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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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2017 R3: Roots, Rock, Run

WHAT? R3: Roots, Rock, Run 5k is GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s public health initiative to promote community wellness. Together we are reclaiming our health and our communities. R3 brings people together to run, walk, dance and move together. It’s a celebration!! Proceeds from the 5k race goes to fund to our out-of-school time wellness and leadership programs in Philadelphia.

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HealthCare Fellows Program

RWJBarnabas and GrassROOTS collaborate to develop HealthCare Fellows Program GrassROOTS Community Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of its “HealthCare Fellows Program.”  For the summer of 2017, GrassROOTS will work in collaboration with RWJBarnabas to begin the development of a pipeline program for Black girls in healthcare. Extending from the traditional STEM framework, girls will learn about the business and policy practices in the implementation and operation of a healthcare system.   Healthcare will be the largest industry in…

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SuperGirls Society Applications are Now Open

The purpose of the SuperGirls Society (SGS) is to support the health and wellbeing of Black girls, foster sisterhood, and to serve as an example of Black girl excellence. SGS is a branch of the GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s SuperCamp program. Based on the four principles of Maat: Truth, Order, Balance, and Reciprocity — this unique association provides a safe community space for public health and social action programming for girls of African descent.   SuperGirls Society realizes the importance of…

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