Announcements

New Year, New Studio

Thank you to our partners NY CityServe and Salvation Army, for making possible our new Thrive Studio on West 14th Street, near Union Square! Studio interns and artists wanted. Photos of the studio build-out. Finished photos coming soon. Our @nycthrive Studio is taking shape! Thank you #Kekoa! #ThriveCollective #SchoolMurals #WeServe #SchoolPartnersNYC @nycityserve A photo posted by Jeremy…

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Hope Week Returns

Our Hope Week motivational assemblies return for a third year, beginning this week. This year, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Street2Street and the continuing collaboration of SchoolPartners.NYC, we have expanded Hope Week from one week each school year to one week a month for six months! We expect to reach 30-40 schools this year,…

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Double Your Holiday Cheer this Year

“The inspiration was having to dig inside yourself, to find the true piece of art that lies within you.” – Vicky, 11th Grade (Bronx) “Now I know what I want to do in the future!” – Josh, 7th Grade (Bronx) Friends, Without you, we can do nothing. Because of you, our reach tripled this year.…

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School Murals on WABC

Thank you, Joe Torres and Tiempo at WABC 7, for celebrating students and schools that thrive! Guests: Jeremy Del Rio and Emmanuel Delgado Original Air Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015 Part 2

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Expanding to Ridgewood

Our School Mentors programs are expanding from Harlem and Inwood in Manhattan, to Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood, Queens, in partnership with Cru High School. We have proudly supported Cru’s area director Danny Cruz in adapting the School Mentors program to fit the particular needs of the freshman class at Grover Cleveland. He launched “All…

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Award Winning Club Returns

The award-winning School Murals after-school club at IS 117 Joseph Wade Academy in the Bronx returns for a second year tomorrow, November 10, 2015 from 2:30 – 5 pm. The club, which won the District 9 award for Best After School Art program last spring, anchors a campus wide collaboration between IS 117 and The Young Women’s…

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Commencement 2015: Great Stories Demand Sequels

Our own executive director Jeremy Del Rio delivered the 2015 Commencement Address at the graduation ceremony for Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood, Queens. Grover Cleveland is one of our Hope Week Partners, and an expansion site for our School Mentors programs this year. Below are the transcript and audio of his speech. Listen http://schoolpartners.nyc/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/grover-cleveland-commencement-062415.m4a…

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NY1: Student Artists Unveil ‘Thrive’ Mural

NY1 VIDEO: [April 16, 2015] After months of sketching and painting, some young artists are finally showing off their latest masterpiece. New Dorp High School students unveiled a new mural Wednesday during a ribbon cutting ceremony. About 300 students collaborated on the project that features 36 panels covered in acrylic paint. The mural spells out…

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Mural Shows Resiliency Of Brooklyn Schoolkids

As reported on NY1: Brooklyn school kids are showing off their community’s resiliency after Hurricane Sandy. A new mural was unveiled at P.S. 329 in Coney Island this weekend. Nearly 250 students helped to design it this spring by responding to the question, “How do you help a neighbor in need?” Their answers were the…

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