Black Mountain Campus
is a multi-generational facility
providing lifelong learning opportunities, community services, plus health
and wellness programs. A partnership among Paradise Valley Community
College, Desert Foothills YMCA and the FCF (Foothills Community Foundation),
the campus is designed as a neighborhood-gathering place for people of
all ages to exercise both their minds and bodies. It is located at the
foot of iconic Black Mountain at 60th Street, just south of Carefree
The partners share a vision of bringing together the surrounding northeast
valley communities of Carefree, Cave Creek, Anthem, north Phoenix, and
north Scottsdale by providing education options, meeting spaces, and
recreation facilities in one central location.
PVCC at Black Mountain, a Maricopa Community College, puts higher education
within reach of the Valley’s north central and northeast communities
with both credit and non-credit classes. Adjoining PVCC is the FCF-Holland
Community Center, which includes headquarters for the foundation, a cafe,
and meeting spaces for nonprofit community groups and its partners.
The state-of-the-art Desert Foothills YMCA offers quality health and
fitness opportunities, swimming, climbing and sports venues plus endless
programs for kids, teens, and adults.