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Phoenix South Region

phoenix-south

65,037

Population of young children (under age 6)

42%

Percentage of young children living in poverty

(Click for a detailed map.)

The Phoenix South Region is primarily the southern part of the city of Phoenix. Phoenix South Regional Partnership Council provides services in the city of Phoenix, south of Thomas Road, but also including the communities of Maryvale, north of Thomas (full ZIP code areas of 85031 and 85033 and the city of Phoenix portion of 85037). The region does not include Ahwatukee.

Priorities

The Phoenix South 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 quality and access to child care and preschool programs
  • Providing scholarships for children to access high-quality early learning settings
  • Improving quality and access to family, friend and neighbor care
  • Strengthening and supporting families through voluntary home visiting, family resource centers and court teams
  • Supporting access to healthcare for children
  • Helping families with children 0 to 5 navigate the complex health care and social service systems
  • Provide developmental, sensory and oral health screenings


First Things First Staff

Jeanine Bashir

Sr. Director, Phoenix Regional Area & Gila River Indian Community

602.771.5045

Nicole Berndt

Community Outreach Coordinator

602.771.5073

Linn Carrasco

Program Service Coordinator

602.771.4017

Diane Joralmon

Administrative Assistant III - Phoenix Regions & Gila River Indian Community

602.771.5070

Brione Gandara

Administrative Assistant III- Phoenix Regions & Gila River Indian Community

602.771.5131

Regional Office

4000 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85012

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