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Volunteer: Queens HeART Beat Festival

Six hundred students from six Queens middle schools will converge at Roy Wilkins Park for the 2018 Queens HeART Beat Festival on May 30 from 10am – 1pm. Join us to provide an interactive, arts-based field day experience celebrating the completion of the Art as Catalyst for Change anti-gun violence initiative. Sponsored by the NYC Council, in…

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Full STEAM Ahead: Diversity in Action

Fun feature by Adina Solomon in the current issue of Diversity Magazine: “As schools cut art programs, the nonprofit Thrive Collective works to fill the gap.” “ART COMES ALIVE” As schools cut art programs, Thrive Collective is working hard to fill the gap..our latest Full STEAM Ahead feature-thank you! @jeremydelrio @NYCthrive @SterlingKBrown https://t.co/ChBWdkwsaZ — Diversity…

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9/11 Hero Rick Del Rio Battles Ground Zero Cancer

An Important Announcement Concerning Thrive Collective’s Community Liaison Rick Del Rio From the Abounding Grace Ministries website. On April 9, 2018, Pastor Rick Del Rio was officially diagnosed with a form of Thyroid Cancer that his doctors certified as related to his work at Ground Zero after 9/11. The doctors believe that they have caught…

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Join Us For National Volunteer Week

April 15th-21st is National Volunteer Week, and here at Thrive, we’re celebrating by preparing walls for murals and getting supplies ready for volunteers like you! Our mural program beautifies local communities while empowering students through teamwork, ownership, creativity, and the experience of bringing their ideas from inception to execution. There are opportunities for people of all…

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Carnegie Hall + “The Beat of our Drums”

This year has brought a new, growing relationship with Carnegie Hall, first as a NeON Arts provider in the South Bronx; then as a featured arts organization at their “A Time Like This: Music for Change” concert; and most recently at their Spring Family Day on April 8. Exactly 1,703 people came through Carnegie Hall…

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AC Hotel Times Square: Do it Beautifully

“Thank you @nycthrive for this wonderful piece. Our collaboration means a lot to us and we are humbled by it.” – AC Hotels Times Square “If you can take the time to do something, you can take the time to do it beautifully.” This AC Hotels mantra inspired the “Beautifully” installation at our newest corporate…

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Media Amplifies the Message

Thank you, Clorox and Sterling K. Brown, for helping to amplify the message that New York City must Bring Art Back to public schools. In the three weeks since we officially opened our new Harlem home at the Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub, media outlets have published at least 57 news reports and videos, including:…

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Let’s March Together for Education

Next Tuesday, March 27th, is National Education and Sharing Day. The day was first established by the United States Congress in 1978 to honor Rabbi M. M. Schneerson, who was a passionate advocate for children’s education. Rabbi Schneerson believed that education should focus not only on academic achievements, but also on character building. President Obama…

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Sterling K. Brown on Why Access to Arts Education is Important for All Kids

 From the corresponding article by Carson Blackwelder: Since its founding in 2011, Thrive Collective has been evolving with the times. While it is still focused on improving public education for all children by connecting schools with entities that could help them, it found that classrooms had two common requests: strengthening arts programs and finding mentors for kids. A 2014…

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