#KindnessBeatsTheVirus

COVID-19 updates and #KindnessBeatsTheVirus remote learning resources.

Post COVID Mural Making

In 2020, despite COVID-19 scheduling disruptions and NY’s months-long stay home order, our incredible team of artists and students completed 30 public art murals after the city began reopening in July. Check out our full Murals portfolio here. Many of the projects that were canceled in 2020 have been rescheduled for 2021. Cheers to a…

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Happy Holidays!

🎄🎉 Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and happiest of holidays this year. From all of us at Thrive Collective 🎁❤ Art by Cori Santana (@coripoderosa). #KindnessBeatsTheVirus

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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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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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