Great Give May 3rd - Please support The Glades Initiative
On May 3, 2016, from midnight to midnight, The Glades Initiative is participating in the Great Give Palm Beach & Martin Counties, a 24-hour online giving event led by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, United Way of Palm Beach County and United Way of Martin County. Great Give 2016 is designed to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in just one day as part of a nation-wide program called Give Local America. This community-wide event celebrates the spirit of giving and the collective effort it takes to strengthen our community while raising critical funds for hundreds of local nonprofits serving every need. Plus, each donation made during the 24-hour period will be amplified by bonus pool dollars and hourly prizes! Your donation will go a long way in helping us.
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, April 19, 2016 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Ave. C, Belle Glade
AIDS Coalitions of the Glades, Inc. HIV/AIDS Annual Event
The AIDS Coalition of the Glades, Inc. would like to thank everyone for their sponsorship for the past 29 years. Your financial support has helped many people living with HIV/AIDS, in Western Palm Beach County. Since our inception in February of 1987, our foundation has assisted with various services to individuals in our community. Through your donations, the following has assisted with various services to individuals in our community. Through your donations, the following are some of the services that we have been able to provide, but not limited to: food, medication, utility payments, rent, future, appliances, transportation, cleaning household items, and holiday gift cards. Once again, we are requesting your support. We will be hosting our culminating annual event; this event will begin with a social reception of hor d'oeuvres (instead of a banquet) followed by an HIV/AIDS education health awareness affair. We will have vendors and speakers from the health field providing information.
WHEN: Saturday, April 23, 2016 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, 908 S.W. Avenue B, Belle Glade
Local News: Glades Central Valedictorian Wants to Focus on Environment
Glades Central High School valedictorian Lauren Diaz wants every high school student to know that getting to the top isn't necessarily just for the smart kids. "I wasn't always at the top of my class. I was a terrible student. I entered high school with a 1.7 grade point average and ranked in the lower 10 percent of my class. I even failed gym at one point," laughed Diaz. "I hate to say it." Toward the end of her freshman year, Diaz decided enough was enough."I guess I had an epiphany," said Diaz. "I was just sitting on my bed reflecting on my life, seeing everybody else I know succeeding. I thought, I'm better than that. I know I'm capable. I was just very determined to change my lifestyle and what people deemed my fate. For me, people saw how I was, assumed I was going to be stuck here." Instead the 18-year-old Belle Glade resident recommitted herself to academics. She enrolled in the rigorous Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) program, took Advanced Placement classes and was the first in her class to be dual enrolled at Palm Beach State College. Diaz will graduate with a 3.7 GPA and a HPA of 4.7.
Opportunity for Nonprofits: Donation Partnership with Home Depot
We are excited to tell you about a donation program we are coordinating for Home Depot - called Framing Hope. This program is designed to donate excess merchandise from The Home Depot stores to organizations involved in housing and shelter. There are many stores available in Florida. If you choose to partner with a Home Depot you will be their exclusive partner. The items available for donation may include building materials and supplies, plumbing products, cleaning items, sinks, showers, and assorted household and seasonal goods. Specific items, including quantity, type and/or assortment cannot be guaranteed. Ladders, hazmat materials, appliances and live goods are not eligible and will NOT be included in the donations. Please note that the Framing Hope program can involve large items so ample transportation and storage are required to participate.
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
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.
Kids in the kitchen is a FREE health and nutrition fair doe children ages 4-12 and their families. Space is limited and reservations are required. One complementary adult ticket per child extra tickets available for a discounted price.
WHEN: Saturday, April 23, 2016 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
WHERE: South Florida Science Center & Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail N, West Palm Beach
Riding the Waves: Tools for the Management of Bipolar Disorder
Please join us for this very special workshop to discuss new information about Bipolar Spectrum Disorder. This workshop will feature two great experts in the field: Jacintha Cauffield and Patrick Hendry. Dr. Cauffield is Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Palm Beach Atlantic University and will discuss the newest information about treatment and medications for Bipolar.We are also proud to have nationally recognized expert Patrick Hendry from Mental Health America who will talk about the value of Peer Support in engagement and self-management.
WHEN: Thursday, May 5, 2016 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County, 909 Fern St. West Palm Beach, FL
The National Center for Victims of Crime, in conjunction with Florida Sheriffs Association, The Florida Council Against Sexual Violence, The Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, The Chiefs of Police, MADD and St. Thomas School of Law, will be offering a free training seminar for criminal justice practitioners, victim advocates, mental health therapists and other allied professionals. The seminar, Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Florida, will explore how victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, child sex abuse, drunk driving, homicide, workplace violence, terrorism, elder abuse, identity theft and financial and property crimes can use civil lawsuits to obtain justice, hold responsible parties accountable, prevent future crimes, and obtain the financial resources victims need to rebuild their lives. The program will cover resources and strategies for victims considering civil lawsuits, and will include a panel of attorneys to answer specific questions of Florida law.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Lake Pavilion, 101 South Flagler Drive West Palm Beach, FL 33401\
Local News: The Jim Moran Foundation Provides Grant to Further Children's Singing Program in The Glades
The Jim Moran Foundation announced the award of a 3-year $105,000 grant to the award-winning Young Singers of the Palm Beaches. This grant provides the funding to expand the "Choir in the Glades" free satellite choral instruction program that Young Singers started in 2014 in the underserved Glades region of Palm Beach County. Just as the original non-profit started, the Choir in the Glades began with several dozen elementary school children and is now able to expand into middle school, allowing current members to continue to grow with the Glades community children's choir. Choir in the Glades is led by music professionals living in the Glades community, and provides vocal instruction, singing and life skills enrichment during after-school hours. As our current choir members progress through school, having a middle school choir for them to continue singing with is an important asset to open vistas for their future success. Plans are underway to present the Middle School program as a partnership with Lake Shore Middle School in Belle Glade this coming fall. More details are forthcoming on the program.
Nonprofit Chamber Info: Scholarship for Student Volunteers
Kaire & Heffernan Community Scholarship is being offered to Florida High School and Undergraduate students who have helped their local community by volunteering at non-profits. In addition to the scholarship, we will be making a donation to the non-profit organization where the scholarship winner volunteered their time.
Ain't I a Woman! celebrates the life and times of four powerful African American women: former Belle Glade resident renowned novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, ex-slave and fiery abolitionist Sojourner Truth, exuberant folk artist Clementine Hunter, and fervent civil rights worker Fannie Lou Hamer. The musical score is drawn from the heartfelt spirituals and blues of the Deep South, the urban vitality of the Jazz Age, and contemporary concert music by African Americans. Chamber Music Theatre is unique performance format developed by the Core Ensemble featuring a marriage of theatrical narrative to chamber music performance actress. Deltoiya Goodman portrays multiple characters while interacting with the onstage musical trio of cello, piano and percussion. Since 1993, the Core Ensemble has toured in every region of the United States and internationally to Australia, England, Russia, Ukraine, and the British Virgin Islands. The Core Ensemble has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, The Palm Beach County Cultural Council and the Aaron Copland Fund for Music. Admission is free, donations are appreciated.
WHEN: Saturday, April 30, 2016 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Lawrence E. Will Museum of The Glades, 530 South Main Street Belle Glade, FL
For more information contact Curators Becky Stitt or Dorothy Block: (561) 352-7505 (561) 215-7909
Palm Beach County Summer Camp Scholarship Program Application Update
Youth Services Department is currently accepting parent applications for the 2016 Palm Beach County Summer Camp Scholarship Program. However, due to the overwhelming number of applications received we are strongly encouraging applicants to apply before April 15, 2016. If you have not yet submitted your application, now is the time to do so.
The Drowning Prevention Coalition provides vouchers for free swim lessons for qualified children between the ages of 3 and 12 years old. Vouchers are provided on a first come / first served basis. Once funding for a fiscal year is exhausted, the program is not offered again until the subsequent fiscal year. A maximum of two vouchers are available per qualified child. A second voucher will be denied if the child does not attend all lessons in the first session. Children who achieve level three in a swim program will also not be issued additional vouchers to enable non-swimming children to participate in the program. Parents whose child(ren) qualify and receive a voucher, may sign up for lessons at any participating aquatic facility in Palm Beach County. A list of those facilities including additional facility information is provided on this website.
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.
Stamp Out Hunger: Largest one-day food drive in America
Leave food in a bag outside of your door or drop off at your local Post Office. Last year's drive collected more than 70 million pounds of non-perishable food. All food collected stays local and is distributed by Palm Beach County Food Bank and Feeding South Florida
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).
"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!
Emerging City Champions Fellowship open for applications
The Emerging City Champions Fellowship is currently accepting applications from young civic innovators (ages 19-35) in the 26 communities where Knight invests, who have ideas to strengthen urban mobility, improve public spaces and enhance civic engagement in their cities. The fellowship closes for applications on April 15, 2016. Led by nonprofit 8 80 Cities and supported by Knight Foundation, the fellowship offers innovators the skills, knowledge and support they need to make immediate and lasting impact in their communities.
Kissing HIV/AIDS Goodbye with the Stomping of Our Heels
A way to address the rising issues around HIV exposure among Women residing in Palm Beach County, we are planning an upcoming conference identified as Sista Organizing to Survive. In hope to enhance participation/attendance, we are extending an invitation to your agency staff and the groups of people your agency work with (offer services too) to register/participate at this conference. We have invited a host of great speakers/presenters who will present positive messages concerning the following topics:
* Prep Prevention - a new prevention drug for people without HIV who
are at very high risk for getting it....(Special Guest-Gilead Science)
* Creating A Healthy Relationship
* How does your spiritual faith connect with Worldly diseases
* Free Lunch
* Much More
WHEN: Saturday, April 30, 2016 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Palm Beach International Agricultural Summit To Host Palm Beach County Students
A full-day summit and expo focused on educating the public about the business of modern agriculture and its role in advancing our quality of life and the economy. Honored guest speakers will include Commissioner of Agriculture, Adam H. Putnam. Discussions on the Evolution of Farming, Food Supply and Distribution, the Blue Revolution, Ag Tech and more will be covered. We are busy building our full agenda; it's going to be an informative day. The expo floor will be filled with key stakeholders in the agriculture community, giving all attendees first-hand experience with those in the field of agriculture.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center - 650 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
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SOLICITATIONS UNDER THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES REGISTRATION #CH16445 BENEFIT THE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES THE GLADES INITIATIVE, INC. INFORMATION ABOUT THE GLADES INITIATIVE IS AVAILABLE AT (561) 996-3310, OR AT www.gladesinitiative.org 'A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.' The Glades Initiative, Inc. a not for profit tax exempt organization receives 100% of each contribution.
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