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Dare to Go There

Pictured: Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter painting with Thrive students in the Bronx. You can see it in their eyes. In every Thrive Collective program, there comes a moment when cynicism transforms into expectation. When possibility overtakes skepticism. Students who previously dismissed themselves as non-creatives start to lean in. They accept more challenging tasks. And their…

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“Blossoming” with Gratitude

“The students and community of P.S. 249 are so thankful for the beauty you helped bring to our community during such a difficult time!” “Blossoming” at PS 249 ❤️ Thank you, Peach Tao, for leading this project so well, and NYC Council Member Matthieu Eugene and NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs for making it possible.…

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Giving Tuesday: Double $150K in December

Giving Tuesday launches our greatest Matching Fund ever. Up to $150,000 Will Be Doubled in December! In 2020, your support helped Thrive Collective directly serve 3,000 students at 40 public schools despite COVID-19. Thanks to a generous donor, every dollar you give during the month of December will be matched up to $150,000! No gift…

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Thrive Sports is Back! Thank You, Ben Barasch

Dear Friends and Family, I hope you are all safe and managing through these uniquely challenging times. As difficult as it is for many of us to stay isolated, it is even tougher for today’s teenagers. More acutely, the underprivileged youth of NYC need outlets to activate their social lives, physical and mental health —…

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#GivingTuesdayNOW

Help Kindness Go Viral so We Can Heal Together Donate Now Friends, Today is Giving Tuesday Now, a global day of giving created for nonprofits as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Thrive Collective hopes to raise $10,000 to help kindness go viral and ensure access to arts resources for NYC…

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Sterling K. Brown spending time with kids at the hub

Giving Tuesday 2019: Do You Love It?

Do You Love It? Donate At Thrive Collective, that’s the standard. Our mission matters, our people matter, our work matters, our results matter because we love it. Lots of “its,” actually. That love compels us to persevere through the hard times, and makes the good times sweeter. 13,000 students and 150 schools later, we can’t…

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Cultural Legacy

This week as our executive director Jeremy Del Rio and his son Judah begin a writing project in Puerto Rico, we remember one of our earliest school murals. The “Legacy” mural (2015) at the Borinquen Plaza Senior Center celebrates the cultural legacy Puerto Rican immigrants brought with them from La Isla Del Encanto to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Featuring…

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Accountable Promises

This fall, the high school graduating class of 2020 begins the final leg of their public school journey — the most significant milestone yet for Thrive Collective. In 2008, we began as a campaign called 20/20 Vision for Schools, motivated by a belief that schools could change within a generation of students if parents and…

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“Why I Thrive”

“Thrive sees that potential in me. … If I keep on going with them I could see it benefitting me in the future.” Friends, Students like KC are why we have partnered with the Harlem Hub to “Turn up the Value” this Christmas. Here’s what he said about why he partners with us. “I was…

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