Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties

The SMART Reading Metro Area team implements SMART Reading and raises funds to support SMART Reading in the Portland Metro area. In the 2021-22 school year, we served 4,867 PreK through third-grade students and gave away 41,874 books. We are focused on recruiting more volunteers and establishing strong financial support among our communities to ensure we can continue this important work of empowering local children through reading.

Reading Session at Greenway Elementary

Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteers are a vital part of our mission. We can’t provide reading support and books to local kids without YOU! To find a list of SMART Reading sites near you, click here (or call 971-634-1628)

To learn more about our volunteer roles and submit an application, click here

Click here to read SMART Reading Metro’s Year-end Report.
Click here to read SMART Metro’s Local Newsletter.

Metro Area Staff:

Headshot of Senior Program Manager Stacy Goodwin

Stacy Goodwin
Senior Program Manager

Headshot of Program Manager, Gainell Irving

Gainell Irving
Area Director

Roland Mechanik
Program Manager

Headshot of Program Administrator Brandi Strawski

Brandi Stawski
Program Administrator

Steven Swidler Program Manager

SMART Associate Board:

The SMART Reading Associate Board is a small group of emerging professionals who represent diverse skill sets and have demonstrated a commitment to serve as SMART Reading ambassadors within the Portland community. To learn more about the SMART Reading Associate Board, click here .


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