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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Green Ribbon Week

GrassROOTS SuperGirls launch Green Ribbon Week Campaign to promote positive mental health of youth.   The goal of Green Ribbon Week campaign is to promote positive mental health for youth by encouraging healthy behaviors that can prevent and/or reduce risk factors for mental disorder.   In 2017 GrassROOTS Community Foundation (GrassROOTS) collaborated with RWJBarnabas to develop the Healthcare Fellows, a pipeline of black girl leaders in healthcare. The fellowship extends beyond the traditional STEM framework to teach girls about the business, policy, implementation…

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SuperCamp Showcase

This year’s SuperCamp theme is MOBILIZATION.   SuperGirls learned about four key areas of mobilization for people of African descent: the African experience on the continent as well as the Abolitionist, Voting Rights/Suffrage, the Civil Rights and Black Lives Matter movement in the US. They learned about the ways in which activists define the social issues, raised awareness, build coalitions, developed strategies as well as the way we have implemented and monitored success in an effort to move toward sustainable change. More specifically, SuperGirls studied African and African American History,…

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GrassROOTS No To Sugar Challenge 2018

Join the #GCFSugarPledge.   WHY?   According to medical and public health officials, excessive intake of sugar can negatively impact our minds and our bodies. At GrassROOTS we are devoted to promoting and supporting wellness by helping our community members eat healthier and move more. We are also committed to sharing information that helps us all live and longer healthier lives. In so doing we hope to reduce the incidences of obesity and optimize well-being. For these reasons, we are…

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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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SuperCamp Philly Program Director

Job Summary: GrassROOTS Community Foundation (GCF) is a public health and social action organization. Our mission is to create a world where all girls grow up to be healthy women.  Using social science and public health research, GrassROOTS develops place-based community wellness programs and initiatives for women and girls, particularly those who represent vulnerable populations; we do so because these individuals and their communities often bear the burdens of health and economic challenges. In practice, we train and develop women…

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Program Fellow

Job Summary: GrassROOTS Community Foundation (GCF) is a public health and social action organization. Our mission is to create a world where all girls grow up to be healthy women.  Using social science and public health research, GrassROOTS develops place-based community wellness programs and initiatives for women and girls, particularly those who represent vulnerable populations; we do so because these individuals and their communities often bear the burdens of health and economic challenges. In practice, we train and develop women…

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Think F.A.S.T Conference Promo Video

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.

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Invest in Black Girls Leadership Training

After years of success in New Jersey and a short pilot in Philadelphia, GrassROOTS Community Foundation is ready to expand our girls leadership training model. We are seeking your support to develop more black girl changemakers.   Support black girl leadership in New Jersey and Philly by donating today!!   SuperCamp: The Leadership Training Experience  For 8 years, we have trained 50+ black girls at SuperCamp, the summer intensive leadership training program where our SuperGirls learn the foundation of becoming changemakers.  …

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