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Mural Volunteers Prep, Paint, & Party

Spring 2018 volunteer opportunities now online! Go here to register. More opportunities will be posted every month. An average mural schedule looks something like this, and volunteers can sign up for morning or afternoon shifts: Day 1 — Prepare the walls, 9-5 No skill required. Day 2 — Image Transfer Day, 9-5 Moderate skill level required. Day 3…

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Harlem Hub Open House

Join Thrive Collective for an Open House in our new Harlem Hub Home. Tuesday, February 27th, 5:00 – 7:00 PM 302 West 124th Street 3rd floor of the Soul Saving Station Building Light refreshments will be served. UPDATE: Registration for this event is now closed.

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Experience Clean

Join Clorox and the Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub as they help transform our new Harlem home with the Power of Clean next weekend. Sign up to volunteer here.

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Thrive art

What’s Your Excuse?

Our creative director Sam Wisneski is chronicling his creative process on Instagram and Facebook as he develops an all ages graphic novel this year. Follow him and enjoy the ride. Just some excuses that I have used at some point in my life not to start something new.. #comics #graphicnovel #art #illustration #drawing #painting #design…

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Thrive brings art into public schools

Black Enterprise Features Thrive Collective

“There’s often a straight if dotted line between the arts … and the sciences. Kids who miss out on the arts often lack the chance to develop STEM skills as well, since the arts can aid in unlocking their understanding of STEM. The best private schools typically include extensive arts education, including the performing arts…

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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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before work starts at the hub

The Power of Clean: Volunteer MLK Weekend

Volunteer January 13 & 15, 2018 Help Transform Thrive’s New Harlem Home DESCRIPTION Cleaning isn’t just about getting rid of dirt and mess – it is the start of new possibilities. Join Clorox and Thrive Collective as we use the power of clean to make a difference in our community. We need volunteers to help clean and…

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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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Thrive in the city


The Camino de Sueños that began in Detroit in October officially ended in Washington, DC, on December 5th. But the work continues to urge Congress to pass a clean Dream Act before the end of DACA puts 800,000 Dreamers at risk of deportation in March 2018 — including many Thrive Collective students. Jeremy Del Rio proudly…

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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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