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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

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

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

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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End of Year Fundraising Campaign

WHO: GrassROOTS Community Foundation #GivingTuesday/End of Year Fundraising Campaign   GOAL: To raise $10,000 to provide general operating support for GrassROOTS .   WHAT: #Giving Tuesday is an international movement that celebrates charitable activities at the start of the holiday season. #GivingTuesday begins on Tuesday, December 1st (the Tuesday after Thanksgiving). #GivingTuesday will be the kick off of GrassROOTS’ end of the year fundraising campaign.   WHEN: GrassROOTS will announce the campaign on November 27th via an electronic newsletter and…

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2015 Fundraising Campaign for After School Programs in Lingelbach Elementary School, Germantown PA

We at GrassROOTS are supporting the youth and families of Germantown. We are raising funds to develop and support afterschool wellness activities for  the Anna L. Lingelbach Elementary School in Germantown. In August 2014, there was a national outcry after it was revealed the school received only $160 in discretionary funding for the entire 2014-2015 school year. With a total student body of 400, spending equates to just 2.5 cents per pupil. The budget was to cover the costs of everything…

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