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Ember Charter School: The Fabric of Leadership (2019)

The “Fabric of Leadership” school mural at Ember Chart School in Bedford Stuyvesant explores leadership rooted in “Sankofa.” Sankofa means reflection, remembering, and giving respect to the past, even as we lead into the future. This spring, Thrive Collective worked with 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade Ember students after school to explore how leadership…

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P.S. 204 businessman on mural

PS 204K: The Games We Play

Artist Statement – By Michela Muserra It’s a wrap! Where do I start? “The Games We Play” school mural project was another fulfilling experience with Thrive Collective. We started working with the 4th grade students of PS 204 The Vince Lombardi School back in March. Funded by the Cultural Immigrant Initiative via a grant from…

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MS 83X: Respect Road

The “Respect Road” mural at MS 83 in the Bronx reflects the school’s “Bulldog Pride” and “Respect for All” mantras, along with its core values of respect, responsibility, and reflection. The principal wanted to design to go against type and avoid food references in the cafeteria, while emphasizing the importance of friendliness in the lunch…

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PS/IS 30: Opportunity

From the IS 30 Wildcat Newsletter (Spring 2019): This spring, PS/IS 30 installed two new murals designed and painted by our students in collaboration with teaching artists Joshua Gabriel, Abby Walsh, and Nico Collazo from Thrive Collective. The “Opportunity” mural in the arts and sciences wing celebrates how creative imagination opens the doors of opportunity,…

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PS/IS 30: Resilience

From the IS 30 Wildcat Newsletter (Spring 2019): This spring, PS/IS 30 installed two new murals designed and painted by our students in collaboration with teaching artists Joshua Gabriel, Abby Walsh, and Nico Collazo from Thrive Collective. The “Opportunity” mural in the arts and sciences wing celebrates how creative imagination opens the doors of opportunity,…

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Female Thrive Collective URBANLIFE Mentors

UrbanLife Youth & Family Center

“Welcome to ‘What Comes Next.'” – Shawana Myhre, UrbanLife Mentors For the second consecutive year, Clorox sponsored Thrive Collective to beautify a youth arts and mentoring space — this time in Oakland! On June 15th, we celebrated the grand opening of the UrbanLife Youth and Family Center with our partners UrbanLife Mentors and Clorox. “Next” is just the…

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Walton Campus: Global Gastronomy

The “Global Gastronomy” school mural adorns the main entrance to the cafeteria at the Walton Campus in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx. Thanks to the generous support of NYC Council Member Fernando Cabrera, along with the NYC Departments of Cultural Affairs and Youth, the mural highlights the diverse culinary traditions of different immigrant groups…

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P.S. 245K creators

PS 245K: Creators

The “Creators” mural at PS 245 in Flatbush explores the creative convergence of artists and scientists over time with the help of a time machine. It is one of two mural projects funded by NYC Council Member Matthieu Eugene in spring 2019. As a school, PS 245 has embraced a STEAM educational focus (Science Technology…

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skeleton man (musician) and skeleton woman (dancer)

MS/HS 141: Celebrate Diversity

Principal O’Mara joins the fun. The new “Celebrate Diversity” mural greets middle school students at their main entrance at MS/HS 141: Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy every morning. Thank you, NYC Council Member Andrew Cohen and Principal O’Mara, for your continuing support. Celebrate Diversity ‹ › × × Previous Next Flickr Album Gallery Powered By: WP Frank…

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woman in "Tiger Pride" banner

MS/HS 141: Tiger Pride

The new “Tiger Pride” mural adorns the primary first floor hallway at MS/HS 141: Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy. Thank you, NYC Council Member Andrew Cohen and Principal O’Mara, for your continuing support. Tiger Pride ‹ › × × Previous Next Flickr Album Gallery Powered By: WP Frank The mural highlight the pride and ambitions of the…

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