February 09, 2015
Glades Community Updates
Stay Connected!  See What's Going on in the Glades this Week

Friday, February 13, 2015       9:30 a.m.  or  11:30 p.m.  Weight of Words Play: Take Action on Bullying, Dolly Hand    

Friday, February 13, 2015      10:00 a.m. -  1:00 p.m.      Child Safety Seat Inspection: A Community Service, Belle Glade DCF Office

Saturday, February 14, 2015  12:00 p.m. -  1:00 p.m.      City of Belle Glade Revolving Loan Fund Program, Resource Center



President's Day Office Closing


In observance of President's Day, The Glades Initiative offices will be closed on Monday, February 2/16.



Donate to The Glades Initiative for a chance to win a new 2015 Honda Vehicle

This could be yours!


Make a donation of $20 or more to The Glades Initiative, Inc. a Honda Birdies for Children charity, and then guess the total number of birdies that will be made by the entire field in all four rounds of the 2015 Honda Classic.   110% of your donation goes to your charity, The Glades Initiative!!


Grand Prize: BRAND NEW 2015 HONDA VEHICLE, awarded to the donor who guesses the correct number of birdies as well as several great prizes awarded based on a random drawing from all participants.

What number should you guess?   

Here are the total number of birdies made in each of the last seven tournaments (all have been played at PGA National Resort & Spa - Champion Course):
  •       2007: 1,116 Birdies
  •       2008: 1,144 Birdies
  •       2009: 1,180 Birdies
  •       2010: 1,181 Birdies
  •       2011: 1,041 Birdies
  •       2012: 1,279 Birdies
  •       2013: 1,244 Birdies
  •       2014: 1,363 Birdies

Donate online here: http://thehondaclassic.com/birdies-for-children/donate/thii/ 

Or complete this pledge form, and bring or send it with your donation to The Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 S.E. Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430



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


The Weight of Words anti-bullying performance comes to Belle Glade. The Palm Beach Lakes Community High School Weight of Words Troupe will perform this play with a powerful message at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. This 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 


WHEN: Friday, February 13, 2015   9:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.


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


Registration is not required.  Community welcome.  View link for more details


Child Safety Seat Inspection: A Community Service  


Child Safety Seat Inspection: A community service provided by Bridges, DCF & Safe Kids PBC. A new law has gone into effect on January 1, 2015, requiring all children in Florida under the age of 6 to travel in a child safety seat. Children who have outgrown a car seat must ride in a booster seat to ensure they are protected in the event of an accident. If you need a seat for your child, seats will be available for a donation.

Registration & payment required in ADVANCE.


WHEN: Friday, February 13, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 


WHERE: Belle Glade Dept of Children & Families, 2990 State Road 15, Belle Glade


View link for more details and information: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.09.15/CarSeatCheck.pdf


City of Belle Glade Revolving Loan Fund Program


The City of Belle Glade has funds available for new construction.  Are you ready for home ownership?  Use your income tax refund for a down payment and closing costs.  Do you have a credit score of at least 600?  Steady income?  Money saved?  Financing is available for up to $100,000.  Public Information Meeting February 14.  Immediately following the meeting, the Housing Information Specialist will be available to answer questions and assist interested applicants in completing RLF program Applications.  


WHEN: Saturday, February 14, 2015   12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 


WHERE: Lois D. Lewis and Mary O. Evans Resource Center, 1240 SW Avenue E, Belle Glade


For more information, contact LaSandra Highsmith (561) 996-0100 ext. 121 


View link for flyer:http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.09.15/PublicInformationMeeting.pdf  


The Pillowcase Project

The Pillowcase Project is an opportunity to indoctrinate a culture of preparedness in a whole generation and a way to learn about the importance of preparedness in a fun and interactive way.  FREE for Elementary school age children ages 8-11 (grades 3, 4, 5).  Disney and American Red Cross Sponsors. 


WHEN:   An agreed upon date and time


WHERE: anywhere that is safe and able to have the presentation


Contact for more information: Rene Favreau, American Red Cross, (561) 996-4291 or rene.favreau@redcross.org

Planned Approach To Community Health (PATCH)  

The Glades PATCH is a program designed to help the community evaluate, plan and implement health education and disease prevention and intervention programs. PATCH helps promote the health of the community to include social, emotional and physical well-being of its citizens. PATCH is a partnership of concerned citizens and organizations. This partnership provides a forum for identifying health problems affecting the community and mobilizing the community to plan, conduct and evaluate intervention services.  


WHEN: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  


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




REACH Fair Planning Meeting


WHEN:  Thursday, February 12, 2015   11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


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

Glades Interagency Network (GIN) Meeting  


WHEN: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  


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



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) 993-1126



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 a show 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

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and Bridges Presents Project Cradle Care


Prenatal Educational Fair: It's all about ME! Healthy Choices, Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Generations. If you are pregnant and interested in attending, contact Bridges at Pahokee.


WHEN: Saturday, February 28, 2015 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

WHERE: City of Pahokee Parks and Recreation,  360 E. Main Street, Pahokee

View link for details:http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.09.15/ProjectCradle.pdf 


FREE Outdoor Concert: The Valerie Tyson Band

We will be returning to our outdoor stage on Saturday, February 28 at 7:00 pm! Come and hear all of your favorite hits from the 50's right on up until today! The concert will be preceded by our food and vendor fair so come out early for great food and gifts!

WHEN: Saturday, February 28, 2015  Vendor Fair 6:00 p.m.   Concert: 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:  The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade

Jekyll & Hyde Musical Broadway Comes to the Dolly Hand


The Broadway musical, Jekyll & Hyde, is coming to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in this all new production of the musical phenomenon. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits (most notably, "This is the Moment") from multi Grammy and Tony nominated Frank Wildhorn and double Oscar and Grammy winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences the world over. 

Following a world premiere run in Houston, Texas the musical embarked on a national tour of the United States prior to its Broadway debut in 1997. Many international productions have since been staged including two subsequent North American tours, two tours of the United Kingdom, a concert version and a re-vamped US tour in 2012 ahead of a 2013 revival on Broadway.  


WHEN: Tuesday, March 3, 2014 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. 


WHERE: The 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.

Job Opportunities


Glades Areas:


Indeed Job search: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.09.15/Indeed.pdf 

Families First of Palm Beach County~ Family Support Worker I: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.09.15/FamiliesFirst.pdf 

Community Partners: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.09.15/CommunityPartner.pdf

Boys and Girls Clubs:  http://www.bgcpbc.org/current-openings 


Other Areas:  


Community Partners:http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.09.15/CommunityPartner.pdf 

The Center for Services of Palm Beach County~ Full-Time Clinical Therapist: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.09.15/ClinicalTherapist.pdf

HomeSafe~ Open Positons: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.09.15/HomeSafe.pdf

Palm Beach County Food Bank ~ Job Openings:  http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.09.15/PalmBeachCountyFoodBank.pdf  





Upcoming Workshops from Nonprofits First


Tips for Managing Conflict in the Workplace


Conflict, arguments, and change are natural parts of our lives, as well as the lives of every agency and organization. Learning to deal with that conflict, in a healthy way, is crucial. Misunderstandings and miscommunications, if left unchecked, can contribute to decreased morale and productivity - conditions which often intensify during periods of budget cuts and increased staff workloads. The impact of these circumstances is compounded by a natural human resistance to change. When handled in a respectful and positive way, conflict provides an opportunity for growth, ultimately strengthening the bond between staff members. 


When:  Thursday, February 12, 2015 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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

Fee: $50


On Board: A Governance Training Workshop


On Board is a board training program for executives, current, and emerging board members featuring Board Source materials and Terry Stone, Board Certified Governance Trainer.

Participants will focus on strengthening the nonprofit board through proven governance models, effective meeting management, and the development of clear board responsibilities, including fundraising. 


When: Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 1:00  p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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

Fee: $250



Avoiding the Cultural "Bumps" - The Culture of Workplace Bullying and Harassment


In recent years, we have seen a rise in incidences of workforce bullying and harassment. Bullying can be covert or overt and takes on a wide variety of forms. Workplace bullying, like childhood bullying, has individuals or groups using persistent aggressive or unreasonable behavior against a co-worker or subordinate. This bullying can be verbal or nonverbal; psychological or physical; abuse or humiliation. While often subtle, bullying or harassment incidents frequently stem from cultural differences. With changing demographics and increased diversity in our organizations; race, ethnicity, language, accents, religion, age and sexual orientation, are often at the root of the bullying. Organizations are often confronted with situations of a cultural nature that can often prove "sticky" to handle. Responses to these situations not only affect employee relations and staff morale; but can lead to litigation. This interactive workshop will explore real life workplace scenarios and their origins, while exploring resolutions.

When: Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: United Way of Palm Beach County, 2600 Quantum Boulevard, Boynton Beach

Fee: $50


View link for more details and registration: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.09.15/NonprofitsFirstWorkshops.pdf

Business Women ROCK: Social Media Series for Savvy Business Owners

the right tools for your business, keep in touch with your clients while attracting new ones.  Social media can take your business to the next level or drop it to the bottom of the barrel... this series is designed to help you select 

WHEN: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: The TED Center NORTH Conference Room, 723 39th Street, West Palm Beach

View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.09.15/SocialMediaforSavvyBusinessOwners.pdf


You are invited to a Garden Cocktail Reception


You are invited to a Garden Cocktail Reception, in honor of Mr. Otto McGavisk president of FHCSWA, District VII


WHEN: Thursday, February 12, 2015 5:30 p.m. -  7:30 p.m.

WHERE: 116 Monterey Way, Royal Palm Beach


For more information and to RSVP Contact Millicent Redway: (561) 777-0072  or infor@minkconcierge.com 

Farm Share Food Giveaway

Enough food to feed 1,000 families

WHEN: Friday, February 13, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, 801 8th Street, West Palm Beach 

For more information call: (561) 832-8338

View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.09.15/FarmShareFoodGiveaway.pdf 


Slide The City And United Way Of Palm Beach County: FUN Opportunity 


United Way is partnering with Slide the City (if you haven't seen ads on tv or heard about it - check out (www.slidethecity.com).  By providing volunteers for the event, Slide the City will make a significant donation to United Way and  include us in their promotions. Below is the schedule of shifts needed, they are all about 5 hours. If you are interested in volunteering, please let me know.  You are welcome to invite family and friends to join you.  Minimum age to volunteer is 15. As a perk for volunteering, you will also receive one free slide (during non-volunteer hours). 


WHEN: Saturday, February 14, 2015 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.


WHERE: Clematis Street, West Palm Beach


For more information contact Donna Pulda: donnapulda@unitedwaypbc.org or 561-375-6621


View link for registration information and more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.02.15/SlideTheCity.pdf 

 Join The Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County


The Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County is an alliance of healthcare organizations and community partners working together to pre vent diabetes and improve the lives of people living with the disease and those who are touched by it through:

  • Education
  • Awareness
  • Quality Services
  • Management
  • Advocacy
Membership is free and open to anyone with an interest in advancing the Diabetes Coalition's mission.  The membership roster includes diverse organizations such as hospitals, community health centers, government agencies, universities, and businesses.  Individual members have a decades of experience and knowledge related to diabetes prevention and management. 

Click here for membership application.  

   Jekyll & Hyde Musical Broadway Comes to the Dolly Hand


The Broadway musical, Jekyll & Hyde, is coming to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in this all new production of the musical phenomenon. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits (most notably, "This is the Moment") from multi Grammy and Tony nominated Frank Wildhorn and double Oscar and Grammy winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences the world over. Following a world premiere run in Houston, Texas the musical embarked on a national tour of the United States prior to its Broadway debut in 1997. Many international productions have since been staged including two subsequent North American tours, two tours of the United Kingdom, a concert version and a re-vamped US tour in 2012 ahead of a 2013 revival on Broadway.  


WHEN: Tuesday, March 3, 2014 7:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 


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


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


New Guide Helps Schools Respond to Labor and Sex Trafficking


A guide has recently been released by the U.S. Department of Education on recognizing and responding to both labor and sex child trafficking in schools. The three primary goals of this resource are: to provide educators information on risk factors, to identify potential children at risk, and to help create protocols and policies in schools which address this increasingly widespread issue. The guide also links to other publications and resources which may be of assistance to educators. Access it at:




Monday Morning Updates Monday February 9, 2015





Previous Postings GLADES AREA

Guardian Ad Litem Program Needs Volunteers

The Guardian Ad Litem program of Palm Beach County is in need of volunteers to help us meet our mission of ensuring that every abused and neglected child in Palm Beach County has a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem (GAL). The program needs volunteers to become GALs as well as volunteers to assist with fundraising and administrative duties. Guardian ad Litem Volunteers (GAL) advocate for children who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected. As of December 2014, in Palm Beach County over 400 children still need a GAL to Speak Up! For their best interests, to ensure their basic human right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to learn and grow in the safe embrace of a loving family.


For more information contact: (561) 355-2273

Glades Interagency Network (GIN) Recognizing Efforts of People in the Community


The Glades Interagency Network is hosting its Annual Glades Community Awards Recognition Luncheon. The luncheon will recognize individuals that give of themselves to assist their community without necessarily being compensated for their efforts. Glades-area businesses, organizations and individuals have an opportunity to recognize up to two people by completing an Honoree Form. The cost of each Honoree's Plaque is $25. In support of your honoree, we request the presence of a representative from your organization attend this event. Space is limited. Honoree Overviews and photos must be received no later than Tuesday, March 24, 2015.


WHEN: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 11:30 a.m.


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


If you have questions contact Tammy Jackson-Moore: (561) 914-0311.


View link for  Honoree: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.02.15/GINHonoree.pdf

View link for  Recognition Guidelines: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.02.15/GINRecognitionGuidelines.pdf  

View link for Reservation form: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.02.15/GINLuncheonReservationForm.pdf 


Early Detection is your Greatest Tool in the Fight Against Breast Cancer 

Don't allow $$$ to keep you from getting a mammogram. You may qualify for a FREE mammogram at Lakeside Medical Center through a grant from Susan G. Komen South Florida. Lakeside Medical Center have a considerable amount of grant monies left, which if we don't use, we may lose. 


To see if you qualify and/or make an appointment call:  561-996-6571 


View link for English: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.02.15/EarlyDetection.pdf

View link for Spanish: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.02.15/EarlyDetectionSpanish.pdf  

Community United Methodist Church's Spring Fling

Giant Yard Sale, Health Screenings, Blood Mobile, Bounce House, Library Book Mobile, Children's Activities.  Vendors include: Jewelry Sales, Essential Oils, Thirty One, Dolly Hand Performing Arts Center, PBSO, Red Cross, PBCFD, Local Artists and others. A  Bar BQ Lunch (chicken, baked beans, corn on the cob, bread and tea) will also be available. 


Saturday, March 21, 2015  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.    BBQ Lunch  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  

                                                                                                        (Dine in or take out) $5.00


Community United Methodist Church, 401 SW First Street, Belle Glade


All Proceeds go to Community United Methodist Church's  Local Mission Outreach and United Methodist Church "Imagine No Malaria" World Mission Campaign


 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 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. 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.


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. 


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) 

WHEN:  Walk in or call for appointment.


WHERE:  Prosperity Center 
                816 West Canal Street S.
                Belle Glade
                Tues. - Thurs. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
                Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
West County Senior Center
2916 State Road 15
Belle Glade
Mon. - Thurs. 9:00 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


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 


Vink 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 


Job Opportunities


Glades Area:


Indeed.com  http://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=33430

The Sun: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.02.15/TheSun.pdf 

Community Partners: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=cpcto# 


Other Areas:


Big Brothers Big Sisters ~ Finance Manager: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.02.15/BBBSFinanceManager.pdf 

Girl Scout Troop Facilitator: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.02.15/GirlScoutTroopFacilitator.pdf

Center for Family Services of Palm Beach ~ Clinical Therapist: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.02.15/ClinicalTherapist.pdf


Previous Postings OTHER AREAS 



How To Do business With the School District


The School District of Palm Beach County will be conducting a seminar to provide information on how to become a new vendor and conduct business with the School District. In addition to receiving information, attendees will have an opportunity to meet key people from the Purchasing Department and the Office of Diversity in Business Practices. The event is free and offered to any interested businesses.


WHEN: Monday, March 9, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


WHERE: Palm Beach County School District Administrative Office Board Room, 3300 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach


If you have questions contact Debra Boutet: (561) 434-8216 



5th Annual International Women's History Month Dinner - Dance Fundraiser 


The Haitian-American Solidarity Center (HASC) in collaboration with several sister organizations, is holding its 5th Annual International Women's History Month Dinner - Dance Fundraiser Celebration. HASC recognizes honors and celebrates women of all nationalities and ethnic backgrounds who devote their talents, resources, time and energy for the advancement of humanity. This year, HASC will honor five women who make meaningful contributions in society through their leadership and noble acts. 


If you wish to nominate someone (must be a woman) to receive the "Human Progress Award" for their contribution to society, please contact us, at HASC and we will send you a nomination application along with instructions. If your nominee is selected we will notify you to make sure that she is present at the event to receive her award.  Theme: Women are the Main Pillar of Society! The deadline has been extended to February 15 to submit your nomination.


WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 2015 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m


WHERE: Wellington Mall Court, 12794 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington 


For tickets, reservations, or more information call: Mireille (561) 281-3180 or Fitz (561) 561-502-8968 or send an email to HASC at solidaritypbc@gmail.com 


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.02.15/HASCWomenHistoryCelebration.pdf



United Way of Palm Beach County Releases Request for Proposals 2015


United Way of Palm Beach County has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) on January 26, 2015 offering interested parties an opportunity to submit a proposal for developing a strategic plan to address hunger in Palm Beach County. Proposals must be received on or before February 24, 2015 by 5:00pm (EST). Late proposals will not be considered. 


All questions/inquiries regarding this RFP may only be submitted through e-mail to the attention of Donna Quinlan, Director of Community Impact. The subject line must read RFP Questions - Hunger Relief Strategic Plan. No phone calls. All answers to the questions will be posted on this webpage no later than February 13, 2015.


For more information contact Donna Quinlan: donnaquinlan@unitedwaypbc.org 


View link for more details: http://cdn.trustedpartner.com/docs/library/UnitedWayPBC2012/2014-15/CI/Hunger%20Relief%20Strategic%20Plan%20RFP.pdf 



Department of Economic Sustainability Quarterly Newsletter


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.02.15/DepartmentofEconomicSustainability.pdf   



Palm Beach County Counts Quarterly Newsletter 




 Monday Morning Updates February 02, 2015




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.