About CFA Phoenix

Children First Leadership Academy is dedicated to engaging students as critical thinkers, problem solvers and active citizens. We strive to serve the whole child by providing hope, fostering strength and facilitating self-determination.

100 percent of the students and their families are at the poverty line and a vast majority of the students are homeless. There are approximately 300 students, grades K-8, being educated on its grounds. The school provides stability and hope for kids amid a chaotic world of homelessness and hopelessness; many of the children live in motels,shelters and many live doubled up .

Children First Leadership Academy works to provide the necessities, care and attention that so many homeless and low socioeconomic children lack.



Assistant Superintendent Jerry Lewis
Principal Karen Crang


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