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  • “I think that we’ve always had a heart for this particular neighborhood. Thrive is another level because it deals with schools all over the city. Thrive’s been able to get involved in the school community in a unique way with the arts and it really allows the kids to buy in and get creative. Every example of art that you see, the kids have not only done it but have really been a part of creating it. When we did the mural here, and then a few others of these pieces, the kids loved the environment. I think we’ve been able to stay true to the roots, which is to remain involved into the community, to really focus on those relationships. For me it's a unique opportunity as a teacher here. It’s not only my job, it's my church community. I’ve had students who I used to work with their parents years ago in the ministry house so it’s a very unique experience for me. About two years ago, I see a kid from the neighborhood who I taught for two years. He waves at me from across the street. We’re going in different directions and he stops. He runs across the street and puts his hand on my shoulders and says, 'I just got to thank you.' He was a particularly difficult kid, and he knew that, and he kinda just thanked me. It’s funny that as a teacher a lot of those moments have nothing to do with academics—it’s about those relationships, and that’s what he was thanking me for: for showing him love and showing him discipline.” - Jonathan Del Rio, Math Teacher, longtime Volunteer, PS/MS 34

Thank you @agminnyc for making this event possible!
#ThrowbackTHRIVEday #WhyITHRIVE #BringArtBACK #TheHeARTofHealing #WeAreThrive #SchoolMurals #MuralArt #ItTakesACommunity #ArtInAction #psart2018 // @nyculture @nycschools @nycservice @nycyouth // Photos and interview by @chandlersimpson
  • “I think that we’ve always had a heart for this particular neighborhood. Thrive is another level because it deals with schools all over the city. Thrive’s been able to get involved in the school community in a unique way with the arts and it really allows the kids to buy in and get creative. Every example of art that you see, the kids have not only done it but have really been a part of creating it. When we did the mural here, and then a few others of these pieces, the kids loved the environment. I think we’ve been able to stay true to the roots, which is to remain involved into the community, to really focus on those relationships. For me it's a unique opportunity as a teacher here. It’s not only my job, it's my church community. I’ve had students who I used to work with their parents years ago in the ministry house so it’s a very unique experience for me. About two years ago, I see a kid from the neighborhood who I taught for two years. He waves at me from across the street. We’re going in different directions and he stops. He runs across the street and puts his hand on my shoulders and says, 'I just got to thank you.' He was a particularly difficult kid, and he knew that, and he kinda just thanked me. It’s funny that as a teacher a lot of those moments have nothing to do with academics—it’s about those relationships, and that’s what he was thanking me for: for showing him love and showing him discipline.” - Jonathan Del Rio, Math Teacher, longtime Volunteer, PS/MS 34

    Thank you @agminnyc for making this event possible!
    #ThrowbackTHRIVEday #WhyITHRIVE #BringArtBACK #TheHeARTofHealing #WeAreThrive #SchoolMurals #MuralArt #ItTakesACommunity #ArtInAction #psart2018 // @nyculture @nycschools @nycservice @nycyouth // Photos and interview by @chandlersimpson
  • 110 4 1 February, 2019

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  • #Repost @ohnoitsdapopo
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I NEED Y’ALLS HELP!!! I made another bet... Shania is currently suspended... The bet is if she gets her grades up from basically all F’s 🤦🏽‍♂️ to straight A’s and quits fighting that she gets a mini shopping spree (straight outta my pocket) and a shout out from her favorite celebrity @iam__annmarie ! This is where I need y’alls help... everyone please tag @iam__annmarie and send this to her DM! Ann Marie if you see this please hit my DM so we can set up something nice! #ItTakesACommunity (Shania, I’m also not tagging you until you get them grades up!) ———————————————————————UPDATE: @iam__annmarie responded and is up for the deal. Now this is community policing. This is how the world changes. This is how people truly leave the world better than they found it. Kudos @ohnoitsdapopo you’re an amazing human and I sincerely wish you a continuous successful future.
  • #Repost @ohnoitsdapopo
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    I NEED Y’ALLS HELP!!! I made another bet... Shania is currently suspended... The bet is if she gets her grades up from basically all F’s 🤦🏽‍♂️ to straight A’s and quits fighting that she gets a mini shopping spree (straight outta my pocket) and a shout out from her favorite celebrity @iam__annmarie ! This is where I need y’alls help... everyone please tag @iam__annmarie and send this to her DM! Ann Marie if you see this please hit my DM so we can set up something nice! #ItTakesACommunity (Shania, I’m also not tagging you until you get them grades up!) ———————————————————————UPDATE: @iam__annmarie responded and is up for the deal. Now this is community policing. This is how the world changes. This is how people truly leave the world better than they found it. Kudos @ohnoitsdapopo you’re an amazing human and I sincerely wish you a continuous successful future.
  • 614 6 14 February, 2019
  • The wildfires in California are very dangerous right now, I encourage the community to help our local firefighters as they fight the fires in this heat! If you know firefighters that needs some pain relief send them my way and it’s no charge while these fires rage! 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
#ittakesacommunity
  • The wildfires in California are very dangerous right now, I encourage the community to help our local firefighters as they fight the fires in this heat! If you know firefighters that needs some pain relief send them my way and it’s no charge while these fires rage! 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
    #ittakesacommunity
  • 417 35 2 August, 2018

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  • Our sweet bottle-fed calf! She is so tame.. and she has my heart! 🖤🖤 #calvingseason
  • Our sweet bottle-fed calf! She is so tame.. and she has my heart! 🖤🖤 #calvingseason
  • 61 7 4 hours ago

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  • It was a pleasure being a presenter at the 2019 Delta Sigma Theta Youth, Empowerment Conference.  There are a lot of organizations out here doing what they can to build the next generations. #ittakesacommunity
  • It was a pleasure being a presenter at the 2019 Delta Sigma Theta Youth, Empowerment Conference. There are a lot of organizations out here doing what they can to build the next generations. #ittakesacommunity
  • 91 3 9 hours ago
  • Artist spotlight: @jasonchumusic spreading good vibes all around with his amazing music and spoken word. And reminding the Asian American community that “it’s an honor, just to be Asian, oh it’s an honor, just to be Asian” (s/o to @iamsandraohinsta). Thanks for bringing some of that LA sunshine to the Bay, Jason! Looking forward to your next visit back here. With @kingaloha on the #ukulele.
  • Artist spotlight: @jasonchumusic spreading good vibes all around with his amazing music and spoken word. And reminding the Asian American community that “it’s an honor, just to be Asian, oh it’s an honor, just to be Asian” (s/o to @iamsandraohinsta). Thanks for bringing some of that LA sunshine to the Bay, Jason! Looking forward to your next visit back here. With @kingaloha on the #ukulele .
  • 14 4 10 hours ago

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  • Bringing RAMA parties back in full force! Bummed you couldn’t make it? Keep on the lookout for our next party in April!
PC: @keppik
  • Bringing RAMA parties back in full force! Bummed you couldn’t make it? Keep on the lookout for our next party in April!
    PC: @keppik
  • 19 6 25 March, 2019
  • Hi! Am I the only one in search of a moving legal graffiti wall? 👋🏽
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Whether it’s deemed a criminal act on a moving train or it’s up on a gallery wall, both are worthy of finding a compromise in the name of artistic expression. #ittakesacommunity #loveIShere #healthycommunity -#i❤️streetart #choplocal
  • Hi! Am I the only one in search of a moving legal graffiti wall? 👋🏽
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    Whether it’s deemed a criminal act on a moving train or it’s up on a gallery wall, both are worthy of finding a compromise in the name of artistic expression. #ittakesacommunity #loveIShere #healthycommunity - #i ❤️streetart #choplocal
  • 36 3 24 March, 2019

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  • It's Nutrition Month! Here's another great recipe recommended by our registered dieticians. ⠀
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Turkey Chili⠀
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Ingredients:⠀
Cooking spray⠀
1 1/2 tablespoons canola or corn oil⠀
1 medium or large onion, chopped⠀
1 pound 4 ounces ground skinless turkey breast⠀
2 large garlic cloves, minced, or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder⠀
2 teaspoons chili powder⠀
1/2 teaspoon pepper⠀
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin⠀
1 15.5-ounce can no-salt-added pinto beans, rinsed and drained⠀
1 15.5-ounce can no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained⠀
1 14.5-ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained⠀
1 3/4 cup fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth⠀
1 cup frozen whole-kernel corn⠀
1 6-ounce can no-salt-added tomato paste⠀
4 medium green onions, green part only, sliced⠀
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Preparation:⠀
1. Lightly spray Dutch oven with cooking spray. Add the oil and heat over medium-high heat, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook onion for 3 minutes or until soft, stirring occasionally.⠀
2. Reduce the heat to medium. Stir in the turkey. Cook for 5 minutes or until browned, stirring frequently to turn and break up the turkey.⠀
3. Stir in the garlic, chili powder, pepper, and cumin. Stir in the remaining ingredients except the green onions. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until heated through, stirring frequently. Just before serving, sprinkle with the green onions.⠀
4. Enjoy!⠀
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347 calories/serving | 5.0 g total fat | 10 g fiber | 34 g protein⠀
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Share this with a friend!⠀
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#nutritionmonth #nationalnutritionmonth #muffins #cranberrymuffins #hearthealthy #eathealthy #nutrition #nomnom #fairviewhospital #berkshires #theberkshires #greatbarrington #ittakesacommunity
  • It's Nutrition Month! Here's another great recipe recommended by our registered dieticians. ⠀
    ❤️ ⠀
    Turkey Chili⠀
    ❤️ ⠀
    Ingredients:⠀
    Cooking spray⠀
    1 1/2 tablespoons canola or corn oil⠀
    1 medium or large onion, chopped⠀
    1 pound 4 ounces ground skinless turkey breast⠀
    2 large garlic cloves, minced, or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder⠀
    2 teaspoons chili powder⠀
    1/2 teaspoon pepper⠀
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin⠀
    1 15.5-ounce can no-salt-added pinto beans, rinsed and drained⠀
    1 15.5-ounce can no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained⠀
    1 14.5-ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained⠀
    1 3/4 cup fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth⠀
    1 cup frozen whole-kernel corn⠀
    1 6-ounce can no-salt-added tomato paste⠀
    4 medium green onions, green part only, sliced⠀
    ❤️⠀
    Preparation:⠀
    1. Lightly spray Dutch oven with cooking spray. Add the oil and heat over medium-high heat, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook onion for 3 minutes or until soft, stirring occasionally.⠀
    2. Reduce the heat to medium. Stir in the turkey. Cook for 5 minutes or until browned, stirring frequently to turn and break up the turkey.⠀
    3. Stir in the garlic, chili powder, pepper, and cumin. Stir in the remaining ingredients except the green onions. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until heated through, stirring frequently. Just before serving, sprinkle with the green onions.⠀
    4. Enjoy!⠀
    ❤️ ⠀
    347 calories/serving | 5.0 g total fat | 10 g fiber | 34 g protein⠀
    ❤️⠀
    Share this with a friend!⠀
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    #nutritionmonth #nationalnutritionmonth #muffins #cranberrymuffins #hearthealthy #eathealthy #nutrition #nomnom #fairviewhospital #berkshires #theberkshires #greatbarrington #ittakesacommunity
  • 19 2 22 March, 2019
  • Make Mondays memorable. *Try our Blended Espresso ( Caramel , Mocha , White Mocha ,Vanilla Bean ,Dirty Chai )
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TUE(7-830p)  Chicago Steppers classes (learn to 2step)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
WED(8p) OPEN MiC nite (singers/musicians, comedians, rappers, poets) 
#ittakesacommunity #dreamsarereal #soulecafe #coffeeshopsaroundstheworld @visitflorencesc
  • Make Mondays memorable. *Try our Blended Espresso ( Caramel , Mocha , White Mocha ,Vanilla Bean ,Dirty Chai )
    ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    TUE(7-830p) Chicago Steppers classes (learn to 2step)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    WED(8p) OPEN MiC nite (singers/musicians, comedians, rappers, poets)
    #ittakesacommunity #dreamsarereal #soulecafe #coffeeshopsaroundstheworld @visitflorencesc
  • 51 2 22 March, 2019

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  • Switch your style up. *Try another way to have an Americano. Spritzer version. * Also about our custom Sodas. #beDifferent ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
TUE(7-830p)  Chicago Steppers classes (learn to 2step)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
WED(8p) OPEN MiC nite (singers/musicians, comedians, rappers, poets) 
#ittakesacommunity #dreamsarereal #soulecafe #coffeeshopsaroundstheworld @visitflorencesc
  • Switch your style up. *Try another way to have an Americano. Spritzer version. * Also about our custom Sodas. #beDifferent ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    TUE(7-830p) Chicago Steppers classes (learn to 2step)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    WED(8p) OPEN MiC nite (singers/musicians, comedians, rappers, poets)
    #ittakesacommunity #dreamsarereal #soulecafe #coffeeshopsaroundstheworld @visitflorencesc
  • 23 4 21 March, 2019
  • Bethlehem Food Co-op was incorporated and began offering memberships in 2013. The average cooperative grocery store takes 5-7 years to open. We're now in year 6, and as you can see we are right on track!

All co-ops follow four development stages - 1, 2A, 2B and 3. We recently shared the graphic below to explain that BFC has moved from stage 2A Feasibility to stage 2B Planning.

Co-ops are a grassroots effort lead by the community. We need YOUR help to open our doors. Please connect with us by posting a comment below or sending an email to info@bethlehemfood.coop to find out how you can get involved as a volunteer. Thank you! #ittakesacommunity #coop #gocoop #coopsrock #bethlehempa #community #grocerystore
  • Bethlehem Food Co-op was incorporated and began offering memberships in 2013. The average cooperative grocery store takes 5-7 years to open. We're now in year 6, and as you can see we are right on track!

    All co-ops follow four development stages - 1, 2A, 2B and 3. We recently shared the graphic below to explain that BFC has moved from stage 2A Feasibility to stage 2B Planning.

    Co-ops are a grassroots effort lead by the community. We need YOUR help to open our doors. Please connect with us by posting a comment below or sending an email to info@bethlehemfood.coop to find out how you can get involved as a volunteer. Thank you! #ittakesacommunity #coop #gocoop #coopsrock #bethlehempa #community #grocerystore
  • 17 0 21 March, 2019
  • “...I remember all of these learning moments as play, not work, and that has helped me develop a love for reading and writing that I still hold to this day. I want children to love reading as much as I do, but more importantly I want to empower parents to be an active part of their child’s learning.”- Carolotta 
Discover the heart of a Reading Captain (see link in bio).
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#phillyreads #ItTakesACommunity #earlyliteracy #earlylearning #MyRighttoRead #phillysupportphilly
  • “...I remember all of these learning moments as play, not work, and that has helped me develop a love for reading and writing that I still hold to this day. I want children to love reading as much as I do, but more importantly I want to empower parents to be an active part of their child’s learning.”- Carolotta
    Discover the heart of a Reading Captain (see link in bio).
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    #phillyreads #ItTakesACommunity #earlyliteracy #earlylearning #MyRighttoRead #phillysupportphilly
  • 60 3 20 March, 2019
  • At Good News Project, we work hard to build community no matter which area of service we are working in, whether it is locally in our HELP Closet and E-cycling, or in our nation based or international service trips. Recently, we had a chance to see the power of community in action. A HELP Closet client had been using our Golden Compass Sport (power chair), which had greatly improved her quality of life, when it suddenly started having operational issues. She was able to bring the chair to us and take out another loaner while we worked to remedy the problem. Through careful diagnosis, one of our amazing volunteers was able to ascertain the problem. He contacted the chair’s manufacturer and worked with them to fine tune the diagnosis. Through many hours given by our volunteer, batteries purchased by Good News Project, and the generous donation of replacement parts (power module, controller, and cable) from Golden Technologies, our client was able to get her chair back so that she could get back to experiencing life to the fullest. These are the reasons that we love what we do. We are so thankful for all of our volunteers, donors, and partners that make what we do possible. It really does take a community! For information on how you can borrow medical equipment or power chairs, contact Toni at 715-843-5985. 😊❤️ #bethegood
#ourvolunteersrock
#communitybuilders
#ittakesacommunity
  • At Good News Project, we work hard to build community no matter which area of service we are working in, whether it is locally in our HELP Closet and E-cycling, or in our nation based or international service trips. Recently, we had a chance to see the power of community in action. A HELP Closet client had been using our Golden Compass Sport (power chair), which had greatly improved her quality of life, when it suddenly started having operational issues. She was able to bring the chair to us and take out another loaner while we worked to remedy the problem. Through careful diagnosis, one of our amazing volunteers was able to ascertain the problem. He contacted the chair’s manufacturer and worked with them to fine tune the diagnosis. Through many hours given by our volunteer, batteries purchased by Good News Project, and the generous donation of replacement parts (power module, controller, and cable) from Golden Technologies, our client was able to get her chair back so that she could get back to experiencing life to the fullest. These are the reasons that we love what we do. We are so thankful for all of our volunteers, donors, and partners that make what we do possible. It really does take a community! For information on how you can borrow medical equipment or power chairs, contact Toni at 715-843-5985. 😊❤️ #bethegood
    #ourvolunteersrock
    #communitybuilders
    #ittakesacommunity
  • 1 0 20 March, 2019
  • Why wait until later,  call or stop by & grab your drink on the way to work / school / home after working. *Try the new fav- White Mocha Cappuccino
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TUE(7-830p)  Chicago Steppers classes (learn to 2step)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
WED(8p) OPEN MiC nite (singers/musicians, comedians, rappers, poets) 
#ittakesacommunity #dreamsarereal #soulecafe #coffeeshopsaroundstheworld @visitflorencesc
  • Why wait until later, call or stop by & grab your drink on the way to work / school / home after working. *Try the new fav- White Mocha Cappuccino
    ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    TUE(7-830p) Chicago Steppers classes (learn to 2step)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    WED(8p) OPEN MiC nite (singers/musicians, comedians, rappers, poets)
    #ittakesacommunity #dreamsarereal #soulecafe #coffeeshopsaroundstheworld @visitflorencesc
  • 36 2 20 March, 2019
  • “The thing that made the project really come to life was the fact that we could get artists from the Bronx. We wanted our kids here to have role models that they could aspire to be so to actually have artists that lived in/grew up in/are from the Bronx was incredibly inspiring and motivational. So that’s how it all came together, but also, it’s not just art that we’re purchasing to make the school look nicer; it’s something that the kids helped create... Every kid has something that will light them up and our job is to try to expose kids to everything so that they can find that thing. Then that passion will get them through all the other stuff so they can become the best version of themselves. “I think art in general is like the custodian of all history. I think it’s important, especially growing up in the Bronx with its history—the history of hip hop, the history of graffiti art, for kids to make that connection because it’s not just history, it’s their history. It’s a legacy that is like, ‘Hey, what is your role going to be in this?’ So it also becomes like a pathway. Once they see this art, then they see all kinds of art out there. It stimulates their interest and becomes like a gateway to a much wider universe for our kids. A lot of our kids, they live on these five or six blocks and that’s their whole world. This opens them up to actually THE whole world.” - Richard Hallenbeck, Principal, Bronx Urban Community Magnet School (JHS 123x), Bronx 
Thank you Toofly and @nyccouncil for making this project possible! #WhyITHRIVE #ThrowbackTHRIVEday #BringArtBACK #TheHeARTofHealing #WeAreThrive #SchoolMurals #MuralArt #ItTakesACommunity #ArtInAction #psart2018 // @nyculture @nycschools @nycservice @nycyouth // Photos and interview by @chandlersimpson
  • “The thing that made the project really come to life was the fact that we could get artists from the Bronx. We wanted our kids here to have role models that they could aspire to be so to actually have artists that lived in/grew up in/are from the Bronx was incredibly inspiring and motivational. So that’s how it all came together, but also, it’s not just art that we’re purchasing to make the school look nicer; it’s something that the kids helped create... Every kid has something that will light them up and our job is to try to expose kids to everything so that they can find that thing. Then that passion will get them through all the other stuff so they can become the best version of themselves. “I think art in general is like the custodian of all history. I think it’s important, especially growing up in the Bronx with its history—the history of hip hop, the history of graffiti art, for kids to make that connection because it’s not just history, it’s their history. It’s a legacy that is like, ‘Hey, what is your role going to be in this?’ So it also becomes like a pathway. Once they see this art, then they see all kinds of art out there. It stimulates their interest and becomes like a gateway to a much wider universe for our kids. A lot of our kids, they live on these five or six blocks and that’s their whole world. This opens them up to actually THE whole world.” - Richard Hallenbeck, Principal, Bronx Urban Community Magnet School (JHS 123x), Bronx
    Thank you Toofly and @nyccouncil for making this project possible! #WhyITHRIVE #ThrowbackTHRIVEday #BringArtBACK #TheHeARTofHealing #WeAreThrive #SchoolMurals #MuralArt #ItTakesACommunity #ArtInAction #psart2018 // @nyculture @nycschools @nycservice @nycyouth // Photos and interview by @chandlersimpson
  • 64 3 19 March, 2019
  • It's not summer yet,but who knows what tomorrow holds. :) *Try our collection of Smoothiēs: Here's a Peach+Mango smoothiē. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
TUE(7-830p)  Chicago Steppers classes (learn to 2step)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
WED(8p) OPEN MiC nite (singers/musicians, comedians, rappers, poets) 
#ittakesacommunity #dreamsarereal #soulecafe #coffeeshopsaroundstheworld @visitflorencesc
  • It's not summer yet,but who knows what tomorrow holds. :) *Try our collection of Smoothiēs: Here's a Peach+Mango smoothiē. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    TUE(7-830p) Chicago Steppers classes (learn to 2step)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    WED(8p) OPEN MiC nite (singers/musicians, comedians, rappers, poets)
    #ittakesacommunity #dreamsarereal #soulecafe #coffeeshopsaroundstheworld @visitflorencesc
  • 35 0 19 March, 2019
  • What We Do: Empower Individuals⠀
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Trauma Practice for Healthy Communities promotes mental health. How? By providing individuals who are experiencing Psychological Trauma, PTSD, Compassion Fatigue, and related mental health disturbances, with access to information, group support, and educational/self development programs. ⠀
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Want to know more? Follow the link in the bio for more information.⠀
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#TraumaPractice #mentalhealth #Help1in5 #ittakesacommunity #communityheals
  • What We Do: Empower Individuals⠀

    Trauma Practice for Healthy Communities promotes mental health. How? By providing individuals who are experiencing Psychological Trauma, PTSD, Compassion Fatigue, and related mental health disturbances, with access to information, group support, and educational/self development programs. ⠀

    Want to know more? Follow the link in the bio for more information.⠀

    #TraumaPractice #mentalhealth #Help1in5 #ittakesacommunity #communityheals
  • 2 0 19 March, 2019
  • We Love you. It's almost our 2year anniversary. *Remind you soon. :) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
TUE(7-830p)  Chicago Steppers classes (learn to 2step)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
WED(8p) OPEN MiC nite (singers/musicians, comedians, rappers, poets) 
#ittakesacommunity #dreamsarereal #soulecafe #coffeeshopsaroundstheworld @visitflorencesc
  • We Love you. It's almost our 2year anniversary. *Remind you soon. :) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    TUE(7-830p) Chicago Steppers classes (learn to 2step)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    WED(8p) OPEN MiC nite (singers/musicians, comedians, rappers, poets)
    #ittakesacommunity #dreamsarereal #soulecafe #coffeeshopsaroundstheworld @visitflorencesc
  • 41 0 18 March, 2019
  • Moments from Arahmaiani's performance "Breaking Words" at Open Space today.

Arahmaiani is an Indonesia-based artist whose research and practice has shaped contemporary artistic production in Southeast Asia. While her work incorporates various media such as painting, video, dance and installation, she is primarily known for her performance work that addresses the impact of imperialism and industrialization on current political conditions. For the past eight years, a particular focus of her work has been in environmental issues in the Tibetan plateau region, where she has been actively collaborating on-site with Buddhist monks and villagers to foster greater environmental consciousness through an array of ongoing community projects. Combining political criticism, spirituality, and identity, Arahmaiani has defined herself as a prolific artist and activist.
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@openspacevic #performanceart  #breakingwords #communitycollaboration #workingtogether #ittakesacommunity #arahmaiani
  • Moments from Arahmaiani's performance "Breaking Words" at Open Space today.

    Arahmaiani is an Indonesia-based artist whose research and practice has shaped contemporary artistic production in Southeast Asia. While her work incorporates various media such as painting, video, dance and installation, she is primarily known for her performance work that addresses the impact of imperialism and industrialization on current political conditions. For the past eight years, a particular focus of her work has been in environmental issues in the Tibetan plateau region, where she has been actively collaborating on-site with Buddhist monks and villagers to foster greater environmental consciousness through an array of ongoing community projects. Combining political criticism, spirituality, and identity, Arahmaiani has defined herself as a prolific artist and activist.
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    @openspacevic #performanceart #breakingwords #communitycollaboration #workingtogether #ittakesacommunity #arahmaiani
  • 23 0 18 March, 2019
  • Our clients were so blessed by the CKidzzz from @go2cornerstone this weekend❣️ The #ckidz made dozens of awesome blankets and brought them, along with breakfast, to our client meeting Saturday morning❗️ What a huge impact these young souls are making in their community❣️😇
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#ckidz #blessed #homelessprevention #ittakesacommunity
  • Our clients were so blessed by the CKidzzz from @go2cornerstone this weekend❣️ The #ckidz made dozens of awesome blankets and brought them, along with breakfast, to our client meeting Saturday morning❗️ What a huge impact these young souls are making in their community❣️😇
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    #ckidz #blessed #homelessprevention #ittakesacommunity
  • 15 0 18 March, 2019
  • In case you haven't caught this news: Fairview Hospital has been named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals award is based upon the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX® from iVantage Health Analytics.⠀
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Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility scored in the top 100 among all Critical Access Hospitals nationally. #ittakesacommunity #awardwinninghospital #ruralhospital #communityhospital #criticalaccesshospital #greatbarrington
  • In case you haven't caught this news: Fairview Hospital has been named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals award is based upon the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX® from iVantage Health Analytics.⠀

    Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility scored in the top 100 among all Critical Access Hospitals nationally. #ittakesacommunity #awardwinninghospital #ruralhospital #communityhospital #criticalaccesshospital #greatbarrington
  • 20 4 17 March, 2019
  • Looking for a new way to have your drink... *We are 1 of the few coffeeshops in the region that carries 10+ different milk options. ( Whole / 2% / Skim / Soy / Coconut / Vanilla Almond / Unsweetened Almond / 60g Almond / #OatMilk / half&half/ Heavy Cream )

We are able to handle many special orders+ health / dietary restrictions. We also Carry a Full Unsweetened+0carb line of drinks. ( Thanks @minorfigures ) #healthFirst (Coming soon- non dairy Whipped Cream) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
TUE(7-830p)  Chicago Steppers classes (learn to 2step)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
WED(8p) OPEN MiC nite (singers/musicians, comedians, rappers, poets) 
#ittakesacommunity #dreamsarereal #soulecafe #coffeeshopsaroundstheworld @visitflorencesc
  • Looking for a new way to have your drink... *We are 1 of the few coffeeshops in the region that carries 10+ different milk options. ( Whole / 2% / Skim / Soy / Coconut / Vanilla Almond / Unsweetened Almond / 60g Almond / #OatMilk / half&half/ Heavy Cream )

    We are able to handle many special orders+ health / dietary restrictions. We also Carry a Full Unsweetened+0carb line of drinks. ( Thanks @minorfigures ) #healthFirst (Coming soon- non dairy Whipped Cream) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    TUE(7-830p) Chicago Steppers classes (learn to 2step)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    WED(8p) OPEN MiC nite (singers/musicians, comedians, rappers, poets)
    #ittakesacommunity #dreamsarereal #soulecafe #coffeeshopsaroundstheworld @visitflorencesc
  • 50 2 17 March, 2019
  • Happy St. Patrick’s Day from all of us at House of Refuge! We feel lucky 🍀 to have each and everyone of you, our community, stand beside us to break the cycle of homelessness. #ittakesacommunity
  • Happy St. Patrick’s Day from all of us at House of Refuge! We feel lucky 🍀 to have each and everyone of you, our community, stand beside us to break the cycle of homelessness. #ittakesacommunity
  • 23 0 17 March, 2019