As part of his continuing work with multiple communities, Torres-Vives has taught film and photography to incarcerated youth in Los Angeles, homeless LGBTQ youth, immigrants, and gang-related men, among others. From 1998-2004, Torres-Vives was the Executive Director of a non-profit video/photo production company, overseeing production teams on multiple short videos and long form projects for community organizations and private companies; including U.S. Bancorp, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the San Diego Mayor’s Arts Committee; where he led all phases of program, financial, and organizational development. This community work was recognized with multiple awards from National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the California Arts Council, and the San Diego commission for Arts and Culture; as well as multiple museum and gallery exhibitions (full list available).