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  • TGP Welcomes Program Coordinators, Treniyyah Anderson and Lara Negrón Ocasio
    TGP Welcomes Program Coordinators, Treniyyah Anderson and Lara Negrón Ocasio
    The Grassroot Project is thrilled to announce two new staff members, Treniyyah Anderson and Lara Negrón Ocasio. Treniyyah and Lara will be TGP’s first ever Program Coordinators as the organization plans for a return to in person programs this fall and continues to grow exponentially in DC! They will seek to both increase the quality of TGP programming in middle
  • Supporter Spotlight – Lavar Curley Goes the Distance to Support The Grassroot Project
    Supporter Spotlight – Lavar Curley Goes the Distance to Support The Grassroot Project
    This month, we are excited to introduce Lavar Curley on the TGP blog. Lavar is a DC resident who initially learned about our work when he was searching for a charity to support as part of the Marine Corps Marathon Charity Partners program. Lavar has run multiple races to support us, and he has gone out of his way to
  • TGP Welcomes Dylan Wolfe and Elijah Murphy
    TGP Welcomes Dylan Wolfe and Elijah Murphy
    The Grassroot Project is thrilled to welcome Elijah Murphy as the newest curriculum development intern and Dylan Wolfe as TGP’s Digital Communication Manager. “TGP is student-athlete centered to its core, the organization has been sustained for more than a decade because of the incredible work of student-athletes going above and beyond their sport & school work. Now, we have the
  • Pride 2020
    Pride 2020
    As the month of June and Pride celebrations conclude, tomorrow, June 27th, will be the formal celebration of Global Pride. Pride is a celebration of progress, diversity, and visibility of the LGBTQ+ community. Pride allows individuals to have a platform to voice the needs and rights of LGBTQ+ people, and now more than ever, it reminds us of the origins
  • What is Juneteenth? A Brief History and its Present Day Implications
    What is Juneteenth? A Brief History and its Present Day Implications
    Every year on June 19th, Black communities celebrate Black culture, music, art, and reflect on the shared history and ongoing fight for racial justice and equity. Today marks the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth. June 19th, coined Juneteenth, is the holiday commemorating the effective end to slavery in the United States. Juneteenth comes from the combination of "June" and "nineteenth", the
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
    Mental Health Awareness Month
    Written and Illustrated by Niambi White About the author and illustrator: Niambi (“Nene”) is a high school senior at Theodore Roosevelt High School and intern with The Grassroot Project through our Urban Alliance partnership.  Niambi is a self taught artist and her dream is to be a children’s book illustrator or a tattoo artist one day. You will see her
  • Why Cory Camp Ran a Solo Full Marathon In Support of The Grassroot Project
    Why Cory Camp Ran a Solo Full Marathon In Support of The Grassroot Project
    On May 23rd, Cory Camp ran a solo full marathon in order to raise money and awareness for TGP’s commitment to health literacy and sport for development for DC youth. We decided to interview him and get to know about him and his journey to accomplishing this amazing feat! Cory Camp is the Assistant Fitness Director at Columbia Country Club
  • Best Netflix Movies To Watch Based On Your Zodiac Sign
    Best Netflix Movies To Watch Based On Your Zodiac Sign
    Written and Illustrated by Niambi White  About the author and illustrator: Niambi (“Nene”) is a high school senior at Theodore Roosevelt High School and intern with The Grassroot Project through our Urban Alliance partnership.  Niambi is a self taught artist and her dream is to be a children’s book illustrator or a tattoo artist one day. You will see her
  • How To Start A Self-Care Routine!
    How To Start A Self-Care Routine!
    Written and Illustrated by Niambi White About the author and illustrator: Niambi (“Nene”) is a high school senior at Theodore Roosevelt High School and intern with The Grassroot Project through our Urban Alliance partnership.  Niambi is a self taught artist and her dream is to be a children’s book illustrator or a tattoo artist one day. You will see her

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