Stay Connected! See What's Going on in the Glades this Week
The Glades Initiative's Annual Thanksgiving Potluck
The Glades Initiative invites all our partners and community supporters to join us at our annual Thanksgiving Potluck with an optional gift exchange.
WHEN: Friday, November 20, 2015 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade
Kindly RSVP to Sandy at (561) 996-3310 or firstname.lastname@example.org with the number attending and what dish you will bring.
The Glades Initiative's Annual United Way Campaign
For our workplace campaign to support the United Way of Palm Beach County, The Glades Initiative invites you to participate in our 50/50 prize drawing. 50% of the total collected will go to the owner of the ticket selected. The ticket selection will take place at our Annual Thanksgiving Potluck on November 20, and 50% of the total collected will be donated to The United Way of Palm Beach County. Tickets are currently available for a $1.00 donation at our office or from any of our staff members. You need not be present to win.
We also invite you to participate in another tradition to support our United Way workplace campaign. Silent auction items are donated, created and/or baked by our staff. All items up for auction are on display at our office. Bidding ends at our Thanksgiving Potluck on November 20, 2015. Thank you for helping to support our workplace campaign.
14th Annual REACH Health Fair Planning Meeting
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: Tuesday, 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
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
Glades Technical Advisory Meeting
DID YOU KNOW THAT...
- Palm Beach County is the top performing large urban school district in Florida?
- PBC School District is the 5 the nation?
- The District attained a higher percentage of "A" rated Elem. & Middle schools than any large urban school district in Florida?
It is indeed an honor and pleasure to invite you to our next GTAC meeting, which will feature two Palm Beach County School Board Members: Mrs. Marcia Andrews (District 6) & Mrs. Erica Whitfield (District 4). We hope that you can join us for a round table discussion about PBC School Districts recent accomplishments and future plans. We are excited about this opportunity to speak with two of our school district representatives in an informal setting.
WHEN: Thursday September 24, 2015 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Pahokee Marina 190 N. Lake Ave. Pahokee, FL 33476
For more information call Houston Tate: (561) 233-5303
Relay for Life Together We Can Fight Back Against Cancer
Join the 2015-2016 relay for life committee meeting we must continue to celebrate birthdays together. Relay for life will be held in the city of Pahokee Friday, May 13th-6:00p.m.-Saturday, May 14th-6:00a.m.
October 8th - Follow-up Committee Meeting - Parks and Recreation Complex
October 19th - 2015 Closeout/2016 Kickoff - Pahokee Marina Conference Center
WHEN: Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Parks and Recreation Complex - Senior's Wellness Room 360 East Main Street Pahokee
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 email@example.com 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.
Fall Vendor Fair
Shop early for the holidays! Double doors proceeds of tables and tickets support BPOE children's charities. Holiday Creations, Young Living Essential Oils, Thirty One Gifts, Phyllis' Catering, Get Stoned & Wired Summer Glitz Bows, Dolly Hand Cultural Art Center, JPC, and more
WHEN: Friday, October 2, 2015 12:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 3, 2015 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Elks Lodge, 300 SE Avenue Pl E, Belle Glade
Community Fall Festival
WAFC Classic Hits is joining Clewiston Parks and Recreation and others for the Clewiston Fall Festival, Free games, prizes, activities and more for the children in celebration of the season! This event is totally FREE to the Community! WAFC Classic Hits will be assisting with extensive pre-promotion of the event and providing free Halloween Safety items, such as flashlights, blinking necklaces, illuminated wands/swords, glow in the dark gloves/masks, etc. and candy for the children in attendance. Our very own D'Anthony and Nicole of the Classic Hits Morning Show will be broadcasting live from the event site.
Join us as we give back to the community by promoting and participating in this worthwhile event. Become a sponsor of our pre-event coverage and live broadcast. As a sponsor you will receive:
- 80 :60 second promos promoting the event, listing your business name/city location as a sponsor of the event pre-promotion/live remote broadcast.*
- 7-10 :10 second sponsor live mentions during the morning show, listing your business as a sponsor of the event pre-promotion/live remote broadcast.*
- Business logo or business name/address/phone number on the WAFC Classic Hits website/Facebook Page as a sponsor of the event pre-promotion/live remote broadcast.
WHEN: Saturday, October 24, 2015 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Clewiston Community Park and the Youth Center, 110 West Osceola Avenue, Clewiston
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. "If you would like to participate as a vendor, please contact Marcia Bahia at firstname.lastname@example.org
prior to October 15, 2015
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) 996-1670
Obamacare Enrollment Information
A representative from Enroll America is available to meet one on one with you to discuss your healthcare options for Obamacare. Open enrollment/renewals begin November 1st and end January 31st.
WHEN: Mondays November 2- January 25 2016
WHERE: Belle Glade Library 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Loula V York Branch Library (Pahokee) 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Clarence E. Anthony Library (South Bay) 5:001 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
For more information contact Florence French: (561) 400-3726
Volunteer's Needed: Diabetes Week 2015
Nov. 8 - Nov. 14, 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 as well as those who are touched by it through Education, Awareness, Quality Services, Management, and Advocacy.
Annually since 2012, The Diabetes Coalition organizes various assessment sites during Diabetes Week throughout Palm Beach County - (including the Glades) to conduct one-on-one screenings using the ADA Diabetes Risk Assessment tool for residents. This tool helps residents determine their risk level for type 2 Diabetes. If determined to be at risk, residents are referred to our network of health care programs. All individuals screened will receive a tote bag.
Volunteers are needed to assist with conducting these one-on-one interview assessments during Diabetes Week. Training will be provided - including at least one training in the Glades. Bilingual volunteers are also needed for sites where a large number of non-English speaking residents are expected.
New South Bay Villas
The Ideal Living Environment brand New 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments
2 Bedrooms - 745 Sq. Ft. 3 Bedrooms - 1,000 Sq. Ft. *eligible applicant's household income may not exceed 60% of Palm Beach County area median income* applications are only available at South Bay Management Office
WHEN: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
WHERE: South Bay Villas Apartments, 110 Harrell Drive South Bay
For more information call: (561) 518-0015
Florida Immigrant Coalition~Program Manager: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.21.15/FNAProgramManager.pdf
American Friends Immigrant Services~Community Organizing Coordinator:
15th Judicial Circuit Administrative Office of the Court
Supervising Certified Court Interpreter (State Position):
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.
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The Domestic Violence Council of Palm Beach County
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To raise awareness and to educate the community, please join us for our Opening Ceremony focusing on: "Domestic Violence-The Wounds We Don't See" Listen to experts in the fields discusses 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 5, 2015, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Downtown West Palm Beach Marriot 1001 Okeechobee Blvd West Palm Beach
Vickers House Citizenship Preparation Classes
Citizenship Preparation Classes at Vickers House South must register in advance The Vickers House has created a Citizenship Preparation class that will not only prepare you to pass the Citizenship Exam but will also focus on educating new immigrants in our community on how to become good neighbors as well as good citizens. We will teach American History, Geography, Principles of American Democracy, Our System of Government, as well as important information on How to Live in our Local Society such as: Crime Prevention techniques, How to Report a crime, Requirements for voting and how to vote, and many other aspects of how to integrate into the American culture and become involved citizens. All participants must speak, read, write and understand basic English! -The class is taught in English
- Bring a notebook and pen or pencil
- Please be advised that there will be a $5.00 donation paid directly to the teachers the first day of class; this will cover materials used in class. Thank you for your cooperation.
WHEN: Fridays, October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, December 4, and 11 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Vickers House - 3801 Georgia Avenue, West Palm Beach
For more information and to register call Vickers House South: (561) 804-4975
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
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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
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
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 Provides Pediatric & Adult Health Care
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 www.fchcinc.org
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
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
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.
- 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
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.
Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc. ~ Executive Director:
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
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:
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.
1050 SE 18th Street
Belle Glade, FL 33430
13348 US Hwy 441 N
Canal Point, FL 33438
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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
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
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additional activities scheduled in the Glades area: or opportunities with our Partners in the Glades