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“Why I Thrive”

“Thrive sees that potential in me. … If I keep on going with them I could see it benefitting me in the future.” Friends, Students like KC are why we have partnered with the Harlem Hub to “Turn up the Value” this Christmas. Here’s what he said about why he partners with us. “I was…

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What Comes Next with Darren Criss

Yesterday afternoon we attended Clorox’s Young Changemaker Panel with Darren Criss and Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey, and were inspired by the incredible impact that young people have been making in their communities through the power of a clean beginning. Last year, Thrive Collective partnered with Clorox and joined together with 250 community volunteers to help transform…

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Celebrating Concrete & Canvas

We join Thrive Collective’s first national affiliate Concrete & Canvas in celebrating the recently completed San Diego’s Mosaic fall community mural intensive at the corner of S. 43rd Street & National Avenue in Southcrest. Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Chief of SDPD David Nisleit joined One San Diego, neighborhood volunteers and families, and collaborating sponsors Concrete…

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#GivingTuesday is Here!

It’s finally here! #GivingTuesday is a great day to make an impact. This year, our goal is to raise $20,000 to create hope and opportunity through arts, music, and mentoring at the Harlem Hub. The Hub serves Central and West Harlem youth ages 10-24 who have been directly or indirectly court involved. A gift of $40 a month will provide…

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Turn Up the Value on #GivingTuesday

Support Arts and Music at the Harlem Hub Preview the music video. Save the date: November 27, 2018 Here at Thrive Collective, we are gearing up for a very BIG day in the nonprofit world: this year’s #GivingTuesday. We want to make this year’s global day of philanthropy our best yet—please join the movement and…

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Turn Up the Value for Thanksgiving

Support Arts and Music at the Harlem Hub One week from today, “Turn Up the Value” officially releases on #GivingTuesday. Please consider giving a year-end investment in arts and music education at the Harlem Hub. Every dollar given for this campaign supports ongoing opportunities for Harlem Hub students to write, design, choreograph, and produce beautiful…

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The Upgrade is Complete

Thank you to all who donated last month to support Jeremy Del Rio’s birthday fundraiser to replace the 2005 Grand Caravan with 187k miles that served as our School Murals cargo van. Last night, our upgrade was completed to this 2018 Ford Transit with just 14,600 miles. Even better, between donations and pledges, the van…

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Thrive or Die (on the West Side)

This weekend, New York City bid farewell (for now) to a Thrive Collective original, as Kekoa returned to Oakland after a nearly two decade run in the Big Apple. Even as he brings Thrive Collective with him to the Bay, he leaves his mark in scores of schools and communities throughout our great City. As…

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Partner Profile: Maysles Community Producers

For the last four months, Thrive has been privileged to collaborate and share space at the Harlem Hub with the Community Producers Program of the Maysles Documentary Film Center. Community Producers provides a four-month documentary production experience for justice-involved youth, ages 18 – 24, to build community and personal development skills through filmmaking. Participants learn…

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Artist Gathering Featuring Kekoa

Our very own Kekoa will be featured at an upcoming artist gathering at The Clemente Cultural Center in the Lower East Side on 10/25 at 6:30pm. Hosted by Nelle Escalante, artist in residence at Abounding Grace Ministries, the event explores the intersection of art, faith, and social justice. Kekoa will share his story, and showcase…

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