Press

Sept 2019, Smart from the Start CEO Cherie Craft profiled by the American Heart Association featured in Thrive Global’s article Meet the innovator reaching those considered unreachable

March 2019, Featured on ABC Nightline’s Twitter Feed MAGIC OF STORYTELLING: Father of three Preston Gray highlights the importance of providing books to all families.

March 2019, Smart from the Start Featured on ABC News in News Segment Magic of Storytelling: Providing books for families in need.

January 2019, Mayor Walsh visits Smart from the Start headquarters.

Sept 2018, Cherie Craft, CEO/Founding Executive Director of Smart from the Start, participates in Panel 3: “Community Driven Solutions: The Key to Sustainable Progress” at the Mayor Bowser’s Maternal & Infant Health Summit in Washington, D.C.

January 2017, Smart from the Start highlighted with Boston Puts Kids First

February 2016, Smart from the Start Visits State House: Family Support, Community Engagement and School Readiness

January 2016, Innovator Spotlight: Smart from the Start

November 24, 2015, Smart from the Start featuring First Book Impact in D.C.

October 10, 2015, Southeast Community Leaders Recognized at National Conference

October 10, 2015, Southeast Community Leaders Recognized at National Conference

Spring 2015, Talk to Me, Baby!: We Are Family, (chapter excerpt)

June 18, 2015, The First Book Blog: This is a Life He Never Imagine 

April 21, 2015, PSRPs doing what they do best: community service

April 20, 2015, PSRP Event Benefits Woodland Terrace Residents in D.C.

February 13, 2015, Smart from the Start Celebrates One Year at Woodland Terrace- Early Childhood Program Bring The Whole Family Service

December 15, 2014, Boston Maccabi Rugby Blog: Spreading Holiday Cheer

April 16, 2014, Education Report- City of Boston

June 6, 2014, Jamaica Plain Gazette: Baby Basics

December 10, 2013, Social Innovation Forum in “Celebrating 10 years of Growth and Impact”

December 3, 2013, National Black Child Development Institute Post: “Point of Proof” spotlight

October 26, 2013, The New York Times: The Haggler, The Cashier’s Check That Wasn’t

October 9, 2013, The Boston Foundation: Boston Foundation announces $1.7 million in grants to Greater Boston organizations

October, 2013, National Black Child Development Institute Publication: Being Black Is Not a Risk Factor

August 2013, The Boston Foundation: The Giving Common

May 24, 3013, WCVB.com: Smart from the Start celebrates its fifth year of serving Boston’s children.

April 28, 2013, WCVB New Center 5 CityLine: Education Innovation

April 5, 2013, Early Childhood Summit: Cross-Sector Innovation Sessions

November, 2012, CLPHA Publications: Bringing Education Home: Housing Authorities and Learning Initiatives

November 2, 2012, Mission Hill Gazette: Forum reaches out to low-income voters

December, 2011, New Prosperity: A Different Approach to School Readiness

April 7, 2011: Guest Blog: A Funder’s Perspective on Early Childhood Development Research and Programming

April 5, 2011: Root Cause’s  Social Issue Talk on the field of early childhood development with Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Cherie Craft from Smart from the Start. To download audio from this Social Issue Talk, click here.

April 7, 2008, City of Boston Press Office: Mayor, Community Partners Launch ‘Smart from the Start’ Community based approach to ensuring school readiness