Center for Arts & Technology


Arivva is a non-profit organization seeking to transform lives in Parkland, Spanaway, Midland, and surrounding areas in Pierce County. We start by providing visual arts programs for high school youth and post-secondary career training for adult workers. We have an extraordinary mission and vision for our community and the future of its residents. We invite you to look around our website and learn more about us.

Center for Arts & Technology

Our Programs



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.



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.

Health Care


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.

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Education for Success

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

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 in Pittsburgh and how the program has...

Creating Opportunity Through Accessibility

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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