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SuperGirls Society Applications Are Now Open

SuperGirls Society Applications are Now Open

The purpose of the SuperGirls Society (SGS) is to support the health and wellbeing of Black girls, foster sisterhood, and to serve as an example of Black girl excellence. SGS is a branch of the GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s SuperCamp program. Based on the four principles of Maat: Truth, Order, Balance, and Reciprocity — this unique association provides a safe community space for public health and social action programming for girls of African descent.   SuperGirls Society realizes the importance of…

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Volunteers Needed For Day Of Service

Volunteers Needed for Day of Service

Join GrassROOTS Community Foundation on Saturday, May 20th as we give back to the neighborhood that gives so much for us. We will celebrate a great community and honor its contributions to improving our lives. Waterview Recreation Center has been serving the community since 1912.   Grab your gloves, broom, children and friends and help us give back for a day of service at for Waterview Recreation Center, 5256 McMahon Street, Philadelphia, PA. Day of service begins at 10:00am with…

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Marley Dias’ Book Cover Released

Marley Dias’ Book Cover Released

The cover of SuperGirl Marley’s book, Marley Dias Gets It Done and So Can You! was released on April 3 and aired on CBS This Morning. Marley’s book, published by Scholastic Press, will be released in Spring 2018. The book is now available for pre-order on Barnes & Noble and Amazon.   In this accessible "keep-it-real" guide, Marley explores activism, social justice, volunteerism, equity and inclusion, and using social media for good. Drawing from her experience, Marley shows kids how…

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Seeking College Interns

Seeking College Interns

GrassROOTS Community Foundation Seeking College Interns   GrassROOTS Community Foundation (GCF) is seeking highly motivated young women ages 18-25 who are interested in community organizing and public health.   GrassROOTS Community Foundation is a public health and social action organization. We fund, support, develop and scale community health and wellness programs for women and girls, particularly those who are impoverished. We also advocate for policies and practices that reduce disparities and foster equity. Our mission is to create a world…

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SuperGirls Supporting Their Soup Kitchen

SuperGirls supporting their Soup Kitchen

GrassROOTS Community Foundation is a public health and social action organization that trains young girls to become leaders and changemakers. In so doing we teach our girls the core principle of RECIPROCITY. Girls in all of our programs must give back to their communities, for in giving back they learn the importance of sharing and community cohesion.   For the past three years, our SuperGirls in New Jersey have volunteered at a local Soup Kitchen. Each month, they interact and…

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GrassROOTS Awarded Grant To Study How Participation In Physical Activity Reduces Youth Exposure To Violence

GrassROOTS Awarded Grant to Study How Participation in Physical Activity Reduces Youth Exposure to Violence

GrassROOTS Community Foundation (GCF) acknowledges that violence is a public health issue that disproportionately impacts youth, particularly those who live in economically depressed communities, are overexposed to violence and its deleterious effects. Because of this unfortunate reality, GCF works with youth, families and community stakeholders to identify sources of violence so that we may reduce youth’s exposure to and engagement in these social ills. Guided by the cumulative research evidence on public health and youth development, we have designed a…

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5th Annual Roots, Rock, Run Community 5K – Free Race Training Program

5th Annual Roots, Rock, Run Community 5K – Free Race Training Program

Come one, come all! Let's reclaim our health and our communities.   Join GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s public health initiative. Our free 10-week race training program begins Saturday, March 4 at 10am. Waterview Recreation Center 5826 McMahon St., Philadelphia, PA 19144.   Run with us as a part of our public health and social action program. Coach Dawn Roberts and our team of volunteers will lead us on a fun wellness journey.   No registration required. Walk. Run. Dance. Let's Move…

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Think F.A.S.T: Girls Succeeding In Finance, Arts, Science And Technology

Think F.A.S.T: Girls Succeeding in Finance, Arts, Science and Technology

Over 100 people attended GrassROOTS’ conference Think F.A.S.T: Girls Succeeding in Finance, Arts, Science and Technology at Central High School in Newark, New Jersey. The convening brought together New Jersey high school girls and their caregivers to identify, meet and learn from women of color in Fortune 500 companies who are innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders in finance, arts, science and technology.   Guests heard from 13 women panelists who shared personal accounts of their journey to achieving success in these…

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Recruiting Middle School Girls For Wellness Program In Philadelphia

Recruiting Middle School Girls for Wellness Program in Philadelphia

LEAVES, a free public health and social action program for girls in 4th-8th grade, will resume this month.   GrassROOTS is training girls to be healthy and how to use their healthy energy to make a difference in the world.   Our curriculum focuses on four key elements of adolescent girls’ development: Physical Health (healthy eating and physical activity) Mental Health (self-confidence and positive self-image) Sexual Health (informed sexual decision-making) Economics of Health (how money affects our health)   Girls…

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