FTF Named Among Top 25 Innovations in Government by Harvard University

| May 8, 2017

Harvard University recognized First Things First as one of the Top 25 Innovations in American Government as part of a national awards competition that celebrates creative, solution-oriented governing. These programs represent the top 2% of more than 500 applications received.

First Things First’s application centered on an innovative citizen-led and tiered governance structure that engages Arizonans as volunteer leaders in ensuring that Arizona’s early childhood development and health funds are invested in strategies that improve outcomes for young children statewide, while honoring local needs and priorities.

“First Things First’s innovative governance model reflects the very essence of citizen engagement,” Chief Executive Officer Sam Leyvas said. “Our unique structure empowers communities, ensuring that public programs reflect their unique needs and making them an integral part of enhancing school readiness for the children in their area.”

Read our press release about this recognition and learn more about our Board and regional partnership councils and why they choose to serve Arizona’s young children.

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