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International Day of the Woman

International Day of the Woman gives us an opportunity to honor women who enhance our joy and our liberty.   GrassROOTS celebrates two hardworking Supermoms who inspire our girls and embody our work.   There are so many stories like these so we encourage each of you to watch these videos, then handwrite a letter and read it to a woman in your life. Call her or send a video to tell her how she helps to enhance your joy…

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Annual SuperCamp and SuperGirls Society Scholarship Drive

Join GrassROOTS’ Annual SuperGirls Society Scholarship Drive to support our work of training black girl leaders in New Jersey & Philadelphia. Your generous donations make this work possible. Thank you for investing in the leaders of tomorrow TODAY!   SuperCamp: Summer Intensive Leadership Training Experience For the past 9 years, GrassROOTS Community Foundation has trained 60+ black girls at SuperCamp, the summer intensive leadership training program where our SuperGirls learn the foundation of becoming changemakers.     SuperCamp started with…

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GSK invests in developing SuperGirls

GSK Consumer Healthcare Investment in Development of GrassROOTS’ SuperGirls   The GSK Consumer Healthcare Partnership Since the inaugural year of SuperCamp in 2011, GSK Consumer Healthcare has been a foundational investor in the GrassROOTS Community Foundation (GCF). That investment has continued till today. Whether through fiscal donations by individual employees, professional development from GSK volunteers and grants sponsored by the Women Leadership Initiative and the African American Alliance, GSK has contributed significantly to the pipeline of girl leaders. The returns…

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2018 Turkey Challenge begins

For the past eight 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. In previous years we have partnered with the City of Newark and…

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SuperGirls Society (SGS) monthly leadership meeting

SuperGirls Society (SGS) monthly leadership meeting. Led by SGS President Marley Dias, Vice President Tori Fergus and Secretary Amina Anekwe Available for viewing on GCF YouTube. SGS is GrassROOTS Community Foundation leadership development program for black girls. Girls discuss current topics, review books, learn leadership skills including public speaking and parliamentary procedures. Any questions can be directed to SGS Director, Sherille Raymond, sraymond@grassrootscommunityfoundation.org

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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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SuperGirls Society (SGS) monthly leadership meeting

SuperGirls Society (SGS) monthly leadership meeting. Led by SGS President Marley Dias, Vice President Tori Fergus and Secretary Amina Anekwe Available for viewing on GCF YouTube. SGS is GrassROOTS Community Foundation leadership development program for black girls. Girls discuss current topics, review books, learn leadership skills including public speaking and parliamentary procedures. Any questions can be directed to SGS Director, Sherille Raymond, sraymond@grassrootscommunityfoundation.org

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