Who we are

La'Shunda Williams

Executive Director  of Young-Educated-Determined to Succeed a  community based organization located  in East Hartford CT.  She is a Grant Facilitator and Business Consultant with over 15 years of experience in nonprofit management and grant proposal. She has experience reviewing grant proposals from many agencies who has requested federal funding from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  La'Shunda has years of experience monitoring grant budgets to ensure targets are successfully met.

Cynthia Baisden

has more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit management, grant administration, and grant proposal writing working with agencies in Connecticut and New Jersey area. She has assisted in securing millions of dollars in city, federal, and state foundation grants. Cynthia has served as a grant reviewer on many city and federal grants proposals. She has held leadership positions at community-based and faith-based organizations in CT, New York, and New Jersey. As a consultant, she has worked with non-profits on grant proposals and increasing parental involvement.