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

Each year, SMART reaches thousands of Oregon children with vital one-on-one reading support, and books for those who need them most.

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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

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Dea’Naisa Willingham, Multnomah County

I am just turning 20 years old and was one of the first SMART students at Vernon Elementary School. My love for reading was founded on the SMART… Read More ›