School Partners USA

PS 9 Extreme Mural Makeover: Behind the Scenes

That time eight iconic NYC street artists transformed a school building in two weekends. Watch how it’s done. Tats Cru x Thrive Collective x Projectivity PS 9 The Ryer Avenue School (The Bronx) 1st Floor: “Welcome to the Bronx” BG 183, Bio, Nicer 2nd Floor: “Bronx All Stars” Andre Trenier, Daze, Marthalicia 3rd Floor: “Global…

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Still We Rise: South Oak Cliff HS, Dallas

STILL WE RISE ⇑ Thrive Collective’s first School Partners USA school mural project was completed on November 12, 2021, at South Oak Cliff High School in Dallas. Local ABC Affiliate WFAA 8 featured the ribbon cutting on their newscast. [Video above. See more at WFAA.] Art Direction by Michael McPheeters SPECIAL THANKS South Oak Cliff…

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Download the App

When creatives give away their trade secrets — yes, please! The Thrive Collective App [BETA] is now available for free on all platforms.

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School Partners USA

Thrive Collective proudly launches School Partners USA today. To our friends in Dallas, San Diego, and Oakland: let’s get busy! _______________ Do you need help developing and implementing a strategy to impact your local schools? School Partners USA offers youth workers nine months of focused training and support for those who see engaging public schools…

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SchoolPartners.NYC Kicks off with I Am My School and Project 25

#BeTheChange Eighty high school student leaders gathered today for the I Am My School conference to explore ways to love and serve their public schools well. I Am My School was presented by SchoolPartners.NYC and Lead.NYC at Nyack College.   View this post on Instagram   #BeTheChange | Eighty high school student leaders gathered at…

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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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Mural Volunteers Prep, Paint, & Party

Spring 2018 volunteer opportunities now online! Go here to register. More opportunities will be posted every month. An average mural schedule looks something like this, and volunteers can sign up for morning or afternoon shifts: Day 1 — Prepare the walls, 9-5 No skill required. Day 2 — Image Transfer Day, 9-5 Moderate skill level required. Day 3…

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Walking the Path of Dreamers

Brooklyn students unite with #Dreamers nationwide for the #CaminoDeSueños (Path of Dreams). Tell your DC Representatives and Senators to pass comprehensive immigration reform, including a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers. @noelcastellanos @iamccda @mcfwarren A post shared by Thrive Collective (@nycthrive) on Nov 16, 2017 at 8:17am PST It's on! The first of the #caminodesueños assemblies…

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Thrive Collective partners with Camino de Sueños to support Dreamers

Pilgrimage heads to NYC engaging support for DACA students through art, stories and action BROOKLYN, New York — With the fate of DACA recipients yet to be determined and the need for a legislative fix for dreamers to be taken up by Congress, the national Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) and NYC-based non-profit Thrive Collective…

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