CPC 2.0 was founded in 2010 by Shanasha Whitson and filed for its federal status in 2017. Shanasha Whitson is every bit of home grown, being born and raised in Minnesota. Like the roots of a juniper her career in the community runs deep. Shanasha comes from a large family, she grew up in South Minneapolis and attended high school in Brooklyn Center (Go Centaurs). Shanasha attended Minneapolis Community and Technical College where she received her Two-Year degree. After which time she transferred to Metropolitan State University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. After dedicating most of her work to community Shanasha decided to go back to school where she received her Master’s degree in Organizational Management and Communications from Concordia University in St. Paul. Shanasha also holds a Mini MBA from St. Thomas University. Shanasha has worked in the community more specifically North Minneapolis for more than 20 years. Most recently Shanasha completed her Master’s degree at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in counseling psychology and addictions counseling (LADC & LPCC). Shanasha also holds a license of social work in the state of Minnesota since 2015. Shanasha has worked with some of Minnesota’s finest people, programs and organizations such as People Incorporated, The Minnesota Department of Health, Hennepin County, RS EDEN, DHS, HUD, Model Cities, Northside Funders Group, Harvest Preparatory, City of Minneapolis, City of Brooklyn Park, NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Duluth, Brakins Psychological and Consulting Services LLC., African Women & Youth Resource Center, The Minneapolis Urban League, VEEMAH Integrated Wellness & Counseling Services, LLC and Minnesota’s Urban Agricultural Initiatives just to name a few. Shanasha has roots across communities and across continents. Shanasha has been on both sides of the health care continuum and the criminal justice continuum and has experienced the impacts of race and poverty. It is this experience that gives her the preternatural ability to help her community maintain its strong roots.