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 April 26, 2010
 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 contact name, phone
 number and/or flyer.

 Contact us at or (561) 996-3310.

 Check the Community Calendar on the Glades Initiative website to see additional
 activities currently scheduled in the Glades:

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National Infant Immunization Week

 The C. L. Brumback Health Center is having activities for the National Infant
 Immunization Week on April 26-30, 2010. For more information contact Rosa            Clas
 at: Telephone #: (561) 996-1644 or Fax #: (561) 996-1612.

 To view event flyer

Still a few seats available!! Sign up now! FREE Haitian-Creole Basic

Language Skills

 It's not too late to sign up! Send in your application by Wednesday 10 am.

 Glades Initiative is offering Basic Haitian-Creole Basic Language Skills
 FREE OF CHARGE!!! Come Learn:
 · Greetings, Introductions, How to Give/Take Messages

 Thursday April 29th, 2010 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at

 Glades Initiative located at 141 S.E. Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430

 For more information contact Julio C. Mariaca at 561.996.3310 or visit

 To access flyer visit:

The AIDS Coalition of the Glades Prize Drawing

 The AIDS Coalition of the Glades is having a prize drawing! You do not have to be
 present to win. The drawing will take place on May 8 at the Coalition Banquet (see
 previous postings for more about the Banquet).

 For a donation of $1 your ticket may win:

 First Prize - $50 Visa Gift Card

 Second Prize - $30 Visa Gift Card

 Third Prize - $20 Visa Gift Card

 Tickets are available by contacting Sandra Stewart (561) 992-0140 or 755-2439 or The
 Glades Initiative 996.3310 (Karis or Yasmin)

Florida Community Health Centers-Pahokee Center offers primary and

preventive health care services

 Florida Community Health Centers-Pahokee Center offers primary and preventive
 health care services for children and adults.

 We accept Medicaid, other major insurances and offer services on a sliding fee scale for
 those that may be uninsured or underinsured. Our physicians are Board Certified and
 speak English, Spanish and Creole.

 We are conveniently located in the Pahokee Medical Plaza, on the Palm Tran route with
 a bus stop directly in front of our building.
 Services are available daily Monday through Friday. For more information, please call
 561 924-6100.

 Florida Community Health Centers, Inc., Pahokee Center, 170 S. Barfield Highway, Ste.
 103, Pahokee, FL 33476-1868.

 Center Mgr: Shevette Porter

Glades Interagency Network Award Banquet Photos available for viewing

 Glades Interagency Network (GIN) Annual Community Recognition Luncheon was held
 April 20, 2010 at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center in Belle Glade. Honorees were
 recognized for having made outstanding contributions to the Glades Communities.

 For those of you who would like to view the photos from the GIN Award Banquet on
 April 20, 2010, there are a few ways to see the photos. If you are on Facebook you can
 search for and "friend" the Glades Initiative to stay updated and have regular access to
 Glades Initiative current information. However, even if you are not currently on
 Facebook, you can still see the photos by clicking on the link below. If you have any
 questions, please contact me at

Director of the Early Care and Education Department - Palm Beach,

Honored at GIN Luncheon

 From the Family Central Inc.'s Eblast Update- Friday, April 23, 2010

 Family Central Director of Early Care and Education Honored
 during Community Recognition Luncheon

 Barry Miller, Director of the Early Care and Education Department - Palm Beach, was
 an honoree at the Glades Interagency Network (GIN) Annual Community Recognition
 Luncheon held April 20, 2010 at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center in Belle Glade.
 The honorees were recognized for having made outstanding contributions to the Glades

 Barry was nominated for his work with child care providers in promoting quality child
 care and quality supports to providers throughout the Glades communities. Barry
 ensures that Glades child care providers have a forum to seek information, receive
 relevant updates on issues that affect their child care business and the families and
 children they serve, and have continuing education offerings in the western community.
 Barry was instrumental in planning a Glades Provider Workshop, held November 2009
 for child care center owners/directors and February 2010 for family child care home
 providers. The Workshop was a coordinated effort among a group of concerned child
 care providers to better organize and advocate for the important issues and resources
 that affect the early care and education community and stakeholders.

 To learn more or to get involved, visit the Glades Initiative Website

 Click here to view pictures of this recent event

The American Red Cross Lakeside Communities' Service Center

8th Annual Golf Tournament

 The American Red Cross Lakeside Communities' Service Center is hosting its 8th
 Annual Golf Tournament at Sugarcane Golf Club in Belle Glade on May 22, 2010
 at 7:30am.

 Golfers can participate in the tournament for $70 each, including golf cart, goodie bag,
 course beverages and lunch.

 Proceeds support disaster victims, including those affected by home fires, in Western
 Palm Beach county.

 To register call 561.662.4469, visit, or email


 To view the PBC County Library System June 2010 Calendar of Events for All
 Branches visit:

 To view the PBC County Library System June 2010 Calendar of Events for
 the Glades Area Branches visit:
Everglades Area Health Education Center Tobacco Department

Updated Information

 Unfortunately, it appears some of our materials with our old contact information are still
 in circulation. We would like to take the time to ensure all of you have our correct
 information because we love to hear from you!

 Quit Smoking Now & the Everglades Area Health Education Center Tobacco

 5725 Corporate Way, Suite 208
 West Palm Beach, FL 33407

 Toll Free: 1-877-819-2357; Fax: 1-561-688-9592

 Have a great tobacco-free day! The EAHEC Tobacco Department Staff

May S.H.A.R.E Food Menu and Order Form

 To access the SHARE Food menu and order form for the month of May visit: for the menu and for the order


Palm Beach

 Colleagues, attorney Timothy Keohane of Catholic Charities in West Palm Beach
 writes, "We are in need of a Creole-speaking paralegal here in our West Palm Beach
 Office if you know of anyone up this way." This is a full-time position with benefits.

 Please spread the word and contact him (attorney Timothy Keohane, 900 54th
 Street West Palm Beach, FL 33407-2436; 561-842-2406) with any leads.
 Thanks in advance for spreading the word on this!

 Steven Forester, 786 877 6999

 Broaden humanitarian parole to save lives and reunite families.
 Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti

The Children's Project of Palm Beach

 The Early Childhood Initiative Foundation, spearheaded by Dave Lawrence of The
 Children's Trust in Miami-Dade County (former editor of The Miami Herald), is
 piloting The Children's Project of Palm Beach (CPPB)- a countywide outreach
 feasibility study and non-partisan effort about the potential for organizing and building a
 politically powerful Children's Movement of Florida, that will take place during April and
 May. The goal during these two months is to learn how media messages and grassroots
 organization might educate and inform Palm Beach County residents about essential
 issues regarding children in order to ensure that they are prepared and ready to learn in
 school and able to succeed in life. And we would very much appreciate your much
 desired assistance in helping us make this study a success.

 For more information contact: Theresa L. Amandi at (786) 454-7417 or
 Kerline Boursiquot at (561) 452-2264.

 For additional information on how you can help support this project

2010 Exceptional Student Education Spring Family Forum

 The School District of Palm Beach County's Exceptional Student Education (ESE)
 Advisory Committee is hosting the Spring Family Forum on Thursday, April 29th

 Access event flyer by visiting:

 The Forum is for parents/guardians with a child with a disability who is receiving ESE
 services and would like additional information. It will feature approximately 18
 agencies displaying their organization's resources. The keynote speaker for the Forum
 is Laura Pincus, the ESE Director in Palm Beach County, who will give a short
 presentation and address parent's questions about ESE services.

 The event will take place at Royal Palm Beach High School, and the agency resource
 fair begins at 5:30 pm. The speaker begins at approximately 6:45 pm.

 Please share this information with interested parents. Also, if your organization
 provides any transportation assistance to help get your parents to the event, that would
 be helpful too.

 For more information contact or call (561) 366-9400,
 ext. 355; (561) 366-1133 (Fax).

Regional Forum on Economic Development

 The Governor's Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development, Enterprise
 Florida, Inc. and Florida's Heartland REDI Invite your participation in the South
 Central Florida Rural Area of Critical Economic Concern Regional Forum on
 Economic Development

 When: May 4, 2010

 Time: 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

 Where: Heartland Educational Consortium - 1096 US Highway 27 North Lake
 Placid, Florida


                    A discussion of the Rural Economic Development Initiative

                    An overview of rural programs and purposes

                    Update on the Catalyst Project

                    Roundtable discussion on issues impacting economic development

                    Recommendations on resolving those issues

 Please register for the meeting by calling the FHREDI office 863.385.4900 or e-
 mailing by 5:00 p.m. April 30, 2010.
 To view the official invite visit:
Episcopal Charities Hunger Workshop

 Attention Community Food Alliance members,

 Please see the attached invitation to a Hunger Workshop being presented by Episcopal
 Charities of Southeast Florida. It looks like an interesting agenda with lots of useful
 information. Please RSVP to the phone number or email address listed on the invitation
 by April 29th.

 To access the event
 agenda visit:

 For more information contact Alex Stevens at: Phone: (561) 375-6650 or Fax: (561) 364-3235.

Juneteenth Celebration

 The National Association of Women in Ministry will be hosting its first anual
 Juneteenth Celebration on June 19, 2010 from 9am to 10pm at the Glades Pioneer
 Park located at 866 S.R. 715, Belle Glade, FL. For more information contact
 Minister Vernell King at (561)333-9416.

 To view the event flyer for additional information and to access the vendor/volunteer
 registration/donation forms

2010 FCCMH/FADAA Joint Annual Conference

 The Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA) and the Florida
 Council for Community Mental Health (FCCMH) are teaming up to present the
 2010 annual conference - Creating a New Vision: The Path to the Future on
 August 11th -13th in Orlando, Florida.
 Attached is the Save the Date
 Flyer ( ) and
 below is information for the conference hotel.

 Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort, One Grand Cypress Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32836
 The Conference room rate is $130.00 per night for single/double occupancy (plus
 applicable taxes). The cutoff date to receive this rate is July 26. Reserve your
 room by phone: 888-421-1442. Please reference Path To The Future -
 FADAA/FCCMH Conference.

 Please feel free to forward this to any interested parties and let me know if you have any

 Kendra Walker Salvatore - 850-224-6048 -Office; 850-224-8837 -Fax; 850-491-7604- Cell;

National AmeriCorps Week/2010

 We are pleased to announce the 6 Days 6 Ramps Community Service Project Sites for
 2010. Please encourage persons with disabilities of all ages to get involved in this
 service opportunity that is part of National AmeriCorps Week (see contact information
 for each site by accessing flyer at.

 6 Days 6 Ramps was established to help introduce service opportunities in AmeriCorps
 to persons with disabilities. Please go to for more history behind the
 creation of 6 Days 6 Ramps.

 AmeriCorps provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities to serve their community,
 explore career options and gain skills while earning a living allowance. Upon completion of a
 year of full-time service, alumni of AmeriCorps also receive an educational scholarship

 Please see attached brochure for more information by

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Glades Initiative offering FREE Haitian-Creole Survival Language Skills

 Would you like to learn some Haitian-Creole phrases? Well, you can start

 Glades Initiative is offering Basic Haitian-Creole Survival Language
 Skills for Health and Human Service Providers FREE OF CHARGE!!!
 Come Learn.....

 · Greetings
 · Introductions

 · How to Give/Take Messages

 Thursday April 29th, 2010 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at

 Glades Initiative located at 141 S.E. Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430

 For more information contact Julio C. Mariaca at 561.996.3310 or visit

 To access flyer visit:

Pahokee YEA has space available for after school care & summer camp

 Summer is just around the corner. Our program (PYEA) is now
 accepting enrollment applications. Daily activities include academic
 enrichment, arts and crafts, social skills, and field trips. Specialty camps
 include basketball, dance, cheerleading, softball, double dutch, science,
 flag football, fishing, and so much more.

 Pahokee Youth Enrichment Academy (PYEA) is located at Pahokee
 Elementary School, 560 East Main Place, Pahokee, FL.

 PYEA has space available for after school care & summer camp.

 For more information, contact Erickia Abrams at (561) 924-9730.

Upcoming Professional Development Training in the Glades

 Engaging Youth as Resources: Participants will better understand how to effectively engage
 young people into peer staff positions, leadership roles and partnerships at their centers.

 When: April 29, 2010 (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) Where: New Hope Charities, 7450 State Rd. 15
 (U.S. 441), Pahokee. Click here for full training details
 All trainings require pre-registration. To register, please visit and
 click Event Registration or contact Nicole Tarsia at or (561) 732-
 8066 ext. 117.

Public Speaking & Leadership Club (Toastmasters) in Belle Glade?

 Can we start a Public Speaking & Leadership Club [Toastmasters] in Belle Glade?

 YES We Can! We have plenty of involved people that have great stories to tell. You are
 invited to help start a Toastmasters chapter in the Glades. We need 20-30 members
 and leaders. We have already about 6 people express interested .

 Confident public speakers are confident people. They stand out in business and in
 public life and now, thanks to Toastmasters, anyone can become a skilled public
 speaker. Our proven 10 step program has an awesome record of success.
 Toastmasters is the world's most successful public speaking training program.


 Hieu Huynh (pronounced like "Hue Win") at: Mobile: (561) 452-7046; Email:; Website:

 or Brian Stanton: Voicemail: 561-247-1167; Email:

Pahokee Beacon Center Community Calendar & April Highlights

 To view the Pahokee Beacon Center's Community Activities for the month of April

 To view the Pahokee Beacon Center's Community Highlights for the month of April
Pioneer Park Beacon Center Community Highlights

 To view the Pioneer Park Beacon Center's Community Highlights for the month of
 April visit:

Pioneer Park Beacon Center Community Activities for April

 To view the Pioneer Park Beacon Center's Community Activities for the month of April
 To view the Pioneer Park Beacon Center's Calendar of Events for the month of April
 If you have questions, please call LaClaire Bowdry at Cell: 561-703-5748.

AIDS Coalition of the Glades Annual Banquet

 The AIDS Coalition of the Glades will host its Annual Banquet on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at
 6:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, Multi--Purpose Building located at 908 S.W. Avenue "B"
 Place, Belle Glade, FL 33430.

 Please contact the following representatives for tickets and in-formation:

 Ms. Sandra Daniels Stewart at P. O. Box 1128, Belle Glade, FL 33430. Phone:(561) 992-0140 or

 Elsie Singletary at 250 S Lake Avenue, Pahokee, FL 33476. Phone: (561) 924--92379237.


 To view flyer visit:

 To view the ticket sales information letter visit:
Belle Glade's Community Clean-Up Day - Volunteers Needed

 Belle Glade's Community Clean-Up Day - Help Us Make a Clean Start!!

 Saturday, May 1 , 8am-11am (Hot Dog Lunch after the Event)

 541 S.W. Ave A. in Belle Glade, FL

 Volunteers needed!

 The Mary L Hanford Center for Change, a non-profit organization formed to enrich the lives of
 individuals in the Lake Okeechobee region through education, economic stability and social
 change, is hosting its 1st Annual Community Clean-up.

 We need your help! To register for the event and for more information, send an email to or call Kelly at 813-713-9539.

 *Our next and final planning meeting will be on April 20th at 6pm at Crossroads Academy.
  Calling all available volunteers! If you are unable to come to the meeting but can make it to the
 event please forward us your contact numbers/email addresses and those of the volunteers you
 were able to recruit so that we have a rough tally to give SWA for t-shirts and supplies... not to
 mention food and drinks for the event.

 Thanks everyone!

PBC Health Care District looking to hire an Eligibility Specialist

 The Health Care District of Palm Beach County is looking to hire an Eligibility Specialist
 for the Belle Glade office.

 To learn more about this employment opportunity and its requirements visit:

Glades Library Systems' Calendar of Events for the month of May

 To view the Palm Beach County Library System Calendar of Events for the month of
 May visit:
Dixie Bell Chapter #116, Order of Eastern Star Founders Day Celebration

     You Are Invited To the Annual Founders Day Celebration "Prayer Breakfast"
           Sponsored by Dixie Bell Chapter #116 Order of Eastern Star on
                Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.
     at Rev. Leon Camel Resource Center, Mt. Calvary Baptist
                Church, Raderville, Belle Glade, FL

     For more information or tickets please contact Sylvia Sharp, Chairperson or
                     Barbara Spence @ (561) 996-7792 or any Member
                                     To view event flyer

You are invited to Camp Welaka

 Girl Scout Camp Welaka ACA Accredited
 Location: 10205 SE Girl Scout Camp Road, Tequesta, FL                                           33469

 Available Dates: Thursdays, July 22 or July 29

 Time: 10 AM to 3 PM

 Cost: $15 per person: Includes Swim Time, Canoeing, Crafts, Smores, Hiking, and
 Songs. Have fun and learn about nature.
 Relax and enjoy your own brown bag lunch. For more information, please
 Directions: From the South: Take I-95 or the Turnpike to the Jupiter Exit (I-95 exit 87A). Go East on Indiantown
 Road to Island way Road (this is the first traffic light east of I-95). Turn left onto Island Way Road and follow all
 the way until it ends and you can turn either left or right, this is Country Club, turn left onto Country Club. After a
 short distance, turn right onto Little Club Way. Follow to the end and turn left at Woodenbridge. The road turns a
 sharp right and the entrance is on the left.
Lupus 2010 Educational Teleconference Series Information

 The LUPUS Foundation of America is pleased to present a series of educational
 teleconferences on a variety of topics designed to link you with important information
 about living with lupus.

 To get dates and times for upcoming teleconferences that may be of interest to you and
 learn how to access the program from the comfort of your own home visit:

NAMI/PBC General Speaker Meeting

 What:    NAMI/PBC General Speaker Meeting
 Topic:   "Minds On The Edge: Facing Mental Illness" Video & Discussion

 Where: Main Library, 3650 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL
 When: Tuesday, May 11 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
 Contact: NAMI/PBC 561-588-3477

 To access event flyer
 For more information contact Liz Downey at Phone: 561-588-3477; Fax: 561-588-3499.

Foreclosure Intervention and Loan Modification




 Event will be held at FIRST SOURCE COMMERCE PARK located at                          855 SO.

 MAY 21-23, 2010 from 8AM to 8PM.

 Major Lenders will be available to modify home loans on the spot!
 FREE of charge!

 at (561) 992-5854 or (561) 844-2012.

 Pre-Register Now before it's too late!

 For map and additional event information view the event flyer by

Six Flags Friends Scholarships

 Six Flags Friends Scholarships - Do you know a young leader in your community
 who is inspiring others to take action, and make their community a better place to live
 in? Six Flags Friends has teamed up with to award $1500 college
 scholarships to recognize those leaders who are making a difference through their
 dedication, commitment, and proven leadership skills. Must be 25 years old and

 Deadline: April 30, 2010.

 Visit the Six Flags Friends Scholarships Website for more information and to
 access the online application. Also visit the grant site for
 information on the $500 Do Something Seed Grants and the $500 Do Something
 Growth Grants.
Nonprofit Hurricane Preparedness Day

 The Annual Nonprofit Hurricane Preparedness Day brings together many disciplines from the
 nonprofit sector and emergency management fields to review current issues, funding
 requirements and best practices in nonprofit disaster preparedness and recovery. This year's
 conference will feature an interactive Disaster Planning Tabletop Exercise designed to help you
 gauge your organization's readiness.

 Steve Weagle, Chief Meteorologist, WPTV, NewsChannel 5 will join us again for the 2010
 Hurricane Forecast.

 Date                     May 26, 2010
 Time                     8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
 Location                 Palm Beach Atlantic University, Gregory Hall
 Location URL    
 Fee                      Free
 To Register Click Here   Register

 Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

 Join us for workshops and take-away resources at this free event, open to all nonprofit

Department of Health's Health Advisor Magazine

  Learn more about oral health, colorectal cancer screening,
 nutrition from the ground up and Tobacco Free Florida Week
         in the March/April issue of the Health Advisor.
                    The newsletter is available now by clicking:

 Interested in starting a community garden? Learn some tips which can help
                      make doing so quite easy by visiting:

                          For more information about the Health Advisor
                                 Please contact Georgia Murphy
                   at, (850) 245-4444 Ext. 2123
NAMI Launches - New Social Networking Web site
for Young Adults

 The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has launched, a new
 online community where young adults living with mental health concerns can provide
 mutual support in navigating unique challenges and opportunities during the critical
 transition years from ages 18 to 25.

 Developed by young adults, is a user-driven social networking
 community where members can connect with peers, share personal stories, creativity
 and helpful resources by writing and responding to blog entries, engaging in discussion
 groups and sharing videos, photos and other news.

 To view the Strength of Us release visit:

New Federal Resource for Homeless Veterans

 To view the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans Information visit:

Back to Work Initiative 2010

 Great Job Opportunities for Palm Beach County Residents

 Full-Time Positions Available:

 •     Pre-apprentices

 •     Adult Case Managers

 •     Pre-apprentice Coordinator

 •     Accounting Clerk

 To apply, please call the Urban League @ 561.833.1461, ext. 3000 or 3004
 and provide: your name, contact number, and desired position
 Please visit our website @ for additional programs and

 To view flyer visit:

Summer Camp Spots Available

 The Engrafted Word Worship Center/ Duo Center is now taking applications
 for summer campers from ages 5-17. If you or anyone you know is looking
 for a reasonable, yet wonderful summer camp for their children or family,
 please consider this camp. We have a very event filled summer planned with
 a spirit of excellence. We will provide the following:

 1. Free meals (breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack)
 2. Field trips every Friday and sometimes mid-week. (All field trips are FREE)
 3. We are a nine (9) week program (1 week longer than most camps)
 4. We have great parent friendly Hours. (7-7:30am- 6:00pm)
 5. Discounts available if you have more than 1 child.
 6. We have our own vans for transportation to and from our field trips.
 7. We have flat screen televisions for the campers to play the video games
 (Playstation 3, xbox 360, Wii)
 8. You are welcome to come and tour our facility where the camp will be

 To view flyer and get important dates and contact information visit:

If you wish to be added or removed from this mailing list, please contact us at
or (561) 996-3310.

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