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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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Join The 300 this #GivingTuesday

Today’s the day! Our #GivingTuesday “300 for 300” campaign is officially underway, and I am thrilled to let you know that it has tipped off with an assist from the Brooklyn Nets. Last night, Thrive Collective hosted an interactive arts experience in the lobby of the Barclays Center prior to the Brooklyn Nets-Orlando Magic game.…

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Propel Thrive into 2023: Join The 300

This year, Thrive Collective has more than 300 reasons to celebrate.  Since 2014, 25,000 students have completed 300 murals in our mission to eradicate artless education in NYC and beyond. #GivingTuesday marks the launch of our “300 for 300” campaign.  300 murals. 300 donors. One united movement to #BringArtBack. Join The 300. Give today. 100%…

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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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