June 8, 2015
Glades Community Updates
Stay Connected!  See What's Going on in the Glades this Week


 Wednesday,  June 10, 2015   4:30 p.m. -   5:30 p.m.  Escape the Ordinary: Blind Date with a Book, South Bay Library                                  

 Wednesday,  June 10, 2015   5:00 p.m. -   6:30 p.m.  Fair Housing Know your Right Series, Belle Glade Library

 Thursday,     June 11, 2015   9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.   Corporate College Breakfast Invitation, West Tech, Belle Glade

 Thursday,     June 11, 2015 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.   Suzy Hammer as All American Sue, South Bay Library

 Friday           June 12, 2015 10:00 a.m. -  1:00 p.m.    Fantastic Food Giveaway, Loading Ramp, Belle Glade

 Monday,       June 15, 2015  10:00 p.m. -  2:00 p.m.   Choir in the Glades" Free Summer Camp, United Methodist Church, Belle Glade




Fair Housing Know your Right Series

Learn about your rights under the Fair Housing Act, Landlord / Tenant issues, Tenants in Foreclosure, Foreclosure prevention.  Offered by the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County. 

WHEN: Wednesday, June 10, 2015     5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

WHERE: Belle Glade Library, 725 N.W. 4th Street, Belle Glade

For more information call: (561) 655-8944 


View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/06.01.15/FairHousingWorkshop.pdf


Clarence E. Anthony Library


Escape the Ordinary: Blind Date with a Book: Select and unveil from a selection of covered books. Light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.)


WHEN: Wednesday, June 10, 2015   4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
WHERE:Clarence E. Anthony Library



Suzy Hammer as All American Sue: All American Sue shares songs, magic and stories of real American heroes from yesterday and today, packed with fun and audience participation. All Ages. (45 min.)

WHEN: Thursday, June 11, 2015   10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
WHERE:Clarence E. Anthony Library

Corporate College Breakfast Invitation

Corporate College is dedicated to providing quality and affordable professional and personal development programs and customized training pro-grams to meet both our community and business population needs.


WHEN: Thursday, June 11, 2015   9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: West Tech Facility, 2625 State Road 715, Belle Glade

For more information contact Veronica Blackmon: (561) 993-1187 or blackmvd@palmbeachstate.edu 

View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/06.08.15/CorporateCollegeBrochure.pdf


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 kburke@pbcgov.org 


Young Singers of the Palm Beaches "Choir in the Glades" Free Summer Camp!

Glades Region Elementary School children are invited to participate.  Young Singers of the Palm Beaches (YSPB)is pleased to announce t hat they are offering a week-long Summer Camp for children who are beginning grades 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 for the coming school year. The camp is an offshoot of their brand new choir operation in Belle Glade. "Choir in the Glades" Summer Camp will run during the week of Monday June 15 through Friday June 19, from 10 am until 2 pm.

The camp is being hosted at the Community United Methodist Church, located at 401 S.W. 1st Street in Belle Glade. Daily camp programming will be provided by Young Singers Staff and Volunteers and will include music and other fun activities. Transportation is not provided.
There is no cost for the weeklong camp and a nutritious lunch will be offered free of charge.

To register, please call Jane Schoenfeld at (561) 914-0824. For more information visit www.yspb.org

WHEN: Monday, June 15, 2015 through Friday, June 19, 2015    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

WHERE: Community United Methodist Church, 401 S.W. 1st Street, Belle Glade

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


The Naturalization Process: Becoming a United States Citizen

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a webinar to learn about the naturalization process. Over the past decade, the United States has welcomed, on average, approximately 1 million lawful permanent residents and more than 700,000 newly naturalized citizens each year. During this webinar, USCIS representatives will provide an overview of the application process, including eligibility requirements, and answer questions. Please note that case-specific inquiries will not be addressed during this webinar. 


WHEN: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

WHERE: Online


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/06.08.15/NaturalizationProcess.pdf   

Economic Development 101: Playing to Win in Economic Development


Come to learn how local government and community stakeholders can put the Glades Region of Palm Beach County across the finish line. The economic development process has never been more challenging. Communities must be prepared to successfully compete for new projects, as well as retain existing companies. 


Economic Development 101 will address the basic components of economic development, how the site selection process works, and the roles and responsibilities for local government officials, landowners, and community stakeholders. At the conclusion of this forum, participants should have a better understanding of how the community can enhance its standing with site selection consultants and the ultimate decision makers.


WHEN: Tuesday, June 23, 2015     3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


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


For more information: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/06.08.15/EconomicDevelopment101.pdf  

Job Opportunities

Glades Area

The GEO Group, Inc.: http://www.jobs.net/jobs/geo/recs&keyword=&location=FL%20south%20bay

Other Areas


15th Judicial Circuit Court Administration:



Upcoming Workshops for Entrepreneurs by Score

Starting A New Business FREE Workshop

It takes much more than a good idea and a desire to be your own boss to launch a successful business. This FREE workshop will talk about what's required to start a new business, outline the work that will be required, compare being an entrepreneur with working for others, and discuss some of the myths and rewards involved. It will help you decide if starting your own business is the right thing for you to do. Click on the link below to register.

WHEN:  Saturday, June 13, 2015   10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.             Click Here to Learn More and Register

WHEN:  Thursday, June 18, 2015     6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.              Click Here to Learn More and Register

WHERE:  Palm Beach SCORE Office, 500 South Australian Avenue Suite 155, West Palm Beach & Keiser University, 2085 Vista Parkway, 
                West Palm Beach

Campaigns That Drive Action: Email Newsletters & Announcements

Learn tips from an expert what makes email marketing campaigns effective and why some succeed and some fail.  At the heart of small business marketing are the campaigns that drive action - collections of marketing activities that help a small business or organization to achieve its goals and objectives.  Newsletters and Announcements have become a core component of those campaign choices. Email is more important than ever - to the communication efforts of businesses and nonprofits everywhere; and to the customer, donor, client or supporter of those organizations.  This session will reveal some simple but effective best practices and considerations for the small business or nonprofit seeking to make their email newsletters more effective.

Cost:  $30 in advance  $50 at the door

WHEN: Tuesday, June 9, 2015    6:00 p.m.  - 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Keiser University, 2085 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach

Click Here to Learn More and Register

Training: A Better Approach to Conflict Resolution and Divorce

For attorneys, behavior health professionals, financial consultants, All are welcome!  Clients delay or suspend litigation, Lawyers sign agreement to not litigate, Each client has independent counsel and actively participates in negotiations, Professionals: Facilitator and Financial Consultant as part of team.   Recognizing the need for a team approach.  Legal, Emotional, and Financial team approach that works together with both parties to find the resolution that will work for the family. 


Collaborative Practice is a voluntary dispute resolution process in which parties settle a divorce without resort to litigation. The Collaborative Process: Allows the benefit of coaches, the mental health professionals, and  financial specialists, all working together as a team and both the wife and husband  have the support and guidance of their own lawyers without going to court. 


CEU's and CLE's are available!!   $15 members   $20 non-members


WHEN: Thursday, June 11, 2015  12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


WHERE:  Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County, 909 Fern St., West Palm Beach


Click here for more information and to register.


World Sickle Cell Day


Your presence at this important Sickle Cell Symposium is of the utmost importance. Scientists published a study in the journal PLOS Medicine to warn of a 30% increase of the incidence of sickle cell. The symposium will give a better understanding of the challenge.  The theme of the event is "Faces and Voices of Sickle Cell" and is designed for South Florida stakeholders and gatekeepers to discuss the challenge and implications of sickle cell for our community. Since the discovery of sickle cell in the western hemisphere in 1910, considerable progress has been made in bio-medical research, disease surveillance, and care coordination; yet barriers to care and quality treatment persist. 


The Sickle Cell Disease Research, Surveillance, Prevention and Treatment Act - which has been historically underfunded - expired in 2009 and efforts to reauthorize it has not been successful. On December 22, 2008 the 63rd General Assembly of the United Nations, declared June 19 World Sickle Cell Day to raise awareness of the disease.  This resolution further recognized Sickle Cell as the World's "foremost and at times most lethal, genetic disease".  The first World Sickle Cell Day was celebrated on June 19, 2009.


WHEN: Friday, June 19, 2015  11:30 a.m.


WHERE: Zara's Event Center located at Ramada Inn, 1900 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach

Father & Daughter Gala 


The Father and Daughter Gala will be an evening of fine dining and dancing as fathers and daughters of all ages lead into a very special father's day.  It promises to be a powerful and unforgettable experience for young girls, young ladies and ladies young at heart to spend time with Dad on his special day. All proceeds from this event will be used to create educational and employment opportunities for incarcerated youth and to introduce them to the Gospel of Christ.  


Body of Christ Minstry sponsors activities that strengthen families and encourage incarcerated young minority males to follow the path that Jesus Christ has laid out for them to reach their full potential. Tickets are available now for the first annual Father and Daughter Gala. Thank you in advance for supporting this ministry and creating spiritual and economic opportunity to our future generation


WHEN:  Friday, June 19, 2015     7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


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


For more information contact: James Green at (561) 313-1146 or bodyofchristpbc@yahoo.com


View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/06.08.15/Father&DaughterGala.pdf

5-2-1-0 let's go! Healthy Habits to Live by Kickoff Event


Family activities include: Zumba, pound fit, Kangoo Jump Boots Camp, Yoga, Crazy Games & Family Competition, Family Fun Walk, Nature Trails Explorations, Bounce Houses, Education Stations, Health Screenings, food Demos & Tasting Sensations Stations. Learn how to be a healthy all summer long!


WHEN: Saturday, June 20, 2015      10:00 a.m.  -   2:00 p.m.


WHERE: John Prince Park, Center Drive Pavilion, 4759 S. Congress Avenue, Lake Worth


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/06.08.15/5-2-1-0LetsGo.pdf

View link for vendor form:http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/06.08.15/5-2-1-0LetsGoVendorForm.pdf 

TrustBridge Health ~ Everyday Hero Awards 2015

TrustBridge Health is seeking nominations for the TrustBridge Health Everyday Hero Awards. The purpose of the award is to honor individuals who maintain high personal and professional ethical standards and who have made a positive difference in our community that has resulted in long term and lasting changes for the public good.

Nomination deadline is July 1, 2015. All applications must be postmarked, faxed or email no later than July 1, 2015 Fax to: (561)227-5198 or email to: drooks@TrustBridge.com

Please mail nominations to:

Dayana Rooks

TrustBridge Health

5300 East Avenue

West Palm Beach, FL 33407


Please contact for any further information regarding nominations at: drooks@TrustBridge.com 

View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/06.08.15/2015EverydayHeroAwards.pdf

Community Leaders Host FREE Citizenship Clinics in Miami and Broward  


A coalition of legal service providers, community organizations and volunteers will work together to assist hundreds of eligible legal permanent residents apply for citizenship. With the help of our volunteers, pro bono attorneys, and community partners, we will be able to provide a much needed service to communities in Miami and Broward. 


On Saturday June 13th, the New Americans Campaign (NAC) and local organizations will provide a free Immigration clinic at Broward College, North Campus to assist lawful permanent residents (LPRs) to become US citizens. Among the represented organizations will be Catholic Legal Services of the Archdiocese of Miami, Florida Immigrant Coalition, the FIU Immigration & Human Rights Clinic, Hispanic Unity, and the International Rescue Committee.  


The following Saturday, June 20th, the City of North Miami and the Haitian Lawyers Association will provide free assistance with citizenship applications at the Gwen Margolis Community Center on 15990 NE 123 St. North Miami, FL 33161. 


Citizenship Clinics Calendar: 


Citizenship Day in Broward 


Saturday, June 13, 2015   10:00 a.m .- 2:00 p.m.

Broward College, North Campus
1000 Coconut Creek Blvd, Coconut Creek


Citizenship Clinic in North Miami 


Saturday, June 20th, 2015   10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Gwen Margolis Community Center
15990 NE 123 St. North Miami


Feeding South Florida ~ June Newsletter



Monday Morning Updates June 08, 2015



Previous Postings GLADES AREA


The Glades Initiative's Level II Background Screening Services


  2014-2015 Rates

Member Rates

Non-Member Rates

DCF Child Care Facilities



Dept. of Elder Affairs



ACHA/Dept. of Health w/photo



DCF Summer Camps w/photo



VECHS Nonprofit Agency Empl.



VECHS Nonprofit Agency Volunteer



Dept. of Education/Teaching Cert.



Dept. of Health/Healthcare Cert.



All others, standard rate



The Glades Initiative has been providing Level II background screening services since 2012. We are approved to provide any Level II screening through the Clearinghouse for a variety of agencies to include Department of Children of Families, Agency for Health Care Administration, Volunteer & Employee Background Checks (VECHS), Department of Health, Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Real Estate Brokers, etc. Our equipment is approved through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to verify compliance with both FDLE and Federal Bureau of Investigation regulations and standards.


Prices vary depending on type of screen.  See chart to right:


We are the only Level II Background Screening provider in the area, as demonstrated by the FDLE Level II provider map above.  While we have 

competition, remember that we are a nonprofit, and any profits made go directly

into supporting our programs benefiting the Glades communities. 


For more information or to set up an account, contact Sandy Desty at sdesty@gladesinitiative.org 



Rural Community input to the Florida Transportation Plan (FTP)

Input from rural communities is needed. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is updating the Florida Transportation Plan (FTP) and the Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) Policy Plan. The process for updating the plans started with a visioning step. A statewide summit and five regional forums held in late 2014 and early 2015 provided opportunities for transportation and other partners to share their thoughts on the future transportation system for Florida. Many people representing a wide range of interests participated in the regional forum held in Delray Beach. You can find the real-time record for it at http://www.floridatransportationplan.com/pdf/DelrayBeach_RTR_2_5_1_Final.

The key themes for the state's transportation future identified through the visioning step are shown to the right. We now need your ideas on policy for the plan updates that will draw upon the key themes.

Four interactive regional workshops will be held in June. The one for Southeast Florida will be on June 24 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm in the FDOT District Four Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale. We hope you will consider attending.

We encourage you to sign up in advance to help us plan for the workshops (http://www.floridatransportationplan.com/regional.html). Walk-ins on the day of the workshop are welcome as well.

We encourage you to regularly visit www.floridatransportationplan.com as work on the plan updates continues to proceed. You can provide comments at any time on this website.  

Job Opportunities

Glades Area

City of Belle Glade  http://www.bellegladegov.com/

Other Areas


Community Partner: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/06.01.15/CommunityPartner.pdf 

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: JSwindler@FamiliesFirstPBC.org 


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


View link for application http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/05.25.15/MSWBETTYBELLSCHOLARSHIPAPPLICATIONFORM.pdf

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


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/05.25.15/CityofBelleGladeIndependenceDayCelebration.pdf

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.

View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/05.25.15/SummerCamp.pdf

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

View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/05.25.15/FitnessProgram.pdf  


211 Regional County Snapshot Report




Previous Postings OTHER AREAS



Community Conversation VI: on Special Needs and Disability


How do we build upon the strength of our community to ensure that all citizens are included and 

engaged across their lifespan?  Explore possible cooperation, collaboration, or partnerships with other special needs providers and funders. Facilitated by: Betsi Kassebaum. 


* Generate ideas, share resources, create solutions.

* Learn about new funding opportunities

We can create the future we want to see by starting with the knowledge, power and connections we have!                                                                                                                                                                                        
WHEN:  Thursday, June 18, 2015  2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


WHERE:  United Way of Palm Beach County, 2600 Quantum Blvd., Boynton Beach 

R.S.V.P. By June 11, 2015 to sharon@eunicorn.org

View link for more details:



World Refugee Day Celebration/Family Fun Day

The Palm Beach County & Broward Refugee Task Force cordially invites you to participate in the World Refugee Day Celebration/Family Fun Day". On December 4, 2000 the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution designating June 20th of each year as World Refugee Day. Locally, World Refugee Day is an opportunity to recognize the contributions refugees make to their communities and to honor the courage and determination of those who are forced to flee their homes under threat of persecution, conflict and violence. 


One of the goals of our World Refugee Day celebration is to introduce prominent civic, religious, and community leaders to the many community, faith-based, and governmental organizations and agencies that serve refugees in our community. The event will include a special awards ceremony honoring refugees in Broward and Palm Beach Counties and a naturalization ceremony presented by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  During this event, a variety of activities are planned for participants and community organizations and will be showcasing services available to families.


WHEN: Friday, June 19, 2015        10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

WHERE: Broward College North Campus - Omni Auditorium, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek


Contact for more information:  Please contact Jeanette Alban at Jeanette.alban@ycoop.org for your organization to have a table at the event.  Should you have any questions and/or to RSVP, please contact Jocelyn Martinez (Project RENEW/Broward College) at 954-201-2670 or jmartine@broward.edu.


View link for flyer:  http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/06.01.15/2015WRDFlyer.pdf

Monday Morning Updates June 1, 2015




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 info@palmbeachunitedway.org  

View link for more details: http://www.palmbeachunitedway.org/travelingtshirts   

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


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

View link for more details and agenda: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/05.18.15/PHFCareTransitionsCommunityCare.pdf

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 www.freehealthcarewpb.org. 


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   www.DruckerInstitute.com
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 ww.mypalmbeachclerk.com/countyfinances.

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: LHerrera@YourADRC.org


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 www.cscpbc.org/openprop

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



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


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           additional activities scheduled in the Glades area:                                 or opportunities with our Partners in the Glades