Thrive Collective partnered with NY CityServe, the Luis Palau Association, World Vision, and neighborhood churches to distribute school supplies to 3,000 students at eight elementary schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens, together with the Bronx schools World Vision New York already serves through their Teacher Resource Center.
School Partners NYC celebrates and accelerates school partnerships that improve educational and life outcomes for students, embracing partnerships as a vehicle for awareness, volunteerism, and wrap-around supports necessary for sustainable change. The goal of School Partners NYC, simply stated, is for all NYC students and schools to thrive — without exception or condition.
Imagine hundreds of churches and nonprofits from across the New York City metro area coming together to love and serve their region. This is the vision of NY CityServe & CityFest.
The Luis Palau Association is taking a model for city partnerships to the most influential city in the nation, New York City. Kevin Palau, joined by former Portland mayor Sam Adams, shared the vision for a unified, region-wide outreach and serve initiative called NY Cityserve with hundreds of leaders and pastors across Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, Long Island, Queens, and parts of Connecticut and New Jersey.
Armed with burritos and smartphones, hundreds of New Yorkers set out to talk and share stories with Manhattan’s homeless on Cinco de Mayo.