Puerto Rico

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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Muraling in Puerto Rico with Luna Velez

“If your heart is broken, make art with the pieces.” – Shane Koyczan “Si tu corazón está roto, haz arte con las piezas.” – Shane Koyczan We are so grateful for the generous and visionary support of the mayor of Añasco, Puerto Rico, acclaimed actress Luna Velez, Project Refuge PR, FEMA, NY Disaster Interfaith Services,…

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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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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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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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