SMART Reading North Coast: Serving Clatsop County

Children at the mouth of the Columbia River and north coast of Oregon are becoming more confident readers, thanks to the many hours contributed by our generous and caring volunteers. In 2018-19, SMART Reading served 168 PreK through third-grade students in elementary schools at 4 SMART Reading sites in the cities of Astoria, Gearhart, Seaside and Warrenton. Our SMART Reading team, dedicated Site Coordinators and members of our local area Leadership Councils, are working hard to recruit new volunteers and raise the needed funds to continue to grow SMART Reading in this region. Our goal is to increase the number of children we are able to serve and have the opportunity to introduce them to the wonderful world of books and a lifelong love of reading.

Thank you to our business partners who are supporting SMART Reading children in Clatsop County:

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

Click here to read SMART Reading North Coast’s 2018-19 Newsletter.

Local Staff:

Paula Seid Senior Program Manager

Stephanie Gates headshot

Stephanie Gates
Development Officer

Volunteer Opportunities:

SMART Reading always welcomes new volunteers! Check the Get Involved page for descriptions of various volunteer positions. For volunteer openings in the North Coast Area, click here › or call 971-634-1614.

Business Partners and Civic Organizations:

Many local businesses and civic organizations support SMART Reading through sponsorships, donations, and volunteerism.


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