A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Elliot Feuerstein is an accomplished real estate executive who has worked in the industry since the 1970s, having developed and overseen several shopping centers. He currently serves as an officer of Mira Mesa Shopping Center in San Diego, CA. In addition to his work, Elliot Feuerstein supports several community organizations, including A Reason to Survive (ARTS).
High schoolers (11th and 12th graders) in the South County region of San Diego are welcome to join a free art internship program through the ARTS @ Work initiative, which was established by A Reason To Survive (ARTS). ARTS @ Work engages student interns in hands-on creation of art under the stewardship and guidance of teaching artist mentors at Sweetwater High School. Experimental projects include digital fabrication, welding, woodwork, design thinking, and community art projects. The eight-week internship also introduces each student to project/client management know-how and various aspects of managing a business.
Based in San Diego, A Reason To Survive (ARTS) focuses on helping young people leverage the power of art and creative thinking to develop confidence, courage, and compassion. According to the group, creativity helps transform the community positively and paves the way for a better future.