Mission Statement

Smart from the Start (Smart) is a trauma-informed, multi-generational family support and community engagement organization with a mission to promote the healthy development of  young children and families living in the most underserved communities of Boston and Washington, DC. Our strengths-based, culturally reflective approach reaches out to families and empowers them with the tools, resources, and support they need to thrive.

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.