Start Smart Texas Communities

Start Smart Texas Communities

Texas communities have been collaborating for many years to support schools and parents in their efforts to put all kids on a path to success. Many of these Texas cities have focused collaborative work on supporting children achieve academic success and are part of a national network of cities working toward the same goals called the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.

If you’re looking for the lead contact in a Texas community, please contact us.

Here’s a list of Texas communities in the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Network:

Texas Communities:

  • Abilene
  • Austin
  • Brownsville
  • Bryan/Brazos Valley
  • Caldwell County
  • Corpus Christi
  • Dallas
  • Denton
  • Grayson County
  • Hays County
  • Houston
  • Lubbock
  • Midland
  • Navarro County
  • Palacios
  • San Antonio
  • San Marcos
  • Sherman
  • Temple
  • Tyler
  • Waco


Start Smart Texas is a partnership between the United Ways of Texas and Texas PBS created to support Texas communities that are part of the Campaign for Grade-level Reading, as well as other Texas cities, to achieve improved reading scores across our state. Start Smart Texas will provide cities the opportunity to learn from each other and together as we all strive to achieve improved reading scores across the state.