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Job Opening – New Jersey

Intern Roles & Responsibilities: The GrassROOTS Community Foundation (GCF) intern will work closely with the Program Director, GrassROOTS President, team members and Super Camp families and SuperGirls. Primary roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:  Assist the GCF Program Director Take written notes during presentations and workshops; Aid in the development of presentations; Help in composing weekly wrap-up; Make appointments; Greet presenters. Assist with final presentations and performance. Assist Team members with set up of camp site; Serve…

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Social Action Projects

At GrassROOTS, we train young black girls to use their skills and talents to make a difference in the world. Leadership training begins in the first grade and extends through high school. By the time our girls are in sixth grade, we begin assessing their capacity to share what they have been taught in our leadership development programs.  Social action projects is our primary mechanism for evaluating their leadership competencies.   More specifically,  we use social action projects to evaluate…

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End Period Poverty in Jamaica

On April 15, GrassROOTS Community Foundation President and Board member along with SuperGirls Amina and Marley Dias  will travel to Jamaica to deliver sanitary napkins to Montego Bay High School. This trip is a part of of GCF’s ongoing efforts to end period poverty.   As early as age 9, the majority of girls will begin menstruation. This launch into womanhood constitutes many changes to their lives. For girls with meager and limited resources menstruation introduces new and more stressful…

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GSK invests in developing SuperGirls

GSK Consumer Healthcare Investment in Development of GrassROOTS’ SuperGirls   The GSK Consumer Healthcare Partnership Since the inaugural year of SuperCamp in 2011, GSK Consumer Healthcare has been a foundational investor in the GrassROOTS Community Foundation (GCF). That investment has continued till today. Whether through fiscal donations by individual employees, professional development from GSK volunteers and grants sponsored by the Women Leadership Initiative and the African American Alliance, GSK has contributed significantly to the pipeline of girl leaders. The returns…

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SuperCamp Application for girls 1st-5th grade is now open (Summer 2019)

The same camp that trained SuperGirl Marley Dias is now accepting applicants. Applications for our leadership development program are open. If you live in the City of Philadelphia and Essex County, New Jersey, you are eligible to apply for our SuperGirlsSociety (SGS).  SGS is a family-based yearlong leadership development program that works with girls of African descent and their caregiving circle. This unique association provides public health and social action programming with an emphasis on sisterhood and service.   This…

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Help Us End Period Poverty

Girls in poverty will miss almost one third of a school year, simply because they are a girl. Thirty-seven states tax girls and women for period products.   As early as age 9, the majority of girls will begin menstruation. This launch into womanhood constitutes many changes to their lives. For girls with meager and limited resources menstruation introduces new and more stressful financial burdens. The consequences of which can impede their educational achievements. The effects are compounded for those…

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2018 Turkey Challenge begins

For the past eight years, GrassROOTS has been providing necessary resources for Newark, the West Ward neighborhood and the over 1,000 families living at Georgia King Village, a housing development in Newark, and home to a significant number of single, black mothers and their children. Almost 30 percent of Newark’s residents live below the US poverty threshold and 1 in 5 residents of Essex County are food insecure. In previous years we have partnered with the City of Newark and…

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