Author: Jen Singer

A letter from ARTS Board of Directors

August 18, 2017 Dear friends and ARTS supporters, I’m writing to share with you some changes in ARTS’ immediate day-to-day operations. As you may have heard, ARTS recently adjusted staff levels. Rather than go forward with the original plan to significantly increase classes and students in the fall semester, our plan is to serve approximately […]

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The ARTS Faire

The ARTS Faire opened its doors over 300 people on Saturday, June 8th 2016. This biannual showcase highlighted the artwork and performances ARTS students have been working on since January. It was a vibrant reflection of their prolonged dedication. This successful Faire was a product of constant involvement throughout the process by our students, from basic assembly of the event to editing […]

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Paradise Creek Educational Gathering Place

ARTS, in collaboration with community members and the City of National City, created an educational gateway overlooking Paradise Creek, at the Southeast entrance of Kimball Park. Earlier this April, the community came together to help come up with a design for the project. We had nearly 30 community members contribute their ideas! For 3 days […]

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ARTS is Recruiting: Paid Apprentices

Announcing PAID Apprenticeship Opportunities. Applications due by Monday March 28th. Selected participants must attend Orientation on Thursday 3/31 from 4pm-6pm. Apprenticeship pay $10/hr, average 8-10 hrs/wk for April 1 – July 1 (3 months). Apprenticeships are by discipline: 3D Art & Design Fabrication Mixed Media Landscape Architecture Mosaics Documentation Email Melinda Cooper at: mcooper@areasontosurvive.org for […]

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ARTS is Recruiting: AmeriCorp Vista – Marketing Coordinator

Marketing Coordination: Increase A Reason to Survive (ARTS) presence and effectiveness through marketing and communication. Manage website updates Manage the ARTS Social Media outreach plan Manage creation and submission of e-newsletters Create and update new marketing and press releases under the supervision of the Director of Operations Assist Development Department with special appeals, annual report […]

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ARTS is Recruiting: AmeriCorp Vista – Volunteer Coordinator

  Volunteer Coordination: Recruit, place, retain and support all ARTS volunteers. Develop and implement an annual outreach plan to recruit new volunteers in line with organizational objectives. Interview, on-board and train all ARTS volunteers Integrate ARTS new program software, Salesforce, into all volunteer recruitment, training, placement and management practices On-going maintenance and implementation of previously […]

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Power of PEOPLE Drives Student Success

Empowering Students to See a Possible Future & the Tools to Obtain It!  A Reason to Survive (ARTS) is committed to mentoring the creative and personal development of our students. We provide one-on-one mentorships, portfolio development, counseling, as well as internships and paid apprenticeships through ARTS Enterprises ©. We truly believe that creativity is an asset all […]

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Double Your Impact with our Matching Gift Opportunity

Self expression, trusting relationships, and a safe place to belong give our students hope. Meet Rosie: “Two years ago we moved here, but we didn’t have a place to live. I had no friends, no T.V., no phone, and I used to walk around and hang out in public spaces trying to meet people… one […]

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Happy Thanksgiving from ARTS

A Note of Gratitude We are thankful for all of the members of the ARTS family!Our Students – who inspire us every day with their creativity, resilience, and tenacity Our Staff – for their passion, dedication, and unwavering commitment to the students Our Volunteers – who give so selflessly of their time to bring smiles and […]

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