February 17, 2015
Glades Community Updates
Stay Connected!  See What's Going on in the Glades this Week

Tuesday, February 17, 2015         4:00 p.m.  -   5:00 p.m.   Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustee Meeting, PBSC Belle Glade  

Wednesday, February 18, 2015    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Stop Trafficking And Rescue Survivors (STARS), DCF Office Belle Glade     

Thursday, February 19, 2015        7:30 p.m. -  10:30 p.m.   Rock Legends: People's Choice, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center    

Friday, February 20, 2015             6:00 p.m.  -   8:00 p.m.   Stop The Violence and Crime Prayer; Walk Pre-walk Gospel Event, Lyons Park

Saturday, February 21, 2015         2:00 p.m.  -   4:00 p.m.   Weekend Movie Matinee: "Lean on Me" South Bay Branch Library

Saturday, February 21, 2015         2:00 p.m.  -   5:00 p.m.   Stop The Violence and Crime Prayer Walk, Walk start at United Methodist Church 




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

Stars (Stop Trafficking And Rescue Survivors) Belle Glade

This committee was created to bring awareness and engage the community in combating all types of Human Trafficking.   We will be giv ing updates on Legislative issues and where the State stands on Human Trafficking. We will discuss where DCF is with Human Trafficking and where we are going. We will discuss and identify resources in the community for possible Human Trafficking victims and those who are most vulnerable.  

WHEN: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Belle Glade Department of Children and Families building - Conference room 2990 State Road 15, Belle Glade 



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

Checkout New and Exciting Things Happen at Your Local Library


Weekend Movie Matinee

"Lean on Me"

WHEN: Saturday, February 21, 2015 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

"The Blind Side"

WHEN: Saturday, February 28, 2015 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Clarence E. Anthony Branch, 375 S.W. 2nd Avenue, South Bay


Positively Africa!

Experience the music and culture of Africa with Julius and Julia Sanna, of Positively African! Children will enjoy playing African instruments and learning simple Swahili songs.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Clarence E. Anthony Branch, 375 S.W. 2nd Avenue, South Bay

For more information call: (561) 992-8393

Homeless Outreach


The City of Pahokee & Farm Share in partnership with the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center Caring for You & Your Family Homeless Outreach to identify Veterans who are displaced in the western rural areas of Palm Beach County and Henry Counties.


WHEN: Saturday, February 28, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


WHERE: Pahokee Parks and Recreation Complex, 360 East Main Street, Pahokee


For more contact:          Diane Walker  or       Dr. D. Marcelle-Coney

                                   (561) 692-1290          (561)422-5306


View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.17.15/HomelessOutreach.pdf

Thank You from PBSO and Family of Seven in Need


On January 2, 2015 a local family of seven lost all of their worldly possessions in a devastating apartment fire that occurred near the City of Pahokee. With the combined efforts of Palm Beach Sheriff's Office West Detention Center, Road Patrol Division and because of our partnership with a host of private citizens as well as several local organizations we have accomplished our mission!!!  Without the kindness, compassion and generosity of so many in our community this would not have been possible. 


The family has been so very appreciative of each and every blessing that they have received and wanted us to tell you all "thank you, thank you, thank you" on their behalf.  The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Western Region  would like to express their sincerest gratitude to each and every one who chose to be a part of this effort.  Making a positive difference in the lives of others is an experience that makes a lasting and memorable impression in the hearts and minds of all involved. Thank you all for making great memories with us.


Donate to The Glades Initiative for Your Chance to Win a Car




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 birdie s 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


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

Quit Smoking Now:  Free 6 Week Facilitated Support Sessions

Tired of tobacco? Do you know someone who is?  If you're ready to quit....we're ready to help! 


Free Group program at The Glades Initiative, Inc.  Quit Smoking Now is a six-session group program to help you quit tobacco!  The program was developed by ex-smokers for those who want to become ex-smokers themselves, and it also includes help for other forms of tobacco such as cigars, dip, chew, etc.  The program offers free nicotine patches, lozenges, and/or gum (while supplies last), as well as follow-up support.

WHEN: Beginning Wednesday, April 8, 2015   Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.     Class Dates:  4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13


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


To register, call the Everglades AHEC office at 1-877-819-2357 or email info@eahec.org



Community Action Advisory Board Meeting

The Palm Beach County Community Action Agency's (CAA) mission is to collaborate with other organizations to remove barriers and create opportunities for low income individuals and families that will enable them to become more self-sufficient.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: 810 Datura Street, West Palm Beach

For more information please contact Channell Wilkins: 561-355-4702


Mental Health First Aid for Adults

8-hour course brought to you by Alpert Jewish Family and Children's Service. Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them. You are more likely to encounter someone - friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, or member of the community - in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. 


Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course - first responders, students, teachers, leaders of faith communities, human resources professionals, and caring citizens. Sometimes, the best first aid is you. Take the course, save a life, strengthen your community.


WHEN: Monday, February 23 & 24, 2015 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


WHERE: Boca Raton Regional Hospital - Education Center 800 Meadows Rd., Boca Raton


For more information call: (561) 238.0251


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.17.15/MentalHealthFirstAidforAdults.pdf 


Need a Dress for Prom?  Twenty Pearl Youth Group Can Help

Calling all girls. The Twenty Pearl Youth Group of Zeta Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is hosting its 6th Annual PROMTIQUE. If you would like to attend your Middle or High School Prom but can't afford it, come try on some FABULOUS DRESSES.  Private dressing rooms available.  If you try on dress and like it, is yours for FREE!  


WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 2015 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.


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


For more information and to RSVP contact Monica McCoy: (210) 802-1908


View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.17.15/Promtique.pdf  


9th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Research and Educational Symposium


Practical aspect of Sickle Pain with emerging medical treatment and integrative promising therapies to treat Sickle pain symposium will provide an interactive and informative platform for patients, advocates, and healthcare providers and scientists to understand sickle pain. It is intended to improve the treatment strategies, advance targeted research on sickle pain and provide comfort to the patients. Presentation will include first hand patients' own description of sickle pain, clinical understanding of sickle pain, and advances in medical and integrative approaches in sickle pain.


WHEN: Saturday, April 11, 2015 4:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.


WHERE: Diplomat Hotel and Resort, 3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood


View link for more details and how to register: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.17.15/SymposiumonSicklePain.pdf 

Flash MOB 2015

Please join Palm Beach County government in showing survivors of sexual assault that we stand with them (and dance!) to kick off Victims Rights Week! If you... Love to dance Can hold a sign Or stand proud we need you! Our goal is 200 strong. We are counting on YOU to represent!!

WHEN: Saturday, April 18, 2015 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

WHERE: City Place - downstairs by stage area in front of fountain

For more information contact Sharon Daugherty-Duminuco: sdaugher@pbcgov.org  or 561-625-2568

View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.17.15/2015FlashMob.pdf

Prime Time Palm Beach County Afterschool Symposium 2015


You won't want to miss the Prime Time Palm Beach County Afterschool Symposium 2015! This year's theme is Destination Healthy Children: A Journey to Wellness. The guest keynote speaker for the Advancing Afterschool Awards luncheon on May 8  is Dr. Eddie M. Connor, Jr.Empowering people to overcome obstacles and walk in their unique purpose is the real life message shared by Dr. Connor, who is a survivor of stage four cancer.


A resident of Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Connor is an author, college professor, international speaker, mentor, minister, radio/television correspondent and television host of Heal Your Heart, and has been featured on BET, CBS, NBC, PBS and many other media outlets. Dr. Connor is a contributing writer for the Michigan Chronicle and was also featured in the acclaimed BET documentary, It Takes a Village to Raise Detroit.

WHEN: Thursday, May 7 - 8, 2015


WHERE: Embassy Suites West Palm Beach - Central, 1601 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach


View link for more details and how to register:


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2015 Summer Food Service Program


Registration for the 2015 Summer Food Service Program is now open. If your agency or organization is interested in providing meals for the children throughout the summer, please visit https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=2-KYjKJMO-8t8cy-YH15ZA# 


If you have questions, please e-mail agrunwal@pbcgov.org or call 561-242-5700.  

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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

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  

Volunteer As a Guardian Ad Litem 

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. 





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Upcoming Workshops from Nonprofits First


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



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:





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



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 




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.