March 23, 2015
Glades Community Updates
Stay Connected!  See What's Going on in the Glades this Week


Monday, March 23, 2015       7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.   Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade

Tuesday, March 24, 2015      5:00 p.m. -   8:00 p.m.   Glades Healthier Together Visioning Session, St. John First Baptist Church, Belle Glade
Saturday, March 28, 2015    11:00 a.m. -   3:00 p.m.   Free Legal Fair, Belle Glade Civic Center, Belle Glade
Saturday, March 28, 2015      6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.   Free Outdoor Concert - Santana Experience, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade



Glades Healthier Together Visioning Session


Palm Healthcare Foundation recently launched its newest strategic initiative, Healthier Together, a community-driven, multi-year, place-based funding approach to solving our community's most complex health issues, neighborhood by neighborhood. Through Healthier Together, the foundation will bring together neighborhood leaders and residents, listen carefully to their needs and aspirations, and provide funding and other resources to help support positive health changes. 


The foundation plans to invest $1 million over the next five to seven years in each of six neighborhoods located throughout Palm Beach County - Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, the Glades, Jupiter, Lake Worth and Riviera Beach/northern West Palm Beach - for collaborative, health-related projects within the foundation's priority areas of diabetes prevention and management, family caregiving and behavioral health.


WHEN: Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


WHERE: St. John First Baptist Church, 600 Southwest 8th Street Belle Glade


For more information and to RSVP Amy Dean: or (561) 833-6333


View link for more information: 


Free Legal Fair offered by the Florida Association of Women Lawyers
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: 

Family law Domestic violence/ Stalking
Workers' Compensation
Insurance/Personal injury
Criminal Defense
Will Preparation

WHEN: Saturday, March 28, 201511:00 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.


First United Methodist Church, Pahokee ~ Holy Week Events


Join us daily at 12:00 noon for a daily devotion at the First UMC Chapel.              Lunch will follow in the Fellowship Hall.  


Monday, March 30, 2015      Rev. Bill Taylor, Canal Point Baptist Church

Tuesday, March 31, 2015     Rev. Linette Christian, Church of God of Prophesy

Wednesday, April 1,2015     Rev. Patricia Wallace, Harvest AME

Thursday, April 2, 2015       Rev. Nancy Stiles, Canal Point United Methodist Church

Good Friday, April 3, 2015  Pastor Mike Henderson, Jacobs Destiny Church 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015     7:00 p.m. Grace in all it's Glory Easter Cantata in Sanctuary.  Reception to follow.


Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015  Sunrise Service  7:00 a.m. Courtyard, Rev. Nancy Stiles, Rev. Bill Taylor, Rev. Patti Aupperlee

offering will support "Imagine no Malaria."  Breakfast in the fellowship hall immediately following the sunrise service.  

Worship  11:00 a.m.  Sanctuary.  Bring a friend.


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

Belle Glade Chamber Hosting BBQ Fundraiser for Lawrence E. Will Museum 


The Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce is hosting a BBQ to help raise much-needed funding for the Lawrence E. Will Museum.  It is at noon and if you dine in you will hear a presentation from the Glades Historical Society Board about the museum. We also have takeout available. Tickets are $15 each and include 1/2 BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, green beans, roll and homemade dessert. Those who dine in will also have tea or bottled water. Please support this benefit. The Glades has a rich heritage and a unique history! It's important that we preserve it for future generations. We will be selling tickets here at the Chamber from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this week Monday through Thursday. We hope to see you there! 


WHEN:  Tuesday, March 31, 2015 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  


WHERE: Lawrence E. Will Museum , 530 South Main St, Belle Glade


For more information and to purchase tickets contact Belle Glade Chamber: (561) 996-2745 


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.  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, April 11, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


WHERE: Clarence E. Anthony Library, 375 SW 2nd Ave. South Bay


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


View link for more details:

Anquan Boldin's 11th Annual QFest Weekend


Fun Day in the Park, Bigger and Better.  Ziplines, Hamster Balls, Spider Mountain, Off Road Obstacle Course and interactive games, Kids will slide, balance, jump, climb, swing, and interact like never before!  Plus food beverages, giveaways, live performances, all day long for free. With All Star Band And also performing Dee Dee Simon, Zion Sons, Cepeda McKCay & No Limits and Marlon Boone. Keep updated by following Anquan on Twitter @ANQUANBOLDIN!!!


WHEN:  Saturday, April 11, 2015   12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. 


WHERE:  Anquan Boldin Stadium, Pahokee

Breast Health Basics - Learn the Facts

Each year, more than 200,000 women in the U.S. are expected to be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and nearly 40,000 women will die from the disease.

Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women today.
Early detection and effective treatment for breast cancer have been shown to improve survival.

1 Hour Presentations offered in the Glades communities in Spanish, Creole, and English by The Glades Initiative, Inc.


To arrange a presentation for your group in the Glades, contact Carol Rodriguez at or call (561) 996-3310

Long-Sleeve Relief Drive: of Clean USED and New cotton shirts  


Our brother and sisters in the field are in need of shirts to wear to protect them from the sun and other elements as they gather food we put on our tables. Shirt collection sites are located at Farmworker associations and St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores across Central Florida. Shirts can be drop off at the Glades Initiative on behalf of Florida Catholic.


WHEN:  Running February 18 - March 31, 2015


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


Three of Nashville's Best Singer/Songwriters are Coming to Belle Glade!


Three of Nashville's best female singer/songwriters are coming to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center in Nashville Chicks with Hits! The show, which features Sherrie Austin, Kylie Sackley and Alissa Moreno, will be performed with songwriters in the round format showcasing great hits from some of Nashville's best artists. The ladies will be on stage with their guitars singing the hits they wrote and recorded and telling the stories behind the songs. 

Sherrie Austin's songwriting credits include "Streets of Heaven" sung by Sherrie Austin, "Shotgun Rider" sung by Tim McGraw, "Good At Startin' Fires" sung by Blake Shelton and George Strait's "Where've I Been All My Life". Kylie Sackley wrote "Nothin' Bout Love Makes Sense" for Leann Rimes, "Sunshine & Summertime" sung by Faith Hill and "It's Just That Way" by Alan Jackson.

Alissa Moreno wrote the Grammy nominated "Every Day" sung by Rascal Flatts.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 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


Glades Area 2015 "Children's Week": Hanging of the Hands 2015


 Bridges at Belle Glade is working with the Glades Inter-Agency Network and several Children's Week Committee Members to organize and pull off the annual event during the 'Glades Area 2015 Children's Week'. Children's Week is a statewide event and at our capitol in Tallahassee, it will be celebrated from April 12th -17th with festivities each day including: hanging of the hands, a luncheon, a breakfast and various presentations. On the local level we anticipate: proclamations from our tri-city municipalities, the hand presentations, an ESE breakfast, child care tours, the Fun Day Celebration and so many more activities during the week of April 13th - 17th. 


So we need you- our  local partners to help the Glades Interagency Network and the 2015 Children's Week Planning Committee to make these activities a great success for our local child care students. We need volunteers, vendors, donors, child care centers, parents of Head Start students, Early Childhood Agencies to participate in two of the major events being held during Children's Week. The first is the annual ESE Breakfast and Resource Fair on April 15th at West Tech, from 8:30 am - 10:00 am, with Dr. Seth Bernstein. The second is the Glades Area 2015 Children's Week Fun Day celebration for local child care centers and family child care providers, at Rardin Park, from 10:00 am-2:00 pm.

Glades Area 2015 ESE Breakfast:

WHEN: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: West Tech, State Road 715, Belle Glade


Glades Area 2015 Fun Day in the Park:

WHEN: Friday, April 17, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Rardin 4600 Park, State Road 715, Pahokee


For more information and to RSVP contact Trenesia Rozier or Lakeisha Freeman: 561-992-8210


View link for more details and registration form:

View link for Child Care Responsibilities form:     

HANOA of Florida, 2nd Annual Multicultural Health Fair

Free blood pressure, blood sugar screening, mammography testing, prostate screening, and cholesterol screening

WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Boys and Girls Club Teen Center, 35 SW 10th Street, Belle Glade

For more information contact: (561) 206.2258 or (561) 729.3702 

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


View link for English:

View link for Spanish:  

Job Opportunities
Glades Area:

Other Areas:

Homeless Coalition ~ Volunteer and Event Manager:  

Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc. (CILO)~Transition Advocacy Specialist: 

Boca Helping Hands, Inc. ~ Director of Development:

James Mueller & Associates ~ Chief Operating Officer Vita Nova, Inc.:

Catholic Charities Diocese of Palm Beach, Inc. Grant Writer/Development Assistant:



The Yellow Dot Program


Have you ever wondered, what would happen if you got into a car crash and you were unconscious? Have you thought to would anyone know what my medical history is; or how would they know about the medications I am taking; or the medicines I'm allergic to; or better yet, how would they know what hospitalthat I want to go to...? Who would call my family and let them know I've been hurt? How would they even know how to get in touch with my family?

The good news is that you don't have to wonder or worry about that anymore. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue supports a new Program called the Yellow Dot. The Yellow Dot gets important information into the hands of emergency responders quickly and it can save your life! If you are involved in a car accident and can't communicate, first responders can look in your glove compartment box for the "Yellow Dot" pamphlet where you have written essential medical information about yourself.

This information can help rescue crews decide the best approach to your emergency treatment. This is especially important after a car accident where you may be unconscious, in shock, or simply unable to communicate clearly.  When you can't talk to Emergency Responders to provide them with vital medical information, the Yellow Dot is your tool to provide personalized information on your behalf!


For more information, click here:

Human Trafficking Conference

Honoring Victims of Slavery Then Fighting Slavery Now: Abolition of Child Domestic Servitude in Haiti Hosted by Broward College together with Free the Slaves and the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST). International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. 

WHEN: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Broward College Bailey Hall, 3501 S.W. Davie Road, Davie

Click here for more details and to register.


National Crime Victims' Rights Week Palm Beach County Events

Palm Beach Victims' Rights Coalition National Crime Victims' Rights Week

WHEN: April 18-26, 2015

WHERE: Location Varies

View link for more details and events: 

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 prevent diabetes and improve the lives of people living with the disease and those who are touched by it through Education, Awareness, Quality Services, Management, and Advocacy.

Our pillars of excellence include:

Member Experience:Design, develop, and deliver high quality services that engage and offer significant value for members
Diabetes Prevention:Reduce the incidence and prevalence of diabetes
Knowledge & info sharing:Be a comprehensive, accessible, & reliable source for diabetes prevention & management, knowledge & info.
Management & operational excellence:Build and manage effective systems and efficient processes to support organizational success
Policy and Advocacy:Bring visibility to the extent, impact, and urgency of diabetes in Palm Beach County

Membership is free, to join, click here for the membership application. All interested parties are invited to attend our next General Membership Meeting:

WHEN:  Friday, April 17, 2015   9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 


WHERE:  Palm Healthcare Foundation Pavilion, Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 5205 Greenwood Avenue, West Palm Beach


For more information and to RSVP contact: or (561) 703-2629 

Sickle Cell Disease Research and Educational Symposium

The 9th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Research and Educational Symposium and 38th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Scientific Meeting will offer cutting-edge educational programming presented by some of the world's leading sickle cell disease clinicians and researchers. The meeting schedule of events will include specialty sessions featuring interactive and panel discussions, and an International East meets West Symposium. East meets West will explore the current situation of the care of Sickle Cell Disease patients in the developing world, especially Africa, and identify areas of need and potential collaboration between experts in the East and the West. Emphasis will be on issues surrounding the following: Newborn Screening, Primary/Community Care for Sickle Cell Disease and Accessibility to hydroxyurea and barriers to its use.

WHEN: Friday, April 10, 2015   8:00  Monday, April 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.


WHERE: The Diplomat Resort Spa ( a Curio Collection Hotel), 3555 S. Ocean Drive,Hollywood, FL

For more information and to register, 
Information Sessions for Immigrant Students for Summer and Fall - 2015 


The Global Education Center, Registration and Admissions, Educational Programs: (Credit, Vocational and Center for Languages) , The Testing Center, Meeting with an Academic Advisor, Scholarships, and Financial Aid.


WHEN: Wednesday April 8, 22, May 13, 27, 2015 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


WHERE: Palm Beach State College-Lake Worth Campus, 4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth


For more information and to RSVP contact Nancy Perez: (561) 868-3973


View link for flyer in English:

View link for flyer in Spanish: 

Food Action and Research Center (FRAC)


Monday Morning Updates ~ March 23, 2015



Previous Postings GLADES AREA


Looking for Volunteers to Teach Adults How to Read



Are you interested in donating two hours a week to help improve an adult's reading? Then call Elizabeth Braunworth at 561-681-4074 for more information. We have opportunities at the Belle Glade Library, the South Bay Library and the Pahokee Library. 


Apply now for Summer Camp Scholarship Program


Applications for the Summer Camp Scholarship Program are now being accepted in the Palm Beach County Human Services Area offices. Please contact the office closest to you to make an appointment to submit your application. Offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00  p.m.

  • Belle Glade: 561.996.1630, 38754 State Road 80
  • Riviera Beach: 561.694.7450, 1440 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
  • Delray Beach: 561.274.3130, 225 South Congress Ave.

Link for more info- 

 Apply now for the PBC Food Bank Summer Weekend Nutrition Program


The summer months leave many children and their families particularly vulnerable to insufficient nutrition. During the 2014 summer, the Food Bank provided nutritious food to more than 1,700 children at 19 summer camps in Palm Beach County. Each child, who participated in the Weekend Nutrition Program in 2014, was provided a sack pack full of healthy food to take home for their family to enjoy every Friday afternoon. In 2015, the Food Bank will expand the program to additional sites and will be using more durable backpacks. 

If your agency/program is interested in partnering with the Food Bank, please contact Abigail Batista at or 561.670.2518 x 304.

Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network Newsletter 

LOHRN Newsletter
Job Opportunities
Glades Area:

Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County: 
Lakeside  Medical Center: 
The Geo Group: South Bay: 
Intensive Case Manager & Substance Abuse Technician - Jerome Golden Center: 

Other Areas:
Community Partners: 
15th Judicial Circuit Court Certified Spanish Court Interpreter:
Henderson Behavioral Health - Adult Counselor, Lake Worth:
Knight Foundation - Miami:
Hospice of Palm Beach County:  Hospice Job Postings Palm Beach


11th Annual Q-Festival Weekend  


Golf Tournament

WHEN: Thursday, April 09, 2015 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
WHERE: PGA National, 400 Ave of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens


Celebrity Basketball Game
WHEN: Friday, April 10, 2015 5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee High School Stadium, 900 Larrimore Rd, Pahokee


Fun Day in the Park
WHEN: Saturday, April 11, 2015 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Anquan Boldin Stadium



For more information call: 510-484-7022


View link for flyer:  

March - National Ethics Awareness Month Events: PBSC

Check out the lineup of free 2015 Ethics Awareness Month events scheduled for Palm Beach County this March at 


The Ethics Partnership Council of the Center for Applied Ethics at Palm Beach State College invites all leaders and members of the community to join in learning more about the ethics movement in Palm Beach County and to strive for ethical actions in all aspects of their daily life. 


National Ethics Awareness Month is an annual event during March in which organizations and businesses nationwide promote ethics awareness.

Palm Beach State College was encouraged to undertake a leadership role in both developing a plan and housing a center that would serve as the key local resource and focal point for establishing a culture of ethics in Palm Beach County. The Center was officially launched in 2011 and continues to collaborate on key strategic initiatives in close cooperation with a diverse cross-sector cadre of community leaders.


We hope to see you at one or more of our events and invite you to contact us if our office can provide any assistance or support! 


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 US Hwy. 27 North, South Bay

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

View link for flyer:  

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

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 


Previous Postings OTHER AREAS


Sickle Cell Disease Research and Educational Symposium

The 9th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Research and Educational Symposium and 38th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Scientific Meeting will offer cutting-edge educational programming presented by some of the world's leading sickle cell disease clinicians and researchers. The meeting schedule of events will include specialty sessions featuring interactive and panel discussions, and an International East meets West Symposium. East meets West will explore the current situation of the care of Sickle Cell Disease patients in the developing world, especially Africa, and identify areas of need and potential collaboration between experts in the East and the West. Emphasis will be on issues surrounding the following: Newborn Screening, Primary/Community Care for Sickle Cell Disease and Accessibility to hydroxyurea and barriers to its use.
WHEN: Friday, April 10, 2015   8:00  Monday, April 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.


WHERE: The Diplomat Resort Spa ( a Curio Collection Hotel), 3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL

For more information and to register, 
Information Session for Immigrant students for Summer/Fall 2015 

Topics of Discussion:

The Global Education Center
Registration and Admissions
Educational Programs - Credit, Vocational and Center for languages
The Testing Center
Meeting with an Academic Advisor
Scholarships and Financial Aid

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 8, 22 May 13, 27   3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth Campus, Room: CRB 108, 4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth  

Call 561-868-3973 to reserve your seat.  


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: 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:  


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


View link for more details: 

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:   

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 to Kick off Victims Rights Week

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: 


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.