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SuperCamp 2020 Volunteers

If you would like to get involved and make a difference in the lives of young girls, below are some areas of need. Fill out the form on this page and let us know what you are interested in supporting our summer leadership academy for girls of African ancestry.   SuperCamp operates from July 6th thru July 31st All volunteers must complete a criminal and sexual abuse background check. CPR/AED Training is not required but is a bonus.    Lead…

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Roots, Rock, Run 5k returns

On May 30th, the morning of the Roots Picnic, we will host our annual R3 race. Roots, Rock, Run 5k training and race is GrassROOTS’ public health initiative aimed at bringing awareness of the importance of physical activity and living healthy lives.   In an effort to prepare for the race, we are hosting four “meet-ups”. Join us on Kelly Drive at 9:00am on April 11, April 18, May 2 and May 16.   Location: NEW THIS YEAR - Martin…

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Protect the Democracy by Voting

Social Justice Dialogue The right to vote is one of the key democratic markers of inclusion in a democracy. Significant structural obstacles have been put in place to obstruct and/or suppress people’s access to and engage in this democratic process.   We are therefore providing you with additional information to ensure that you can exercise your rights. Below is a link that will provide you with voter registration deadline by state: https://www.vote.org/voter-registration-deadlines/   #protectthedemocracy #vote   Feeling under-informed about the…

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Greek series sweatshirts for sale

African and African-American communities have a deeply rooted philanthropic culture, and this tradition extends to Black Greek-letter organizations. This tradition is grounded in the idea that “strangers” become family and community members.   This year, we received unprecedented support from members of Greek organizations. We honor them and this tradition with the limited-edition Greek Hoddie series, representing the Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta and Alpha Kappa Alpha.

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Families in New Jersey and Georgia are the real winners of the #TurkeyChallenge

Mona Scott-Young is the undisputed champion of the GrassROOTS Turkey Challenge beating board members, Lisa Maxwell and Dr. Janice Johnson. But the real winners are the hundreds of families who received healthy meals this holiday season.   Funds raised by the competitive turkey challenge allowed GrassROOTS to purchase 20lb turkeys, organic fruit and veggies for families at Georgia King Village in Newark and QLS Gardens in Atlanta.   For pictures of the GrassROOTS Give Back events go to: Georgia King…

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Advocate for Girls Honorees 2019

On Saturday November 16, 2019 we will honored a group of thoughtful and dedicated community change agents. This year we are celebrating 3 women educators who are Advocates for Girls. Join us at our Give Thanks event as we elevate those around us who are the change we want to see in the world.     Meet Dr. Antoinette Ellis-Williams—Advocate for Girls Honoree 2019.   Dr. Antoinette Ellis-Williams graduated from Seton Hall, with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She…

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#GreenRibbonWeek Update

#GreenRibbonWeek—a SuperGirl lead public health initiative aimed at supporting youth mental health—was a raging success.   Throughout the week of September 14th, adults and youth showed their commitment to supporting positive mental health for youth.   Adults at Mastercard and GlaxoSmithKline donned their green and posted online.   Youth at Kelly Elementary School, Roosevelt Middle School, and West Orange High School flooded the hallways with their green.   West Orange High School and Central High School in Newark held yoga…

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2019 Turkey Drive Challenge begins

For the past nine years, GrassROOTS has been providing necessary resources for families in need. This year, GrassROOTS will host #GiveThanks Turkey Giveaway events in Newark, New Jersey and Atlanta, Georgia.   Our New Jersey giving will go to residents of Newark. This includes students at Central High School and residents of Georgia King Village (GKV) in the West Ward of Newark.  GKV is a housing development in Newark, and home to a significant number of single, black mothers and their children. Almost…

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Green Ribbon Week

Join the GrassROOTS SuperGirls’ public health initiative #Green Ribbon Week - a campaign to promote positive mental health of youth.   #GreenRibbonWeek is September 9-13th   The campaign goals are: For YOUTH: Educate yourself and youth around you about ways to maintain good mental health. Model ways for peers to adopt daily healthy lifestyles within their communities, especially their schools and homes.   For ADULTS: Encourage adults to engage in practices that facilitate dialogue with young people. Provide examples for…

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Wellness Wednesday

Join us for Wellness Wednesdays with the SuperGirls   No sign-up necessary   12:15pm with Newark Yoga Movement Military Park Newark, New Jersey   Bring water and yoga mat For questions: info@grassrootscommunityfoundation.org

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