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Smart Start of Mecklenburg County

Charlotte, NC | http://www.smartstartofmeck.org
Joined in June 2021

About Us

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County (Smart Start or SSMC) is a Charlotte-based non-profit that funds local  programs for children ages birth to five and their families. The organization is a catalyst for improving the lives of the 85,000+ young children in our community, with a focus on health, family, early education, and literacy. We mobilize resources and forge partnerships to support evidence-based policies, practices, and programs to ensure all children enter kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed.

 Smart Start has a budget of over $30 million comprised of funding from the state of North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, and private donations and grants. SSMC funds approximately 25 programs annually serving over 25,000 young children and their families and administers Mecklenburg County’s MECK Pre-K program, which provides free Pre-K to children in the community. SSMC also operates programs and campaigns internally, including Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Guiding Parents to Services, and The Basics Mecklenburg. The organization is also the leader in research, data, convening and collaborating on issues related to children 0-5 in the Greater Charlotte area. 

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County (Smart Start or SSMC) is a Charlotte-based non-profit that funds local  programs for children ages birth to five and their families. The organization is a catalyst for improving the lives of the 85,000+ young…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Education
  • Family

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