October 6, 2014
Glades Community Updates
Stay Connected!  See What's Going on in the Glades this Week

Wednesday, October 8, 2014  2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Anti-Stalking Seminar and Resource Fair  Palm Beach State College, Belle Glade
Thursday, October 9, 2014       7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  West Tech Open House for Construction Trades Program,  West Tech, Belle Glade
Saturday, October 11, 2014      9:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.   Family Health and Wellness Fair, Pahokee Parks and Recreation Center


The Glades Initiative Updating Resource Guide 


The Glades Initiative is in the process of updating The 2012 Resource Guide.  If your organization would like to be included or needs to update previous information, please visit the link below and submit updated information to updates@gladesinitiative.org.  Deadline for submissions is October 31, 2014.  


To see what was printed in our last 2012 version, click on the picture to the right. 


View link here to submit updated information: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.20.12/2012GladesAreaRG.pdf



Family in Need of Furniture


Families First has a participant with three children (all girls) who is in the process of moving to their own home. She's in need of furniture ( bedroom furniture, dining table, couches, etc.). Please contact Fernande Elisee-Francoeur if you know of a potential referral or anyone who has furniture to give away.


For more information and to donate furniture contact Fernande Elisee-Francoeur: 561-518-0063 or ffrancoeur@familiesfirstpbc.org




Anti-Stalking Seminar and Resource Fair


Bringing Awareness to Stalking and Domestic Violence


WHEN: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade

If you are interested in setting up a table, please contact Jen Szrejter or Katie Powers:  561-992-1016; szrejterj@pbso.org or

561-265-3797 ext116 kpowers@avda-fl.org

View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.15.14/AntiStalkingSeminarandResourceFair.pdf  





West Tech Open House 


Multitrade Program - Introduction to Carpentry, Plumbing, HVAC and Electrical Construction Trades . Earn a GED. Visit during their Open House to learn more registration for class between October- 13 November 3, 2014 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.


WHEN: Thursday, October 9, 2014 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 


WHERE: West Tech, 2625 State Road 715, Belle Glade


For more information call: (561) 352-3253


View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.06.14/WestTechOpenHouse.pdf

Family Health & Wellness Fair 

Free community Health Fair service we will be providing Physical exams for men and women, breast examinations, blood pressure checks, glucose testing, health education, visions exam , HIV screening, and FLU Clinic available . Food will be served participate for a chance to win a $100.00 gift card & other prizes. Please email completed vendor registration form by September 30th


WHEN: Saturday, October 11, 2014 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


WHERE: Park & Recreation, 360 East Main Street, Pahokee

For more information contact Dr. Aurelien: (561) 707-0480 or info@pbcbna.org 


View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.15.14/PahokeeHealthFair.pdf 


The Lomax Harrelle Pavilion Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


Please join us as we celebrate Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of The Lomax Harrelle Pavilion


WHEN: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 4:30 p.m.


WHERE: Belle Glade Marina, 5000 W. Canal Street N., Belle Glade


For more information and to RSVP contact: mmorales@belleglade-fl.com or 561-992-1602


View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.06.14/RibbonCuttingDedication.pdf



Western Palm Beach County Farm Bureau Dinner


Guest speaker LT. Colonel Allen B. West.  Tickets are $25 and can be purchase at Farm Bureau office.


WHEN: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


WHERE: Ray's Heritage Packing House, 2401 Eagle Lane, Belle Glade  


For more information call Farm Bureau: (561) 996-0343



Autism Speaks: Sounding the Alarm


Autism Speaks will host a free screening of Sounding the Alarm, a profound documentary by John Block that examines the lives of 12 families affected by autism.


WHEN:  Thursday, October 16, 2014 


WHERE: Glades Central High School, 1001 SW Ave E, Belle Glade



For more information call: (561) 465-0053


Adjunct Instructor Fair


Do you enjoy working with people and helping people learn? Are you interested in supplementing your income? Do you have your Master's Degree with 18 graduate hours in a content area (i.e., math, accounting, languages)? Answering YES means you could be an adjunct instructor for the Belle Glade Campus. Bring resume and transcript for review.  Light refreshment will be served. 


WHEN: Thursday, October 16, 2014 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


WHERE: Belle Glade Campus (TEC 109), 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade


For more information call Heather love: (561) 993-1126 


View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.15.14/AdjunctInstructorFair.pdf  



"Glades Night Out Against Crime"


PBSO and the Tri Cities invite you to participate in the "National Night Out Against Crime" to take place in Pahokee. Join the dedicated men and women of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Local Businesses and Community Leaders as they unite together to decrease crime. A great night for the Kids and Families and best of all it's FREE. Fun for the Kids, Bounce House, Enjoy Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, and Beverages along with members of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit, Marine Unit, and Mounted Unit.


WHEN: Thursday, October 23, 2014 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


WHERE: Pahokee Deliverance Christian Center, 168 E 4th Street, Pahokee


View link for English Flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.15.14/NightOutAgainstCrime.pdf

View link for Creole Flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.15.14/NightOutAgainstCrimeCreole.pdf 

View link for Spanish Flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.15.14/NightOutAgainstCrimeSpanish.pdf


For more information call : (561) 992-1670


50th Annual Awards Banquet ~ Belle Glade Chamber ofCommerce

Let's go on a Glades Safari!  Join the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce for the 50th Annual Awards Banquet.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WHERE:  Belle Glade Elks Lodge, 300 SE Avenue Pl E, Belle Glade


2014-15 PBC Legislative Delegation Public Hearings and Workshops

To be placed on the official agenda of a Delegation hearing, presenters must have completed a Participation Request Form (a copy of which is enclosed ) and have submitted all printed materials to the delegation office 5 business days prior to the scheduled hearing. 15 copies of printed material should be submitted to be included in Members' Hearing folders. Please note: The Delegation Office is not responsible for printing out materials for the presenter. Maximum time allotted for each presentation is THREE minutes. This time limit will be strictly enforced as a courtesy to all scheduled speakers. Those presenting local bills should meet personally with members of the Legislative Delegation prior to the hearing at which they will make their presentation. At least one delegation member attending the hearing at which you are present should have a prior working knowledge of your request. The DEADLINE for submission of Local Bills to the Delegation Office is Monday, December 1, 2014 at 12 Noon


Public Hearing


WHEN: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


WHERE: Alzheimer's Community Care Center, 470 East 1st Street, Pahokee


View link for more information and submission form: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.06.14/2014-2015HearingInformationSheet.pdf

View link Hearing Schedules: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.06.14/PublicHearingSchedule.pdf



Bridges at Belle Glade: Community Events 


System of Care Meeting


Do you know what resources are available to you in the Glades community? DO you have a child with special needs? Join Florida Federation of Families and DCF to learn about the available resources to assist you and your family.


WHEN:  Wednesday, October 15, 2014 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:  DCF Conference Room



AVDA-Telling Amy's Story


Join BRIDGES and local residents in a community discussion on the effects of Domestic Violence. Telling Amy's Story is a documentary film on one victim's life and death after years of abuse from her husband. This is an invitation only event.


WHEN:  Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Lakeside Hospital, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade


For more information contact Bridges at Belle Glade: (561) 992-8210


View link for  more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.06.14/2014BBGOctober.pdf



Bridges at Pahokee; Community Events


Networking - "Making the Connection"


Emerging Leaders - is designed to train and empower resident leaders to become a voice for change within our community. Residents and partners receive support and leadership training as they build their organizing and advocacy skills. The goal is to have a culturally diverse network of trained residents who can serve as partners for change to reduce poverty and to improve the quality life of the children and families in our communities. Be the Change You Want to See by contacting us at (561) 924-9224 to register.


WHEN:  Saturday, October 11, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

WHERE:  Pahokee Rec. Complex - 360 E. Main Street (Senior Room) 



Pahokee 1st Annual - "Trunk & Treat" Family Event


Save the date for this unique event! Trunk and Treat provides a safe environment for families to enjoy an inexpensive evening of Fall fun in a festival atmosphere! Children trick-or-treat by going from car trunk to car trunk to get their bags filled with goodies. The City of Pahokee and other community groups invite adults and children of all ages come out and join us for some ghoulish games, frightening good food and fun, fun, fun. If you are interested in hosting a carnival game, trunk or becoming a vendor, please contact Ivory Paschal at Pahokee Rec. Complex at 561-924-2976.


WHEN:  Friday, October 31, 2014 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Pahokee Rec. Complex - 360 E. Main Street , Pahokee


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



Scholarship for DREAMers under DACA and TPS



Belle Glade's Bill Bailey Community Center receives colorful makeover

Large slabs of wood leaned prominently against the back wall of the Bill Bailey Community Center in Belle Glade Monday afternoon, as more than a doze n teens clamored around with paint brushes in hand. A stroke of blue here, a brush of red there, students painted colorful renditions of their own silhouettes in a community mural project spearheaded by the Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County, in partnership with Art in Public Places and the Solid Waste Authority's recycled paint program.


Part of a renovation project focusing on the community center, the painted panels will be hung together on the center's south wall, facing Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Once hung, the 20 4x8 panels will create a colorful mural representing the boys and girls of the Boys and Girls Club, replacing original panels painted in 2002.  


View link for more details: http://florida.newszap.com/belleglade/135570-113/belle-glades-bill-bailey-community-center-receives-colorful-makeover 



Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center ~ Cultural Connection October 2014 





Job Opportunities 


Glades Area:


Indeed Job Search:



Other Areas:  


Palm Beach County Food Bank ~ Nutrition Education Job: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.06.14/ProgramManagerNutritionEducation.pdf

Domestic Violence  Awareness Opening Ceremony


Domestic Violence  Awareness Opening Ceremony," Through the eyes of a child."  Refreshments will be available.


WHEN: Monday, October 6, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


WHERE: Mandel Public Library, 411 Clematis Street (3rd floor Auditorium), West Palm Beach


View link for more information: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.22.14/DomesticViolence.pdf 



211 Help line: Inter-Agency Network Meeting


The Inter-Agency Network is one of Palm Beach County's oldest "community-wide" networking groups...everyone is welcome. Learn about important resources and events. Please help support this meeting! Guest Speakers:  Liisa Spinello of Palm Beach County Victim Services.   October Highlights Domestic Violence Awareness. Liisa will share some stats and discuss all services available to crime victims through her agency. All services are free. She will also go over the advocate's and therapist's roles.  


Katherine Murphy of Compass also brings awareness to issues faced by the LGBTQ community. Katherine will share programs and services provided by Compass. For over 20 years, Compass has provided a safe space for LGBTQ 

adults, youth and their families.


WHEN: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.


WHERE: Children's Home Society Building, 3333 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.06.14/211Inter-AgencyNetworkMeeting.pdf 



Free FDIC's Money Smart Train-The-Trainer Seminar


This is a free seminar offered by the FDIC, Family Success/ Community Action Agency, and  Florida Prosperity, designed to present the basics of classroom instructions to enable and empower volunteers to deliver an approximately one-hour long course on the FDIC's Money Smart curriculum to communities. The primary purpose is to provide the class participant with tools that may enhance his or her skills as a classroom instructor in teaching Money Smart Money modules. The seminar will also cover some ideas and recommendation on how to present the Money Smart curriculum. Participants are encourage to teach one or more of the Money Smart modules to community members within the next 12 months.


WHEN: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 9:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


WHERE: Central Broward Regional Park, 3700 N.W. 11th Place, Lauderhill 


For more information and to RSVP contact Audrey Ljung or Miriam Rosario: (954) 357-5803 aljung@broward.org or (561) 227-6722 miriam_rosario@dcf.state.fl.us 


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.29.14/MoneySmart.pdf



National Alliance Mental Illness (NAMI) Provider Education Course


Registration for our free upcoming Provider Education Course is now open! NAMI/PBC's Provider Education Course presents a penetrating, subjective view of family and peer experiences with serious mental illness to professionals who work directly with people with severe and persistent mental illnesses. Learn more about Provider Education here. FREE 5-WEEK COURSE, FREE CEUs for LMHCs, LCSWs, LMFTs, and RNs. The NAMI Provider Program, written by Dr. Joyce C. Burland, is taught by a 5-person team comprised of 2 family members, 2 persons with a mental illness and a family member or consumer mental health professional. Gain valuable insight into mental illness from the shared lived experience of the instructors.


WHEN: Tuesday October 7- November 4, 2014 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


WHERE: Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, 423 Fern St., Ste. 200,  West Palm Beach



Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches ~ General Meeting


During this meeting we will be discussing general coalition business.


WHEN:  Wednesday, October 8, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


WHERE: Palm Beach County Emergency Operations Center, 20 South Military Trail, West Palm Beach 



Community Ministries Health Fair

This event is FREE and open to the public. Services Include: Blood Pressure Screening, Diabetes Screening, HIV/AIDS Screening,Food Stamp Applications
Medicaid, School Health Programs, Prescription Plans, and more! Food, services, gifts, kids, families, singles, senior we something for everyone!


WHEN: Saturday, October 11, 2014 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


WHERE: 1160 W. 6th Street Riviera Beach


For more information contact: Carmen Garcia:  (561) 201-7152 or carmengarcia@rcomfl.org or Barbara Pembamoto:  (561-951-6626) orbepembamoto@rcomfl.org

View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.06.14/CommunityHealthFair.pdf  



Girl Power Day 2014


We have an incredible day planned for Girl Power Day 2014! We have more than 30 leadership workshops, and we have 7 absolutely incredible young women speaking about how they are making our community and our world better because of their passions. It's going to be an exciting, inspiring day! You can check out details and register at www.GirlPowerDay.com. Scholarships may be available.  


We cannot do this alone. We need YOU! We are expecting a sell-out crowd this year (400 people), so WE NEED AT LEAST 50 VOLUNTEERS (Gals and Guys) for the day. Volunteers must be over 18 years old and will receive a Girl Power Day t-shirt and a goodie bag; lunch will be provided. If you are interested in volunteering or have questions please contact Julie@girlfuture.com!


WHEN:  Sunday, October 12, 2014 12:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.


WHERE: Oxbridge Academy, 3151 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach


For more information visit: www.girlpowerday.com or email Julie@girlfuture.com


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.29.14/2014GirlPowerDay.pdf



Palm Beach Atlantic University Health Fair 


Health screening and information about your medications! Have questions about your health? Bring your medications and your pets, too! Live Music! Family fun and entertainment!


WHEN: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. 

WHERE: 1121 Lucerne Ave.,  Lake Worth


For more information contact:  gsop2014healthfair@gmail.com  


View link for flyer:  http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.06.14/2014HealthFair.pdf



Community Call to Action on Obesity Meeting


You are invited to attend the Community Call to Action on Obesity meeting for 5-2-1-0 Let's Go!


WHEN: Friday, October 31, 2014 8:30 a.m. 


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


For more information and to RSVP contact: mario@diabetescoalitionpbc.org  or (561) 703-2629


View link for flyer:  http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.06.14/ObesityMeeting.pdf



Vote Yes Children Services Re authorization for Palm Beach County 


1 in 3 children in Palm Beach County receive services from programs funded by the Children's Services Council. We need to keep these programs in place for our kids and vote YES to reauthorize the Children's Services Council on Tuesday, November 4. It began  as a dream....

 The Story of Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County The Children's Services Council funds more than 50 proven programs delivered through a network of over 35 providers including The Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, the United Way, Palm Beach State College, The Children's Home Society, The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County and with more than 300 child care and afterschool programs.


View link for more detail and how to make your vote count:  http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.06.14/ChildrenServicesReauthorization.pdf


Previous Postings Glades Area

Glades Resources for Emergency Food Assistance




Family Preservation Services of Florida, Inc.


FPS offers a wide variety of programs across the country, all share in the commitment to deliver exceptional value by creating healthy communities through exceptional people working side by side. FPS staff participates in collaborative efforts with community organizations in the interest of advancing the goals of family support and preservation. FPS provides accessible, high quality community-based counseling services to assist in the support and preservation of families.


View link for more details and services that are provided out in the Glades: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.29.14/FPS.pdf

View link for referral form: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.29.14/FPSReferralForm.pdf



Fast Medical Classes


Exciting Health Careers in less time and with less cost!! Regarding Healthcare Training, you can pay a lot or you can pay a little.  Which would you choose? Pay a little of course!  We at Fast Medical Classes think that anyone who is able should have the opportunity to work in healthcare, even if they can't afford expensive classes. That's where we come in.  We underwrite the cost of some of the programs in our partner schools and pass the savings to you. So now you can really enjoy the benefits of working in the medical field with in-demand skills, certification, job satisfaction and you didn't spend a lot on training!  Classes are exam focused.

For more information call: (561) 396-6746


View link for more details:  www.fastmedicalclasses.com


View link for flyer/Prices: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.29.14/FastMedicalClass.pdf  


Scholarship Opportunity 





Job Opportunities 


Glades Area:


The Sun: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.29.14/TheSun.pdf

Indeed Job Search:  http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.29.14/IndeedJobSearch.pdf

Community Partners: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.29.14/CommunityPartners.pdf


Other Areas: 


Church World Services~ Paralegal(Creole Speaking): http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.29.14/ChurchWorldServices.pdf

Community Partners: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.29.14/CommunityPartners.pdf


New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church Will be Celebrating Their 14th Year


New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church will be celebrating their 14th year Church/Pastor Anniversary. Come out and celebrate with us, our guest speaker will be The Dynamic Bishop Victor T. Curry of Miami.

WHEN:Thursday, October 30, 2014 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: 1650 South Main St. Belle Glade

Contact for more information Pastor Willie Clyde Williams:  561-261-2300 or 786-266-1818



Adjunct Instructor Fair


Do you enjoy working with people and helping people learn? Are you interested in supplementing your income? Do you have your Master's Degree with 18 graduate hours in a content area (i.e., math, accounting, languages)? Answering YES means you could be an adjunct instructor for the Belle Glade Campus. Bring resume and transcript for review.  Light refreshment will be served. 


WHEN: Thursday, October 16, 2014 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


WHERE: Belle Glade Campus (TEC 109), 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade


For more information call Heather love: (561) 993-1126 


View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.15.14/AdjunctInstructorFair.pdf  



Call for Nominations- Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards

Do you know someone or an organization that has made contributions in the areas of education, diversity, race relations, social justice or economic empowerment?  This is your opportunity to recognize those who have made a difference in improving the lives of individuals in our community. 


You are invited to submit a nomination and/or share the following information with any others who might have an interest in recognizing individuals or organizations in our community who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Nominations are due by October 24. 





Diabetes Coalition Looking for Volunteers & Sites to Conduct Risk Assessments During Diabetes Week


Help the coalition in their quest to identify individuals at are risk for diabetes - so they can get the help and access to resources they need!  


In preparation for Diabetes Week 2014, the Diabetes Coalition is in need of Glades area organizations and churches that already have a large number of people coming to your facility who may be at-risk for diabetes - willing to serve as a site to perform diabetes risk assessments during the week of November 10 through November 16.  They are also in need of volunteers to help individuals complete the risk assessment - which is a paper questionnaire, offered in English, Spanish, and Creole.  Training is available for volunteers in how to complete the assessment.  Each person screened will receive a resource bag.  


WHEN:  Monday, November 10, 2014 - Sunday, November 16, 2014. 


WHERE:  Glades Screening Sites TBD


If you would like to volunteer and/or your organization would like to serve as a screening site during Diabetes Week, please contact Carol Rodriguez at crodriguez@gladesinitiative.org



Become A Volunteer Tutor With The Building Better Readers Program in The Glades


Give the gift of READING to a child! Become a volunteer tutor with the Building Better Readers Program Change a child, change a family, change a community!  Tutor first and second grade children, one-on-one, in reading Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old Commitment to tutor two sessions/week, 90 minutes/session  for 25 weeks beginning in October 2014 No experience required. Training will be provided by the Literacy Coalition. In need of Volunteers for Glades


WHERE: October 2014 - May 2015


WHERE:  At 20 elementary schools throughout Palm Beach County


For additional information contact Jeanne Heavilin: (561) 767-3366 or jheavilin@literacypbc.org or

visit www.literacypbc.org 


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.08.14/BuildingBetterReaders.pdf 

Previous Postings Other Areas

How America Gives: Innovative Ways to Use the Latest Giving Data


This session will explore the latest release of The Chronicle of Philanthropy's How America Gives study, an exclusive look at how much money Americans give to charity that charts giving patterns in every state, city, and ZIP code. We'll offer fundraisers insights into our findings and demonstrate how to use this data to inform nonprofit fundraising efforts. This is NOT a sit at your desk, all by yourself, kind of webinar - this is a dynamic GROUP webinar - locally facilitated - plenty of opportunity to network and discuss with your peers!


WHEN: Thursday, October 23, 2014 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


WHERE: Location Varies (view link)


View link for more details and how to register: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.29.14/AmericaGivesWebnair.pdf  



X 102.3's Get Your Praise On gospel Celebration 


Our Radio Stations are gearing up for our Annual Get Your Praise On Celebration. Palm Beach Broadcasting will be hosting this fabulous event that will be reaching out to over 250,000 X102.3 listeners. Get Your Praise On is a FREE Gospel Music Festival featuring 8 music acts and there will be a Kids Play Zone with bounce houses and pony rides. The event is highly promoted on our R&B radio station The X102.3! Bring your lawn chair, blankets, and coolers. Come join us as a vendor for this uplifting event.


WHEN:  Saturday, November 8, 2014 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


WHERE:  The Meyer Amphitheater, 104 Datura St, West Palm Beach, FL


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.29.14/GetYourPraiseOnGospelFestival.pdf  



Monday Morning Update September 29, 2014 





October 2014: Domestic Violence Awareness Month 



Family Fitness Fun Day Celebrating Horse Healing Heart


Bring families together for fitness and fun, FREE event open to the public food truck, vendor tables, games for kids: race, balloon toss, Frisbee toss, three legged race, lap for raising money for HHH, hula hoop contest, cutest dog contest, and more!


WHEN: Saturday, October 18, 2014 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


WHERE: Polo West Golf Course, 2470 Greenview Cove Dr., Wellington 


View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.22.14/FamilyFunDay.pdf  


Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County ~ Seeking Volunteers 
The Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County is seeking volunteers for their Diabetes Week event on November 14, 2014 to be held at the new Palm Beach Outlets Mall.  Training will be available for new volunteers.  Get involved, support and discover new opportunities!

WHEN:  Friday, November 14, 2014 Time: TBD

WHERE:  Palm Beach Outlets Mall, 1801 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach

For more information please contact (561) 703-2629 Or visit: diabetescoalitionpbc.org              Click here for Flyer 
Hispanic Heritage Month Poster Contest 2014 " Beat the Tricks - Ganale a los Engaņos" 

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 Engaņos." 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  


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 


Posting Information to our Eblast & Volunteering

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
Click here to Volunteer 

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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