Jeremy Del Rio

Columbia University Neighbors Features Thrive Collective

Our Executive Director, Jeremy Del Rio, Esq., speaks with Brandee Sanders of Columbia University Neighbors to discuss arts education as a means for community empowerment.  “Creating an ecosystem of empowerment isn’t only crucial for students to thrive in the arts, but in other areas of life as well. Historically, exposure to arts in schools has…

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TEDx / “Live ARTfully” by Jeremy Del Rio

TEDx recently featured Thrive Collective’s co-founder and executive director Jeremy Del Rio at the University of North Carolina’s online “TEDxUNC Roots” conference. “Live ARTfully: Six Essential Questions for Creating Masterpiece Lives” What do 9/11, immigration, and eradicating artless education show us about the power of our roots to shape masterpiece lives? Explore six essential questions…

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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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NYC Homecoming Week

Mayor de Blasio and Rocky Bucano Announce “It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC” Free Concerts to be Held During NYC Homecoming Week, August 14-22 July 29, 2021 Concerts to air exclusively on Twitch channel Behind The Rhyme Concerts will include live graffiti, temporary art installations produced with Thrive Collective “Hip Hop embodies the creative…

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Newsworthy: Spread Love NYC

More coverage. NEW “SPREAD LOVE: STOP ASIAN HATE” MURAL BY BIANCA ROMERO AND OUTDOOR CELEBRATION PROVIDE COMMUNITY HEALING AND RESOURCES THIS ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH  Thrive Collective, New York Chinese Alliance Church, NYC Mayor’s Office, and the City’s Taskforce on Racial Inclusion and Equity Partner Host Outdoor Community Event on the Lower East Side to Support…

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Thrive Collective artists and mentors in Oakland

School Partners USA

Thrive Collective proudly launches School Partners USA today. To our friends in Dallas, San Diego, and Oakland: let’s get busy! _______________ Do you need help developing and implementing a strategy to impact your local schools? School Partners USA offers youth workers nine months of focused training and support for those who see engaging public schools…

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2020 Review: The Antidote to the Taker is the Giver

Jeremy and Randy review Thrive Collective’s historic 2020. Kindness still beats the virus, and so much more. “2020 has taken so much. And yet, despite all of that, we’ve seen the resilience of humanity. This generous spirit rises above all. … That resilience suggests that the antidote to the taker is the giver. … Students…

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ABC 7 Features “Street Art Legend” Toofly

Congratulations to Toofly, whose artistry and Kindness Beats the Virus collaboration is being featured for Hispanic Heritage month by WABC 7 this week. If you’ve worked with her, you know she’s amazing. The report captures her beautifully, and includes footage of our #KindnessBeatsTheVirus mural production at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center in the Lower…

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Rep. John Lewis Memorial

Thrive Collective’s executive director Jeremy Del Rio was asked by The NYC Mayor’s Office to reflect on the intersection of faith and justice at an online Memorial Service for Rep. John Lewis on September 15. Jeremy’s remarks follow. 🎨 Mural by Damien Mitchell for Projectivity 📷 by Sold magazine John Lewis Memorial Service September 15,…

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BLM Mural: The Letter A

Humbled to be featured in the latest installment of Your Neighbor’s Backyard’s “Good Neighbor” series, which highlights people who are using their resources to help others. Filmmaker Jonathan Cortizo tells the story of Thrive Collective helping bring to life artist Tijay Mohammed‘s design for the Black Lives Matter mural in lower Manhattan. Tijay shares what he hopes…

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