September 14, 2015
Glades Community Updates
Stay Connected!  See What's Going on in the Glades this Week
      Monday, September 14, 2015             5:00 p.m.  -  7:00 p.m.  Meet and Greet Cty Administrator Verdenia C. Baker, Pahokee Marina  
      Tuesday, September 15, 2015            9:00 a.m.  - 10:30 a.m.  Planned Approach To Community Health (PATCH), The Glades Initiative, Inc.
      Wednesday, September 16, 2015      10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  87th Remembrance of the of 1928, Port Mayaca
      Wednesday, September 16, 2015       1:00 p.m.  -   2:00 p.m.  Flu Shot Clinic at Pahokee's Alzheimer's Comm. Care Center, Pahokee
      Thursday, September 17, 2015           5:00 p.m. -   7:00 p.m.  Recruiting Male Mentors, West Tech.
      Friday, September 18, 2015                5:00 p.m.-    7:00 p.m.  Farewell Service for Sheryl A. Walters, Belle Glade
      Saturday, September 19, 2015            8:00 a.m.-  12:00 p.m.  International Coastal Cleanup, South Bay Marina 
      Saturday, September 19, 2015            2:00 p.m.-    4:00 p.m.  Movie Matinee: "A Better Life", South Bay Library 
Meet and Greet  New County Administrator, V.  Baker

You are cordially invited to meet and greet Verdenia C. Baker, Palm Beach County's New County Administrator hosted by Concerned Citizen of South Bay, Florida, Inc.

WHEN: Monday, September 14, 2015 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Pahokee Marina, 190 n. Lake Ave, Pahokee 

Planned Approach To Community Health (PATCH) 

The Glades PATCH is a program designed to help the community evaluate, plan and implement health education and disease prevention and intervention programs. PATCH helps promote the health of the community to include social, emotional and physical well-being of its citizens. PATCH is a partnership of concerned citizens and organizations. This partnership provides a forum for identifying health problems affecting the community and mobilizing the community to plan, conduct and evaluate intervention services.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 15, 2015   9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Ave. C, Belle Glade
Flu Shot Clinic at Pahokee's Alzheimer's Community Care Center

Alzheimer's Community Care is hosting a Flu shot clinic. Everyone is welcome to attend; Walgreen's will be in their building administering shots.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Alzheimer's Community Care 470 E 1st St, Pahokee

87th Remembrance of the Storm of 1928

A memorial service paying homage to over 1,600 people who lost their lives in one of the deadliest natural disasters in U.S. history on September 16, 1928 that were buried in this hallowed ground in Martin County. 


WHEN:  Wednesday, September 16, 2015  10:00  a.m.

WHERE:  Port Mayaca Memorial Gardens on State Rd. 76 in Port Mayaca

Owned & Operated the City of Pahokee
Recruiting Male Mentors

Make a difference now through mentoring recruiting male mentor ages 21& up become a mentor today 3 types of mentoring  opportunities:
  • 1-On-1- Requires level 2 background check
  • Group mentoring- Motivational speaking to groups of kids
  • Professional Mentoring - Career presentations and job shadowing
WHEN: Thursday, September 17, 2015       5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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

For more information call LaShawn Howard: (561)242-5713 or

Farewell Service for Sheryl A. Walters


WHEN: Friday, September 18, 2015 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Butt Memorial Funeral Home, 507 SW 3rd St, Belle Glade


WHEN: Saturday, September 19, 2015 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 399 Canal St, Belle Glade

Repast will be at Little Hands Learning Center, 832 W Canal Street South, Belle Glade

For more information call Rev. Willie Lawrence or Mike Walters Sr.: (561) 996-0022  
International Coastal Cleanup

Join the City of South Bay for the 30th Anniversary of the International Coastal Cleanup. Community Service Hours Given, Free Commemorative T-shirts provided to volunteers while supplies last.

WHEN: Saturday September 19, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: South Bay Marina, 103 Levee Road, South Bay

Put more information here or to pre-register contact Edgar W. Kerr: 561-996-6751

Movie Matinee at The Clarence E Anthony Library - South Bay

Movie Matinee: "A Better Life." ©Summit Entertainment. (98 min.) PG-13 

A BETTER LIFE is a small but very effective movie about an illegal Mexican immigrant in Los Angeles and his teenage son, who go on a desperate citywide search for the father's stolen new gardening truck. A BETTER LIFE is a riveting, heartfelt family drama with positive Christian references, but it has some light politically correct elements to its story and contains too much foul language, so strong caution is advised.

WHEN:  Saturday, September, 19, 2015    2:00 p.m. 

WHERE:  Clarence E. Anthony Library, South Bay

14th Annual REACH Health Fair Planning Meeting REACHlogo

Many of our Glades residents are uninsured or underinsured and do not have a "Medical Home".  Residents lacking a medical home do not receive consistent, preventative medical care, and only visit the hospital emergency room after they are in more serious medical need - a more costly alternative for the individual and the larger system of care. 
We are currently planning our 14th Annual Glades REACH health fair, to be held October 24, 2015 with a goal of encouraging uninsured/underinsured residents to establish a medical home.  The fair will be held simultaneously at the C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinic in Belle Glade and Florida Community Health Center in Pahokee , (both Federally Qualified Health Centers FQHCs), as we want residents to visit the actual facility that will become their medical home, where they can receive consistent, comprehensive,  preventative medical care.  

WHEN:  September 22, 2015    9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

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

Note: the Pahokee event will be in collaboration with ClearVue Eye Center's "Eye Walk, Eye Run" 5K Walk for Diabetes

Meet Ava Parker, New President of Palm Beach State College 

Holly Bennett, Provost, of Palm Beach State College Belle Glade Campus would like to invite you to a community forum with Ava L. Parker, J.D. the new President of Palm Beach State College.
This forum will provide an opportunity for you to meet with President Parker, hear her message for the future of the college, and to ask questions.
If you have any questions please contact Heather Love via email at or via phone at 561-993-1126.  Please RSVP to Heather Love by the close of business Tuesday, September 22, 2016.  We look forward to visiting with you and to hear your thoughts about Palm Beach State College.

WHEN:  Tuesday, September 29, 2015      5:00 p.m. 

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

Light refreshments will be served for your enjoyment.

Free Vision Screenings and Eyewear for Children

Sponsored By: Seeing-The-World Foundation, Bridges at Belle Glade, Bridges at Pahokee

The prerequisites are:
1.       Children must be enrolled in K-12
2.       Children must have Health Care District or no insurance
3.       Children must have had an abnormal or suspicious vision screening
4.       Parents must call one of the numbers to pre-register for the event
The offerings are:
1.       Free vision screening
2.       Free RX eyewear
3.       Vendors
4.       Give Away
WHEN: Friday, October 2, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: C.L. Brumback-Primary Care Clinics, 941 SE 1st Street, Belle Glade
PEPPI Head Start is Now Accepting Applications for 3 & 4 Year Old

PEPPI Head Start is now accepting applications for 3 & 4 year old children including children that meet the criteria of being homeless and 
or living in shelters and children with disabilities. Child must be 3 on or before September 1st of the current school year services Available:
  • Preschool Education
  • School Supplies
  • Field Trips
  • Nutritional Meals and Snacks
  • Health and Disability Services
  • Family Advocacy
To apply visit PEPPI Head Start, 301 SW 8th Street, Belle Glade.  Spaces are limited, so don't delay.

For more information call (561) 996-1718

Florida Community Health Centers Now Providing Pediatric & Adult Health Care Services

Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. is proud to provide the people of Pahokee with pediatric and adult health care services. Accepting most major insurances including Health Care District of Palm Beach County, KidCare, Medicaid and Medicare, services are available on a sliding fee scale (based on annual household income and Federal Poverty Guidelines), for people without health insurance. 

Appointments are encouraged and limited walk-ins are available. To make your appointment your appointment, please call 561-924-6100. Visit us on the we a  and like us on Facebook Florida Community Health Centers, Working Together for Healthier Communities.

WHEN: Monday - Friday (offer extended hours two evenings per week) by Appointment.

WHERE: Florida Community Health Centers, Inc., 170 S. Barfield Highway, Suite #101 Pahokee 
Job Opportunity 

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Mental Health Association Lunch & Learn Workshops

What is Wraparound?

This workshop is for all child-serving agencies and providers wanting to learn about Wraparound-- an evidence-based method for providing care and support to families with children who have complex behavioral health needs. Please join us for this free introductory workshop where experienced trainers Shari Thomas LCSW and Julie Radlauer-Doerfler will provide a comprehensive overview of this method, which has been encouraged and endorsed by funders Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network and Palm Beach County for all grantees.

WHEN: Monday, September 14, 2015  9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County

The Power of Mental Health Screening

New confidential mental health screening tools are providing some very compelling information about how people are feeling about their mental health. About a year ago, Mental Health America added screening tools to its web site. These tools are also available on the MHAPBC web site. In just a year, an astounding 500,000 people of all ages have completed the screenings and what we are learning is astonishing.

WHEN: Thursday, September 17, 2015 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County
Dress for Success Palm Beaches - Next Step Classes

Next Step: Great Program: Learn About Yourself, How to Find Employment, AND Get Free Work Clothes!  
If you are a woman between the ages of 18 and 25 and need more confidence and assistance in building a career, this program is an adventure you will not want to miss! Free - and lunch is included! NOTE: All applications must be received NO LATER TH

After completing an intake interview, and agreeing to attend all sessions, here is what you will get: A personality assessment - learn more about yourself so you can present yourself anywhere with more confidence! Lots of help with all the aspects of looking for and finding the right job. Get to meet local Human Resources and recruiting professionals who will assist you and give you lots of information. Get a head-to-toe interview outfit from Dress for Success, and when you get the job, receive (absolutely free) a full week's worth of work outfits! (Also - free hairstyling). Participate in a class with your peers, and make new friendships that are supportive as you go through the class together- write a resume, learn how to interview.
AN August 30, 2015

WHEN:Tuesdays, September 15, - December 1, 2015  11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Lake Worth Campus of Palm Beach State College, 4200 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth

Future of Medicine Summit IX 

There have been considerable innovations in healthcare delivery systems in recent years. At our Future of Medicines Summit IX, Dr. Pedro Joseph Greer, Professor of Medicine at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, will discuss the definition and dimensions of these innovations and their balance to cost containment and healthcare quality. 

WHEN: Thursday - Friday, September 17-18, 2015

WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center

Register for the two-day conference or to view more information Click here -

Sponsorship Opportunities: Click here 

Supporter and Exhibitor Reservation Application Click here

Featured Speakers and Topics: Click here 
Navigate Palm Beach County Quarterly Alliance Meeting: Conflict Resolution

Resolving a conflict quickly leads to personal and professional development, as well as increased productivity. This informational meeting wi ll describe successful communication strategies that enable participants to analyze situations effectively, build more cohesive teams and minimize tension and stress. Register for this upcoming meeting to improve your interpersonal communication skills and learn specific strategies to resolve potential conflicts.

WHEN: Thursday September 17, 2015   9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.    

WHERE:  Quantum Foundation, 2701 N Australian Ave., West Palm Beach 

The Power of Mental Health Screening

Shedding light on our mental health crisis; how early screening and early intervention will help us treat mental illness #B4Stage4. You are invited to hear about a new analysis of information from over half a million mental health screenings conducted by Mental Health America that can change the way think about the needs of people with mental illness and their caregivers. The policy and treatment implications are enormous. Palm Beach County data will be included.
Please join us to hear President and CEO of Mental Health America, Paul Gionfriddo reveal the results of their screening program for the first time. 
  • Find out what mental health condition veterans most frequently screen for (it isn't PTSD).
  • Learn who caregivers are, what mental health conditions they experience, and what they really need from service providers.
  • See what our children as young as eleven are worrying about when they are concerned about mental health, and find out the surprising percentage who are already at risk - and why early intervention is critically important today!
  • What do people who are LGBTQ say in a confidential screening?
The answers to these questions could change the way we deliver mental health services in our community. You will also learn why mental health screenings are a great tool for identifying behavioral health concerns early and then enabling us to treat them #B4Stage4. Suggested Donation: $10 Members, $15 Non-members (Reception to follow presentation) 2 CEUs available

WHEN: Thursday, September 17, 2015 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

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

For questions please contact: (561) 832-3755 or  
Palm Beach County Refugee Task Force Meeting

The Palm Beach County Refugee Task Force meeting is scheduled for Friday, September 18th at 10:00 am.  This is a special meeting focusing on R&P Local Consultation facilitated by the representatives from Catholic Charities Diocese of Palm Beach, Church World Service and Youth Co-Op, Inc.  This meeting will be held at the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, 2601 10th Avenue North, Suite 100, Palm Springs
Following this meeting, Patti Grogan, Director of Refugee Services will meet with RS contracted service providers from 12:00 to 1:00 to share budget related information.

WHEN:  Friday, September 18, 2015   10:00 a.m. 

WHERE:  Health Care District, 2601 10th Avenue North, Suite 100, Palm Springs

For questions, call Miriam Rosario  at (561) 227-6722
What Works Submit on PBC's Journey Toward Evidence-Based Programs

A summit on Palm Beach County's journey towards evidence-based programs for children and youth Join us for a stimulating tour through the evolving evidence-based landscape. The day-long summit include this summit is offered at no cost to the attendees.
  • An introduce to evidence-based programming and policy implications
  • Information on the importance of program fidelity
  • Numerous labs to provide participants with practical information on program implementation and specific evidence-based models
WHEN: Wednesday, September 30, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach

View link for more information and how to register:

Passion for Fashion Rack Sale to Benefit Dress for Success

YES! Palm Beaches is having our annual Rack Sale to benefit Dress for Success Palm Beaches. Here is your chance to get great deals, on great items, all while supporting a great organization. Come on out to the Palm Beach Outlets for these great deals! Store will be located near Francesca's and Off Saks 5th Avenue:
 Here are the prices:
 Tops: $5
 Pants/Skirts: $10
 Dresses: $10
 Suits: $15
 Purses: $5
 Shoes: $10
 Jewelry: $2
Some of the brands include - White House Black Market, Banana Republic, Express, Ann Taylor, Gap, Nicole Miller, Ralph Lauren, J. Crew, Nine West and more. We'll also be selling designer brands at a huge discount. Some of the higher brands include - Tory Burch, Lily Pulitzer, Chanel, Armani, Prada, Michael Kors and Escada.

WHEN: Friday, October 2-4, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

WHERE: Palm Beach Outlet Mall, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach

For more information call Dress for Success: (561) 249-3898

Domestic Violence - The Wounds We Don't See

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To raise awareness and to educate the community, please join The Domestic Violence Council of Palm Beach Council for their Opening Ceremony focusing on:

"Domestic Violence-The Wounds We Don't See"

Listen to experts in the fields discuss the impact of domestic violence on our community and learn about efforts that are being made to combat this problem. Snacks and refreshments will be available!

When: Monday, October 5th, 2015     2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where: Downtown West Palm Beach Marriot, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach

For more information click here

3rd Annual Masquerade for Mental Health

Masquerade for Mental Health

WHEN: Friday, October 30, 2015       6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

WHERE: PGA National Resort and Spa, 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens

For questions please contact: (561) 832-3755 or 
Food Research & Action Center (FRAC)   

Monday Morning Update: Children's Services Council

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A Pahokee Business Roundtable

The Pahokee Chamber of Commerce and The City of Pahokee present A Pahokee Business Roundtable.  Find out what local incentives may be available to your business.  Discussion of options to increase local business.  Learn what CareerSource has to offer you as an employer. Discussion of marketing solutions in a small town.  

WHEN:  Thursday, September 24, 2015   6:00 p.m.  - 7:00 p.m. 

WHERE: 115 E. Main Street, Suites A& B, Pahokee

Contact:  Regina Bohlen (561) 924-5579  or Tammy Moore (561) 924-5534 X 22
The Federation of Families Strengthening Family Dinner
The Federation of Families along with the support from the Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition is hosting a Strengthening Family Dinner.  We will provide dinner, family fun activities and live entertainment from Youth MOVE Florida.  At the conclusion of this event, each family will be given a Recipe for Family Success packet. This packet is designed to provide additional resources and activities to use during family dinner time. In addition, each family will receive an award for their participation.  The Federation of Families is seeking donations such as food items and or gift cards to help make this day a great success.

The Federation of Families is also asking for the following:
  • Nomination of two families that reside in the Glades.
  • The number of family members and names of a maximum of two representatives from your agency that will be attending the dinner.
  • A completed application and a scanned photo of each family which will be displayed at this event.
Nominations deadline is September 18, 2015 

WHEN: Wednesday, September 30, 2015   5:00 p.m. -  7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Tanner Park located, 105 Palm Beach Road, South Bay

View link for nomination forms:
Glades Family Fun Fest - Free Event!

The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, along with several partners is hosting this Glades Family Fun Fest:  Growing a community of Healthy and Strong Families.  PBC Parks and Recreation Department creates opportunities for healthy and happy living.  

WHEN: Saturday, October 3, 2015 10:00 a.m.  -  2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Glades Pioneer Park, 866 S.R. 715, Belle Glade

Common Sense Parenting

Improve Your Relationship with Your Child Classes for Parents of School-Aged Children Ages 5 and Older: If you are interested in attending the classes beginning October 2015, call Ms.Sterling! Space is limited.
Six-week class
  • Easy and practical parenting skills
  • Interactive class presentations
  • Award-winning parenting book
  • Professional instructors
This class is FREE for Parents whose child(ren) attend the Pahokee Elementary, Middle, or High Schools!

WHEN: Tuesday, October 6-November 10, 2015

WHERE: Pahokee High School, 900 Larrimore Road, Pahokee

For more information and to RSVP call Ms.Sterling: (561) 924-6400

First Annual ' Eye Walk Eye Run' 5K Run and 1M Walk
The first annual ' Eye Walk Eye Run ' has been developed to include a 5K run and a one mile walk in the city of Pahokee on October 24, 2015. The mission of this event is to educate and create awareness of diabetes and its complications in the eye. Diabetes affects millions and us one of the leading causes of blindness. Pahokee, by all statistics, appears to be a hotbed for this disease and ClearVue Now Eye Clinic is personally witnessing a generation of blindness. People don't understand their diabetes and they don't know how it can affect the eye. 

Please have form a team or call us if you would like to have a booth at our event in Pahokee.
WHEN: Saturday, October 24, 2015

WHERE:  Pahokee
For more information and to RSVP contact Michelle Hearns:  561-432-4141 or  
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Night Out Against Crime

PBSO District 5- Western Region Community Policing Unit invites you to come out and join the Palm Beach County Sheriff's in Celebrating Night Out. Join the dedicated men and women of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's office, local business and Community leaders as they united together to decrease crime. A great night for the Kids and Families and best of all its FREE fun for the kids bounce house enjoys hot dogs, hamburgers, and beverages along with members of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit. Marine Unit, and Mounted Unit.

WHEN: Thursday, October 29, 2015 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Tanner Park, 105 Palm Beach Road, South Bay

For more information call: (561) 992-1670

Become a Volunteer at Pioneer Park or K. E. Cunningham/Canal Point Elementary

Tutor three first and/or second grade children, one-to-one, in reading at selected Title I elementary schools throughout Palm Beach County during regular school hours, effective September 2015 Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Commitment to tutor two sessions/week, 90 minutes/session (or team up with another volunteer and each tutor one session/week). No experience required. Training will be provided by the Literacy Coalition.

For more information call Jeanne Heavilin: (561) 767-3366 or

Job Opportunities


Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

Are you in need of assistance this Christmas? The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County operates a holiday toy distribution program. With the help of a generous public they are able to provide toys to families in need. Families must complete an application and registration to receive assistance through The Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program. Angel Tree" Program for children 12 years old and under ONLY

2015  Belle Glade Registration: 

WHEN:  Thursday & Friday, October 1st & 2nd, 2015   10:00 am - 3:30 pm

WHERE:  1101 Dr MLK Jr Blvd.,  Belle Glade

For more information, call 561-686-3530

New Glades Quit Smoking Now Class Scheduled!

Tired of tobacco? Do you know someone who is? If you're ready to quit....we're ready to help! 

Quit Smoking Now is a free, six-session group program to help you quit tobacco!  Developed by ex-smokers for those who want to become ex-smokers themselves, the program also includes help for other forms of tobacco such as cigars, dip, and chew.  Free nicotine patches, lozenges, and/or gum are offered(while supplies last), as well as follow-up support.

WHEN:   Wednesdays  5:30 to 6:30  Beginning Oct. 7, 2015
              10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18 

WHERE:   The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade
 Register Today, Call 1-877-819-2357 or email:

Health and Human Service Agencies, please share information with your clients. click here for a flyer to distribute.  
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

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Monday Morning Updates September 08 , 2015 

Celebrate America Recycles Day with the SWA 

Free Shred. America Recycles Day is an initiative of Keep America Beautiful, and is set aside to celebrate environmental efforts across the U.S. The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County (SWA) will host a celebration in honor of America Recycles Day that will include a paper shredding event and tours of our Education Center.

WHEN: Saturday, November 14, 2015   9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: SWA Education Center, 6751 N. Jog Road, West Palm Beach

For more information call: 561-640-4000
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.
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: 

Turn on the Light Conference

Educational workshops, Resource area, Networking, Keynote luncheon, Continuing Education credits (CLE, CE, CEU).  Make your plans now. Discounted rates for groups, students, and early registration.  Limited Scholarships Available. 

WHEN:  Thursday, October 15, 2015 

WHERE:  Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach

Visit  Now.  
To register or to secure an Exhibitor Table in our resource area, visited by 400+ attendees.

Questions? Call 561.687.8115

SPONSORED BY:  Ameriprise Financial, Center for Child Counseling, Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County, Chrysalis Health, 
Lauderdale Market Place Investments, LLC, Multilingual Psychotherapy Centers, Inc, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, Southern Waste Systems

PRESENTED BY: The Children's Healing Institute
2015 Youth Empowerment Luncheon

Join the Urban League of Palm Beach County NULITES, NextEra Energy and msnbc for the Youth Empowerment Luncheon featuring msnbc's Tamron Hall, host of "NewsNation" and co-host of NBC's TODAY Show and Ava Parker, President of Palm Beach State College.

WHEN: Monday October 19, 2015 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach

For more information contact Rhonda Williams-Turner:  561-833-1461 or

Palm Beach County Positions with Literacy AmeriCorps
What is AmeriCorps?  AmeriCorps is a national service program, also known as the "domestic peace corps".  Participants, known as AmeriCorps members, commit to 1 year of service with an AmeriCorps program, contributing 1700 hours of service to help meet a local community need.  

Literacy AmeriCorps is a local AmeriCorps program sponsored by the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County.
Our program recruits 40 recent college graduates each year to serve with us, tutoring, teaching and mentoring all ages.  Our members serve in elementary schools as reading tutors, in high schools as graduation coaches, in libraries teaching adults and helping children with homework, in adult education programs and nonprofits focusing on English and Employability Skills for low income adults.

Annual Stipend of $12,530-paid bi-monthly
Education Award of $5,730-to pay off federal student loans or pay for college
Health Insurance Training, Professional Development, Real World Work Experience, Networking for Future Employment, Career and Resume Development

Candidates must apply online and call us directly for more information at 561-279-9103

Leadership Focus 2016 Registration Now Open

January 20, 21, and 28, 2016. Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC) offers a 2 1/2 day program for professionals interested in broadening their understanding of our region, connecting with people of influence, and exploring our community's strengths, challenges and initiatives.
Participants in Leadership Focus spend the time traveling as a group to meet with decision-makers from various industries, take part in panel discussions, and visit some of our community's most important organizations.

Hospitals, research centers, fair grounds, universities, government offices, and other institutions
Public safety, environment, agriculture, health care, economic development, education and other topics
For Leadership Focus 2016, visit to register or for more information

Caridad Center's Family Festival November 14, 2015

Join the Caridad Center as they "Give Life, Give Hope" to our communities.  Come and help engage our community.  Healthy lifestyle demonstrations, Free testing and screenings, Community Resource Awareness, Family Entertainment, Music, Physical Activities, Raffles, Games, and much more.  

Caridad is currently looking for vendors and sponsors to participate in the event. 

WHEN:  Saturday, November 14, 2015  

WHERE:  Caridad Center, Address: 8645 W. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach

For more information, contact Gloria Marquez  Tel: 561-737-6336 ext. 124  Email: 

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 
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 
Posting Information to our Eblast & Volunteering

Anyone wishing to add their local announcements or events is welcome to submit their information by Friday to be posted the following week. Please include a brief summary of the information to be posted with your contact name, phone number and/or flyer. If you want to submit a posting please email us at or (561) 996-3310.


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


           Check the Glades Community Calendar for                                          Check out Volunteer Opportunities at the Glades Initiative

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