Mission Statement

Smart from the Start, Inc. is a two-generational, trauma-informed family support, community engagement and school readiness organization with a mission to promote the healthy development of young children in low income, underserved communities.

Smart empowers families and communities with the right combination of tools, resources and support, to break cycles of chronic school under-achievement and generational poverty.

Smart from the Start’s theory of change is based on the leading research that shows families and communities as the catalytic element for children’s lifelong learning, health, and behavior. Learn more about our ecological approach and watch this great video from The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University.