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Southeast Maricopa Region

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68,471

Population of young children (under age 6)

19%

Percentage of young children living in poverty

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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.

Priorities

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

Sheri Collins

Parent Awareness & Community Outreach Coordinator

602.771.4966

Lisa Ciolli

Parent Awareness & Community Outreach Coordinator

602.771.4993

Caitlyn Hollins

Administrative Assistant III

602.771.4988

Jennifer Pike

Administrative Assistant II - SE Maricopa & Salt River Maricopa

602.771.4981

Karen Yearwood

Sr. Director, Maricopa Regional Area

602.771.4982

Joy Leveen

Regional Director, Southeast Maricopa

602.771.4985

Regional Office

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

Region Stories — Southeast Maricopa More Stories from Southeast Maricopa

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

  • Southeast Maricopa

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…

Family reading together

Home visitation program helps Mesa girl with her confidence

  • family support

“Now with the help of our parent educator, I’ve learned many different approaches so that my husband and I can help Ariya with life skills and prepare her…

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