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A Day with Thrive Collective’s Interns

A compilation of small, eventful moments throughout the day on the job for some Thrive Collective interns! It’s no day on the beach, but we make it as fun as it gets! Filmed and edited by Rosabella, and featuring Emily, Judah, Greg, Chris, and “Other Chris.”

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NYCulture 2019

Thanks to the ongoing support of NYC Council Members Justin Brannan, Fernando Cabrera, Donovan Richards, Andrew Cohen, Carlina Rivera, and Matthieu Eugene, in 2019 the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs directly invested in our work with fourteen public schools and a NYCHA senior center through the Cultural Immigrants Fund, Cultural After-School Adventures (CASA), Art a…

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Mayor’s Fund 25th Anniversary Gala

What to do when Carnegie Hall and NeON Arts recommend you to The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City to find students to paint four original canvases to present as awards to four of the most distinguished NYC philanthropists at its 25th anniversary gala at Gracie Manson? Commission rockstar student artists Rosabella Garcia, Christopher…

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#WhatComesNextProject on Social

Thank you, Clorox, for helping amplify the story! Here are just a few recent posts on Instagram. Check the latest here. View this post on Instagram Sunday I had the honor of attending the grand opening of a new community center in West Oakland with @urbanlifementors + @nycthrive. The center is conveniently located across the…

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Hope Oakland Media Diary

So this happened on Saturday. How was your weekend? What a privilege to celebrate the Grand Opening of the UrbanLife Youth and Family Center in the Lower Bottoms neighborhood of West Oakland. The all-star collaboration between Kekoa (from Thrive) and Eric and Shawana (from UrbanLife),┬áLamorinda Construction, Camer1, and dozens of sponsors and volunteers absolutely crushed…

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My X-Men and Women

June 15, 2019 Spoken Word by Javier Reyes at the grand opening of the UrbanLife Youth and Family Center (Oakland), with Thrive Collective and Clorox.

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Thrive Your Way in Oakland City Center

Details, Details X Thrive Your Way

Jeremy knew it was going to be a great weekend celebrating Thrive Collective’s Oakland outpost when the first words he saw getting off the BART from the airport were, “Thrive Your Way.” Shortly afterward, he arrived at the future UrbanLife Youth and Family Center to find partners and volunteers hard at work preparing for Saturday’s…

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Randy Mason rap with student

HeART Beat Queens Photo Diary (2019)

Thank you NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo, and Council Members Donovan Richards, Adrienne Adams, and Jimmy Van Bramer for trusting us to celebrate the Art a Catalyst for Change anti-gun violence initiative with the great students of IS 42, PS/MS 183, IS 8, IS 72, IS 111, and IS 204. On…

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“Gifts > Guns,” Song and Lyrics by PS/MS 42Q 6th Graders

“Gifts > Guns,” song and lyrics by 6th grade scholar/emcees MS/MS 42Q in The Rockaways Teaching Artist: Randy Mason Sponsored by NYC Council Member Donovan Richards / Art a Catalyst for Change Use words not weapons Shoot for the stars not at them Give kids gifts not guns Help instead of harm People instead of…

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