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Giving Tuesday 2019: Do You Love It?

Do You Love It? Donate At Thrive Collective, that’s the standard. Our mission matters, our people matter, our work matters, our results matter because we love it. Lots of “its,” actually. That love compels us to persevere through the hard times, and makes the good times sweeter. 13,000 students and 150 schools later, we can’t…

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Nickelodeon x Romero Britto x Spongebob’s 25th

New School Murals collab with Nickelodeon celebrates Spongebob’s 25th birthday and features art direction by Romero Britto & Marissa Molina. “If nautical nonsense be something you wish…” We are so excited to announce Thrive Collective’s newest school murals collab, this time with Nickelodeon and famed pop artist Romero Britto to celebrate Spongebob’s 25th birthday. The…

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Roots of Resilience

Seven years ago, Hurricane Sandy devastated the Atlantic coast. One year later, students from Coney Island celebrated their community’s Resilience. Watch the documentary here. The story of renewal and rebirth. After being partially destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, PS 329 and the community of Coney Island came together to rebuild the heart of their neighborhood and…

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WaiKKwedding

Congratulations to our Creative Director Kekoa and veteran teaching artist Kristen Leung on their spectacular Hawaiian nuptials. Thank you to Pilar Batista, Tony Khanimov, Pastors Rick and Arlene Del Rio, Jeremy Del Rio, and long time student Cyrus Del Rio for representing the Thrive Collective family at the celebration.   View this post on Instagram   Congratulations to…

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Cultural Legacy

This week as our executive director Jeremy Del Rio and his son Judah begin a writing project in Puerto Rico, we remember one of our earliest school murals. The “Legacy” mural (2015) at the Borinquen Plaza Senior Center celebrates the cultural legacy Puerto Rican immigrants brought with them from La Isla Del Encanto to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Featuring…

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Accountable Promises

This fall, the high school graduating class of 2020 begins the final leg of their public school journey — the most significant milestone yet for Thrive Collective. In 2008, we began as a campaign called 20/20 Vision for Schools, motivated by a belief that schools could change within a generation of students if parents and…

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ground zero clergy

Remembering 9/11

Thrive Collective executive director Jeremy Del Rio woke up a corporate lawyer on 9/11. He never made it to work that day, and never returned to practicing law. Here he is (L) along with Thrive’s community outreach director Pastor Rick Del Rio of Abounding Grace Ministries (C) and Pastor Marc Rivera of Primitive Christian Church (R)…

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We Love you, Harlem Hub!

As Thrive Collective moves our offices out of the Harlem Hub for an upcoming building renovation, we look back with love and gratitude on an amazing twenty months.

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Everybody Dance Now x Art of Healing

“This past weekend EDN had the honor of participating in yet another Art of Healing event where community leaders and organizations gather to help #endgunviolence. Gun violence is a huge epidemic across the US and thanks to @nycthrive and @manhattanda we were able to give something back in protest.” – Everybody Dance Now Video features…

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Vibrant New Murals at NYCHA

NYCHA highlights the installation of the “Roots/Raíces” murals at the Lillian Wald Houses in the current issue of NYCHA Journal. Enjoy the article by LaToya Jordan here. Here’s an excerpt: A new mural series at the Lillian Wald Senior Center vividly showcases the rich history and culture of immigrants who shaped the Lower East Side…

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