April 20, 2015
Glades Community Updates
Stay Connected!  See What's Going on in the Glades this Week


Tuesday, April 21, 2015      9:00 a.m. -  10:30 a.m.    Planned Approach To Community Health (PATCH), Glades Initiative, Inc., Belle Glade

Tuesday, April 21, 2015      11:00 a.m. -  12:00 p.m.  Glades Interagency Network (GIN) Meeting, West Tech., Belle Glade

Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:00 p.m. -  8:00 p.m.    Improving Drinking Water Quality and Water Pressure, Belle Glade Civic Center

Friday, April 21, 2015           6:00 p.m. -  10:00 p.m.  AIDS Coalition of The Glades 28th Annual Banquet, Mt. Zion AME Church

Friday, April 24, 2015           7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.   Extreme Vegas: A Magical Circque Spectacular, Dolly Hand, Belle Glade

Saturday, April 25, 2015      9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    Bike Rodeo, Belle Glade City Hall, Belle Glade

Saturday, April 25, 2015     10:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m.    HANOA 2nd Annual Multicultural Health Fair, Boys and Girls Club, Belle Glade 



                  MAY 5-6, 2015
             5:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Help us eliminate barriers for vulnerable Glades families to access vital health and human services for a healthier Glades! Donate through the GREAT GIVE 24 hour, online giving event and your donation will go further because of matched funds.

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, April 21, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

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


Glades Interagency Network (GIN) Meeting


WHEN: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


WHERE: West Tech Educational Center, 2625 STATE ROAD 715, Belle Glade




Improving Drinking Water Quality and Water Pressure

New water mains mean better drinking water and increased water pressure for 250-plus Belle Glade residents and businesses. The Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department's (PBCWUD) Water Main and Services Replacement Project affects properties bordered by SW 18th Street on the west, South Main Street on the east, SW Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. on the north and SW Avenue G on the south." The new water mains will replace existing water pipes that have deteriorated," said PBCWUD Director Jim Stiles. "Some are leaking and some are too small to handle the flow." 


One of many infrastructure projects in PBCWUD's 2015-2020 Capital Improvement Program, the project involves installing new water mains, moving water meters to the front of properties and installing piping to connect the relocated water meters to residences and businesses in the area. From start to finish, construction could last up to one year. Residents and business owners will learn more about the project and have an opportunity to ask questions of PBCWUD staff and contractors.


WHEN: Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:00 p.m.


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


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.20.15/ImprovingDrinkingWaterQualityandWaterPressure.pdf

AIDS Coalition of The Glades 28th Annual Banquet


The  AIDS Coalition of the Glades, Inc. wishes to thank all for their support from the past twenty-eight years. Your financial support has benefited many people living in the with HIV/AIDS in the Western Palm Beach County. Since our inception in February of 1987, their foundation has provided various services to our community. Some of the services they provided are as follows: Food, medication, utility payments, rent, furniture, appliances, and transportation. They need your support  once again. They will be hosting their culminating annual banquet.


WHEN: Friday, April 24, 2015   6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Mt.Zion AME Church, Multipurpose Building, 908 S.W. Avenue B, Place Belle Glade


For more information or to purchase tickets Jessie Terry: (561) 202-7712


View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.20.15/AIDSCoalitionOfTheGlades.pdf 


Extreme Vegas: A Magical Cirque Spectacular is Coming to the Dolly Hand

If you enjoy shows like "Americas Got Talent", "Cirque du Soleil" and the magic of David Copperfield, then you will love "EXTREME VEGAS"! The show takes you on a high speed journey through Las Vegas, highlighting the best in Vegas-style variety acts. This magical evening of grand illusions, quick change, extreme stunts, hilarious comedy, aerial acrobatics and mind blowing magic is enhanced by amazing visual effects, stunning costumes and a heart stopping soundtrack. "What happens in Vegas doesn't always STAY in Vegas"!

WHEN: Friday, April 24, 2015 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


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


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



Bike Rodeo 


A FUN event for kids of all ages "Must be accompanied by an adult" Free Bike Helmets Free Food and Drinks free hands-on bike riding activities to teach and promote bike safety

WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Belle Glade City Hall,110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd West ,Belle Glade

View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.13.15/BikeRodeo.pdf 


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  

Move in the Right Direction - A Community Performance

'Movin' in the Right Direction - A Community performance presented by Young Singers of the Palm Beaches, Choir in the Glades. No charge for attendance.

WHEN: Thursday, April 30, 2015  6:00 p.m. 


WHERE:  Community United Methodist Church, Belle Glade





Identity Theft 101 Presentation


Presented by: The National Crime Stop Program.  Identity Theft is the fastest growing crime in America and with your credit affecting your ability to get insurance, interest rates and even potential employment, it is vital you understand how to protect yourself from the crime that happens every 3 seconds. Key Topics Include: 

  • Financial Fraud - 100 Million Victims in 2011
  • IRS & Tax Fraud - 6 Million Victims in 2011
  • Debit/Credit Card Fraud
  • Wireless Pick-Pocketing
  • How to get your Free Credit Report
  • Home Security  - 8% Increase in Burglaries in Florida in 2011
  • Personal Security & PSD's
Did you know most credit/debit cards now wirelessly transmit your information?  Did you know that your passport info is being transmitted the same way and criminals have been stealing that information since 2006?  Learn how this is possible and how to protect yourself from Wireless Pick-Pocketing and much more in Identity Protection 101.


WHEN:  Thursday, April 30, 2015     10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


WHERE: Bridges at Belle Glade and The Prosperity Center   

For more information and to R.S.V.P. contact Trenesia Rozier:561-841-3500 ext. 4302

I Love Pahokee Day


Join the City of Pahokee for a day of Fun Showcase Love by Engaging in a Community Effort that Needs You: Activities - Beautification - Community Garden - Crime Watch - Going Green - Health - Marketing - Safety


WHEN: Saturday, May 2, 2015    1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


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


View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.20.15/2015ILovePahokeeDay.pdf

The Jungle Book Performance


Hey! No monkeyin' around! Join your favorite bunch of Jungle Book characters as they try to catch a tiger by the tail when the Missoula Children's Theatre and more than 50 local students present THE JUNGLE BOOK, an original musical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale.  This production is part of the Missoula Children's Theatre's unique international touring project and is presented locally by Palm Beach State College. Tickets are $6 and are available at the Dolly Hand box office or online at www.dollyhand.org (service charges apply).


WHEN: Saturday, May 9, 2015    11:00 a.m. -  7:00 p.m.


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


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

5th Annual "Celebrate Life With Hope Festival" ~ Haitian Heritage


Come and celebrate the 5th Annual "Celebrate Life With Hope Festival" with live music and a lot of fun. Your are Invited to be a partner: Community organizations, Government agencies, Health agencies, Private businesses, Vendors, Community leaders, Churches and many more.


WHEN: Saturday May 16, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Hand Park, NW 5th Street and Canal Street, Belle Glade


For information call :( 561) 502-8968, (561) 317-3486 or Solidaritypbc@gmail.com 


Click here for vendor application: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.20.15/2015HASCVendorApplication.pdf


The Glades Initiative is looking for volunteers to help do face painting for kids at this event.  If you would like to volunteer, call Sandy at the Glades Initiative at (561) 996-3310.
Federation of Families ~ Mental Health Awareness Fair

The Federation of Families of Florida is supporting Mental  Health Awareness for the month of May on Saturday, May 23, 2015.  They are hosting a community awareness fair.  In an effort to make this fair a great success, they are asking dedicated community organizations to join them and be a vendor.  This will be a great opportunity for the residents to learn about the valuable resources available in the Glades as they are hoping to draw residents of all ages.

WHEN:  Saturday, May 23, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Vendors set up by 9:00 a.m. -  9:30 a.m. 

WHERE:  Federation of Families Office, 101 N.W. 1st Avenue, South Bay

Please RSVP to Freshandra Willis at (561) 480-3576 or by email to freshandra@flfamilies.net  

2016 Financially Assisted Agencies (FAA) Request For Proposals & Renewal 

In providing for human service's needs, Palm Beach County augments its own services mix by providing financial assistance to community-based organizations. Financially Assisted Agencies (FAA) is a program within the Administrative section of the Department of Community Services. It was established in the early 1980s. Funded organizations are monitored by the Community Services Department to maintain strict fiscal and service integrity. Funding given by the Board of County Commissioners to local health and human service program agencies throughout Palm Beach County is managed by several staff within the department. The funds are monitored by two program monitors. 

Data collected from the funded agencies as well as other County resources for planning purposes is managed by a two planners. The department staff operates under the supervision of Channell Wilkins, Director of Community Services. A volunteer, Board of County Commissioner's appointed Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) has input on the FAA process as well. The mission of the CAC is to "assist" the Board of County Commissioners in the assessment of need, planning and implementation and evaluation of the System of Care, as defined in the Health and Human Services Element of the Palm Beach County Comprehensive Plan." Essentially, the committee recommends service priorities prior to the RFP process. They base these recommendations on community assessments and other information gathering processes. Submission through the website must be completed by May 9, 2014 at  5:00 p.m. in order for a proposal to be considered.

View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.20.15/FinanciallyAssistedAgenciesFunding.pdf

Join New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church for Operation SOS (Save Our Sons)

Please join New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church for their Operation SOS, SAVE OUR SONS Worship Service. If you are the parent of a male child please bring your son (s) and worship with us as we praise, preach, pray, and anoint our sons.


WHEN: Sunday, May 31, 2015     4:00 p.m.


WHERE: New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church, 1650 South Main St., Belle Glade


For more information contact Pastor Williams: (561) 261-2300

 Palm Beach State College Trustees Select First Female President


The Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees culminated a six-month national search process Wednesday, unanimously choosing Ava L. Parker, J.D., to become the first female president of Palm Beach State College.  Parker, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Florida Polytechnic University, was one of four finalists who met with the board Wednesday, each making a case for being the best fit to lead the largest institution of higher education in Palm Beach County. 


Parker said she was drawn to PBSC's strong foundation and history of excellence. "The quality of the programs and the commitment of the academic and administrative teams are apparent in the success of this institution," she stated. "The College is poised for innovative strategies that support economic development, it is located in a growing, diverse region, and it is expanding its footprint. We will do great things together."


View link for more details:


Job Opportunities 

Glades Areas:


Glades Health Care Center ~ RN and RN Supervisor: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.20.15/GladesHealthCareCenter.pdf  

Pioneer Park Pool ~ Pool Cashier (On-Call):

Indeed Job Search: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.20.15/IndeedJobSearch.pdf

Community Partners: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.20.15/CommunityPartner.pdf

The Sun: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.20.15/TheSun.pdf


Other Areas:  


Florida Community Health Centers, Inc.~ Senior Insurance Biller:


Community Partners: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.20.15/CommunityPartner.pdf



The Palm Beach County 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, April 21, 2015 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


WHERE: Community Action Agency, 810 Datura Street, West Palm Beach


For more information contact: cwilkins@pbcgov.org  or (561) 355-4702. 

Information Sessions for Immigrant Students for Summer/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 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: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/03.16.15/ImmigrantStudents.pdf

View link for flyer in Spanish:http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/03.16.15/ImmigrantStudentsSpanish.pdf 


Florida Department of Health PBC Open House and Showcase WIC Program

  • Developing Community Partnership

  • Healthy Weight Initiative

  • Florida WIC EBT Card

  • Breast Pump Loan Program

  • Improve wait time

  • And many more.....

RSVP by Friday April 17, 2015

WHEN: Thursday, April 23, 2015 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Greenacres WIC Center, 5985 10th Ave North, Greenacres

For more information and to RSVP contact Diana Mulkey: (561) 671-4089 or Diana.Mulkey@flhealth.gov 

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: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.23.15/YWCARacialJusticeAward.pdf 

The Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County ~ Project Homeless Connect

Are you homeless ~ join us for National Healthcare Day for the Homeless, and Day of Dignity free resources: Clothing, Toiletries, Haircuts, Food, Healthcare, Vision / Dental Screenings, Pregnancy / HIV Testing and many other resources to assist your temporary crisis situation. Many more free services including: Homeless Outreach Team (H.O.T.), Assessment Screening, Food Stamps, Medicaid / Medicare, and more.
This flyer serves as a bus pass that can be used from 6am - 2pm on April 24, 2015 on Palm Tran Route 1 only.


WHEN: Friday, April 24, 2015   9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: St. George's Episcopal Center, 21 W 22nd Street, Riviera Beach

For more information call: 561-355-HOME

View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.13.15/ProjectHomlessConnect.pdf  

LD STARS: A Parent Conference on Learning Disabilities


Children with learning disabilities can achieve success when we encourage their strengths, understand their weaknesses, and collaborate well with educators and community supports. Our LD STARS: A Parent Conference on Learning Disabilities will help you understand learning differences and appreciate a strengths-based view so you can support your child and get them on the right path to success. You'll have access to over 20 expert sessions to help you debunk the common myths, learn strategies for school and home, prepare your child for transition to adult life and understand how to build resilience and self-esteem in your child. Admission is free.


WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 2015 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


WHERE: Park Vista Community High School, 7900 Jog Road, Lake Worth


For more information contact Marsha Kufel: marsha.kufel@palmbeachschools.org 


View link for more details and how to register: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.13.15/LDSTARS.pdf


2015 Youth Summit: The Weight Of My Words And Actions

Topics include: Bullying, General and Mental Health, Violence and Gang Prevention, and Substance Abuse Prevention, Middle School and High School Students ONLY!

  • 10 Community Service Hours

  • Music

  • Interactive Games

  • Prizes and Giveaways

WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


WHERE: Palm Beach Lakes High School, 3505 Shiloh Drive, West Palm Beach


View link for more details and how to request FREE tickets:http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/03.30.15/2015YouthSummit.pdf

View link for registration form: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/03.30.15/2015YouthSummitRegistrationForm.pdf 

Needs Assessment Interview For Palm Beach County

Currently looking for parents/caregivers willing to participate in a Comprehensive Needs Assessment Interview for Palm Beach County supported by the Unicorn Children's Foundation, The interview can be conducted by phone or in person and only takes about 30 minutes. The project is covering all ages; birth through adulthood and ALL disabilities.

WHEN: All interviews must be completed by April, 27, 2015

WHERE: Call for location

For more information contact Ruthie Bunkelmann: Ruthie.Bunkelmann@gmail.com 

View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.20.15/UnicornChildrensFoundation.pdf

Meet and Greet Scripps Scientists Working on Diabetes Issues


"What if a Scripps Scientist was on the verge of curing Diabetes?" The Scripps Research Institute Invites you to "Meet and Greet our Scientists."  Come meet our scientists and hear how they are approaching new treatments, and tomorrow's cure - for Diabetes.


Presentations by: Dr. Patrick Griffin, Chair - Department of Molecular Therapeutics and Dr. Roy Smith, Chair - Department of Metabolism and Aging.


WHEN:  Tuesday, April 28, 2015    5:30 p.m.


WHERE:  O'Keeffe Founders Suite, The Scripps Research Institute, 120 Scripps Way, Building B, Jupiter


Kindly RSVP by 4/20/2015 to mmessina@scripps.edu or (561) 228-2015



SART & CPT: What You Need To Know


Palm Beach County Victim Services and Certified Rape Crisis Center (SART), Child Protection Team, Palm Beach County State Attorney Office and PBCSO Forensics Unit have teamed up to provide a comprehensive training to provide the most current protocol and information to law enforcement officers, medical professionals, and victims' advocates on responding to Sexual Assault victims with a focus on children. The purpose of this training is to provide the most current protocol and information to law enforcement officers, medical professionals, and victim advocates on responding to Sexual Assault victims with a focus on children.


WHEN: Friday, May 15, 2015    9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


WHERE: SART Center, 4210 N. Australian Ave., West Palm Beach


For more information call Susan Carlini: (561) 625-2568


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.20.15/SARTCPT.pdf   


Children's Special Needs Equipment Fund


The Children's special needs equipment fund pays when insurance and Medicaid won't.  Do you know of a child, age birth through 17, who requires medical equipment, but has no means to get it without causing family hardship? Apply to the United Way's Special Needs Equipment Fund to pay for medically necessary equipment that is not covered by private insurance or Medicaid. Equipment must enhance mobility or communication (for example, speech or hearing) and includes: Wheelchairs, Specialized strollers, Feeding chairs, Bath and shower systems/chairs, Hearing aids, and more.


For more information contact Pam Heyer: (561) 375-6650 or pamelaheyer@unitedwaypbc.org 


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.13.15/ChildrensSpecialNeedsEquipmentFund.pdf   

Apply to be an "Extraordinary Charity"

Is your organization in need of more visibility, credibility and support? Do you want to increase your donor base? YOU could be included in our upcoming 3nd annual publication that connects small charities with thousands of local donors. Our foundation is providing this information as a  community service so all costs are covered by us. We are following in the footsteps of similar publications in other metropolitan areas that have been highly successful in helping charities fulfill their missions through increased exposure. 

Our Objective is simple: to raise awareness of unrecognized but deserving charities. Extraordinary Charities, Inc. has produced a directory of extraordinary charities in Palm Beach County that may not be getting connected with appropriate donors. This directory is being distributed to thousands of high net worth individuals, small foundations, philanthropic advisors and others who wish to be more knowledgeable so they can contribute with assurance that their gifts will have a significant positive impact.

View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.20.15/ExtraordinaryCharities.pdf 


Monday Morning Update ~ April 20, 2015     Click here for Monday Morning Update 

Previous Postings GLADES AREA

Glades Initiative Strategic Planning Survey ~ Please Complete


Charlotte Pelton & Associates is conducting a survey (via Survey Monkey) on behalf of The Glades Initiative as a part of their strategic planning process currently underway.  Partners, friends, volunteers, community advocates, and residents may have received an email asking you to complete a survey about The Glades Initiative, Inc. Thank you to those who have already completed the survey, we do appreciate your input.


If you subscribe directly to the Glades Community Updates, you should have received an email requesting your participation with a link to the survey, last Tuesday.  If you did not see it, please look for another email tomorrow afternoon around 1:20 pm inviting you to participate.  Be sure to check your SPAM folder if you don't receive it. 


The survey will take less than 15 minutes to complete.  Please set aside a time in your schedule when you are free to participate.  Please also note that all those who chose to participate in completing the survey will be eligible for a drawing to win a $100 gift card among other incentives.


If you prefer, you do not need to identify yourself to participate in the survey.  However, you must provide your name and contact information in order to be entered into the drawing.


All responses will remain confidential and only be reported to The Glades Initiative in the aggregate.  If you choose to provide your name, it will be provided to The Glades Initiative in the back of the report in an alphabetical listing of study participants, and for the purposes of the drawing.

2015 Women in Leadership Awards

Executive Women of the Palm Beaches (EWPB) is proud to announce the three honorees for its annual Women in Leadership Awards (WILA). Representing the public/nonprofit, volunteer, and private sectors, with thirty-five nominees provides an example of the strength and character of female leadership in Palm Beach County.  The 2015 Honorees include: 

Karis Engle, Public/Nonprofit Sector

Salesia Smith-Gordon, Private Sector

Martha Ruth Reyes, Volunteer Sector


For the 32nd annual WILA event, Jennifer Hyman, will serve as keynote speaker. Hyman is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Rent the Runway, a revolutionary business that has transformed the retail industry making designer dress and accessory rentals a convenient and accessible luxury experience for millions of women.

WHEN: Friday, May 1, 2015 11:00 a.m.


WHERE: Kravis Center Cohen Pavilion, 701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach


For more information  contact Jessica Clasby: 561) 868-7070 or info@ewpb.org

Anquan Boldin Foundation Now Accepting College Scholarship Applications

The Anquan Boldin Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications, where four $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors entering college. Applicants must be residents of Palm Beach County or residents of the San Francisco Bay Area. Student requirements include:
* Show academic achievement, with a 3.5 GPA or better
* Show contribution in the community, with a minimum of 100 hours
* Demonstrate the need of the scholarship 


The deadline for submitting applications for the Fall 2015 semester is April 20, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST. Finalists will be notified via email and postal mail by week of May 4. For more information, please email Requests@Q81.org.

View link for scholarship application:http://www.q81.org/anquan-boldin-scholarship-fund/ 

Pahokee High School Department of Music 2014-15 Band Banquet

Pahokee High School Department of Music Band Banquet in honor of Mr. Ollice Davis Jr. $2.00 donation entry reception will be held in the cafeteria

WHEN: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Pahokee High School, 900 Larrimore Rd, Pahokee

For more information call Pahokee High School Band Director: 561- 561-924-6412

2015 Second Annual PBSO/Glades Tri-City Basketball Camp 


Your Child Will Greatly Benefit From Our Camp, Improving as a Person as well as a Basketball Player. Campers will Develop Basketball Skills in the Areas of Defense / Ball Handling / Passing / Shooting Rebounding / Team Work / Focus on the Court.Campers will Develop Personal Skills in the Areas of Choices and Consequences / Discipline to Self-Discipline Active Learning / Respecting Others / Focus on Goals.

Each Camper Will Receive Personal Attention to Help Them Improve Their Game, Reach Their Goals, and Have Lots of Fun!

WHEN: Monday, June 8, 2015 8:00  a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Time varies on age group)

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

View link for more details:http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.13.15/2015BasketballCamp.pdf 
Check Out New and Exciting Things Happening at Your Local Library 

Belle Glade Branch: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.13.15/BelleGladeBranch.pdf

South Bay Branch:http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.13.15/SouthBayBranch.pdf 

Pahokee Branch:  http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.13.15/PahokeeBranch.pdf 

211 Belle Glade Snapshot Report



April 2015 Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network Newsletter (LORHN)



Monday Morning Updates April 13, 2015  




Job Opportunities


Glades Area: 


Indeed Job Search: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.13.15/IndeedJobSearch.pdf  



Other Area: 


Palm Beach County Food Bank ~Agency Relations Coordinator:


Leadership Broward Foundation, Inc. ~ Manager, Leadership Programs:


The Lord's Place ~Volunteer Coordinator:


Children's Harbor, Inc. ~ Director of Development: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.13.15/DirectorofDevelopment.pdf   

Ed Venture Charter ~ Executive Director: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.13.15/ExecutiveDirector.pdf 

Palm Beach County Food Bank ~ Agency Relations Coordinator: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.13.15/AgencyRelationsCoordinator.pdf  

Children Service Council ~ Chief Programs Officer:  http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.13.15/ChildrenServiceCouncilCEO.pdf  

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.


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: 


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

Everglades Trading Invites You To A "Lunch and Learn"  


Did you know that we also sell...safety equipment and supplies, janitorial supplies, break room supplies, furniture, and much more!


WHEN: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 


WHERE: Lomax Harrelle Pavilion, Belle Glade Marina, 5000 W. Canal Street N


For more information and to RSVP contact Kathy or Matt: Please RSVP to: Kathy@evergladestrading.com or Matt@evergladestrading.com 


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.06.15/2015ETCLunchandLearn.pdf


Dolly Hand Spring Raffles


All proceeds to benefit the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center

Items for raffle:

  • John Deere Z445 zero-turn riding mower with 48-inch deck!

    Tickets: $20 each or 6/$100 donated by Everglades Farm Equipment

    Samsung H6350 55" Smart LCD TV

  • Tickets: $10 each donated by Royals Furniture 

Tickets can be purchase via phone or in person from Dolly Hand Board member 

Drawing: Saturday, May 9, 2015  (Don't have to be present to claim prize)

View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/03.30.15/DollyHandSpringRaffles.pdf 

The 1, 2, 3's of Temper Tantrums 


In this interactive training, teachers will learn how to work with children that are using Temper Tantrums in the classroom. We will learn why children have temper tantrums, what to do before, during and after a temper tantrum, and discuss when to get outside help. We will also develop action plans that will lessen the likelihood of future tantrums in our classrooms. 


WHEN: Monday May 11 & Monday May 18, 2015   5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Bridges at Belle Glade - Training Room, 816 Canal Street South, Belle Glade

For more information and to register call: (561) 899-1646

View link for more information: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/03.30.15/TemperTantrums.pdf   

Catholic Charities St. Mary Center On site Services


On site Services Provided: 

  • English Classes

  • Computer Classes

  • Immigration Legal Services (By appointment only)

  • Birth line/Life Pregnancy Care Center (Thursday's only)

  • Counseling (By appointment only) 

Community Access Partners Catholic Charities also provide assistance in applying for public benefits such as: Food stamps, Cash Assistance, or Medicaid available Monday-Friday by appointments only


For more information and or to schedule appointment call: (561) 924-5677


View link for more details:http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/03.30.15/CatholicCharities.pdf  

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


Previous Postings OTHER AREAS


The Palm Beach County 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, April 21, 2015 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


WHERE: Community Action Agency, 810 Datura Street, West Palm Beach


For more information contact: cwilkins@pbcgov.org  or (561) 355-4702.


Application for Swimming Lesson Voucher Program

Summer is on the way. The application for the swimming lesson voucher program is now on the Palm Beach County Drowning Prevention Coalition Website.

View link for more details: http://www.pbcgov.com/drowningprevention/   


2015 Youth Summit: The Weight Of My Words And Actions

Topics include: Bullying, General and Mental Health, Violence and Gang Prevention, and Substance Abuse Prevention, Middle School and High School Students ONLY!

  • 10 Community Service Hours

  • Music

  • Interactive Games

  • Prizes and Giveaways

WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


WHERE: Palm Beach Lakes High School, 3505 Shiloh Drive, West Palm Beach


View link for more details and how to request FREE tickets:http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/03.30.15/2015YouthSummit.pdf

View link for registration form: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/03.30.15/2015YouthSummitRegistrationForm.pdf  

211's Snapshots for January and February 2015   

211's Snapshot is a monthly report highlighting select statistics related to 211 Helpline's overall   call volume from residents of Palm Beach County, Martin County, St. Lucie County, Okeechobee County, and Indian River County.

This snapshot provides a summary of demographic data while reflecting the problem/needs of those individuals who contacted 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast in search of information, assessment, referrals, telephone counseling, crisis intervention and/or suicide prevention services.

Our January & February 2015 Snapshots is now available for your review:  


Aetna Foundation 2015 GoLocal:
Cultivating Healthy Communities Grants Program



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: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/03.02.15/FREEDevelopmentalDisabilitiesScreenings.pdf  


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 LSchmidt@YMCASPBC.org 


View link for more details:http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.23.15/YMCA.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 details and how to register: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.17.15/2015PrimeTimePBCAfterschoolSymposium.pdf 



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.