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2019 Turkey Drive Challenge begins

For the past nine years, GrassROOTS has been providing necessary resources for families in need. This year, GrassROOTS will host #GiveThanks Turkey Giveaway events in Newark, New Jersey and Atlanta, Georgia.   Our New Jersey giving will go to residents of Newark. This includes students at Central High School and residents of Georgia King Village (GKV) in the West Ward of Newark.  GKV is a housing development in Newark, and home to a significant number of single, black mothers and their children. Almost…

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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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Wellness Wednesday

Join us for Wellness Wednesdays with the SuperGirls   No sign-up necessary   12:15pm with Newark Yoga Movement Military Park Newark, New Jersey   Bring water and yoga mat For questions: info@grassrootscommunityfoundation.org

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Wellness Wednesdays

Join us for Wellness Wednesdays with the SuperGirls   No sign-up necessary   10:00am with Uzima Dance Fitness The Episcopal Church of St. Andrew and Holy Communion 160 South Orange Ave. South Orange, New Jersey 07079   Bring water and yoga mat For questions: info@grassrootscommunityfoundation.org

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End Period Poverty Video

About #EndPeriodPoverty   GrassROOTS has taken a global approach to the issue of period poverty. As us, we are collecting and donating sanitary supplies to girls in Newark, Jamaica, and Ghana.   This work is an imperative because across the world girls living in poverty will miss almost one third of a school year, simply because they menstruate. These are often the same girls who are eligible for free and reduced lunches. Therefore, because of the bias and stigma around…

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2018 Newark 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: Weequahic Park Track, 1 Thomas Carmichael Dr., Newark, NJ US 07114 Entry: Pre-registration available HERE. Until 5/20- $20, till race day $25 Race-day registration will be $30. First 25 online pre-registrants are free! (Use coupon code ‘R3Newark25’), please note you will NOT get a t-shirt when you use this promotion.  You can purchase a…

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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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Think F.A.S.T.E.R 2018

Think FASTER is a daylong 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.   We'll bring together 150 girl participants to meet with and learn from high-level executives from each of these fields.   Each of these women has been specifically selected because their narratives mirror the girls we serve. Through their dedication to leadership, commitment to justice and community,…

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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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Senior Dinner

On November 21st, GrassROOTS will host a dinner for elders living at Georgia King Village a housing development in the West Ward of Newark. We will provide a 4-course seated meal, music and entertainment by the SuperGirls. INDIVIDUALS CAN VOLUNTEER TO HELP SERVE ELDERS - CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER

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