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We (sort of) won an Emmy!

In 2021, Thrive collaborated with students from Metropolitan Diploma Plus High School in Brooklyn to produce a 442-square-foot mural entitled “Greetings from Brownsville.” Journalist Darren McQuade covered the mural in a story aired on PIX 11. Check it out below! In September of that year, the 43rd News and Documentary Emmy Awards were held in…

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EV Grieve Features El Bohio Mural Makeover

New murals depict LES history outside the long-empty CHARAS/El Bohio Community Center New murals are in progress on the 10th Street side of the former P.S. 64/CHARAS/El Bohio Community Center between Avenue B and Avenue C. EVG contributor Stacie Joy stopped by yesterday for a work-in-progress look at the murals that aim to beautify the sidewalk…

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UFT Features “A Rainbow of Possibilities”

“What do a rainbow, a dragon and a baseball player have in common? They are all emblazoned in bright colors on a wall at PS 18 in the South Bronx. “Members of the school community — including 4th- and 5th-graders, school faculty, staff from partner organizations, parents and even passers-by on community painting days —…

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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. Thank you, Columbia Neighbors, for profiling Thrive as one of your back to school features this month. “Creating an ecosystem of empowerment isn’t only crucial for students to thrive in…

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Staten Island Advance Front Page features Thrive Mural Collabs

Over the last 4 years, Thrive Collective has partnered with Staten Island-based non-profit Projectivity Group, which has a similar mission of providing resources, opportunities, and education for anyone interested in pursuing the arts.  This Spring 2022 season, they collaborated on multiple projects throughout NYC.  Specifically, on Staten Island, they created murals at PS60, PS9, PS8,…

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Summer Rising with Thrive

As we anticipate another extraordinary Summer of Service this year, the NYC Department of Education sent us this video recap from Summer Rising 2021. Last year, we provided visual arts and school murals program at eleven summer schools as part of the City’s Summer Rising and City Artist Corps initiatives, along with three community murals,…

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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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Thrive x Red Bull BC One

Grateful to see some of the Homecoming Week murals featured in this story by WPIX11 about the upcoming 2022 Red Bull BC One World Breakdancing Championships. The canvas murals are being temporarily exhibited at the Universal Hip Hop Museum‘s pop up space, and will be digitized for a virtual exhibition while the Museum’s permanent facility…

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Outgoing and Incoming Chancellors

As outgoing NYC Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter transitions the leadership of America’s largest public school system to David Banks, she was interviewed by NY1 last week. Ironically, both chancellors were featured in a recent Thrive Collective mural at Bronx School of Law, Government, and Justice. He was honored as the founding principal of the school,…

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