Staten Island

Christian Penn Will Expand Thrive and Projectivity in the DMV Area

Thrive Collective and Projectivity Group are expanding to the DMV Region (District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia). Christian Penn, the Operations Manager at Thrive Collective, has lived in New York City for the last 21 years, but is relocating back home to Maryland. Penn is looking forward to using the same creativity and passion there that…

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Anti-Violence Mural at Staten Island Park Highlighted by News Site

“Peace in the Park,” an anti-violence mural created by Projectivity and Thrive Collective, was recently featured on a Staten Island news site. The mural, which covers more than 200 feet of wall at Rev. Dr. Maggie Howard Park in Staten Island’s Stapleton neighborhood, was funded in part by the Staten Island Foundation and the New…

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WPIX New York Highlights Thrive Collective’s Murals, RHYME Program

Thrive Collective was recently featured on WPIX during its 6 p.m. evening newscast. On Feb. 17,  at P.S. 155 and the Renaissance School of the Arts (RSA) in East Harlem, WPIX reporter Michelle Ross interviewed Jeremy Del Rio, founder and executive director of Thrive Collective, and sixth-grader Justin Guanilo, a student in the organization’s R.H.Y.M.E.…

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Staten Island Advance Front Page features Thrive Mural Collabs

Over the last 4 years, Thrive Collective has partnered with Staten Island-based non-profit Projectivity Group, which has a similar mission of providing resources, opportunities, and education for anyone interested in pursuing the arts.  This Spring 2022 season, they collaborated on multiple projects throughout NYC.  Specifically, on Staten Island, they created murals at PS60, PS9, PS8,…

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Homecoming Concerts Kick-Off in The Bronx

“It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC” Free Concert Series Kicks-Off in The Bronx August 16, 2021 First 1,000 ticket holders who arrive at concerts can receive a free, limited edition “It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC” T-Shirt Live temporary art installations will be curated by Thrive Collective and feature Tats Cru, among other…

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It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC

IT’S TIME FOR HIP HOP IN NYC 💥 Tickets are free and backstage passes are available. The musical lineups for each NYC Homecoming Week borough concert are epic. So too is the Live Art lineup, produced by Thrive Collective. Join us. ➡️ for details and FREE tickets.

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Rep. John Lewis Memorial

Thrive Collective’s executive director Jeremy Del Rio was asked by The NYC Mayor’s Office to reflect on the intersection of faith and justice at an online Memorial Service for Rep. John Lewis on September 15. Jeremy’s remarks follow. 🎨 Mural by Damien Mitchell for Projectivity 📷 by Sold magazine John Lewis Memorial Service September 15,…

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Digital Inclusion at PS 4

When the COVID-19 quarantine hit, our School Media team at PS 4 pivoted to turn a program that was two weeks into the semester into a remote learning experience for our students. Working closely with school administrators, Christine Casado and teaching artist Vinny Arizzo of Projectivity adapted to the extraordinary circumstances. They maintained a class…

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