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Senior Dinner

Senior Dinner

On November 21st, GrassROOTS will host a dinner for elders living at Georgia King Village a housing development in the West Ward of Newark. We will provide a 4-course seated meal, music and entertainment by the SuperGirls. INDIVIDUALS CAN VOLUNTEER TO HELP SERVE ELDERS - CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER

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Give Thanks For Girls Gala

Give Thanks For Girls Gala

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.   The 2017 GIVE THANKS for Girls Benefit Gala…

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Join Our 2017 Turkey Challenge

Join Our 2017 Turkey Challenge

For the past seven 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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2017 Black Girl Excellence Award

2017 Black Girl Excellence Award

The Black Girl Excellence Award honors black girls who have demonstrated through their actions in the community high levels of integrity, academic excellence and ingenuity. This award was created to celebrate the ways in which black girls are broadening the imagination and the possibilities for others. Winners are celebrated for their ability to influence and transform the ways we think about and engage black girls.   Requirements: Must identify as a black girl Between 10-18 years old Resident of New Jersey Making…

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Food4Life Summit

Food4Life Summit

On September 30th, SuperGirl Huntar launches her social action project titled Food4Life Summit. This food justice event aims to educate youth 10-15 years old on the importance of making healthy food choices even in difficult situations.   Open to all, this family-friendly summit offers a chance to learn the truth about the foods we eat.   Supported by Disney Summer of Service, the summit takes place in coordination with GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s public health initiative #rootsrockrun5k-https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Newark/RootsRockRun5KNewark   Participants will compete for prizes in…

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Roots Rock Run 5k Newark

Roots Rock Run 5k Newark

5K community walk/run and 1 mile walk to support GrassROOTS Community Foundation (GCF) wellness and public health initiatives in New Jersey. Led by Olympic runner Miki Barber, Director of Bloomfield Track and Field Programs, Coach Lisa Morgan, and Dupre “DoItAll” Kelly of 211 Community Impact and Lords of the Underground. September 30th. Beautiful Weequahic Park Track, 1 Thomas Carmichael Dr., Newark, NJ Registration opens at 8:00am, Come early!! It’s a party. Take selfies! Jam to some live reggae by Jah…

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5th Annual R3: Roots, Rock Run 5k Race

5th Annual R3: Roots, Rock Run 5k Race

GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s fifth annual R3: Roots, Rock Run 5k race was held on Saturday, June 3rd. Nearly 400 women, men, and children came out to the Anna L. Lingelbach School in Germantown to enjoy the interactive and fun morning of family wellness activities. The event provided something for everyone including free giveaways, music, and medals. The three top winners ran an average of 20.79 minutes. They each received race medals and the top two winners received tickets to the…

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2017 R3: Roots, Rock, Run

2017 R3: Roots, Rock, Run

WHAT? R3: Roots, Rock, Run 5k is GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s public health initiative to promote community wellness. Together we are reclaiming our health and our communities. R3 brings people together to run, walk, dance and move together. It’s a celebration!! Proceeds from the 5k race goes to fund to our out-of-school time wellness and leadership programs in Philadelphia.

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Roots, Rock, Run Community 5K Race Training

Roots, Rock, Run Community 5K Race Training

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 Together.

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