2014 Winner of the Palm Beach Medical Society's "Hero in Medicine" Award  for Community Outreach                                          

Week of September 1, 2014      
STAY CONNECTED! See What's Going On In the Glades This Week

         Saturday, August 30, 2014             9:00 a.m. -  5:00 p.m.     American Red Cross Day,  American Red Cross in Belle Glade
         Wednesday, September 3, 2014    5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.      Quit Smoking Now Class offered in the Glades,  The Glade Initiative, Inc
         Friday, September 5, 2014            10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.   Medicaid Managed Care and Choice Counseling Training, The Glade Initiative, Inc.
The Glades Initiative, Inc. Belle GladePalm Beach County SchoolsPalm Beach County Health Dept., Belle Glade
Palm Beach County LibrariesBridges of Belle Glade & Bridges of PahokeeCL Brumback Primary Care Clinic, Belle Glade
Arc of the Glades, Belle GladeFarmworker Coordinating Council, Belle GladeFlorida Community Health Centers, Pahokee
All County and Government OfficesCareerSource Palm Beach County, Belle GladeBoys and Girls Club, Belle Glade

srlaura@gladesinitiative.org or (561) 996-3310.

Free 6 week Quit Smoking Now Class offered in the Glades


Tired of tobacco? Do you know someone who is? If you're ready to quit....the Everglades Area Health Center is ready to help! A free six-week Quit Smoking Now class is being offered in the Glades to help tobacco users break free from nicotine dependence! They can still accept new participants on 9/3. For more information or to register please call 877-819-2357.  Health providers - please make this information available to your customers, clients and patients. To receive a flier, please email data@eahec.org.


WHEN:  Wednesday September 3, 2014  (9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1)  5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 


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


Email: info@eahec.org for more information.  Phone: 877-819-2357



American Red Cross Day 


Come learn more about the American Red Cross' mission before, during and after a disaster. Come learn how the ARC supports your community on a daily basis when a disaster strikes in your local area. Free to all must RSVP no later than 08/28/14 Lunch will provided.

WHEN: Saturday August 30, 2014 9:00 a.m. -  5:00 p.m.

WHERE: American Red Cross, 149 SE Ave "D," Belle Glade 


For more information and to RSVP contact Rene Favreau: rene.favreau@redcross.org


View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/08.11.14/AmericanRedCrossDay.pdf




Training:  Medicaid Managed Care and Choice Counseling 


Confused about all the Medicaid managed care options?  Need help understanding and explaining to clients how to select from all the Medicaid Managed Care Options?  This training is for you.  


WHEN: Friday, September 5, 2014  10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 


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


Presenter: Jerry Diaz.  For more information please contact,  Teresa_Janeczek@dcf.state.fl.us

Community CPR certification Class


Anyone who needs to take a certified CPR class, first aid, AED and pediatrics CPR, theses class are for you.  Pre-registration is required by signing up on-line www.redcross.org   or call 1(800)-733-2767  Red Cross Health and Safety.  All fees are to be paid before class starts!


WHEN: Saturday, September 13, 2014


WHERE: American Red Cross, 149 SE Ave D, Belle Glade


Contact for more information and for price contact Rene D Favreau: , (561) 718-4761 rene.favreau@redcross.org


Alzheimer's Community Care Flu Clinics  &  14th Annual Elder Concert

Flu, Shingles, and Pneumonia Shot Clinic comes to Alzheimer's Community Care's Pahokee Center.  Get all of your vaccinations in one convenient location


WHEN: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


WHERE: Alzheimer's Community Care, 470 E 1st St., Pahokee


Elder Concert 2014 


This event is a MUST for professionals working in the elder care arena. The Elder Concert is a one-day gathering of the lead decision-makers in the Florida elder care community. Based upon a growing sense of our multi-disciplinary mission, attendees include attorneys, health care providers, guardians, care managers, social workers, Judges, financial service professionals, facility administrators, representatives in government and others who care for and serve Florida's elderly. 


WHEN: Saturday, September 13, 2014 

WHERE: Florida Atlanta University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton 




WHEN: Thursday, October 9, 2014 

WHERE: University of South Florida, 202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa   


View link for more information about Flu Clinic and Elder Concert: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/08.29.14/ACCFluClinic.pdf 


Middle and High School Students Invited to Apply for Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program annually honors middle and high school students in the United States who volunteer in communities at home or abroad.  Local honorees will be selected by school principals, Girl Scout councils, county 4-H groups, American Red Cross chapters, YMCAs, and affiliates of the HandsOn Network. Several students in each state and the District of Columbia will be named runners-up, with one middle level and one high school student named a state honoree. State honorees will receive a $1,000 cash award, a silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in May for special recognition events.


View link for more details: http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps/rfp4985-middle-and-high-school-students-invited-to-apply-for-prudential-spirit-of-community-awards 


YoungArts Foundation Invites Applications for 2015 Young Artists Prize


The National YoungArts Foundation provides emerging artists (age 15-18 or grades 10-12) with opportunities to work with renowned mentors, access to significant scholarships, national recognition, and other opportunities throughout their careers to help ensure that the nation's most outstanding young artists are encouraged to pursue careers in the arts. To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for its 2015 funding cycle. Support is offered in ten artistic disciplines, including cinematic arts, dance, design, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, and writing.Up to seven hundred young artists will receive grants of up to $10,000 each and have the opportunity to attend master classes with internationally renowned artists, workshops, interdisciplinary activities, performances, and exhibitions....



American Association of University Women Accepting Applications for Community Action Grants


The American Association of University Women strives to promote equity and education for women and girls. Since the organization's founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day - educational, social, economic, and political. AAUW is accepting applications for its Community Action Grants Program, an annual program that provides funds to individuals, AAUW branches, and AAUW state organizations as well as community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs and non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls. The program offers one-year grants of up to $7,000 to support community-based projects and two-year grants of up to $10,000 to provide start-up funds for new projects that address the particular needs of the community and develop girls' sense of efficacy through leadership or advocacy opportunities. Project topic areas are unrestricted but should include a clearly defined activity that promotes education and equity for women and girls. Special consideration will be given to projects focused on the achievements of K-12 girls and community college women in science, technology, engineering, or math. 



Job Opportunities 

Glades Area:

Indeed Job Search (Glades area): http://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=Belle+Glade%2C+FL

Other Areas: 

Palm Beach County Medical Society Project Access Administrative Assistant: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/08.29.14/ProjectAccessAdministrativeAssistant.pdf

15 Judicial Circuit ~ Chief of Personnel Services: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/08.29.14/ChiefofPersonnel.pdf

15 Judicial Circuit ~Court Reporter II: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/08.29.14/CourtReporterII.pdf

15 Judicial Circuit ~ Electronic Transcriber: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/08.29.14/ElectronicTranscriber.pdf

15 Judicial Circuit ~ Front Desk: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/08.29.14/FrontDesk.pdf

15 Judicial Circuit ~Magistrate (applicants must complete State of Florida application and supplemental application)http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/08.29.14/Magistrate.pdf

Magistrate Supplemental Application: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/08.29.14/MagistrateSupplementalApplication.pdf

Saint Laurence Chapel Homeless Day ~ Shelter Education Specialist/ Employment Coach: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/08.29.14/EducationSpecialist.pdf

Women's Foundation of Palm Beach County ~ Executive Director: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/08.29.14/WFPBCExecutiveDirector.pdf

The Children's Place at Home Safe, Inc. (HomeSafe) ~ Program Supervisor: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/08.29.14/HomeSafeProgramSupervisor.pdf



The Florida Association for Infant Mental Health's Palm Beach Chapter 


Please join us for our first meeting at the Palm Healthcare Pavilion on the St. Mary's Medical Center campus.  Meet the chapter co-chairs, Clarissa DeWitt and Renée Layman, network with peers, and have a say in what is needed to support the social-emotional wellness of the youngest children in our community! Light refreshments will be served.


WHEN: Thursday, September 4, 2014 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


WHERE: Palm Healthcare Pavilion, 5205 Greenwood Avenue, West Palm Beach


For more information contact Renee Layman: (561) 244-9499 or renee@centerforchildcounseling.org


View link for more details and how to register: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/08.04.14/FAIMHMeeting.pdf


Nonprofit's First ~  Educational Opportunities

QuickBooks INTERMEDIATE for Nonprofit Organizations

For intermediate level users of QuickBooks. This is a hands-on course. You will practice merging accounts, vendors, customers and lists; find common mistakes that prevent bank reconciliation; learn class codes and sub class codes and to manage several bank accounts. Practice customizing reports and much more! Fee $75 

WHEN: Thursday September 4, 2014    9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE:  United Way of Palm Beach County, 2600 Quantum Blvd, Boynton Beach

QuickBooks ADVANCED for Nonprofit Organizations

For intermediate to advanced users of QuickBooks. This is a hands-on course. You will practice running reports and learn how to find and correct common mistakes. Practice customizing reports and much more! Fee $75

WHEN: Thursday, September 11, 2014   9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE:  United Way of Palm Beach County, 2600 Quantum Blvd, Boynton Beach

Bridging the Generation Gap

For the first time in history, 4 generations are working together. Understanding generational differences in communication, attitudes toward work and importance or preferences around recognition and rewards can help you become an effective team player and manager. Being sensitive to these differences can help you communicate better and be more effective. Fee $50 

WHEN: Tuesday September 16, 2014    9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE:  United Way of Palm Beach County, 2600 Quantum Blvd, Boynton Beach


Community Health Walk and Wellness Event

The Health Walk is an NCCI initiative to encourage residents of the Northwest Community to take steps to lead a healthier lifestyle. The Warm-up and Walk will commence at 9:00 am (Registration starts at 8:00 am)  and will be a walk through the historic Northwest neighborhood. NCCI would like to extend an invitation for nonprofit organizations to participate in their community event and to be present to share information on the program and services offered by your organization. To complete registration or more information, please feel free to contact Jackie at 561-275-7001 or Linda at 561-547-6852.  


WHEN: Saturday, September 20, 2014 8:00 a.m

WHERE: Salvation Army, 600 North Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach

For more information and to  complete registration contact Jackie or Linda:  (561) -275-7001  561-547-6852.

View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/08.29.14/HealthWalk.pdf

Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties: Powerful Planned Giving with a Shoe-String Staff and a Shoe-String Budget!

A workshop open to all nonprofits, hosted by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. In just 3 hours, you will learn how to create a robust planned giving program with no money and 2-3 hours of time per month. This highly interactive session explains planned giving in simple terms, describes what really motivates donors to give, and literally provides a step-by-step action plan for you to implement when you get back to the office. Who should attend: Nonprofit executive directors, board members and development staff (ideally, one of each!). cost $25.00 person

WHEN: Monday, September 29, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Center for Philanthropy, 700 South Dixie Hwy. West Palm Beach


Hispanic Heritage Month Poster Contest 2014 " Beat the Tricks - Ganale a los Engaños"

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) is sponsoring a Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) Poster Contest. HHM 2014 Poster Contest - this year's theme is "Beat the Tricks - Ganale a los Engaños." The link below includes poster guidelines, Beat the Tricks' video, facts, and key information. Participants, teachers, and/or parents can download guidelines from the same site in English and Spanish. We encourage all 5th grade students to participate.  The prizes are great, and it's a chance for students to express their safety knowledge. Entries must be received by Friday October 17, 2014.


View link for more details and ideas: http://www.missingkids.com/hhm

View link for poster contest guideline: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/08.29.14/HHMPosterContest.pdf

View link for poster contest guideline Spanish: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/08.29.14/HHMPosterContestSpanish.pdf


Localecopia Newsletter - September 2014

Center for Child Counseling: Services for Children, Teens, and their Families




Hope TEARS Institute Rainbow Connect FREE Workshop & CEU's

Previous Postings GLADES AREA

Select Seats Still Available ~  2014-2015 Leadership Glades ~ Applications Accepted for Limited Time

If you are interested in serving the community, committed to professional growth, and dedicated to the future of the Glades, then you are a candidate for Leadership Glades!  Leadership Glades is an exciting program designed to prepare potential leaders to meet the challenges facing the Glades. Participants explore critical issues through a series of seminars and related  activities. Interaction with key decision-makers, local area experts, community leaders, and representatives of local government, assist participants in better understanding the forces that impact their business, community, and daily lives.

Topics to be addressed include:  leadership skills, agriculture, history of the Glades, business diversity, quality of life, education, environment, government, water management, community issues, health, community involvement, health, human services, cultural arts, and future of the Glades. Leadership Glades believes the cooperative effort of well-informed citizens is the key to preserving and enhancing the quality of life that Glades residents enjoy. 
As the Leadership Glades program is designed to be interactive, not passive, the challenges and opportunities of the future are addressed in a seminar format. Issues are presented in an open, in depth manner. Leadership Glades does not advocate any one viewpoint, but strives to present all sides of a topic. 

Upon acceptance into the program, participants receive a schedule of seminar subjects and dates. Participants are required to attend an orientation session on September 17, 2014. 
Six, day-long seminars are held on a monthly basis from October 20014 through March 2015. Seminar settings vary, moving throughout the Glades in order for the class to meet in locations appropriate to the issues being addressed. 
Selection Criteria

* sincere commitment, motivation & interest to serve in the community 

* Participation in community activities 

* Interest in seeking key volunteer or leadership roles

* A commitment to 100% attendance


Getting Started 
To be considered, applicants should submit a completed application form to Leadership Glades, 540 S. Main St., Belle Glade, FL 33430, by August 18, 2014. Once accepted into the program, a fee of $275.00 is required to cover meals, transportation, and other program expenses before Orientation on September 17, 2014. 

Applications for Leadership Glades are available at the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce on the link below:


Want to Make a Difference in Palm Beach County? Please Consider becoming a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)  

Do you want to make a difference in the life of a child in Palm Beach County? Then please consider becoming a Guardian ad Litem (GAL). A GAL is a trained, court-appointed volunteer who advocates for the best interests of children who are abused, neglected, or abandoned and who are involved in dependency court proceedings. Children deserve and should have a voice in their lives and their futures. GALs are the children's voice in Court.


For more information visit: www.galpbc.org or 561-355-6224


Florida Immigrant Coalition: 

All you need to know about in-state tuition for DREAMers




Chikungunya Fever: County Raised to Alert 

Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County


The Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County has confirmed the second case of locally acquired chikungunya (\chik-en-gun-ye) fever. Chikungunya is a disease spread by bites from infected Aedesaegypti or Aedesalbopictus mosquitoes. With this second Palm Beach County case, Health Officials are changing the mosquito-borne advisory from the possibility of transmission to an alert status warning that the disease is likely in the mosquito population. Chikungunya is not contagious from person to person, is typically not life threatening and will likely resolve on its own. Persons infected with Chikungunya can infect the mosquito that in turn infects another person.


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/08.25.14/ChikungunyaFever.pdf


Job Opportunities 

Glades Area:

Other Area: 

Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) ~Program Specialist: http://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=961c5a9b580df99a&q=MADD&l=33326&tk=18vdgprqc19v16ms

Family Promise of South Palm Beach County ~ Program Director: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/08.25.14/FamilyPromiseofSouthPBCProgramDirector.pdf

Church World Service (CWS) ~ Integration Assistance Program Coordinator: http://www.cwsglobal.org/employment/integration-assistance-program-coordinator.html

Guardian Ad Litem Program~ Senior Secretary II:  https://jobs.myflorida.com/viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-743255&ERFormID=newjoblist&ERFormCode=any

Guardian Ad Litem Program~ Case Coordinator Trainer: http://jobs.myflorida.com/viewjob.html?optlinkview=view743252&ERFormID=newjoblist&ERFormCode=any

Guardian Ad Litem Program~ Case Coordinator Trainer II: http://jobs.myflorida.com/viewjob.html?optlinkview=view741732&ERFormID=newjoblist&ERFormCode=any


Calling All Glades Area Singers & Musicians


Have a passion for singing or playing gospel music? Are you interested in proclaiming God's Gospel through vocal and instrumental worship to all communities? If so, we are looking for you! Rehearsals are held every other Monday beginning:   


WHEN: Monday, August 25, 2014 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


WHERE:  Church of God by Faith, 600 South West Avenue B, Belle Glade


Annual Concert


WHEN: Saturday, September 27, 2014


WHERE: First Baptist Church, Belle Glade  


For more information or bookings contact Kevin Wright: (561) 261-0717.


View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/08.18.14/CommunityChoir.pdf  



The US Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors ~ America's Big Band comes to the Dolly Hand


Coming to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center for FREE:  The US Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors! The Jazz Ambassadors is the official touring big band of the United States Army. Formed in1969, this 19-member ensemble has received great acclaim at home and abroad performing America's greatest original art form, jazz. Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are programmed to entertain all types of audiences. The band's diverse repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patrio

tic sel

ections, many of which are written or arranged by members of the Jazz Ambassadors.


WHEN: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 7:30 p.m.


WHERE: Dolly Hand, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade


For FREE tickets and more information call box office: (561) 993-1160


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/08.18.14/JazzAmbassadors.pdf 



Save The Date: Glades Stop The Violence and Crime Prayer Walk 


"Let's spread the message of love and peace amongst our community"


WHEN: Saturday, September 27, 2014 


WHERE: Belle Glade




First Annual Glades "Juke Joint" Music Festival  


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



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, 2014  Game 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.


Previous Postings OTHER AREAS

First Time Homebuyer Education: Keys to Homeownership ~ FREE Two-day Session


Learn the steps to becoming a homeowner in this free two-day course. Topics include: Basics of Homeownership, Credit/Budget, Obtaining a Mortgage (Meet with lender), Searching for a Home, Home Inspection, Home Insurance, Fair Housing Act, Title Search/Closing, Down Payment Assistance Programs. Refreshments will be served. Two day course


WHEN: Wednesday September 17-18, 2014 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  


WHERE: Urban League of Palm Beach County , 1700 north Australian Avenue,  West Palm Beach


For more information contact Valerie Westley:  561-833-1461 ext 3000


View link for more details and how to register: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/08.25.14/FirstTimeHomebuyerEducationWorkshop.pdf 
2nd Annual Senior Citizen Community Health Fair

Free Flu Shots, Health Related Information, Free HIV Testing, HIV/AIDS and Cancers Awareness, Blood Pressure &Diabetes Checks, Register to Win Great Prizes
Sponsored by Payne Chapel Easy Living Ministry.  

WHEN:  Thursday, September 18, 2014  10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

WHERE:  Payne Chapel A.M.E Church, 801 9th Street, West Palm Beach

For more information and sponsorship opportunity contact Rebecca Rigsby: (561) 301-1961 or rebeccarigsby@att.net


YWCA Seeking Nominations for 2014 Barry Krischer Humanitarian Award 

The YWCA of Palm Beach County is seeking nominations for its 2014 Barry Krischer Humanitarian Award.  Established in 2008 to honor the then-retiring State Attorney, the award recognizes a law enforcement, social services or health care professional who has gone beyond the normal "call of duty" to assist or advocate for a victim of domestic violence. As State Attorney for the 15th Judicial Circuit, Krischer made domestic violence a priority by establishing the Domestic Violence Elimination Program (DOVE) which provides advocacy to battered women upon their entry into the criminal justice system; drafting and lobbying for domestic violence legislation; and helping create the Simon C. Fireman Home Safe Center for Children.


The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 19, 2014 5:00 p.m..


For more information request a nomination form contact YWCA: (561) 640-0050, Ext. 115.


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/08.25.14/2014BarryKrischerHumanitarianAward.pdf

Stroke Connection e-Extra ~ August 2014

Center for Trauma Counseling ~ New Website Launch 

The Center for Trauma Counseling is excited to announce the launch of their redesigned Center for Trauma Counseling, Inc. website at its new URL: www.palmbeachmentalhealth.org Center for Trauma Counseling is a 501(c)(3) non-profit mental health counseling agency providing prompt and affordable services to those in need. They provide mental health services to individuals, couples, families, and groups in Palm Beach County who suffer from emotional trauma. Center for Trauma Counseling also has the ability to serve victims of domestic abuse, the elderly, and military service members and/or their families through grant funding. 

They are located at 6801 Lake Worth Rd, Suite 101, Lake Worth 33467. For more information or to make a referral: Call 561-444-3914 or email info@palmbeachmentalhealth.org 

Please visit their website for more information about their center and/or information about emotional trauma. We hope you find the website useful and informative. They value your connection with Center for Trauma Counseling and hope these changes enhance collaboration and communication.

Monday Morning Update - August 25, 2014 

Prime Time Palm Beach County ~ Friday Forecast August 22, 2014


League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County: September 2014~Volume 55 No. 3



Nonprofit First News August 19, 2014




Florida Blue Foundation 2015 Sapphire Awards Nominations


The 2015 SAPPHIRE AWARDS Nomination Applications are now available and ready for your use. The closing date is September 19, 2014. Please nominate some of the deserving individuals, programs and organizations in your communities across Florida. The Sapphire Awards honor outstanding individuals, programs and nonprofit organizations in community health care, or health care related fields whose work is distinguished by leadership, innovation and achievements in community health. Honorees will share approximately $360,000 in award funds.  For more information, please check our website, www.bluefoundationfl.com, send email to thebluefoundation@bcbsfl.com, or call 800-477-3736, ext. 63215.
View link for more details:  http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/08.18.14/2015SapphireAwardsNominations.pdf

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

For more information call:  561-687-8115 or SSantosus@ChildrensHealingInstitute.org


View link for more details and registration form: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/08.18.14/TurnOnTheLight11thAnnualConference.pdf 



Youth Empowerment Luncheon


Join the Urban League of Palm Beach County NULITES, NextEra Energy and MSNBC for the Youth Empowerment Luncheon featuring MSNBC's Toure', co-host of "Education Empowers All" and Tamron Hall, host of "NewsNation".


WHEN: Friday, September 12, 2014 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach


View link for more details and how to purchase tickets: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/08.04.14/YouthEmpowermentLuncheon.pdf 



8th Annual Children's Day Awards Luncheon


Every child deserves to be loved and to have a safe and healthy environment free from abuse. Families First invests in our children today - to give them a better opportunity for a bright future tomorrow. Keynote speaker, Deborah Polston, will tell a riveting, true story of the horrors of human trafficking her family endured. We are honored to give this year's Harriet Goldstein award to Gary Lesser, an individual who has made a lasting, positive impact on families in Palm Beach County.


WHEN: Friday, October 3, 2014 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


WHERE: Cohen Pavilion of the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach


For more information call: 561-318-4219 or www.familiesfirstpbc.org 


View link for more information: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/08.04.14/8thChildrenDayAwardsLuncheon.pdf 

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
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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.  



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