Monique Williams Kelly, President
Monique Kelly is a proud wife and mother of four sons. Outside of her family, she is passionate about working with people to create change. Monique was drawn to nonprofit work 15 years ago, and over the course of her career has had the opportunity to explore multiple forms of social work and community development.
Her knowledge and expertise stems from working with and advocating for youth and their families; community organizing- addressing social justice issues in Greater Cleveland; developing community engagement processes for neighborhood development corporations, schools, and funders; implementing needs assessments; comprising plans to address community needs; and most recently consulting, leading strategic planning and action planning processes. Some of the organizations she has worked with include, but are not limited to, Ronald McDonald House, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, Cogswell Hall, Ohio City Inc., Tremont West Development, and Sisters of Charity Foundation.
Monique received a bachelors degree from Kent State University (KSU) in Journalism and Mass Communication. She earned a Masters of Science in Social Administration (MSSA) and Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), where she was provided a stellar foundation for her community development work.
In addition to building The Engagement Group, Monique is an adjunct instructor at CWRU, and continues working with youth through various programs.
The Engagement Group builds capacity through partnerships with consulting firms and contractors that are equipped with a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise that enhances organizations.
We believe in a team approach that brings multiple perspectives to the table and leads to a compelling product.