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.

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

Click here to read SMART Metro’s Local Newsletter.

Metro Area Staff:

Roland Mechanik Program Manager

Stacy Goodwin Senior Program Manager

Gainell Irving headshot

Gainell Irving
Senior Program Manager

Steven Swidler Program Manager

Volunteer Opportunities:

Click here for more information on volunteering with SMART Reading. For a list of sites we serve in the Metro area click here, or call 971-634-1628.

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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