Janique Curry

Janique Curry

Principal and CEO
J.S. Curry & Associates, LLC

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About this Speaker

J. S. Curry & Associates offers project administration, community outreach, grants management, compliance monitoring and evaluation, for a range of public and private organizations. With over 20 years of government service, higher education, program management and public relations experience, J. S. Curry & Associates supports public sector agencies, municipalities, MWBE business owners and non-profit clients with their financial, strategic business & economic development and certification needs. The Buffalo based agency provides corporate and political strategic expertise, creating and executing public awareness campaigns related to policy, social and economic justice issues, education equity, monitoring diversity, equity & inclusion programs. J.S. Curry & Associates has worked with a number of local, state and national organizations committed to ensuring equitable results that produce a well- informed, economically sound and grounded community that moves with purpose and intention. J. S. Curry & Associates has worked for many years in marginalized communities targeting the needs of and its proposed community building initiatives through economic empowerment of Minority & Women Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE’s). Our work has been focused on diversity, equity and inclusion, ensuring that State Agencies comply with Article 15A, which mandates that Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises receive 30% of all State procurement contracting opportunities. Identifying Federal, State, City, County & Private opportunities is a key component we use to grow contract opportunities for all business owners. As a former elected School Board Member, Curry also impacted diversity and inclusion issues with her government and municipal partners. Her efforts helped realize the finalization of the Billion Dollar Reconstruction Project for all the Buffalo Public Schools - better known as the Joint School Construction Board (JSCB) with participation from diverse small businesses. She is still intimately connected to the Buffalo School District in a variety of manners. Curry volunteers with the Adult Education Division and served as a member of the committee charged with preparing the application for the successful COE (Council on Occupational Education) Accreditation application for our Cosmetology & Barbering program. She also works as a task force member for the CCI - Career Collegiate Institute and the Community & Continuing Education Committees.