Director of Community Impact
Raavin Evans is the Director of Community Impact for United Way of Northwest Louisiana. Her responsibilities include developing and delivering a collective community impact agenda to improve the lives of individuals in United Way of NWLA’s ten parish footprint through United Way’s Community Impact Grant process; she works directly with nonprofit organizations and ensures that programs and investment strategies result in real, measurable results; and she oversees and implements internal programs and strategic volunteer engagement initiatives.
Raavin is a Texas native who grew up in Dallas, Texas and attended Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. Upon graduation, she joined Teach for America, an educational nonprofit that provides teachers to many of the most underserved communities in the United States. She spent 7.5 years in education as a teacher in public and charter schools and later served as an administrator at a local charter school in Atlanta. Raavin developed a strong sense of devotion to the community through her work with students and families. This experience gave her a deep appreciation for how nonprofits seek to improve the quality of life for our communities, one program and one household at a time. Raavin is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Louisiana State University Shreveport, and she joined United Way of NWLA in 2019 as a Donor Relations Coordinator.
“You give until it hurts, then you give some more.” That is the mantra that has guided Raavin Evans in her commitment to her community and those around her. Raavin is a mother of two beautiful children who inspire her daily to be better than she was the day before. Raavin is passionate about giving everyone choices and resources to meet their goals in life.
When Raavin is not working or supporting our community members, she enjoys spending time with her family, engaging in outdoor activities, and reading.