March 2, 2015
Glades Community Updates
Stay Connected!  See What's Going on in the Glades this Week


Tuesday, March 3, 2015 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.  Superintendent Search Public Forums, Glades Central High School 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 7:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m. Jekyll & Hyde Musical Broadway, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center 



Fair Housing Workshops 


FAIR HOUSING RIGHTS - participants will learn their rights under the Federal, State, and local Fair Housing laws, including: how to ask for a reasonable accommodation; how to request a reasonable modification; what landlords and agencies can and cannot ask when interviewing prospective tenants; what agencies and resources are available to victims of discrimination; and how to avoid and recognize housing discrimination. The purpose of these workshops is to reduce the incidence of housing discrimination in affordable rental units.


Workshop in Spanish 


WHEN:  Friday, March 13, 2015  10:00 a.m. 
WHERE: Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade


Workshop in Haitian Creole            


WHEN: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 10:00 a.m. 
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade


To register call Sandy at the Glades Initiative at: (561) 996-3310 or email: 


Karis Engle Honoree of the Human Progress Award from the Haitian-American Solidarity Center (HASC).     


Congratulations to The Glades Initiative's President/CEO, Karis Engle, for being an Honoree of the Human Progress Award, presented by the Haitian-American Solidarity Center (HASC). See attached link for more details. 


Superintendent Search Public Forums

Join us in these forums and share your input about the qualities and characteristics you would like to see in our next superintendent.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Glades Central High School, 1001 SW Ave. East, Belle Glade

View link for flyer:


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

Broadway Musical: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers  


"Goin' courting" has never been as much fun as in this rip-roaring stage version of the popular MGM movie. Set in Oregon in 1850, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers tells the story of Millie, a young bride living in the 1850s Oregon wilderness. Her plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides. Bursting with the rambunctious energy of the original film, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is all boisterous fun and romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical. Tickets for the show are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and $10 for students, children and PBSC faculty & staff. 


WHEN: Monday, March 23, 2015 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 


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


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

Free Legal Fair!

The Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL) is offering a Free Legal Fair! Attorneys will be available for a FREE consultation in the following areas of law: 


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

WHERE: Belle Glade Civic Center, 725 NW 4th Street, Belle Glade

A FREE Outdoor Concert: A Real Santana Experience

A Real Santana doesn't get any better than Galo's Tribute to Santana. Latin Rock is Galo's forte and being a part of his Tribute to Santana band is not an easy task. In addition to playing a tribute concert note by note and looking like the artist, the musicians also have to be able to capture the live experience of the concert, like the real artist does. This band'll feel like you're at a Santana concert! This free concert will be presented at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on Local vendors will be selling yummy BBQ dinners and other items beginning at 6 pm. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy! No alcohol or coolers are permitted.

WHEN: Saturday, March 28, 2015 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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

Job Opportunities


Glades Areas:


Community Partners:

Indeed Job Search: 

Hot Jobs:



Other Areas:  

Community Partners:

CROS Ministries~ Part-time Food Pantry Coordinator: 

Coral Springs Museum of Art~ Guest Services Associate:    

 Coral Springs Museum of Art~ Education and Public Programs Manager: 

Hot Jobs:  

The Everglades Foundation ~ Vice President for Development:

Johnson Scholarship Foundation~ Program Officer: 

Junior Achievement of South Florida~ Area President/CEO:




Upcoming Trainings with Nonprofits First


Finding Funders for Nonprofit Organizations 

Learn how to find funders for your nonprofit organization using the Foundation Center's comprehensive research tool, Foundation Directory Online (FDO). FDO provides information on more than 100,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grant making public charities in the United States.  It also includes searchable databases of recently awarded grants, sponsoring companies, and recently filed IRS information returns (Forms 990 and 990-PF).


WHEN:  Thursday, March 5, 2015, 12:00  p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Children's Services Council of PBC, 2300 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach                       Fee: FREE  Register here



Skillful Communication Under Pressure: A Mindfulness in Action Program 

Communicating brilliantly is not just about strategies and techniques;  most importantly its about who you are in the moment and how you authentically express your point of view. Thus, this learning journey explores your communication style from the inside out. Using a variety of methodologies including the Enneagram - a profound personality tool,  mind/body/energy work, dialogue sessions, lectures, small group break-outs and case scenarios, you'll learn to let go of limiting communication habits and express your voice in a powerful yet compassionate manner even when in high-pressure situations.


WHEN: Monday, March 9, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Children's Services Council of PBC, 2300 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach                      Fee: $350  Register here   



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, March 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.      

 WHERE: Children's Services Council of PBC, 2300 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach                      Fee $250  Register here

Vickers House South


FREE American English Conversation Classes


Come and learn with us; this will be a very dynamic class in which you will enhance your English knowledge through:  Reading, Speaking, Grammar, Vocabulary, and Pronunciation (You must speak some English to participate)


WHEN: Friday's March 6, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


WHERE: Vickers House South, 3801 Georgia Avenue, West Palm Beach 


For more information call: (561) 804-4975


View link for more details:



VITA Site for Vickers House South 


WHEN: Tuesday, January 20-April 15, 2015 (time varies)


WHERE: Vickers House South, 3801 Georgia Avenue, West Palm Beach 


View link for Vita Site:  

2015 Alzheimer's Community Care - Educational Conference


This year's theme - Knowledge is Power - will feature experts in the care of Alzheimer's disease with a special focus on our family caregivers.  In 2013, 15.5 million caregivers provided an estimated 17.7 billion hours of unpaid care valued at more than $220 billion according to the Family Caregiver Alliance. Your support as a sponsor and/or exhibitor will help to equip families living with Alzheimer's disease with knowledge and resources needed to continue caring for loved ones throughout the disease progression. Your participation in the 18th Annual Alzheimer's Educational Conference does make a difference.  In addition to our Keynote Speaker and four Plenary Speakers, we present 21 additional Breakout Sessions to choose from. This is an excellent educational opportunity for family caregivers!


WHEN: Thursday, March 12-13, 2015 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach


For more information contact Laurie: (561) 683-2700


View link for flyer: 

Community Developmental Screening Clinic

Do you have concerns about your child's development?  We will conduct free developmental screenings throughout our service area, which 
includes Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties. This service is critical for children and families experiencing developmental concerns because early screening leads to early diagnosis and early intervention. We are coming to your community soon! *Parents must be present at the time of screening to provide consent and receive screening results.* 

Developmental Screenings for the year 2015:

WHEN:  From 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Tuesdays:Mar. 24, May 19, Jul. 21, Sep. 22, and Nov. 17

WHERE: Vickers House South, 3801 Georgia Avenue, West Palm Beach


For more information and to schedule screening for your child call: (561) 804-4975


View link for more details:  


Attention College Students:  Institute of Philanthropy & Voluntary Service 

Put your talents toward making an impact when you choose to LIVE, LEARN, INTERN & SERVE in Washington, DC this summer!

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, IPVS is an academic internship program held in Washington, D.C. for undergraduate students active in service and volunteerism on their campuses and in their communities. Our comprehensive program includes academic credit, a guaranteed internship placement and fully furnished housing in the heart of Washington, DC.

WHEN:  Two program options: 4-week (June 6 - July 5) or 8-week (June 6 - July 31)

WHERE:  LIVE in the heart of Washington, DC, just blocks from the national monuments, State Department and White House in fully furnished housing on the campus of George Washington University.

LEARN through a combination of academic coursework and professional development opportunities; earn 3 to 9 academic credits through courses accredited by George Mason University and taught by top rated faculty.

INTERN with a nonprofit organization and work on the front-lines to solving local and national issues; our staff works closely with you to find the best internship match for your interests and qualifications. SERVE the greater DC community through hands-on service projects and fundraising events.

Apply by the March 17 final deadline. To start your application,  Scholarships are awarded based on need and merit with over 70% of students receiving aid.

Monday Morning Updates March 2, 2015


Previous Postings GLADES AREA

Great American Cleanup Earth Day ~ South Bay

The Great American Cleanup, a project of Keep America Beautiful, is coordinated locally by Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful Inc. and the Solid Waste Authority (SWA). Join us and help Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful!

WHEN: Saturday, April 18, 2015 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

WHERE: LSF Head Start, 990 U.S. Highway 27 North, South Bay

For more information and to register contact Edgar Kerr: (561)996-3998

View link for flyer:  



Job Opportunities


Glades Areas:


Community Partners:

Indeed Job Search: 

The Sun: 



Other Areas:  

Community Partners:



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 

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

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:

View link for  Recognition Guidelines:  

View link for Reservation form: 


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 ext. 8286


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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, as well as at The Glades Initiative, Inc. through Sister Laura Cavanaugh. 

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 

 or 561 993-8726. 


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YWCA Seeks Nominations for Racial Justice Awards


The YWCA of Palm Beach County is seeking nominations for both its Racial Justice and Youth Racial Justice Awards. Nominees for the Racial Justice Award may be an individual, civic organization, religious institution, or business that has demonstrated leadership in organizing or supporting activities that reduce and/or prevent racial injustice in Palm Beach County. The Youth Racial Justice Award nominee may be a youth or youth group that exemplifies the same criteria listed above. The deadline for submitting nominations is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2015.


WHEN: Friday, April 24, 2015


WHERE: Kravis Center's Cohen Pavilion, 701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach


For more information or to request a nomination form contact the YWCA: 561-640-0050, Ext. 115


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The YMCA: Be Water Safe Smart Drowning Prevention Programs


Group swim instruction, water safety presentations, adaptive needs swim. These YMCA programs can be geared towards children, teen, adults or seniors. Swimming is a life-long skill that can benefit the entire family. Scholarship and sponsoring opportunities are available so contact us to make a difference.


For more information contact Liz Schmidt: (561) 237-0950 or 


View link for more details:  


Monday Morning Updates February 23, 2015




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:  


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: 

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:  or 561-625-2568

View link for more details:

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 details and how to register: 

Monday Morning Updates February 17, 2015
Florida Chain Newsletter: Need Your Help Protecting Hospitals


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 


If you have questions, please e-mail or call 561-242-5700. 


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 


View link for more details:


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 or (561) 996-3310.


If you would like to submit your volunteer opportunities on our site below, please email us at


           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.