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Thrive Collective’s origin story begins with 20/20 Vision for Schools.

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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How Art Changed Me and Opened Doors – New Series Will Feature Pilar Batista

Pilar Batista, a former teaching artist with Thrive Collective, will be featured on the upcoming digital series, “How Art Changed Me.” Streaming on the ALL ARTS network’s app, website, and social media platforms, the series explores the transformative potential of arts by highlighting personal stories. Batista, who will be featured on the second episode of…

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WPIX New York Highlights Thrive Collective’s Murals, RHYME Program

Thrive Collective was recently featured on WPIX during its 6 p.m. evening newscast. On Feb. 17,  at P.S. 155 and the Renaissance School of the Arts (RSA) in East Harlem, WPIX reporter Michelle Ross interviewed Jeremy Del Rio, founder and executive director of Thrive Collective, and sixth-grader Justin Guanilo, a student in the organization’s R.H.Y.M.E.…

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Art History: Murals Revitalize East 10th Street, Honor CHARAS Founders

On Saturday, December 17, an intergenerational group of Lower East Side leaders came together to celebrate the ribbon cutting for a series of murals that paid homage to the CHARAS/El Bohio Community Center, which was located at 605 East 9th Street from 1979 until the beginning of this century. The 152,000-square foot complex, once home…

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A Brief History of Thrive Collective: Interactive Timeline

Check out our new interactive timeline! 2022 has been a record-breaking year. We completed our 300th mural, served our 25,000th student and 200th school, and our executive director Jeremy Del Rio marks his 40th year of ministry in New York’s Lower East Side and beyond. As we look back at the years of service in…

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Columbia University Neighbors Features Thrive Collective

Our Executive Director, Jeremy Del Rio, Esq., speaks with Brandee Sanders of Columbia University Neighbors to discuss arts education as a means for community empowerment. Thank you, Columbia Neighbors, for profiling Thrive as one of your back to school features this month. “Creating an ecosystem of empowerment isn’t only crucial for students to thrive in…

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Staten Island Advance Front Page features Thrive Mural Collabs

Over the last 4 years, Thrive Collective has partnered with Staten Island-based non-profit Projectivity Group, which has a similar mission of providing resources, opportunities, and education for anyone interested in pursuing the arts.  This Spring 2022 season, they collaborated on multiple projects throughout NYC.  Specifically, on Staten Island, they created murals at PS60, PS9, PS8,…

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