United Way names Ayana Melvan Project Manager, Educational Initiatives

The newest member of UWRI’s Community Investment team, Ayana Melvan is Senior Project Manager for Educational Initiatives and serves as the network lead for the Rhode Island Afterschool Network (RIAN). She comes to UWRI from Comprehensive Community Action Program, where she was the director for the “OneCranston” initiative. Prior to CCAP, Ayana held leadership roles in out-of-school time programs in CT and RI, and also served as the Rhode Island Ambassador to the Afterschool Alliance. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.