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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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SuperPledge 2021

It’s a New Year!! We are delighted to see 2021 and excited that we are month away from our President Dr. Janice Johnson Dias’ Birthday. We are celebrating this moment by focusing on our health. Join us for  #GCFSugarPledge, The Winter Edition   Same rules. New prize. New dates. Start date: January 11 End date: February 11   Winners will be selected based on FB and IG posts that tag GrassROOTS and use the hashtag #GCFSugarPledge   Bonus credit given for…

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Quantitative Public Health Data Literacy Training

During February/Black History Month, GrassROOTS Community Foundation and NYU School of Global Public Health will be offering the course for the general public.   Dr. Melody S. Goodman is the Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor of Biostatistics at New York University School of Global Public Health. Dr. Janice Johnson Dias is an Associate Professor of Sociology at John Jay College and the President of the GrassROOTS Community Foundation, a training organization with an emphasis on public health and…

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As 2020 draws to a close, we need your support to continue our work at GrassROOTS Community Foundation.   We are a training organization with a focus on public health and social justice. Our work is becoming more relevant each day, particularly as we continue to battle a global pandemic and racial strife within the United States and abroad. GrassROOTS’ mission begins with girls and the environments that shape their lives, namely home and schools.   In 2021, we will…

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2020 Turkey Drive Challenge begins

For the past ten years, GrassROOTS has been providing necessary resources for families in need. This year, GrassROOTS will host #GiveThanks Turkey Giveaway events in Newark, New Jersey and Atlanta, Georgia.   Our New Jersey giving will go to residents of Newark. This includes students at Central High School and residents of Georgia King Village (GKV) in the West Ward of Newark.  GKV is a housing development in Newark, and home to a significant number of single, black mothers and their children. Almost…

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GiveThanks Save the Date

The pandemic has exacerbated food insecurity in America. One in nine Americans are food insecure. In 2018, more than 38 million people are lived in poverty in America. Four a family of four, that means earning just $25,000 per year. Additionally, in September more than 800,000 new claims for unemployment insurance. These numbers demonstrate the high level of distress that is pervasive among the society.   For the past ten years, GrassROOTS has responded to food insecurity in our communities…

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Public health data literacy course SUCCESS!

This summer GrassROOTS partnered with New York University School of Global Public Health to create a one of a kind public health data literacy course. We felt compelled to create this class because according to the 2020 social progress index: “The United States is #1 in the world in quality of universities but #91 in access to quality basic education”.  This makes a strong argument for introducing teaching younger to key social and health issues. Further, this piece of data…

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