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Sam - Strategy Group

Strategy Group (SG) is a consulting firm located in Atlanta, GA. Our primary purpose is to advance the social change agenda in difficult to reach communities. SG has over 20 years of experience implementing policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) change strategies in local communities. SG and its diverse team of professionals seek to provide a special focus on low SES communities to increase their understanding of civic engagement at the local, state, and national level. We want to work across communities to ensure they have the tools and power to make change happen. Clients will learn that an empowerment model can help guide transformation in multiple sectors i.e. health, safety, workforce development, education & economic development.
Parish(es) Served: Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon, Winn
Specialization(s): 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit Startup, Collaboration, Community Development/Organizing, Leadership, Policy/Advocacy, Program Development, Strategic Planning, Volunteer Management
Mission(s) Supported: 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit Startup, Collaboration, Community Development/Organizing, Leadership, Policy/Advocacy, Program Development, Strategic Planning, Volunteer Management
Degrees(s) Certificate(s) :
Degree/Certification School or City/State Date/Year
Bachelor Dillard University, New Orleans, LA 29706
Masters Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
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Affiliates: Institute for Public Strategies (IPS)


Years of Consulting Experience

6-10 years


P.O. Boc 941356 Atlanta, GA 31141


(770) 323-1348


(404) 867-451


(770) 987-3574

Affiliates :

Client References
Client: Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC, Division of Adult & Community Health)
Description Of Service Provided: Assisted the state with building coalitions by educating the community on the impact of diabetes and associated risk factors i.e. physical inactivity, poor nutrition and obesity. Developed strategic intervention goals using a community-based participatory approach that engaged the African American community in greater understanding about social determinants of health. Service was for a REACH grantee in West Virginia from February - November 2008.
Contact: Rick Dulin, Public Health Advisor
Phone Number: (770) 488-8394
Current Client : No
Completion Date: 38291
Client References
Client: United Way, Metro Atlanta Early Learning Community Based Partnerships - Smart Start
Description Of Service Provided: Conducted needs assessment and asset mapping for Cobb County Early Learning Community-Based Partnership Initiative, a project of the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta. Designed community participatory & observational research approach in two communities in Cobb County using a compilation of existing data and statistics; secondary research findings; and an assessment of community resources (e.g. market studies, newspapers, directories, etc.)
Contact: Andrea Irvin
Phone Number: (404) 527-3598
Current Client : No
Completion Date: 38595
Client References
Client: Hands on Atlanta
Description Of Service Provided: Provided leadership needed to support departmental program goals in service learning/issue education, youth/adult volunteerism and civic engagement through extensive collaboration with internal/external cross-organizational teams and volunteer networks. Led program evaluation processes and provided analysis and recommendation for future program growth and development. Timeframe November 2006 - October 2007,
Contact: Monique T. Shields
Phone Number: (404) 979-2800
Current Client : No
Completion Date: I was a contracted consultant for 1 yr. ending November 2007.
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