Studio Arts

We Love you, Harlem Hub!

As Thrive Collective moves our offices out of the Harlem Hub for an upcoming building renovation, we look back with love and gratitude on an amazing twenty months.

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Mayor’s Fund 25th Anniversary Gala

What to do when Carnegie Hall and NeON Arts recommend you to The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City to find students to paint four original canvases to present as awards to four of the most distinguished NYC philanthropists at its 25th anniversary gala at Gracie Manson? Commission rockstar student artists Rosabella Garcia, Christopher…

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“Why I Thrive”

“Thrive sees that potential in me. … If I keep on going with them I could see it benefitting me in the future.” Friends, Students like KC are why we have partnered with the Harlem Hub to “Turn up the Value” this Christmas. Here’s what he said about why he partners with us. “I was…

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What Comes Next with Darren Criss

Yesterday afternoon we attended Clorox’s Young Changemaker Panel with Darren Criss and Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey, and were inspired by the incredible impact that young people have been making in their communities through the power of a clean beginning. Last year, Thrive Collective partnered with Clorox and joined together with 250 community volunteers to help transform…

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#GivingTuesday is Here!

It’s finally here! #GivingTuesday is a great day to make an impact. This year, our goal is to raise $20,000 to create hope and opportunity through arts, music, and mentoring at the Harlem Hub. The Hub serves Central and West Harlem youth ages 10-24 who have been directly or indirectly court involved. A gift of $40 a month will provide…

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Turn Up the Value on #GivingTuesday

Support Arts and Music at the Harlem Hub Preview the music video. Save the date: November 27, 2018 Here at Thrive Collective, we are gearing up for a very BIG day in the nonprofit world: this year’s #GivingTuesday. We want to make this year’s global day of philanthropy our best yet—please join the movement and…

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Turn Up the Value for Thanksgiving

Support Arts and Music at the Harlem Hub One week from today, “Turn Up the Value” officially releases on #GivingTuesday. Please consider giving a year-end investment in arts and music education at the Harlem Hub. Every dollar given for this campaign supports ongoing opportunities for Harlem Hub students to write, design, choreograph, and produce beautiful…

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Partner Profile: Maysles Community Producers

For the last four months, Thrive has been privileged to collaborate and share space at the Harlem Hub with the Community Producers Program of the Maysles Documentary Film Center. Community Producers provides a four-month documentary production experience for justice-involved youth, ages 18 – 24, to build community and personal development skills through filmmaking. Participants learn…

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Summer Arts Academy Daily Diary

One of our fearless interns took the plunge this summer with a journalism / fantasy mashup he named “The Sapling.” It’s a daily diary of the Summer Arts Academy that chronicles how and why 25 students and five teaching artists said yes to an insanely ambitious summer agenda — and delivered! Check it out here,…

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It’s a Wrap

On July 19th, twenty Harlem Hub students and five teaching artists began an ambitious journey at our inaugural Summer Arts Academy. They agreed: Our music students would write and record an original song. Our media students would produce the music video for the song. Our dance students would develop and perform choreography for the video. And our murals…

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