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5th Annual R3: Roots, Rock Run 5k Race

5th Annual R3: Roots, Rock Run 5k Race

GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s fifth annual R3: Roots, Rock Run 5k race was held on Saturday, June 3rd. Nearly 400 women, men, and children came out to the Anna L. Lingelbach School in Germantown to enjoy the interactive and fun morning of family wellness activities. The event provided something for everyone including free giveaways, music, and medals. The three top winners ran an average of 20.79 minutes. They each received race medals and the top two winners received tickets to the…

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SuperGirls Society Applications Are Now Open

SuperGirls Society Applications are Now Open

The purpose of the SuperGirls Society (SGS) is to support the health and wellbeing of Black girls, foster sisterhood, and to serve as an example of Black girl excellence. SGS is a branch of the GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s SuperCamp program. Based on the four principles of Maat: Truth, Order, Balance, and Reciprocity — this unique association provides a safe community space for public health and social action programming for girls of African descent.   SuperGirls Society realizes the importance of…

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Roots, Rock, Run Community 5K Race Training

Roots, Rock, Run Community 5K Race Training

Come one, come all! Let’s reclaim our health and our communities. Join GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s public health initiative. Our free 10-week race training program begins Saturday, March 4 at 10am. Waterview Recreation Center 5826 McMahon St., Philadelphia, PA 19144. Run with us as a part of our public health and social action program. Coach Dawn Roberts and our team of volunteers will lead us on a fun wellness journey. No registration required. Walk. Run. Dance. Let’s Move Together.

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Roots, Rock, Run Community 5K Race Training

Roots, Rock, Run Community 5K Race Training

Come one, come all! Let’s reclaim our health and our communities. Join GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s public health initiative. Our free 10-week race training program begins Saturday, March 4 at 10am. Waterview Recreation Center 5826 McMahon St., Philadelphia, PA 19144. Run with us as a part of our public health and social action program. Coach Dawn Roberts and our team of volunteers will lead us on a fun wellness journey. No registration required. Walk. Run. Dance. Let’s Move Together.

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Roots, Rock, Run Community 5K Race Training

Roots, Rock, Run Community 5K Race Training

Come one, come all! Let’s reclaim our health and our communities. Join GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s public health initiative. Our free 10-week race training program begins Saturday, March 4 at 10am. Waterview Recreation Center 5826 McMahon St., Philadelphia, PA 19144. Run with us as a part of our public health and social action program. Coach Dawn Roberts and our team of volunteers will lead us on a fun wellness journey. No registration required. Walk. Run. Dance. Let’s Move Together.

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GrassROOTS Awarded Grant To Study How Participation In Physical Activity Reduces Youth Exposure To Violence

GrassROOTS Awarded Grant to Study How Participation in Physical Activity Reduces Youth Exposure to Violence

GrassROOTS Community Foundation (GCF) acknowledges that violence is a public health issue that disproportionately impacts youth, particularly those who live in economically depressed communities, are overexposed to violence and its deleterious effects. Because of this unfortunate reality, GCF works with youth, families and community stakeholders to identify sources of violence so that we may reduce youth’s exposure to and engagement in these social ills. Guided by the cumulative research evidence on public health and youth development, we have designed a…

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5th Annual Roots, Rock, Run Community 5K – Free Race Training Program

5th Annual Roots, Rock, Run Community 5K – Free Race Training Program

Come one, come all! Let's reclaim our health and our communities.   Join GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s public health initiative. Our free 10-week race training program begins Saturday, March 4 at 10am. Waterview Recreation Center 5826 McMahon St., Philadelphia, PA 19144.   Run with us as a part of our public health and social action program. Coach Dawn Roberts and our team of volunteers will lead us on a fun wellness journey.   No registration required. Walk. Run. Dance. Let's Move…

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Recruiting Middle School Girls For Wellness Program In Philadelphia

Recruiting Middle School Girls for Wellness Program in Philadelphia

LEAVES, a free public health and social action program for girls in 4th-8th grade, will resume this month.   GrassROOTS is training girls to be healthy and how to use their healthy energy to make a difference in the world.   Our curriculum focuses on four key elements of adolescent girls’ development: Physical Health (healthy eating and physical activity) Mental Health (self-confidence and positive self-image) Sexual Health (informed sexual decision-making) Economics of Health (how money affects our health)   Girls…

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F.A.B. – Fitness And Bites

F.A.B. – Fitness and Bites

Kick off your New Year by choosing to invest in our health and well-being. We are better together, so let's move together. Family friendly wellness community activity led by Coach Lez, Temple Building Fitness. Delicious healthy snacks will be provided. Free and open to all middle school aged girls and their caregiving circles. Questions? Contact Jeanelle Lawson at jlawson@grassrootscommunityfoundation.org or 215-964-9858

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Holiday Break Activities

Holiday Break Activities

Learn new skills, make new friends, try to new foods and have fun in a safe environment. Join GrassROOTS Community Foundation on December 30th for a New Year’s Day Party. Safe, fun, holiday turn-up. Live DJ. Food and Prizes. Free and open to all middle school aged girls and their caregiving circles. 10:00am - 2:00pm.   Waterview Recreation Center 5826 McMahon Street Philadelphia, PA 19144 RSVP: grassrootswellness.eventbrite.com Questions? Contact Jeanelle Lawson at jlawson@grassrootscommunityfoundation.org or 215-964-9858   RSVP HERE

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