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Phoenix North Region



Population of young children (under age 6)


Percentage of young children living in poverty

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The Phoenix North Region is primarily the city of Phoenix north of Thomas Road. The region also includes the unincorporated communities of Anthem and New River to the north. Note that the Phoenix neighborhoods of Ahwatukee and Paradise Valley Village are assigned to the East Maricopa Region, and some Phoenix neighborhoods adjacent to Glendale are assigned to the Northwest Maricopa Region.


The Phoenix North 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:

  • Scholarships for children to access high-quality early learning
  • Improving the quality of child care and preschool programs
  • Strengthening families through voluntary home visiting and family resource centers

First Things First Staff

Annette Sutfin

Sr. Director, Phoenix/GRIC Regional Area


Kendra Smiley

Regional Director, Phoenix North


Danae Gandara

Administrative Specialist II - Phoenix Regions


Randy Clarke

Community Engagement Coordinator - Phoenix Area


Austin Bates

Community Engagement Coordinator - Phoenix Area


Regional Office

4000 N Central Ave
Suite 500
Phoenix, AZ 85012

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