June 22, 2015
Glades Community Updates
Stay Connected!  See What's Going on in the Glades this Week


Monday, June 22,  2015         6:30 p.m.                       Citizen Transportation Forum Pahokee Commission Chambers

Tuesday, June 23, 2015         3:30 p.m. -  5:30 p.m.      Economic Development 101  Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade

Tuesday, June 23, 2015                                               Child Nutrition Reauthorization Day of Action   Online

Wednesday, June 24 2015     4:00 a.m. -  6:00 p.m.      Movie Showing: Last Holiday Clarence E Anthony Library, South Bay

Thursday, June 25, 2015        6:00 p.m. -  7:30  p.m.     Meet & Greet School Superintendent Robert Avossa Glades Central High School



Citizen Transportation Forum


Glades area citizens are invited to participate in an upcoming Community Transportation Forum, the purpose of the forum is to provide awareness of the transportation planning processes available through the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) as well as the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Specific input is also requested from the citizens of Belle Glade, South Bay, Canal Point and Pahokee. The town-hall styled forum is free and open to the public.

WHEN: Monday, June 22, 2015     6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Pahokee Commission Chambers, 360 East Main Street, Pahokee

For more information contact: (561) 924-5535.


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  


Child Nutrition Reauthorization Day of Action


Join FRAC and other national anti-hunger organizations on Tuesday, June 23rd for a Day of Action in support of a strong child nutrition bill that invests and improves the programs. As momentum is building in the House and the Senate, we need to join together in one unified effort and urge Members of Congress to support two bicameral bills - the Summer Meals Act of 2015 and the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act of 2015 - that have great potential to dramatically reduce hunger during the summer months. We need your help before, during, and after the Day of Action in order to make sure our efforts propel the Congress to pass a robust child nutrition bill.  
Lead Up to Day of Action: Leading up to June 23rd, spark conversations across Twitter and Facebook with messages and stories about the critical need to invest in child nutrition programs. Visit FRAC's Legislative Action Center to 1) send emails to your Members of Congress to sponsor the bills and 2) have your organization sign our petitions endorsing the bills and helping us reach 1500 endorsing organizations by July 15th. We also urge you to share our petitions on social media with your networks and encourage others to do the same. We have developed sample messages for you to share and tailor to your networks.

Day of Action, June 23rd: On the Day of Action, we encourage you to call/email your Members of Congress asking them to cosponsor the Summer Meals Act and the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act. We have sample messages you can share with Hill staff. Keep sharing your efforts on social media, and be sure to tag FRAC whenever possible to keep us up to date.

After the Day of Action: 
Continue the momentum following the Day of Action excitement by starting to plan and set up site visits and in-district lobby meetings while your Members of Congress are home during 4th of July and August recess. We have several tools and resources to help you plan, organize, execute, and follow up on successful visits and meetings. These in-person interactions with Members of Congress are critical to highlighting the local impact of the child nutrition programs. 


Movie "Last Holiday" Showing at the South Bay Library 


Need something to do this summer?  Go with your friends and family to see a free movie at the South Bay, Clarence E. Anthony Library!  They are showing "Last Holiday" PG-13.  by Paramount Pictures (112 Min.).After she is diagnosed with a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to take the European vacation of her dreams and live her life to the fullest.  Starring Oscar-nominated actress Quenn Latifah, Occar winner Timothy Hutton and LL Cool J. 



WHEN:  Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015   4:00 pm - 6:00 p.m. 


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




Meet & Greet Superintendent Robert M. Avossa, Ed.D. 

Parents, students, district employees and community members are invited to a community meeting this month to meet incoming Superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa to discuss opportunities for improvement in the School District of Palm Beach County.

Public meetings will be held from Tuesday, June 16 to Tuesday, June 30 at various schools throughout Palm Beach County. Each School Board member will host at least one meeting in his or her district, and the meetings will include remarks from Avossa and round-table discussions with participants.

Registration in advance is suggested through the district's Office of Engagement at 561-357-7572 or at engagement@palmbeachschools.org.
All meetings will take place in the school's media center and begin at 6 p.m., except where noted, and will last approximately 90 minutes.

WHEN:  Thursday, June 25, 2015            6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

WHERE: Glades Central High School, 1001 SW Ave. M, Belle Glade


How to Talk to Your Teen About Sexuality


Parents come to a FREE program and learn how to talk to your teen about sexuality.  Topics include: Communicating values, Ways to say "no" confidently, Answering difficult questions, Birth Control Options, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Teachable moments.  FREE sexuality education program for parents of teens! All participants receive $50 at the end of the day! Breakfast and lunch are provided! Receive take-home information and resource materials! Space is limited so reserve your seat! RSVP by June 26, 2015


WHEN: Saturday, July 11, 2015 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


WHERE: Okeechobee Center-Housing, 101 Everglades Street Building 19, Belle Glade


For more information and to RSVP contact Sheree Anderson:  561.472.9957 or Sheree.Anderson@ppsoflo.org


View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/06.22.15/TFYT.pdf  

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Invites Applications for Access to Care Grants 





Job Opportunities

Glades Area

City of South Bay:  Economic and Business Development Manager:  www.southbaycity.com/Public_Documents
City of South Bay:  Maintenance Tech: www.southbaycity.com/Public_Documents3
City of Belle Glade - Various Positions http://www.bellegladegov.com/
City of Pahokee - Various Positions http://www.cityofpahokee.com/Employment
Boys Town - In Home Family Consultant Belle Glade  http://jobs.boystown.org
Lutheran Services Florida - Head Start Teacher https://www.ziprecruiter.com/jobs/ 
The Geo Group, South Bay  http://jobs.geogroup.com/
Indeed.com  Glades Area Jobs http://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=33430
Community Partners - Various Positions  https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/
Lakeside Medical Center  http://hcdpbc.hodesiq.com/joblist.asp

Other Areas

Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc. ~Development Database Coordinator: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/




Training's for Nonprofits at the Palm Beach County Library

The workshops will be held at the Main branch of the library at 3650 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. Preregistration is required; Register via email at lockee@pbclibrary.org or calling the Main Branch of the Palm Beach County Library System at 561.233.2600.
Introduction to Finding Funders for Nonprofits

This session provides an introduction to the Foundation Center's comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization's funding needs. We will also review other sources of funding information and talk about the resources available at the library.


WHEN:  Tuesday, June 30, 2015  1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

WHERE:  Palm Beach County Library, 3650 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach

Your Board and Fundraising


Learn how to find information on prospective individual donors, including how to compile a list of potential donors, the strategies you should use, what information is relevant, where to look for information on the Internet and in library databases, and what ethical standards should be applied when finding information on individuals.


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


WHERE:  Palm Beach County Library, 3650 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach


Introduction to Finding Grants for Nonprofits

Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders. You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including who funds nonprofits and what their motivations are, what funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding, and how to identify potential funders and make the first approach. We'll discuss the basics of grantseeking, plus review how to use the Foundation Directory Online database most effectively.


WHEN:  Thursday, July 30, 2015  10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

WHERE:  Palm Beach County Library, 3650 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach


Guiding People to Services in Palm Beach County

561-801-HELP (4357)  This Helpline is for:  Youth and adults with concerns about mental health.  Parents, Teachers, College students, Doctors, Judges, ANYONE!!  The Mental Health GPS Helpline 561-801-HELP (4357).  

If you or someone you know needs help finding mental health or substance abuse services, call this free Helpline. This free resource and referral line was created to connect community members to a trained member of our support team, who will talk with you and connect you to resources that can help.

Restoration of Civil Rights Sealing & Expungement Workshop & Rally

Sponsors and participants:  Judge Edward Rodgers, Retired; Commissioner Priscilla Taylor, PBC; The Ferguson Firm, PLLC, P.A.; Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; ACLU; CPR Mentors; CWPB Youth Empowerment Centers; Law offices of Bryan Boysaw andAssociates, P.A.; Bradley Harper, P.A. of McNailis and Powers; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Julia Hathaway, Sierra Club; City of W.P.B. Commissioner Sylvia Moffett; City of W.P.B. Commissioner Paula Ryan.  

Please have the following information available for the workshop:  
  1. Convicted name
  2. Date of birth
  3. Social security number
  4. Current address
  5. Copies of judgement and/or court records
Contact your local County Clerk to request your Judgement or Court records:  
  • Broward (954) 831-6565
  • Palm Beach (561) 355-2996
  • Miami Dade (305) 275-1155
WHEN:  Saturday, June 27, 2015      12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Salvation Army, 600 Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach

For more information, contact Lynn Hubbard at (561) 598-0514 or fdbc.pbcc@gmail.com 


Diabetes Coalition Releases RFP for Assistance Planning Diabetes Week 2015

The Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County is an alliance of healthcare organizations and community partners working together to prevent diabetes and improve the lives of people living with the disease and those who are touched by it through Education, Awareness, Quality Services, Management, and Advocacy.

In these last three years, the coalition has identified 1,694 individuals (some duplication possible) to be at risk of type II diabetes, building awareness of their health concerns and referring them for further assessment.  Thus far since our existence, the Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County educated a total of 4,245 children and 

their families in the community regarding the risk factors for type II diabetes through one on one risk assessment interviews.  Through this process, these individuals learned how to prevent type II diabetes. 

The Diabetes Coalition is currently accepting proposals for administrative assistance in planning our week long Diabetes Week risk assessment events. During Diabetes Week 2015 (November 8 - November 15), our project goal is to complete over 2500 ADA risk screens in high risk areas at over 60 Palm Beach County sites, with data collection and analysis complete by December.  


To view the complete Request for Proposal - Click on the link below: 



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 


Racial Equity Institute

Race remains an important indicator of well-being in US society. When other factors that are cited as the probable reasons for health or social problems (e.g., income, education, parent involvement, access to health insurance) are controlled for in statistical analyses, race remains an important independent predictor of health, social, education, criminal justice and other outcomes. The Racial Equity Institute is designed to build the capacity of educators, health practitioners, child welfare advocates, judicial representatives, other professionals and those persons who are interested in understanding and eliminating racial inequities and disparities within our society. 


This workshop is important for those who want to dismantle racism. It has been said, "An organized truth is more powerful than a disorganized lie." This training provides an analysis that helps participants gain clarity that racism is well-organized and at work in our institutional practices.

YOU MUST COMPLETE AND RETURN THE REGISTRATION FORM NO MATTER HOW YOU PAY IN ORDER TO RESERVE A SEAT (There are a limited number of participants) .. Limited number of scholarships available....


WHEN: Friday July 10, 2015 5p.m.-9p.m. & Saturday, July 11, 2015 9am- 5pm

            Monday July 13, 2015 & Tuesday, July 14, 2015 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


WHERE: Location varies

View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/06.22.15/RacialEquityInstitute.pdf 


Free Health Fair - Jamaicans of the Palm Beaches


Jamaicans of the Palm Beaches, Inc. and Palm Healthcare Foundation will hold an annual Back to School Community Health Fair on July 25, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Mollie Wilmot Center of Palm Healthcare Pavilion, 5205 Greenwood Ave, West Palm Beach. Children and Adult physicals will be offered as well as dental/vision screenings, pap smears, breast exams and HIV testing. Please bring your child's immunization records. For more information, please click here or contact Dr. Ann Marie March at 561.385.1621.

WHEN:  Saturday, July 25, 2015   9:00 a.m. - 2;00 p.m.

WHERE:  Palm Healthcare Pavilion, 5205 Greenwood Ave., West Palm Beach

Children's Services Council's Monday Morning Update


Monday Morning Update June 22, 2015 



Previous Postings GLADES AREA


Palm Beach State College Trade and Industry Information Session


Discover your future information session Train for high-demand careers: Welding, Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Cosmetology, Nails, Facials, Heavy Equipment Operator, and HVAC. Learn about exciting & growing occupations, tour lab and shop facilities, meet faculty & staff and find out how to apply for classes


WHEN: Tuesday, July 7, 2015   6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


WHERE: Technical Education Center (Room TEC #109), 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade


For more information call: 561-993-1427


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/06.15.15/TradeIndustryInfoSession.pdf

Property Fraud Alert - Free Service!

Clerk & Comptroller Sharon R. Bock has launched Property Fraud Alert, a free service that helps people protect their property from fraud by monitoring documents such as deeds and mortgages recorded in Palm Beach County. Using Property Fraud Alert, anyone can register to receive free alerts when a document is recorded using their name or their business's name. When users receive an alert, by email or phone, they can verify the activity was initiated by them and not someone attempting to commit property fraud. The public can sign up for the Clerk's Property Fraud Alert service by visiting the clerk's website at mypalmbeachclerk.com/property-fraud-alerts. Anyone who believes they have been the victim of fraud should contact their local law enforcement agency.


If you would like copies of posters or rack cards for your agency regarding this free service, please contact Tracy Rudnick at TRudnick@mypalmbeachclerk.com

The Summer BreakSpot Program 2015 Sites

Do you know a family that participates in the National School Lunch Program that could benefit from free meals for children during the summer months? The Summer BreakSpot Program has thousands of locations all over Florida to provide free nutritious meals while school is out. www.SummerFoodFlorida.org 

Children need access to nutritious meals all year long to grow and thrive, but many children who rely on free and reduced-price school meals are at risk of hunger or poor nutrition when school is out for the summer. 

At almost all sites, there is no application necessary and any child 18 or younger can simply come during meal times to receive a meal. However, we do suggest that you give them a call first to let the site know that your child may be coming during meal time. Some sites ask that an adult or responsible teen accompany children during the meal time because they don't have staff to handle extra children who may not be a part of their regular activity program. 
Here is a list of "Summer Break Spots" in the Glades, along with their serving times:


Click here for a flyer of sites to distribute.

Belle Glade

Belle Glade Elementary, 500 N.W. Ave L, 561-829-4827; Breakfast hours: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.; Lunch hours: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Belle Glade Life Center, 400 W Ave A, 561776-3340; Breakfast hours: 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; Lunch hours: 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Will serve June 15 through Aug. 6) Weed and Seed, 227 SW 6th St, 561-9935402; Lunch hours: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.; Afternoon snack hours: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Belle Glade Boys and Girls Club, 350 SW 10th St, 561-992-5399; Breakfast hours: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; Lunch hours: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. (Will serve until Aug. 14)

Crossroads Academy, 225 SW 12th St, 561993-8414; Breakfast hours: 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.; Lunch hours: 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Will serve only until July 23)

Lake Side Academy, 710 S Main St, 561993-3870; Breakfast hours: 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.; Lunch hours: 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Will serve June 29 though July 31)

Lake Shore Middle, 425 E Canal St, 561829-1100; Breakfast hours: 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.; Lunch hours: 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Gove Elementary School, 1000 S.E. Ave G, 561-383-2003; Breakfast hours: 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.; Lunch hours: 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pioneer Park Elementary, 39500 Pioneer Park Rd, 561-993-8616; Breakfast hours: 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.; Lunch hours: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Glades Central High, 1001 SW Ave M, 561993-4464; Breakfast hours: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; Lunch hours: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Will serve only until July 23)


South Bay

Tanner Park, 105 Palm Beach Road, 561-9960930; Lunch hours: 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.; Afternoon snack hours: 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Will serve June 16 through Aug. 7)



New Hope Charities, 7450 S.R. 15 U.S. 441 N, 561-924-7986; Breakfast hours: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; Lunch hours: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Will serve until Aug. 14)

Pahokee Deliverance, 168 E. 4th St, 561-9140877; Lunch hours: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Will serve only until July 31)

Church of the Harvest, 183 South Lake Avenue, 561-924-7776; Morning snack hours: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Lunch hours: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. (Will serve June 15 though July 31)

Everglades Preparatory Academy, 360 E Main St Building C, 561-924-6413; Breakfast hours: 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.; Lunch hours: 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Begins serving June 15)

Pahokee Elementary, 560 E. Main Street, 561-924-9710; Breakfast hours: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.; Lunch hours: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

KEC/Canal Point Elementary, 37000 Main Street, 561-383-2003; Breakfast hours: 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.; Lunch hours: 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.



Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth (FLIPANY) Finance Officer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/ 

Community Partner: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/06.15.15/CommunityPartners.pdf  

Indeed Job Search: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/06.15.15/IndeedJobSearch.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  


 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 Glades area.  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.  

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 the City of Belle Glade for a fantastic fireworks show! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.  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


Future of Medicine Summit IX 


2015 Future of Medicine Featured Speakers and Topics Click Here 


Supporter Opportunities Flyer  Click Here


Supporter & Exhibitor Reservation Application FormClick Here 


When:  Thursday and Friday, September 17-18, 2015

Where:  Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach

Women on the Run Volunteer Meeting

The Women's Foundation of Palm Beach County is excited to plan our 2015 WOMEN ON THE RUN program and we need your help.  Research shows that women make government more transparent, inclusive and accessible.  Women change the way government works and their voices are needed in leadership roles across the county and state.  Join the Women's Foundation of PBC to help plan our nonpartisan campaign training.


The program launches in October with a full day training and then quarterly follow up mentoring in small groups with elected officials.  Please join us to learn more and help with the planning and recruitment.  If your organization wants to learn more about how to partner with the Women's Foundation on this project or you as an individual want to join the Women on the Run planning committee, this is the meeting for you.  RSVP is required dinner will be served.

WHEN:  Wednesday, July 1, 2015 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: BDO Office - Conference Room Centurion Plaza, 1601 Forum Place, 9th Floor, West Palm Beach

For more information and to RSVP contact Judith:  Judith@WomensFoundationPBC.org or 561.909.8415

Monday Morning Updates June 15, 2015

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 


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 

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.

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.  

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