Meet the Team

Black women are inherently valuable and powerful, and it is at Step Up's core to support and center Black mothers and caregivers under the leadership of Black and Brown parents.

We cannot demand equity while operating internally under the same conditions we are trying to change.

Meet the Team

Maegan Parrott

Director/Parent Organizer

Mother. Founder of SUNL. Veteran. Community organizer. Facilitation. Advocacy.

Leon Gousman

Advisory Team

Father. Veteran. Realtor. Entrepreneur. Consultant.

Tasha Hosendove

Advisory Team

Childcare Program

Mother. Paraprofessional. Founding member of

Jumoke Academy Board of Directors. Advocacy.

Marleny Bencosme

Outreach/Event Coordinator + Spanish Translator

Mother. School bus driver. Fundraising. Organizing. 


Join our team!

We are always looking for leaders within the community. If you are interested in joining the leadership team, please fill out the form with your interests and involvement and we will reach out to you.

Gale Young-McLear

Advisory Team

Wife. Retired Veteran. Traveler. 

Entrepreneur. Activist. Advocate.  Member of the NAACP Education Committee and Rock the Vote New London initiative.

Denise Boyd

Advisory Team

Grandparent, Entrepreneur. Food Service. Hospitality. Home care. Customer Service.


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    Step Up New London

    230 State Street

    New London, CT

    *2hr Street Parking from 8am-5pm

    Mail To:

    PO Box 1672

    New London, CT

    Tel: (860) 629-0131

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