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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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Think F.A.S.T Conference

GrassROOTS Community Foundation hosts, Think F.AS.T: Girls Succeeding in Finance, Arts, Science and Technology, Saturday, January 28th, 10:00am – 3:00pm at Central High School in Newark, NJ. This convening brings together high school girls and their caregivers to identify, meet and learn from high-level leaders in Finance, Arts, Science and Technology. Girls are hyper exposed to professions in the service industry. Research tells us that Black women of color are three times more likely to work in administrative positions and…

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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: 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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Roots, Rock, Run 5K in Newark Results and Pics

“Let’s get together and feel alright” is the slogan for GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s 1st Roots, Rock, Run 5K in Newark, New Jersey, on October 1, 2016. Despite the inclement weather, the race had over 150 runners and walkers at Weequahic Park in the city’s South Ward.   The energy of the largely Black audience was electric.  Community members gathered to get their numbers, dance, and move outside. We started with an energetic warm up Zumba session with Lisa Charles of…

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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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Get Ready for Roots, Rock, Run 5K

Join GrassROOTS Community Foundation on Saturday, October 1st, 9am at Weequachic Park (Meeker Street entrance) for Roots, Rock, Run 5K community walk/run.   Roots, Rock, Run is an interactive, fun, neighborhood-based health promotion event that aims to reclaim impoverished neighborhood spaces for health. The event raises awareness of the importance of physical activity and healthier living, and raises funds to support programs and organizations that make healthier living a priority for impoverished women and girls. Hear from Mayor Ras J.…

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