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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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Quantitative Public Health Data Literacy Training – Video

This summer GrassROOTS Community Foundation and New York University School of Global Public Health collaborated on a free 4-week quantitative public health data literacy bootcamp for high school and undergraduate students. The course introduces students to R (available free) and Stata (free 1-month licenses provided to participants).   Twenty-six national and international scholars of color whose work employs quantitative methodology welcomed the students to the course.   This welcome video highlights these scholars and makes the case for why quantitative…

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Day 3 of #EndPeriodPoverty Ghana

On Day 3, the GrassROOTS team and members of the Rotary flew to Tamale.   We visited the Zosiimli Girls Junior High School in Tamale, Ghana. We distributed 3 months supply of  sanitary napkins to 250 girls. We also donated and black girl books donated from the #1000blackgirlbooks collection. This work is done in collaboration with the Rotary of Accra-Airport City

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Day 1 of #EndPeriodPoverty Ghana

In 2019, GrassROOTS members have provided over 50,000 sanitary napkins to 1000 girls in the US, Jamaica and Ghana—yet that is not enough.  1 in 4 girls will miss school each year because they do not have the supplies necessary to have a healthy period. Grassroots Community Foundation joins Rotary Club in Accra City, Ghana

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End Period Poverty Video

About #EndPeriodPoverty   GrassROOTS has taken a global approach to the issue of period poverty. As us, we are collecting and donating sanitary supplies to girls in Newark, Jamaica, and Ghana.   This work is an imperative because across the world girls living in poverty will miss almost one third of a school year, simply because they menstruate. These are often the same girls who are eligible for free and reduced lunches. Therefore, because of the bias and stigma around…

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GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s Think F.A.S.T.E.R Conference

It was held on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Essex County College in Newark, NJ. This one of a kind convening that brings together high school and college girls from New Jersey focuses on offering strategies for how girls can succeed in Finance, Arts, Science, Technology, Engineering and Research.   Girl participants had an opportunity to meet with high-level executives from each of these fields. Each of these women investor has been specifically selected because their narratives mirror the girls we…

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