Combating COVID

Thrive Collective executive director Jeremy Del Rio has taught nationally for the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative since graduating from the program in 2010. This summer DVULI features Thrive’s response to COVID-19 in their quarterly publication. Here’s the article. Download the pdf. #kindnessbeatsthevirus In New York, students and artists combat the coronavirus with kindness. By Jeremy…

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How-To Videos

Tutorials and More Instructional Videos As part of our #KindnessBeatsTheVirus COVID-19 free “Tools for Schools,” we offer these instructional videos by members of our School Media and teaching artists teams. Feel free to use them in your classrooms, or contact us to schedule a workshop. How to Make How-To Videos Thrive Collective’s School Media director…

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Collaborative Art: A Transformational Force within Communities

Thrive Collective exemplifies “collaborative art as a transformational force to strengthen community and enhance well-being.” So said the University of Chicago in a best practice research report by Dr. Adriana V. Madzharov, Ph.D., Professor at the School of Business at the Stevens Institute of Technology, and her colleagues in the October 2019 issue of The Journal…

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Summer Arts Academy Daily Diary

One of our fearless interns took the plunge this summer with a journalism / fantasy mashup he named “The Sapling.” It’s a daily diary of the Summer Arts Academy that chronicles how and why 25 students and five teaching artists said yes to an insanely ambitious summer agenda — and delivered! Check it out here,…

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Jeremy Del Rio giving a speech

Tell a Better Story: Road Tripping

How are your communities partnering with students and public schools around the country? In the last three weeks, Jeremy Del Rio has shared the Thrive Collective story with artists, businesses, volunteers, nonprofits, and faith leaders in Atlanta, Colorado Springs, Memphis, and Phoenix. Invite him or one of our senior team members to speak at your next corporate or training…

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UFT Artists

NYCATA/UFT Conference for Arts Educators

For the second year in a row, we were privileged to teach at the accredited NYCATA/UFT 2017 Artworks Conference. Thank you, NYCATA, for trusting us with the privilege of engaging some of our City’s best and brightest educators. MURAL MAKING: PUBLIC ART TRANSFORMING PUBLIC SCHOOLS Empower students to create public art murals that transform public schools…

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Teaching Artists Training Day

Our Spring 2017 Teaching Artists are trained and ready to start the new semester. The team gathered on January 27 for a full day orientation and interactive training for our accredited curriculum, built around our core values of creativity, collaboration, knowledge, excellence, transformation, and justice. We can’t wait for the new semester to begin! Training Day…

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Arise and Give Thanks

Thrive Collective presents “Give Thanks” to The Clemente Cultural Arts Center. Happy Thanksgiving! We at Thrive Collective have so much to be thankful for this year, most especially 2,800 arts and mentoring students at 23 of the 100 schools we served with 120 school partners — and the 800 volunteers, 40 artists, musicians, and filmmakers,…

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National Youth Workers Convention Features Thrive Collective

Youth Specialties featured the work of Thrive Collective at their 2016 National Youth Workers Convention in Cincinnati (Nov. 17-20, 2016). More than 3,000 youth workers from around the country heard the #BringArtBack story from the main stage, experienced it in the collaborative production of the Arise mural throughout the conference, and watched this moving documentary short featuring…

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Thrive Presents “Create with Us” at UFT/NYCATA ArtWorks 2016

Sam Wisneski and Jeremy Del Rio presented the “Create with Us: Public Art Transforming Public Schools” experiential workshop at the UFT/NYCATA ArtWorks 2016 conference for art teachers on October 29, 2016. Title: “Create with Us: Public Art Transforming Public Schools” Description: “Empower students to create public art murals that transform public schools into centers of…

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