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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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Marley Dias And Mona Scott-Young Host GrassROOTS Give Thanks Benefit Gala

Marley Dias and Mona Scott-Young host GrassROOTS Give Thanks Benefit Gala

Join The GrassROOTS Community Foundation, and co-host Mona Scott-Young (CEO, Monami Entertainment) and Marley Dias (Founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks) on November 19th for our annual Give Thanks Benefit Gala. Orange Lawn Tennis Club in South Orange, New Jersey from  7-11pm. For tickets: http://givethanksgala.eventbrite.com. The purpose of the Give Thanks Benefit Gala is to raise funds to support our work in New Jersey.  As a social action and public health organization, we provide health and wellness programs for  women, girls and community…

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Full Court Dress Youth Charity Basketball Game

Full Court Dress Youth Charity Basketball Game

#FullCourtDress promotes giving back and fitness in a fun and festive environment. SuperGirl Tori, an avid and skilled basketball player is bridging her love for the game with her commitment to helping homeless families. Her goal is to collect at least 100 coats that protect children from the cold of winter. The basketball game will be youth-led, including a half-time fashion show. With support from local college team players and former WNBA players, the event is an example of youth…

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Join Our Turkey Challenge

Join Our Turkey Challenge

For the past six 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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#InvestInGirls Leadership

#InvestInGirls Leadership

Hello #SuperFriend, Thank you for investing in the 2015 Super Camp Scholarship Fund! Thanks to your investment, GrassROOTS Community Foundation served 17 #SuperGirls and 5 Super Boys. Your investment helped us foster social action in girls, as evidenced by the success of #SuperGirl Marley’s #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign. We could not have done that without you!    We still need your help. We invite you to double your give in this year’s Super Camp Scholarship Fund at www.gofundme.com/investingirls. Last year, we only hit 50%…

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Let’s Move It: Jersey 2016

Let’s Move It: Jersey 2016

GrassROOTS Community Foundation: 6th Annual Let’s Move It: Jersey Hip Hop Party. Party with a purpose. Music: Black Thought of The Roots, Hip Hop producer 9th Wonder and a team of women MCs including Rapsody and Sa-Roc and Newark’s own Rah Digga. New this year is a special surprise guest who is not only a well-known celebrity, but committed to helping young girls and women lead healthy, happy lives. Attire: Party chic. Proceeds from this year’s event goes will support…

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Confident Girls Tee

Confident Girls Tee

GrassROOTS Super Camp is a summer leadership academy for girls of African ancestry. The Camp provides girls with leadership training and CONFIDENCE grounded in a sense of history and cultural understanding. We have produced these tee shirts to support our Super Camp Scholarship Fund.   SuperCamp Scholarship Fund   Each year GrassROOTS seeks to raise funds to support the work of SuperCamp. This wonderful and unique experience for girls of African descent is made possible through the generosity of GrassROOTS…

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