Every child should be able to read. With your help, they can.

Each year, SMART Reading reaches thousands of Oregon kids with vital one-on-one reading support and new books to keep.

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Investments in early childhood literacy are essential to the health and vitality of local communities.

Fundamentally, SMART Reading is built upon community engagement. Since 1992, we have been a catalyst for engaging community members, businesses, supporters and school partners to empower Oregon kids through reading. Oregon has a strong record of building public-private partnerships to solve our shared concerns. SMART Reading wants to work alongside you to raise reading proficiency and ensure a brighter future for Oregon kids.

SMART Stories

Story from:

Joe Galati, Principal at Chief Joseph Elementary, Multnomah County

SMART has been invaluable at Chief Joseph Elementary in North Portland for the past 15 years. In that time, the SMART Volunteers have provided a service that has… Read More ›