The purpose of the Give Thanks for Girls Benefit Gala honors black girls who have demonstrated through their actions in the community high levels of integrity, academic excellence and ingenuity. Proceeds from the event goes to supporting the GrassROOTS Community Foundation efforts in developing girl changemakers. This year’s national honorees are: Marsai Martin of ABC’s Black-ish;, Haile Thomas, The Happy Organization and Mikaila Ulmer, Me and The Bees Lemonade. Click HERE for full details
Plainfield, NJ - May 31, 2017- The City of Plainfield and the GrassROOTS Community Foundation recently hosted a Youth Take Over Day of City Hall involving almost 40 students from Plainfield High School. The one-day event served to educate, promote civic engagement, and expose the students to career opportunities in public service. The students were taken by bus from Plainfield High School to City Hall where they met Mayor Adrian O. Mapp and over thirty Department and Division heads from the City administration team. They had breakfast with their adult mentors and had the opportunity to work with their mentors throughout the day and get a firsthand…
SuperCamp creates a safe space for black girls to reveal and use their magic.
Dr. Marc Lamont Hill speaking on the significance of young people being at the center of social change, and the importance of supporting organizations like GrassROOTS Community Foundation to strengthen and build communities. Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is one of the leading intellectual voices in the country. He is the host of HuffPost Live and BET News, as well as a political contributor for CNN. He is also Distinguished Professor of African American Studies at Morehouse College.
WTXF - 11-year-old Marley Dias, who was born in Philadelphia and lives in New Jersey, noticed recently that none of the books she was assigned at school featured anyone who looked like her. So she responded by launching a book drive called #1000blackgirlbooks, with the goal of collecting 1,000 books featuring black female protagonists by the end of January. She plans to donate them to a library in Jamaica, with some of the books coming to Philadelphia as well. Marley appeared on Good…
SuperGirls Marley and Tori performs at #blackgirlslead conversation with Carla Harris and GrassROOTS Trailblazers. SuperGirls perform the group poem created by Dr. Sandra Lewis for SuperCamp Published on Dec 9, 2015
#blackgirlslead Conversation with Carla Harris and GrassROOTS Trailblazers: Michellene Davis, Esq, Anu Prestonia, Rakia Reynolds, Nicole Mason, Lisa Maxwell and Talia Young. Published on Dec 9, 2015
Dr. Janice Johnson Dias discusses GiveThanks Turkey Giveaway at Georgia King Village. You can donate online and support GrassROOTS' work in Newark. Published on Nov 24, 2015
SuperCamp is a family-based camp for girls of African descent. Our camp is based on psychological theories that recognize the relationship between positive racial and social identity development for children’s well-being. As a supplement to children’s educational experience, we focus on areas of African and African American history not typically included in standard school curricula. SuperGirls explore and learn the histories of cultural icons and heroes that reflect their own biographies. Additionally, we recognize the value of cultivating healthy bodies…
2015 GrassROOTS Annual Let's Move It: Philly Town Hall and Hip Hop Party with Black Thought, Talib Kweli, Mona Scott-Young, State Rep Stephen Kinsey and the community of Germantown.