founder & CEO
Chanel Hampton's educational, professional, and civic career have built and honed her expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion, education, leadership development and performance management, operations optimization, and recruitment (including exceptional expertise in diversity recruitment). Her career has taken her across the country and globally to impact missions and offer her expertise to a large and diverse array of clientele.
Liza Lucky is an education-focused organizer, recruitment and equity strategist and organizational change leader. She has extensive experience in equity-focused recruitment strategy, adult human development practices, and designing programming and learning experiences that support organizations and teams to cultivate strong outcomes.
COMMUNITY AND EDUCATION INITIATIVES FELLOW
Alyssa Williams brings an interdisciplinary background in early childhood and higher education, community engagement, feminist studies and social work to her role as Community and Educational Initiatives Fellow. Alyssa is also a newly accepted Challenge Detroit Fellow with a passion for being a part of Detroit’s revitalization .
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT & community manager
Dina Bankole brings over 10 years of administrative experience and 5 years working with Detroit-based nonprofit organizations and social enterprises to Strategic Community Partners. Her passion for and commitment to equity and community align with the values and mission of SCP.
Dwayne Bishop has worked with Fortune 500 companies as well as startups developing tactile and sustainable creative solutions. His diverse background in print, web, mobile and digital media has enabled him to provide broad creative direction across various industries. His work has been described as artistically commercial, and he takes the utmost pride in creating solutions that exceeds requirements and expectations—intersecting with SCP’s values of passion and excellence.
Jenna Rote brings a wealth of knowledge in mission driven events management and leadership to her role as Events Manager. Over the past 5 years she has facilitated a number of events for organizations such as Alzheimer's Association, CARE for Southeastern Michigan, and Travis Manion Foundation. In her current role, Jenna is committed to helping partners reach their goals through intentional and strategic event planning and execution.
Senior Equity Advisor
Robert Simmons, EdD serves as the Senior Equity Advisor for Strategic Community Partners. He also holds a role as an adjunct professorial lecturer at American University where he helped lead the development of the Summer Institute on Education, Equity and Justice. Additionally, Robert is a member of the education and equity collaborative EdChange.
MANAGER, TEACH 313
Tessa Scott is an experienced educator with demonstrated history of working with children, families and communities in urban and rural communities. Her passion and experience in education are essential in her role as Manager of the Teach 313 initiative with Strategic Community Partners.
Tirrea Billings brings creativity, passion, and a vision to the Strategic Community Partners team as our Media Coordinator. Tirrea Billings is a documentary filmmaker and freelance videographer that tells stories about social justice, human rights, and the experiences of people of color.
Tirza Buelto brings over 11 years of experience in education management with the bulk of those years dedicated to data management and accountability work. Tirza has invested the last few years aligning strategy with accountability, utilizing her skills to advise school leadership on strategic accountability direction and school performance.
William Sexton is a communications and marketing professional with a passion for amplifying voices and stories from diverse communities. As a lifelong Detroiter, William is deeply committed to ensuring the city’s resurgence is equitable and inclusive of all communities. In his current role, he is responsible for developing SCP’s communication strategies while also working collaboratively with the organization’s partners to promote and advance their missions.
Website Design Specialists
At Strategic Community Partners, we are committed to our youth--not only in the work we do with our partners, yet directly in collaborating and engaging them as leaders in the work we do each day. We are proud to say that our website is developed and maintained by amazing youth throughout Detroit who are part of JOURNi. JOURNi is building an inclusive tech ecosystem in Detroit.