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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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Dr. Janice Johnson Dias Speaks

Join GrassROOTS President, Dr. Janice Johnson Dias in Philadelphia and New Jersey for conversations of health equity and undoing racism.   Philadelphia, PA : March 17th  The Health Justice Summit will bring together community advocates, organizations, faith leaders and professionals in the fields of health, nutrition & fitness, to address some of the issues of systemic injustice that negatively impact the health of our communities.   Montclair, New Jersey: March 18th Dr. Johnson Dias will present on how institutional racism and economic inequality create and…

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Dr. Janice Johnson Dias Speaking at Health Justice Summit

Join GrassROOTS President, Dr. Janice Johnson Dias in Philadelphia and New Jersey for conversations of health equity and undoing racism.   Philadelphia, PA : March 17th  The Health Justice Summit will bring together community advocates, organizations, faith leaders and professionals in the fields of health, nutrition & fitness, to address some of the issues of systemic injustice that negatively impact the health of our communities.   Montclair, New Jersey: March 18th Dr. Johnson Dias will present on how institutional racism and economic inequality create and…

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Roots Rock Run 5k Newark

5K community walk/run and 1 mile walk to support GrassROOTS Community Foundation (GCF) wellness and public health initiatives in New Jersey. Led by Olympic runner Miki Barber, Director of Bloomfield Track and Field Programs, Coach Lisa Morgan, and Dupre “DoItAll” Kelly of 211 Community Impact and Lords of the Underground. September 30th. Beautiful Weequahic Park Track, 1 Thomas Carmichael Dr., Newark, NJ Registration opens at 8:00am, Come early!! It’s a party. Take selfies! Jam to some live reggae by Jah…

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5th Annual R3: Roots, Rock Run 5k Race

GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s fifth annual R3: Roots, Rock Run 5k race was held on Saturday, June 3rd. Nearly 400 women, men, and children came out to the Anna L. Lingelbach School in Germantown to enjoy the interactive and fun morning of family wellness activities. The event provided something for everyone including free giveaways, music, and medals. The three top winners ran an average of 20.79 minutes. They each received race medals and the top two winners received tickets to the…

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