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Southeast Maricopa Region

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The Southeast Maricopa Region is comprised of several communities within the southeastern portion of Maricopa County and includes Mesa and Gilbert, as well as the parts of Queen Creek and Apache Junction which lie within Maricopa County. It also includes some unincorporated areas adjacent to Mesa or Gilbert.



Population of young children (under age 6)


Percentage of young children living in poverty


The Southeast Maricopa 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:

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

First Things First Staff

Karen Yearwood

Sr. Director, Maricopa Regional Area


Joy Leveen

Regional Director, Southeast Maricopa


Sheri Collins

Community Outreach Coordinator


Caitlyn Hollins

Administrative Assistant III - Maricopa Region


Jennifer Pike

Administrative Assistant II - SE Maricopa & Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community


Regional Office

1839 S Alma School Rd, Ste 100
Mesa, AZ 85210

Region Stories — Southeast Maricopa More Stories from Southeast Maricopa

Mary Ann Sawyer is the 2021 Southeast Maricopa Champion for Young Children

Mary Ann Sawyer has been selected as the 2021 First Things First Southeast Maricopa Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who…

Mom smiling and holding her young son who is wearing a striped shirt

Family resource center helps Gilbert boy build self-esteem and self-discipline skills

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At AZCEND family resource center, Kat Somers had access to resources, referrals to support services and access to educational programs.

Maria Villalobos

Maria Villalobos is the 2020 Southeast Maricopa Region Champion

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Maria Villalobos has been selected as the 2020 First Things First Southeast Maricopa Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions who…

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