Janis Merrill Dedication Ceremony

Janis Merrill’s Commitment to Education

The Janis Merrill Education Center was dedicated on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021, in honor of Janis Merrill, a community leader, volunteer, and philanthropist who has played a significant role in the history of A New Leaf.

“Providing education to all children in our community is so important. It gives them a chance at a brighter future.”

-Janis Merrill

Ms. Merrill’s service to A New Leaf includes multiple elected terms to A New Leaf’s Board of Directors and A New Leaf Foundation Board of Trustees.

children educated annually

years of providing quality education

top quality teachers in classrooms

Phoenix Day was founded in 1915 by the Junior Guild of Trinity Cathedral to provide childcare for mothers who entered the workforce to support the war effort during World War I. For over 100 years, Phoenix Day has offered quality early childhood education in south Phoenix to low-income children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age, a critical learning and developmental period.

Phoenix Day joined A New Leaf in 2018. This strategic partnership strengthens Phoenix Day’s mission of delivering top quality education and provides a strong infrastructure for vulnerable children across the Phoenix Metro area.

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