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Think F.A.S.T: Girls Succeeding in Finance, Arts, Science and Technology

Over 100 people attended GrassROOTS’ conference Think F.A.S.T: Girls Succeeding in Finance, Arts, Science and Technology at Central High School in Newark, New Jersey. The convening brought together New Jersey high school girls and their caregivers to identify, meet and learn from women of color in Fortune 500 companies who are innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders in finance, arts, science and technology.   Guests heard from 13 women panelists who shared personal accounts of their journey to achieving success in these…

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2016 Give Thanks Benefit Gala

GrassROOTS, Mona Scott-Young, CEO, Monami Entertainment and Marley Dias, Founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks hosted the 5th Annual Give Thanks Benefits Gala, to raise funds to support GrassROOTS’ work in New Jersey.   This year’s Give Thanks honored three Wellness Warriors. Women who despite of their own mental health challenges have shown great courage in the face of their own devastating health challenges but continue to selflessly give back to their communities. We also recognized Volunteer of the Year, Sherille Raymond who…

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Roots, Rock, Run 5K in Newark Results and Pics

“Let’s get together and feel alright” is the slogan for GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s 1st Roots, Rock, Run 5K in Newark, New Jersey, on October 1, 2016. Despite the inclement weather, the race had over 150 runners and walkers at Weequahic Park in the city’s South Ward.   The energy of the largely Black audience was electric.  Community members gathered to get their numbers, dance, and move outside. We started with an energetic warm up Zumba session with Lisa Charles of…

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Join Our Turkey Challenge

For the past six 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. This year we have partnered with the City of Newark and the…

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Get Ready for Roots, Rock, Run 5K

Join GrassROOTS Community Foundation on Saturday, October 1st, 9am at Weequachic Park (Meeker Street entrance) for Roots, Rock, Run 5K community walk/run.   Roots, Rock, Run is an interactive, fun, neighborhood-based health promotion event that aims to reclaim impoverished neighborhood spaces for health. The event raises awareness of the importance of physical activity and healthier living, and raises funds to support programs and organizations that make healthier living a priority for impoverished women and girls. Hear from Mayor Ras J.…

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