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Roots, Rock, Run 5k returns

On May 30th, the morning of the Roots Picnic, we will host our annual R3 race. Roots, Rock, Run 5k training and race is GrassROOTS’ public health initiative aimed at bringing awareness of the importance of physical activity and living healthy lives.   In an effort to prepare for the race, we are hosting four “meet-ups”. Join us on Kelly Drive at 9:00am on April 11, April 18, May 2 and May 16.   Location: NEW THIS YEAR - Martin…

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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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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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Let’s Move It: Philly

Join the GrassROOTS Community Foundation as we come together to raise funds to develop a summer leadership camp for Black girls. This is the same camp that brought us girl changemakers like Marley Dias, Founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks. All proceeds to SuperCamp Philadelphia. For more about the camp click HERE. PARTY FOR A PURPOSE. A healthy girl is a return on your investment.   Music by Cosmo and Lean Wit It. 21+ only Chic dress. Bring a friend and expect some…

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Roots, Rock, Run 5k Philly Training

Roots, Rock, Run 5k Philly training with Leslie Marant Join us on March 24th at the Anna L. Lingelbach School, Germantown, PA R3 is a 10-week race training program that prepares community members to complete a 5k race. The #RootsRockRun5k race takes place on June 2nd at Anna L. Lingelbach School   Training Start time: 10:00am Training End time: 11:00am   Training program is from March 24th-May 25th   Cost: Free and open to the public   No RSVP necessary. Show up with sneakers…

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Open House for SuperCamp Philly

SuperCamp Philly Open House will be held after the Roots, Rock, Run training. Meet Marley Dias and other SuperGirls and learn more about our black girls leadership training program On spot interviewing available. To be held in the Auditorium of Anna Lane Lingelbach Elementary School   SuperCamp will be held from July 9th thru August 3rd. Final performance on August 4th.

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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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Roots, Rock, Run Community 5K Race Training

Come one, come all! Let’s reclaim our health and our communities. Join GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s public health initiative. Our free 10-week race training program begins Saturday, March 4 at 10am. Waterview Recreation Center 5826 McMahon St., Philadelphia, PA 19144. Run with us as a part of our public health and social action program. Coach Dawn Roberts and our team of volunteers will lead us on a fun wellness journey. No registration required. Walk. Run. Dance. Let’s Move Together.

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