October 27, 2014
Glades Community Updates
Stay Connected!  See What's Going on in the Glades this Week

Tuesday,       October 28, 2014  6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.  50th Annual Awards Banquet, Belle Glade Elks Club
Wednesday,  October 29, 2014  9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.  Federation VolunTea, South Bay
Thursday,     October 30,  2014 10:00 a.m-1:00 p.m.   AVDA Telling Amy's Story, Lakeside Medical Center
Thursday,     October 30, 2014  11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  HIV/AIDS Education, South Bay 
Thursday,     October 30, 2014   5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.   All Stars Building Bright Futures Orientation, Lighthouse Cafe
Thursday,     October 30, 2014   7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. New Birth Deliverance Celebrate 14th Year Anniversary, Belle Glade
Friday,          October 31, 2014   7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  Pahokee 1st Annual " Trunk & Treat" Pahokee Parks and Rec
Monday,       November 3, 2014  3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.  Volunteer Orientation for Cooking Matter, Glades Initiative 


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 




Give Back to the Glades on #GIVINGTUESDAY, December 2


We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. 

It's a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.  


To make a donation, send check to The Glades Initiative, Inc. 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430, or click below: 




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 



50th Annual Awards Banquet ~ Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce


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  6:30 p.m.


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





Federation of Families Community Events


Federation VolunTea


Come to the VolunTea! Wear your prettiest Tea Party Dress and Hat if you dare!!! Bring your own tea cup and if you like one to share. Training refreshments prizes team building


WHEN: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


WHERE: The Federation of Families of Florida, Inc. -101 N.W. 1st Ave South Bay


For more information contact Ms. Dorothy Davis: 561.502.3830 or E-mail: dorothy@flfamilies.net


View link for flyerhttp://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.20.14/Voluntea.pdf


View link for Federal of Families Activities Calendar: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.20.14/FederationFamiliesActivitiesCalendar.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 




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 



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




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 



Early Voting is Happening Now  


WHEN: October 20-November 2, 2014 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Varies


View link for local voting sites:



Job Opportunities 
Glades Areas:


Indeed Job Search: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.27.14/IndeedJobSearch.pdf 

US Sugar: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH14/ats/careers/searchResults.jsp?org=USSUGARCORP&cws=1 




Diabetes Self-Management Leader Training


You will get a certificate to teach how to: Define what diabetes is in simple terms. Identify a set of problems that are common among people with diabetes. Learn the tools needed to balance and manage diabetes. State your role in care and management. Define what healthy eating means. Discuss the ways in which a good eating plan can help manage diabetes. Make action plans for the future.


WHEN:   Wednesday, October 29 2014 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

              Thursday,    October 30, 2014    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


WHERE:  Children's Services Council, 2300 High Ridges Rd, Boynton Beach


For information and registration contact Luz Smith: 561-853-1633 lsmith@caridad.org 


View link for more details: Wayside House ~ Admissions Director:




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



On Board: A BoardSource Workshop


BoardSource has long recognized the critical role that boards play in overseeing their organizations' mission, finance, and strategic direction. With more than 25 years of hands-on experience working with nonprofit boards, BoardSource has become the go-to resource for funders, partners, and nonprofit leaders who want to magnify their impact within their community through exceptional governance practices. This workshop will examine the following topics: Structuring the High Performance Board, Basic Roles and Responsibilities of the Governance Board, and The Board's Role in Fundraising.


WHEN: Monday, November 3, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


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


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.27.14/BoardSourceTraining.pdf  



Operation Green Light" Waives Collections Fees for Palm Beach County Citations 


If you've got an overdue Palm Beach County traffic ticket, the Clerk & Comptroller's office is giving you a break by putting the brakes on collection fees - for one day only! The Clerk's office is offering convenient Saturday hours and opening two offices to the public for "Operation Green Light" on November 8. This special program allows anyone with a Palm Beach County traffic ticket assigned to a collection agency to pay that ticket in full without paying the 40 percent collections surcharge. They will also be able to restore their driving privileges which may have been suspended, once the outstanding fines and late fees are paid. "We know there are thousands of people with overdue Palm Beach County traffic tickets. As a result, many are driving with suspended licenses," said Clerk Sharon Bock. "Operation Green Light is a chance for people to pay their fine without paying the 40 percent collections surcharge, and the opportunity to restore their driving privileges. By opening on a Saturday, we're making it convenient for those who need it."


WHEN: Saturday, November 8, 2014  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


WHERE: Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Complex, 3228 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach


View link for more details:http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.27.14/Save40%OnOverdueTrafficTicket.pdf 



A Community Event for All People Honoring World AIDS Day:  Health Fair/Business Expo


Lunch, Health & Business Information Tables, Entertainment, HIV Testing, Fun Activities, Raffles, Health Lectures, Games, Health Screening, and Make New Business Connections.  Holiday in November. A free gift for all who attend.


WHEN: Saturday, November 29, 2014 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


WHERE: Wells Recreation Center, 1621 West Blue Heron Boulevard, Riviera Beach


For more information call Linda or Caroline Hill: 561-779-6734 or 561 255-7711


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.27.14/WellsCommunityEvent.pdf



Power  to End Stroke Newsletter: October 2014




News from Jack The Bike Man Inc. 




Monday Morning Update - October 27, 2014 




Previous Postings Glades Area
Puppet Show Fire Prevention


The American Red Cross has a Fire Prevention Puppet Show open to kindergarten students and elementary school grades 1- 3. Fire Dog and his friend s talk about fire safety, what to do should your clothing catch on fire, when to call 911, and 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. 


WHEN: Call Mr. Favreau to schedule


WHERE: We will come to your location


For more information contact Rene D Favreau:  561-718-4761 or rene.favreau@redcross.org



Edvin Marton: Prince of the Violin to perform at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center


Edvin Marton to perform at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center! Emmy award-winning composer and performer, Edvin Marton, one of Europe's most electrifying and original violinists, has captured the hearts of audiences around the world. He will present his show, Edvin Marton: Prince of the Violin, blending a classic and rock sound, his unique arrangements of the greatest classical, rock and his own original hits have made him a Gold and Platinum artist in Europe, Russia and China. Edvin is a winner of the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest seen by more than 200 million people.

 Other awards include a 2008 MTV Europe Award, and an American Television EMMY Award for Best Original Composition (ABC Television Network).


WHEN: Thursday, November 13, 2014 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


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


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.20.14/EdvinMartonPrinceofVolin.pdf


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



Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center to Offer FREE Outdoor Concert


The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center is kicking off its free outdoor concert series with Derrick Hadley & the Motowners! Take a walk down town with the sounds of Motown. This up-beat show is a song and dance tribute to The Temptations, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye. The show also includes a tribute to other class soul artists of the 60's and 70's. Come out early and enjoy a great dinner from one of Gourmet Truck Expo's excellent food trucks! The food trucks will begin serving at 6:00 pm, with the concert starting at 7:00 p.m.


WHEN: Saturday, November 22, 2014 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


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


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



American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Schedule for the Glades


First Aid/CPR/AED for Workplaces, Communities, Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers.  Two-year certification, Choice of free digital or affordable print materials Digital refreshers.  


WHEN: Saturday, December 6, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


WHERE: Belle Glade Service Center, 149 SE Avenue D Belle Glade 


View link for more detail on prices and how to register




Ebola Resources for Physicians and Public


Prepare your practice and your patients with resources developed by Ebola experts and assembled by the AMA in one convenient location.

Visit the AMA's online Ebola Resource Center for information from the CDC and other public health groups. Resources cover:

  • Understanding the virus
  • Preparing your hospital or practice
  • Screening and diagnosing Ebola
  • Treating patients with the virus

The resource center will be updated regularly to give you, your practice staff and your patients the most up to date information you need. Save ama-assn.org/go/ebola to your favorites for an easy reference.



Palm Beach County Unemployment Falls to Six Year Low  

Palm Beach County's unemployment rate for September 2014 is 6 percent, down 1.4 percentage points from the September 2013 rate of 7.4  percent and down from the August 2014 rate of 6.7 percent. The county's unemployment rate also is slightly lower than the state's 6.1 percent unemployment rate (all numbers not seasonally adjusted) and nearly matches the national unemployment rate of 5.7 percent, according to information provided today by CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. 


"The region's economic recovery continued in September with the addition of 13,300 new jobs over the year in Palm Beach County. We have experienced the most robust job market we've seen in six years, with nearly 21,000 current job openings in the county," said Steve Craig, president and chief executive officer of CareerSource Palm Beach County, the nonprofit organization chartered by the state to lead workforce development in Palm Beach County. "On a percentage basis, job growth is strongest in the construction industry, increasing 9.5 percent over the year. Palm Beach County also added more jobs over the year than any other Florida metro area in the education and health services sector." 


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.20.14/PBCEmployment.pdf 

Job Opportunities 

Glades Areas:

Quiet Waters ~ Part-time Case Manager: 


Indeed Job Search: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.20.14/IndeedJobSearch.pdf

Community Partner: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.20.14/CommunityPartners.pdf

Families First of Palm Beach County:



Other Areas:



Home Safe~ Outreach Educator: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.20.14/HomeSafeOutreachEducator.pdf  

Palm Beach County Board of Community~ Victim Service Program Manager: 


Palm Beach Habilitation Center ~ Junior Accountant:


Wayside House ~ Admissions Director: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.20.14/AdmissionsDirector.pdf 

Youth Co-Op, Inc. ~ Job Developer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.20.14/JobDeveloper.pdf

Youth Co-Op, Inc. ~ Youth Facilitator/Refugee Youth Programhttp://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.20.14/YouthFacilitator.pdf


The 15th Judicial Circuit


Chief of Personnel Services (closes October 31, 2014): http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.20.14/ChiefofPersonnelServices.pdf

Digital Court Reporter (3 positions) (closes November 6, 2014): http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.20.14/DigitalCourtReporter.pdf

Court Reporter II (open until filled): http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.20.14/CourtReporterII.pdf

Family Court Case Manager (open until filled): http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.20.14/FamilyCourtCaseManager.pdf

Computer Specialist II (open until filled): http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.20.14/ComputerSpecialistII.pdf

Law Library Associate I (open until filled): http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.20.14/LibraryAssociateI.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 



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: 



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



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


Previous Postings Other Areas

Vote "Yes" to Reauthorize the Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County


Early voting for the Nov. 4 election begins today and continues through Sunday, Nov. 2. Voting times are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. The list of early voting locations, with map and directions, is here:http://www.pbcelections.org/content.aspx?id=270 


The Glades Initiative, Inc. strongly encourages all community residents to vote "Yes" on: Reauthorization of Children's Services Council - as they support many vital Glades health and human service programs. For nearly three decades, Children's Services Council has provided leadership, funding, services and research on behalf of the county's children, so they grow up healthy, safe and strong. To make the biggest impact, the Council focuses on prenatal health and early childhood development so more Palm Beach County children are born healthy, are safe

from abuse and neglect, are ready to learn when they enter school, and have access to quality afterschool and summer programming.


For information about reauthorization of Children's Services Council, please visit: http://www.cscpbc.org/reauthorization.



Now Accepting Florida Youth Leadership Academy Nominations



Each year, Florida youth leaders in foster care receive an opportunity to showcase their talents, creativity and further develop leadership skills by being selected for the Florida Youth Leadership Academy. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please help a youth in foster care take advantage of this terrific opportunity bynominating them for the Florida Youth Leadership Academy.


View link for more details:  http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.20.14/YouthLeadershipAcademyNominations.pdf 


Do Something Different: Opera in the Classroom


Experience the magic of Opera without leave the classroom! Palm Beach Opera's Young Artist will sing arias and ensemble from favorite operas and discuss elements of opera with students. Palm Beach Opera will customize the repertoire for maximum relevance to curriculum. Program cost FREE required a tuned piano.


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.20.14/OperaInTheClassroom.pdf 


For more information and to schedule your presentation contact: (561) 833-7888 education@pbopera.org 



Monday Morning Update - October 20, 2014  




Chain Reaction October 14, 2014: Return for Open Enrollment; Train to be Health Reform Expert



Community Foundation Connecting to Our Community Newsletter: October 2014





Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Newsletter



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


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  


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.  




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