#KindnessBeatsTheVirus

COVID-19 updates and #KindnessBeatsTheVirus remote learning resources.

Ladoru x Thrive Collective

What an inspiring story! Thank you, Ladoru, for reminding us why we do what we do, and for so generously investing in others. 10% of all profits made between 9/24-10/31 will be donated to Thrive Collective. 💥🙏❤ Support the cause here. Shop Ladoru “Art changes people, people change the world.” – Anonymous “Several years ago…

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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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Combating COVID

Thrive Collective executive director Jeremy Del Rio has taught nationally for the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative since graduating from the program in 2010. This summer DVULI features Thrive’s response to COVID-19 in their quarterly publication. Here’s the article. Download the pdf. #kindnessbeatsthevirus In New York, students and artists combat the coronavirus with kindness. By Jeremy…

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Digital Inclusion at PS 4

When the COVID-19 quarantine hit, our School Media team at PS 4 pivoted to turn a program that was two weeks into the semester into a remote learning experience for our students. Working closely with school administrators, Christine Casado and teaching artist Vinny Arizzo of Projectivity adapted to the extraordinary circumstances. They maintained a class…

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NY Tougher Than Ever

Update: SOLD OUT (7/10) By New Yorkers, For New York. Whether it be a global pandemic or the fight for justice, New Yorkers are connected through their resilience. As tough, rough and hardcore as New Yorkers are, when push comes to shove we come together. Our roots are grounded – where there is a riot,…

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BLM Mural: Day 2 Diary

I spy Marissa Molina, Jon Souza, Rosabella Garcia, Peach Tao, Dax Matlock, Eric Orr, Crash and many of our volunteers in today’s NY Daily News. Enjoy our Day 2 Diary, curated from Instagram, here. We are so grateful to play a small role in bringing artists’ Tijay Mohammed, Sophia Dawson, and Patrice Payne vision to…

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The Free Mural Winner Is

The winner of the inaugural #KindnessBeatsTheVirus Free Mural contest is: PS 155 William Paca in East Harlem Special thanks to all the amazing students and NYC public schools that participated with more than 1,100 Instagram entries!

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HeART Beat Online

Replay the Live Stream Enjoy the replay edited by Tony Horn of Bric Arts Media. Originally hosted on Zoom and live-streamed on June 25 by Moving Image Studio of Museum of the Moving Image. 🔥🔥🔥🔥 An interactive, online arts festival with special guest, actress Luna Velez from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse! HeART Beat features High Five:…

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“Reach High,” with Spongebob

“Reach High,” music, mural, and music video by PS/MS 188 Thrive Collective hip hop students (2020) Hip Hop teaching artist Randy Mason Video by Eric Mason / Mason Jar Productions Mural design by Marissa Molina with Romero Britto Sponsored by Nickelodeon, NYC Council Member Carlina Rivera, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, and NYC…

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