Center for Arts & Technology
NO COST, FULL COMMITMENT
Our high school visual arts and young adult job training programs are offered at no cost. This includes tuition and supplies. We are grateful to the support of our donors who make this possible. We embed mentorship and personal development into our programs to set our students on a path to success.
YOUTH ARTS & JOB TRAINING
Are you interested in the arts? Do you want to develop key social and leadership skills? Arivva partners with public high schools to provide after-school visual arts programs for local students in Parkland. After-school programs, coming soon! Check back here for more information.
DEMAND-DRIVEN JOB TRAINING
Arivva provides a second chance for our community’s unemployed, underemployed, and transitioning adult workers. We offer career training only for occupations that have strong demand in the local market. This allows workers to achieve financial self‐sufficiency with a living wage job.
Arivva is a place of
Hope & Opportunity
Arivva envisions a world‐class facility at the corner of Garfield and C. Street in Parkland filled with cutting edge equipment and materials our students need to master the fields they are studying. We believe that environment shapes behavior, so we are planning an incredible place to nurture the incredible people who walk through our doors.
Keep an eye on this site for updated information.
Read Our Blog
Education for Success
In 2013, three individuals, who would later form the stakeholder group of the nonprofit Arivva, attended a conference to hear speaker Bill Strickland. Strickland is the founder of the Bidwell Education Model, which has seen much success in impacting marginalized and...
Moving From Ideas to Action
Back in 2016, when she was Tacoma's mayor, Marilyn Strickland and a group of colleagues listened to Bill Strickland (no relation) talk about the success of his Manchester Bidwell program (see https://www.manchesterbidwell.org/) in Pittsburgh and how the program has...
Creating Opportunity Through Accessibility
Two significant activities are underway at Arivva! We are preparing to launch our Clinical/Clerical Medical Assistant (CCMA) job training program and undergoing significant renovations. Arivva’s new home at the corner of Garfield and C Streets is on its way to...
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Arivva is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in 2016. We are actively seeking a combination of donations from regional foundations, businesses, and individuals to secure ample funding and establish our long term endowment.
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