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Original SuperGirls are off to college

Congratulations goes out to SuperGirls Marley Dias, Amina Anekwe and Tori Fergus.   Eleven years ago, we started with five SuperGirls, three remained with the program for all ten years. Now they are off to college.   Tori Fergus will attend Columbia University and major in Biology. Amina Anekwe will attend New York University and major in History. Marley Dias will attend Harvard College and major in Government.   Thank you for investing in our girls. #SuperGirls  

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Quantitative Public Health Data Literacy is back!

NYU School of Global Public Health and the GrassROOTS Community Foundation present   Quantitative Public Health Data Literacy Training Get real-world data literacy training Explore. Visualize. Model. Make inferences   The global pandemic increased the public’s demand for information. Almost daily, media and policymakers present numbers on testing, deaths, hospitalization rates, and vaccine distribution. This information often includes data visualizations and tables viewers must interpret to better understand the pandemic’s scope and its impact on local communities and countries worldwide.…

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Ministry of Imagination – Education Week and Read Across Jamaica Day 2022

GrassROOTS Community Foundation Partners with Book Industry Association of Jamaica (BIAJ) to launch “Ministry of Imagination” for Education Week and Read Across Jamaica Day 2022.   The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on children’s learning, well being, and imagination, around the world. In Jamaica, thousands of children, from some of the most vulnerable households were directly impacted with significant learning loss. The recently launched Jamaica Education Transformation Committee (JETC) Report confirmed that  “almost 60 per cent of students…

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Thank You 2021

Thank you 2021 and beyond

Thank you and community highlights of 2021   Turkey Challenge Turkey Challenge winner….The Communities of Philadelphia, Atlanta and Newark   TeamJanice provided the most meals. TeamLisa had the most corporate donors. TeamTia had the greatest number of donors. TeamAja brought in the most new donors to GCF. #GivingTuesday We did it. Because of you, we raised $25,000 for the Love In Action school and community center in the rural community of Guirand, Haiti. Super News GCF has earned two grants…

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Giving Tuesday

This Giving Tuesday, I am asking for help to raise $25,000 for the rural community of Guirand, Haiti and the Love in Action School and community center.   In August 2021, Haiti once again experienced a deadly earthquake, quickly followed by Hurricane Henri. These disasters resulted in the deaths of over 2,000 Haitians and left many more injured.   In the case of such disasters, the philanthropic community typically galvanizes to provide “essential” services and resources. However, some of the…

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Turkey Challenge 2021

Turkey Challenge 2021

Since 2014, GrassROOTS board members, celebrity ambassadors, and partners have participated in a friendly online competition to see who can provide more healthy meals for families.   The pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for families, especially those with children and the elderly. This year, like last year, we have witnessed an increase in food needs. Though we strongly advocate for policy responses to issues of food insecurity, we will continue to attend to emergency needs that arises over the holiday…

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Green Ribbon Week 2021

Join the GrassROOTS SuperGirls’ public health initiative #Green Ribbon Week - a campaign to promote positive mental health of youth.   #GreenRibbonWeek is September 20-24th   The campaign goals are: Educate youth about ways to maintain good mental health practices. Encourage adults to engage in practices that facilitate dialogue with youth. Make conversations about mental health as common as conversations about physical health.

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Black Love: The Power of Parenting

Contains some explicit language.   Dr. Beverly Guy-Shetfall in conversation with GCF President Dr. Janice Johnson Dias, Ayo Afejuku Gathing, M.D. and Alero Afejuku, J.D   The event is sponsored by The GrassROOTS Community Foundation and The Black Rose Foundation for Children.   Beverly Guy-Sheftall , PhD is the founding director of the Women’s Research and Resource Center (1981) and Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women’s Studies at Spelman College.   Ayo Afejuku Gathing, M.D. is a board-certified child, adolescent…

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Civics In Color 2021

Civics in Color May 2021

  Civics in Color: Politics for Black and Brown Girls Understanding Voter Suppression and What You Can Do About It May 1- May 22, 2021 Saturdays from 10-12pm EST   DO YOU KNOW...   Who oversees elections? How electoral processes work in practice? How voting rights are determined? What voter suppression is?     WANT TO KNOW MORE?   Sign up for Civics in Color to find out more and to learn how YOU play a role too.   If you identify as a woman…

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#1000BlackGirlBooks Fundraiser

Marley Dias will be doing a special Instagram Live event called 1 Year Anniversary of Club Quarantine with special guest.   IG Live Rooms: Adam w/ D-Nice & Friends —Javicia Leslie (Batwoman) and Marley Dias (#Founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks) Date/Time: Thursday, March 18 @ 4:30 PM PT/ 7:30 PM ET Host: Adam Mosseri (Head of Instagram) @mosseri   Please support the #1000BlackGirlBooks Campaign live on Instagram on March 18, 2021.Below are options to donate to the campaign.   Donate with PayPal: Raise funds to offset the cost…

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