Baker, Gilliam, Hood River, Morrow, Umatilla and Wasco Counties

Children in the Columbia River Gorge and Northeast Oregon are becoming more confident readers, thanks to the many hours contributed by our generous and caring volunteers. In 2017-18, SMART served 375 PreK through third-grade students in elementary schools and Head Start programs at 12 SMART sites in the cities of Cascade Locks, Halfway, Hermiston, Hood River, Moro, Odell, Pendleton, and The Dalles. Our SMART team, dedicated Site Coordinators and members of our local area Leadership Councils, are working hard to recruit new volunteers and raise the needed funds to continue to grow SMART in this region. Our goal is to increase the number of children we are able to serve and have the opportunity to introduce them to the wonderful world of books and a lifelong love of reading.

Click here to read SMART Northeast’s Year-end Report.

Click here to read SMART Northeast’s 2017-18 Newsletter.

Local Staff:

Heather Ohta
Development Officer

Paula Seid Program Manager

Volunteer Opportunities:

SMART always welcomes new volunteers! Check the Get Involved page for descriptions of various volunteer positions. For volunteer openings in the Northeast Area, click here › or call 971-634-1614.

Business Partners and Civic Organizations:

Many local businesses and civic organizations support SMART through sponsorships, donations, and volunteerism. For a list of our partners in the Northeast Area, click here ›

Leadership Councils:

SMART Leadership Councils are groups of individuals who help SMART flourish in our local communities through fundraising and recruitment.  Thank you to our Northeast Area Leadership Council members:

Hood River County:

  • Jenni Donahue
  • Teresa Earle
  • Anne Holmstrom
  • Kirby Neumann-Rea, President
  • JoAnn Wittenberg


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