Columbia University Neighbors Features Thrive Collective

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Our Executive Director, Jeremy Del Rio, Esq., speaks with Brandee Sanders of Columbia University Neighbors to discuss arts education as a means for community empowerment.

 “Creating an ecosystem of empowerment isn’t only crucial for students to thrive in the arts, but in other areas of life as well. Historically, exposure to arts in schools has been a driving force of innovation in urban communities. We draw a lot of inspiration from New York’s greatest contribution in the last 50 years to arts and culture globally, which is hip-hop. Kids from inner city communities remixed and re-engineered and built on all of these creative stimuluses to overcome poverty.” -JDR



Randy Mason

Husband / Dad / Indie Rapper / R.H.Y.M.E + Hip Hop & Studio Arts Director at Thrive Collective

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