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New Phoenix mom finds support to prepare her children to succeed in school

  • family resource centers

​When Elizabeth Goings first moved to Phoenix with her husband, she did not have a lot of options for her young son, Joshua. With limited ability to speak…

Kindergarten Boot Camp encourages excitement for learning in Phoenix boy

  • pre-K summer programs

When Erica Sarmiento learned about Kindergarten Bootcamp, a Phoenix Public Library program funded by First Things First, she put it on the top of her…

Resource center helps Phoenix mother prepare her daughter socially and academically for school

  • family resource centers

​​​On most days, Gaby Acosta refills the snack machines throughout various schools in the Washington Elementary School District in Phoenix as part of her…

Preventing Hunger

Tackling childhood hunger and obesity in Maricopa County

  • Southeast Maricopa

First Things First regions in Maricopa County are part of a new systems-building partnership to reduce hunger, increase access to nutritious foods and reduce…


Future looks and sounds brighter for preschool twins

  • Phoenix North

Hearing, vision and developmental challenges in young children can lead to learning problems later on. If detected early, however, many issues can be corrected…


Center teaches mom tools to support toddler’s learning

  • Phoenix North

Even though she has a successful career in business and community development, Lisa Armijo of Phoenix was like many new moms –unsure she had the skills to…

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