City Of Plainfield To Host High School Students In “Youth Take Over”

City of Plainfield to Host High School Students in “Youth Take Over”

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The City of Plainfield has joined with the GrassROOTS Community Foundation to host a “Youth Take Over” at City Hall. The one-day event serves to educate, promote civic engagement, and expose Plainfield High School students to career opportunities in public service.   The students will be taken to City Hall where they will meet the Mayor, have breakfast with their adult mentors and go through a job orientation. Throughout the day, they will shadow the mentors, learning…

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HealthCare Fellows Program

HealthCare Fellows Program

RWJBarnabas and GrassROOTS collaborate to develop HealthCare Fellows Program GrassROOTS Community Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of its “HealthCare Fellows Program.”  For the summer of 2017, GrassROOTS will work in collaboration with RWJBarnabas to begin the development of a pipeline program for Black girls in healthcare. Extending from the traditional STEM framework, girls will learn about the business and policy practices in the implementation and operation of a healthcare system.   Healthcare will be the largest industry in…

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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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