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 2018-19, we served 3,375 PreK through third-grade children with the help of 1,791 local volunteers. 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 2018-19 Newsletter.

Metro Area Staff:

Kendra Allen Bilingual Program Manager

Sharon Benson Senior Development Officer

Stacy Goodwin Senior Program Manager

Alayna Herr Development Officer

Gainell Irving headshot

Gainell Irving
Program Manager

Heather Ohta
Development Officer

Gizelle Polanco
Program Administrator

Staci Sutton
Volunteer Administrator

Volunteer Opportunities:

SMART Reading always welcomes new volunteers! Check the Get Involved page for descriptions of various volunteer positions. For volunteer openings in the Metro Area, click here › or call 971-634-1628.

Business Partners:

SMART Reading Business Partners are local businesses that support SMART Reading through financial contributions and employee volunteerism. For a list of our Metro Area Business Partners, click here ›.

SMART Associate Board:

The SMART Reading Associate Board is comprised of a group of 15 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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