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Pascua Yaqui Tribe Region



Population of young children (under age 6)


Percentage of young children living in poverty

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The Pascua Yaqui Tribe Region is defined by the borders of the Pascua Pueblo Reservation in Pima County. The region covers approximately 2.2 square miles. The Pascua Yaqui Tribe is one of 10 Arizona tribes that has chosen to be designated as its own First Things First region.


The Pascua Yaqui Tribe 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:

  • Strengthening families through parenting workshops
  • Improving the quality of child care and preschool programs
  • Scholarships for children to access high-quality early learning

Learn more about what we fund.

First Things First Staff

Tiburcia Yocupicio-Chambers

Regional Director, Pascua Yaqui Tribe


Jessica Harrington

Sr. Director, Southeast Regional Area


Emily McDuffie

Administrative Assistant II - Pascua Yaqui & Pima South


Sarah Fendenheim

Parent Awareness And Community Outreach Coordinator


Regional Office

3610 N Prince Village Pl
Tucson, AZ 85719
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