October 13, 2014
Glades Community Updates
Stay Connected!  See What's Going on in the Glades this Week

Tuesday, October 14, 2014       3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Lake Okeechobee Regional Economic Alliance (LORE) Board Meeting, CareerSource
Tuesday, October 14, 2014       4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. The Lomax Harrelle Pavilion Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Belle Glade Marina 
Tuesday, October 14, 2014       6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Western Palm Beach County Farm Bureau Dinner, Belle Glade
Wednesday, October 15, 2014  3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. System of Care Meeting, Belle Glade
Thursday, October 16, 2014      3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Adjunct Instructor Fair, PBSC Belle Glade Campus
Thursday, October 16, 2014      6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Autism Speaks: Sounding the Alarm, Glades Central High School
Sunday, October 19, 2014         4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Glades Candidates Educational Forum, West Tech, Belle Glade

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 



Thanksgiving Food Drive


It is approximated that 17 million American households, including 4 million seniors, struggled to put food on the table. It is important that we face this problem head on! Throughout the months of October and November, Representative Rader will be working with Dot and Ruby Helping Hands to host a Traditional Thanksgiving Meal for families in the Glades Community.


What kind of items can you donate?


Canned Goods, including but not limited to gravy, broth, green beans, corn, squash, greens, pumpkin, cranberry sauce, apples, evaporated milk, etc. Dry Goods, including but not limited to bagged or boxed ma shed or scalloped potatoes, stuffing mixes, biscuit bread mixes , boxed baked good mixes, rice, pasta, dried beans, etc.


Where can I drop off my donations?


Drop off Location in Glades Area: Representative Kevin Rader Office, 110 DR. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Belle Glade

Drop off location in Other Area:  Representative Kevin Rader Office, 9045 LA Fontana Blvd, Suite 117


For more information contact Alexis Andres: alexis.andres@myflorida.gov or (561) 218-5100 


View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.13.14/ThanksgivingFoodDrive.pdf 




Lake Okeechobee Regional Economic Alliance (LORE) Board Meeting 

WHEN: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


WHERE: CareerSource, 1085 South Main Street, Belle Glade


View link for agenda: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.13.14/LOREAgenda.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




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, 2990 State Road 15 , Belle Glade




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 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.


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 Candidates Educational Forum


The Student Councils of Pahokee Middle High School and Glades Central Community High School in conjunction with Delta Sigma Theta - Social Action Committee, invite you to Meet the Candidates at this Voter's Education Forum.  The forum will allow the citizens of Belle Glade, Pahokee, South Bay and surrounding area an opportunity to meet the candidates. Also, the amendments that are on the ballot will be discussed. The Student Councils will greatly appreciate your support.


WHEN: Sunday October 19, 2014 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


WHERE: West Technical Education Center, 2625 State Road 715, Belle Glade


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.13.14/2014GladesCandidatesEducationalForum.pdf



"Glades Night Out Against Crime Praise Fest" 


Fighting Crime Through Community Fellowship and Songs of Praise Calling All Choirs, Group, Instrumentalist, Soloist, Praise Dancers we are requesting your participation in this worthy community event, as we come together against crime.  Let us unite with our spiritual leaders, our community leaders, our law enforcement leaders, community residents and surrounding citizens, as we stand united against crime in our communities (Belle Glade, Pahokee, South Bay).

Please join us for a night of Community Fellowship and Songs of Praise. 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. - 8:00 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 

For information contact: Pastor Willie Hickman, Jr. or Diane Walker: (561) 755-0898 or (561) 692-1290



Relay For Life of The Glades 2015 Kickoff Party Celebrating the 80's


Come learn more about Relay for Life and Join the Fun! Registration is free!


WHEN: Saturday, October 25, 2014 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 


WHERE: Tanner Park Recreation Room 105 Palm Beach Road, South Bay 


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.13.14/RelayForLifeofTheGlades.pdf



HIV/AIDS Education


Learn about HIV/AIDS.  Know your status.  Connect to care results in less than 30 minutes.  Completely confidential.


WHEN: Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


WHERE: Federation of Families of FL, 101 N.W. 1st Avenue, South Bay


For more information call: (561) 996-7053 ext. 515


View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.13.14/HIVAIDSEducation.pdf



All Stars Building Bright Futures ~ Parent and Youth Orientation

All stars prevents substance abuse and use (alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and inhalants), premature sexually activity,

fighting, bullying and delinquency . This program also enhances positive characteristic we all want young people to develop. We will provide thirteen sessions of All Stars to youth in the 5th-12th grades. The All Star group will meet every Thursday from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Refreshments and door prizes will be provided!


WHEN: Thursday, October 30, 2014 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


WHERE: Lighthouse Café, 401 S.W. Avenue B Place, Belle Glade


For more information contact Nicole King; (561) 506-7144

View link for more flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.13.14/AllStars.pdf


Bridges at Pahokee:  Community Events


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



Volunteer Orientation for Glades Cooking Matters Program

As part of our Strategic Plan to Address Food Security in the Glades, The Glades Initiative, Inc. is implementing the Cooking Matters™ Nutrition Education program. This is a 6 week cooking course that teaches how to prepare healthy meals on a limited budget, helping improve the way participants shop, cook, and eat. The mission of the program is to empower families at risk of hunger with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to make healthy and affordable meals. The class, taught by volunteer instructors, can be offered to adults, families (parents with children), teens, children, and seniors. All volunteers must attend orientation before participating in a class


WHEN: Monday, November 3, 2014  3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


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


For more information and to RSVP contact Sr. Laura Cavanaugh: srlaura@gladesinitiative.org  or (561) 996-3310


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.13.14/VolunteerTrainingfor GladesCookingMatters.pdf  



Meeting: Strategic Planning for Food Security in the Glades


All community partners and residents are invited to this important meeting to receive an update on Glades Initiative's food security programs and progress toward our strategic plan for food security in the Glades.  In addition, we will facilitate a discussion regarding what's working and areas for improvement in our current emergency food system.  The results of this discussion will help us identify community needs, adjust current food programs as needed, and develop future strategies to address needs.


WHEN:  November 5, 2014   2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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


Please RSVP to Carol Rodriguez email:  crodriguez@gladesinitiative.org or Phone: (561) 996-3310


Junie B. Jones Comes to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center


The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center at Palm Beach State College in Belle Glade is excited to present Junie B. Jones! Come and see your favorite story book character come to life! Outspoken, precocious, lovable Junie B. Jones stars in a colorful, funny, fast-paced musical about new friends, new glasses, sugar cookies, the annual kickball tournament and other various first-grade angst-ridden situations.


WHEN: Saturday, November 8, 2014 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


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


For more information contact the box office:  561-993-1160 or visit www.dollyhand.org 



Hire an intern with WAGES PAID by CareerSource


Palm Beach County businesses are invited to consider hiring and coaching a youth for twelve weeks/up to 40 hours per week with wages paid by CareerSource Palm Beach County. Successful employers will be able to offer:  Meaningful work experience for an intern, Assigned supervision of an intern, a safe and secure worksite and safety equipment.  The program includes a rigorous screening process for youth applicants. Staffs develop job matches based on skills/abilities and monitoring achievements of each intern. Following the employer registration, employers attend an Employer Orientation to learn more about the program.


View link for more details:  https://extranet.careersourcepbc.com/employer 



Deaf & Hearing Resources ~  FREE phones for Florida residents with hearing loss


If you have trouble hearing on the phone, chances are it's due to issues with both volume and clarity. Through our partnership with Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc., we distribute - AT NO COST - high-quality, specialized phones and accessories (ringers, light flashers, etc.) to Florida residents with a certified hearing loss. There's no catch! As long as you're a Florida resident and you meet the State's age and hearing loss requirement, you're entitled to a phone. This program is funded by a surcharge you pay on your monthly land line service.


View link for more details:  http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.13.14/Deaf&HearingResources.pdf 



Fire Prevention Puppet Show


The American Red Cross has a Fire Prevention Puppet Show open to kindergarten students and elementary school grades 1- 3.

Fire Dog and his friends talk about fire safety, what to do should your clothing catch on fire, when to call 911, where to meet after leaving your home, Fire Dog also talks about the dangers of lighters and matches.   The puppet show is free of charge.  We can go to your location or arrangements can be made for the school or organization to come to the American Red Cross office in Belle Glade. 


Contact for more information: Rene D Favreau, American Red Cross  561-718-4761 or email rene.favreau@redcross.org.  



The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center  2014-2015 Performing Arts Series





211 Palm Beach County Snapshot Report: 3rd Quarter July- September 2014



Job Opportunities 

Glades Areas:

Other Areas:

15 Judicial Circuit Palm Beach County Job Opportunities:

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: Date Correction: 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 



Immigration: It's Impact on Palm Beach County


Reunification, Business& employment, political or humanitarian, business & employment, and path to legal status, panelist include: FAU professor Quan CAO, Attorney Aimee Cernicharo, and Chief PBC Deputy Sheriff Michael Gauger


WHEN: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:00 p.m. -  12:30 p.m.


WHERE:  Courtyard Marriott, 1601 N. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach


For more information and to RSVP call Estelle Friedman:  (561) 968-4123 or www.LWVPBC.org 


View link for more details:   http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.13.14/ImmigrationLuncheon.pdf 



Webinar on T and U Visas and Violence Against Women Act


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a webinar training session on to discuss relief options available to victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, and other serious crimes.  During this training, subject matter experts from the USCIS Vermont Service Center and Office of Policy and Strategy will provide an overview of the T and U visas as well as the Violence Against Women Act. USCIS officials will be available to answer your questions following the presentation.


WHEN: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


WHERE:  Online 


View link for details and how to register for the Webinar: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.13.14/ImmigrationWebniar.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


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 



Family Fitness Fun Day Celebrating Horses 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 


Community 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, and free food for the 75 people

WHEN: Saturday, October 18, 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/10.13.14/HealthFair.pdf


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month


Domestic violence can affect anyone. If you are a victim of abuse, you are NEVER to blame - it is NOT your fault. The abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, economic or a combination of many types of abuse. Committing domestic violence is a choice made by the abuser!

For more info go to www.FCADV.org.

www.ncadv.org: NCADV's website that provides information on all NCADV programs, activities, and events as well as information on legislative issues, domestic violence research material, and other related topics. It is a widely used tool, attracting over two million visits a year.


Links for Domestic Violence resources


Certified Domestic Violence Centers

http://www.fcadv.org/centers#Palm Beach 

  • Trainings
  • Typology of a Batterer Home Study
  • Victims of Domestic Violence and Co-Occurring Disorders Home Study
  • Impact on Social and Cognitive Development Home Study
Become a member of the Palm Beach County DV Council

The Council is comprised of voluntary members from within the Palm Beach County area who work together to provide awareness and end domestic violence in their communities. For information on how you can become a member, please send an email to info@dvcouncilofpb.org

Advances: News from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Previous Postings Glades Area

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 


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 


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



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 


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



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

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



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


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 


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 

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:



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.  




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