Annual SuperCamp and SuperGirls Society Scholarship Drive

Join GrassROOTS’ Annual SuperGirls Society Scholarship Drive to support our work of training black girl leaders in New Jersey & Philadelphia. Your generous donations make this work possible. Thank you for investing in the leaders of tomorrow TODAY!   SuperCamp: Summer Intensive Leadership Training Experience For the past 9 years, GrassROOTS Community Foundation has trained 60+ black girls at SuperCamp, the summer intensive leadership training program where our SuperGirls learn the foundation of becoming changemakers.     SuperCamp started with…

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GSK invests in developing SuperGirls

GSK Consumer Healthcare Investment in Development of GrassROOTS’ SuperGirls   The GSK Consumer Healthcare Partnership Since the inaugural year of SuperCamp in 2011, GSK Consumer Healthcare has been a foundational investor in the GrassROOTS Community Foundation (GCF). That investment has continued till today. Whether through fiscal donations by individual employees, professional development from GSK volunteers and grants sponsored by the Women Leadership Initiative and the African American Alliance, GSK has contributed significantly to the pipeline of girl leaders. The returns…

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SuperCamp Application for girls 1st-5th grade is now open (Summer 2019)

The same camp that trained SuperGirl Marley Dias is now accepting applicants. Applications for our leadership development program are open. If you live in the City of Philadelphia and Essex County, New Jersey, you are eligible to apply for our SuperGirlsSociety (SGS).  SGS is a family-based yearlong leadership development program that works with girls of African descent and their caregiving circle. This unique association provides public health and social action programming with an emphasis on sisterhood and service.   This…

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Help Us End Period Poverty

Girls in poverty will miss almost one third of a school year, simply because they are a girl. Thirty-seven states tax girls and women for period products.   As early as age 9, the majority of girls will begin menstruation. This launch into womanhood constitutes many changes to their lives. For girls with meager and limited resources menstruation introduces new and more stressful financial burdens. The consequences of which can impede their educational achievements. The effects are compounded for those…

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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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