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White Mountain Apache Tribe Region



Population of young children (under age 6)


Percentage of young children living in poverty

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The boundaries of the White Mountain Apache Tribe Region are the same as the White Mountain Apache Reservation (sometimes called Fort Apache). The region covers more than 2,500 square miles in Apache, Gila and Navajo counties. The larger communities in the region are Whiteriver, Cibecue, North Fork and Canyon Day.


The White Mountain Apache Tribe 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:

  • Supporting early literacy by increasing access to books
  • Strengthening families through support for children with special needs

Learn more about what we fund

First Things First Staff

Virginia Turner

Sr. Director, Northeast Region


Jessica Beach

Regional Director, White Mountain Apache Tribe


Ellen Felty

Administrative Assistant III - Northeast Region


Rebecca Powers

Administrative Assistant II - Navajo/Apache & WMAT


Regional Office

1630 E. White Mountain Blvd., Suite C2
Pinetop, AZ 85935
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