Smart Start of Mecklenburg County

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Mike Blackwelder
Primary Contact Name
Katie Grant
Main Address

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County
601 East Fifth Street
Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28202
United States

What We Do

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County 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.

Interesting Info
  • Smart Start was established in 1993 as a state-wide public/private partnership to help North Carolina children, under the leadership of then Governor Jim Hunt.
  • Smart Start of Mecklenburg County impacts the 85,000 children ages 0-5 in our community.
  • Our vision is all children in Mecklenburg County enter kindergarten healthy & ready to succeed.
Geographic Location
Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities (FY23-24)
Repeats daily at 12:00am for 365 times
Duration of 12 hours


2024 Partner Powered Conference
Duration of 8 hours 30 minutes
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