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 an 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, South Boston, and the South End in seven short years. We have a total of 37 sites where Smart from the Start programs are facilitated in the eight 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!