February  22, 2016
Glades Community Updates
Stay Connected!  See What's Going on in the Glades this Week

    Tuesday,  February 23, 2016  7:00 p.m.- 10:30  a.m. Saturday Night Fever is Stayin' Alive, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center
    Thursday, February 25, 2016  9:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. Glades Technical Advisory Committee (GTAC) Meeting, South Bay City Hall 
    Saturday, February 27, 2016   9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Catholic Charities FREE Health Fair and Family Day, Pahokee 
    Saturday, February 27, 2016 10:00 a.m.-   3:00 p.m. 2nd Annual Glades Area Community Connection, Padgett Island
    Saturday, February 27, 2016   7:00 a.m.- 10:30 p.m. Free Beatles Tribute Concert, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center 
The Glades Initiative Has A Job Opening for Director of Programs
We are looking for someone who has, experience working in a health and human service organization, detail oriented, with excellent computer skills along with passion and knowledge about the Glades area. Grant writing experience preferred. Bachelor's degree required/Master's degree preferred. Bilingual candidates preferred but not required.  For a full job description click here.
To apply for this position, please send cover letter and resume in pdf format to jobs@gladesinitiative.org 
Deadline is Friday, March 11, 2016.  Application materials will be reviewed on a rolling basis until that date.

Saturday Night Fever is Stayin' Alive at the Dolly Hand ~ 2/23/16
Was Saturday Night Fever one of your favorite movies of the 1970's? Did you love John Travolta in that white suit and the disco craze that was spurred by the movie and its music? Then you'll be happy to know that the iconic story of Tony - the kid from Brooklyn - who wants to dance his way to a better life is back! And back in an all-new production that shares Tony's love for dancing in spectacular new ways. Fueled by vintage Bee Gee hits like "Stayin' Alive, "Night Fever", "More than a Woman" and more, this contemporary retelling of the classic story captures the energy, passion and life-changing moments that have thrilled movie audiences since 1977. Now, a new generation of dancers meets a new generation of playgoers to explore the soaring sounds and pulsating rhythms of this coming-of-age Disco fantasy. Reviews of the show include BBC's "Hit song after hit song, bright lights and dancing to blow you away." And Theatermania.com's "The show's unique blend of poignancy and perpetual optimism coupled with the brilliance of the Bee Gees score and breathtaking choreography-should provide dazzlingly delightful nights for years to come." Also featured that evening will be the beautiful paintings of Okeechobee artist, Kathie Papasso.
WHEN: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 7:30 p.m

WHERE: The Dolly Cultural Arts Center, 1977 College Drive in Belle Glade
For more information call 561-993-1160

Glades Technical Advisory Committee (GTAC) Meeting
Please join us to hear and engage with Mr. Gary Hines, V.P. of Administration from the Business Development Board and Ms. Tammy Fields, J.D., PBC Director of Youth Services (See both sides of the attached flier). This is an opportunity to speak with two of the leaders in their respective organizations about business developments in Palm Beach County and Youth Services and associated developments in Palm Beach County. This meeting promises to be informative and enlightening to those that attend.
WHEN: Thursday, February 25, 2016 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
WHERE: South Bay City Hall, 335 S.W. 2nd Ave., South Bay
For more information call Houston L. Tate: (561) 233-5303

Catholic Charities FREE Health Fair and Family Day
Catholic charities is having a FREE health fair and family day there will be information on flu prevention, healthy recipes for diabetes control, blood pressure check, height, weight and BMI calculation, car, bicycle and fire safety, raffles, FREE food, music,and more.
WHEN: Saturday, February 27, 2016 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Catholic Charities, 1200 East Main Street, Pahokee FL

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2nd Annual Glades Area Community Connection
Florida Rural Legal Services will be hosting its 2nd Annual Glades Area Community Connection Event in conjunction with Pahokee Housing Authority. The goal of this event is to provide information and resources to families in Pahokee. We will have presentations, prizes, food, bounce house, music, and much more. This event is a great opportunity for the Glades.
WHEN: Saturday, February 27, 2016        10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Padgett Island Development, 899 Padgett Circle, Pahokee

Click here for more details 
Free Beatles Tribute Concert is Coming to the Dolly Hand ~ 2/27/16
The fabulous Beatles tribute band, Across the Universe, is bringing their show to the Dolly Hand for a FREE concert. Across the Universe is comprised of professional studio and touring musicians who bring the music of The Beatles and their solo careers to life on stage with an accuracy and attention to detail that can only be described as incredible. The show takes listeners on a musical journey through the careers of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr and includes selections ranging from their early careers in Hamburg, Germany through 1980 and beyond.
WHEN: Saturday, February 27, 2016 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Center, 1977 College Drive Belle Glade, FL
For more information call 561-993-1160
Calling all Tri-City Pastors for a Stop the Violence Meeting
I'm asking all Pastors in the Tri Cities to meet with me in reference to the violence in our cities. 

WHEN: Friday, March 11, 2016 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: New Birth Deliverance, 1650 S. Main St. Belle Glade, FL. 33430
For more information call Pastor Willie Williams 561-261-23003 or 786-266-1818

Palm Beach State College Offers the Summer Youth College

Palm Beach State College is pleased to offer the Summer Youth College from June 13 through July 7 at the Belle Glade campus for students ages 7 to 14.  Meals will be provided at no charge. Scholarship applications are available from Palm Beach County Youth Services from February 22 through April 29.  Please go to www.pbcgov.com/youthservices/summercamp to apply for scholarships.  Additional information is available by calling Veronica at 561-993-1187 at PBSC.
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 

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Career Fair/Open House

We are hosting a Career Fair in our branch we are looking forward to meeting with you and discussing these exciting opportunities with you: Assemblers Packers Warehouse Associate Solderers (welding) Machine Operator Industrial Sanitation Material Handler Please bring your most updated resume showing experience and qualifications. Working hours: 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts Skills: Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Randstad is a world leader in matching great people with great companies. Our experienced agents will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temporary-to-permanent or permanent opportunities, no one works harder for you than Randstad. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.
WHEN: Thursday, February 25, 2016  9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
                                                          1:00 p.m.-   4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Randstad USA 400 S. Australian Ave., Suite 100 West Palm Beach

Click here for flyer
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
WHEN:   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
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
Click here for more details and how to register
2016 West Fest ~ Royal Palm Beac
Dust off your boots and kick up your heels for an epic Western Community Celebration where the SWAMP meets the WILD WEST. Make plans to be part of another fun-filled family weekend with a Carnival style atmosphere packed with Western style performers, live entertainment, gunslingers, lumberjacks and other fun displays. Enjoy old fashioned games and activities, like panning for gold, hay rides, pony rides and a petting zoo, along with a variety of mid-way games, amusement rides which are sure to be a hit for the young and old, as well as the hand selected live entertainment. In addition, enjoy shopping with our Western and Arts and Craft vendors. Be sure to visit Tree's Wings Swamp Bar and the Western Pioneer Village or watch the crowning of "Miss West Fest" and "Mr. West Fest" pageant.
WHEN: Friday, February 26-28, 2016
WHERE: Royal Palm Beach Commons Park, 11600 Poinciana Blvd, Royal Palm Beach
For more information call the Cultural Center at 790-5149

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Broward Accepting Housing Applications Shortly for 62 and older
Broward County housing authority will accept online pre-application for Griffin Garden Apartments. Pre-applications will be accepted for February 25-29, 2016 8:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. A computer lottery process will randomly select the 100 pre-applications. The 100 randomly selected pre-applications will be added to a waiting list for Griffin Garden Apartments only. Griffin Gardens  is an elderly (62 and over) designed property, located 4881 Griffin Road Davie, FL 33314. The property consists of 100units; 90 one-bedroom and 10 two bedroom. Pre-applications will ONLY be available for completion online: http://broward.apply4housing.com
Click here for more details

Monday Morning Updates February 22, 2016

Previous Postings GLADES AREA
Changes Coming to SNAP Availability Dates
TALLAHASSEE - Starting in March 2016, Florida's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be making a change. Currently SNAP benefits are deposited on Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards over a 15 day period. The new schedule will spread out the deposits over a 28 day period. All dates are assigned based on the customer's case number. In March, most SNAP benefits will be split into two EBT deposits to assist with adjustment to the new dates. Customers will receive half of their benefits on the current date, and the other half on the new date. In April, and each month after that, customers will receive their full benefits on the new date. Monthly deposit totals will not be affected because of this change. The schedule is changing to 28 days so grocery stores can spread out food inventory better during the month to help keep commonly purchased items available to their customers. The Florida Department of Children and Families determines eligibility for food assistance based on federal requirements. More details on the new SNAP dates are available online at
Early Learning Coalition's Early Head Start Program Now Accepting Applications for the Waitlist
EARLY HEAD START apply today. Please visit an Early Learning Coalition (ELC) location and or call: (561) 231-5560, (561) 231-5808. Now accepting applications in Belle Glade, Pahokee, WPB (33401, 33407), and the Riviera Beach area for our waitlist. Our program provides services to children and families 6 weeks until 3 years old. For more information please visit our website: 
For more information contact Akia Davis
Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network, Inc.
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2016 Let's Move! Commit to Change Physical Activity Challenge Begins March
The Let's Move Physical Activity Challenge, held from March 1 to March 31, focuses on physical activity, nutrition, and healthy behavior. 
Any Palm Beach County resident who wants to live a healthy lifestyles.  
A central part of the campaign is inspiring residents to complete 30 minutes of physical activity every day and to log their minutes through the Let's Move microsite: CBS12.com/LETSMOVE.
It's easy, just complete 30 minutes of sustained physical activity each day and log-in your minutes. You can log-in every day or you can keep track of your activity and log-in at your convenience. 
Become a member of a team! Teams consist of two people or more. You must register your team by March 15,2016.  The team to beat is the City of Pahokee, the reigning champs.  Last year, thousands of Palm Beach County residents logged 2.8 million minutes of physical activity with more than 30 teams participating!
WHEN:  Tuesday, March 1 to Thursday, March 31, 2016
WHERE:  Log-in at CBS12.com/LETSMOVE to log-in your minutes. 
Call Palm Healthcare Foundation to register at 561-837-2282.
PEPPI Head Start Lutheran Service Florida Recruitment
"Give your child a Head Start" PEPPI HEAD START is now accepting applications for 3 and 4 year olds to be added to our wait list. 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. (Spaces are limited so don't delay)
To apply today, please visit PEPPI Head Start at: 301 SW 8301 8th Street, Belle Glade  or call (561) 996-1718
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Sandy Pines 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 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
Save The Date Diabetes Symposium

Continuing medical education event joint sponsored conference: preventing, controlling and managing diabetes channeling research & knowledge into action - Improving the Health & Well-being of Individuals at Risk for or Affected by Diabetes the Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County, in collaboration with Palm Healthcare Foundation and Jupiter Medical Center, is hosting its inaugural diabetes education symposium for health care providers and professionals.
WHEN:  Friday, April 22, 2016            8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Scripps Jupiter
Click here for more details
Diabetes Prevention Program Coach Training
Bring the diabetes prevention program to your community or organization! Become a
lifestyle coach free lifestyle coach training prepare
to lead the CDC's national diabetes prevention program preregistration is required!
WHEN: Thursday, April 28-29, 2016  (time varies)
WHERE: Keiser University, 2085 Vista Pkwy, West Palm Beach
For more information and to register contact Ashley Wingert: (727) 290-2548 or Preventdiabetes2day@gmail.com 
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2016 Sapphire Symposium and Awards
Register today and enjoy early registration rates. The early registration discount ends on April 1, 2016 We look forward to seeing you in Orlando. The Symposium will feature nearly two days of information sessions, roundtable discussions and networking. Presenters will include national, regional and Florida-based experts on a variety of issues including health, health care reform, child obesity and philanthropy. The Sapphire Award is Florida's only statewide event that recognizes organizations, programs and individuals that have demonstrated excellence and innovation in addressing community health needs. Honorees will share approximately $360,000 in award funds.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 20-21, 2016
WHERE: Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Drive, Orlando
For more information contact Savannah Kelly:  850-523-4200 or savannah@akconsultinggroup.org
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Free Workshop: 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
The workshop 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
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 symposium 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.
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Anyone wishing to add their local announcements or events is welcome to submit their information by Friday to be posted the following week. Please include a brief summary of the information to be posted with your contact name, phone number and/or flyer. If you want to submit a posting please email us at updates@gladesinitiative.org or (561) 996-3310.


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