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SuperCamp 2020 Volunteers

If you would like to get involved and make a difference in the lives of young girls, below are some areas of need. Fill out the form on this page and let us know what you are interested in supporting our summer leadership academy for girls of African ancestry.   SuperCamp operates from July 6th thru July 31st All volunteers must complete a criminal and sexual abuse background check. CPR/AED Training is not required but is a bonus.    Lead…

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GCF goes global

From New Jersey to Haiti, Jamaica and Ghana, GrassROOTS work has expanded beyond the United States.   In June 2019, SuperGirl Olivia’s project and JetBlue brought us to Haiti to support orphaned youth and students. Additionally, we have amplified our efforts to increase educational opportunities for girls. GCF Team members  made several trips to Jamaica and a seminal trip to Ghana.   In collaboration with  Uzima Dance Fitness in Newark, Her Flow Foundation in Jamaica and the Rotary of Accra-Airport…

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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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College and Graduate Student Training and Internships

GrassROOTS Community Foundation is a public health and social action organization.   We train girls to become civic leaders and change agents regardless of their field of interests. To meet this goal, we work with and support organizations and individuals who share and live our values.   Below you will find an outline of our core principles and the ways in which we operationalize these values.   Please read the GrassROOTS Community Foundation Principles document HERE.   AREAS OF INTERNSHIP…

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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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Turkey GiveAway

Proceeds from the Turkey competition and gala allow us to provide a turkey along with organic fruits and vegetables for families during the holiday. Each year we make it our goal to provide a complete and healthy meal for all those who sign up that they are in need of support. While Georgia King Village has and remains a core priority, GrassROOTS also serves other institutions that reach out to us for support. In the past we have provided to…

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Day of Service

We are greater together. On May 20th join us in Philly as we beautify the neighborhood that gives so much to us. We will celebrate a great community and honor their contributions to improving our lives. Waterview Recreation Center has been serving the community since 1912. Grab your gloves, broom, children and friends and help us give back. Day of service begins at 10:00am with a short community fun run. Music by DJ Scotty Nevers and plenty of snacks for…

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Volunteers Needed for Day of Service

Join GrassROOTS Community Foundation on Saturday, May 20th as we give back to the neighborhood that gives so much for us. We will celebrate a great community and honor its contributions to improving our lives. Waterview Recreation Center has been serving the community since 1912.   Grab your gloves, broom, children and friends and help us give back for a day of service at for Waterview Recreation Center, 5256 McMahon Street, Philadelphia, PA. Day of service begins at 10:00am with…

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