Strategic Community Partners

Strategic Community Partners (SCP) envisions a world where marginalized communities will secure seats at the table, lead the charges, and bring the solutions that their communities deserve, desire, and need. We are unapologetically committed to building the capacity of marginalized communities—placing power, influence, and resources directly in the hands of those marginalized and oppressed.

SCP is a national firm that works with organizations by advising, designing, and managing projects (or efforts) and initiatives that advance equity with and for communities. We partner with organizations to build capacity by pairing strategy with community and cultural context to drive forward powerful and equitable missions. We pride ourselves on excellence and we are constantly learning. Our decisions are guided by our ethics and firmly rooted in integrity. We are passionate about our work, the communities we serve and focus on capacity-building in the following areas:

  • Community-Grounded Research and Evaluation
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Education (Early Childhood, K-12, and Higher Education)
  • Project Management and Systems Building
  • Recruitment, Retention, and Overall Talent Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Youth- and Community-Based Initiatives and Events

Adam Layne

Project Manager + St. Louis Consultant Team Lead

Alex Schenk

Student and Family Champion + Community of Practice Designer and Co-Facilitator

Cynthia Chapple

Antiracist STEM Champion + Community of Practice Designer and Co-Facilitator

Chanel Hampton

Antiracist Strategist + Cross-Sector Community Engagement Champion

Robert Simmons, EdD

Senior Equity Advisor + Antiracist Evaluation Champion