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Winter Wellness Cooking Workshops

Join us December 28th  - December 30th as we teach the fundamentals of preparing healthy, easy and delicious meals. Over the 3 days girls will make their own Afro-Latin holiday dishes and other tasty afterschool snacks. Each day, caregivers will get a chance to be tastemasters. No cooking and lots of eating with no clean up--adults this is a gift for you. On the final day, we will have a pre-New Year's Day party. Live DJ with plenty of food…

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Roots, Rock, Run 5K in Newark Results and Pics

“Let’s get together and feel alright” is the slogan for GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s 1st Roots, Rock, Run 5K in Newark, New Jersey, on October 1, 2016. Despite the inclement weather, the race had over 150 runners and walkers at Weequahic Park in the city’s South Ward.   The energy of the largely Black audience was electric.  Community members gathered to get their numbers, dance, and move outside. We started with an energetic warm up Zumba session with Lisa Charles of…

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Wellness Coach: Sexual Health Germantown, Philadelphia

In your role, you will work with girls to increase their body confidence and to provide scientifically accurate information about their development and well-being. As a coach, you will also work closely with the girls, their families, and the community to execute social action work in their community. In addition, the coach will collaborate with their fellow coaches as well as with The GrassROOTS team President, Program, Partnership and Research Team.
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Wellness Coach: Physical Health LEAVES Germantown, Philadelphia

In your role as Physical Health Wellness Coach will be responsible for facilitating health and wellness workshops and for helping youth achieve the highest level of wellness. You will support girls in eating well by increasing their intake of food and vegetables and reducing their intake of excessive artificial sugar and processed foods; you will also participate and encourage their ongoing and daily movement and physical activity. As a Physical Health Coach, you are an ambassador who will work closely with the girls, their families, and the community to execute social action work in their community. In addition, the coach will collaborate with their fellow coaches as well as with The GrassROOTS team President, Program, Partnership and Research Team.
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Wellness Coach: Mental Health Germantown, Philadelphia

In this role as Mental Health Wellness Coach, you will be responsible for facilitating group conversations with girls. Additionally, you will support girls’ confidence and self-efficacy, teach ally-building skills, facilitate group and individual connections as well as help girls access resources that improve their life chances. Moreover, you will work closely with the girls, their families, and the community to execute social action work in their community. All coaches will collaborate with their fellow coaches as well as with The GrassROOTS team President, Program, Partnership and Research Team.
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Wellness Coach: Economics of Health Germantown, Philadelphia

Economics of Health Coach will be responsible for facilitating health and wellness workshops and for helping youth achieve the highest level of wellness. More specifically, the coach will inform and support girls’ understanding of the key social and environmental factors that influence their wellbeing, introduce them with the interconnections between the economic environment and their health behavior and status. As a coach, you will also work closely with the girls, their families, and the community to execute social action work in their community. In addition, the coach will collaborate with their fellow coaches as well as with The GrassROOTS team President, Program, Partnership and Research Team.
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Get Ready for Roots, Rock, Run 5K

Join GrassROOTS Community Foundation on Saturday, October 1st, 9am at Weequachic Park (Meeker Street entrance) for Roots, Rock, Run 5K community walk/run.   Roots, Rock, Run is an interactive, fun, neighborhood-based health promotion event that aims to reclaim impoverished neighborhood spaces for health. The event raises awareness of the importance of physical activity and healthier living, and raises funds to support programs and organizations that make healthier living a priority for impoverished women and girls. Hear from Mayor Ras J.…

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Roots, Rock, Run Fun Run

On Sunday, September 25th the GrassROOTS Community Foundation in collaboration with the Newark YMCA presents a Fun Run led by Lisa Morgan, Newark Hall of Famer, Team USA World Junior Championship Coach. Youth and their families across the city will meet at the Newark YMCA at 9am to run to Military Park and back. There will be prizes for youth, and as with all GrassROOTS programs we will have a dance contest.  It’s free and open to all.  No registration required.…

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