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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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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/Ra√≠ces” 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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Volunteer: Art of Healing Comes to Central Harlem

Join us. Sign up to Volunteer The Art of Healing Festival is now officially a series! The second festival of 2019 comes to West 124th Street in Central Harlem on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Join us as we remember victims and survivors of gun violence and explore creative arts as a means to heal. Download…

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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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School Media Returns to PS 282

Thanks to ongoing support from NYC Council Member Brad Lander and the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, School Media returned to PS 282 for a fourth year in a row. Our third and fourth grade after-school students produced three videos. Enjoy.

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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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