Colby A. Smith (she/ella)

Colby joined the Dream Team as a Program Manager in April 2022. She is originally from Shreveport, Louisiana. She has a Master of Education with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lamar University and a Bachelor of Arts – English Liberal Arts from Southern University. Colby co-represented an education organization in a documentary about graduation rates and is proud that she developed a Mental Wellness Program for young adults that increased the Wellness & Mental Health rating by 24% and also led to cross-site collaboration.
Colby brings a passion for service that is greater than self. She is excited to be surrounded by people who share the same passion for igniting dreams and fueling the destiny of youth!

When she is not encouraging the growth and social-emotional development of the youth she is working alongside, you can find Colby Latin dancing and teaching dance, kickboxing, watching TV, doing crossword puzzles, talking to mom and sister, and doing game nights with friends!

You can reach Colby at csmith@cihadf.org