Beyond NYC

#WhatComesNextProject on Social

Thank you, Clorox, for helping amplify the story! Here are just a few recent posts on Instagram. Check the latest here. View this post on Instagram Sunday I had the honor of attending the grand opening of a new community center in West Oakland with @urbanlifementors + @nycthrive. The center is conveniently located across the…

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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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My X-Men and Women

June 15, 2019 Spoken Word by Javier Reyes at the grand opening of the UrbanLife Youth and Family Center (Oakland), with Thrive Collective and Clorox.

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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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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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Muraling in Puerto Rico with Luna Velez

“If your heart is broken, make art with the pieces.” – Shane Koyczan “Si tu corazón está roto, haz arte con las piezas.” – Shane Koyczan We are so grateful for the generous and visionary support of the mayor of Añasco, Puerto Rico, acclaimed actress Luna Velez, Project Refuge PR, FEMA, NY Disaster Interfaith Services,…

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Tell a Better Story: Road Tripping

How are your communities partnering with students and public schools around the country? In the last three weeks, Jeremy Del Rio has shared the Thrive Collective story with artists, businesses, volunteers, nonprofits, and faith leaders in Atlanta, Colorado Springs, Memphis, and Phoenix. Invite him or one of our senior team members to speak at your next corporate or training…

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#DreamActNow

The Camino de Sueños that began in Detroit in October officially ended in Washington, DC, on December 5th. But the work continues to urge Congress to pass a clean Dream Act before the end of DACA puts 800,000 Dreamers at risk of deportation in March 2018 — including many Thrive Collective students. Jeremy Del Rio proudly…

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Thrive in Puerto Rico

Thrive Collective’s community outreach director Pastor Rick Del Rio of Abounding Grace Ministries flew to Puerto Rico this morning to assist the recovery efforts there. He’ll be working with Urban Strategies, World Vision, Somebody Cares, and other global humanitarian agencies as a liaison with underserved communities throughout the island, including Arecibo and Cayey, where his…

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Time Lapse and Unveiling

Sierra High School officially unveiled the I’m Possible school mural in its permanent location on the main quad in the center of campus on June 1, 2017. Artist Ritchie Kong joined them for the ribbon cutting. Coinciding with the installation, UYWI released this time lapse video of the production. Watch the Time Lapse

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