May 26, 2015
Glades Community Updates
Stay Connected!  See What's Going on in the Glades this Week


Tuesday, May 26, 2015       5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Quit Smoking Now - Class Cancelled, The Glades Initiative, Inc. 

Saturday, May 30, 2015    10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Free Health Fair - Lutheran Services Florida, Belle Glade

Saturday, May 30, 2015    10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  First Time Homebuyers Class, Belle Glade Library

Saturday, May 30, 2015      9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Pahokee Youth Empowerment Summit, Pahokee High School

Sunday, May 31, 2015        4:00 p.m. -  6:00 p.m. Operation Save Our Sons, New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church, Belle Glade



Glades Initiative offers Background Screening so Summer Camp can Begin Logo

With the approval of the city manager and commission members, the Clewiston Recreation Department began the level 2 background screening process utilizing Belle Glade-based The Glades Initiative, Inc.  The Glades Initiative provided a mobile service and came to Clewiston to begin the process of screening recreation department operators, including the director and his immediate staff.

Lifeguards who have already completed necessary training were also screened, a necessary step for the Clewiston City Pool to open in time for Memorial Day Weekend.

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Quit Smoking Now ~ Free 6 Session Program ~ Cancelled


WHEN:   5/26 Class Cancelled due to low enrollment  


To be rescheduled at a later date.


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

For more information contact the Everglades AHEC at 877-819-2357 or


Free Health Fair ~ Lutheran Services Florida ~ Early Head Start/Head Start


Come out to a day filled with information and resources on how to keep children safe and healthy.  
Open to the public.
WHEN:   Saturday, May 30, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
WHERE: PEPPI Head Start, 301 SW 8th Street, Belle Glade             Click here to view flyer

First -Time Homebuyer Class

"Financial Literacy & Homeownership Education Workshop" Down Payment Assistance Programs. Topics: Budgeting & Credit, Home & Loan Shopping, Home buying Process, Resources & Rights, and Avoiding Foreclosure

WHEN: Saturday, May 30, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 4 :00 p.m.

WHERE: Palm Beach County Library 725 NW 4th St., Belle Glade

For more information call: 561-992-5854

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Pahokee Youth Empowerment Summit

"Students With A GOAL" (SWAG) Do you have it?  Topics Include: Dress for Success, Decision Making - Positive and Negative Consequence, Peer Success, Panel Discussion, PBSO Specialty Units, Parent Sessions.  FREE BREAKFAST and LUNCH.  PRIZES

WHEN: Saturday  May 30, 2015  Registration: 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  Summit 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

WHERE: Pahokee High School, Pahokee

More information Contact: Diane Walker Vice Mayor City of Pahokee 561-924-5534  ext. 18  

To register as a vendor for this event contact Marcia Bahia at 

Join New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church for Operation SOS 

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 

Find out more about the exciting and growing field of commercial truck driving.  Speak with a representative from National Training Inc. Get application and registration information.  Classes now forming! Financing is available!   
WHEN: Tuesdays until June 1, 2015     2:00 p.m. 

For more information:  561-993-1427               Click here for A flyer


Free  Hurricane Preparedness Presentation  


An evening with The American Red Cross to learn about being prepared in case of emergency (Hurricane).  Learn how to be prepared in case you have to evacuate, being informed of an approaching storm and make a plan of where to go should the area become unsafe for you to live in your home. June 1st is the beginning of our hurricane season.  A prepared community is a resilient community.  It is a free presentation.  Please RSVP.  


WHEN:   Monday, June 1, 2015  6:00 p.m. -  7:30 p.m.  


WHERE: American Red Cross Office, 149 SE Ave D, Belle Glade 


Contact for more information:  Rene D Favreau   561-718-4761 or email: 


Met Care of Belle Glade Senior Wellness Center Grand Opening


MetCare of Belle Glade is dedicated to health care. Committed to caring. Educational classes, Physician Meet & Greets, Music and Fun, Refreshments, Prizes and more!


WHEN: Saturday, June 6th, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


WHERE:  MetCare of Belle Glade, 349 NW 16th Street, Suite 104 Belle Glade


View link for more information: 


4th Annual Fatherhood Initiative


Pahokee Housing Authority and PBSO invite you to celebrate a Father's Day full of fun activities for adults and children.  Free food and Great prizes.  The event is part of a Nationwide Fatherhood Initiative that is designed to raise awareness about the importance of fatherhood and to help absent fathers re-engage with their families. 


According to statistics drawn from communities across the country, children raised in absent father families are more at-risk for a host of negative factors, including dropping out of school. The focus of the Father's Day event is meant to be a starting point; either a celebration of existing relationships or a reason to form first connections.


We are asking vendors to come out and provide information about their services to participating families. Together we can make a difference in the lives of many children. 


WHEN:  Saturday, June 6, 2015    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 


WHERE:  Padgett Island, 899 Padgett Circle, Pahokee


For more information, please contact Mrs. Baltazar at (561) 924-5565            Click here for a flyer        Click here for the vendor registration


Fantastic Food Giveaway


Please join us! Palm Beach County commissioner Melissa McKinlay, State Senator Joseph Abruzzo & State Representative Kevin Rader as they partner with farmshare! Grocery giveaway!! Families will receive a carton of food including fruits, vegetables, bread and other staples free of charge. Pre-registration is not required. Approximately 500 food cartons are being provided by farm share, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to recovering, sorting, and distributing nutritious food for people in need.


WHEN: Friday, June 12, 2015      10:00 a.m. -  1:00 p.m.


WHERE: Loading Ramp Avenue D, Belle Glade                    Click here to view flyer


For additional info please contact Kelley Burke at 561-355-2206 or 



Betty Bell Scholarship for MSW Candidates

Families First of Palm Beach County is proud to announce we are currently accepting applications for the Betty Bell Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to an individual who is currently enrolled in a Master's of Social Work program at an accredited university in Florida. The individual must have a history of and currently maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0, and have intentions of seeking employment in Palm Beach County. The scholarship will be given away once a year at the annual Children's Day Awards Luncheon. This year's luncheon will be held on October 2nd.

Please submit applications by mail to:


Betty Bell Scholarship

Attn: Jim Nau, President

Families First of Palm Beach County

3333 Forest Hill Blvd.  2nd Floor

West Palm Beach, FL 33406


Or by email to: 


Applications must be postmarked by Wednesday, August 5, 2015       5:00 p.m.


View link for application

City of Belle Glade 1st Annual Independence Day Celebration


Please join us for a fantastic fireworks show bring your lawn chairs and blankets-come out and join us! Food vendors, music & children's ride available.


WHEN: Friday, July 3, 2015 4:00 p.m. 


WHERE: Belle Glade Marina


For more information call: (561) 996-2745


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A.Y.S Inc. 3rd Annual Summer Camp

Recreational Sports is a great way to keep kids active, healthy and interested in physical education. Let our instructors take your child on a fun educational exploration of the Sports of Football and Basketball. Students will build a positive "can do" attitude through: Individual Skill enhancement, Team sportsmanship, Mentoring, and Positive Role Modeling/Certified Coaches. Payments must be paid in full prior to the start of the week. Limited space is available. Both Boys and Girls are welcome to attend. Incentives will be given to every child upon the completion of both camps.

Football camp: Monday, July 6-8, 2015   8:00a.m. - 1:00  p.m.

Basketball Camp: Monday July 20-23, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

For more information please contact Coach Dean at (561)692-1977 or Coach Hill at (561) 261-7869.

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Parks and Recreation Fitness Program

Move your Body Fitness Class a fun filled blend of Hip and Zumba.

WHEN: Mondays-Thursdays     6:00 p.m.

WHERE: 360 E. Main St, Pahokee (Cafeteria)

For more information contact Elea Dean: (561) 924-2976

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City of Pahokee Youth Football/Cheerleading League Registration

Ages 7-12 football registration has begun!! Required documentations: birth certificate (color copy) sports physical football-$80.00, cheer $155.00 registration fee

FREE football camp: June 16-19th and June 23rd-26th 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  

For more information call: (561) 924-2972

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211 Regional County Snapshot Report 




Palm Beach County My Brother's Keeper Task Force Meeting


Representatives from the Palm Beach County School District, law enforcement, and nonprofit and faith-based organizations, as well as local elected officials, community and business leaders, and residents who are interested in mentoring youth in Palm Beach County are encouraged to attend. The Palm Beach County Youth Services Department currently administers the MBK Initiative. The department's goal is to establish a coalition of public and private entities that work together to improve life outcomes for boys and young men of color by promoting education and employment opportunities, policy review, and mentoring. Any public, private or nonprofit organization working to improve outcomes for boys and young men of color may become a partner of the network. Individuals who are interested in mentoring may join as well. MBK Network agencies will be listed in a youth directory and will receive support services such as marketing and promotion of events, access to volunteers, technical assistance with policy review, access to capacity building service grants and other support opportunities. Partners will also receive updates on the latest critical news, information and events in the field and will connect, share knowledge, and collaborate with like-minded peers and leaders conducting similar and complementary activities across the private, public and nonprofit sector s.


WHEN: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.,


WHERE: Chambers of The County Governmental Center, 301 North Olive Ave (6th Floors)., West Palm Beach


For more information contact Lashawna Howard: (561) 242-5713, 


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Navigate PBC's 3rd Regional Symposium

You are cordially invited to attend Navigate PBC's 3rd Regional Symposium at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Palm Beach Gardens, FL on May 29, 2015!  This year's theme 'Patient Navigation: Transforming the Community's Experience' will provide health and human service providers an excellent opportunity to learn some of the latest tools in navigating the various eligibility systems and systems of care. Breakfast

and Lunch provided.  Chance to win door prize.  Registration Fee $25. Register Early

(Last 2 Symposiums have "Sold Out")

WHEN:  Friday, May 29, 2015 Registration from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  Symposium from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


WHERE: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Executive Meeting Center, 4431 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens

Click here to register 


Threads Miami ~ Weaving the Fabric of a Stronger Future

The world is rapidly changing around us. If the nonprofit and philanthropic sector is to thrive in the decades ahead, we must come together to assess the daunting challenges and incredible opportunities that face us.  That's why Independent Sector and our convening partners will be holding critical community conversations about the trends, obstacles, and opportunities that will affect every organization and individual working toward the common good over the next 20 years. We're calling these community conversations Threads.  


Independent Sector invites you to our Thread in Miami. This will be a rare opportunity for a vibrant cross-section of leaders and practitioners to meet face-to-face. We will share our research on the trends that are shaping the future. Then, together, we'll identify how best to address obstacles and leverage opportunities as we move forward into a changing landscape.  


This is a unique opportunity to expand your network across boundaries, elevate the issues that define the charitable sector in South Florida, and lend your voice to a conversation that can change the way we work as a sector.   


WHEN:  Friday, May 29, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables                     
Click here to register

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)PBC Provider Education Course


NAMI Provider Education is a free, 5-session education course developed for the staff of public and private agencies who work with people who are living with mental health challenges. The NAMI Provider Education course emphasizes the bio-psycho-social perspective in the understanding of neurobiological brain disorders and is taught by a team of one family member, one person who is living with a mental illness, and one mental health care provider who is either a family member or someone living with a mental illness. There are 15 free CEUs available to LMHCs, LCSWs, LMFTs, and RNs who attend all five classes. What you will gain: Increased compassion for the vulnerabilities people face when seek, Recognition of your critical role in the individual and family's journey toward recovery, A family and individual perspective of mental illness, and  Empowered view of the lasting impact your care makes.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 2-30, 2015   2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


WHERE:  South County Mental Health Center, 16158 S Military Trail, Delray Beach


For more information and to RSVP contact Lynsey Poole:  561-588-3477 or 


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Educational Opportunity for Young Adults with Autism/Developmental Disabilities  


We want to invite you to our open house taking place on JUNE 4, 2015 at 6:30 pm.  Attend to receive a code for a FREE APPLICATION  ($100 value) to Marino Campus.  Please come tour our state-of-the-art Campus, meet our staff, and learn about our unique certifications and core courses. Marino Campus is an exciting post-secondary educational opportunity for young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.  Marino Campus offers students all of the academic and social opportunities that make college a life-changing experience.  If you are ready to make new friends and develop skills for lifelong careers and independence, Marino Campus might be the perfect fit for you!

Space is very limited and you must RSVP to attend.  Please RSVP to  

WHEN:  Thursday, June 4, 2015   6:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Marino Campus, 400 North Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale

For more information on the Campus, please visit  Thank you for your interest in Marino Campus!  We look forward to seeing you there!  Click to view a video about one of the many innovative and unique tools utilized at Marino Campus - The Virtual Interactive  Training Agent (VITA)


The Town of Palm Beach United Way Traveling T-Shirt Contest & Turkey Trot  

 The Town of Palm Beach United Way Traveling T-Shirt Contest Is Back

Help us spread the word. While traveling this summer, seed us a picture of yourself (and family or friend) wearing you LIVE UNITED gear. The person or group of people pictured wearing their shirt(s) the furthest distance from the Town of Palm Beach United Way office will win these amazing LIVE UNITED prizes. Please note: Photos will be shared on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Town of Palm Beach United Way website. 

7th Annual Town of Palm Beach United Way 5K Turkey Trot

This Thanksgiving holiday help those in need by participating in the 7th Annual Town of Palm Beach United Way 5K Turkey Trot. Before you stuff your face, kick-off your holiday by joining along with family, friends and neighbors for the only race on the island of Palm Beach. The Town of Palm Beach United Way 5K Turkey Trot will begin and end in Bradley Park. Participants are asked to report to the starting line by 7:15am. The race will begin promptly at 7:30am. For those participating in the FUN RUN please be at the starting line by 8:20am.

Now - October 31, 2015 $30     November 1, 2015 - November 24, 2015   $40     Race Day Registration (November 26)   $100 

For more information or if you need a shirt call: (561) 655-1919 or  

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Leadership Palm Beach County is Looking for Civic Engagement Projects 


Leadership PBC is seeking civic engagement project proposals for the 2016 program year. The Leadership Engage class will complete several projects during the program year, with project activities beginning in September 2015 and concluding by June 2016. If you represent an organization that is looking for a "think tank" to tackle challenges facing Palm Beach County, apply today! For more information and to download the RFP, please click on the link below. Deadline for submission is July 8 at 12 p.m.

County Program Helps Veterans with Quality Housing

Children's Services Council's Monday Morning update ~ May 25, 2015


CSC Monday Morning Update May 25, 2015 


Previous Postings GLADES AREA


City of Belle Glade Recreation Weekly Activity Schedule
Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network Newsletter 

Florence Fuller Child Development Center~ Executive Administrator:

Florence Fuller Child Development~ Center Special Events Manager:

Florence Fuller Child Development Center~ Social Worker Counselor:

Horses Healing Hearts~ Child Facilitator:

NAMI/PBC ~ Description Executive Director:  

Women's Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County Chamber Office Administrator: 

Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope~ Executive Director: 


We Need Your Help - Your Input Please 

Glades Initiative, Inc. Strategic Planning

Many of you have already received a direct invitation from our consultant (Charlotte Pelton via SurveyMonkey) to help us by participating in a Strategic Planning Survey.  If you have already completed the survey, Thank you so much!  Your input is greatly appreciated and you do not need to complete another survey. However, many of you have not yet completed the survey.

As important stakeholders, we value your opinions.  All individuals who complete the survey will be entered into a random drawing and eligible for one of the following prizes: a $100 Amazon gift card, or one of four $25 gifts cards from the store of your choice. The drawings will take place at randomly selected times, so the sooner you complete the survey, the more chances you will have to win.

Here is a link to the survey: 

Endocrinologist ~ Free Services for Patients without Insurance 

Free services for patients with blood pressure, thyroid, diabetes, and cholesterol problems.  Only for those with no medical insurance.  

WHEN:  Every First Tuesday of the Month    7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

WHERE:  St. Mary's Clinic,  1200 East Main Street, Pahokee

Contact the Parish office to sign up at 561-924-7305.  Se Habla Espanol.   

Street Beat Elementary and Teen Summer Program


Want to enjoy a safe, fun, exciting summer with Street Beat? If so, we are looking to serve 120 children and teens this summer! Along with our performing arts, mentoring/coaching, life skills, arts & crafts, academics, recreation and field trips, we are also offering swimming lessons as a new activity through Palm Beach County Aquatic Center at Pioneer Park.


Register today ... first come, first serve by contacting our office as soon as possible 561-993-9916. 
Call Monday thru Thursday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm.


Who is Eligible: Ages 5 to 16 or Grades K through 9


WHEN: June 8, 2015 (Monday) to July 31, 2015 (Friday) 7:45 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday

WHERE: First Baptist Church, 17 N.W. Avenue B, Belle Glade     in the Family Life Center 


REGISTER TODAY! First Come, First Serve.  Call 561-993-9916 for details

PBSO Glades TriCity Basketball Camp

Space is limited.  Gain excellent basketball and personal skills.  Participants will be chosen to train with former NBA players during the "Ball Stars Youth Camp."  Sponsored by the Howard E. Hill Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs, The Palm Beach County School District, Ballstars Youth Camps.  Space is limited.  

WHEN:  June 8 - August 14, 2015                                  TIMES:   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (ages 8-12)
                                                                                           12:00 p.m. -  1:00 p.m. Lunch  
WHERE:  Glades Central Community High School                          1:00 p.m.  -  3:30 p.m.  (ages 13-18)
                Bill Bailey Community Center 

For more information contact, Kenneth Torrence "Coach T" (561) 282-7106;  Carla Starling (561) 876-8868; Tammy Bunting (561) 992-1261

To register, Click here for the registration form
Criminal Record Causing Employment Challenges?

Has your criminal record prevented you or someone you know from getting a job?  Come see us for help!  Know your rights, expungement/sealing of records and suspended license community workshop.  If you have had:  a charge dismissed before trial, a charge which resulted in withholding of adjudication, an acquittal after trial?  Bring a Certified Copy of Final Disposition sheet if you have it.    Seating is limited.

WHEN: Saturday, June 6, 2015 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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

RSVP:  Please register by Monday, June 1.  Call (561) 355-2754 or toll-free from the Glades (888) 808-3127.

Processing Fees (Scholarships available to cover fees)  

$75 Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)             $48 Clerk and Comptroller

Click here for flyer

The Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches and Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office present Harmony in the Streets ! an action packed fun-filled 5 day camp.  For kids ages 6 - 12.  Team sports, arts and crafts, snacks and lunch, games and more.  

WHEN: Monday, July 27 to July 31, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

WHERE: Lakeshore Civic Center, 1224 SW Avenue E Place, Belle Glade

Click here for the application.

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:  

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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:  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Tuesdays:  Jul. 21, Sep. 22, & 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:


Webinar Series: Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault


The prevalence of human trafficking across the country is widespread-spanning small, rural jurisdictions to sprawling cities-and affects both domestic and foreign-born children and adults. Because of the coercive and violent nature of human trafficking, it is common for victims to experience overlapping forms of victimization, particularly domestic violence and sexual assault. Yet, many survivors are unrecognized, criminalized, or do not receive adequate services to address their complex needs. How can multidisciplinary groups work together to identify survivors and direct them to services? How can key stakeholders enhance their capacity and collaboration to meet survivors' needs?

This five-part webinar series offers strategies, practical tips, case studies, and resources to help domestic violence and sexual assault service providers improve outcomes for human trafficking survivors. Each webinar highlights models for potential replication and features local and national subject matter experts.

Topics, Dates and Registration Links:

Getting Out of the Box: The Key Ingredients to Cultivate Collaboration 
May 28, 2015 @ 2:30 p.m.
Balancing Collaboration, Confidentiality and Privilege on Human Trafficking Cases 
May 28, 2015 @ 2:30 p.m. 
Collaborating with Culturally Specific Organizations to End Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault 
July 9, 2015 @ 2:30 p.m. 
Working Together Part I: Law Enforcement 
August 13, 2015 @ 2:30 p.m. 
Working Together Part II: The Courts 
September 24, 2015 @ 2:30 p.m.


Care Transitions and Community-based Care in Palm Beach County

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 improve and strengthen the system of care. Continental breakfast and lunch included 6.5 Nursing Contact Hours $25

WHEN: Friday, June 19, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 7:45 a.m.)

WHERE: Embassy Suites, 1601 Belvedere Road West Palm Beach, FL 33406

View link for more details and agenda:

Monday Morning Update - May 18, 2015 
Free Eyecare for Uninsured

The Community Health Center of West Palm Beach, at 2100 W. 45th Street, Suite A-8, in partnership with the Florida Optometry Eye Health Fund, will provide free comprehensive eye care to eligible uninsured residents through the end of 2015.  People must bring a photo ID and proof of income.  

WHEN:  Now until December 2015

WHERE:  Community Health Center of West Palm Beach, 2100 W. 45th Street, Suite A-8, West Palm Beach

Call 561-840-8681 or visit 


Leadership Palm Beach County Releases RFP for Civic Engagement Projects 

Leadership PBC is seeking civic engagement project proposals for the 2016 program year. The Leadership Engage class will complete several projects during the program year, with project activities beginning in September 2015 and concluding by June 2016.

If you represent an organization that is looking for a "think tank" to tackle challenges facing Palm Beach County, apply today! For more information and to download the RFP, please click here
Deadline for submission is July 8, 2015  at 12 p.m.
Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation

The Drucker Institute has announced a call for applications for the $100,000 Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation.  All 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible.

Application and more information at


Dare to Prepare - a Hurricane Preparedness Event with Literacy AmeriCorps

Literacy AmeriCorps of Palm Beach County, along with other community partners, will be hosting a family fun event that will include hurricane education, activities for children and adults, and the chance for families to make their own hurricane preparedness kits free of charge.
Please join us for a day filled with fun activities, free food, and great music!


WHEN: Saturday, May 30, 2015       9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

WHERE:  Boynton Beach City Library, Boynton Beach
Easy-to-read Guide to County Finances Now Online

Our Clerk Comptroller, Sharon R. Bock, Esq. is dedicated to providing clear, concise information about how Palm Beach County taxpayer money is managed and spent. As part of her commitment to increasing transparency and accountability in government, she is presenting to the community the Fiscal Year 2014 edition of
Checks & Balances: Your Guide to County Finances.

Each year, her team of skilled finance professionals reviews an array of data to measure the financial strength of Palm Beach County government. In addition to examining how your tax money is collected and spent, we evaluate other key metrics that affect our County's fiscal well-being, such as housing prices and employment rates.
The Fiscal Year 2014 version of Checks & Balances is based on the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), also produced each year by the Clerk & Comptroller's office. Both financial reports are available online at

Become a Certified Chronic Disease Self Management Coach


The Area Agency on Aging and the Healthy Living Center of Excellence is holding a 4 day certification training for the Evidence Based Program, Chronic Disease Self-Management. They are looking for individuals interested in becoming certified as Chronic Disease Self Management Program (CDSMP) coaches and deliver Evidence Based Workshops in their area. 


WHEN:  Monday, June 22 -  Thursday, June 25, 2015 (4 days)      9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

WHERE:  The Area Agency on Aging, 4400 N Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach


Click for:  CDSMP Brochure, Program Description, Coach Training Flyer, and Application.


To register, call 561-684-5885 ext. 59235 or email:


Advocacy Conference for Nonprofits, Funders, Policymakers 

The Chamber of Nonprofit Health and Human Service Agencies invites you to their Advocacy Conference.  Designed for Nonprofits, Funders, & Policymakers. Keynote Speaker: Robert Egger, Topic: There Are No Profits Without Nonprofits. Robert is the Founder and President of CForward, an advocacy organization that rallies employees of nonprofits to educate candidates about the economic role that nonprofits play in every community, and to support candidates who have detailed plans to strengthen the economy that includes nonprofits.  

Lunch Speaker:  Vu Le, Nonprofits With Balls. Vu Le is a writer, speaker, and the executive director of Rainier Valley Corps, a start-up nonprofit with the mission of cultivating leaders of color to develop the capacity of ethnic-led nonprofits and foster collaboration between diverse communities to effect systemic change.  

WHEN:  Friday, August 28, 2015    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

WHERE:  Embassy Suites Hotel, Belvedere Rd., West Palm Beach

Cost: $100 for Chamber Members; $125 for Non-Members. Health & Human Services Nonprofits can join the Chamber at the same time and receive the membership price.

Click here to register.  

Request for Qualifications ~ Light Touch Service


Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) April 29, 2015, seeking up to three nonprofit agencies, institutions of higher learning, and/or government organizations to submit their qualifications to develop a new light touch service  or identify an existing model to serve children with developmental and/or social-emotional vulnerabilities. Those interested in submitting a proposal should visit

Deadline for submission is June 15, 2015, by 2:00  p.m.

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:  

Palm Beach Youth Leadership Council ~ Looking for Youth to Join


Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida is searching for Palm Beach County youth activists to be part of the Council. The Council is composed of 10 dynamic high school and college students from Palm Beach County who support and promote evidence-based, comprehensive sexual health education. Working closely with Planned Parenthood, council members will develop and implement strategies to advocate for comprehensive sexual health education programs and policies in Florida. Apply online: 

The Council Goals are to r
aise awareness among youth about the need for STI and pregnancy prevention efforts for themselves and other young people, advocate for comprehensive sexual health education in Florida Public Schools and other policy priorities, and empower other youth to get involved in their communities.

Apply online:   Application Due Date:  May 31, 2015   Questions?   Email or call 561-472-9970.



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