Ciera Smith, Community Engagement Coordinator

Ciera Smith is Community Engagement Coordinator at Kids First Chicago. Ciera is a Chicago transplant from Philadelphia, PA and before coming to K1C, she worked at a youth organization on the West Side.

She received her B.A. in English from the University of Maryland - College Park. Having received her first masters in Urban Studies and Youth Development at Eastern University in Mary 2018, Ciera is now pursuing her second masters at DePaul University in Education and School Counseling. Ciera has a firm belief that students who mental and social emotional health is not taken care of, students will not be able to thrive in the classroom in academics. Ciera finds joy in writing, cooking, and checking out new coffee shops.