Naomi Kuo

IS 117X: Celebrate Diversity

For three consecutive years, Thrive Collective has proudly partnered with IS 117 students to bring public art, music and film back to the school building. “Celebrate Diversity” is the third mural produced in consecutive years. Ms. Jones, IS 117’s principal, encourages other schools in Bronx District 9 and beyond to partner with Thrive: “It’s especially…

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Welcome to PS 310

Thanks to the generosity of NYC Council Member Fernando Cabrera and the Cultural Immigrants Fund, PS 310 declares to the surrounding community and all who enter its premises: “You belong here!” At the “Welcome to PS 310” mural ribbon cutting ceremony, the fifth grade student president stressed the mural’s significance: “We dedicate this mural to…

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IS 117 / TYWLS: I Am Mount Hope

A discretionary grant from NYC Council Member Fernando Cabrera allowed us to return to IS 117 for a second School Murals project, this time with a twist. We would leverage the project as a mechanism to invite collaboration between both schools that share the building: IS 117 Joseph Wade Academy and The Young Women’s Leadership…

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