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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

First Things First Staff

Cindi Alva

Sr. Director, Central East Regional Area


Shari Elkins

Regional Director, Graham/Greenlee


Nette Griffin

Community Outreach Coordinator


Regional Office


512 S. 2nd Ave
Safford, AZ 85546

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

Susan Wood is the 2021 Graham/Greenlee Champion for Young Children

Dr. Susan Wood has been selected as the 2021 First Things First Graham/Greenlee Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who actively…

Mom kneeling, wearing a stars and stripes t-shirt, holding her son with a red tshirt and daughter standing next to her.

Home visitation program helps Duncan mom pass on self-regulation skills to kids

  • family support

The FTF Graham/Greenlee Regional Council funds the Healthy Families program to offer individualized support to parents of young children.

Michael Peterson

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

  • champion

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…

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