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San Carlos Apache Region



Population of young children (under age 6)


Percentage of young children living in poverty

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The boundaries of the San Carlos Apache Region are defined to be those of the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation. The region covers almost 3,000 square miles in east-central Arizona. Most of the region lies within Gila and Graham counties, although there is a small, uninhabited section in Pinal County. The reservation, which was established in 1871, is divided into four districts: Seven Mile Wash, Gilson Wash, Peridot and Bylas.


The San Carlos Apache Regional Partnership Council makes strategic investments to support the healthy development and learning of young children in the region. The regional council’s priorities include:

  • Improving the quality of child care and preschool programs
  • Connecting Native American families and children to their language and culture
  • Providing supports and services for families

First Things First Staff

Cindi Alva

Sr. Director, Central East Regional Area


LaToya Beatty

Regional Director, San Carlos Apache


Veronica Gossett

Community Engagement Coordinator


Victoria Marin

Administrative Specialist II - Gila & San Carlos Apache Tribe Regions


Regional Office

Cobre Valley Plaza Shopping Center
2250 Highway 60/70, Suite K
Globe, AZ 85501
Mailing Address:
Cobre Valley Plaza Shopping Center
2250 Highway 60/70, Suite K
Miami, AZ 85539

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