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GiveThanks 2022

Give Thanks

GrassROOTS Community Foundation in partnership with Uzima Dance Fitness and Kindred The Family Soul are uniting once more to #GiveThanks.   TeamTia + TeamLisa + TeamAja + TeamJanice are united to = TeamGive.   Collaboratively, we are raising $20,000 to support girls, women and families in Newark, Philadelphia and Boston.   Funds raised will provide meals for elders and community members at Georgia King Village, Newark, NJ;  families in Philadelphia, PA who are food-insecure and domestic violence survivors in Boston, MA…

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SuperCamp 2020 (Virtual)

The same camp that trained SuperGirl Marley Dias, founder of the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign, is now accepting applicants. If you live in and around Essex County, New Jersey, you are eligible to apply for our SuperGirlsSociety (SGS) and our summer academy SuperCamp.   SGS is a family-based yearlong leadership development program for girls of African descent and their caregiving circle. This sisterhood and service group provides training in African and African-American history, public speaking, mental, sexual and physical health as well as…

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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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End Period Poverty in Newark NJ

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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Support #WhatOrphansWant

Join SuperGirl Olivia in granting the wishes of children in Haiti. Using the power of song, we are raising funds to help children in Haiti.   About this Event There are more than 32,000 orphaned youth living in Haiti, more than anywhere in North America, do not always get what they wish. Most of these children became orphans after the 2010 earthquake, placed in orphanages by their parents to keep them alive. Others are in orphanages because their family members…

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SuperCamp Application for girls 1st-5th grade is now open (Summer 2019)

The same camp that trained SuperGirl Marley Dias is now accepting applicants. Applications for our leadership development program are open. If you live in the City of Philadelphia and Essex County, New Jersey, you are eligible to apply for our SuperGirlsSociety (SGS).  SGS is a family-based yearlong leadership development program that works with girls of African descent and their caregiving circle. This unique association provides public health and social action programming with an emphasis on sisterhood and service.   This…

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SuperCamp Showcase

This year’s SuperCamp theme is MOBILIZATION.   SuperGirls learned about four key areas of mobilization for people of African descent: the African experience on the continent as well as the Abolitionist, Voting Rights/Suffrage, the Civil Rights and Black Lives Matter movement in the US. They learned about the ways in which activists define the social issues, raised awareness, build coalitions, developed strategies as well as the way we have implemented and monitored success in an effort to move toward sustainable change. More specifically, SuperGirls studied African and African American History,…

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GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s Think F.A.S.T.E.R Conference

It was held on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Essex County College in Newark, NJ. This one of a kind 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.   Girl participants had an opportunity to meet with high-level executives from each of these fields. Each of these women investor has been specifically selected because their narratives mirror the girls we…

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SuperCamp application for girls 1st-8th grade is now open (Summer 2018)

The same camp that trained SuperGirl Marley Dias is now accepting applicants. Applications for our leadership development program are open. If you live in the City of Philadelphia and Essex County, New Jersey, you are eligible to apply for our SuperGirlsSociety (SGS).  SGS is a family-based yearlong leadership development program that works with black girls (1st thru 8th grade) and their caregiving circle. This unique association provides public health and social action programming with an emphasis on sisterhood and service.…

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