Middle School

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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MS 183Q: Yes I Can

We were privileged to return to PS/MS 183Q with support from NYC Council Member Donovan Richards and Art as Catalyst for Change for a fourth consecutive year. We provided 160 middle school students accredited, in-school murals classes for an entire semester. In this collaboration we explored the theme of “Yes I Can.” MS 183 Final…

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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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women and gears

PS/MS 42Q: Anything is Possible

After a three-year effort to wrap the exterior PS/MS 42 courtyard with School Murals, “Anything is Possible” brought the artistry indoors in 2019. Once again, Art a Catalyst for Change funding from NYC Council Member Donovan Richards allowed us to: Provide 200 middle school students accredited, in-school Murals and Music classes for an entire semester; Provide…

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inspiring woman

BCMS/PS 298: Live Well

The “Live Well” school mural is Thrive Collective’s second project sponsored by NeON Arts and Carnegie Hall, this time at the Betty Shabazz Campus in Brownsville, Brooklyn. The fifteen-week collaboration included students from both the Brownsville Collaborative Middle School and PS 298 who created an inspiring mural in the shared lunchroom. The mural features a…

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Bronx Science Mural

IS 123X: I Am the Bronx

Our students create with the best. The legendary TATS Cru crushed it with students from JHS 123 / The Bronx Urban Community Magnet School in Soundview, where they grew up and started making murals in the early 1980s. Thank you BIO, Nicer, and BG183 for embracing our students and the opportunity to elevate their sense of…

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