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School Media Returns to PS 282

Thanks to ongoing support from NYC Council Member Brad Lander and the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, School Media returned to PS 282 for a fourth year in a row. Our third and fourth grade after-school students produced three videos. Enjoy.

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“Serendipity,” by Michela Muserra

This mural had a story. Now it has two. I started this mural in April 2017. Through Thrive Collective, the non-profit I work for, I was assigned PS 282 Elementary School in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The mural would be a celebration of life for all the kids in the school, but most of all it…

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News12 Brooklyn Features Thrive X NeON Arts

April 12, 2019 — News 12 Brooklyn features Thrive Collective’s NeON Arts partnership with PS 298 and Brownsville Collaborative Middle School at the Betty Shabazz Campus in Brownsville. “I wish you power that equals your intelligence and your strength. I wish you success that equals your talent and determination. And I wish you faith.” –…

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Kids laughing

NYCulture 2018

Thrive Collective proudly partnered with the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs for the third consecutive year this spring. (Read our Year 1 report here; Year 2 here.) Thanks to the ongoing support of NYC Council Members Vincent Gentile, Fernando Cabrera, Donovan Richards, and Andrew Cohen, in 2018 DCA directly invested in our work at eight schools through the…

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beyond the game

Thrive x Industry City

Thrive Sports is coming to Industry City this summer with Beyond the Game Skills Academy for six Wednesdays from July 11 – August 8. Youth ages 13-17 will gather at D’Emic Playground on 34th Street for basketball drills, tournaments, and more. Beyond the Game is a collaboration between Thrive Sports, Funsport, Inc., City Life, Brooklyn…

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mural unveiling

Mondays are for Mural Unveilings

It feels that way every June. This Monday, June 11th, we cut two more ribbons at Walton High School Campus in the Bronx, and Telecommunications High School in Brooklyn. Portfolios coming soon. In the meantime, enjoy the Instagram previews. Each #SchoolMurals project takes on the character of the individual school community that creates it. Today…

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students listening to speech

Walking the Path of Dreamers

Brooklyn students unite with #Dreamers nationwide for the #CaminoDeSueños (Path of Dreams). Tell your DC Representatives and Senators to pass comprehensive immigration reform, including a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers. @noelcastellanos @iamccda @mcfwarren A post shared by Thrive Collective (@nycthrive) on Nov 16, 2017 at 8:17am PST It's on! The first of the #caminodesueños assemblies…

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Enjoy our Student Films

Thanks in part to Digital Inclusion and Art as Catalyst for Change grants from NYC City Council members Donovan Richards and Brad Lander, year 2 of our School Media program included schools in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. Enjoy our catalogue of student videos here. The PS 282 students also created their own website to…

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Partnering with NYC Cultural Affairs, Year 2

At Thrive Collective, we love stories that demand sequels. After proudly introducing the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs as a new partner last year, this year we saw an expansion of that relationship. Our principal champions remain NY City Council Members Vincent Gentile, Fernando Cabrera, and Donovan Richards, along with Antonio Reynoso who joined them…

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Captain Jack’s Wonder Voyage

What a privilege to be trusted with “Captain Jack’s Wonder Voyage” at PS/MS 282 this year. This mural celebrates the life and creative energy of Jack Roberts, a pre-K student at the school whose life was tragically cut short in 2016. On Father’s Day 2017, we had the honor of dedicating the mural with Mr.…

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