Children First Leadership Academy
A Charter School in Phoenix, Arizona

The Children First Leadership Academy inspires students to be critical thinkers, problem solvers and active citizens. The school serves the whole child by providing hope, fostering strength, facilitating self-determination, and developing leadership qualities.

The Children First Leadership Academy delivers an educational leadership model with a specific attention to detail to each of its 250 K-8 students. Smaller classroom sizes and additional resources enable students to participate in a stable, stimulating, and supportive environment that instills confidence and eliminates the obstacles that might otherwise stand in the way of a quality education.

The Children First Leadership Academy recognizes that educating children requires more than a classroom, desks, and textbooks. We provide the following for our students and their families:


Our fleet of buses travel over 450 miles a day. Our small school size enables us to change routes daily, if necessary, to accommodate the needs of our students and their families resulting in consistency and stability for all students.

Food & Clothing

As a result of generous community donations, our students and their families have the opportunity to receive, free of charge, clothing, furniture, various household items, and food boxes as needed.

Social Services & Medical Care

The school offers free counseling through Phoenix Children’s Hospital and its own counselor for students who may not have insurance. Free parenting classes are also offered through the school’s network of partners and trained professionals.

Onsite medical and dental care, through a partnership with Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Community Dental, is also available. These services include immunizations, health screening, and vision and hearing assessments.

To learn more about the school or to learn about volunteering, please contact Jerry Lewis at

To learn more about monetary or in-kind donations, please contact Tony Banegas at>

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Posted On: 2018-06-11 09:12 PM
From Food and Nutrition Services...

No registration or proof of income is required. Free breakfast and lunch to any child 18 years and younger. Adult meals are available at a cost and vary by county and district. Dates of service and meal times also vary by site. Dates and times are sub

CFLA will Remain Open on Thursday, April 26th

Posted On: 2018-04-25 09:44 PM
Children First Leadership Academy has decided that we will remain open on Thursday, April 26th. Many Children First Leadership Academy teachers and staff have lent their voices to this cause, and we respect their right to such efforts. As of April 19th,

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