Kekoa

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), Lamorinda Construction, Camer1, and dozens of sponsors and volunteers absolutely crushed…

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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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Edition Times Square

This afternoon, we delivered four mixed media canvases to the Edition Times Square celebrating the hotel’s core values of Passion, Enchantment, Sophistication, and Authenticity. Hotel staff helped paint the canvases on Friday, February 8th, by interpreting those values during their staff training event. The canvases will be installed in the staff lounge/cafeteria and will be…

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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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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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Advancing Together X Night at the Museum

So, this happened last night. Enjoy the completed portfolio here. View this post on Instagram Grateful to the Minority Corporate Council Association for inviting #ThriveCollective to create a live painting for auction at their Advancing Together Diversity Gala last night. So proud of @artbykekoa and @kristenigma for masterfully completing the canvas in 1.5 hours, and…

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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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"Bring Art Back" Harlem hub x Thrive Collective

Thrive x Harlem Hub: Summer Arts Academy

The Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub and Thrive Collective present the first annual Bring Art Back Summer Arts Academy at the Harlem Hub, July 18th – August 3rd, from 11 am to 4pm, Monday – Friday. Register on-site at the Harlem Hub, 302 West 124th Street, 3rd Floor, July 16-20. Students will receive instruction in…

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