“I’ve been trying to find ways to get my kids involved and helping other people. A lot of us don’t know each other but we came together for a common goal to paint this mural because it shows that it’s a form of sacrifice and that we care about the community and it’s appearance.”
- PS 333 and PS 335, Longwood (Bronx)
- PS 58, East Tremont (Bronx)
- PS 236, Mount Hope (Bronx)
- PS 104, Fort Hamilton (Brooklyn)
- PS 127, Bay Ridge (Brooklyn)
- PS/IS 42, Arverne (Queens)
Collectively they served seven schools and 3,480 students.
Loving Our Neighbor service day partnered with Thrive Collective’s larger School Murals program that empowers students and schools to thrive. School Murals is about the process of creating a platform for students to find their voice, cultivate a shared vision, and develop the life skills to bring that vision to life in collaboration with others. The murals will be a testament that the process works. It works because it’s rooted in two fundamental beliefs. First, everyone has the capacity to create. Second, that creative capacity isn’t fully realized outside of community with others.