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Rayanne Hawkins

Rayanne Hawkins

Policy Program Manager

I am passionate about improving the lives of the most vulnerable by implementing corporate strategies in a nonprofit setting to help evidence-based programs succeed. For me, Pay for Success is the perfect combination of private financing and scaling social good.


Rayanne Hawkins is a policy program manager in the Research to Action Lab at the Urban Institute. Her work focuses on performance management, workforce development, upward mobility, and criminal justice. She provides training and technical assistance to employers looking to start apprenticeship programs. Hawkins received her MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where she studied alternative financing for social programs.