School Murals

Birthday Blessings and Minivans

Jeremy’s family minivan helped launch a movement. For his birthday, please help Thrive replace it. Five years ago, our founder Jeremy Del Rio’s family donated their minivan to help create hope and opportunity through arts and mentoring in public schools. Since then, nearly 15,000 NYC public school students and volunteers have transformed their schools and…

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Celebrate Make Space for the Arts

Celebrate “Make Space for the Arts,” by YUCA Arts and Thrive Collective, featuring works by Tats Cru, Crash, BR163, Jon143, students, and volunteers. Join us September 22nd from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at 135th Street and Alexander Avenue, directly underneath the Major Deegan overpass. Live music, food, spoken word poetry, and thanks to the community…

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Back to (Superpower) School!

Our final School Murals project of 2018, completed on the eve of the new school year, features two murals “Superpowers” and “Serve with Heart” at the entrance of PS 280Q in Jackson Heights, Queens. We are grateful for new friends and collaborators Principal Lisa Hidalgo and Guidance Counselor Danielle Lammering, and join them in welcoming…

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Viacom Photo Diary

On August 2, a team of Viacom volunteers helped paint our “Make Space for for the Arts” community mural collaboration with YUCA Arts in Mott Haven (Bronx) as part of the company’s Viacommunity initiative. Their photographer Steven Stauffer shared these amazing photographs with us. Photos by Steven Stauffer for Viacom / Viacommunity “Make Space for…

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NY1 Noticias: Jóvenes embellecen su vecindario

From NY1 Noticias, “Jóvenes embellecen su vecindario del Bronx con murales artísticos,” by Jonathan Inoa (August 15, 2018). Watch the video here. Estos jóvenes del Sur de Bronx embellecen la calle debajo de la autopista Mayor Deegan Expressway en Mott Haven. “Pienso en todos esos niños y personas que pasan por aquí camino al trabajo…

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Mott Haven Muraling with YUCA Arts & TatsCru

Join YUCA Arts, students, neighbors, and graffiti legends Tats Cru and Crash in creating the “Make Space for the Arts” community mural on the Alexander Avenue underpass of the Major Deegan Expressway in the Mott Haven section of The Bronx. July 21 — Prepare the walls, 11-5 No skill required. July 31 & Aug 1 — Image…

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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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The Mural Kings X Thrive Collective

History was made again this week, when the Tats Cru a/k/a The Mural Kings joined forces with Thrive Collective for the “I Am The Bronx” school mural at JHS 123. It was a homecoming of sorts for Bio, Nicer, and BG 183, who grew up in the school’s Soundview neighborhood and began muraling together in…

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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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