January 26, 2015
Glades Community Updates
Stay Connected!  See What's Going on in the Glades this Week

Thursday, January 29, 2015    6:00 p.m. -   7:30 p.m.  Strong Start for Children Dialogue Group: Kindergarten Readiness, Bridges at Belle Glade    

Thursday, January 29, 2015    7:30 p.m. -  10:30 p.m. Gaither Singer David Phelps, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, PBSC Campus, Belle Glade  

Saturday, January 31, 2015     8:00 a.m. -   2:00 p.m. Belle Glade City Wide Clean Up, Belle Glade City Hall 

Strong Start for Children Dialogue Group: Kindergarten Readiness

Bridges at Belle Glade is excited about your participation in its annual, Strong Starts for Children, community dialogue group.  This year's focus is Kindergarten Readiness.  Your strong voice and creative ideas will help Bridges at Belle Glade raise awareness about the need for children to receive early learning skills that make them eager and ready to learn before entering school in the Belle Glade community. The sessions are scheduled each Wednesday beginning on January 30. This will be our time to open up and share information that will provide the platform for community wide action and allow us to create a tool that will promote kindergarten readiness within our city.The 6 sessions will lead to planning for an action event that will require additional meetings and we will decide those dates during the last meeting.  Please call or email if you plan would like to be a part of the dialogue group.  You must RSVP before January 22, 2015

WHEN: Thursday, January 29, 2015 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Bridges at Belle Glade (Little Hands Plaza), 816 W Canal Street South, Belle Glade 


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


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.26.15/BridgesatBelleGladeKindergartenReadiness.pdf        

Gaither Singer David Phelps at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center

A graduate from Baylor University, David Phelps is credited among today's most spectacular voices. His seemingly endless vocal range, which extends more than three octaves, coupled with his gift for communicating a song, has brought the house down in the world's most prestigious venues. As a member of the Gaither Vocal Band, David has received Dove Awards, Grammy Awards, and multiple platinum-selling projects. As a soloist, he received 2009 Dove Award nominations for Male Vocalist of the Year and Long Form Video for the Christmas DVD, "O Holy
Night", to add to his many awards and honors.

WHEN: Thursday, January 29, 2015   7:30 p.m.

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

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

Belle Glade City Wide Clean Up 

Litter and debris is unwelcomed in our communities. Your help is needed to make Belle Glade Litter FREE!

WHEN: Saturday, January 31, 2015 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Meet in front of Belle Glade City Hall

For more information contact PBSO: 561-992-1265

Resident Education to Action Program (REAP)
Palm Beach County's Office of Community Revitalization (OCR) is proud to once again offer the Resident Education to Action Program (REAP), a five-week, hands-on educational program providing community revitalization and civic leadership development training. This program is intended to help residents who are interested in improving their neighborhoods. REAP supports the formation of neighborhood associations and empowers residents to seek a better quality of life. Through this course, residents will gain knowledge of innovative ways to solve neighborhood issues. Participants will be eligible to apply for a grant through the America's Next Top Neighborhood Award grant program.
 WHEN: Thursday, February 5 - March 5, 2015 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee Wellness Center, 306 E. Main St.,  Pahokee
For more information contact Chrystal Mathews: (561) 233-5565 or Cmathews@pbcgov.org.

The Doo Wop Project at the Dolly Hand  


The Doo Wop Project (DWP) begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. Throughout the show DWP takes audiences on a journey from foundational tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, and the Four Seasons all the way to Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Amy Winehouse. Featuring current and former stars of Broadway's smash hits Jersey Boys, and Motown: The Musical, the Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate-and in some cases entirely reimagine-some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history.  $25 Adults * $21 Seniors * $10 Children & College Students/Staff 


WHEN:  Monday, February 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM


WHERE: The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, PBSC, Belle Glade

Covered Dish Dinner (prior to Doo Wop Project) Monday, February 9, 2015 * 5:30-7:00 PM
Tickets: $15 Adults * $8 Children under 12  (Not included with Series Ticket)

Sample all of your favorites at this traditional covered dish dinner which will feature food prepared by the finest cooks in the Glades!

Rock Legends: People's Choice


Rock Legends: People's Choice is part rock concert...part rock tribute...all rock n' roll. Rock Legends combines all of these elements to create ashow that is the only one of its kind. In this unique rock and roll revue created by audience favorite Billy McGuigan (of Yesterday & Today: The interactive Beatles Experience and Rave On: The Buddy Holly Experience), audiences are given the opportunity to vote, through the power of their applause, for the songs and music they want to hear. Rock Legends' musical choices take audiences on a journey from the 50s rock and roll of Elvis, Buddy, and Patsy Cline, to the psychedelic 60s of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Janis Joplin. They'll hit the groove of the 


70s with the Bee Gees, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles and the piano men - Billy and Elton and even dabble in the music of the 80s with the likes of Tom Petty, U2 and more! Rock Legends takes on the personality and taste of the audience making each show unique!


WHEN: Thursday, February 19, 2015 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.  


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

For more information call the box office: 561-993-1160


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.26.15/RockLegends.pdf  


Glades Stop The Violence and Crime Prayer Walk


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


The Glades communities will unite in prayer and agreement on Saturday, February 21, 2015, for the "Third Stop the Violence and Crime Prayer Walk." In an effort to make this event a great success, we are asking dedicated community organizations to join us and by being a vendor. This will be a great opportunity for the residents to learn about the valuable resources available in the Glades as we are hoping to draw residents of all ages. Following the walk, residents will meet at Lyons Park in Belle Glade where they can enjoy refreshments and visit your vendor tables. We are asking that all participating vendors be set up no later than 1:30 p.m. on the day of the walk. Please bring your table, chairs and tent, if you need one.   

Pre-walk Gospel Singing event


WHEN: Friday, February 20, 2015 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lyons Park

Stop The Violence Crime Prayer Walk


WHEN: Saturday, February 21, 2015 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: United Methodist Church (next to Dixie Fried) ending at Lyons Park


For more information and for vendor registration contact Marcia Bahia: bahiam@pbso.org


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.26.15/GladesStoptheViolenceWalk.pdf

Call for Action: Farm Share to distribute USDA/TEFAP Food to all in Florida


We urge all community members to contact Commissioner Adam Putnam and let him know that you want Farm Share to be able to distribute USDA/TEFAP food to all in Florida.  His contact information is:  E-mail:  adam.putnam@freshfromflorida.com

Address: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service Plaza Level 10, the Capitol 400 S. Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800 Phone: 1-800-435-7352 Fax: 1-850-617-7744



Please Complete the Florida Rural Legal Services Survey


Florida Rural Legal Services conducts periodic assessments of the legal needs of low income individuals residing in our service area.  The information obtained is used to determine how we can best utilize our limited resources to meet those needs.  To that end, we attempt to poll clients, attorneys, judges, social service agencies, governmental agencies, private groups and staff as to their assessment of the frequency and importance of various civil legal problems to people in poverty. In an effort to obtain your opinion, we have designed the following short survey. We welcome your input. It will take less than 5 minutes to complete. If you would like to forward this survey to others please do not forward this email. 


View link to complete survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FRLSsurvey
Leadership Glades Class Raising Funds To Benefit the Lawrence E. Will Museum

Leadership Glades, Class of 2015 has a vision and a goal; to raise as much money as possible to support the Lawrence E. Will Museum in Belle Glade. After learning the museum has been closed for quite some time and was struggling to reopen, they made it their class project.

They are raising the funds by raffling off a 125-quart Yeti cooler, valued at over $600 and donated by Everglades Farm Equipment. Class representatives Barnie Walker and Regina Bohlen and their classmates are selling tickets for $10 each. Tickets are also available at the Belle Glade and Pahokee Chambers of Commerce. For more information call 561-924-5579 or 561-996-2745.




Gove Elementary School's Annual Career Week


Gove Elementary School's annual Career Week is on the horizon. We hope that you will volunteer to share your professional experiences with our students to make this week truly rewarding.


We are looking for community members to volunteer to speak about their profession at Gove. You will be asked to give a short 20 minute presentation about your job, education, training, and how you made the transition from school to your current occupation. You will be giving the same presentation approximately three times to three different groups of students. 


WHEN:  Monday, May 11, 2015  

WHERE: Gove Elementary School, Belle Glade 


We are also looking for volunteers to share their work vehicle with the students on

WHEN:  Tuesday, May 12, 2015   8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Please be prepared to give a brief presentation regarding your profession and vehicle. 


For more information please contact Michelle Riker at Michelle.Riker@palmbeachschools.org or 561 993-8726. 

 Job Opportunities 

Glades Areas:

New Hope Charities ~ Afterschool Group Leader:  
Other Areas:


15th Judicial Circuit Job Opportunities:

Digital Court Reporter: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.26.15/DigitalCourtReporter.pdf

Foreclosure Case Manager: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.26.15/ForeclosureCaseManager.pdf

Receptionist/Video Hearing Technician: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.26.15/Receptionist-VideoHearingTechnician.pdf

Certified Spanish Court Interpreter: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.26.15/CertifiedSpanishCourtInterpreter.pdf



Nonprofits First Training The Secret Sauce for Nonprofit Brands: An Introduction


How is it that some brands have people who are fanatically loyal?  Have you ever known a Harley Davidson owner to suddenly switch to a Honda, or even a BMW?  How many iPhone  or Apple computer users do you know who swear by their product like nothing can compare?  Can you believe we are now paying more than $150 for headphones?  Headphones!  Over the next two weeks we will explore what the 'secret sauce' is for these brands and how nonprofits can achieve the same magic.  The course will include self-assessment tools, marketing touchpoints, and customized Quick Action Tools.  Each attendee will walk away with a better understanding of their potential and actionable 

steps to get their own secret sauce brewing.(5-part series) Fee: $75


When: Monday January 26, 29 and February 5, 2015  1:30 p.m. -  4:30 p.m.


Where: Children's Services Council of PBC, 2300 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach


For more information Click here for more details 

2015 Resource Fair for Out of School Time Professionals 


The 2015 Resource Fair offers valuable ideas, opportunities to make great connections with other out-of-school-time professionals and exciting give-a-ways! Best of all ... it's free! Take back as many ideas as you can carry. Don't forget your calendar to schedule bookings. 
Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity for anyone devoted to providing unique and worthwhile activities and resources for youth. Check-in begins at 9:45 a.m. Complimentary light breakfast will be available from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.  


Workshop A: Build a Healthy Plate for Wellness  (10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
Incorporate fun and healthy activities into your out-of-school-time program. Learn about the building blocks for a healthy plate, the fundamentals to understanding food labels and smart snacking ideas. Receive invaluable resources, including new engaging activities and simple recipes you can share with the youth in your program to set them on the path to health, wellness and success. 


Workshop B: Help Youth Find Happiness from Within  (11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Teach your youth to make six positive social and emotional choices to foster inner happiness. Learn about materials and activities to create resilient children who are able to focus and learn . . . to be less likely to engage in, or be adversely affected by bullying. This workshop offers tools to help children not only to have a happier life, but also be a positive member of your afterschool community!

Extra Incentives: Fair attendees will receive a directory of more than 70 vendors that offer services and activities that will benefit and enrich out-of-school time programs. Vendors include but are not limited to party rental companies, educational suppliers, entertainers, concessi

oners and community-based organizations. Upon visiting the vendors, be sure that they stamp your "passport" as evidence that you have visited their booths and learned about their products. Participants whose passports have stamps from 80% to 100% of the total number of participating vendors are eligible to enter their passports for a Grand Prize drawing. The winner will be contacted a few days after the event. 


WHEN: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 


WHERE: Pompey Park Community Center,1101 NW 2nd Street, Delray Beach 


Not Just a Girls Disease: Treating Boys with Eating Disorders


Working with children and teens pose challenging problems for professionals given the wide range of disordered eating presentations and co-morbid disorders. Studies, research, trainings, and material are primarily female focused. However, boys do get eating disorders and have different clinical needs. In Part I of this Presentation, Dr. Mark Gold will explain the differences and similarities in males and females with obesity and eating disorders in demographics, treatment and treatment outcomes. Part II by Dr. Deborah Russo will review several clinical interventions when working with adolescent boys including the effectiveness of employing adventure activities as a catalyst for change, healing and recovery.


WHEN: Friday, January 30, 2015 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


WHERE: West Palm Beach Event Hall, 2223 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard #101, West Palm Beach


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.26.15/TheAllianceforEatingDisordersAwareness.pdf  

Weight of Words Play/Community Performance: Take Action on Bullying


The Weight of Words anti-bullying performance comes to Palm Beach County. It serves as a "call to action" for Schools and Communities. The musical was created by Nova High School students and produced by special arrangement with Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts, www.lovewell.org. No Charge for Admission! Bring the family (12 yr. olds & up)


WHEN: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 6:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.


WHERE: Location Varies


View link for more details and a location near you: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.26.15/WOWCommunityPerformance.pdf


 Palm Beach Victims' Rights Coalition "The Lois Messer Advocate of the Year" 


This nomination is based on the following list of accomplishments and examples of direct and indirect services provided to crime victims by the nominee


View for more registration form: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.26.15/2015TheLoisMesserAdvocateAward.pdf


Monday Morning Updates ~ January 26, 2015




Previous Postings GLADES AREA

Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees Meeting 


The Belle Glade Campus of Palm Beach State College will host the District Board of Trustees meeting in the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Theater lobby. The meeting is open to the public. During this time, members of the community will be able to hear updates and ask questions of our Board of Trustees Members as well as Dr. Gallon. We want to extend an invitation to all members of the Glades communities to attend.


WHEN: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Theater , 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade


For more information or questions contact Heather Love: (561) 993-1126Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)


WHEN: Walk in or call for appointment.

WHERE:  Prosperity Center                                              West County Senior Center

                816 West Canal Street  S                                  2916 State Road 15

                Belle Glade                                                       Belle Glade

                Tues - Thurs  10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.                   Mon - Thurs  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

                Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Another option is online at: MyFreeTaxes.com It's simple, secure, and an IRS-certified VITA volunteer is available via a toll free helpline or web chat.

View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.20.15/2015VITAGladesArea.pdf 

211's Snapshop Report for the Glades
211's Snapshot is a quarterly report highlighting select statistics related to 211 Helpline's overall call volume from The Glades residents. This snapshot provides a summary of demographic data while reflecting the problem/needs of those individuals who contacted 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast in search of information, assessment, referrals, telephone counseling, crisis intervention and/or suicide prevention services.

Our 4th Quarter 2014 Snapshot is now available for your review: Glades Snapshop Report

City of Belle Glade Status Report on Current and Future Projects 


40 million (or more) to be spent in Belle Glade

West Tech

Annexation of 750+ acres

Upgrades to West Side of Marina

BG Municipal Airport

New Lake Shore Civic Center and Recreation Area

City Hall

Youth Empowerment Center 

Revolving Loan Fund

Street Repair/Drainage/Safety Upgrades

Lomax Harrelle Pavillion

Belle Glade's Torry Island Campground

New Retail Outlet's

Water Infrastructure

Loading Ramp

Belle Glade Express



 View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.20.15/BelleGladeStautsReport.pdf 

Subsidy Senior Housing Vacancies Available
Quiet Waters is a community for seniors (62 and older) designed to provide a comfortable and welcoming environment for its senior residents. All units are subsidence with Palm Beach County Section 8 so the resident only pays 30% OF THERE INCOME. This include electric and water utilities. Enjoy one bedroom furnished residences with spacious bathrooms and kitchenettes. An activities center will provide residents a computer lab, a library, television lounge, dining facility and entertainment room. Quiet Waters will also feature a wide range of optional support services through an on-site physician's office, and an arts and crafts room. We offer plenty of activities, beautiful apartments and optional care services for residents. All that is missing is you!

WHEN: Now. First come first serve. 
WHERE: Quiet Waters Apartments, 306 SW 10th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Please bring the following:

*         State Picture ID

*         Social Security Card

*         Proof of all income dated within 30 days

*         Birth Certificate

*         Proof of Assets of $5, 001 or more (Property or sold within the last 2 years)

*         Application Fee of $25 per person in the form of a Money Order


For more information visit: www.quietwatersliving.com   


Contact for more information: To apply Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm & Sat 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

 Florida Telecommunications Relay Distributes Free Phones


Amplified Phones to Florida Residents Audiology With A Heart reminds area residents, that free amplified telephones are available to permanent Florida residents with hearing loss. Audiology With A Heart is one of over 24 regional distribution centers for Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc., the statewide non-profit organization that administers the specialized phone program. To qualify for a free amplified phone, you must be a permanent Florida resident, at least 3 years of age and have a hearing loss. Phones are distributed by appointment at convenient location around the county or at our office at 2324 S. Congress, Palm Springs, FL. (North Lake Worth) Call 561-366-7219 for more information or to make an appointment. Cordless phones, amplified phones and phones that amplify and clarify speech are a few of the options available. 


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.20.15/FreeAmplifiedPhones.pdf%20 

FL Department of Health Palm Beach County Encourages Healthy Initiative 2015


Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County has teamed with numerous community partners and programs to encourage everyone to get moving this year and incorporate a healthy lifestyle into your daily schedule. "I would like to see everyone in our county begin by promising to add a healthy choice daily," said Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County Director Alina Alonso, M.D. Dr. Alonso added, the Department of Health has created the Healthy Promise Florida Campaign as a start for everyone to making Palm Beach County the Healthiest in the State and Florida the healthiest in the nation. "I promise Florida" is just the beginning. Visit www.HealthyPromiseFL.com and submit your promise it might be to eat more fruits and vegetables, or simply taking a few extra steps each day.  The promise can then be posted on the website or an I promise post-it note can be dropped off at the Health Department wall of promises at 800 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach.  


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.20.15/HealthyInitiative.pdf%20 

Job Opportunities
Glades Areas:


Indeed Job Search: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.20.15/IndeedJobSearch.pdf  
Variety Job Opp.: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.20.15/JobOpportunity.pdf 


Other Areas:


YMCA~ Diabetes Lifestyle Coach: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.20.15/YMCALifestyle.pdf  
YMCA ~Outreach Swim Instructor: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.20.15/YMCAOutreachSwimInstructor.pdf 
Prime Time ~ Director of Communications and Resource Development: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.20.15/DirectorofCommunicationsandResourceDevelopment.pdf 

Open Enrollment for Health Insurance on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace 


Get help enrolling in the Marketplace and answering your questions about the Affordable Care Act. 


WHEN: Saturday, November 15, 2014-Sunday, February 15, 2015 


View link for English: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/11.10.14/FederallyFalicitatedMarketplaceEnglish.pdf
View link for Spanish:http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/11.10.14/FederallyFalicitatedMarketplaceSpanish.pdf
View link for Creole:http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/11.10.14/FederallyFalicitatedMarketplaceCreole.pdf  


Previous Postings OTHER AREAS

Get Your Taxes Filed for Free

Was your household income $60,000 or less in 2014? The VITA Program gives you three options to choose from to file your tax return.
FILED For You - Full-Service Tax Preparation
Visit a VITA site and an IRS certified VITA volunteer will prepare and e-file your tax return.
FILED With Help - Tax Filing Assistance
Visit select VITA sites and go online to file your own tax return with the support and guidance of an IRS certified VITA volunteer.
FILED Yourself - Tax Filing Online
Log on to www.myfreetaxes.com and file your own tax return. It's simple, fast and secure. Have a tax or software related question? Call the
toll-free helpline 1-855-698-9435 9 am - 10 am Monday through Saturday to speak with an IRS certified VITA volunteer.

WHEN: Walk in or call for appointment
WHERE:  Various locations throughout Palm Beach County.  VITA sites
Another option is online at MyFreeTaxes.com it's simple, secure, and an IRS-certified VITA volunteer is available

Need Affordable Health Insurance? Get Answers!
Join the South Florida Fair for this exciting event to learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Health Insurance Marketplace is a new way to find coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. Whether you're uninsured, or just want to explore your choice, the Marketplace will help find coverage that's right for you.
Health Insurance Navigators & Counselors will be on site to provide Education & Enrollment Assistance at the South Florida Fair
WHERE:  Friday, January 16-February 1, 2015
                 Monday-Friday    12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
                 Saturday-Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

WHEN: South Florida Fair, 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach
Register at enrollpbandtc.org or call 561-844-4220
View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.20.15/AffordableHealthInsuranceSFF.pdf

Monday Morning Updates
Healthcare & Science Career Symposium

The T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society and the Quantum Foundation present the third annual Healthcare and Science Stars of Tomorrow Career Symposium. Students meet experts for career exploration, including: physicians, dentists, scientists, nurses, technologists, therapists, insurance and hospital executives/administrators, pharmacists and directors from many programs area universities. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Cato T. Laurencin.

WHEN: Saturday, February 21, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Inlet Grove Community High School, 600 West 28th St, Riviera Beach

If you would like to volunteer, sponsor or participate in the event please contact Laurel Cole at 561-318-0814 or lcole@tljmedicalsociety.org  

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.