Growing communities from bud to bloom

Where Social Impact Meets Strategic Goals

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We are Lilac Impact Services
Lilac Impact Services is your dedicated partner in cultivating meaningful social change. Specializing in community engagement, organizational development, project management, event coordination, and facilitation, we are committed to empowering communities and fostering lasting connections. Our mission is to drive impactful social change through thoughtful, inclusive strategies.

These services can kickstart your social impact journey

Community Engagement & Capacity Building
We tailor workshops, dialogue spaces, consulting services and more to foster connections around shared goals. Our commitment is to bridge diverse perspectives to build more resilient and capable organizations.
Project Management
We take end-to-end ownership of projects focused on achieving the outcomes you seek. Through detailed planning, intentional collaboration and efficient resource allocation, Lilac ensures execution in alignment with your vision.
Event Coordination & Facilitation
Lilac seamlessly manages events and provides interactive facilitation. From logistics coordination to tailoring experiences, we enable impactful experiences that align with client goals and leave a lasting impression.

Meet our Founder!

Kayla J. Smith-Hardy
Kayla J. Smith-Hardy is a social impact leader and Sr. Program Manager from Memphis, TN. She has been a relational community organizer, facilitator, and event coordinator. Kayla J. is a 2018 graduate of Birmingham-Southern College, majoring in Human Rights and Justice with a distinction in Leadership Studies. She is also a 2021 M.Div graduate from Harvard University.  Kayla J. grounds her work in womanism, transformative justice, and community engagement.
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The future is bright for socially conscious companies.
Hiring Lilac Impact Services could be the catalyst to applying these statistics to your organization or business.
10 %
Community Impact
Companies with strong community engagement initiatives experience a 10% increase in customer satisfaction
21 %
Employee Production
Companies with high levels of employee engagement are 21% more profitable.
87 %
Consumer Favorites
87% of consumers are more likely to support businesses that advocate for social and environmental issues.
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Testimonials

Kayla is an amazing resource for all of community outreach, engagement, and organizing needs, as well as administrative and organizational help. Her knowledge of community groups, leaders, and stakeholders in Memphis is impressive. She is thoughtful in the approach to her work, timely, and knowledgeable. Kayla is an absolute pleasure to work with and has been a benefit in all of the work we’ve done together.

Mrs. Dominique P.A

DAC Group, LLC & Populace Community Strategy

I had the privilege of collaborating with Kayla during her tenure as the facilitator for our Black Women's Collective group. Her thoughtful approach involved addressing the unique needs and interests of Black Women on a weekly basis, exploring diverse topics relevant to navigating school life, attending a predominately white institution and the journey of womanhood. Under her guidance, the group experienced substantial development of student leadership skills, ease in public speaking and increased attendance as a direct reflection of the impact of her facilitation skills.

Katrina M.

Tufts University Africana Center

Kayla was very knowledgeable, professional and personable. She came along when we had a sudden opening and immediately made a difference. Her thoroughness, attention to detail and following through was refreshing and sorely needed. I wish she was still with us and would love to continue our professional relationship in the future.

Dr. Mario R.

Ignite MOB, Inc.

Kayla is a dream to work with. She's extremely community centered and accurate with her work. What I truly appreciate is I know I can ask Kayla to take something on the quality of the project will be so thoughtful and well done. We are so deeply grateful to have a consult who also centers Liberation with tasks and work.

Ashley H.

Blackyard

Passionate…devoted…optimistic. These are the words that come to mind when I think of Kayla Smith-Hardy. Kayla wholeheartedly serves as a Board of Director with Apple Seeds, Inc., which I am the founder and CEO. Kayla is a natural leader, innovator, person of great character and integrity. Kayla is altruistic. She demonstrates a desire to selflessly serve others and contribute to the larger society by her service to the women and families we serve at Apple Seeds, Inc. I enthusiastically and unequivocally give my full support as Kayla embarks on her consulting journey. I know Kayla is an invaluable asset and soon, you will come to know the value she brings.

Tenniki S.

Apple Seeds Inc,

Kayla was an excellent Day of Coordinator for my wedding. She exceeded my expectations 100%. Prior to the wedding, she contacted all of my vendors, arranged final payments, and worked closely with the wedding parties to ensure the day went smoothly. Kayla is extremely organized, timely, and efficient! I would recommend her for any of your consulting/coordination needs.

Alese C.

Bride

Kayla interned for Juvenile Court under my direction. She demonstrated the capacity and talents to work with young people in the Juvenile Justice System. She was always willing to assist with projects and attend court discussion/planning meetings to contribute her unique ideas to make changes for the youth and families of Memphis and Shelby County.

Mrs. Kimbrell O.

Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Court

Why should you choose us?

Community Strategizing & Organizing
Communities often lack comprehensive and inclusive strategies for efficient organizing and strategizing. The absence of clear frameworks for community empowerment and participation hinders the ability to address collective challenges and capitalize on shared opportunities, impeding the overall development and resilience of the community.
Fostering Community Relationships
Many leaders encounter difficulties in building and sustaining authentic relationships with their communities. The absence of community engagement and relationship-building results in missed opportunities for collaboration, hindering the establishment of trust and mutual support essential for long-term success.
Fostering Community Relationships
Many leaders encounter difficulties in building and sustaining authentic relationships with their communities. The absence of community engagement and relationship-building results in missed opportunities for collaboration, hindering the establishment of trust and mutual support essential for long-term success.
Prevention & Management of High-Risk Situations
The prevention and management of high-risk situations are critical for businesses and communities alike. Organizations often struggle with the development of proactive measures to identify, mitigate, and respond to potential risks, leaving them vulnerable to crises that can have far-reaching consequences on their operations and reputation.
Resource Gaps
Many organizations face challenges in identifying and addressing resource gaps, hindering their ability to effectively implement social impact initiatives. The lack of comprehensive strategies to assess, secure, and optimize resources poses a barrier to sustainable development and hampers the achievement of goals.
Resource Gaps
Many organizations face challenges in identifying and addressing resource gaps, hindering their ability to effectively implement social impact initiatives. The lack of comprehensive strategies to assess, secure, and optimize resources poses a barrier to sustainable development and hampers the achievement of goals.
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