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


Tuesday, April 28, 2015    11:30 a.m. -  1:30 p.m.  Glades Interagency Network(GIN Award Luncheon, Dolly Hand

Tuesday, April 28, 2015     6:00 p.m. -   8:00 p.m.  Pahokee High School Department of Music 2014-15 Band Banquet, Pahokee HS

Thursday, April 30, 2015  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Identity Theft 101 Presentation, Bridges at Belle Glade

Thursday, April 30, 2015    1:00 p.m. -   2:00 p.m.  Identity Theft 101 Presentation, Lakeside Medical Center

Thursday, April 30, 2015    6:00 p.m.                    Young Singers of the Palm Beaches - Performance, Comm. United Methodist Church

Saturday, May 2, 2015        9:00 a.m.                    Annual Founders Day Celebration "Prayer Breakfast", Lakeshore Civic Center 

Saturday, May 2, 2015        1:00 a.m. -   6:00 p.m.  I Love Pahokee Day, Pahokee



Be a Philanthropist for a Day - #GREATGIVE15

                  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.


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  



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


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.  at Bridges at Belle Glade and The Prosperity Center


To R.S.V.P. contact Trenesia Rozier: 561-841-3500 ext. 4302

WHEN:  Thursday, April 30, 2015      1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Lakeside Medical Center


To R.S.V.P. contact Edwin 561-996-6571 ext. 8442 or email emelende@hcdpbc.org 


Young Singers of the Palm Beaches - 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



Annual Founders Day Celebration "Prayer Breakfast"

As we honor our Five Heroines with the theme: "Women of God United as One, Thirsting for the Word."  Sponsored by Dixie Bell Chapter #116 Order of Eastern Star Donation $10.00


WHEN: Saturday, May 2, 2015    9:00 a.m.


WHERE: Lois Lewis & Mary O. Evans Resource Center ~ Lake Shore Civic Center, 1224 S W "E" Place, 

Belle Glade


For more information or tickets please contact Sis. Mary F. Adams or Sis. Barbara Spence: (561) 996-4517, (561) 463-9372 


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

Lakeside Medical Center Professional Development Day


WHEN: Monday, May 11, 2015 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center (Conference Room 1 & 2), 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade

Come and find out about about continuing education opportunities. 

View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.27.15/2015ProfessionalDevelopmentDay.pdf 

Great Give 2015 Open House & Community Lunch


Open to the public.  We're less than two weeks away from the Great Give Palm Beach and excitement is building.  Join us as we celebrate Great Give 2015. Meet up with participating non-profits, sponsors and the Great Give team. 


WHEN:  Wednesday, May 6, 2015  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    Community Lunch  12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 


WHERE:  Center for Philanthropy, 700 South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach


Lunch graciously sponsored by Whole Foods.  


Click here to register for the open house/lunch 


Job Opportunities

Glades Areas:


Indeed Job Search: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.27.15/IndeedJobSearch.pdf

The Sun:  http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.27.15/TheSun.pdf

Early Learning Coalition ~ Family Service Specialist: http://elcpalmbeach.applicantpro.com/jobs/202174-40038.html  


Other Areas: 


Families First PBC ~ Child First Clinical Director: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.27.15/ChildFirstClinicalDirector.pdf  

Families First of Palm Beach County: http://www.familiesfirstpbc.org/portal/careers#.VTuP7iFViko 




Cinco de Mayo's Family Fun Fest

Community to Action on Obesity is teaming up with Digital Vibez to create a night you won't forget of music, exercise, and fun! Please spread the word of this massive event and come support them by being a vendor so that the kids and families learn more about what it is you do to help them stay active and healthy. There is no charge for the event or for tables. Just let them know how many tables you need, what special accommodations you might require, and how long you will be able to attend.   

Please find all the pertinent information below and contact them if you have any other questions. Don't forget to come in some bright colors for this festive and great event. Please join them for this amazing pre-party of The Great Give, which is a giving event that will directly impact Digital Vibez that begins on May 5th!


WHEN: Tuesday May 5, 2015     5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


WHERE: Palm Beach Outlets, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach


For more information call: 561-244-9983 or info@digitalvibez.com 


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.27.15/FamilyFunFest.pdf


View link for vendor form: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.27.15/CincodeMayoVendorRegistrationForm.pdf

Nursing Conference Care Transitions & Community-Based Care 

Please join Palm Healthcare Foundation and your nursing colleagues for a conference to learn about the current state of care transitions and community-based care in Palm Beach County and what we all can do to make a difference. Fellow in Public Policy at Brown University's A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions and author of The Vanishing Neighbor: the Transformation of American Community (2014). Continental breakfast and lunch included, Registration closes Monday, June 15, 2015


WHEN: Friday, June 19, 2015      8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


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

For more information call: (561) 833-6333


View link for more details and how to register: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.27.15/NursingConference.pdf  

Nominate Someone for the Lighthouse Award


Do you know someone who excels in the work they do?  If so, please nominate them!  The Health Council of Southeast Florida would like to ask you to nominate outstanding individuals from our community to be presented with the Lighthouse Award at the Upcoming Navigate PBC Symposium.

The Lighthouse Award will be given to individuals who go above and beyond in their work helping individuals and families navigate the various health and human services systems and connecting or linking them with care, services, programs and support.

Navigate PBC, an initiative of the Health Council of Southeast Florida, aims to support the health and human service in the community and recognizes the hard work, dedication, perseverance and compassion of the many individuals who work to support the system by making the linkages to care, services, support and resources and improving the health and quality of life for the individuals they serve. Navigate PBC also knows that these individuals often work diligently and tirelessly without accolades, awards and due recognition.

Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of reviewers selected by HCSEF and awards will be given to individuals who best display hard work, dedication, perseverance and compassion in their work.

Lighthouse Award recipients will be announced and presented awards at the Navigate PBC Symposium on May 29, 2015. 




                                 Lighthouse Award Nomination Form                  Register Here for PBC's 3rd Regional Symposium 


Autism Awareness Infographic 


The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) would like to share their new Autism Awareness Infographic to help communities increase awareness about the issues of wandering in Children with Autism, enabling them to better address these issues in communities. Please help us distribute this important information during April, National Autism Awareness Month. For additional resources and the NCMEC Wandering PSA, please visit www.missingkids.org/awaare.

View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.27.15/AutismAwareInfographic.pdf

Needs Assessment Survey for Individuals with Special Needs


Please complete the following survey if you are a person living with a disability or special needs. Your responses will be kept private and confidential. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. This survey was created to identify the strengths and limitations of services for individuals with special needs in Palm Beach County. A coalition of organizations in Palm Beach County knows how difficult it can be to find services for special needs. 


Palm Beach County would like to help you in any way that they can. By answering the questions in this survey, you will help them improve the quality of services available and find out how much money is needed for programs/services for people with special needs in Palm Beach County. They cannot do this without you. Survey available online April 15-May 20, 2015.Thank you so much for your help with this very important effort!


If you have any questions contact Amy Newton: (954) 561-9681 ext. 1244


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/04.27.15/SurveyforIndividualswithSpecialNeeds.pdf   


Monday Morning Updates Monday, April 27, 2015



Vickers House Newsletter May 2015 




Food Research and Action Center (FRAC's) Weekly News Digest - April 27, 2015 



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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

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

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


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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 



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/   



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  


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