March 14, 2016
Glades Community Updates
Stay Connected!  See What's Going on in the Glades this Week
  Monday, March 14, 2016       5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.   Lakeside Medical Center Diabetes Academy,            Lakeside Medical Center
  Monday, March 14, 2016       5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.   Coffee with The Chief,                                             Bank of Belle Glade
  Tuesday, March 15, 2016      9:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m.   Planned Approach To Community Health (PATCH)   Glades Initiative, Inc
  Tuesday, March 15, 2016     11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Glades Interagency Network (GIN)                            West Tech, Belle Glade                            
  Tuesday, March 15, 2016      5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.     Toastmasters Meeting,                                            Lakeside Medical Center, Belle Glade
  Wednesday, March 16-20, 2016  Time varies           Clewiston Sugar Festival,                                         Clewiston 
  Saturday, March 19, 2016    11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.   37th Annual Glades Festival of Arts                           Lake Shore Park, Belle Glade 
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, March 14 2016 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, Meeting room #2, 39200 Hooker Hwy., Belle Glade
For more information and to RSVP contact Terri: (561) 996-6571 ex.8444

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Coffee with The Chief
The American Red Cross is excited to announce a new series for the Glades area communities of Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay!  The monthly "meet and greet" gatherings will feature local leaders and first responders giving residents an opportunity to hear first-hand how the Red Cross is making a difference in their community in an informal and friendly atmosphere. Come ask questions and meet our area leaders! Please join us for the first "Coffee with the Chief" event, sponsored by the Bank of Belle Glade and featuring Chief Sam Haubert, Battalion 7, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.
WHEN: Monday, March 14, 2016 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Bank of Belle Glade, 108 SE Ave D, Belle Glade

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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, March 15, 2016 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Ave. C, Belle Glade
Glades Interagency Network (GIN) Meeting

WHEN: Tuesday, March 15, 2016  11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: West Tech Educational Center, 2625 State Road 715, Belle Glade

Toastmasters Meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade

Clewiston Sugar Festival

Food vendors, arts & crafts, Kids Park, lake o tours, vintage tractor display, cane grinding exhibits, gator wrestling, big lake cruisers rod run, wildlife show. The sweet taste of Clewiston contest meet celebrity guest judge, Chef Johnny Iuzzini. Come out and enjoy this free family-friendly event
WHEN: Wednesday, March 16-20, 2016 

WHERE: Location varies

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37th Annual Glades Festival of Afro Arts

Food, music, family, culture, education, arts, crafts, and lots of fun parade begins at 11:00 a.m. at Lake Shore Middle School
WHEN: Saturday, March 19, 2016 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Lake Shore Park

For more information call:(561) 996-0100

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The Arc's Annual Awards Luncheon

You are Cordially Invited to Attend The Arc's Annual Awards Luncheon. 2016 Legacy Award Recipient - H.E. Hill Foundation, join us in honoring the H. E. Hill Foundation for its dedication to our community and its support of the people served by The Arc. Featuring Gil Bach on Piano
Tickets $35.00 per person - available at the event, or Contact Scot Kannel or Debbie Lee:  561-996-9583

WHEN: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade

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Dem Muck Boyz RC 2nd Annual Easter Extravaganza

Free Easter basket for kid's ages 1-12 (first come first serve) free food, drinks, music, and egg hunt bring the kids out and have a great time.

WHEN: Saturday, March 26, 2016 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Cox Park, South Bay

For more information contact Dennis Hubbard (561)584-1632 or Alvin Johnson (561)261-7693

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Education Forecast the Glades 2016

DR. ROBERT AVOSSA will share the 2016-2021 Strategic Plan: [Growing. Strong] and we will recognize community leaders who are graduates of Palm Beach County schools and their contributions

WHEN: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Art Center, 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade

For more information call: Christina Lambert at 561-357-7659 or

Youth Master Plan Community Conversations

Palm Beach County wants to ensure that all of its young people have the chance to thrive as children and succeed as adults. That why the county create a Youth Master Plan. The voices of children and youth, and adults who care about them, are vital to creating a plan that can make a difference in our community. Now is your chance to help shape the future of youth in Palm Beach County by joining any of the upcoming Community Conversations being held in the different location throughout the county.   

WHEN: Thursday, March 31, 2016 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Lois D. Lewis/Mary Evens Resource Center, 1224 SW Ave. E. Place, Belle Glade, FL

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Annual Black Gold Jubilee:Kids' Fishing Tournament

This is a free event for children ages 5-15 and each child will receive a t-shirt, tackle box and lunch.

WHEN:Saturday, April 9, 2016 7:00 a.m.

WHERE: Torry Island Marina

For more information or to register contact Chamber of Commerce:(561)-992-1623

Resolve Outstanding Warrants For Nonviolent Misdemeanor & Criminal Traffic Violations WITHOUT Being Arrested
Don't miss this one-time opportunity to:
*           Voluntarily appear in court
*           Avoid jail time for outstanding warrants
*           Establish a payment plan for fines & costs
*           Reinstate your driver's license*
*           Get a FRESH START!
Violent crimes and felonies are not eligible. APPOINTMENT REQUIRED
WHEN: Saturday, April 30, 2016 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: South County Courthouse, 200 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach
                Criminal Justice Complex, 3228 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach
Find out if you are eligible and schedule an appointment by contacting the Public Defender's Office by April 21 at: (561) 355-7655
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Lutheran Services Florida Recruitment for Year 2016 - 2017
Lutheran Services Florida Is Now Taking Application For 2016/ 2017 School Year:
Head Start: Ages 3 To 4
Early Head Start: 0 Months - 36 Months
Starting March 01, 2016 it will continue through the entire school term 2016/2017
Where: 990 Us Hwy 27 N., South Bay

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A'giza Youth Sports Inc.  4th Annual Girls Basketball / Boys Football Summer Camp

* Individual skill building
* Team sportsmanship
* Mentoring
* Increase knowledge of health and fitness
* Develop positive attitudes toward physical activity
* Improve Social Skills
* Improve academic performance
   ...and have fun!!!
Lunch provided for ages 6-17

Registration Fee: $5.00 registration Begins: May 1, 2016
For more information call Coach Dean: (561)-932-7569

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FTHB Certification Class & Palm Beach County Purchase Assistance Program Deadline Approaching

Palm Beach County's Department of Economic Sustainability (DES) hereby announces the availability of $4,961,065 in State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) funds through the Robert E. Pinchuck Memorial Affordable Housing Trust Fund for Fiscal Year 2015-2016. Applications will be accepted on the following dates for the specified targeted groups: Elderly, Special needs and persons with Disabilities; Non-profit organizations*, including Veteran Partners*; and ALL other interested parties (general public).

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USCREEN HPV Research Study
If you are a woman: Between 25 - 65 years old Have not had a PAP Test in the last 3 years you could be eligible to participate in the USCREEN study with the University of Miami and Florida community health center. Our interest and study goals are to recruit underserved women in the Pahokee, Belle Glade, South Bay (all of the Palm Beach Area), including Clewiston, Indiantown, Moore Haven, Okeechobee, Stuart and Fort Pierce. There will be authorization forms sign, which takes approximately 5 minutes. We are hoping to enroll approximately 375 women in these areas and ultimately develop a test that women can use at home to test for HPV. The proposed study will examine the implementation of a Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). The study is not only to examine the efficacy of the self-sampling intervention itself, but rather to examine the implementation of this intervention in a standard setting. The study will enroll participants to receive the self-sampling intervention in-person, by the Community Health Worker (CHW). At this time the participate will self-sample and give it back in the envelope, to the CHW. The CHW will mail out the self-sample to the University of Miami - USCREEN Study.

For more information call: 772-233-8736

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Office of Community Revitalization Community Connect Newsletter

Save The Date: Judicial Reception

F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association presents Judicial Reception community event co-sponsor by Black chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County

WHEN: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Palm Beach County Historical Courthouse, 300 N Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach FL

For more information call Nadine White-Boyd or Gwendolyn Tuggle: (561) 626-4700 (561)827-0615

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Community Action Advisory Board Meeting

The Palm Beach County Community Action Agency's (CAA) mission is to collaborate with other organizations to remove barriers and create opportunities for low income individuals and families that will enable them to become more self-sufficient.
Please be advised of the following meeting schedule:

WHEN: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

WHERE: 810 Datura Street Suite-150, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

For more information contact Kelvin Bledsoe: (561) 355-4208 or  

19th Annual Alzheimer's Educational Conference 

Conference will be held March 17-18 at the beautiful Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. We are pleased to bring together family caregivers, local healthcare providers, and knowledgeable experts in the field of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. This year's theme - Pathways:  Navigating Your Way - will feature a variety of experts in the care of Alzheimer's with a special focus on our family caregivers. Attendees can earn 9 CEU/CME credits for attending both days, plus an additional 2 credits for nurses attending the Thursday "Laws & Rules" course. All 29 Conference courses have been approved for CEU credits by the following Florida Boards: Board of Nursing and Certified Nursing Assistants, Statewide Guardianship Office, Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy & Mental Health Counseling, Council of Dietetics & Nutrition, Board of Nursing Home Administrators, Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Board of Dentistry.

WHEN: Thursday, March 17-18, 2016 8:00 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

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

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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.
 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

Palm Beach Area Refugee Task Force Meeting

Attend the Palm Beach Refugee Task Force meetings.  These meetings bring together national, state and local agencies that provide direct services to refugees and other governmental and private agencies and individuals engaged with refugees.  You may obtain information about the next meeting by contacting your local Community Liaison at 561-227-6722 or cell 561-459-6098.

WHEN: Friday, March 18, 2016 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

WHERE:  West Palm Beach City Hall, 401 Clematis Street West Palm Beach, FL 

FREE Respite Care Training Program

Learn the skills and tools necessary to be an effective caregiver to individuals of all ages living with developmental and autism spectrum disorders.

WHEN: Sunday, March 20, 2016 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Peter Blum Family YMCA of Boca Raton, 6631 Palmetto Circle S., Boca Raton

For more information contact Tzippi Rosen: 561.852.3333 or 

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Human Trafficking An Emerging Epidemic
An interactive seminar on the psychology of trauma and engaging victims of sexual exploitation
- Acute Psychology of Multi-Dimensional Trauma
- Neurobiological Impact of Trauma in Childhood
- Training on Engaging Victims
- Law Enforcement Strategies and Mindsets
- Discussion with current Anti-Trafficking groups
- Partnership formation and Future Directions
Breakfast & Lunch Provided
WHEN: Friday, March 25, 2016 8:00am - 3:30pm
WHERE: Univ. of Miami's Donna E. Shalala Student Center, 1330 Miller Dr, Miami, FL
To RSVP email

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One Month Left to Register & Great Give Donor Engagement Workshop Announced
Great Give Palm Beach & Martin Counties is a 24-hour online giving event led by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach County, United Way of Palm Beach County and United Way of Martin County designed to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in a single day. This community-wide event celebrates the spirit of giving and the collective effort it takes to strengthen our community by raising critical funds for local nonprofits. Great Give Palm Beach & Martin Counties is part of the largest online giving event in history. We are joining more than 100 community foundations across the country in partnership with Give Local America to raise millions of dollars for the greater good - all on a single day. Last year's event raised more than $53 million nationally, and we're planning to make an even greater impact this year! Every local gift will be multiplied with additional dollars from a bonus pool raised by the Community Foundation. Great Give Palm Beach & Martin Counties will make every hour May 3 meaningful by providing this unique opportunity for our community to raise significant funds that will make a direct, positive impact on the lives of our neediest residents. Cash prizes will be awarded to participating nonprofit organizations throughout the day will keep things fast-paced and exciting!

Donor Engagement Fundraising Events Workshop

WHEN: Thursday, March 31, 2016 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Palm Beach State College (Public Safety Training Complex - Room PSD 108), 4200 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth

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Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches: A Path Appears Film

A Path Appears,  from the creative team that brought you the groundbreaking series Half of the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, is a three-part series which aired on PBS as part pf the highly  regarded Women and Girls Lead initiative. The Department of Justice estimates that there are 300,000 children at risk of being trafficked into sexual slavery in the U.S. In the first episode of A Path Appears, we meet the survivors behind these shocking numbers, and illuminate the widespread existence of this violent crime taking place across America. After the film, there will be a guest speaker from the Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches followed by a brief Q&A session that will address the human trafficking issue here in South Florida.

WHEN: Thursday, April 14, 2016 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 4200 South Congress Avenue, Lake Worth

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Resolve Outstanding Warrants For Nonviolent Misdemeanor & Criminal Traffic Violations WITHOUT Being Arrested
Don't miss this one-time opportunity to:
*           Voluntarily appear in court
*           Avoid jail time for outstanding warrants
*           Establish a payment plan for fines & costs
*           Reinstate your driver's license*
*           Get a FRESH START!
Violent crimes and felonies are not eligible. APPOINTMENT REQUIRED
WHEN: Saturday, April 30, 2016 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: South County Courthouse, 200 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach
                Criminal Justice Complex, 3228 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach
Find out if you are eligible and schedule an appointment by contacting the Public Defender's Office by April 21 at: (561) 355-7655 or
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Monday Morning Updates March 14, 2016

Previous Postings GLADES AREA
"Bet You Can't Do It Like Me" Fashion and Talent Show
Currently looking for Men, Women,  and Children of all ages to model, show their talent, or promote a product at this years Fashion /Talent Show.(Modeling/Talent Fee is $5.00 per person)  Community, let's support this fundraising event for our CITY!
WHEN: Saturday April 30, 2016 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: City of Pahokee Gymnasiums
For more information contact Mrs. Elea Dean: (561)932-7569 or 

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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. Visit 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
Eligible Nonprofits:  
FPL's Helping Neighbors Program for SunFest 2016

Florida Power & Light Company is supporting the Helping Neighbors Program for SunFest of Palm Beach County. This program supports organization s like yours in offering SunFest tickets to underserved individuals in the community who otherwise would not have the opportunity to attend this event. In order to qualify for the Helping Neighbors program, your Charity must be a Palm Beach County 501 (C) (3) organization. You may request up to 25 tickets, available on a first come first serve basis. Each ticket is good for 1-Day's admission to SunFest 2016, April 27-May1. With the exception of necessary staff and chaperones, only the organization's underserved clientele may use the tickets. All applications are due by March 25, 2015 and your organization may only submit one request. 

For more information call: (561) 659-5980

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I Love Pahokee Day

The City of Pahokee, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Bridges at Pahokee, and the Legal aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. are inviting Glades area residents to come and participate in a fun-filled day of activities for the entire family.  Residents will receive information from various service providers about services available in the community.  There will be games, activities, music, entertainment, and raffle drawings throughout the day.  Access to the event is FREE!!! There will be a variety of food trucks and vendors for everyone to enjoy! Come out and spend the day with us.

WHEN: Saturday, April 2, 2016 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

WHERE: Pahokee Recreation Center and Field, Pahokee, FL

Contact for more information:  Carlton Smith - (561) 655-8944 ext. 250 or Tammy Jackson-Moore - (561) 924-5534 or Cylenthia Mann - (561) 983-5682
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City of Pahokee Baseball & Softball Sign Up 
Sign up now!!...For youth baseball and softball AGES: 5-12YRS come knock one out the park for your city...
COST: $50.00
For more information call Johnathan Johnson: (561) 924-2976

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Local News: Community Works Together To Help Man In Need Of Ramp Access
When Jelena Curtis, a family nurse consultant for Alzheimer's Community Care in Pahokee, visited a man referred to her daycare program, it set into motion the work of a number of different community members and organizations to help the man. Although he had just moved into a new trailer, the man had been unable to leave his house. Requiring a wheelchair to get around, he relied on friends to come to his home and help him maneuver the simple steps leading into his home. Today, the man is able to leave freely, with a sturdy, beautiful new ramp allowing him to come and go as he pleases. Most importantly, he will now be able to catch the bus to visit Ms. Curtis at her Pahokee location.

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Project Cradle Care
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and Bridges present Project Cradle Care; Prenatal Educational Fair, Ha: It's all about ME! Healthy choices, healthy lifestyles, healthy generations, free food and door prizes RSVP by March 15, 2016
WHEN: Saturday, April 16, 2016 10:00 a.m.           

WHERE: Bridges at Belle Glade, 816 W. Canal Street South, Belle Glade
For more information call Bridges at Pahokee (561) 924-9224 or Bridges at Belle Glade (561) 992-8210

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The Youth Services Department Is Now Accepting Camper Applications

Camper applications are now being accepted for the Summer Camp Scholarship Program. Please visit the Youth Services for information and the links to access the Camper Application, Camp Directory, Intake Locations, Documentation needed, and 2016 Federal Poverty Guidelines. Parent can also call our information line at:  866-728-1427 Option 1-English, Option 2-Spanish, Option 3-Creole (Will be added soon!)

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Restoration of Families Needs Survey
The Red Cross is attempting to assist families in need of restoration connection throughout the South Florida Region. We are asking our partner agencies to help us in this activity. Attach to this e mail is a survey that can be reproduce and completed with your clients who may met the reconnect needs of your client(s). This is a free service to the clients who has been displayed due to conflict, migration, and disasters. Please go over the survey and complete the questions, Red Cross is trying to better serve the refugee and migrant communities here in the Glades with our Restoring Family Links, services. We need your help to research and identify clients needing this help.  Conducting this survey for us would be greatly appreciated and completed surveys can be mail or scan back to me and I will forward to the proper person collecting the surveys. I greatly appreciate your help and time given to this event and would appreciate having surveys back by Monday, March 14, 2016.

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Palm Beach County Food Bank's Weekend Nutrition Program Is Now Open

The application for the Palm Beach County Food Bank's (PBCFB) Weekend Nutrition Program is now open!  The Weekend Nutrition Program is a backpack program that takes place during the summer months when children are out of school and there may be less access to food programs that families rely on during the school year.  PBCFB provides backpacks and shelf-stable food to camp sites to distribute to their campers each Friday afternoon.  The backpack contains enough food to sustain the child and the child's family for the weekend.  Last year the program took place at 32 camp sites, and served close to 2,300 children.  This year PBCFB hopes to serve 2,500 children and their families. The application is due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2016.

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Internet Essentials for Seniors

The affordable way to bring the Internet home having Internet at home can help you connect with loved ones near and far and give you easy access to news, information and entertainment. Right now, as part of a pilot program by Internet Essentials, eligible seniors in the areas of Boston, MA, Palm Beach County, FL, and San Francisco County, CA can access affordable Internet at home and receive free computer and Internet training classes from our partners. Must be 62 years or older. Must live in one of the current eligible areas, Must receive federal or state public assistance specific to the area where they reside. Must live in an area where Comcast service is available but have not subscribed to Comcast Internet Service within the last 90 days, must not have outstanding debt to Comcast less than a year old, seniors with outstanding debt more than one year old may still be eligible.

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Anquan Boldin Foundation February newsletter

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 to apply for scholarships.  Additional information is available by calling Veronica at 561-993-1187 at PBSC.

Previous Postings OTHER AREAS
Monday Morning Updates March 7, 2016

Justice Department Releases Human Trafficking Resources to Raise Awareness and Serve Victims

Monday Morning Updates February 29, 2016

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

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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 
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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
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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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