The following is a short interview with Kekoa from a collaboration with Thrive Collective. Thrive Collective is a non-profit organization that creates hope and opportunity through arts and mentoring in public schools.
How did you first get involved with Thrive?
Before it all became Thrive, I started with Generation Xcel back in 2006. Then started helping Jeremy (Thrive Collective’s Executive Director) with what was then 20/20 Vision for Schools in 2011. After that, I was hired as a design consultant, with on and off jobs. I was hired again for the mural at PS 34, then hired as a teaching artist and muralist. Eventually this all lead to a job as studio manager, directing the Bring Art Back campaign and a lot less sleep.