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Give Thanks for Girls Benefit Gala 2017 – Video

The purpose of the Give Thanks for Girls Benefit Gala honors black girls who have demonstrated through their actions in the community high levels of integrity, academic excellence and ingenuity.   Proceeds from the event goes to supporting the GrassROOTS Community Foundation efforts in developing girl changemakers.   This year’s national honorees are: Marsai Martin of ABC’s Black-ish;, Haile Thomas, The Happy Organization and Mikaila Ulmer, Me and The Bees Lemonade.   Click HERE for full details

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Join Our 2017 Turkey Challenge

For the past seven 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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Food4Life Summit

On September 30th, SuperGirl Huntar launches her social action project titled Food4Life Summit. This food justice event aims to educate youth 10-15 years old on the importance of making healthy food choices even in difficult situations.   Open to all, this family-friendly summit offers a chance to learn the truth about the foods we eat.   Supported by Disney Summer of Service, the summit takes place in coordination with GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s public health initiative #rootsrockrun5k-https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Newark/RootsRockRun5KNewark   Participants will compete for prizes in…

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HealthCare Fellows Program

This summer SuperCamp introduced a groundbreaking program for LEAVES girls, the HealthCare Fellows Program in partnership with RWJBarnabas Health. Over four weeks LEAVES SuperGirls (grades 5-8) interned at five designated work sites within the RWJBarnabas System including Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.   The long term goals of the fellowship program were to help to decrease healthcare’s influence on health disparities; Increase secondary educational achievement for girls; and support community infrastructure. Immediate goals were to…

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Black Girl Book Club at the YMCA in Newark

GrassROOTS Community Foundation SuperCamp NJ in conjunction with Marley Dias’ #1000blackgirlbooks campaign present   Black Girl Book Club at the YMCA in Newark Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Join us for reading and conversation.   Bring a book where the black girl is the main character. We will talk about the book and discuss common themes.   3:15 pm-4:00 pm   YMCA Newark 600 Broad Street Newark, NJ 07102…

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Black Girl Book Club at the YMCA in Newark

GrassROOTS Community Foundation SuperCamp NJ in conjunction with Marley Dias’ #1000blackgirlbooks campaign present   Black Girl Book Club at the YMCA in Newark Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Join us for reading and conversation. Open to kids K thru 8. Bring a book where the black girl is the main character. We will talk about the book and discuss common themes.   3:15 pm-4:00 pm   YMCA Newark 600…

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Black Girl Book Club at the YMCA in Newark

GrassROOTS Community Foundation SuperCamp NJ in conjunction with Marley Dias’ #1000blackgirlbooks campaign present   Black Girl Book Club at the YMCA in Newark Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Join us for reading and conversation. Open to kids K thru 8. Bring a book where the black girl is the main character. We will talk about the book and discuss common themes.   3:15 pm-4:00 pm   YMCA Newark 600…

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Black Girl Book Club at the YMCA in Newark

GrassROOTS Community Foundation SuperCamp NJ in conjunction with Marley Dias’ #1000blackgirlbooks campaign present   Black Girl Book Club at the YMCA in Newark Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Join us for reading and conversation. Bring a book where the black girl is the main character. We will talk about the book and discuss common themes.   3:15 pm-4:00 pm   YMCA Newark 600 Broad Street Newark, NJ 07102  …

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City of Plainfield Hosted Plainfield High School Students in a One-Day “Youth Take Over”

Plainfield, NJ - May 31, 2017- The City of Plainfield and the GrassROOTS Community Foundation recently hosted a Youth Take Over Day of City Hall involving almost 40 students from Plainfield High School.   The one-day event served to educate, promote civic engagement, and expose the students to career opportunities in public service.   The students were taken by bus from Plainfield High School to City Hall where they met Mayor Adrian O. Mapp and over thirty Department and Division heads from the City administration team. They had breakfast with their adult mentors and  had the opportunity to work with their mentors throughout the day and get a firsthand…

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