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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 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

Learn about FTF’s impact in this region

First Things First Staff

Cindi Alva

Sr. Director, Central East Region


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

Safford library story time helps instill love of learning in girl

  • Graham/Greenlee

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.

Daughter and mother playing with blocks

On-campus child care center helps Safford girl be ready for kindergarten

  • Quality First

Family and friends encouraged teen mom to enroll at an alternative high school with an on-campus child care center, so she could continue her education.

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