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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 and 541820.


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.

Our 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 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 Clients

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CEA Team

Meet The Team

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Shawnta Jackson MPH

Founder & Chief Executive Associate

Since 2009, Shawnta Jackson has worked with organizational leaders and their teams across the United States in the areas of strategy, stakeholder and community engagement, mixed-methods research and evaluation, and dissemination. 

As a consultant, Shawnta independently and through partnerships has assisted with helping boards, committees and leaders with organizational, programmatic, operational, engagement, and evaluation strategies to include full planning support, strategic roadmaps, the development of tools, capacity building support, and individual leadership strategic coaching. Clients and projects include multi-year federal-funded projects, health system place-based initiatives, statewide and national associations, local and statewide coalitions, and social justice and equity initiatives.  


Shawnta is Founder & Chief Executive Associate of Cause Engagement Associates LLC. She 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. She is originally from Las Vegas and lives in the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area with her son, Zachary. A fun fact about Shawnta is that she is the author of two self-help books.

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