Invest in Youth

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill speaking on the significance of young people being at the center of social change, and the importance of supporting organizations like GrassROOTS Community Foundation to strengthen and build communities.   Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is one of the leading intellectual voices in the country. He is the host of HuffPost Live and BET News, as well as a political contributor for CNN. He is also Distinguished Professor of African American Studies at Morehouse College.

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NJ 11-Year-Old Launches #1000BlackGirlBooks: Fox29

WTXF - 11-year-old Marley Dias, who was born in Philadelphia and lives in New Jersey, noticed recently that none of the books she was assigned at school featured anyone who looked like her.   So she responded by launching a book drive called #1000blackgirlbooks, with the goal of collecting 1,000 books featuring black female protagonists by the end of January. She plans to donate them to a library in Jamaica, with some of the books coming to Philadelphia as well.   Marley appeared on Good…

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Confident Girls Tee

GrassROOTS Super Camp is a summer leadership academy for girls of African ancestry. The Camp provides girls with leadership training and CONFIDENCE grounded in a sense of history and cultural understanding. We have produced these tee shirts to support our Super Camp Scholarship Fund.   SuperCamp Scholarship Fund   Each year GrassROOTS seeks to raise funds to support the work of SuperCamp. This wonderful and unique experience for girls of African descent is made possible through the generosity of GrassROOTS…

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End of Year Fundraising Campaign

WHO: GrassROOTS Community Foundation #GivingTuesday/End of Year Fundraising Campaign   GOAL: To raise $10,000 to provide general operating support for GrassROOTS .   WHAT: #Giving Tuesday is an international movement that celebrates charitable activities at the start of the holiday season. #GivingTuesday begins on Tuesday, December 1st (the Tuesday after Thanksgiving). #GivingTuesday will be the kick off of GrassROOTS’ end of the year fundraising campaign.   WHEN: GrassROOTS will announce the campaign on November 27th via an electronic newsletter and…

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