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About Us
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, engagement, research and 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, 561110, 541820. SIC Codes: 8322-29, 8741-08, 8743-03, 8748-97.


Our Business Philosophy

CEA provides socially and culturally responsive, 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.

Core Services

We Will Help You To:

  • Plan socially conscious initiatives

  • Engage communities

  • Improve stakeholder relations

  • Create new partnerships

  • Identify needs and opportunities

  • Design and implement market research

  • Execute campaigns and programs

  • Educate and promote awareness

  • Evaluate processes and outcomes 

  • Analyze data and interpret results

  • Increase team and partner capacity

  • Share your success stories

Our Core Services:

  • Strategic development and execution support

  • Program planning and proposal assistance

  • Internal and external strengths and needs assessments

  • Community and stakeholder engagement

  • Full research and program evaluation  

  • Dissemination support

  • Team coaching and capacity building

  • Personal and professional development workshops and presentations

Our CSR & ESG Services

CEA offers a diverse range of services designed to support corporations in their efforts to create meaningful social impact, align with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals, and build healthier, more sustainable communities.

Our tailored solutions are adaptable to fit the specific needs of any project, whether it's piloting a new program, launching a short-term campaign, or deploying a long-term strategy.

Our scalable and sustainable services are designed to grow with your business and deliver ongoing value. Additionally, CEA can implement initiatives at local, regional, and national levels, addressing the diverse challenges and opportunities of various communities and markets.

CEA's specialized CSR and ESG services include:

Social Impact Consulting

  • CEA provides consulting services to help corporations develop and enhance their social impact strategies, ensuring alignment with CSR and ESG goals.

Social Impact Research and Evaluation

  • CEA offers comprehensive research and evaluation services to measure the effectiveness of CSR and ESG initiatives, including formative evaluations for early insights and strategic adjustments.

Health and Wellness Programs

  • CEA develops and implements comprehensive health and wellness programs that address not only general well-being but also focus on the social determinants of health and health equity issues.

Community Engagement Initiatives

  • CEA specializes in creating and executing community engagement strategies that facilitate meaningful connections with local stakeholders and community members. This includes market research through stakeholder and community needs and strengths assessments to identify community preferences, existing resources, and opportunities.

Capacity Building Support

  • CEA offers capacity-building services that enhance the abilities of CSR, ESG, and enterprise teams. This includes detailed organizational assessments to map organizational capabilities, supplemented by technical assistance, and team coaching and training.


Our Clients

  • CVS Health (Top 10 Fortune 500)

  • Louisiana Coalition on Criminalization and Health

  • University of Maryland Extension

  • Maryland Nonprofits

  • Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States' Place-based Initiative in Riverdale, MD

  • Metamorphosis Community Project

  • KS Solutions Consulting LLC

  • North Carolina A&T State University

  • Baltimore Action Legal Team

  • The People's Commission to Decriminalize Maryland

  • Baltimore City Health Department

  • Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network

  • Thrive: Sexual Health Collective for Youth

  • Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) International

  • Maryland Department of Health

  • TOGETHER Program: Virginia Tech & University of Maryland

  • H&H Strategies

  • National Education Association Leaders for Just Schools

  • Northern Ohio Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NOA-AGEP) 

  • Hampton University Minority Men’s Health Initiative

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CEA Team

Meet The Team

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Shawnta Jackson MPH

Founder & Chief Executive Associate

Since establishing CEA in 2015, Shawnta has collaborated with organizational leaders and teams across the U.S. to drive positive social impact through innovative stakeholder and community engagement strategies.

Throughout her career, Shawnta has leveraged her expertise to support a diverse range of initiatives and clients, including a Top 10 Fortune 500 company, multi-year federally funded projects, health system place-based initiatives, statewide and national associations, local and statewide coalitions, and social justice and equity initiatives. Her extensive portfolio includes partnerships with renowned organizations such as CVS Health, Maryland Nonprofits, Kaiser Permanente, and North Carolina A&T State University.

Shawnta's commitment to advancing social change is evident in her consultancy work, where she provides comprehensive support to boards, teams, and leaders in developing and implementing organizational, programmatic, and engagement strategies. Her strategic guidance encompasses full planning, execution, activation, and evaluation services, along with capacity building and technical assistance—all aimed at maximizing the effectiveness and sustainability of social impact initiatives.

Shawnta holds a Master of Public Health degree in social and behavioral health from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations from Columbia College Chicago. She is also the author of two personal development books. Shawnta resides in the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area with her son, Zachary.

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