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Southeast Maricopa Region

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70,000

Population of young children (under age 6)

20%

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 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

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First Things First Staff

Albie Abrahams

Regional Director, Southeast Maricopa

602.771.4985

Wendy Sabatini

Sr. Director, Maricopa Region

602.771.4982

Susana Ibarra Johnson

Parent Awareness and Community Outreach Coordinator

602.771.4993

Sheri Collins

Parent Awareness & Community Outreach Coordinator

602.771.4966

Caitlyn Hollins

Administrative Assistant III

602.771.4988

Patty Morris

Administrative Assistant II - SE Maricopa & Salt River Maricopa

602.771.4981

Regional Office

1839 S Alma School Rd
Mesa, AZ 85210

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