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Tom Campisi

Thrive Co-Founder Sam Wisneski: ‘Welcome’ Mural Launched A Movement

Artist Sam Wisneski, who co-founded Thrive Collective with Jeremy Del Rio and others, recently reflected on the non-profit organization’s humble beginning. In 2011, Jeremy, a parent at PS 102 in Brooklyn, volunteered to coordinate the creation of a “Welcome” mural at the school, where his son Judah was a student. The mural, which included the…

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Thrive Murals Add Flair to Stella McCartney Fashion Week Celebration

Stella McCartney celebrated the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop at its SoHo boutique during New York Fashion Week, hosted in partnership with BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.). The store, located at 112 Greene Street, was once the landmark location of the historic Greene St. Recording studio. With a performance by next-gen rapper Kaliii, a special guest appearance by…

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Christian Penn Will Expand Thrive and Projectivity in the DMV Area

Thrive Collective and Projectivity Group are expanding to the DMV Region (District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia). Christian Penn, the Operations Manager at Thrive Collective, has lived in New York City for the last 21 years, but is relocating back home to Maryland. Penn is looking forward to using the same creativity and passion there that…

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Anti-Violence Mural at Staten Island Park Highlighted by News Site

“Peace in the Park,” an anti-violence mural created by Projectivity and Thrive Collective, was recently featured on a Staten Island news site. The mural, which covers more than 200 feet of wall at Rev. Dr. Maggie Howard Park in Staten Island’s Stapleton neighborhood, was funded in part by the Staten Island Foundation and the New…

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Meet the Mets and Meet Thrive Collective on Hispanic Heritage Night

The New York Mets recently announced a mural collaboration with Thrive Collective. Here is the Mets official press release: Mets to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Night presented by Hijole! and Roberto Clemente Day at Citi Field FLUSHING, N.Y., September 13, 2023 – The New York Mets will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Night presented by Hijole! and Roberto Clemente…

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Thrive’s RHYME Director Collaborates with Ice-T at Songwriting Workshop

Ice-T was impressed. He had never witnessed anything quite like Randy Mason and his cajón. The legendary rapper, actor, and producer was a guest speaker and facilitator at an Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) songwriting workshop for teens hosted by Microsoft and The Universal Hip-Hop Museum at the Microsoft Garage in New York City on August 10.…

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Thrive Mural Lights Up New York Liberty Game at Barclays Center

An interactive mural experience hosted by Thrive Collective helped basketball fans celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month when the New York Liberty played the Connecticut Sun on Saturday, May 27 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. “Light It Up,” a mural painted on the main concourse during the team’s second annual AAPI…

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NY1 News Shines Spotlight on RHYME Program at PS 105

Thrive Collective’s RHYME program at PS 105Q in Far Rockaway, Queens was recently featured on NY1 News. Reporter Roger Clark interviewed students, Principal Laurie Shapiro and RHYME staff on June 2, and returned three days later for a live segment with Jeremy Del Rio, founder and executive director of Thrive. Three years ago, Thrive Collective…

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Thrive Collective’s Magnificent Mural Makeover at PS 9X

This post was adapted from the March 2023 edition of the Fordham/NYC CSTAC Community Schools Spotlight e-newsletter. A complete mural makeover at P.S. 9 in the Fordham Heights neighborhood of the Bronx has been credited with helping to improve school culture and create a welcoming environment at the school. Partnering with Thrive Collective, P.S. 9 recently…

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