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2016 Give Thanks Benefit Gala

2016 Give Thanks Benefit Gala

GrassROOTS, Mona Scott-Young, CEO, Monami Entertainment and Marley Dias, Founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks hosted the 5th Annual Give Thanks Benefits Gala, to raise funds to support GrassROOTS’ work in New Jersey.   This year’s Give Thanks honored three Wellness Warriors. Women who despite of their own mental health challenges have shown great courage in the face of their own devastating health challenges but continue to selflessly give back to their communities. We also recognized Volunteer of the Year, Sherille Raymond who…

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Turkey Challenge Winner

Turkey Challenge Winner

Mona Scott-Young remains the reigning champion of the Turkey Challenge; second place goes to a late and great newcomer Yandy Smith-Harris.  We are so thankful for support of Faith Evans and Naturi Naughton. Special love to our board members, staff and our Philadelphia supporters. We could not do this community work without you. All donations goes to our #GiveBack efforts for residents of Georgia King Village and families in the Greater Newark community.  

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Roots, Rock, Run 5K In Newark Results And Pics

Roots, Rock, Run 5K in Newark Results and Pics

“Let’s get together and feel alright” is the slogan for GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s 1st Roots, Rock, Run 5K in Newark, New Jersey, on October 1, 2016. Despite the inclement weather, the race had over 150 runners and walkers at Weequahic Park in the city’s South Ward.   The energy of the largely Black audience was electric.  Community members gathered to get their numbers, dance, and move outside. We started with an energetic warm up Zumba session with Lisa Charles of…

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Join Our Turkey Challenge

Join Our Turkey Challenge

For the past six years, GrassROOTS has been providing necessary resources for Newark, the West Ward neighborhood and the over 1,000 families living at Georgia King Village, a housing development in Newark, and home to a significant number of single, black mothers and their children. Almost 30 percent of Newark’s residents live below the US poverty threshold and 1 in 5 residents of Essex County are food insecure. This year we have partnered with the City of Newark and the…

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Power Of Women Honoree Ava Duvernay

Power of women honoree Ava Duvernay

#1000BLACKGIRLBOOKS and the GRASSROOTS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION congratulate AVA DUVERNAY as a POWER OF WOMEN HONOREE   We applaud you for being a disrupter in your industry and for paving the way for future generations. We appreciate the way you use your power and thank you for showing the world the beauty and diversity of black women and girls. Your work inspires young girls and women around the world to be a leader and follow their passion to make a difference.…

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Wellness Coach: Sexual Health Germantown, Philadelphia

Wellness Coach: Sexual Health Germantown, Philadelphia

In your role, you will work with girls to increase their body confidence and to provide scientifically accurate information about their development and well-being. As a coach, you will also work closely with the girls, their families, and the community to execute social action work in their community. In addition, the coach will collaborate with their fellow coaches as well as with The GrassROOTS team President, Program, Partnership and Research Team.
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Wellness Coach: Physical Health LEAVES Germantown, Philadelphia

Wellness Coach: Physical Health LEAVES Germantown, Philadelphia

In your role as Physical Health Wellness Coach will be responsible for facilitating health and wellness workshops and for helping youth achieve the highest level of wellness. You will support girls in eating well by increasing their intake of food and vegetables and reducing their intake of excessive artificial sugar and processed foods; you will also participate and encourage their ongoing and daily movement and physical activity. As a Physical Health Coach, you are an ambassador who will work closely with the girls, their families, and the community to execute social action work in their community. In addition, the coach will collaborate with their fellow coaches as well as with The GrassROOTS team President, Program, Partnership and Research Team.
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Wellness Coach: Mental Health Germantown, Philadelphia

Wellness Coach: Mental Health Germantown, Philadelphia

In this role as Mental Health Wellness Coach, you will be responsible for facilitating group conversations with girls. Additionally, you will support girls’ confidence and self-efficacy, teach ally-building skills, facilitate group and individual connections as well as help girls access resources that improve their life chances. Moreover, you will work closely with the girls, their families, and the community to execute social action work in their community. All coaches will collaborate with their fellow coaches as well as with The GrassROOTS team President, Program, Partnership and Research Team.
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