Tag Archives: Palm Beach County

Achieve Palm Beach County

Achieve Palm Beach CountyWe had the pleasure of having Stacey Watson, Executive Director of Achieve Palm Beach County. Achieve PBC believes our children have a right to equitable access of a post-secondary education in whatever form that may take. Be it a traditional college degree, a professional certification for employment or learning a trade through vocational programs- post-secondary education is for everyone and it is their mission to take the confusion, misconceptions and trepidations out of that process.

They can be reached by phone at 561-375-6653 or on the Achieve Palm Beach County website here. Listen to the program here: 

Spirit of Giving Network

SpiritOfGiving_logo_vertical (2)We had the pleasure of having Sue Diener, Executive Director of Spirit of Giving Network. The Spirit of Giving Network is a collaborative, nonprofit organization with a focus on children and families in South Palm Beach County. It is a forum where nonprofits and community supporters share information, resources and best practices. Currently, there are more than 60 nonprofit member organizations meeting on a monthly basis. The group’s objective is to streamline the delivery of services to the community by working collaboratively to solve issues and improve operations through internal and external partnerships.

They can be reached by phone at 561.385.0144 or on the Spirit of Giving Network website here. Listen to the program here: 

Children’s Bereavement Center

Image result for children's bereavement center south floridaWe had the pleasure of having Chira Cassel, COO of Children’s Bereavement Center. The Children’s Bereavement Center provides free Peer Support Groups for children, young adults, and adult caregivers after the death of a loved one.  Groups are open to anyone who has lost a parent, sibling, grandparent, relative, or friend as a result of illness, accident, suicide, or homicide.  Losses can be recent or in years past. They can be reached by phone at (561)257-2627 or on the Children’s Bereavement Center website here. Listen to the program here: 

Youth Activity Center

Image result for youth activity center bocaWe had the pleasure of having Ellen Joy, Executive Director of Youth Activity Center and Harrison Roth, volunteer. The Youth Activity Center provides a quality, enriching after-school program for children in grades kindergarten through 5th grade. Their program emphasizes physical fitness,  academic excellence, character development, and life skills. Their mission is to provide an enriching, affordable after-school program promoting academic achievement, physical fitness and life skills in a nurturing resource-filled environment. They can be reached by phone at 561-305-0074  or on the Youth Activity Center website here. Listen to the program here: 

Cool Clothes Closet

Image result for cool clothes closet of south palm beachWe had the pleasure of having Lynda Walsh of Cool Clothes Closet. The Cool Clothes Closet is a “Store” dedicated to providing fashionable clothing, free of charge, to “teenagers in need” in a boutique-style setting. Their goal is to promote dignity and normalcy for these young people. Self-esteem is essential for success in life, whether socially, academically, or professionally. They can be reached by phone at 561-843-4228 or on the Cool Clothes Closet website here. Listen to the program here: 

Autism Speaks

download.pngWe had the pleasure of having Melissa DiNuzzo, Field Manager of the Palm Beach chapter of Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. They can be reached by phone at 561-465-0054 or on the Autism Speaks website here. Listen to the program here: 

 

 

Family Central

downloadWe had the pleasure of having Barbara Weinstein, President and CEO of Family Central on The Forum for Nonprofits. Now serving Dade, Broward and Palm Beach county Family Central focuses on early childhood programs and family strengthening programs that focus on the social and emotional development of the children they work with and their caregivers’ ability to:  identify, manage and facilitate healthy development for each child in this area. They can be reached by phone at (954) 720-1000 or on the Family Central website here.  Listen to the program here: 

 

Mounts Botanical Gardens

logoWe had the pleasure of having Molly Sims, one of the board of the directors at the Mounts Botanical Gardens in Palm Beach County. The Mounts Botanical Gardens aim to inspire and educate through nature. Its’ cultural, social and educational activities will draw attendees to enjoy, appreciate and learn from this oasis of tranquil beauty. For more information, you can reach them at (561) 233-1757 or on the Mounts Botanical Gardens website here.

Legal Aid Society of PBC

logoCheck out our interview with Bob Bertisch, the Executive Director of Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County. The Legal Aid Society works to provide high quality civil legal advice, representation and education to the disadvantaged of Palm Beach County so as to protect their personal safety, enhance their opportunities and living conditions and promote self-sufficiency. They help their clients deal with many of life’s most basic needs: a safe home, enough food to eat, a quality education, and protection against exploitation and discrimination. They can be reached by phone at 561-655-8944, or on the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County website here.  Listen to the program here: 

211 Palm Beach County

logo2We had the pleasure of having Patrice Schroeder, community relations specialist at 211 Palm Beach County.  211 works to provide a team of specially trained staff to assist callers through its 211 HelpLine with crisis intervention, suicide prevention, information, assessment and referral to community services. They also collect and maintain information on community health and human services and makes this information available via its hotlines, helplines, printed directories, and on the web. They can be reached by phone at 211, or on the 211 Palm Beach County website here.  Listen to the program here: 

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