One month in, this year has been nothing short of exciting and affirming of the work we are committed to here at Strategic Community Partners! Earlier this month, we announced our new name, as well as the opening of our second office in Washington, D.C. The past couple days, our Founder and President, Chanel Hampton, and two members of our core team spent time in D.C. meeting with new colleagues and partners--all passionate leaders committed to ensuring equity, justice, and excellence across the board in D.C. The need for strategic work paired with community and cultural context is just as clear in D.C. as it is in Detroit--and despite the notion that we are experiencing such drastically different environments and challenges from city to city, we were reminded that the same issues exist, largely, across our country. This is why we are committed to this work not only in Detroit, yet in D.C. and nationally.
Amidst meetings with various partners and colleagues, we also had the chance to celebrate with close friends and colleagues in D.C. An informal, intimate dinner celebration was perfect--ideas were exchanged, new connections were made, and SCP was celebrated! In mission-driven work, it is often so easy to run from meeting to meeting, project to project; we believe that relationships and celebration must be part of this work, too. We cannot thank our D.C. friends and colleagues enough for your support and celebration of these milestones--and many more to come!
Here's to a year filled with milestones, strong partnerships, and great company along the way!