Initiated with the support of Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Smart from the Start was launched in 2008 as a public/private partnership with the City of Boston. After four years and tremendous growth and success, in 2012 we became our own independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, with our own fully functioning Board of Directors. We still enjoy a strong partnership with the City of Boston, Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF) and the Boston Housing Authority (BHA), who remain among our biggest funders and providers of in-kind support today.​

One of Smart’s most significant accomplishments is our expansion from our 3 pilot communities of Charlestown, Mattapan and Roslindale to include the neighborhoods of Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Lower Roxbury and the South End in seven short years. We have a total of 22 sites where Smart from the Start programs are facilitated in the seven urban communities across the City of Boston.

Please call Smart from the Start’s headquarters at 857-308-3000 to be directed to the appropriate Program Coordinator to schedule a visit! We look forward to working together!