Thank you, “Loving Our Neighbor” Volunteers!

“I’ve been trying to find ways to get my kids involved and helping other people. A lot of us don’t know each other but we came together for a common goal to paint this mural because it shows that it’s a form of sacrifice and that we care about the community and it’s appearance.” Thanks…

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Supplying Smiles and More

“Thank you!” from 3,000 students and 8 public schools who received #WeServe school supplies in October 2015. As part of SchoolPartners.NYC‘s #WeServe campaign, Thrive Collective partnered with NY CityServe, the Luis Palau Association, World Vision, and neighborhood churches to distribute school supplies to 3,000 students at eight elementary schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island and…

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Hope Week Returns

Our Hope Week motivational assemblies return for a third year, beginning this week. This year, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Street2Street and the continuing collaboration of SchoolPartners.NYC, we have expanded Hope Week from one week each school year to one week a month for six months! We expect to reach 30-40 schools this year,…

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Project 25 Students Invoke Change

In 2015 — Project 25’s Pilot Year in NYC — Project 25 NYC: Distributed 27 mini-grants of $100 each … To 390 student leaders … At 28 NYC public schools … Who launched 13 projects … Volunteered 4,883 hours … And raised $5,828 for social causes like clean water and fighting poverty. Stay tuned for…

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Commencement 2015: Great Stories Demand Sequels

Our own executive director Jeremy Del Rio delivered the 2015 Commencement Address at the graduation ceremony for Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood, Queens. Grover Cleveland is one of our Hope Week Partners, and an expansion site for our School Mentors programs this year. Below are the transcript and audio of his speech. Listen…

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An Audacious Vision

Ed note: The contents of this page are reproduced from the original 20/20 Vision for School’s website for archival reference. “Why do we tolerate a world where children born with God’s genius are going to school in environments that are not nurturing that genius and manifesting the divine within them? You’ve all been called here…

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The Mission: Eradicate Educational Apartheid

Ed note: The contents of this page are reproduced from the original 20/20 Vision for School’s website for archival reference. “I don’t want to send another generation of American children to failing schools. I don’t want that future for my daughters. I don’t want that future for your sons. I do not want that future…

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A History of 20/20 Vision for Schools (2005-2011)

Ed. Note: Thrive Collective grew organically out of a conversation among mostly faith-based youth workers that began in 2005 during the production of the 2005 Greater New York Billy Graham Crusade. On this page is a brief history of that evolution until incorporating as 20/20 Vision for Schools, Inc. on August 17, 2011. Here you can…

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Core Strategy: What We Do

Ed note: The contents of this page are reproduced from the original 20/20 Vision for School’s website for archival reference. 20/20 Vision for Schools mobilizes and equips New Yorkers of all social sectors to engage the issues of sustainable reform in meaningful ways. (Read more about our original mission and purpose.) We achieve this by…

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Case Study: Deepening Impacts with Young Life

Improving Educational Outcomes for Students and Schools In October, Young Life New York renewed an innovative partnership with 20/20 Vision for Schools dedicated to making schools better schools and students better students. In Phase Two of our partnership, we will expand our work from eleven schools in five New York neighborhoods to every neighborhood where…

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