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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Father’s Day Gratitude

Shout out to all the incredible dads fathering their children well, and to all the uncles, grandfathers, brothers, cousins, neighbors, godfathers, mentors, coaches, teachers, clergy, youth workers, volunteers, single mothers, and all the rest who step up when dads are absent. Happy Fathers Day! This photo is of Jeremy Del Rio’s father Pastor Rick Del…

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Why Should Parents Get Involved?

Why should parents get involved with Thrive Collective? “Learning goes beyond the classroom, and this is truly beyond the classroom. … Sometimes we get stuck in the everyday, and this gives us a chance to do something beautiful. … Working on the painting with my daughter and my husband and the rest of the community…

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Why We LOVE Faith Motivated Volunteers

On April 8th, twenty-five incredible volunteers from Christian Cultural Center prepped three school mural projects at MS 42, MS 183, and PS 282. Then they produced this video to challenge their congregation to help #BringArtBack to NYC public schools. Watch the video to find why faith motivated volunteers are some of our most dedicated. Sign…

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Volunteers Crush Prep for Lent

For those of you who think you can’t volunteer with School Murals because, “I’m not an artist,” this third grader has been muraling with Thrive Collective since age 2. On Saturday he returned to MS 42 in Arverne (the Rockaways) because he says, “Art inspires me to try new things.” Follow his lead and create…

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