Christian Smutherman began his career teaching second grade at the Christina Seix Academy in Trenton, NJ. Christian was inspired by CSA’s mission driven model and vision to serve children from single-parent households through an emphasis on early childhood education, parental engagement, and innovative teaching. While at CSA, Christian played a key role in the creation of the second grade science and writing curricula and coached basketball, fencing, tennis, and soccer.
Christian is passionate about combating poverty and serving low-income communities through the vehicles of education and investment. He joined CityBridge in 2015 as a member of CityBridge’s first Fellowship class.
Christian graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in English. He founded the Princeton University chapter of the International Coalition for College Philanthropists, served as an educational breakout trip leader through Princeton’s Pace Center for Civic Engagement, interned at the United States Department of Education, and was selected as a student entrepreneur through Princeton’s Entrepreneurship Lab Accelerator Program. Christian continues to be an avid and active mentor in his local community, a passion he has cultivated since youth.