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SchoolPartners.NYC Kicks off with I Am My School and Project 25

#BeTheChange Eighty high school student leaders gathered today for the I Am My School conference to explore ways to love and serve their public schools well. I Am My School was presented by SchoolPartners.NYC and Lead.NYC at Nyack College.   View this post on Instagram   #BeTheChange | Eighty high school student leaders gathered at…

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Back to (Superpower) School!

Our final School Murals project of 2018, completed on the eve of the new school year, features two murals “Superpowers” and “Serve with Heart” at the entrance of PS 280Q in Jackson Heights, Queens. We are grateful for new friends and collaborators Principal Lisa Hidalgo and Guidance Counselor Danielle Lammering, and join them in welcoming…

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Viacom Photo Diary

On August 2, a team of Viacom volunteers helped paint our “Make Space for for the Arts” community mural collaboration with YUCA Arts in Mott Haven (Bronx) as part of the company’s Viacommunity initiative. Their photographer Steven Stauffer shared these amazing photographs with us. Photos by Steven Stauffer for Viacom / Viacommunity “Make Space for…

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Beyond the Game Photo Diary

This summer Thrive Sports introduced the Beyond the Game Skills Academy at D’Emic Park in Industry City, Brooklyn, in partnership with FunSports, Inc., City Life, I Am Empowering, Fit2Box, Brooklyn Nets, and DS Sports Media. Over sixty student-athletes participated, learning basketball and life skills, including conditioning, fundamentals, game rules and regulations, and mentorship. Guest speakers throughout…

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NY1 Noticias: Jóvenes embellecen su vecindario

From NY1 Noticias, “Jóvenes embellecen su vecindario del Bronx con murales artísticos,” by Jonathan Inoa (August 15, 2018). Watch the video here. Estos jóvenes del Sur de Bronx embellecen la calle debajo de la autopista Mayor Deegan Expressway en Mott Haven. “Pienso en todos esos niños y personas que pasan por aquí camino al trabajo…

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Summer Arts Academy Daily Diary

One of our fearless interns took the plunge this summer with a journalism / fantasy mashup he named “The Sapling.” It’s a daily diary of the Summer Arts Academy that chronicles how and why 25 students and five teaching artists said yes to an insanely ambitious summer agenda — and delivered! Check it out here,…

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It’s a Wrap

On July 19th, twenty Harlem Hub students and five teaching artists began an ambitious journey at our inaugural Summer Arts Academy. They agreed: Our music students would write and record an original song. Our media students would produce the music video for the song. Our dance students would develop and perform choreography for the video. And our murals…

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Mott Haven Muraling with YUCA Arts & TatsCru

Join YUCA Arts, students, neighbors, and graffiti legends Tats Cru and Crash in creating the “Make Space for the Arts” community mural on the Alexander Avenue underpass of the Major Deegan Expressway in the Mott Haven section of The Bronx. July 21 — Prepare the walls, 11-5 No skill required. July 31 & Aug 1 — Image…

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Turn up the Value – Song Lyrics

Enjoy the lyrics for the “Turn Up the Value” song written by our Harlem Hub students during the 2018 Summer Arts Academy. For daily updates from our Summer Arts Academy, go here. Concept & Elements “Turn up the Value’s” concept explores achieving social, economic, criminal and health justice by recognizing ourselves and others as valuable…

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Hoopin’ it since ’94

You might wonder how Thrive Sports has been organizing 3-on-3 basketball tournaments for 24 years, when it only launched officially last month. Here’s how. Collage from past AGM/Xcel tournaments. Jeremy produced his first basketball tournament in 1994 for Abounding Grace Ministries, and they’ve continued the Lower East Side tradition ever since. Accounting for one unfortunate…

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