South Phoenix

A community in transition...


Welcome to Cindy Overton's South Phoenix field research & learning website! 

This page was created to record my learning experience in South Phoenix via an Urban Geography course taught by Dr. Kristin Koptiuch.  Please visit  our class website to view all the student's websites.  

Here you can retrace my steps into a transitioning community that found a special place in my heart.  Places I discovered include the Arizona Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Program, the Ocotillo Library, Habitat for Humanity, the Rio Salado River Project and several neighborhood communities.

I assess my experiences in a Open Letter to the Residents of the Larger Phoenix Metropolitan area.  I invite you to read it, and welcome any comments you might want to share with me (e-mail with the link below).

Community Individuals About Me Concerns
Field photos

Freeze Frame


Study area map




Who I am

What's new with me

My favorite websites

Environmental Injustice Poster



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