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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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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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2018 Philly Roots Rock Run 5K

Race Purpose: 5K community walk/run and 1 mile walk to support the development of SuperGirls Society (SGS) and an intensive leadership camp for Black Girls titled “SuperCamp” Location: Anna Lane Lingelbach Elementary School, Wayne Ave and Johnson Street, Germantown, Philadelphia. Entry: Pre-registration at Bryn Mawr Racing Company. Until 3/31- $25, till race day $35 Race-day registration will be $40. First 25 online pre-registrants are free! (Use coupon code 'rootsrock25'), please note you will NOT get a t-shirt when you use this promotion.  You can…

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Think F.A.S.T.E.R 2018

Think FASTER is a daylong 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.   We'll bring together 150 girl participants to meet with and learn from high-level executives from each of these fields.   Each of these women has been specifically selected because their narratives mirror the girls we serve. Through their dedication to leadership, commitment to justice and community,…

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Let’s Move It: Philly

Join the GrassROOTS Community Foundation as we come together to raise funds to develop a summer leadership camp for Black girls. This is the same camp that brought us girl changemakers like Marley Dias, Founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks. All proceeds to SuperCamp Philadelphia. For more about the camp click HERE. PARTY FOR A PURPOSE. A healthy girl is a return on your investment.   Music by Cosmo and Lean Wit It. 21+ only Chic dress. Bring a friend and expect some…

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Roots, Rock, Run 5k Philly Training

Roots, Rock, Run 5k Philly training with Leslie Marant Join us on March 24th at the Anna L. Lingelbach School, Germantown, PA R3 is a 10-week race training program that prepares community members to complete a 5k race. The #RootsRockRun5k race takes place on June 2nd at Anna L. Lingelbach School   Training Start time: 10:00am Training End time: 11:00am   Training program is from March 24th-May 25th   Cost: Free and open to the public   No RSVP necessary. Show up with sneakers…

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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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Senior Dinner

On November 21st, GrassROOTS will host a dinner for elders living at Georgia King Village a housing development in the West Ward of Newark. We will provide a 4-course seated meal, music and entertainment by the SuperGirls. INDIVIDUALS CAN VOLUNTEER TO HELP SERVE ELDERS - CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER

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