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The Art of Healing through Creativity

On Saturday, June 30th, a spirit of healing reverberated throughout our first ever Art of Healing festival where we stood, arms in arms against gun violence and provided space for individuals to heal through pain through creative fun, music, and games. With support from the community, colleague arts organizations, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance,…

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DANY: Art of Healing Comes to East Harlem

[Press Release and Photos by the Office of the District Attorney of New York] D.A. Vance, Thrive Collective, Partners Host First-Ever “Art of Healing” Festival in East Harlem in Honor of Gun Violence Awareness Month JULY 2, 2018 Festival Offered Arts Activities Designed to Heal Trauma, Featured Remarks by Parkland Survivor Aalayah Eastmond Festival Coincided…

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Full STEAM Ahead: Diversity in Action

Fun feature by Adina Solomon in the current issue of Diversity Magazine: “As schools cut art programs, the nonprofit Thrive Collective works to fill the gap.” “ART COMES ALIVE” As schools cut art programs, Thrive Collective is working hard to fill the gap..our latest Full STEAM Ahead feature-thank you! @jeremydelrio @NYCthrive @SterlingKBrown https://t.co/ChBWdkwsaZ — Diversity…

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Media Amplifies the Message

Thank you, Clorox and Sterling K. Brown, for helping to amplify the message that New York City must Bring Art Back to public schools. In the three weeks since we officially opened our new Harlem home at the Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub, media outlets have published at least 57 news reports and videos, including:…

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Sterling K. Brown on Why Access to Arts Education is Important for All Kids

 From the corresponding article by Carson Blackwelder: Since its founding in 2011, Thrive Collective has been evolving with the times. While it is still focused on improving public education for all children by connecting schools with entities that could help them, it found that classrooms had two common requests: strengthening arts programs and finding mentors for kids. A 2014…

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About Last Night

Our collective minds are blown, from an explosive cocktail of gratitude, pride, and a dash of fatigue at what transpired last night at the Power of Clean Open House for the Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub in Harlem. Award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown (Black Panther, This is Us) joined Clorox, Thrive Collective, Community Connections for Youth,…

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Thrive brings art into public schools

Black Enterprise Features Thrive Collective

“There’s often a straight if dotted line between the arts … and the sciences. Kids who miss out on the arts often lack the chance to develop STEM skills as well, since the arts can aid in unlocking their understanding of STEM. The best private schools typically include extensive arts education, including the performing arts…

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On Tiempo: DACA Advocacy

On December 17, 2017, Jeremy Del Rio and Vanessa Upegui appeared on Tiempo on WABC 7 to advocate for a clean Dream Act and discuss the Camino de Sueños events hosted by Thrive Collective in NYC, and CCDA nationwide and in Washington, DC, on December 4th and 5th. Featured Mural: “Breathe Free, NYC,” with art…

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#DreamActNow

The Camino de Sueños that began in Detroit in October officially ended in Washington, DC, on December 5th. But the work continues to urge Congress to pass a clean Dream Act before the end of DACA puts 800,000 Dreamers at risk of deportation in March 2018 — including many Thrive Collective students. Jeremy Del Rio proudly…

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El Diario: Create an Immigrant Sanctuary

The June 11, 2017 issue of El Diario newspaper includes a photo essay from the production of La Lucha Continua: “’La Lucha Continúa’ se renueva en Manhattan como ‘santuario’ inmigrante,” by Marielis Acevedo, El Diario (June 06, 2017). Las manos de un niño de apenas dos años dejan su huella de color en el espacio como símbolo…

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