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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Think F.A.S.T Conference

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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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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Roots, Rock, Run 5K In Newark Results And Pics

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

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

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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Roots, Rock, Run Fun Run

Roots, Rock, Run Fun Run

On Sunday, September 25th the GrassROOTS Community Foundation in collaboration with the Newark YMCA presents a Fun Run led by Lisa Morgan, Newark Hall of Famer, Team USA World Junior Championship Coach. Youth and their families across the city will meet at the Newark YMCA at 9am to run to Military Park and back. There will be prizes for youth, and as with all GrassROOTS programs we will have a dance contest.  It’s free and open to all.  No registration required.…

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