Strategic Community Partners, founded by Chanel Hampton, is a diversity, equity and inclusion firm that specializes in education, leadership and talent development. (Photo: Kardiak Films)

A consulting firm that focuses on hands-on planning to assist in providing a better future for community youth is celebrating five years of local impact in three cities.

The Black-owned firm, called Strategic Community Partners (SCP), was founded by Chanel Hampton in 2015 with a goal of deeply engaging with the community and knowing its needs. 

“We’re constantly having conversations where the way that we operate, we bring the community to the table,” said Hampton. “If we’re creating an initiative for teachers, if we’re creating an initiative for community members, they need to be at the table. We need to be listening to them and really collectively creating what that vision looks like.”

SCP is based in Detroit, but there are also offices in