#BringArtBack

Three Week Countdown

PROCEEDS SUPPORT #BringArtBack September 26, 2017 | The United Federation of Teachers  | 52 Broadway, New York, NY 10004 Co-hosted by  Audrey Puente of Fox 5 NY and Speedy from Univision 96.3 With Performances by The Tito Puente, Jr., Band Everybody Dance Now DJ Trase Purchase tickets today. Please join us for this memorable event to celebrate Thrive Collective’s…

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All-Star Lineup for We Are Thrive

The lineup for the #WeAreThrive fundraiser is almost set. Join the Tito Puente, Jr. Band, Audrey Puente of Fox 5 NY, Speedy of Univision and The Luis Network, DJ Trase, and Everybody Dance Now on 9/26 from 6-9pm as we support the movement to #BringArtBack to 419 NYC schools without music and art teachers. Buy…

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Touch the World

In 2011, a Brooklyn elementary school embarked on a great adventure to proclaim through collaborative public art that all families are welcome in Bay Ridge regardless of immigration status, and all children could thrive at PS 102. In 2015, Rez and Rupsha — originally from Bangladesh — confirmed that the strategy worked. This spring, eight…

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Parent.Co Features #BringArtBack

The online journal Parent.co features Thrive Collective’s Bring Art Back campaign in their new Parent Co. Stories video series sharing “authentic stories for curious parents.” Thank you, Brendan Bubion, for representing our story so well, and to Sam Wisneski, Nico Collazo, and Victoria Cruz for sharing your lives so honestly. Special thanks to Imago Creative, Brendan Bubion, and Christine…

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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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Why Should Parents Get Involved?

Why should parents get involved with Thrive Collective? “Learning goes beyond the classroom, and this is truly beyond the classroom. … Sometimes we get stuck in the everyday, and this gives us a chance to do something beautiful. … Working on the painting with my daughter and my husband and the rest of the community…

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Why We LOVE Faith Motivated Volunteers

On April 8th, twenty-five incredible volunteers from Christian Cultural Center prepped three school mural projects at MS 42, MS 183, and PS 282. Then they produced this video to challenge their congregation to help #BringArtBack to NYC public schools. Watch the video to find why faith motivated volunteers are some of our most dedicated. Sign…

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Mission: ImPossible L.A.

The mission, which we chose to accept: instigate, mobilize, and help facilitate a new school partnership nearly 3,000 miles away to complete our first School Murals project in Los Angeles. Our phenomenal collaborators: Urban Youth Workers Institute, which was hosting its national conference with nearly 2,000 youth workers at Azusa Pacific University; Neighborhood Homework House, a local after school…

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Leaders Agree: #BringArtBack

What can Democratic city councilman, Republican state senators, and nonpolitical public school principals all agree on? “When I saw that mural on the wall, the word ‘Thrive’ just comes right out!” “This is what it’s about: giving art back to our children.” “Thank you for making this possible.” Featuring long-time supporters and collaborators NYC Councilman…

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Artists Demand: #BringArtBack

Bring Art Back is about justice. We can’t imagine a world without visual or performing arts, music or film, or any expression at all — and neither can you. Yet we sentence a quarter of a million of our most vulnerable New Yorkers to that kind of artless education everyday. 419 public schools in New…

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