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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Let’s Move It New Jersey

Let’s Move It New Jersey

This year's annual Let's Move It party falls on Dr. Janice's Birthday. Dr. Janice Johnson Dias conceptualized and developed GrassROOTS Community Foundation.   On February 11th, we will celebrate her 45th birthday and all her favorite things. Come early at 7pm to watch her favorite marital arts film: Shaolin vs. Lama.   Wu-Tang will be playing at the bar all night. At 9:00pm the turn up begins with dancehall reggae and hip-hop.   All proceeds are tax-deductible and go toward…

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F.A.B. – Fitness And Bites

F.A.B. – Fitness and Bites

Kick off your New Year by choosing to invest in our health and well-being. We are better together, so let's move together. Family friendly wellness community activity led by Coach Lez, Temple Building Fitness. Delicious healthy snacks will be provided. Free and open to all middle school aged girls and their caregiving circles. Questions? Contact Jeanelle Lawson at jlawson@grassrootscommunityfoundation.org or 215-964-9858

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Holiday Break Activities

Holiday Break Activities

Learn new skills, make new friends, try to new foods and have fun in a safe environment. Join GrassROOTS Community Foundation on December 30th for a New Year’s Day Party. Safe, fun, holiday turn-up. Live DJ. Food and Prizes. Free and open to all middle school aged girls and their caregiving circles. 10:00am - 2:00pm.   Waterview Recreation Center 5826 McMahon Street Philadelphia, PA 19144 RSVP: grassrootswellness.eventbrite.com Questions? Contact Jeanelle Lawson at jlawson@grassrootscommunityfoundation.org or 215-964-9858   RSVP HERE

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Winter Wellness Cooking Workshops

Winter Wellness Cooking Workshops

Join us December 28th  - December 30th as we teach the fundamentals of preparing healthy, easy and delicious meals. Over the 3 days girls will make their own Afro-Latin holiday dishes and other tasty afterschool snacks. Each day, caregivers will get a chance to be tastemasters. No cooking and lots of eating with no clean up--adults this is a gift for you. On the final day, we will have a pre-New Year's Day party. Live DJ with plenty of food…

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Winter Wellness Cooking Workshops

Winter Wellness Cooking Workshops

Join us December 28th  - December 30th as we teach the fundamentals of preparing healthy, easy and delicious meals. Over the 3 days girls will make their own Afro-Latin holiday dishes and other tasty afterschool snacks. Each day, caregivers will get a chance to be tastemasters. No cooking and lots of eating with no clean up--adults this is a gift for you. On the final day, we will have a pre-New Year's Day party. Live DJ with plenty of food…

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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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