Announcements

Remembering Sally Sasz

In 2018, Sally Sasz and Chandler Simpson were rockstar summer interns at Thrive Collective from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Vivacious, fun, reliable, extraordinarily talented, and insatiably curious, their lives overflowed with wonder and adventure. For two months they immersed themselves fully in New York City and the life of Thrive, working…

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NY Tougher Than Ever

Update: SOLD OUT (7/10) By New Yorkers, For New York. Whether it be a global pandemic or the fight for justice, New Yorkers are connected through their resilience. As tough, rough and hardcore as New Yorkers are, when push comes to shove we come together. Our roots are grounded – where there is a riot,…

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The Free Mural Winner Is

The winner of the inaugural #KindnessBeatsTheVirus Free Mural contest is: PS 155 William Paca in East Harlem Special thanks to all the amazing students and NYC public schools that participated with more than 1,100 Instagram entries!

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Juneteenth 2020: Racial Justice and Black Lives Matter

Juneteenth 2020 Statement in Support of Racial Justice and Black Lives Matter For One and All Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub (Harlem 2018) As a justice movement founded to eradicate racial and economic disparities in public education, Thrive Collective stands in solidarity with our Black students, artists, educators, coaches, mentors, neighbors, friends, families, partners, and…

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HeART Beat Online

Replay the Live Stream Enjoy the replay edited by Tony Horn of Bric Arts Media. Originally hosted on Zoom and live-streamed on June 25 by Moving Image Studio of Museum of the Moving Image. 🔥🔥🔥🔥 An interactive, online arts festival with special guest, actress Luna Velez from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse! HeART Beat features High Five:…

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Juntos Podemos: Telemundo x Thrive

Telemundo recently featured Thrive Collective for it Juntos Podemos (“Together We Can”) segment in New York (5/22/2020). Bio of TatsCru represented #KindnessBeatsTheVirus brilliantly, and highlighted the “Wildstyle Coloring Book.” Volume 2 drops on June 2, 2020. Download Volume 1 and Volume 2, along with dozens of “Tools for Schools” arts education resources at thrivecollective.org/kindness.  The…

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Free Mural Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4/13/2020                                    Contact: Jeremy Del Rio 347-921-4426 Email #KindnessBeatsTheVirus Thrive Collective Launches Free Mural Contest and Provides Arts Resources for Students and Educators in response to COVID-19 Art has always helped humanity process and heal from trauma.…

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Tools for Schools

Free Resources for Remote Learning During the Coronavirus quarantine, unleash your creativity with these free coloring pages, lesson plans, daily prompts, the hashtag challenge and more. Share your stories, photos, media, and art on social media, and tag #KindnessBeatsTheVirus and @NYCThrive. Check back weekly on Mondays for new resources.

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Help Kindness Go Viral

What if Kindness goes viral? What if a novel strain of #CoronaKindness infected #humanKIND during the quarantine? A kindness not inoculated by mistrust and cynicism. What if #HopeAndHealing were as infectious as COVID-19? What if we #ConquerCorona because #KindnessBeatsTheVirus? This week, five public school students gathered in lower Manhattan with #ThriveCollective teaching artist Jon Souza…

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Responding to COVID-19

Update as of 3/16/2020 As New Yorkers, we know that the roots of NYC’s resilience run deep. During times of fear and uncertainty, it helps to remember that collective trauma creates opportunities for collective hope and healing. This short documentary shows how one school community healed after the shared pain of Hurricane Sandy. Last night…

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