Videos

Media Amplifies the Message

Thank you, Clorox and Sterling K. Brown, for helping to amplify the message that New York City must Bring Art Back to public schools. In the three weeks since we officially opened our new Harlem home at the Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub, media outlets have published at least 57 news reports and videos, including:…

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Sterling K. Brown on Why Access to Arts Education is Important for All Kids

 From the corresponding article by Carson Blackwelder: Since its founding in 2011, Thrive Collective has been evolving with the times. While it is still focused on improving public education for all children by connecting schools with entities that could help them, it found that classrooms had two common requests: strengthening arts programs and finding mentors for kids. A 2014…

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#TBT: We Are Thrive 2017

For #ThrowbackThursday, enjoy this video recap from We Are Thrive 2017. On September 26, 2017, we celebrated Thrive Collective’s students, artists, and community supporters with a benefit fundraiser hosted and sponsored in part by the United Federation of Teachers. Proceeds supported the movement to #BringArtBack to 419 NYC public schools without music or arts teachers.…

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Clean is Now Viral

For the youth in this Harlem community, the transformative power of clean brought this old building back to life, and into a safe place where they can express their creativity. This video, produced by ATTN: with Clorox for the Power of Clean campaign, has now been viewed more than 1.1 Million times as of 3/5/18.…

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About Last Night

Our collective minds are blown, from an explosive cocktail of gratitude, pride, and a dash of fatigue at what transpired last night at the Power of Clean Open House for the Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub in Harlem. Award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown (Black Panther, This is Us) joined Clorox, Thrive Collective, Community Connections for Youth,…

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Manhattan DA Invests Seized Assets in Harlem

A very special thank you to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance for volunteering along with almost 300 New Yorkers to beautify Thrive’s new home at the Harlem Hub on the MLK National Day of Service. Mr. Vance is reinvesting assets seized from corporate criminals to serve youth and families in traditionally under-resourced Manhattan neighborhoods, including…

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New Year, New Hub Home for Thrive

Jeremy Del Rio shares exciting news about Thrive’s new home in 2018 and a recap of 2017. Support our move to Harlem and #BringArtBack with a year-end gift today. Special thanks to Clorox, Community Connections for Youth, and the Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub for making the move to Harlem possible. See how else you can help…

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On Tiempo: DACA Advocacy

On December 17, 2017, Jeremy Del Rio and Vanessa Upegui appeared on Tiempo on WABC 7 to advocate for a clean Dream Act and discuss the Camino de Sueños events hosted by Thrive Collective in NYC, and CCDA nationwide and in Washington, DC, on December 4th and 5th. Featured Mural: “Breathe Free, NYC,” with art…

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Puerto Rico’s Resilience: Oct/Nov Update

When we announced on September 23 that a portion of the proceeds raised at our annual We Are Thrive fundraiser would support the rebuilding of Puerto Rico, we had no way of knowing how much would come in or even how specifically we would distribute it. All we knew for certain from our own experiences…

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Dance. Thrive. Chill. X Burton NYC – The Video

Video by Vladimir Goroshnikov (Facebook). Music by Finsta Bundy (Facebook/ Soundcloud). To celebrate the new school year, the BURTON flagship store in Soho sponsored an evening of creative expression and youth empowerment on September 7, 2017. Three organizations that create positive impact for the youth of New York City joined forces in an event about movement, marks of expression and…

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