About Us

Arivaca, Arizona, United States
We are a nonprofit organization in southern Arizona. Our mission is to provide a space offering opportunities which enhance rural living.

Welcome to the Arivaca Action Center!

Welcome to the Arivaca Action Center!
Arivaca Action Center is located on Universal Ranch Road across from Arivaca Community Center. Please click on photo to see Photo Gallery.

Sunday, February 26, 2017


The Arivaca Action Center is a QUALIFYING CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION with the AZ Dept of Revenue.  This means you can donate to support the center and its Early Learning Center program by making a donation of up to $400/individual or $800/joint and receive credit toward any AZ state income tax (form 321).  Donations can be claimed if made before April 15, 2017.  Help support the center and put your money to work here in our community!  Checks payable to ARIVACA ACTION CENTER, may be mailed to PO BOX 457, ARIVACA, AZ 85601.  We thank you for your continued support. 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

AACI Kickstarter Campaign a Success! NAT GEO Teen Summer Photo Camp Fully Funded!

     Thanks to all the generous backers out there, The Kickstarter campaign by Jason de Leon for our National Geographic Teen Summer Photo Camp was a huge success, meeting and passing our goal of raising $20,000 with 4 days left!
     This means that during the week of June 16-20, Arivaca Action Center will be hosting 25 teens between 12 and 18, along with Jason and his crew of college student volunteers, not to mention four or five world-renowned National Geographic photographers who will work with the local teens in taking their photography skills to higher levels.

Friday, March 14, 2014

AACI to host National Geographic Summer Photo Camp for Local Teens!

National Geographic Teen Photo Camp 
to be held at Arivaca Action Center 
Monday, June 16 - Friday, June 20, 2014

Sign up begins this Saturday, March 15, for a tuition-free, 5 day photo camp for students 13-18 who live in Arivaca or surrounding communities. Students are invited to show up at the Arivaca Action Center from 8 - 11 am to learn more about the camp and pick up their application. 
Registration fee is $25 for the camp, due by May 3rd, payable to the Arivaca Action Center. Help with paying the registration fee may be available, if needed. 
The deadline to apply for the photo camp is Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The final selection of camp participants will be Sunday, April 13th.
Many thanks go to our friend and supporter,
Anthropology Professor Jason de Leon at the University of Michigan, who is responsible for creating this incredible creative opportunity for our local teens. He has created a Kickstarter campaign to fundraise for this project.
Please click on the link below, watch Jason's short video describing the kids' summer photo camp project, and pledge what you can to support this amazing learning opportunity for our local teenagers this summer!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Arivaca Action Center Incorporated would like to thank all those who participated in organizing this year's Arivaca Artists' Studio Tour on  Saturday, January 26, 2013. Despite the uncooperative weather, we enjoyed a successful tour! 

Many people showed up from Green Valley and farther away during our downpour to visit several illustrious Arivaca artists' studios. We could not have had such a pleasant and productive event without all of your helping hands! 

Thanks so much!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Join us for Arivaca Action Center's Grand Opening Celebration!

Don't miss the grand opening of the Arivaca Action Center this Saturday, June 30, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Learn about this wonderful new facility that focuses on education, the arts, wellness, hospitality and sustainability. The AAC offers space for meetings, technology use, overnight guests, gardening, massage and physical therapy and more. Food, fun, and music this Saturday. Located at 15925 Universal Ranch Rd. Information at 520-591-0852.