Tuesday June 22, 2014 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Community Action Advisory Board Meeting, 810 Datura Street, West Palm Beach
Upcoming Educational Opportunities with Nonprofits First
Nonprofits First offers a variety of Educational and Professional Development Opportunities for nonprofit executives and staff. Here are some of our upcoming courses:
Strategy and Execution - Part 3 of 3
July 24, 2014 - 9 a.m. to Noon
This course is designed to present the basic concepts of project management, focusing on elements that can have immediate impact on nonprofit organizations. Fee $50More details
Human Resources Management Essentials
July 29, 2014 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The course is designed to provide an understanding of the human resource requirements of the P2E assessment tool. In addition, the course is an introduction to human resource concepts, legal requirements and the relationship between human resource best practices and the achievement of organization objectives. Fee $50 More details
Join Jamaicans of Palm Beaches & Palm Healthcare Foundation at their Free Health Fair
Join the Jamaicans of Palm Beach & Palm Healthcare Foundation for a FREE Health Fair, FREE back to school physical and immunizations (2 months-12th grade) please bring immunizations records. Children & Adults physical, vision, diabetic testing, breast exams, pap smears, PSA Tests, HIV Testing, and more.
WHEN: Saturday, July 26, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Mollie Wilmot Center at Palm Healthcare Pavilion, 5205 Greenwood Ave., West Palm Beach
For more information contact Marica or Ann Marie: (561) 577-7162 or (561) 385-1621
The LL.M. / J.S.D. Program in Intercultural Human Rights, at St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, cordially invite you to participate in: Summer 2014 Human
Trafficking Academy July 28 - August 1, 2014.
Through a dozen intensive and inter-active courses, taught by top-level experts, academics and practitioners, we aim at empowering you with valuable knowledge, effective skills and helpful tools to address human trafficking: commercial sexual exploitation and labor trafficking. Academy participants will gain insight into various manifestations of human trafficking, best approaches and successful practices in addressing the problem from your specific vantage-point, modalities of working with survivors, as well as ways of cooperating with each other, and partnering with the public and private sector and with the community at large, in order to develop a cohesive anti-trafficking strategy. Upon completion of the training, Academy participants will be awarded a Certificate by St. Thomas University School of Law. Continuing education credits will be available for lawyers, social workers and other professionals.
This workshop is intended for participants who have basic training in Play Therapy or have attended introductory workshops, such as our Play Therapy 101 class. Workshop participants will engage in continuing exploration of the principles and techniques used in Client Centered Play Therapy, going beyond the basics. Experiential activities will help participants learn and practice advanced techniques and concepts used in Client Centered Play Therapy. Participants will be able to: Better understand and manage the Play Therapy session and process expanding on basic skills and techniques; Understand a variety of play session themes with increased clarity, and more
WHEN: Thursday August 7, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Women in Distress' Jim & Jan Moran Family Center, 4700 NW 3rd Ave., Deerfield Beach
Free Assistance with Enrollment to Medicaid, SNAP, and other services in Spanish & Creole
Community Resource Educators, Yasmin Gama, and Marie Jean Jacque
The Glades Initiative's two Community Resource Educators, who are bi-lingual in Spanish and Haitian Creole, assist families with limited English, low literacy, and limited or no access to computers to enroll in services such as SNAP and Medicaid using the One-E-App system. One-e-App is an innovative web-based system that provides an efficient one-stop approach to enrollment for these services.
Using formulas developed by the Administrators of One-E-App and DCF, this past year alone, The Glades Initiative our clients in accessing services valuing $3,193,176.00. In the 2012-2013 fiscal year, our two Community Resource Educators were responsible for accessing $1,067,105 of SNAP benefits for our clients - increasing their access to nutritious food. This translates to $1,963,473.20 in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) generated by the $1,067,105 in Food Stamps benefits. (USDA calculates each Food Stamp dollar generates GDP @ $1.84 = $1,963,473.20).
In the same fiscal year, our two Educators assisted 1694 residents to enroll in Medicaid. Their efforts to bring these federal benefits into our community help not only the low income and food insecure children and families receiving the benefits, but help significantly in the economic stimulation of our community. To make an appointment for enrollment assistance with Medicaid, SNAP, and other services, call The Glades Initiative at 561-996-3310.
Our Educators engage in outreach at many locations throughout our community in order to reach residents who may be eligible for Medicaid, SNAP, and other services but not receiving them. They attend churches, food pantries, health fairs and can present to residents in both English and Creole about the services we provide. If you would like us to come speak at your group or facility, please call Karis Engle at 561-996-3310 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lakeside Medical Center is pleased to announce the Ambassador Program. The Ambassador Program is a 12-week introduction into healthcare careers at our acute care hospital, with learning opportunities to include:
If you are interested in joining the Ambassador Program at Lakeside Medical Center, and have a heart for healthcare, please download and complete the application and a 300-word essay regarding your reasons for applying to the program. The application and essay must be emailed to Ambassadorprogram@hcdpbc.org, or you can stop by the Human Resources Department at the hospital for a packet. Minimum qualifications: Age 16 years and older and must pass a background check.
For more information contact Nancy Colodny: (561) 996-6571, ext. 8245,
Community Impact Spotlight: Choir Coming to the Glades
Community Impact grants from the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties are made possible by some of their generous fund holders. These grants are available through an open and competitive application process. Their Board recently approved more than $2.7 million in Community Impact grants this year to nonprofits working in the areas of affordable housing, arts and culture, the environment and hunger.
One of these grants was awarded to the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches to fund a new program called "Choir in the Glades." The grant will support the formation of a satellite program in the Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay region, offering the children of The Glades access to choral music education and training. Young Singers is an 11-year-old community organization comprised of 350 Palm Beach County children from 2nd grade through high school. Based at the Kravis Center, the nonprofit draws children from all over Palm Beach County, however the great distance between the two ends of the county has always presented transportation and time obstacles for children living in the Glades areas. This program will unite the community in a unique way. The three-year grant is provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fund of the Community Foundation.
Stay tuned to the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches website for more information about the Choir in the Glades. http://www.yspb.org/home
Catholic Charities Birthline/Lifeline Pregnancy Care Center in Pahokee
The Birthline/Lifeline Pregnancy Care Program promotes the sanctity of life and offers pregnancy care services at its pregnancy care center locations. Services are offered free of charge to all clients who meet basic criteria. At the pregnancy care centers, women coping with an unplanned pregnancy can access compassionate counseling regarding adoption, alternatives to pregnancy terminations and more. When a client who is abortion-minded sees her baby with an ultrasound, she has a change of heart and chooses life!
Below is a list of services we provide through our three pregnancy care centers:
Free ultrasounds and pregnancy testing
Prenatal care referrals
Abortion alternative counseling
Fertility Awareness Education
Assistance may include maternity clothes, baby apparel and layettes. When available, car seats, strollers, cribs, baby food, formula and diapers are provided.
24-Hour Support Hotline for clients: 561-278-0880
Clients are provided with contact information and necessary documentation for Medicaid/medical coverage, referrals and other available services within the county and/or Catholic Charities.
Palm Beach VPK enrollment update: Family Central in Palm Beach County began issuing VPK certificates online on February 3, 2014, for the Summer 2014 and the School Year 2014/2015 program years. Since then, the application process has been a vast success. Over 3,500 parents have submitted their applications online or in-person at the kiosks conveniently located on the main lobby at Family Central's Palm Beach office.
In partnership with Driving-Tests.org, the Palm Beach County Library System now offers free, unlimited online access to Florida Driver Permit practice tests. Students of all ages can find everything they need to know about applying for and taking their Florida drivers' test in one convenient online location. The tests and the corresponding Driver's Handbook are available on Palm Beach County Library System's Online Research page at http://www.pbclibrary.org/online-research. Driving-Tests.org offers 15 unique, Florida state-specific practice permit tests for motor vehicles and motorcycles. The high quality, multiple choice test questions were written by a team of automotive and online education experts. Each practice test is based on the current year's official Driver's Manual, so students are receiving the most up-to-date test questions. As part of Driving-Tests.org's Corporate Social Responsibility mission, a limited number of U.S. libraries are being offered this program free of charge.
I just received a call from our Palm Beach Intake Center. We have 3 babies that just came into foster care and not a single available foster home. They may have to go to a shelter.
All three are newborn
All three are healthy
All three are male
All three need a foster family
As you are out and about in the community today and through the weekend, please share the need for more loving foster homes. If you know anyone who would like more information about becoming a foster family please call our foster parent recruitment hotline at 561-352-2501
Nursing Scholarship Cycle Now Open for 2014-2015 Academic Year
Through the generosity of donors, and as part of the Palm Healthcare Foundation's commitment to advance nursing in our community, Palm Healthcare Foundation annually funds a needs-based scholarship program to encourage individuals to enter and advance in the nursing profession. Palm Healthcare is pleased to announce that the Palm Healthcare Foundation nursing scholarship cycle for the 2014-15 academic year is now open.
Please visit the scholarship link on the Palm Healthcare Foundation website atwww.palmhealthcare.orgfor information about eligibility criteria and the application process.
For students submitting applications directly to Palm Healthcare Foundation, the application DEADLINE IS 5:00 P.M. ON MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2014. Students applying directly through their nursing programs should check with their schools for application process and deadline information.
Bringing, CIRCLES - A national movement to the TRI-CITY Area
Today, nearly 50.4 million Americans - including 22% of our nation's children (16M) - live in poverty. In Palm Beach County the poverty rate is 14%, but in the Circles target areas the rates are much higher: Riviera Beach (25.4%), Pahokee (26.7%), Belle Glade (35.1%) and Boynton Beach (16.2). Majority of our community suffers needlessly trying to meet their basic needs in a community that has ample amount of resources and opportunities. If our mindset could shift from our denial and confusion about poverty to clarify about ending it, the abundant resources and opportunities of this community would flow into solutions that would rapidly eliminate poverty for our low income families. More rapidly than any of us could even imagine.
Bridges of Pahokee has partnered with Pathways to Prosperity to coordinate a program focused on helping families transition out of poverty, called Circles. Circles is an initiative that believes every member of the community has gifts and strengths to share with one another. It offers the participants the opportunity to identify their own strengths in order to improve their lives and help build the community around them. Families that are working their way out of poverty (Circles Leaders) and community volunteers (Ally's) will build relationships with each other in an effort to break down isolation, keep children safe, educate the community about how to reduce poverty, and achieve self-sufficiency and economic stability. Our most important requirement is that:
The Circle Leader commits to:
Completing Circles® orientation
Completing 18-20 week Circles® poverty training
Attending Weekly Community Meetings that include dinner and youth programming with other Circle Leaders and Allies (contact the Circles® Coach when you are unable to attend)
Making progress toward the goals you identify
Meeting monthly with your circle to build relationships, brainstorm action steps, and document your progress
The Circle Ally commits to:
1.6-12 hours per month
2. Being a Circle ally for 18 months
3.After you are matched with the Circle, you will have:
a.one monthly meeting with the Circle at a mutually convenient time
b.one monthly Community meeting with other Circles and the staff to discuss
Circle progress, systems barriers, and other pertinent items to the Circle
c.an optional regularly scheduled ally support meeting
d.phone and in-person contact as needed throughout the month
If you are interested in participating in Circles to make not only a life style change but a community impact, please don't hesitate to call me, Charquanza Felton @ 561-924-9224
Support a Glades Nonprofit ~ Employee/Volunteer Livescan Level II Fingerprint/Background Screens
Educators, health, human service workers, and others required to complete Level II background screens for employees and volunteers working with children or vulnerable populations can complete their screens at The Glades Initiative in Belle Glade. The Glades Initiative is a nonprofit organization serving the Glades area. If you have to have your employees screened, why not pay a nonprofit organization for these services instead of giving your money to a for profit screening company? In addition, if your organization becomes a member of the Glades Initiative for an annual $50 fee, you receive reduced rates as well as other benefits.
The Glades Initiative rates are as follows: Member Rates: Non-Member Rates:
DCF Child Care Facilities/Summer Camps $40 $45
Dept. of Elder Affairs/Guardian Ad Litem $40 $45
ACHA/DOH Health Care Facilities $75 $80
VECHS Nonprofit Agency Employee $55 $60
VECHS Nonprofit Agency Volunteer $45 $50
Dept. of Education/Teachers Certificate $55 $60
Dept. of Health/CNA/Healthcare Cert. $75 $80
All others, Standard Rate $75 $80
Mobile Rate: we will do screening at your site for a minimum of 10 screens. Travel expenses may be assessed and included in the cost for screens completed outside of the Glades. We take cash, credit, debit, or check as payment.
Belle Glade and South Bay Teachers Appreciation Breakfast
All Belle Glade and South Bay teachers are invited to attend a Teachers' Appreciation Breakfast Friday, August 15, 2014 from 8 - 9 a.m. at Community United Methodist Church in Jameson Hall. Supported by the following businesses: Lakeside Medical Center, Palm Beach State College, the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Burger King and Royals, Sem-Chi Rice, Okeelanta, Bank of Belle Glade, Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative, Florida Power & Light, Wedgworth Farms, Pirtle Construction, Suffolk Construction. Co-sponsored by the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Glades.
WHEN: Friday, August 15, 2014 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Community United Methodist Church, Jameson Hall, Belle Glade
Community Trip to Miami Dolphins Game against the Kansas City Chiefs
St. John 1st Missionary Baptist Church is hosting a community trip to the Miami Dolphins
VS Kansas City Chiefs. Cost: $50.00 (includes transportation, admission, and food). Cost breakdown: $42.00 transportation & admission, $8.00 food (at church). Please note: Passengers do not have to ride the bus. Receipts will be issued. Only 50 tickets available. They are on sale now. The deadline to purchase tickets is Sunday, August 17, 2014. Sponsored by the Trustee Ministry.
WHEN:Sunday, September 21, 2014Game Time: 4:25 pm (Bus will depart from church's parking lot at 1:00 pm)
WHERE: St. John 1st Missionary Baptist Church/Miami Dolphins Stadium
For more information, contact Stephanie Harper at
(561) 996-1139 or Kevin Wright at (561) 261-0717.
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NonProfit Legal Assistance Project Newsletter: Significant Changes to Florida's Data Breach Law
The Florida Legislature passed Senate Bill 1524, or the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014, on April 30, 2014, and was signed by the governor. The new law takes effect July 1, 2014, and will impose stringent new requirements on numerous Florida businesses that handle personal information. According to the Florida Office of the Attorney General (AG), the purpose of the bill is to better protect the confidential personal information of Floridians and hold accountable those who attempt to breach the security of that information, although many of the new penalties will significantly affect organizations who experience a breach. In addition, this new law will have a significant impact on Florida health care providers and health plans. This new Bill will replace the existing statute in Florida.
11th Annual Turn on the Light South Florida Conference ~ Child Abuse and Neglect
Join The Children's Healing Institute for Education... Resources... Networking... The Turn on the Light South Florida Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect is a one-day conference that brings together professionals 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 16, 2014
WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
The Quantum Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 2014/2015 cycle.
The Quantum Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 2014/2015 cycle. Please go to our website and click on the "Apply for a Grant" tab.
Click "Learn more about Quantum in the Community," Set up an account or access your account to apply.
* Special Note: if you were funded in our last grant cycle (November 2013), you must have your final report completed and submitted before your new accplication will be considered for funding.
The deadline for applications is Friday, August 1, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
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 email@example.com (561) 996-3310.
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
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Donating to The Glades Initiative, Inc.
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.
If your place of work has a United Way giving campaign, you can keep your donation in the Glades by designating your contribution to The Glades Initiative, Inc.
SOLICITATIONS UNDER THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES REGISTRATION #CH16445 BENEFIT THE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES THE GLADES INITIATIVE, INC. INFORMATION ABOUT THE GLADES INITIATIVE IS AVAILABLE AT (561) 996-3310, OR AT www.gladesinitiative.org "A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE." The Glades Initiative, Inc. a not for profit tax exempt organization receives 100% of each contribution.
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The Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430 561-996-3310