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Graham/Greenlee Region



Population of young children (under age 6)


Percentage of young children living in poverty

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The Graham/Greenlee Region is defined as the combined area of the two counties, not including the lands belonging to the San Carlos Apache Tribe within Graham County.


The Graham/Greenlee Regional Partnership Council makes strategic investments to support the healthy development and learning of the young children in the region. The regional council’s priorities include:

  • Improving the quality of child care and preschool programs
  • Scholarships for children to access high-quality early learning
  • Strengthening families through voluntary home visiting
  • Supporting literacy opportunities through book distribution and literacy activities
  • Improving the overall health in young children through mental health consultation

Learn about FTF’s impact in this region

First Things First Staff

Cindi Alva

Sr. Director, Central East Regional Area


Shari Elkins

Regional Director, Graham/Greenlee


Antoinette Griffin

Parent Awareness and Community Outreach Coordinator


Regional Office


512 S. 2nd Ave
Safford, AZ 85546

Region Stories — Graham/Greenlee More Stories from Graham/Greenlee

Michael Peterson

Michael Peterson is the 2020 First Things First Graham/Greenlee Champion

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Graham County Superior Court Judge Michael D. Peterson has been selected as the 2020 First Things First Graham/Greenlee Champion for Young Children.The award…

Safford library story time helps instill love of learning in girl

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When Chandler Aaron was 9 months old, her mom went back to work as a school teacher. Luckily for Chandler, her grandma Barbara Matthews became her full-time…

Michelle Pursley

Michelle Pursley is the 2019 Graham/Greenlee Region Champion

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Michelle Pursley has been selected as the 2019 First Things First Graham/Greenlee Region Champion for Young Children.

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