Profiles

Collaborative Art: A Transformational Force within Communities

Thrive Collective exemplifies “collaborative art as a transformational force to strengthen community and enhance well-being.” So said the University of Chicago in a best practice research report by Dr. Adriana V. Madzharov, Ph.D., Professor at the School of Business at the Stevens Institute of Technology, and her colleagues in the October 2019 issue of The Journal…

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Miguel Ortiz: New Yorker of the Week

Congratulations to current Thrive interns Miguel Ortiz for being named NY1’s New Yorker of the Week, and his protege Alexander Santana for being featured alongside him. We are so grateful to both young men for allowing Thrive Collective to be part of their journey. __________ Miguel Ortiz: After Years in Foster Care, Mentor Helps Those…

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Full STEAM Ahead: Diversity in Action

Fun feature by Adina Solomon in the current issue of Diversity Magazine: “As schools cut art programs, the nonprofit Thrive Collective works to fill the gap.” “ART COMES ALIVE” As schools cut art programs, Thrive Collective is working hard to fill the gap..our latest Full STEAM Ahead feature-thank you! @jeremydelrio @NYCthrive @SterlingKBrown https://t.co/ChBWdkwsaZ — Diversity…

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Let’s March Together for Education

Next Tuesday, March 27th, is National Education and Sharing Day. The day was first established by the United States Congress in 1978 to honor Rabbi M. M. Schneerson, who was a passionate advocate for children’s education. Rabbi Schneerson believed that education should focus not only on academic achievements, but also on character building. President Obama…

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Everyone’s an Artist, Like Pilar

Shout out to an extraordinary artist and teacher, Pilar Batista, who, together with Naomi Kuo, has been holding down our work at PS 310 and IS 117 in the Bronx this year. She started volunteering with us in 2014 as a high school junior, then became an intern and an apprentice artist, and last spring emerged as our youngest art director ever. A…

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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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Meet the Artist: Peach Jin Tao

Where are you from? Born and raised in Beijing, China, I came to the US for college. What do you enjoy doing with Thrive? So far I did one project with Thrive. I helped co-design and paint the Welcome mural for the elementary school PS 236 in the Bronx. See the Portfolio for the Welcome mural at…

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Meet the Artist: Marissa Molina

Where are you from? Long Island, NY What do you like to do with Thrive? I love inspiring the students to express themselves in new ways and to never give up How did you first get started with Thrive? I met Jeremy through training martial arts with Kekoa. Since Kekoa knew I was an artist…

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