Profiles

Remembering Sally Sasz

In 2018, Sally Sasz and Chandler Simpson were rockstar summer interns at Thrive Collective from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Vivacious, fun, reliable, extraordinarily talented, and insatiably curious, their lives overflowed with wonder and adventure. For two months they immersed themselves fully in New York City and the life of Thrive, working…

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The Mural Kings

ORIGIN STORIES ➡️ Tats Cru: The Mural Kings Tats Cru made history this week with the Black Lives Matter mural in lower Manhattan. Borough President Gale A. Brewer and WXY Studio gave them a week to organize & produce a 21’8″ x 570′ (12,500 SF) mural spanning three heavily trafficked, hyper politicized city blocks. Without…

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Juntos Podemos: Telemundo x Thrive

Telemundo recently featured Thrive Collective for it Juntos Podemos (“Together We Can”) segment in New York (5/22/2020). Bio of TatsCru represented #KindnessBeatsTheVirus brilliantly, and highlighted the “Wildstyle Coloring Book.” Volume 2 drops on June 2, 2020. Download Volume 1 and Volume 2, along with dozens of “Tools for Schools” arts education resources at thrivecollective.org/kindness.  The…

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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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