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.
Community strengths and needs assessments
Mixed-methods research design, data collection and analysis
Formative and summative program evaluation
Program strategy and planning
Promotion and dissemination
Coaching and capacity building
Meet The Team
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.