Business Consultation

About Us

Cause Engagement Associates (CEA) is a national firm that provides consultation and professional services in the areas of strategy, program implementation, community-engaged research, evaluation, dissemination, and the promotion of socially conscious initiatives.

We are a woman-owned small business and certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by the Maryland Department of Transportation. NAICS Codes: 541611 and 541820.


Our Business Philosophy

CEA provides socially and culturally appropriate, proactive solutions. It is our responsibility to ensure that our clients deliver well-planned and measurable initiatives that will help to improve the health, social, and economic outcomes of the communities they serve.   


Our team consists of innovative and strategic thinkers who are not afraid to challenge traditional methods and ideologies when it comes to being socially responsible and accountable for improving the lives of others.

We Can Help:

  • Engage communities

  • Build trust and mutual understanding

  • Recruit and retain participants

  • Improve stakeholder relations

  • Create new alliances

  • Improve program capacity

  • Conduct needs assessments

  • Plan socially conscious initiatives

  • Implement and manage projects

  • Increase staff capacity

  • Educate and promote awareness

  • Evaluate processes and outcomes

  • Design and implement research

Our Services:

  • Community strengths and needs assessments

  • Community engagement

  • Consultation and strategy  

  • Stakeholder engagement

  • Literature reviews

  • Research and evaluation

  • Focus group facilitation

  • Program planning

  • Curriculum development

  • Dissemination support

  • Technical assistance and capacity building support


Meet The Team

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Shawnta Jackson MPH

Founder & Chief Executive Associate

    Shawnta Jackson is that person who leaves a lasting impression. She listens, asks thought provoking questions, and proposes realistic and measurable solutions. She is a leader, mother, and social entrepreneur with a vision to help people help themselves and others.

    Since 2009, Shawnta has worked with public health, nonprofit, and academic research teams across the United States to plan, implement, evaluate, and share the outcomes of their stakeholder and community-engaged initiatives. She also serves as a facilitator and guest speaker for various professional audiences. Her background includes culturally-responsive community engagement, stakeholder relations, coalition building, health education, train-the-trainer, curriculum development, program planning, mixed-methods research, program evaluation, and dissemination.

    Shawnta holds a Master of Public Health degree in social and behavioral health from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations from Columbia College Chicago.


Our Clients