Each year caregivers are "encouraged" to participate in SuperCamp final performance. This year they received voice training from vocalist Nolong Bullock. Twice a week, they practiced their selected songs. This video represents the compilation of their hard work. We are grateful for the bravery and truly value their voices.
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…
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
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
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…
Our summer leadership program for girls of African descent
In the summer of 2017, GrassROOTS Community Foundation in partnership with RWJFBarnabas participate in the Healthcare Fellows Program. RWJBarnabas provided 32-Hours (combined) “Introduction to Healthcare” Fellowship Rotation. Girls completed 5 rotations in the following divisions: Marketing Pharmacy Social Work Technology Government Policy
SuperCamp is the intensive leadership training experience of the GrassROOTS Community Foundation SuperGirls Society. The program has been in operation since summer 2011. The training program focuses on building self-efficacy, confidence, sisterhood and a dedication to service.
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…
Less than 15 percent of women of color are employed in management, business, and financial operations occupations. Yet, the new global marketplace demands their innovation and leadership. Think F.A.S.T Conference: Girls Succeeding in FINANCE, ARTS, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY is daylong event that offers high school and college girls the chance to learn from women of color leaders with who have demonstrated innovation, entrepreneurship, ingenuity and leadership in the top growing industries. Please visit our event page for upcoming conference.