July 27, 2015
Glades Community Updates
Stay Connected!  See What's Going on in the Glades this Week


  Wednesday, July 29, 2015         5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Family Game Night, South Bay Library

  Saturday, August 1, 2015          8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Healthier Together Community Leadership Conference, Crossroads Academy




Family Game Night at the South Bay Library


Close out the summer reading program with food, family and fun. Play Connect Four, Twister, Candyland and some old favorites like Mancala and Uno. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.       All ages. (60 min.)

WHEN: Wednesday, July 29, 2015     5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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

Do you have library fines? Are you under the age of 18? Now you can ...


Children can spend time reading in the library, and earn Dewey Bucks to pay overdue fines on their library cards, purchase a replacement card, or buy a book bag (15 mins. = One Dewey Buck). Dewey Bucks cannot by used to pay for lost or damaged materials.

How it works:

1. Children and teens up to age 17 can participate.

2. Sign in with a Children's staff member who will record time.

3. While in the library, they can get credit for:

                                                                Reading by themselves.

                                                                Reading to/with younger children. If children are reading to each other, both earn credit.

4. Read any print media: books, magazines or newspapers.

5. After completing 15 minutes of reading, get a Dewey Buck from a library staff member.

6. Dewey Bucks can be turned in at the Library's Check Out desk to remove overdue fines, purchase a replacement card, or buy a book bag.

7. Fines must be paid before any other purchase.


Healthier Together Community Leadership Conference


Join us for this FREE event, heather together community leadership conference learn how to forge strong community partnership translation in Spanish and Creole provided.  Space is limited! Register today!


Morning Workshop Options (9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
A. Civic Engagement: Making it Happen!
B. Getting & Keeping People Involved in Urban Areas

C. Creating Inter-generational Partnerships to Build Stronger Communities


Afternoon Workshop Options (1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
A. Measuring the Impact of our Community Efforts
B. Community-Based Planning: Leading the Charge!

C. Team Building Skills and Working Together


WHEN: Saturday, August 1, 2015  8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.


WHERE: Crossroads Academy, 225 SW 12th Street, Belle Glade 


Seats are limited.  Please call Karis Engle at 561.996-3310 or email [email protected] 

Enroll America/Get Covered America


Enroll America/Get Covered America wants to reach out to you or your organization to brainstorm on ways we can help the residents of the Glades access the healthcare they need. We are forming a coalition of partners who want to lend their expertise, time, energy and commitment to helping resident's access healthcare.


Enroll America is the nation's leading health care enrollment coalition. An independent nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, Enroll America works with more than 4,600 partners in all 50 states to create cutting-edge tools, analyze data, inform policy, and share best practices in service of its mission: maximizing the number of Americans who enroll in and retain health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Tens of millions of Americans have been able to sign up for quality, affordable health insurance since the Affordable Care Act took effect. But millions still stand to get covered, and we need to make sure those who already enrolled are able to stay covered. 


WHEN: Thursday, August 6, 2015  7:00 p.m. -  9:00 p.m.


WHERE: The Glades Initiative,  141 SE Ave C,  Belle Glade


RSVP and contact for more information Florence French: 561-400-3726 or [email protected] 

Putting Kids First: Community Back to School Bash Belle Glade

The City of Belle Glade, Office of Community Revitalization, the Back to School Bash Foundation and the PBCSD  have come together to provide back packs and school supplies for every child who attends school in Belle Glade FREE.  FREE Back Packs, FREE School Supplies, FREE Physicals/Immunizations for those who qualify and FREE Food! Additionally, the Health Care District (HCD) will provide free Physicals and Immunizations at the C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinic to students who are uninsured (no health insurance)  To preregister please schedule an appointment with Milagros Rodriguez at 941 SE 1st St, Belle Glade or by Phone at (561) 966-7144, Cellular (561) 578-2916

WHEN:  Saturday, August 8, 2015 8:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:  West Technical Education Center, 2625 State Road 715, Belle Glade

For More Information contact Mary Evans: (561) 992-1603 or  Vernell Desrosier : (561) 951-6667

View link for flyer:
View link for Bus Schedule:

Families First's Kin Support Project

Raising A Loved One's Children? Know Someone Who Is? Don't Know Where To Turn? In Palm Beach County as in the rest of the country, more and more relatives are raising loved ones' children due to death, incarceration, mental or emotional issues, addiction or other reasons. As grandparents, aunts, uncles, older siblings and other family members suddenly thrust into the role of parents, you may not be prepared and don't know where to turn for help and support. Services are FREE for Kinship Families

Families First's Kin Support Project can help:

  • Advocacy and Linkage
  • Legal Services
  • Economic Benefits
  • Healthcare & Health Insurance
  • Individual & Family Therapy
  • Educational Services through the School System
  • Services, Counseling & Education, Support Groups, Financial Guidance

For information contact Denise Chin: (561) 318-4224 or [email protected] 

View link for more information: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/07.27.15/KinSupportProject.pdf


Ella's Closet in the Lighthouse Café ~ Belle Glade


Ella's Closet, part of the Lighthouse Cafe at 400 NW Avenue B Place in Belle Glade, is a way to remember a sweet baby who was taken from us way too soon. The closet has items for new mother's or father's in need - to purchase with "Ella Bucks" earned by attending various training's, such as infant/child CPR, drowning prevention, etc. 


Donations to Ella's Closet are tax deductible.  They are in need of new or gently used baby/toddler clothes,

baby toiletries, diapers in any sizes and larger items such as car seats, high chairs, walkers, and pack and plays.  Due to insurance purposes, they can only accept new cribs and car seat donations. If you would prefer to make a cash donation to be used to purchase items for Ellas's closet, please make the check out to Lighthouse Cafe - Ella's Closet and mail to: RC Hatton, PO Box 220, Pahokee, FL 33476.  


Donated items can be dropped off at the following locations/times:


Lighthouse Cafe
400 SW Avenue B Place
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Hours:  7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

United Methodist Church
401 SW 1st Street
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Terri Royal
1050 SE 18th Street
Belle Glade, FL 33430

Debra Allen
13348 US Hwy 441 N
Canal Point, FL  33438


Opportunities to earn Ella Bucks, All Welcome to attend:

C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics Provides Dental Services 


The C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics now provides preventive dental services to children and adults at four sites throughout Palm Beach County from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Patients can call 561.642.1000 to make an appointment for dental care, including checkups, cleanings, fillings and extractions, at:


C. L. Brumback Health Center

Florida Department of Health

38754 State Rd 80, Belle Glade



Job Opportunities


Glades Area


Community Partner: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/07.27.15/CommunityPartner 

Indeed Job Search: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/07.27.15/IndeedJobSearch.pdf 

City of Belle Glade: http://www.bellegladegov.com/index.
City of Pahokee:  http://www.cityofpahokee.com/Employment 

City of South Bay:  http://www.southbaycity.com/ 


Other Areas


Indeed Job Search: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/07.27.15/IndeedJobSearch.pdf 
Diabetes Coalition~Administrative Assistant (Consultant): http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/07.27.15/DiabetesCoalitionAdministrativeAssistant.pdf 

Palm Beach County~Contracts/Grants Coordinator: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/07.27.15/ContractsGrantsCoordinator.pdf

Employment Opportunity: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/07.27.15/EmploymentOpportunities.pdf

United Way Workplace Campaigns ~ Senior Director: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/07.27.15/SeniorDirector.pdf      



Palm Beach State College: Ethics Connections Program

Three-part ethical empowerment certificate program for navigating the "New Normal" with values, ethics, and integrity, there is no fee to attend, however advance registration is required.

Ethical Excellence Seminar

Experience this highly interactive session that provides the tools, skills, and strategies to recognize and address a broad range of emerging ethical challenges, blind spots that can derail your decision making, and an action plan for sustained ethical readiness you can apply both at work and at home. (Four hours)


WHEN: Tuesday, July 28, 2015     8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or

              Friday, July 31, 2015       8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Ethical Lens Inventory™ Seminar

Combine a powerful personal assessment survey with this interactive seminar to help you understand the values that influence ethical reasoning and choices, as well as how you and others prioritize values when making ethical decisions. (Four hours)


WHEN: Friday, August 28, 2015    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Giving Voice to Values Seminar

We often believe we know what is right and want to do it, but experience external pressures to do otherwise. Learn practical approaches to recognize, clarify, speak, and effectively act on your values when those conflicts arise. (Four hours)


WHEN: Thursday, September 24, 2015     8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/07.13.15/PBSCEthicsConnectionsProgram.pdf

Diabetes self-Management Cross Training


You will get a certificate to teach: Define what diabetes is in simple terms. Identify a set of problems that are common among people with diabetes. Learn the tools needed to balance and manage diabetes. State your role in care and management. Define what healthy eating means. Discuss the ways in which a good eating plan can help manage diabetes. Make action plans for the future.


WHEN: Tuesday, July, 28 and 29, 2015  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

             Spanish: Julio, Jueves 30 y Viernes 31.


WHERE: Children Services Council, 2300 High Ridge Rd. Boynton Beach


For information and registration contact Luz Smith: (561)853-1633 or [email protected]  


View link for more information: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/07.13.15/DiabetesSelfManagementTraining.pdf   

Junior League of Boca Raton's Non-Profit Leadership Series 

The Junior League of Boca Raton is pleased to present their 2015 Summer Non-Profit Leadership Series.


All trainings will take place at:

Junior League of Boca Raton

261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton

For more information please email our Non-Profit Education Coordinator at [email protected] or call us at (561) 620-2553



Tuesday, July 28, 2015            
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm   No Cost


I bet you thought your Donors were your most important asset. They are way up there on the "important" list but do not forget about your Volunteers. Where would you be without them? How do you find them, train them, manage them, reward them, evaluate them, engage them, motivate them, measure their performance, grow them within the organization and build the loyalty and strength you so desire for them. Then, once you've done all of that how does your succession plan look, because you know that day will come and you must be ready for it. There are thing that you can do to build the Volunteer Corps that you want.




Tuesday, August 11, 2015    10:00 am - 12:00 pm No Cost


Does your nonprofit organization have a product or service that it can sell? Many non-profits are now asking, "what do we have that we could sell that could add to or create sustainable revenue?" As grants and traditional philanthropy are challenged, what does your nonprofit enterprise offer as a social or consumer good for sale? How can your nonprofit capitalize on its existing programs, products, or services that can lead to an enterprising concept? What's your proverbial "Girl Scout Cookies?"

For a complete list of the non-profit leadership series, visit the jlbr.org website or register below.

Florida Association for Play Therapy Palm Beach/Martin Chapter Meeting

Join Us Mix, Mingle, and Share! 

WHEN: Wednesday, July 29, 2015     5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Palm Healthcare Pavilion, 
5205 Greenwood Ave., West Palm Beach 
on the St. Mary's Medical Center Campus in the Quiet Room.

Bring your favorite Play Therapy Technique to share with the group!

For more information, call Clarissa DeWitt (561) 301-2397 or email [email protected].
Training's for Nonprofits at the Palm Beach County Library

Introduction to Finding Grants for Nonprofits


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

South Florida Human Trafficking Task Force Quarterly Meeting

The South Florida Human Trafficking Task Force (SFHTTF) has scheduled its next quarterly please RSVP to Vic for proper preparations.

WHEN: Thursday, July 30, 2015 10:15 a.m.

WHERE: Nova Southeastern University Miramar Campus (First Floor), 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar

For more information and to RSVP contact Chris Chancy or Vic Williams: [email protected],   202-445-7513 or [email protected], 305-726-7552

View link for membership application: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/07.13.15/SFHTTFMembershipApplication.pdf

The Palm Beach County Community Action ~  Election Notice

A public meeting will be held for the purpose of selecting a representative of Target Area: Riviera Beach to the Palm Beach County Community Action Program Advisory Board. To be eligible for the selection, you must be able to demonstrate that you: Are at least 18 years of age, Reside in this target area:   Riviera Beach, 33404, 33407, 33402.

Please submit a brief biography/resume and your interest in serving on this board to [email protected] or [email protected]

WHEN: Thursday, July 30, 2015    1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

WHEN: 1440 Martin Luther King Blvd, Riviera Beach

3rd Annual Sea Level Rise Symposium

Given the enormity of the impacts to South Florida, the 3rd Annual Sea Level Rise Symposium will initiate the discussion of visionary ideas and solutions to encourage action now. Through expert presentations, audience discussions, and opportunities for personal action, participants will be encouraged to work together to build resiliency in our built and natural environment to create a better future for our children and grandchildren. Last day to register is Thursday, July 29, 2015

WHEN: Saturday, August 1, 2015     8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Oxbridge Academy, 3151 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach

View link for more details and how to register: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/07.13.15/3rdAnnualSeaLevelRiseSymposium.pdf

 Affordable Care Act Workshop

Get ahead of the curve; fully understand your healthcare coverage. Certified Healthcare Navigators will be on site to explain details about your new Health Insurance and Preventative Health Services

WHEN: Wednesday, August 5 &19, 2015  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

WHERE: Vicker's House, 3801 Georgia Avenue, West Palm Beach 

For more information call: (877) 553-7453

View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/07.27.15/AffordableCareActWorkshop.pdf

Department of Economic Sustainability: Summer Issue Newsletter


Monday Morning Updates July 27, 2015


Previous Postings GLADES AREA

Resurfacing City of Pahokee Roadways


City of Pahokee Roads & Streets Resurfacing Project for the following roads:


South West 14th St.

South West 14th Ter.

Amaryllis Ave.

E. 4th from S. Lake to Barfield

E 3rd St. from S. Lake to Barfield

Amaryllis Court.

FDOT Project No. 4360038-2-58-01 "Resurfacing City of Pahokee Roadways" Residents, please remove all vehicles from the roadway please expect some delays


Project Start Date: Monday, July 20, 2015

Project End Date: Friday,  August 14, 2015


If you may have any questions and/or concerns please contact the City of Pahokee: 561-924-5534  

City of Pahokee Putting Kids First ~ Community Back to School Bash


WHEN: Saturday, August 8, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


WHERE: Pahokee Middle School, 850 Larrimore Road, Pahokee


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/07.20.15/CityofPahokeeBackToSchoolBash.pdf


Rate Changes in Level II Background Screenings - Increased Requirements 
Due to changes in requirements for level II background screenings for DCF contracted entities (child care providers, summer camps, etc.), FDLE has changed the rate they charge livescan vendors, such as the Glades Initiative, to process level II background screenings.  In addition, now that DCF is using the clearinghouse for their screenings, photos are required with the screens - which adds to the amount of processing for the livescan vendor.  Our revised fee schedule for Level II Background Screenings is as follows:  

 2015 Rates

Member Rates

Non-Member Rates

    DCF Child Care w/photo



    DCF Summer Camp w/photo



    ACHA/Dept. of Health w/photo



    VECHS Nonprofit Agency Employee



    VECHS Nonprofit Agency Volunteer



    Dept. of Education/Teaching Certificate



    Dept. of Health/Healthcare Certificate w/photo



    All others, standard rate



To schedule background screenings with the Glades Initiative, contact Sandy Desty at 561-996-3310 or email [email protected]  To set up an account with your agency to have your staff screened by the Glades Initiative, contact Carol Rodriguez at the number above or email her at [email protected] 

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: [email protected]

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


Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network Newsletter (LORHN) July 2015



Job Opportunities

Glades Area


Families First of Palm Beach County~LCSW, LMFT, LMHC: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/ 

Indeed Job Search: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/07.20.15/IndeedJobSearch.pdf 

Community Partners: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/07.20.15/CommunityPartners.pdf 

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

City of Pahokee: http://www.cityofpahokee.com/Employment%20Opportunites/Employment%20Opportunity2.htm 

City of South Bay:  http://www.southbaycity.com/
Community Partners: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/07.13.15/CommunityPartners.pdf 

Indeed.com  http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/07.13.15/IdeedJobSearch.pdf 

GAP Christian Academy:http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/07.13.15/GAPChristianAcademy.pdf  

PEPPI Head Start Belle Glade ~ Teacher: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/07.13.15/PEPPITeacher.pdf  
PEPPI Head Start Belle Glade~Teacher Assistant: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/07.13.15/PEPPITeacherAssistant.pdf  
Palm Beach Victims' Rights Coalition: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/07.13.15/VictimSpecialistII.pdf 

The Sun: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/07.13.15/TheSun.pdf  

Other Areas

Legal Aid Society of PBC ~ Development Associate: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/07.20.15/DevelopmentAssociate.pdf  

Palm Beach Victims' Rights Coalition~ Human Trafficking Unit: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/07.13.15/VictimSpecialistII.pdf 

Previous Postings OTHER AREAS


T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society 15th Annual Community Free Health Fair


Preventing Four Killers in our Community: Heart Disease, Stroke, Cancer and Diabetes" Attendees must be present and registered by noon on event day to receive medical and dental services. We offer Back-to-School Physicals & Immunizations (2 months -12th Grade; Please bring immunization records) Screenings include Vision ∙ Dental ∙ Pap Smears ∙ Breast Exams Diabetic Testing ∙ Blood Pressure ∙ HIV Testing ∙ Blood Glucose and Cholesterol Screening ∙ School Supplies ∙ Car Seat Safety


WHEN: Saturday, August 8, 2015   9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


WHERE: FoundCare Health Center, 2330 South Congress Ave., West Palm Beach


For any question or concern contact Laurel Cole: (561) 318-0814 [email protected] 


View link for more information: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/07.20.15/15thAnnualCommunity.pdf  


Free Behavioral Health Screening for Back to School


Back to school health exams for children are well underway at many area health clinics and pediatrician's offices. But is your child getting the most complete care possible? MHAPBC is working with 15 local doctor's offices to provide simple well-child screenings for depression and anxiety as part of the regular exams needed for back to school. One of the most significant predictors of problems in school is unidentified depression and anxiety and between 15 and 20% of children have these conditions and are undiagnosed. We are working with local pediatricians, community centers, and after-school programs to ensure that children get the complete health care - including a 'check-up from the neck up'!

If you are a parent, service provider, pediatrician or caregiver and would like to know more about this free mental health screening program, please contact us on our NEW Mental Health GPS Helpline -- 561.801.HELP (4357). Call if you would like a free screening or just want to talk about mental health care and resources in our community. 561.801.4357

NEW! Mental Health GPS Helpline 561.801.HELP (4357) Operators are standing by between 8:30 am and 8 pm. Call today!


2014-2015 West Palm Beach Money Smart Training Schedule


FDIC money smart financial education how to make your money and credit work for you! This dynamic workshop includes: How to create a realistic budget, How to improve your credit score, How to create a savings plan, and How to establish banking relationships please RSVP - classes fill-up fast class fee is $25.00 (individual) or $40.00 (couple) in form of money order (no personal checks)


WHEN: Mondays, August 17, October 19, December 2, 2015


WHERE: Prospect Place  - West Atrium Entrance, 3111 S. Dixie Hwy.  Suite 221, West Palm Beach


For more information and to RSVP Call: (561) 655-7581


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/07.20.15/MoneySmartTrainingSchedule.pdf

English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Speak English


Registration and Testing: From Monday, August 24 -Thursday, September 3, 2015 Registration starts at 9:00 AM, sharp - Please be on time!


Class Schedule: From Tuesday, September 8 - Thursday, December 11, 2015 Classes are offered from Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Students are tested and scored at different functional levels


The Classes are provided by the Palm Beach County School District Adult Education Center the School District offers these Classes for $30.00 per term. Please bring with you to Register: Cash, Money Order, or Cashier Check made payable to: PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT.


WHERE:  Vickers House South, 3801 Georgia Avenue, West Palm Beach


For more information call: (561) 804-4975


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/07.20.15/2015VickersHouseESOLClasses.pdf  

The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County ~ July 2015 Newsletter



Monday Morning Updating June 20, 2015  http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/07.20.15/MMU.pdf 

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

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 [email protected]  

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

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. 
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.  

2015 Back To School Bash: Gaines Park


The Salvation Army Northwest Community Center, Northwest Community Consortium (NCCI), Florida Public Utilities, Lowes, Walmart, Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, Helping Hands Initiative, Palm Beach County Health Department, Urban League of Palm Beach County with assistance from The City of West Palm Beach is sponsoring its annual "Back-To-School Bash 2015", This community wide event is open to the residents of West Palm Beach. As our group consists of non-profits and local government we are enlisting the support of the community to provide resources to make this event a success.

Back to school can be an expensive time of the year. Consider all the items a child may need to head back to an institution of learning; pencils, pens, notebooks, a new book bag, clothes, shoes, etc. It all adds up and with the economy crunch, can you imagine how costly this can be for some families in your community who are already struggling to get by.

We will conduct pre-registration for the event beginning July 17th and ending on July 31st at the following locations: Gaines Park, 1505 North Australian Avenue West Palm Beach, Coleman Park, 1116 21st Street; West Palm Beach, 33407 and The Salvation Army Northwest Community Center, 600 N. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach, 33401. We request that forms be returned by, Friday, July 31st.

WHEN: Saturday, August 15, 2015     8:00 a.m. -  12:00 p.m. 

WHERE: Gaines Park, 1505 North Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach

If you have any questions please call Mike Pinkney or Teresa Johnson: 561-833-6767 or 561-275-7001

View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/07.13.15/2015BacktoSchoolBash.pdf 

View link for vendor registration form: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/07.13.15/2015BacktoSchoolBashVendorForm.pdf 


Feeding South Florida July 2015 Newsletter



Children's Services Council's Monday Morning Update July 13, 2015

Click Here for the July 13, 2015 Edition 


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 [email protected] or (561) 996-3310.


If you would like to submit your volunteer opportunities on our site below, please email us at [email protected]


           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