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HealthCare Fellows Program

This summer SuperCamp introduced a groundbreaking program for LEAVES girls, the HealthCare Fellows Program in partnership with RWJBarnabas Health. Over four weeks LEAVES SuperGirls (grades 5-8) interned at five designated work sites within the RWJBarnabas System including Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.   The long term goals of the fellowship program were to help to decrease healthcare’s influence on health disparities; Increase secondary educational achievement for girls; and support community infrastructure. Immediate goals were to…

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Black Girl Book Club at the YMCA in Newark

GrassROOTS Community Foundation SuperCamp NJ in conjunction with Marley Dias’ #1000blackgirlbooks campaign present   Black Girl Book Club at the YMCA in Newark Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Join us for reading and conversation.   Bring a book where the black girl is the main character. We will talk about the book and discuss common themes.   3:15 pm-4:00 pm   YMCA Newark 600 Broad Street Newark, NJ 07102…

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Black Girl Book Club at the YMCA in Newark

GrassROOTS Community Foundation SuperCamp NJ in conjunction with Marley Dias’ #1000blackgirlbooks campaign present   Black Girl Book Club at the YMCA in Newark Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Join us for reading and conversation. Open to kids K thru 8. Bring a book where the black girl is the main character. We will talk about the book and discuss common themes.   3:15 pm-4:00 pm   YMCA Newark 600…

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Black Girl Book Club at the YMCA in Newark

GrassROOTS Community Foundation SuperCamp NJ in conjunction with Marley Dias’ #1000blackgirlbooks campaign present   Black Girl Book Club at the YMCA in Newark Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Join us for reading and conversation. Open to kids K thru 8. Bring a book where the black girl is the main character. We will talk about the book and discuss common themes.   3:15 pm-4:00 pm   YMCA Newark 600…

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Black Girl Book Club at the YMCA in Newark

GrassROOTS Community Foundation SuperCamp NJ in conjunction with Marley Dias’ #1000blackgirlbooks campaign present   Black Girl Book Club at the YMCA in Newark Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Join us for reading and conversation. Bring a book where the black girl is the main character. We will talk about the book and discuss common themes.   3:15 pm-4:00 pm   YMCA Newark 600 Broad Street Newark, NJ 07102  …

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City of Plainfield Hosted Plainfield High School Students in a One-Day “Youth Take Over”

Plainfield, NJ - May 31, 2017- The City of Plainfield and the GrassROOTS Community Foundation recently hosted a Youth Take Over Day of City Hall involving almost 40 students from Plainfield High School.   The one-day event served to educate, promote civic engagement, and expose the students to career opportunities in public service.   The students were taken by bus from Plainfield High School to City Hall where they met Mayor Adrian O. Mapp and over thirty Department and Division heads from the City administration team. They had breakfast with their adult mentors and  had the opportunity to work with their mentors throughout the day and get a firsthand…

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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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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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1000 Titles of #1000BlackGirlBooks

After months of reviewing and collecting books, we are happy to report that the resource guide now has 1000 independent titles of black girl books. As of January 2017, the campaign has collected 9000 books where black girls are the main characters-that equals 1535 distinct books. We are not done. If you know of a black girl book, not listed in the resource guide, please send us a copy or two so we can add it to our collection.   If…

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