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La Lucha Rain Dates

Due to monsoon-like rains on Friday and a bad forecast for Saturday, we have rescheduled painting times from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Join us from approximately 10-5 each day. Production Details Reception Info

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Holidays Thrive

On December 12, 2016, Thrive Collective participated in the kickoff event of Thrive NYC’s Week of Action with First Lady Chirlane McCray, Deputy Mayor Buery, and actor Dennis O’Hare in Union Square Park. As part of the event, the Mayor’s Community Assistance Unit invited passersby to collaborate with Thrive artists to create the custom “Holidays…

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2016 Thrive Collective Mural Celebration

Work Hard. Then Celebrate (17 Times)!

What’s better than to celebrate twelve murals, a South Bronx art festival, three recitals, and three film festivals throughout the city? Celebrating this accomplishment with all our friends! The completion of public art, whether murals, music, or media, testafies to the creative capacities of our students and their communities. From local art stores and artist…

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Mentors Talk SEX with Teens

You guessed it. Year after year, the topic that ignites the most passion in teen boys remains sex. Since October, twenty-five Young Life boys from Harlem Village Academy High School and eighteen men from New Canaan Society have met on the first and third Tuesday of every month to explore what real manhood looks like…

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Winning at Dave & Busters

Winter Break means students and mentors create memories off campus. For the second consecutive year, our HVA students and mentors enjoyed their vacation at Dave & Busters in Times Square.

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Supplying Smiles and More

“Thank you!” from 3,000 students and 8 public schools who received #WeServe school supplies in October 2015. As part of SchoolPartners.NYC‘s #WeServe campaign, Thrive Collective partnered with NY CityServe, the Luis Palau Association, World Vision, and neighborhood churches to distribute school supplies to 3,000 students at eight elementary schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island and…

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Five Lives: Mentors Overcome Adversity Too

Raul Baez discusses overcoming adversity with the Brotherhood Fellowship Mentoring students at Harlem Village Academy (12/1/15). After a childhood marred by physical and sexual abuse, Raul ran away at thirteen, dropped out of school, began a 25 year drug addiction, and survived four near death experiences. Five years after completing a 12-year prison sentence for attempted murder,…

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Manhood Essentials

The Brotherhood’s third School Mentors session yesterday at Harlem Village Academy included fingerprinting fun for the mentors, and the introduction of our Manhood Essentials core values of the Brotherhood: Reject Passivity Embrace Responsibility Serve Humbly Lead Courageously Love Sacrificially These values frame the goals of the entire program, including group talks, life skills, professional networking, and…

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The Mentor’s Heartbeat

Meet Gregory Moore, the program coordinator of the Brotherhood Fellowship Mentoring Program at Harlem Village Academy, and hear why twenty business executives are mentoring high school boys in Harlem. The Brotherhood meets for dinner the first and third Tuesday of every month, and individual pairs meet offline in alternating weeks. Our flagship School Mentors program,…

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ABC News Celebrates School Mentors

Tiempo (3/29/15) Watch Manny Delgado talk about the impact of School Mentors on his life: “I cannot say that I’d be where I am today if it wasn’t for them. I’ve grown so much, even having the confidence to say hello to anybody was something I wouldn’t be able to do.” (Clip begins at 1:33)

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