Bright Future Youth and Family Services
Ownership & Structure
Our organization is led by the director with the instructor(s) reporting directly to this director. A volunteer advisory board offers a broad range of social services expertise and years of business experience to the team.
Christy Smith, the director of the Chambers School and Career Center, holds an MS in counseling from the University of Ohio and has been employed with Bright Future for the past 24 years. She has over 30 years experience in working with at-risk youth and 16 years in program management including: personnel, grant writing, fiscal management, contract compliance, public relations, and daily operations.
Monica Kraft, the head of the culinary arts program at the Chambers School and Career Center has over 23 years of restaurant business ownership experience. While she currently owns La Pequena Taqueria, a successful food booth that has been serving the Eugene Saturday Market for 23 years, she has also owned a catering business and cafe and was a founding member of the Keystone Restaurant, a fixture in Eugene since 1981. She received her teaching credentials at Kansas State University and has been teaching the curriculum she developed for the Chambers School
The Volunteer Steering Committee consists of seven talented members of the Eugene/Springfield business and education communities. Combined, they bring years over 55 years of business experience, including two MBAs, to the table. These volunteers are dedicated to the success of the Catering For Kids and to ensuring that our area youth get the opportunities they deserve.