NYC Service

Free Mural Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4/13/2020                                    Contact: Jeremy Del Rio 347-921-4426 Email #KindnessBeatsTheVirus Thrive Collective Launches Free Mural Contest and Provides Arts Resources for Students and Educators in response to COVID-19 Art has always helped humanity process and heal from trauma.…

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Responding to COVID-19

Update as of 3/16/2020 As New Yorkers, we know that the roots of NYC’s resilience run deep. During times of fear and uncertainty, it helps to remember that collective trauma creates opportunities for collective hope and healing. This short documentary shows how one school community healed after the shared pain of Hurricane Sandy. Last night…

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School Mentors Featured in NYC Service PSA

New York City’s new PSA promoting the need for more high school mentors features two of Thrive’s pioneering School Mentors: Jonathan Del Rio (Thrive Collective’s original muse) and Frederick Castleberry (GQ darling and Harlem Village Academies HS trailblazer). We love sharing our heroes with the rest of the City! HS students in our city need…

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Liquidnet x NYC Service = Summer Refresh

Ten Liquidnet volunteers energized our Summer Refresh this Tuesday, enduring high temps (no A/C yet!) and two flights of rickety 100-year old steps to prepare Thrive Collective’s Harlem Hub studios in advance of our three-week summer arts camp. Projects included restocking art supplies from our spring mural season, and deep cleaning various studio spaces and…

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The Power of a Hot Dog

Life consists of little things, consistently experienced over time. Eleven years ago, a neighborhood church started the movement that became Thrive Collective by sponsoring a year-end BBQ for the students and staff of PS/MS 34 in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. No one expected murals, music, mentoring, and more to ensue as a result of those…

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