January 25, 2016
Glades Community Updates
Stay Connected!  See What's Going on in the Glades this Week

  Thursday, January 28, 2016    6:00 p.m.-   8:00 p.m.    Resident Education to Action Program (REAP), Pahokee Wellness Center
  Thursday, January 28, 2016    6:30 p.m.-   9:00 p.m.    Art Calusa Fine Art Exhibit Grant Opening, Belle Glade Museum
  Tuesdays and Thursdays       10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.    Free Tax Services - VITA, Bridges of Belle Glade

PBC's Office Community Revitalization offering Five-Week REAP Course
Are you an up and coming community leader? Know someone who is? Are you a passionate, committed neighbor dedicated to taking an active role in improving your community? Could you use help in becoming more knowledgeable about existing neighborhood resources and learning from others?
Palm Beach County's Office of Community Revitalization (OCR) is proud to once again offer the Resident Education to Action Program (REAP), a five-week, hands-on educational program providing community revitalization and civic leadership development training. The 2016 sessions begin on January 28th in the Glades and on March 8th in central Palm Beach County.
Participants will be eligible to apply for a grant through the America's Next Top Neighborhood Award grant program. Please Click Here to register for REAP. For additional information, please see attached flyer or visit OCR's website at  http://www/pbcgov.com/ocr/ or contact Chrystal Mathews, Senior Planner/REAP Project Manager, at (561) 233-5565 or via e-mail at Cmathews@pbcgov.org.

WHEN: Thursdays, January 28 - February 25, 2015 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Pahokee Wellness Center, 306 E. Main Street, Pahokee

View link for more details and other location: http://www.pbcgov.com/ocr/programs/reap/
Art Calusa Fine Art Exhibit Grant Opening at the Lawrence E. Will Museum
The Lawrence E. Will Museum of the Glades invites you to join us for the Grand Opening of the fine art exhibit entitled:
ARTCALUSA: Reflections on Representation
ARTCALUSA is a group exhibition featuring Florida's leading historical artists working today, each of whom produces works of art based on scholarly research findings and experimental approaches in archaeology and history. ARTCALUSA visually interprets the life and experiences of Florida's indigenous peoples, particularly the Calusa Indians through their contact with early European explorers. The exhibition also details through artwork and text the dramatic changes in Florida's environment since people first moved to Florida over 12,000 years ago.  Paintings, works on paper, and etched glass by eight artists will be exhibited from January 28th to May 22nd. Exhibiting artists include Lucas Century, Merald Clark, Charles Dauray, David Meo, Theodore Morris, Dean Quigley, Hermann Trappman, and Jackson Walker. The exhibition is co-curated by Theresa Schober and Barbara Anderson Hill and organized by Lee Trust for Historic Preservation. The exhibition is locally sponsored by the Glades Historical Society.

WHEN:  Thursday, January 28, 2016    6:30 p.m.                                     Click here  for flyer
WHERE:  The Lawrence E. Will Museum of the Glades is located at 530 S. Main St. Belle Glade, FL 33430

Contact information: Email: lew.museum.of.the.glades@gmail.com    Phone: Dorothy Block 561-215-7909 or  Rebecca Stitt 561-352-7505
Lakeside Medical Center Diabetes Academy

The focus of this class will be an importance of Healthy Diet/Weight-loss in Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetics as well as their family and friends are welcome.

WHEN: Monday, February 8, 2016 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

WHERE:Lakeside Medical Center, Meeting room #2, 39200 Hooker Hwy

For more information and to RSVP contact Terri: (561) 996-6571 ex.8444

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Join us for breakfast Corporate College breakfast Meeting Feb. 10

A major resource or vendor that provides the education community their products or services through the company's existing sale channels. Our core offering is a customized training experience that is designed and developed to meet the specific learning business requirement is a practical way so that training is applicable the moment the employee begins to work. Don't forget to bring a friend!

WHEN: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 1977 College Drive Belle Glade Campus; tec109

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For more information contact: Veronica Blackmon at 561-993-1187 or Heather Love at 561-993-1126

Magician Adam Trent Is the "Magician Reinvented" and He's Coming to the Dolly Hand

What comes to mind when you think of a "Magician"? Is it a guy who makes awkward dance movements and tells stale jokes while torturing women in wooden boxes? Until recently, this has been a sobering reality of people's stereotype of magicians. Adam Trent's approach to magic is a fresh and new and magic reinvented!  Adam has always thought that magic should be entertaining first and tricky second. He doesn't want people to remember just the "tricks", but also the laughs and the memories that were made. Strange? Let's say unique...he can't remember a time in his life when he wasn't performing. He began with birthday party shows at age 9 for kids that were older than he was (slightly awkward), and corporate events when he was 13 (slightly illegal). At 14 he started street performing which was the most amazing/brutal training a performer could ever have. It taught him to build a crowd and be entertaining in the worst of situations. Adam discovered an audience's true attention span, because they just walked away if things got boring. At 18, he went to college in Los Angeles and got a degree in Finance and Entertainment Marketing. Apart from learning that a tiger would be tax-deductible, he got a crash course in LA's music and comedy scene. He realized that the most important element in a show is the performer's connection to the audience, and without that, even amazing skill can fall as flat as a bad boy band.  So that's the way Adam approaches his performance style. Above all else, prepare to feel very different than you expected to after a "Magic Show". He'll bet his reputation on it.

WHEN: Friday, February 19, 2016 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade FL 
Faces of Human Trafficking Resource Guide Now Available

Human trafficking is a horrendous crime that impacts communities throughout our Nation. With increased awareness, improved services, and effective prosecutions, we can work together to fight this crime and support the survivors. The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has developed the Faces of Human Trafficking Resource Guide to raise public awareness of human trafficking, the many forms it can take, and the important role that everyone can play in identifying and serving victims. OVC encourages organizations to use these resources during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in January, and throughout the year at public awareness, education, and training events.

Click here for more details

Free Palm Beach County Youth Services Available in the Glades
Strengthening your family by finding solutions.  Palm Beach County Youth and Family Counseling Program offers free services (English and Spanish) in the Glades.  Issues addressed include bullying, self-esteem, family violence, school concerns, behavioral problems, separation and divorce, parent/child relationships, communication and social skills, grief, and anger management. 
Help is offered in the following forms: In home family therapy, Individual therapy, Group therapy at the Youth Empowerment Center, and Parent Education.  To make a referral, contact their Belle Glade office at 561-992-1233.
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Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network Newsletter

Job Opportunities

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The Barbara Bush Foundation's Early Learning Summit

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy will host a special event focused on early learning. In this two-part workshop, teaching and learning experts from the Momentous Institute will explore current brain research and its relevance to learning and social emotional health, emphasizing strategies for creating brain-friendly environments, experiences and interactions. The Foundation is also partnering with the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County on this statewide summit.

Click here to view the event schedule and to register. 

WHEN:  Tuesday, January 26, 2016     8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

WHERE: Kravis Center Cohen Pavilion, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach

For questions regarding the event, please contact Kelly Layman, Barbara Bush Foundation at Kelly.Layman@BarbaraBush.org.
Announcing Prime Time's  2016 Resource Fair 

The 2016 Resource Fair offers valuable ideas, opportunities to make great connections with other out-of-school-time professionals, and exciting give-a-ways! Best of all...it's free! Take back as many ideas as you can carry. Mark your calendar to schedule bookings. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity for anyone devoted to providing fun and engaging activities for youth. The Resource Fair is presented the City of Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc. 
For more information, click here

WHEN:  Tuesday, January 26, 2016                 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Pompey Park Community Center, 1101 NW 2nd Street, Delray Beach

To register, click here.
Next Step: A Program for Women 18-25 Seeking Employment

This highly successful program is being offered again! Next Step is a 10-week program that: Builds confidence as the women learn about their strengths and abilities, Teaches basic career building skills - resume writing, posting for jobs, networking, 
Focuses on social media and professional communication skills, invites community leaders and recruiters to come and speak to the class, Conducts mock interviews to help develop strong interviewing skills, Provides all participants with interview outfits. Cost is free and lunch is provided!  Applications must be received no later than January 21, 2016

WHEN:  Tuesdays, January 26, 2016 - April 12, 2016  11:30 a.m.  - 2:00 p.m. 

WHERE: Palm Beach State College campus in Lake Worth

Complete the application here and send to Dr. Diane Katz at DKCircle@me.com or call Dress for Success Palm Beaches for more information at 561-249-3898
Free Workshop: What Can Your IRS Form 990 Do For You?

Nonprofit Financial Management Network (NFM Network), in partnership with Daszkal Bolton, invites you to attend a FREE workshop about your nonprofit organization's IRS Nonprofit Information Form 990. Topics to be covered include:
  • Key components of Form 990 to highlight organization's accomplishments
  • How to review a Form 990 as a nonprofit executive
  • IRS Tax Update - identify tax changes during 2015 that directly impact nonprofit organizations
  • Review IRS pronouncements, tax court cases, and changes to form instructions that affect the reporting of tax information on Form 990
  • Reconciliation of Form 990 to the audited financials and how the audited financials impact the 990 to include changes in reporting
  • Unrelated Business Income overview
  • Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its impact on nonprofit organizations
*This course qualifies for Accounting & Auditing CPE Credit for Florida CPAs. Written proof of attendance will be supplied. 

WHEN:   Wednesday,    
January 27, 2016                
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

WHERE:  Quantum Foundation, 2701 N Australian Avenue, #200,  West Palm Beach

Click here to Register

For more information, Contact:  Josh Hirsch at email: jhirsch@nonprofitsfirst.org  Phone: 561-214-7435
PBSC, Palm Beach Gardens Campus Wellness Center Obamacare Enrollment
Don't have health insurance? Want to know more about your options? Come learn about your options as we partner with Enroll America and help get you covered with the proper health insurance coverage!
WHEN:   Wednesday Jan. 27, 2016       9:00 am - 6:00 pm   
WHERE:    3160 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens    Bio Science Building Wellness Center Room SC 127
Contact for more information:   Florence French - 561-400-3726               

 Click here for flyer
Wellness Promotion Task Force Meeting

When you register online, you will be given the option to print a "confirmation ticket". Please print and bring that ticket with you. We will collect it in lieu of your signature, as you enter the Board Room. If you do not have a confirmation ticket, there will be a sign in station. Attendants will be present to assist you.
A refreshment gathering time, prior to the start of the meeting will be held in the Board Room area.
There will be presentations on the following subjects:
*             Palm Beach County Food Bank, Nutrition Driven
*             SWAT- Students Working Against Tobacco
*             Diabetes Coalition of Palm beach County
*             Palm Beach County School Food Service Nutrition Services
Your guests are welcome! Please include their information on registration form.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 03, 2016 8:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Fulton-Holland Educational Service Center (FHESC) Board Room, 3300 Forest Hill Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL
Click here for more details: 

Autism Speaker Series

Professor Liane Holliday Willey, who holds a doctorate in psycholinguistics, was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome when she was 35 years old. Since her diagnosis Liane has focused her academic research on female's with Asperger syndrome and communication skills for people on the spectrum. Liane is the author of the new book Safety Skills for Asperger Women: How to Save a Perfectly Good Female Life, and the author of the international bestselling books Pretending to be Normal: Living with Aspergers Syndrome, Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence: Living with the Ups, the Downs and Things in Between, Asperger Syndrome in the Family: Rede­ning Normal. She is also the Senior Editor of Autism Spectrum Quarterly, a blogger for Psychology Today and a consultant with B.R.A.I.N.S. - the Behavioral Resources and Institute for Neuropsychological Services. Liane has been featured in USA Today, The Associated Press, The New York Times, The LA Times, The Washington Post, Autism One Radio, Oxygen TV, several NPR stations and many other media outlets.

WHEN:  Tuesday, February 9, 2016 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Florida Atlantic University (ADM Auditorium) 5353 Parkside Dr, Jupiter, FL

click here for more details

Infants at Risk of Developmental Delays: Early Behavior-Analytic Interventions

This presentation will: Illustrate several experiments conducted by Dr. Pelaez and collaborators to identify indicators of an "infant at risk" of developmental delays. Present several successful behavioral interventions using their mothers during face-to-face interactions. Present and review results from experiments that show improved social learning and infant development. Dr. Martha Pelaez is a Frost Professor at the College of Education, Florida International University. She received her Ph.D. in 1992 in developmental psychology, winning the International Dissertation Award from the International Society for Infant Studies. Dr. Pelaez has published more than 70 articles in refereed journals co-authored 13 chapters, one textbook on child development and several monographs. Dr. Pelaez is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and also the founder of the Behavior Development Bulletin, where she has served as editor since 1990.

WHEN: Friday, February 26, 2016 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Florida Atlantic University (ADM Auditorium) 5353 Parkside Dr, Jupiter, FL

Click here for more details and how to register
Faces of Human Trafficking Resource Guide Now Available

Human trafficking is a horrendous crime that impacts communities throughout our Nation. With increased awareness, improved services, and effective prosecutions, we can work together to fight this crime and support the survivors. The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has developed the Faces of Human Trafficking Resource Guide to raise public awareness of human trafficking, the many forms it can take, and the important role that everyone can play in identifying and serving victims. OVC encourages organizations to use these resources during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in January, and throughout the year at public awareness, education, and training events.

Click here for more details
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County Wide CPR Day ~ Free to the Public

Teaching "Hands Only CPR" can save many lives by filling our community with people who are trained to give sudden cardiac arrest victims the immediate help they need to survive until professional medical help arrives.  "Hands Only CPR" will be taught by students from the Palm Beach County School District Medical Magnet Program along with Palm Beach State College Paramedic students who are "Hands Only CPR" instructors.  Show up wearing comfortable clothes and a willingness to learn CPR to make a difference in someone's life.

WHEN:  Saturday, February 13, 2016        9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Each class will last 30 minutes. 

WHERE: PBC Fire Rescue #73, 525 SW 2nd Street, Belle Glade

Click here for locations throughout Palm Beach County
Lecture: "the Deadly 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane in the Glades"

Killer 'Cane takes place in the Florida Everglades, which was still a newly settled frontier in the 1920s. On the night of September 16, 1928, a hurricane swung up from Puerto Rico and collided, quite unexpectedly, with Palm Beach. The powerful winds from the storm burst a dike and sent a twenty-foot wall of water through three towns, killing over two thousand people, a third of the area's population. Robert Mykle shows how the residents of the Everglades had believed prematurely that they had tamed nature, how racial attitudes at the time compounded the disaster, and how in the aftermath the cleanup of rapidly decaying corpses was such a horrifying task that some workers went mad.  Killer 'Cane is a vivid description of
America's second-greatest natural disaster, coming between the financial disasters of the Florida real-estate
bust and the onset of the Great Depression.
WHEN:  Saturday,February 6, 2016                 2:00 p.m.                     Click here for flyer

WHERE: The Lawrence E. Will Museum of the Glades, 530 S. Main St.,  Belle Glade

Contact information: Email: lew.museum.of.the.glades@gmail.com   Phone: Dorothy Block 561-215-7909 or  Rebecca Stitt 561-352-7505
Admission is Free, Donations Are Appreciated
Inspiration of Broadway at the Dolly Hand

Braodway Star J. Mark McVey joins Ernie Haase & Signature Sound in Inspiration of Broadway at the Dolly Hand!
Broadway's most revered songs are recreated like never before by the powerful vocal collaboration of the inspirational quartet, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound paired with renowned Broadway sensation, J. Mark McVey from Les Miserables. The show features these great songs: "Climb Every Mountain", "Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat", "Get Happy", "Sunrise, Sunset", "Bring Him Home", "Blue Skies", "I Got the Sun In Morning", "Blow Gabriel Blow", "Seasons of Love" and "Old Man River" and more! Broadway Hit after Broadway Hit will make this night an experience like no other. Inspiration of Broadway will be presented at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center.

WHEN: Saturday, February 13, 2016                 7:30 pm                        tickets are still available.

WHERE: The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade campus of Palm Beach State College, 
               977 College Drive, Belle Glade. 

To purchase tickets, call the box office at 561-993-1160 or visit www.dollyhand.org.
The Improvised Shakespeare Company at Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center!

The Improvised Shakespeare Company (ISC) is returning to the Dolly Hand on Tuesday, February 16! Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written) The Improvised Shakespeare Co. creates a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style. Each of the playershas brushed up on his "thee's" and "thou's" to bring you an evening of off-the-cuff comedy using the language and themes of William Shakespeare. Any hour could be filled with power struggles, star-crossed lovers, sprites, kings, queens, princesses, sword-play, rhyming couplets, asides, insults, persons in disguise and all that we've come to expect from the pen of the Great Bard. The night could reveal a tragedy, comedy, or history. Nothing is planned-out, rehearsed, or written. Each play is completely improvised, so each play is entirely new! 

Founded in 2005, the troupe has been performing its critically-acclaimed show every Friday night at the world famous iO Theater in Chicago for over nine years and continues to entertain audiences around the globe with its touring company. The ISC has been featured at the Piccolo Spoleto Fringe Festival, Off Broadway in New York City, the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, UCB's Del Close Marathon, and the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal and Chicago. It has been named Chicago's best improv group by both the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Examiner and has received a New York Nightlife Award for "Best Comedic Performance by a Group". The ISC was recently honored by the Chicago Improv Foundation as its "Ensemble of the Year". TimeOut Chicago says The Improvised Shakespeare Company is "staggeringly brilliant!" and "smart. sophisticated, downright hilarious!"

The ISC will be in Belle Glade for two days, conducting workshops and performing for Palm Beach State College's Glades Campus students in addition to the public show on Tuesday night. 

WHEN:  Tuesday, February 16, 2016                7:30 p.m.  

WHERE:  Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center,Belle Glade campus of Palm Beach State College, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade.

To purchase tickets, call the box office at 561-993-1160 or visit www.dollyhand.org.
Community Forum ~ Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees

Palm Beach State College Belle Glade invites the community to the 2016 Community Forum and regular meeting of the Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 beginning with the Forum at 4:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Theater.
The Belle Glade Campus of Palm Beach State College is a source for lifelong learning for all citizens and as a valued leader of the Glades community, we hope you will take this opportunity to let us know how we can better serve your educational needs and be of service to the community.  Please feel free to share this information.

WHEN:  Tuesday, February 16, 2016         4:00 p.m. 

WHERE:  Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade
During the February meeting members of the public will be able to address the Board directly.  Please contact me of Mrs. Heather Love at (561) 993-1126 or loveh@palmbeachstate.edu by February 9, 2016 to RSVP.  
Amazing Article on Cultural Competence Training
Read an Amazing Article on Cultural Competence Training.  To offer a bit of background (and to over-simplify a bit) there are two basic schools of thought about how to train cultural competence: (1) Teach staff in healthcare and human services what certain groups (e.g., Hispanics or Arabs/Muslims) are like so that we can "serve them better"; or (2) Teach staff universally effective communication skills focused on uncovering what each culturally unique individual thinks of the health condition or problem that brought that person in.  Many of us know that option (1) actually teaches stereotypes and causes more problems than it solves. This article shows you that result in ways that can smack you between the eyes.
Scholarship Opportunity Through the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Foundation

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Foundation (PBCSF) is pleased to announce the availability of its Youth Scholarship Program for deserving high school seniors in Palm Beach County who have been nominated by a sworn employee of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. 

There is a total of $40,000 in scholarships, and each scholarship is renewable for up to four years provided the student reapplies each year and maintains a 3.0 GPA. Scholarships awarded are between $1,000 and $3,000 per year.  Trade schools are eligible.  Applications should be emailed as one packet to Steve.Moss@pbcsf.org The deadline for all submissions is Feb. 1. 

View link for more details: http://www.pbcsf.org/
Free Tax Services at Bridges of Belle Glade

If your staff or client's household income was $62,000 or less in 2015 they can get their taxes filed for free.
The United Way of Palm Beach County's Free Tax Services program gives taxpayers with low-to-moderate incomes several in-person and online options to prepare and file their return for free. The program which will enter its thirteenth year on January 19, 2016 is an invaluable service to the community. Visitwww.TaxesFiledFree.org to learn more about the Free Tax Services program, the services offered and where our sites are located throughout Palm Beach County.

WHEN:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

WHERE:  Bridges of Belle Glade, 816 West Canal Street South, Belle Glade

Job Opportunities

Glades Area

Indeed Job Search: Click here
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Florence Fuller Child Development Center - Grants Manager https://gallery.mailchimp.com/.pdf
Milagros Center STARS Program Director https://gallery.mailchimp.com/.pdf
Red Apple Supplies~ Manager: https://gallery.mailchimp.com.pdf 
Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center Fort Lauderdale~ Development & Communication Specialist: 
Glades Initiative Copying/Faxing Services for Members/Clients OnlyLogo

As of Friday, January 15, 2016 The Glades Initiative will only provide copying and faxing services for Glades Initiative members and clients only. Due to increased demand for these services beyond our capacity, we will no longer provide these services to the community at large.  

To become a member, click here

Diaper Initiative ~ Receive FREE diapers each month  

Ensuring mothers of infants and toddlers have a reliable source of FREE diapers.  A representation will contact you within 48 hours of registering 
2. Click on "Programs "
3. Scroll down and click on "Diaper Initiative"
4. Fill out the form

Contact us at info@YMUniteInc.Org or 561- 318-0355 for more information.  Click here for flyer.

Higher Education Scholarship for Mothers

Creating a Movement of Support to Assist in the Advancement of Mothers.  APPLY TODAY for the Higher Education Scholarship for Mothers. Deadline: March 1st, 2016  Available to College Mothers who are incoming or current undergraduate, graduate, or doctorate students for the year of 2016-2017.  Award Amount Varies.  

Submission Instructions: Submit an essay with a biography in 250 words or less to info@ymuniteinc.org or apply online at YMUniteInc.Org

Click here for their flyer.

6th Annual Loop the Lake for Literacy

A cycling event benefiting the programs of the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County.  Lake Okeechobee is the second largest lake in the United States. The view is stunning and it's a great place for a bicycle ride. Event routes are set up for both the beginner and the advanced rider-including chip timing. Choose the ride best suited to your abilities and come on out for a day of fun. Join us on Saturday, February 6, 2016 as we Loop the Lake for Literacy!

Choose one of four scenic rides:

14 mile "Sonnet" Ride
34 mile "Short Story" Ride
68 mile "Classic" Ride
115 mile "Epic" Ride - Full Loop

All Participants will receive an official Loop the Lake T-shirt, a Medal for all riders, Breakfast and Lunch, Awards for highest Individual and Team fundraisers, Fully supported rest and water stops, and traveling support for Full Loopers, Chip timing and ride statistics

WHEN:  Saturday, February 6, 2016    6:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast   7:00 a.m. Full Loop start time.  

WHERE:  All rides will begin and end at the Port Mayaca Locks (North Side).  

For more information, visit www.LooptheLakeForLiteracy.org

Vendor Applications Open for 2016 Summer Camp Scholarship Program

Palm Beach County Youth Services Department is accepting vendor applications for the Summer Camp Scholarship Program. Camps must apply to participate in the 2016 Summer Camp Scholarship Program. The program provides full-tuition and fees for summer camp for children residing in families with income at or below 150% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. It allows parents to work with the knowledge that their children are safe and gives children educational and recreational opportunities for growth. Parents may choose from participating camps in Palm Beach County. 

To apply, please click here. For more information on the Summer Camp Scholarship Program, please click here.

For more information, contact Program Coordinator, Jacqueline Burke at email:  JMBurke@pbcgov.org
Adult and Community Education - Palm Beach County Schools Winter Catalog

Glades Central High School and CareerSource Belle Glade Courses Offered:
  • GED
  • TABE and GED Practice Test
  • ESOL
  • Senior Bellydance for 55-90 Years Young
  • Line Dance and Zumba
  • Wills and Trusts
Click here for more details

New SNAP Employment & Training Program Begins Jan. 4 in Belle Glade

Beginning Jan. 4, 2016, CareerSource Palm Beach County is required to implement the SNAP
(Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Employment & Training program for participants who
are classified as able-bodied adults without dependents in Palm Beach County.  
Participants who are able-bodied adults without dependents in this classification are between 18 and 49 years old, work less than 30 hours a week with wages below $217.50 per week, not attending school and without medical limitations. There are 18,057 participants in this category in Palm Beach County.
"To continue receiving SNAP (food stamp) benefits in Florida after Jan. 1, these participants must complete a registration process and comply with an 80 hours/month (20 hours/week) work program,"said Dina Hill, Director of Client Services. 

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity will send letters to participants to notify them of these requirements. Once they have completed registration along with an online orientation, assessment and job search training, they will receive an appointment letter to meet with a career consultant at any of two SNAP Employment & Training office locations - in West Palm Beach at 1764 North Congress Avenue, Suite 204; and inBelle Glade at 1085 South Main Street. Inquiries about Employment &Training should be directed to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity at WT.SNAPPrograminfo@deo.myflorida.com or 855-212-0880. 

The Florida Department of Children and Families will be responsible for approving or denying benefits, including determining exemptions for "good cause," meeting/not meeting work requirements, exemptions from work requirements and determining unfitness for work claims. Inquiries about Benefit Eligibility and Sanction should be directed to the Florida Department of Children and Families at www.myflfamilies.org or 866-762-2237. 

"It's important for participants to know that CareerSource is not responsible for approving or denying food stamp benefits. Our responsibility is to ensure that all participants referred to us are in compliance with the work program requirement, as well as tracking and reporting," said Ms. Hill. "The objective is to help participants gain skills, training and/or work experience that will increase their ability to move directly into employment." 

PEPPI Head Start Accepting Applications

PEPPI HEAD START To apply today, please visit PEPPI Head Start at:  (561)  996--1718.  

Minority Scholarship Program for Journalism

The Palm Beach Post is now accepting applications for the 2016 Minority Scholarship Program in Journalism. This program was established to help identify and assist minority students journalists in Palm Beach and Martin Counties.  For this program, minority is defined as Alaskan Native, Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American or Pacific Islander.  The purpose is to provide financial support and practical experience for these students. The application deadline is March 18, 2016.
This scholarship is separate from the Pathfinder Scholarship Program, although winners will be recognized during the awards ceremony on May 10, 2016.  Eligible Pathfinder Nominees may also apply for the Minority Scholarship Program in Journalism.
Completed application packets should be sent to:          Minority Scholarship Program in Journalism
                                                                      The Palm Beach Post
                                                                      2751 South Dixie Highway
                                                                      West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Feel free to contact Keely Gideon-Taylor  561.820.3944 Email:  ktaylor@pbpost.com with any questions.  


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Free Nonprofit Workshops at the Palm Beach County Library 

Proposal Writing Basics

Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation. For those new to proposal writing, this class will cover how the proposal fits into the overall grant-seeking process, what is included in a standard proposal to a foundation, tips for making each section of your proposal stronger, tips for communicating with funders during the grant process, and additional resources on proposal writing, including sample proposals.

WHEN:  Tuesday, March 1, 2016             9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 
WHERE: Palm Beach County Main Library, 3650 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach

Introduction to Finding Grants
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. Presented by Liz Locke, Palm Beach County Library.
WHEN: Thursday, February, 11, 2016    1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
WHERE:  Palm Beach County Main Library, 3650 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach

The workshops will be held at the Main branch of the library at 3650 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. Preregistration is required; by calling the Main Branch of the Palm Beach County Library System at 561.233.2600 or email;  lockee@pbclibrary.org
Three Part Ethical Empowerment Series - Palm Beach State College

The Ethics Connections Program is a three-part ethical empowerment series designed to connect you with the comprehensive knowledge, skills and abilities to live and work with integrity in today's  rapidly emerging "ethical frontier". Dynamic changes in technology, science, and an increasingly global society are creating an expanding "gray area" of complex ethical dilemmas beyond our existing laws and policies, or even our own basic understanding! 

Navigating this "New Normal" successfully will require a finely tuned moral compass that is intentionally developed and consistently maintained on a regular basis. The Ethics Connections Program offers you a path to understanding the role of ethical values in action and developing strategies to apply them effectively to your personal and professional life through awareness, approaches, and action. *Participants who complete each of the three sessions will be awarded a Certificate of Completion following the final session.

Ethical Lens Inventory™ Seminar APPROACHES: 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. (4 hours)  *Registration begins Monday, February 8, 2016 

WHEN: Friday, February 26, 2016     8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
WHERE: Continuing Education Building, CE118, Palm Beach State College, 4200 Congress Ave, Lake Worth

Giving Voice to Values Seminar ACTION: 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. (4 hours)
*Registration begins Monday, February 29, 2016 

Friday, March 18, 2016      
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
WHERE: Continuing Education Building, CE118, Palm Beach State College, 4200 Congress Ave, Lake Worth

For more information on future sessions and to register click here 
Bridges of Lake Worth Health Fair 2106

Please contact Jennie Carter with any questions at Jcarter@lakeworthwest.org or feel free to call 561-649-9600
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New Directions Program Dress offered by Success Open Enrollment

The New Directions program offered by Dress for S uccess® Palm Beaches 
is now open for enrollment! 
Starting Thursday, February 11, 2016.  
Whether you are looking to start over, find a New Direction, or just need to change your perspective, and you're over 25, this program is ideal for you. It can help you become the best you! N E W D I R E C T I O N S is free of charge to women who are over 25, job ready, seeking employment and can be 
referred by a Non-Profit agency in Palm Beach County.

Discover the gifts from your past
Understand the source of personal power
Tap into your unique ability
Identify the ideal job for your talents and abilities
Learn to customize your resume for each job desired
Navigate Linkedin and other social media to build a network, get job leads and more
Work one-on-one with a mentor and within a group of women who are also embarking on this journey with you

Weekly Topics Include: 
Discovering how unique and special you are through a DISC™ profile which will reveal the behavior and values you bring to the job
Identifying your learned skills/expertise, the transferable skills you never thought to include and what you love to do and do well
Determining the ideal job for you
Creating a stand-out adaptable resume and cover letters
Using social media for networking and job leads - creating a Linkedin profile
Learning about the power of your image
Learning how to Dress for Success
Having mock interviews with each other and with hiring professionals
Meeting industry experts

Thursday, February 11, 2016   
10 weeks (3 hours per week, snacks included)
Classes held Thursdays from 9:30am-12:30pm

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

To learn more about the program, and find out whether the program is right for you, contact: Alexandra Marcovitch, Coordinator
561-742-2779   Alex@CommittedToYou.org

County Wide CPR Day ~ Free to the Public

Teaching "Hands Only CPR" can save many lives by filling our community with people who are trained to give sudden cardiac arrest victims the immediate help they need to survive until professional medical help arrives.  "Hands Only CPR" will be taught by students from the Palm Beach County School District Medical Magnet Program along with Palm Beach State College Paramedic students who are "Hands Only CPR" instructors.  Show up wearing comfortable clothes and a willingness to learn CPR to make a difference in someone's life.

WHEN:  Saturday, February 13, 2016        9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Each class will last 30 minutes. 

WHERE: Designated Fire Stations throughout the County

Click here for locations throughout Palm Beach County

2016 Florida Philanthropy Network Statewide Summit on Philanthropy

Join your philanthropy colleagues in thriving, walkable St. Petersburg for the #2016FPN Statewide Summit on Philanthropy! Named one of the 52 Places to Go in 2014 by the New York Times, there could be no better setting 
for the Summit than downtown St. Petersburg -- a city that is succeeding by both honoring its historic roots and embracing the future with innovation and vigor. Register by January 15 to save with Early Bird rates.

* Top-notch keynote speakers, including Robert Lupton, Peter Kageyama and Van Jones
* Two full days of sessions based on Promising Models for Community Solutions and New Practices & Concepts for Our Philanthropic Work
* Pre-Summit meetings for grantmakers, community foundations and FPN affinity groups -- including our popular Skills & Strategies for    
  Grantmakers Workshop

WHEN:  Thursday & Friday, February 25 - 26, 2016 

WHERE:  Vinoy Renaissance Hotel 501 5th Ave. NE, St. Petersburg

Click here for more information and to register.
SandyPines Spring Training Series for Dialectical Behavior Therapy 

Sandy Pines is excited to welcome back Nancy Gordon, LCSW of the Tampa Bay Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy.  Nancy will be presenting the Spring Series for Dialectical Behavior Therapy in two 2-day sessions.  28 total Continuing Education Credits for LMHC, LCSW, LMFT, LPN, RN, ARNP, Psy.D. & Ph.D.  

Registration is limited to the first 60 attendees,  All training materials included,  Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks included, On-site Parking is limited, carpooling is encouraged, Early Bird Discounted Registration until January 22nd.

WHEN:  Session 1 Overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Tuesday February 9-10, 2016         8:30  a.m. - 5:00 p.m.   
WHEN:  Session 2 Skills Practice for Dialectical Behavior Therapy Tuesday, March 8-9, 2016     8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:  SandyPines Gymnasium, 11301 SE Tequesta Terrace, Tequesta

Click here to Register or for more information
Sickle Cell Disease Scientific Meeting

The 10th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Research and Educational Symposium and 39th National Sickle Cell Disease Scientific Meeting is the premier Sickle Cell Disease Conference, offering an unbeatable combination of benefits: attend leg ulcer and investigational drug symposia and specialty tracks; participate in interactive educational workshops; peruse the exhibit hall.

The Conference provides attendees and companies from around the world a unique opportunity to come together and discuss sickle cell disease.

Text "2016SYMPOSIUM" to 41411 to receive updates.  ABSTRACT SUBMISSION CLOSES FEBRUARY 26, 2016

WHEN:  Tuesday, April 15 - Friday, April 18, 2016  

WHERE: Greater Ft. Lauderdale and Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Click here to register or for more information.

Receive hotel link upon registration:  Hyatt Regency Pier 66 ($179 per night)- Official Conference Hotel | Sickle Cell Research Society of America (SCRSA) Membership guarantees stay at the Official Conference Hotel | Transportation bus service will be provided to the venue. 

For information about sponsorship, exhibiting, and advertising, visit our Corporate Opportunities page.
Fearless Caregiver Conference

Overwhelmed by caregiving challenges? My family members won't help! My adult child will never be independent, I can't balance family, work & caregiving, Dad won't stop driving Mom doesn't listen to me... Bring your questions to the experts

Sponsorship Opportunities Available.     Limited FREE Tickets

WHEN:  Wednesday, February 17, 2016       11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.   Lunch Included

WHERE: West Palm Beach Marriott. 1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach

Questions? 954-362-8126                      Register at Caregiver.com
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