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Oregon Children's Foundation

Rating: 4 stars   1 review 595


101 Sw Market St Portland OR 97201 USA


Our Vision
An Oregon where every child can read and is empowered to succeed.

Our Mission
We engage community volunteers to read one-on-one with K-3 children who need literacy support. Participating children also receive new books each month to keep and read with their families.


SMART is a book and reading program for K-3 children who are at risk of low literacy and its associated negative outcomes. Every week during the school year, a SMART volunteer reads with two children for a half-hour each for a total of one hour per week. SMART also gives participating students two new books each month to take home, keep and read with their families. The SMART premise is that every child can learn to read, and the job of educating Oregon's children belongs to all of us.

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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

It was so much fun being a reading mentor with the Oregon SMART program. It was great to see how excited students would be for their reading time! I only wish I had known about the program sooner. I volunteered during my last two quarters at the U of O and would have loved to help more kids discover the joy of reading.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing students develop better reading & comprehension skills

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with students every week.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very helpful and kind

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Reach all children and inspire them about reading

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

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