Sam Wisneski

Roots of Resilience

Seven years ago, Hurricane Sandy devastated the Atlantic coast. One year later, students from Coney Island celebrated their community’s Resilience. Watch the documentary here. The story of renewal and rebirth. After being partially destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, PS 329 and the community of Coney Island came together to rebuild the heart of their neighborhood and…

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Let’s March Together for Education

Next Tuesday, March 27th, is National Education and Sharing Day. The day was first established by the United States Congress in 1978 to honor Rabbi M. M. Schneerson, who was a passionate advocate for children’s education. Rabbi Schneerson believed that education should focus not only on academic achievements, but also on character building. President Obama…

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Thrive art

What’s Your Excuse?

Our creative director Sam Wisneski is chronicling his creative process on Instagram and Facebook as he develops an all ages graphic novel this year. Follow him and enjoy the ride. Just some excuses that I have used at some point in my life not to start something new.. #comics #graphicnovel #art #illustration #drawing #painting #design…

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The Norwegian American showcasing Thrive's art

Norwegian American Weekly: “Spectacular” Art, but “More Valuable” Collaboration

The Norwegian American Weekly newspaper featured the “Generations” mural in print and online last week. About the artwork itself, author Victoria Hofmo writes: “This fine tradition of connecting art to public schools is continuing through 20/20 Vision for Schools. … The most recent mural project, ‘Generations’ was unveiled on the lawn at the Norwegian Christian Home & Health Center…

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