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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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#GivingTuesday is here! Today your $50 = $100

It’s finally here! Today, we are launching our second #GivingTuesday campaign. Thanks to a generous friend, the first $5,000 we raise on November 28th will be matched dollar for dollar. Give Now #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving and a great way to get involved with your favorite charities. What started back in 2012 with a handful of…

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Be the Change this Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving we celebrate the artists who collaboratively create beauty with our public school students every day. Last year alone, twenty teaching artists and art directors plus dozens of artist volunteers worked with 3,000 students at twenty schools to produce twenty-five murals totaling almost 10,000 square feet of public art – including murals in Los…

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Thrive in Puerto Rico

Thrive Collective’s community outreach director Pastor Rick Del Rio of Abounding Grace Ministries flew to Puerto Rico this morning to assist the recovery efforts there. He’ll be working with Urban Strategies, World Vision, Somebody Cares, and other global humanitarian agencies as a liaison with underserved communities throughout the island, including Arecibo and Cayey, where his…

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Breaking: Support the Rebuilding of Puerto Rico and Mexico on 9/26

Purchase Tickets September 26, 2017 | 6:00 – 9:00 pm The United Federation of Teachers 52 Broadway, New York, NY 10004 Update, 9/23/17 When we scheduled We Are Thrive earlier this year, no one could have anticipated that three “unprecedented, historic” hurricanes would ravage Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Florida, and Texas within days of the…

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Celebrate with Domingo Zapata on 9/26

Purchase Tickets September 26, 2017 | 6:00 – 9:00 pm The United Federation of Teachers 52 Broadway, New York, NY 10004 Join us as we honor contemporary art icon Domingo Zapata, who first collaborated with our students at Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists in 2015. Meet Domingo and Vicky Acclaimed artist Domingo Zapata…

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All-Star Lineup for We Are Thrive

The lineup for the #WeAreThrive fundraiser is almost set. Join the Tito Puente, Jr. Band, Audrey Puente of Fox 5 NY, Speedy of Univision and The Luis Network, DJ Trase, and Everybody Dance Now on 9/26 from 6-9pm as we support the movement to #BringArtBack to 419 NYC schools without music and art teachers. Buy…

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Replace what was Stolen

I’m Emily from Thrive Collective, a rising senior at EBT High School in Brooklyn. I’ve worked with Thrive for two years and helped paint three murals, including one at my school and two more in Coney Island and Harlem.  Our goal is to help students like me bring out our inner creativity, and to use that…

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Celebrating Multiethnic Immigrant Roots

Mayor Bill de Blasio marches in the Puerto Rican Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Sunday, June 11, 2017. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office Jeremy Del Rio proudly represented Thrive Collective marching with Mayor Bill de Blasio at the 60th Anniversary National Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 12, 2017. The festivities rounded out…

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The Beautiful Struggle

It’s a beautiful struggle that draws us out of ourselves into community with others – a community rooted in faith, hope, and love. Faith that change is possible, hope in a future that doesn’t yet exist, and a love that binds us together in good times and bad. Jeremy Del Rio proudly represented Thrive Collective alongside…

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