We won’t watch our city struggle from the sidelines.

We are a team of more than 1,000 NCAA varsity athletes and 5,000 DC teens who are committed to making our city healthier. The Grassroot Project capitalizes on the excitement, relatability, and popularity of sports to provide much-needed health literacy and social empowerment programs to DC teens. The only way for us to succeed is to believe in the power of youth to make a difference. In addition to providing health education to DC teens, we invest in the leadership training, cultural competency, and professional skills of hundreds of NCAA varsity athletes who serve as our program facilitators.

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Spring 2017 A2C Training Recap!

This semester, we revamped Athletes2Coaches training, and we’re so excited about how it went! During the first two weekends of February, we trained 48 athletes,.. Read More →

Gilead, ETAF, and George Preston Marshall Foundation Team Up with TGP to Launch New Wraparound Programs

The Grassroot Project is partnering with Gilead Sciences, The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, and the George Preston Marshall Foundation in 2017 to pilot some exciting new.. Read More →

Join Team Grassroots for the 2017 Marine Corps Marathon or 10K!

The Grassroot Project is excited to announce that we’re a 2017 Marine Corps Marathon official charity partner! We have 20 slots available for the MCM.. Read More →

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