Smart from the Start is a family support, community engagement and school readiness program that has as its mission to prevent the achievement gap among Boston’s lowest income children. Smart from the Start empowers families and communities with the resources, tools and support to break cycles of generational poverty and chronic school underachievement.

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serving children in sites across the city

  • For the Communities

    Recognizing the fact that each of Boston’s neighborhoods are unique, with their own history, demographics, strengths and challenges our programming is community and family-driven, and is customized to meet…
  • For the Families

    Smart from the Start serves families with children ages 0 to 5 years old. We serve a culturally and ethnically diverse population of families, who hail from places such…
  • For the Children

    With continued support, the young children that we serve (in the context of their families and communities) will not require the level of intervention that teens in the city…

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  • Boston Marathon Team! #Run4Smart

    Apr 21, 2014 at 8:00 AM This year we are honored to have our beloved GED Teacher Margaret McPartland run the Boston Marathon in support of Smart. She ran the race last year but was…