Partnering with New York City

#BringArtBack for a Renaissance in Public Education
Murals, Music, and Media at 31 Schools

Visionary City Council Members

Since 2014, fourteen NYC Council Members have brought Thrive Collective’s Murals, Music, and Media programs to thirty-eight schools and community spaces in all five boroughs. To date, the Council has directly invested in students completing 46 school and community murals, 45 student films, 7 film festivals, 10 concerts and recitals, more than 60 ribbon cutting events and school assemblies, and the Queens HeART Beat Festival since 2018.

We have leveraged the Council’s investments to now work with 120 partner organizations providing services in more than 150 schools and community centers across 33 City Council Districts. Multiple city and state agencies also contract us as a vendor directly. Our project-based collaborative learning experiences reset the bar of possibility for all who participate.

Together, these visionary colleagues are helping Bring Art Back for a renaissance in public education and placemaking citywide.

Fiscal Years 2014-2016

Return on Investment

Our project-based, collaborative learning experiences reset the bar of possibility for all who participate. In 2017, Thrive Collective’s core programs worked with 2,800 students in 23 schools, producing fifteen school murals totaling 7,000 square feet, three music recitals, forty student films, three film festivals, a South Bronx Arts festival, and a citywide Art Exhibit at the United Federation of Teachers; and 100% of graduating seniors from our School Mentors programs were accepted into college.

Click the images below to enjoy portfolios of the twenty-four murals students completed with Council support since FY14. Watch fifty student films from six schools produced since FY16 here.